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McQuade Messenger: Spring 2020

McQuade Library News

From the Director's Desk

Kathryn Geoffrion Scannell

We've been busy here at your library!  There's lots in this edition to check into and check out!  Be sure to let us know if you don't see something you need.
Think spring!
Kathryn Geoffrion Scannell

Environmental Movie Nights: Spring 2020

Video Streaming Sources

Films on Demand logoKanopy logo

We expanded our streaming options last summer and fall with access to services and collections below. Look for Share and Permalinks when linking in syllabi. Contact Frances Nilsson if you have trouble linking. 

Note that PBS has been withdrawing some popular titles from all streaming services, such as The Pill Makers: Women Who Make America and some religion titles. We continue to hold these titles on DVD at McQuade when available.


Library Instruction Stats: Fall 2019

Library Participates in Fresh Check Day & Self Care Fair

Librarian CJ Wong & Robyn

Robyn Lebowitz, a recent graduate of the MS in Health and Wellness Management program, and Librarian C.J. Wong were at Merrimack's 4th Fresh Check Day showing students how to hula hoop and promoting the library's Graphic Medicine Collection as well as Mindful McQuade Initiatives. 


Self Care Fair Table

McQuade partnered with the Office of Wellness Education at a Self Care Fair in the Hub.  McQuade's table featured books, kits, and games relating to mindfulness.  Library staff members (Gabby Womack is pictured above) handed out free plants to students.


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Off Campus Database Access

Nursing Resources

McQuade Library is thrilled to collaborate with nursing professors to work with FYE nursing sections and in the creation of video lessons for nursing students.  Librarian CJ Wong is creating videos to help nursing students navigate the McQuade website, the Nursing Research Guide, and databases to complete their assignments.  

Tolle Lege 2020

McQuade's 17th Annual Tolle Lege Reception celebrating the scholarship of Merrimack's own faculty, staff, students, and alumni was a success! The 2020 speakers included: Allan T. Weatherwax (Provost), Michael Corcoran (Health Sciences), Katelyn Kurkul (School of Education & Social Policy), William McDowell (School of Science & Engineering: Biology), Lisa G. Perks (School of Liberal Arts: Communication & Media), Omer Unsal (Girard School of Business: Accounting & Finance), and William Wians (School of Liberal Arts: Philosophy). Authors from McQuade include: Kathryn GeoffrionScannell (Director), Katherine (Turcotte) LaFlamme (Instruction & Liaison Librarian), and CJ Wong (Instruction & Liaison Librarian).      

Left to right, back row, CJ Wong, Tinting Zhang, Marc Veletzos, Laura Hall-Seelig, Katherine Turcotte LaFlamme, Allan Weatherwax, William McDowell, R. David MacLaren, Brandi Baldock, Andrea Cohen, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Kathryn Geoffrion-Scannell, Kathryn Nielsen  Left to right, front row, William Wians, Kathryn Welby, Autumn Ridenour, Kelly Surrette, '12, Zoe Sherman, Simona Sharoni  Photo Credit: Kevin SalemmePhotograph taken by Kevin Salemme

If you are a 2020 author, please let your library liaison know, so your work will be included in our Tolle Lege collection.  Please contact Frances Nilsson with questions. 


Read On-The-Go with Libby and Overdrive

March 3, April 6, and April 24

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:

Top Journals Used at Merrimack

Top journals used at Merrimack in 2019

Top journals used at Merrimack over the last 12 months through January 2020.  Click on above icon to see journal titles.

Mixed and Remixed

McQuade's Access/Reference Associate, Gabby Womack, presented at Mixed and Remixed: Politics of Passing and Feeling Like an Imposter in Your Own Communities, at Rhode Island College. She spoke on passing and the census, and then participated in a panel Q&A discussion. Congratulations, Gabby!

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.  

Hot Titles

Looking for some popular books to escape into without the long waitlist? Browse our Hot Titles on the 2nd floor of the library. We have a diverse collection of fun and intriguing reads.  Take a break and get lost in one of our Hot Titles this Spring!

Request a Robot


Children using Dash Robot

Thanks to multiple grants, Merrimack students and local educators can now borrow educational robots and other STEM maker materials that teach kids valuable skills like computational thinking, coding, and problem-solving.  Check out our STEM materials here.  Merrimack faculty, students, and staff can request robots and ipads preloaded with accompanying apps using this form.



Also, take a look at McQuade's new Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) Guide.

Submit Your Research to Merrimack ScholarWorks

The McQuade Library’s digital archive -- Merrimack ScholarWorks-- is a platform for collecting, distributing, managing, publishing, and preserving digital (electronic) information created by Merrimack College faculty, students, and staff.

Who can contribute content?  Any college, department, center, or other unit of the College can participate as a community in the Merrimack ScholarWorks.  

Why should I contribute research/scholarship/creative work to Merrimack ScholarWorks? Merrimack ScholarWorks provides increased visibility and impact for your work, allowing barrier-free discovery by tools such as Google Scholar. The repository also provides long-term, stable preservation of your content, and gives you more control over access to your own work. By depositing your work, you help to demonstrate the scientific, social, and economic value of Merrimack College to the local community and to scholars and researchers worldwide.

Please email if you are interested in adding your work to MSW or if you have questions. 

BrowZine Nursing

Nursing Works Online

Look for McQuade on Social Media!

Want to stay up to date with McQuade Library? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for fun pics/memes, event information, and cool tidbits about the library.

Flipster - Popular Magazines Online

For 2022 Merrimack College will have just 2 magazines available online via Flipster as so many magazine are now available through Overdrive or your Libby app.  Overdrive titles are listed and linked in the Library Catalog.  More Journals and magazines can be found using the Find Journals/Full Text Finder.

 Come back to this page to download more issues. For more tips, see the FAQ.


More popular magazines can be found via these sources: