February 2009 / Issue 21
McKillop Newsbrief
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March 22 - April 2, 2009.

For the fourth consecutive year, Salve Regina will host the Tournées French Film Festival. Schedule and Films

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FROM THE DIRECTOR -- UNIVERSITY RECEIVES TWO GRANTS FOR MCKILLOP LIBRARY ENHANCEMENTS
By Kathy Boyd, Director of Library Services

Kathleen Boyd - Director The University was notified in November that proposals for two grants to enhance space and services in the McKillop Library were successfully funded.

A Champlin Foundations grant of $110,000 will be used to begin the transformation of the main floor of the library into a Learning Commons. On the east side of the circulation desk a technology-enabled collaborative space will be created with the addition of 15 PC workstations, 4 iMac computers with multimedia software, and new tables large enough for small groups to work together at computers. In addition, the library's electronic classroom will be converted into a multi-purpose space that will be available for meetings and for students preparing multimedia class presentations as well as for library instruction classes. There will be a central conference area with 14 laptop computers that can be folded into the table when they are not in use. In addition there will be tables with 12 fixed workstations around the room’s periphery as well as an interactive whiteboard and teacher station.

A Davis Educational Foundation two-year grant of $200,000 will be used to create a Center for Teaching and Learning on the second floor of the library. Most of the grant will be used to fund professional development for faculty using the resources of the newly-created center. The Center will include a classroom, a faculty reading lounge, plus offices for two staff-- a new half-time position for a Director of the Center and the full-time Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Annette Torrey.

It is expected that the technology enhancements on the main floor will take place this spring semester, and that the creation of the Center for Teaching and Learning will take place next summer.

IN THIS ISSUE:
News --
   * From the Director
   * Science Direct
   * Library's Carbon Footprint
   * BookCrossing
Events & Displays --
   * Upcoming Programs
       -- French Film Festival
       -- Catherine Zipf
       -- Tina Wray
       -- Patricia Hawkridge
   * Library Displays
       -- Paula Telford - Painting on Silk
       -- Sen. Claiborne Pell
Happenings --
   * Monumenta in Archives
   * International Education Week
   * Chronicle of Higher Education, Site License
   * Quick Search
   * Classroom Open to Students
   * Messaging Board
* Top 10 DVDs

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LIBRARY SUBSCRIBES TO SCIENCE DIRECT
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The McKillop Library recently subscribed to the Science Direct Health & Life Sciences College Edition database from Elsevier. Health & Life Sciences contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medical full text and bibliographic information. Science Direct's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, including high-impact factor titles such as The Lancet, Cell and Tetrahedron. It contains more than 1,100 full-text, scholarly journals, with coverage from 1995 through the present in many instances.

Science Direct can be accessed from the library database A-Z list.

We have also expanded our JSTOR offerings with the Biological Sciences Collection and the Health & General Sciences Collection.



STUDENTS TO STUDY
MCKILLOP LIBRARY’S CARBON FOOTPRINT

McKillop Library Carbon Fottprint In an effort to become more aware of our impact on the environment and to identify ways to reduce our carbon footprint, McKillop Library has invited Dr. Jameson Chace, Assistant Professor,Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, to repeat a student project which assessed various aspects of Salve’s carbon footprint.

Previously his students in BIO 140, Humans and Their Environment, worked in groups to study selected areas of interest, such as students’ transportation to and from campus. This semester, however, his students will focus on activities and energy use in the entire McKillop Library building. Initially they will investigate and calculate electricity, heating, and paper use.

After these assessments, they will offer suggestions and strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the McKillop Library building.

BOOKCROSSING
GIVES LIFE TO THE FREE BOOK SHELF

Book CrossingsAnyone who comes to the library, with or without a library card, may take a book from our free book shelf. But now that McKillop Library is a registered member of BookCrossing.com, you may track the book’s journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person. The idea is to share a book, leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on a vacation—anywhere it might find a new reader. By logging on to http://www.bookcrossing.com you can join thousands of BookCrossers in forums to discuss authors and books and find out how far your book has traveled.

"BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious resources at the same time." To share books, stop by the circulation desk and let the staff know you’d like to donate them to our BookCrossing shelf.



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UPCOMING LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Catherine Zipf Poster- ZipfDr. Catherine Zipf, Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural and Historic Preservation
McKillop Library Special Collections Room
Thursday, February 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Dr. Catherine Zipf will talk about her book Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement, University of Tennessee Press, 2007. This book, named an Outstanding Academic Book for 2008 by Choice Magazine, examines the emergence of Victorian era women in the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Tina Wray Dr. Tina Wray, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies
McKillop Library Special Collections Room
Wednesday, March 18 at 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Dr. Tina Wray will talk about her book Good Girls, Bad Girls: Enduring Lessons of Twelve Women of the Old Testament. , Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2009.
Patricia Hawkridge Patricia Hawkridge, Chair, Department of Theater Arts
Thursday, April 16, TBA

Mrs. Patricia Hawkridge will present Creating a Character: A Dramatic Presentation

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HIDDEN TALENT SERIES
Paula Telford

The "Hidden Talents" series on display in the McKillop Library foyer continues with silk paintings from Salve Regina University graphic designer Paula Telford. This is the third display in the Library’s series introduced earlier this year which highlights varied talents of Salve Regina’s faculty and staff.

Telford’s silk paintings are inspired by photos she has taken of nature and the New England landscape where she grew up. This exhibit features select pieces from the artist including vibrantly colored tapestries, framed pieces, and scarves. Also on display are sketches and watercolor designs from photos, a step by step process of how the silk paintings are created, as well as tools from the artist and books about silk painting.

Foyer -Paula TelfordThe art of silk painting can be traced back to the second century A.D. in China and India. Telford uses both the French serti technique which uses "gutta" resist on stretched white silk as well as a watercolor painting technique in which the design is drawn free hand and carefully painted with Sumi brushes. Special effects are added to pieces by layering colors and using salts and alcohol.

Telford has sold her pieces in craft shows all over New England, and also designs exclusive pieces and custom orders for friends and associates. She continues to create each unique piece at her home studio in Portsmouth, R.I. For more information on Paula Telford and silk paintings, visit her online gallery at www.telford.wetpaint.com.

For more information on the "Hidden Talents" series, contact Lisa Underhill, Library Technical Services Specialist, at 401-341-2290 or lisa.underhill@salve.edu.

Upcoming exhibits are:

  • Kites by Sue Letourneau, Supervisor, Mail Services
  • Quilts by Christine Bagley, Curriculum Resource Librarian, McKillop Library
  • Pottery by Jan Goodland Metz, Art Director, Design Services

Sen. Claiborne PellIN MEMORIAM: SENATOR CLAIBORNE PELL (1918-2009)

Senator Pell had a decades-long relationship with Salve Regina University, as shown in an exhibit of papers, photos, ephemera, and books from the University Archives and Special Collections. One half of the exhibit contains photos and other items that document Senator Pell's career and contributions to the university. The other half describes the establishment of the Pell Center in 1996 and shows the diversity of its programs, with a special focus on the 2005 visit by the Dalai Lama.

The display is located in the glass cases near the stairs on the second floor.


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MONUMENTA COLLECTIONS IN ARCHIVES

Two collections of photographs and files related to the 1974 Monumenta art exhibit in Newport have been arranged and described by senior history major Shelley Byron as a volunteer project.

Monumenta, an outdoor modern art exhibit, consisted of fifty-four sculptures by forty different artists, including Christo, Willem De Kooning, Kosso Eloul, Richard Fleischner, Anne Healy, and James Rosati. The exhibit spanned multiple locations around the city of Newport, including both public areas and property owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

Descriptions are available from a new Web page about the collections: http://library.salve.edu/spec-col/monumenta.html. The collections are available for research by appointment, as described in the Special Collections access procedure

Monumenta 1974

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IEW Exhibit in library
Sights & Scenery - Mark Dunn'09
IEW Exhibit in library
People & Culture - Courtney Conroy'11
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

International Education Week was celebrated the week before Thanksgiving; in concert with the Office of International and Multicultural Programs, McKillop Library hosted several events:
  • Capture it, a photo contest exhibit, featuring photos taken by Salve students studying abroad during the 2007-2008 academic year.
  • International Challenge, a daily quiz about countries and cultures with a prize awarded each day.
  • Cultural Experiences and Historic Sites in East Asia, a presentation by Br. John Buckley, Professor, Department of History.
  • Displays of books and media on countries and cultures
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LIBRARY UPDATE

Chronicle of Higher Education

Site License to the Chronicle of Higher Education Won in a Raffle!
Kathy Boyd, while at the American Library Association (ALA) conference in Denver, CO in January, won a one year site license to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The raffle prize allows the entire Salve community to enjoy the news magazine without haviing to log in. The news magazine is listed in our journal listing.
Try Our New Quick Search!
Quick SearchThe library’s new Quick Search is a federated search tool, or meta-search, designed to save time by searching multiple selected databases and the online catalog simultaneously. To use the Quick Search, look for the new tab on the main search box on the library’s webpage. Searchers can enter keywords for their research topic, and then receive a single list of results that includes the most relevant articles and books found on that topic. Results can then be refined further by topic, date, or author. Our federated search tool also allows article-only searches where multiple databases on one topic, such as business or literature, can be searched together to discover a range of relevant articles without having to repeat your search over and over in each separate database.
E-classroom
Library Classroom Available for Student Use
The electronic classroom on the main floor of the library is open daily for student use, when not booked for an instruction session. There are 22 desktop computers available for individual or group work in the classroom (Room 106). Arrangements can be made for a group to use the projection equipment to practice presentations by contacting the Information desk at 341-2289. The room is open when the information desk is staffed:
  • Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Closed
messaging board
New Source for Library News and Information
Check out the new electronic message screen near the circulation desk at the library. It displays announcements about upcoming library programs and events, library news and hours, new library materials, library trivia, author birthdates, famous quotations, and other fun facts. The library will also use the screen to broadcast significant events such as the recent presidential inauguration.
Top 3 DVD
10 MOST POPULAR DVDS AT MCKILLOP LIBRARY
  1. Lost in Translation
  2. Office space
  3. Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
  4. Shrek
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  6. The Truman Show
  7. Memento
  8. Chasing Amy
  9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  10. Big Fish

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Send comments or questions to Allen Antone, Outreach Librarian, 401-341-2278 or antonea@salve.edu