As the new semester starts, there are many exciting changes taking place in the library. Check out this newsletter to learn all about what we’ve been up to!
It may be helpful to know about several staff changes that have taken place at McKillop Library over the past few months. After 13 years of service, Cathy Rowe retired in May. Dawn Emsellem Wichowski is filling Cathy's position of outreach librarian. Jane McPherson, the library’s office coordinator for the last eight years, departed in September for warmer climes. Vanessa Rogers was hired as a part-time learning commons specialist; she will take over some of Jane's responsibilities, but she will also open the library in the mornings and provide assistance to library users.
Kristin "Kiki" Butler has been promoted to evening library manager and will assume responsibility for Interlibrary Loan, as well as for library operations during evening hours. Adam Salisbury has been promoted to night circulation supervisor, and he will take primary responsibility for course reserves.
As part of these staff changes, some offices have moved; the updated list of offices and contact information for the library is available on our website. Additionally, some academic liaisons have been reassigned to cover subject areas that were Cathy Rowe’s responsibility; please see this updated list of academic liaisons.
Finally, the university archivist and special collections librarian for the last five years, Maria Bernier, will be leaving us at the end of September to be the assistant director of the Redwood Library. Until we find a new archivist, please contact Olga Verbeek for access to the University Archives and the library’s Special Collections.
Translation as Interpretation:
Monday, September 26, 2011
One Novel’s Journey from Arabic to English
Presentation by: Dr. Sally Gomaa, associate professor of English
4-5 p.m. Munroe Special Collections Room
Dr. Sally Gomaa
will speak about her translation of the award-winning novel Red Wine
by Egyptian writer Amina Zaydan
. She will discuss the creative, critical, and cultural issues that make translation a complete reconstruction of the original text in the new language. A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. There is an accompanying display
in the library's foyer.
Where do Hillbillies Come From, Mommy? :
How Jefferson's Yeomen Aristocracy became Jed Clampett.
Presentation by: Dr. Charles Watkins, professor of cultural and historic preservation
Monday, October 24, 2011
4-5 pm. Munroe Special Collections Room
The Jewish Talmud through Christian Eyes
Monday, November 14, 2011
Presentation by: Dr. Daniel Cowdin, associate professor of
religious and theological studies
4-5 p.m. Munroe Special Collections Room
Access services news
Self checkout machine
The self-checkout machine has been moved to the second floor near the Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Resource Center. The machine can only be used to check out books, so it is more useful near the Main Collection than on the first floor, where most of our media items are located. (It cannot be used to checkout DVDs or other media items.) if you have any problems with the machine, please bring your items to the circulation desk to be checked out.
Door access via ID card swipe
In a few weeks, the library will add an additional ID card swipe to the garden level back door of the library. Like the door swipe on the inside front door of the library, the new door swipe will automatically activate at 10:00 p.m. All library users will need to use their Salve IDs to gain access to the building after 10:00 p.m. Please check our hours to see which nights the library will be open past 10:00 p.m.
New security gates
The library purchased new more sensitive security gates this summer. As a reminder, they sound an alarm when materials are taken out of the building without first being checked out. Sometimes non-library books may also sound the alarm. If the alarm sounds as you walk through the gates, please return to the circulation desk. The library can desensitize non-library items so that they won't sound the alarm again.
This fall the McKillop Library has added four new databases and switched one database to the popular EBSCOhost interface.
Due to the popularity of the FMG On Demand Video
collection, the library has subscribed to another streaming media collection – World History in Video
. Upon completion the collection will include more than 1,750 documentaries that offer a rich survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
is a career and employment resource that includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice and much more. Going Global is also an excellent resource for information on countries and major U.S. cities.
Proquest Dissertations & Theses A & I
is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day. The database provides indexing and abstract subject coverage in the areas of business, health & medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences, arts & humanities and more.
Limited access to the Newport Daily News
is also now available. On campus users can access the most recent month’s content online at the NDN website.
, the premier resource for Economics material, will now be available through EBSCOhost with linking to full-text articles.
Access to these and all other McKillop Library databases is available on the library's A-Z List
. Listings of databases acquired over the past year can be accessed on our new database
Displays from Special Collections
European Travel Guidebooks from the Special Collections Guidebooks
are distinct from travel narratives, which are popular with armchair adventurers. The guides tell you where to go and why, as illustrated through sample volumes from the library’s Special Collections. This first floor exhibit
shows the history of European guidebook publishing from the ubiquitous Baedecker guides to titles from the 1960s and 1970s.
On the second floor is the exhibit "Bright Addition": O'Hare as exemplar of Modern Campus Architecture
. This exhibit mounted by Nicole Nietzel '11 features photographs from the University Archives and from James L. Yarnall, associate professor of art and author of Newport Through Its Architecture
. O’Hare Academic Center, built in 1967 when Salve was celebrating its 20th anniversary, incorporates many typical features of modern architecture. As a major new building on a small campus, O’Hare was designed to be functional while enhancing the aesthetics of the neighborhood. The architects added visual interest to the building through form and volume rather than through applied decoration. Over time, additions to the building have changed its core design features.
Olga Verbeek wins NETSL Award
The New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) gave a NETSL Award to Olga Verbeek, associate director, collections and research services. The citation for the award reads:
"For 13 years of dedicated service in technical services, systems and research and instructional services at Salve Regina University; for her work in education and continuing development of professional librarians at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Science; for her longstanding commitment to local library organizations, especially ACRL/NEC–ITIG and the HELIN Consortium, and numerous publications and presentations; for her infectious enthusiasm, big picture vision and can do attitude toward change; for being a bridge between library and IT services, making both stronger as a result; for her outstanding management and intuitive mentoring and coaching of her staff, making her a highly respected by all who work with her; and for her focus on user services through continual reinvention of the technical services workflow."
Congratulations to Olga for her well-deserved recognition!