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December 12, 2013
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Library Open 24 hours, FREE COFFEE

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 12 the Library will begin its 24 hour per day schedule most days. Here is the complete schedule through Dec. 20:

Dec. 12 Thur Open 7:45 am – 24/7
Dec, 13 Friday Open 24/7
Dec. 14 Sat Close at 9 pm

Dec. 15 Sunday Open 9:00 am – 24/7
Dec. 16 Monday Open 24/7
Dec. 17 Tuesday Close at Midnight
Dec. 18 Wed Open 7:45 a.m. — 24/7
Dec. 19 Thur Open 24/7
Dec. 20 Friday Close at 4:30 pm

FREE COFFEE AND SNACKS EVERY MORNING!

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December 7, 2013
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Rock Music Event – 12/9

Come on down for a great evening event on December 9—Rock– Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff. From our event series America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway!  This is our last event of a 6 part series.

The program will begin at 7:30 pm, will last approximately one hour, and is held in room 101 of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library – the Multimedia Room. The event is open to the public as well as the Fairfield University community.

_____________________________________________________________________________

America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Congratulations to DiMenna-Nyselius Library and Fairfield University for being selected as one of the eighty-one libraries and non-profits to participate in this national initiative. DiMenna-Nyselius Library thanks Fairfield Public Library for their support.

Questions? Contact Joan Overfield at jtoverfield@fairfield.edu.

 

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Lou Reed Display

December 5, 2013
by Brooke Duffy
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Remembering Lou Reed 1942-2013

Legendary rocker from the Velvet Underground and solo artist Lou Reed passed away on October 27th. You can read his obituary in the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/arts/music/lou-reed-dies-at-71.html?smid=pl-share

Visit the display in the library to check out CDs by The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, and other notable artists who were influenced by Reed’s musical contributions, including The Stooges, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Joy Division, and Gorillaz.

Lou Reed Display

Lou Reed Poster by designer Stefan Sagmeister http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com/work/project/lou-reed-poster/

For additional reading, check out these ebooks from our collection about The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed. (Note: If you are trying to access an ebook from off-campus you will need to log in with your Net ID and password.)

Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico by Joe Harvard

The Velvet Underground by Richard Witts

Pass Thru Fire: The Collected Lyrics by Lou Reed

All Yesterdays’ Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print, 1966-1971 by Clinton Heylin

 

 

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December 5, 2013
by jkremer
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Library Extended Hours Start Sun., Dec. 8

Beginning on Sunday, Dec. 8 the Library will extend its hours. Here is the complete schedule through Dec. 20:

Dec. 8 Sunday Open 10:30 am to 2 am
Dec. 9 Monday Open 7:45 am to 2 am
Dec. 10 Tuesday Open 7:45 am to 2 am
Dec. 11 Wed Open 7:45 am – Midnight
Dec. 12 Thur Open 7:45 am – 24/7
Dec, 13 Friday Open 24/7
Dec. 14 Sat Close at 9 pm

Dec. 15 Sunday Open 9:00 am – 24/7
Dec. 16 Monday Open 24/7
Dec. 17 Tuesday Close at Midnight
Dec. 18 Wed Open 7:45 a.m. — 24/7
Dec. 19 Thur Open 24/7
Dec. 20 Friday Close at 4:30 pm

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December 3, 2013
by jkremer
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EBSCO Database Email Function Currently Down

The  email function within all the Library’s EBSCO databases is down.  We are in contact with  EBSCO right now to get an estimate time when EBSCO will fix the problem.

For now, we suggest you either print the articles or use the Permalink feature.  Permalink is the permanent url to the article. Open up the record of the article you want – you will see a Permalink option on right hand side.  Click on that and copy the Permalink url. Then go into your email and send then Permalink to yourself.

Note: If you want the Permalink url to work from off-campus, you must add the following prefix : https://libdb.fairfield.edu/login?url=.  So the new url might look like: https://libdb.fairfield.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2013-28464-002&site=ehost-live.  Here are more directions on how to do this.

We know this is frustrating for our students and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will alert you as soon as EBSCO fixes the email capability.

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December 2, 2013
by jkremer
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RefWorks – training sessions online

Want to learn RefWorks?  Need to enhance your RefWorks skills?  These online training sessions listed below are available for you to sign-up and attend.

 

Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (40 minutes)

Direct export is but one method for adding references; In this webinar we will review these other methods, which are: Importing from a text file; searching online catalogs or databases from within RefWorks; using a web browser tool called RefGrab-It to capture references from a web page; importing records from RSS feeds; entering references manually.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=713009438

 

 Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)

In this session, you’ll learn how to directly import citations from two online databases. Then you’ll see how to quickly create a bibliography for a paper two ways: 1) from a list or folder of citations in your RW account and 2) with in-text citations via the one line/cite view method. This session is primarily for undergraduates or beginning RefWorks users.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=715826447

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=719445592

 

Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks—Part 1

After you’ve mastered the fundamentals of RefWorks, you’ll want to learn other features and functions. This 30-minute session will teach you how to use the following tools:

  1. Direct Export from database
  2. OpenURL
  3. Attachments
  4. Last Imported folder; Create and add a citation to folder
  5. Export from library catalog or Summon Discovery Service
  6. RefGrab-It
  7. Quick Search

Attendees should first attend one of the following webinars first (or have a basic understanding of RefWorks)

1)      RefWorks in 15 Minutes

2)      RefWorks Fundamentals

3)      Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=715275678

 

Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks – Part 2

In part two of Gather and Organize your research, we’ll teach you how to do or use the following tools:

  1. Online catalog search via RefWorks
  2. Manual entry
  3. RSS feeds
  4. Managing Folders
  5. Viewing Exact and Close Duplicates, by database or folder
  6. Advanced Search

Attendees should first attend one of the following webinars first (or have a basic understanding of RefWorks)

1)      RefWorks in 15 Minutes

2)      RefWorks Fundamentals

3)      Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper

Thursday, December 12, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=718627759

 

The New Write-N-Cite for Windows

This webinar will demonstrate the newly designed Write-N-Cite on the Windows platform, which fully integrates with MicroSoft Word while leveraging the strength of a web-based Cloud service. The new Write-N-Cite will run on Word for Windows 2007 & 2010. You’ll get the same features on either platform, and sharing documents between Mac and Windows computers is as easy as opening a file.

Key improvements of the new Write-N-Cite:
• Auto formatting while you write
• Seamless online/offline access to your references
• Professional citation and bibliography customization tools
• Auto managed footnote styles

 Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=710595366

 

The New Write-N-Cite for the Mac

This webinar will give demonstrate the newly designed Write-N-Cite on the Mac platform. Write-N-Cite fully integrates with MS Word while leveraging the strength of a web-based Cloud service. The new Write-N-Cite will run on Word 2008 & 2011 on the Mac; an operating system of 10.5+ is required. Documents created using the new Write-N-Cite on the Mac maybe also be opened and used on Windows PC computers.

 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=717887879

 

RefWorks Collaborative Features

(Note:  This webinar requires knowledge of RefWorks basic features.)

Topics covered in this session:

  • How to share your folder or database
  • Optional features you can enable in your shared folder or database
  • How to search, download, print and export citations from a folder
  • How to contact the original author of a folder (via e-mail)
  • How to post comments to a folder or citation

 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time

https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=714819335

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November 30, 2013
by jkremer
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Swing Jazz Event – 12/2

The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress

Come on down for a great evening event on December 2—Swing Jazz — Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff. From our event series America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway!

This event is part of  6 wonderful evenings of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.

The programs begin at 7:30 pm, will last approximately one hour, and are held in room 101 of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library – the Multimedia Room. These events are open to the public as well as the Fairfield University community.

Here is the remaining schedule:

December 9—Rock — Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

_____________________________________________________________________________

America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Congratulations to DiMenna-Nyselius Library and Fairfield University for being selected as one of the eighty-one libraries and non-profits to participate in this national initiative. DiMenna-Nyselius Library thanks Fairfield Public Library for their support.

Questions? Contact Joan Overfield at jtoverfield@fairfield.edu.

 

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November 28, 2013
by jkremer
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American Studies film series: Hester Street 12/4 @7pm

HesterStreet19756708_f“American Identity: Visions and Revisions,” a film series sponsored by the American Studies Program, opens on Wednesday, September 18, with the first of four diverse films. The series is free and open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at 7 p.m. Each film will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

The series concludes for the fall semester on December 4 with “Hester Street” (1975) presented by Ellen Umansky, Ph.D., Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies. Set in 1896, the film follows Steven Keats as a Russian Jew who emigrated to the United States and has settled on the Lower East Side of New York City, working as a seamster to raise money to bring his wife, played by Carol Kane, and his son to America.

The American Studies program will host a brief information session and reception for current students and faculty and anyone who might be interested in the graduate or undergraduate program at 6:30 p.m. prior to the screening. Those interested should RSVP to Lindsay.alexander@fairfield.edu.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at epetrino@fairfield.edu.

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November 26, 2013
by jkremer
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Thanksgiving Weekend- Library Hours

The Library will close on  Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 6:00 pm.  It will reopen open Saturday Nov. 30 at noon.  Our Saturday (11/30) hours are 12:00 – 5 pm. Our Sunday (12/1) hours are noon to midnight.  24/7 Online Chat is available most of the time when the Library is closed and throughout the weekend. Reference Librarians will be available during the weekend.

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November 25, 2013
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Country and Bluegrass Event – 11/25

Come on down for a great evening event on November 25—Country and Bluegrass — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash.

From our event series America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway!
This event is part of 6 wonderful evenings of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.

The programs begin at 7:30 pm, will last approximately one hour, and are held in room 101 of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library – the Multimedia Room.  These events are open to the public as well as the Fairfield University community.

Here is the remaining schedule:

December 2—Swing Jazz -- Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

December 9—Rock — Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

_____________________________________________________________________________

America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Congratulations to DiMenna-Nyselius Library  and Fairfield University for being selected as one of the eighty-one libraries and non-profits to participate in this national initiative. DiMenna-Nyselius Library thanks Fairfield Public Library for their support.

Questions? Contact Joan Overfield at jtoverfield@fairfield.edu.

 

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November 16, 2013
by jkremer
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Mambo to Hip Hop Event – 11/18

Come on down for a great evening event on November 18—Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash.

From our event series America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway!

This event is part of 6 wonderful evenings of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.

The programs begin at 7:30 pm, will last approximately one hour, and are held in room 101 of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library – the Multimedia Room.  These events are open to the public as well as the Fairfield University community.

Here is the remaining schedule:

November 25—Country and Bluegrass — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

December 2—Swing Jazz -- Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

December 9—Rock — Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

_____________________________________________________________________________

America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Congratulations to DiMenna-Nyselius Library  and Fairfield University for being selected as one of the eighty-one libraries and non-profits to participate in this national initiative. DiMenna-Nyselius Library thanks Fairfield Public Library for their support.

Questions? Contact Joan Overfield at jtoverfield@fairfield.edu.

 

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November 15, 2013
by jkremer
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Google Books- Card Catalog for Digital Age?

“Google has prevailed in a long-running lawsuit over the millions of books the company has digitally scanned without permission from authors and publishers. A U.S. Circuit Court judge has ruled that it’s “fair use” when Google scans portions of books for public to use.” (NPR Morning Edition , 11/15/13)

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