January 2008 / Issue 18
McKillop Newsbrief
Delivery Service for Faculty!
Library student workers will deliver ---
   requested books
   other library items
to faculty on campus.
To make arrangements for delivery of materials contact the library at 341-2291.
Joe Foley Access Services Coordinator
By Cathy Rowe, Reference and Instructional Services Coordinator

YouTube YouChoose'08 Canidates positions Sometimes excellent resources crop up where you least expect them. YouTubeTM is making a contribution to inform and involve its viewers concerning the 2008 presidential campaign. Visit YouChoose'08 at http://www.youtube.com/youchoose, and view the candidates stating their platforms on specific issues such as the economy, healthcare or the war in Iraq as well as clips from recent debates and other public forums. This site is an excellent example of how the Internet is becoming more interactive, it provides an opportunity for viewers to post their own ideas and opinions, contribute to a blog on the subject, or post a video of their own. In some ways the 2008 campaign is beginning to resemble reality TV with the possibility of any moment being captured on film and posted on the web. One advantage of YouTube is that it is involving a demographic that otherwise might not be engaged in the political process-- potential voters ages 18-30. For those who might prefer a more conventional presentation of campaign information, there is no shortage of sites available. Excellent examples include: CNN Politics at http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS and The Washington Post at http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates.

News --
   * Facing the Candidates on YouTube
   * Delivery Service for Faculty
Events --
   * Author Reception - Sr Eugena Poulin
   * Upcoming Programs
   * French Film Festival
Resources --
   * Campus Photos Accessible
   * New Electronic Resources
   * Spotlight - ARTstor
   * New Books
Staff News--
   * Staff Update
   * Staff Activities


By Joan Bartram, Collection Development Coordinator

Claire Quintal, Sister Eugena Poulin and members of the Alliance FrançaiseThe Salve Regina University community and Alliance Française gathered in December for a reception in Ochre Court to honor Sister Eugena Poulin and Claire Quintal on the occasion of the publication of their book La Gazette Françoise, 1780-1781: Revolutionary America's French Newspaper.

Six issues and a supplement to the newspaper La Gazette Françoise were published during the winter of 1780-1781, when French troops under General Rochambeau were stationed in Newport. Sister Eugena Poulin and Claire Quintal's translation and annotation of the paper provides a valuable resource to those interested in the role of the French in the American Revolution.

Sister Eugena Poulin, RSM, Ph.D.Sister Eugena Poulin, RSM, Ph.D., taught French at Salve Regina University for more than 20 years. Her work in French Canadian genealogy merited her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame by the American French Genealogical Society. She collaborated on the book with Claire Quintal, Docteur de l'Université de Paris, and Professor emerita of French and Francophone Culture at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

To facilitate this project, two copies of the 1926 reprint of La Gazette Françoise were acquired by the library and are now located in Special Collections. During the years of translating and annotating the newspaper, many McKillop library staff members assisted Sister Eugena in her work. Items celebrating the book's publication are displayed in the first floor exhibit case near McKillop Library's Special Collections room.

The reception at Ochre Court was sponsored by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Dean de la Motte, and McKillop Library staff. Remarks honoring Sister Eugena's work on the book and her years of service to Salve Regina University were made by Joan Bartram, Collection Development Librarian of McKillop Library.



Upcoming Programs Spring 2008The Millennial Generation's Attitudes toward Books and E-Books
Arlene Nicholas, Instructor, Department of Business Administration, and John Lewis, Electronic Resources Librarian, McKillop Library
McKillop Library Special Collections Room
Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Arlene Nicholas and John Lewis will present their research on the attitudes of Millennial Generation students at Salve Regina regarding usage of books, e-books and audio books. The Millennial generation is the most computer literate generation to enter the workforce. The value of traditional books for learning and entertainment may be limited for these technologically savvy young people. Their views give an illustration of the outlook of this generation towards the evolution of digital media and how dependent their research skills are on technology.

Influential Film Movements
Dr. Matthew Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Department of English
McKillop Library Special Collections Room
Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

With clips from Hollywood and foreign films, Dr. Ramsey will talk about films and film movements that have had an influence on so many of the movies being made today. He plans to focus on five movements: French New Wave, Third Cinema, German Expressionism, Film Noir, and Italian Neo-realism. Dr. Ramsey joined the Salve Regina University faculty fall semester 2007 and is currently teaching a world cinema course.

Lightly Clad and Out of Stays: The Summer Novel in the 19th Century
Donna Harrington-Leuker, Associate Professor, Department of English
April, TBA
Dr. harrington-Leuker will discuss her sabbatical research project on summer reading as a publishing concept and social phenomenon in the late 19th Century.


Upcoming Programs Spring 2008French Film Festival
Sponsored by the Tournées Festival

March 30-April 10
Opening night at the Jane Pickens Theater; all other films in Bazarsky Hall.



Photos of campus buildings and landscapes in the University Archives are now accessible and much easier for students and researchers to use. Previously the photos were stored in old folders and non-archival sleeves and there were no written descriptions of the contents of the collection. As a result of a four-month, grant funded project, these photos are now housed in new sleeves and boxes and are arranged alphabetically by building. In order to give researchers some contextual information, Jodi Goodman, an archives intern, wrote a traditional archival finding aid to describe each photo, including details about the types of images available for each building and the dates they cover.

This project was made possible through financial support from the Rhode Island Historical Records Advisory Board and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. To learn more about the property photo collection or other material in the University Archives, contact Maria Bernier at 401-341-2276 or maria.bernier@salve.edu. The University Archives is open to all researchers Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call or e-mail in advance to make an appointment.

SRU Buildings from Archives



More information on these databases will be in future newsletters in the Spotlight column. All of new databases can be accessed from the New Databases link on the McKillop Library home page at http://library.salve.edu.



McKillop Library recently purchased a subscription to ARTstor, a digital library of nearly 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, humanities and social sciences; the resources include a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. ARTstor's image collections are assembled across many time periods and cultures. The digital library serves users both within the arts, and in disciplines outside of the arts as diverse as American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, classical studies, literary studies, medieval studies, music, religious studies, and Renaissance studies.

A program is being planned to showcase this product to Salve faculty. This database is accessible under the New Databases link of the McKillop Library home page.



Book jacket display in foyer

Are you attracted to a book by its cover?
The front lobby display cases at McKillop Library currently feature some randomly selected book covers from new library materials acquired over winter break.

If any cover catches your eye, stop by the circulation desk to see the list of titles with their call numbers. While the dust jackets are in the display cases, the books are on the shelves and are available to be checked out.

View all our new arrivals online from the McKillop Library home page.

Book jacket display in foyer


Library Staff

Kristen (Kiki) Butler is the newest staff member in McKillop Library. As Learning Common Specialist, she will assist library users with their technology needs and supervise the Circulation Desk on the weekends. Kiki holds a B.A. in English from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and is currently working towards a Master's in Library Science from URI.

Dawn Emsellem has returned for spring semester as evening supervisor and will continue to be the primary contact for Electronic Reserves. For questions or assistance, contact Dawn at ext. 2336 or dawn.emsellem@salve.edu.


Annual HELIN Conference The majority of the staff at McKillop Library attended the annual conference of the HELIN library consortium on January 8th at Bryant University. Three well-known leaders in the field of libraries and information technology were keynote speakers.

John Lewis, Electronic Resources Librarian, and Dr. Arlene Nicholas of the Business Studies Department gave a presentation in October at the Fifth International Conference on the Book at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid, Spain. Their topic was Millennial Attitudes toward Books and E-Books. Lewis and Nicholas will be presenting their research in McKillop Library's Special Collections on January 30th, at 4:00 pm.

Kathy Boyd, Library Director, attended the annual mid-winter meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia and the New England Academic Library Directors forum in Boston.

Joan Bartram, Collection Development Coordinator, attended the conference "From Books to Blogs and Back" at Mount Holyoke College. The conference explored issues relating to the shift from print to electronic publication, and how that shift affects production, distribution, and access to information.

Maria Bernier, University Archivist, became a grant reviewer for the Teaching American History Program from the U.S. Department of Education. She also started coursework in the Masters of Business Administration program at Salve Regina University in the fall.

Ingrid Levin, Reference and Instruction Librarian, is a regular reviewer for Library Journal. This fall she took an online class on Medical Information on the Internet. A selection from numerous reputable, scholarly websites useful for researchers studying topics such as nursing or social work are now available through the Library's Internet Links for Nursing webpage.

Cathy Rowe, Reference and Instruction Coordinator, is teaching a New Student Seminar class.

Julie Swierczek, Technical Services Specialist, attended a two-day workshop on subject cataloging using the Library of Congress Subject Headings. The workshop was offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

Lisa Underhill, Technical Services Specialist, attended a NELINET conference on "De-mystifying Cataloging."

Olga Verbeek, Information Systems and Technical Services Coordinator, is teaching the course "Information Architecture" in the U.R.I. Graduate School of Library and Information Studies and a New Student Seminar class at Salve where she is participating in piloting Salve's new online learning system.

Send comments or questions to John Lewis, Electronic Resources Librarian, x2687 or lewisj@salve.edu