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Planning for the Future

Kathleen Boyd - Director The McKillop Library participates in the university’s strategic planning process by identifying goals and objectives each year that support the overarching goals of the university. The university’s vision is to educate students to be “socially responsible citizens who positively contribute to the intellectual, spiritual and cultural development of the global community” and its goals are ambitious yet reachable. The Library’s goals focus on:

  • partnering with faculty and other academic areas to achieve information and digital fluency for all students through the development of coursework that promotes the use of library and technology resources
  • further expansion of the Learning Commons model to provide “one-stop service” to students needing academic resources to support their learning
  • the preservation of the university’s intellectual resources (in physical and digital forms) by serving as the permanent university archive for future generations .
A specific action step for the upcoming year will be the formation of a Library Advisory Group to enable greater faculty participation in the discussion of ways to achieve these goals. I look forward to discussions with all of you to continue our work together.

Upcoming Programs

Ann Hood

Ann Hood

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
McKillop Library

Ann Hood, best-selling author and Rhode Island native will present a lecture and reading. This will be followed by a reception and book signing in the library.

James L. Yarnall

John La Farge’s Travelogues
By Dr. James L. Yarnall, Associate professor of art

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Monroe Room, McKillop Library

James L. Yarnall, author of the upcoming book John La Farge: a Biographical and Critical Study, will talk about La Farge’s book on Japan, his posthumous book on the South Seas, and his South Seas travelogue articles from Scribner's. Yarnall will also discuss his own book, Recreation and Idleness.

French Film Poster 2011

Salve’s 6th annual French Film Festival
March 27-April 7, 2011

McKillop Library is again co-sponsoring Salve’s French Film Festival along with the departments of Modern Languages, Theatre Arts, and International Programs. After five successful years the festival has evolved to become a cultural highlight of Newport’s spring season, last year attracting an audience of over 2,000 spectators from the university and the area community.

The festival opens on Sunday evening, March 27, in the newly restored Casino Theatre. All other films will be screened on campus in O’Hare Academic Center's Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Film descriptions and trailers at the official web site:

Seating is limited so buy your tickets in advance.

Tickets: Opening night film and reception: $15, All other films at the door: $5, Festival pass: $20, Students free with a valid Salve I.D.
To avoid lines at the door, buy a pass today or call (866) 811-4111.
For more information; 401-341-2327

Library’s Green Initiatives

The library continues to work on its sustainability. In recent months, the library has:

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  • Provided a sustainability webpage with information about the library's sustainability program and resources for research on sustainability.
  • Reduced paper use by 70,000 sheets or 16%, aided by a new printing system which reduces the number of unwanted printouts.
  • Signed up for the campus-wide Green Offices program, which raises awareness about resource consumption and helps employees save energy and resources.
  • Installed motion-detecting lights in library bathrooms, reducing electricity use.
  • Installed gooseneck spigots on library water fountains. This initiative by Sister Leona Misto is meant to increase use of reusable bottles, reducing the number of disposable bottles on campus.
  • Biked, walked, and carpooled to work as part of the ongoing campus-wide Green Miles Challenge, in which participants pledge to use alternatives to cars to get to work. If you are interested in participating, contact Craig Condella at

If you have comments or suggestions for ways that the library can operate more sustainably, contact Dawn Emsellem at

From the Archives

RIAMCO web site

The Archives and Special Collections are contributing finding aids to the Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online (RIAMCO), a gateway to information about archival collections in Rhode Island. Through the RIAMCO web site, researchers can browse by general topics or search for specific keywords to discover primary source materials throughout the state. For instance, a search on Cornelius Moore, one of Salve Regina’s early benefactors, shows that he is mentioned in archival material at Providence College, URI, and Salve. This resource will continue to grow as the partner institutions contribute more finding aids in the future. To learn more or to conduct research in the Archives, contact Maria Bernier, University Archivist, at 401-341-2276 or

Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners and Photos

For International Education Week, the library exhibited student photos taken while studying abroad. The Capture It contest is sponsored every year by Salve’s Office of International Programs. This year’s winners were:

People & Culture:

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1st place
Arianne LaChapelle
"Perseverance of a Young Merchant"
Petra, Jordan
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2nd place
Garbrielle Andos
"What do you want to do today?"

Sights & Scenery:

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1st place
Jillian Stanley
"Little Cities in a Big World"
Cinque Terre, Italy
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2nd place
Michelle Kuhl
"Arno at Sunset"
Florence, Italy

Photos in the News

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