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McQuade Messenger: Fall 2019

McQuade Library News

From the Director's Desk

Our most sincere welcome, and welcome back, to McQuade Library! We're seeing even more of you with the opening of the newly renovated auditorium on the lower level.
The library staff is ready and happy to consult on your research, recommend a new book, or even gift you with a plant to brighten up your space--just reach out!


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Fall Orientation 2019

The McQuade Library welcomed hundreds first year students at the Fall 2019 Orientation! Students had the opportunity to explore the library and discover everything McQuade has to offer. Students were also able to engage with therapy dogs and participate in raffles. 


Hot Titles

Browse our newest Hot Titles on the 2nd floor of the library. We have a diverse collection of fun and intriguing reads, so take a break and get lost in one of our Hot Titles this Fall!

Environmental Movies and Programs: Fall 2019

Climate Preparedness Week is September 24-30 and we have 2 events planned that week:


September 24 (Tuesday):  Caring for Our Common Home: Ecology Walk for the Campus   

5-6pm The Climate Ribbon Project and Vegan Chili Bar | McQuade Library 1st Floor

6-7pm Eco Walk | starts from McQuade 

Join us in Shalom, Peace, Salaam, Shanti! Local faith leaders will speak at each stop, with reflections on caring for our campus, each other, and the Earth as we enter a new year together. RSVP appreciated.


September 26 (Thursday): Film Screening Empowered: Power from the People

7 PM McQuade Library Auditorium

"Tompkins County, NY is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, and yet its residents are proving that they can meet their energy needs through totally renewable resources. From solar and wind to biodiesel and geothermal, Empowered: Power from the People tells the story of one community’s role in the energy independence revolution."  


October 2 (Wednesday): Sneak-Peek Film Screening with Live Q and A with the film's creator: Fire and Flood:  Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change  7PM McQuade Library Auditorium

"FIRE & FLOOD: QUEER RESILIENCE IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE tells the story of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the fires in Santa Rosa, California, two-near simultaneous climate-related disasters in the fall of 2017, through the voices of LGBTQ people who lived through them and were part of the community response. The film explores the vulnerability of LGBTQ communities to climate disasters and also lifts up queer and trans strategies for resilience, transition, and survival.

"Fire and Flood" was piloted at the National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference in January 2018, with positive feedback on the need for these stories in the LGBTQ movement"


Fall Orientation 2019 Raffle Basket Winners

And the winners are....

Reise Speroni, Psychology -- Meditation Basket
Erica Schafer, Health Sciences -- Back to School Basket
Zach Bail, Business Administration -- Graphic Novels Basket
Leanne Santerre, English -- Movie Night Basket

International Student Orientation 2019

McQuade librarians Lyena Chavez, Kadie Turcotte, and C.J. Wong, had the wonderful opportunity to welcome both graduate and undergraduate international students at this year's Fall 2019 International Student Orientation.



Read On-The-Go with Libby and Overdrive

September 10, October 16, November 21, and December 9

12:00 - 1:00 PM

McQuade Library's ERC (2nd floor, yellow room)

Looking for a way to get fun books and audiobooks in the palms of your hands? Come to one of McQuade's monthly workshops and a librarian will show you the ins and outs of the Libby app by Overdrive. This app gives you free access to e-books, audiobooks, and magazines on your smartphone, tablet, and even your desktop. Bring your lunch and learn!  


RSVP here:

Hosting a Climate Change Conversation at Your Library

Librarians CJ Wong and Madeleine Charney (UMass Amherst) presented Hosting a Climate Change Conversation at Your Library at NOBLE and it was an absolute success! At least a dozen people attended to not only learn how to implement a Climate Cafe in their library, but also had the opportunity to participate in one as well. The morning was filled with great conversation, ideas, and of course, delicious treats! 

Graphic Novels

Check out McQuade's new Graphic Novels Collection! Located on the second floor (outside of the I.T. Office), the collection includes both fiction and non-fiction of your favorite graphic novels.  

Weekly Wellness: Mindful McQuade Fall 2019

Mindful McQuade has teamed up with Dr. Cynthia Ferrara's graduate students in the Health Sciences for some fall semester activities.  

Weekly Walks

Wednesdays at Noon

Meet in front of McQuade.

We’ll walk outside weather permitting or the Sak track if not.

Open to everyone!  


Weekly Mindful Activity (Meditation, Gentle Movement)

Wednesdays at 4:00 PM

Meet at McQuade Meditation Space (Lower Level)

Wellness Expo 2019

The Mindful McQuade initiative showcased their activities at the 2019 Wellness Expo.  Students decorated a pot and planted a spider plant for their residence hall.  McQuade Library loans out spider plants to students for a semester or forever.  


Top Journals Used at Merrimack

From our RedLink service, these are top journals used at Merrimack, measured by the most fulltext articles viewed.  

Flipster - Popular Magazines Online