June 25, 2014
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Remodeling Update: Check-out at Reference Desk

As we head into the closing stretches of our new carpet installation on the main level of the Library,  check-out of all materials will temporarily be done at the Reference Desk on main level. We expect this temporary location change for check-out will be in effect through Monday, as the Circulation area gets new carpet.


June 25, 2014
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Exhibit: 72 Best Movies About College Life

DVD: AVAILABLE, PN1997 .P26 B753, Media Collection Main Level

Founded in 1942, Fairfield University turns 72 this year – to celebrate, we’ve chosen the 72 best films about college and university life for our Summer 2014 exhibit. Animal House? History Boys? Horse Feathers? Social Network? See if your favorite college movie made our list!

Featured movies include:

1920s  — College (1927)
Buster Keaton’s lesser-known feature has some superlative comic moments, as tiny frosh Buster tries his darnedest to make every muscle-bound varsity team.Part of the DVD Collection the Art of Buster Keaton:PN2287 .K4 A783 Vols 1 – 11 Media Collection Main Level

1940’s –Good News (1947)
Here it is, “College: The Musical,” a colorful MGM remake of an earlier 1930 song-and-dance film about innocent, pie-eyed 1920s campus life. The librarian (June Allyson) falls hard for the football hero (Peter Lawford), and the predictable on-and-off romance—there’s a vamp in the way!—is surrounded by a classic score including “The Best Things in Life Are Free.” VHS, PN1995.9.M86G66, Media Collection Main Level

1960s –Where the Boys Are (1960)
This coming of age comedy film about four Midwestern college co-eds who spend spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida featured sun, sand, and romance. PN1997.W54 L483, Media Collection Main Level

1990’s –Rudy (1993) It’s corny, shameless American Dream stuff, but audiences love this unpretentious story of the stubborn little guy (Sean Astin) who, against the odds, wills himself onto the Notre Dame football team.PN1995.9 .S67 R843, Media Collection Main Level

2010’s– The Social Network (2010)We can’t imagine college without Facebook, so let’s go back to the social network’s birth. In this 2010 Academy Award winning film starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Zuckerberg’s story about how his popular site exploded into the world exposes the secrets and conflicts behind the founding of Facebook and the lawsuits that followed. PN1997.S63 F553, Media Collection Main Level

The Exhibit runs from May 15 – August 15th in the lobby and main floor of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.


May 27, 2014
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Summer Hours – Research Help, Writing Center and ITS

Summer Hours for Research Help:

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Go to www.fairfield.edu/askalibrarian to see all the ways to get research help!


ITS4U Help Desk summer hours:

The hours of operation are
Mon – Thursday: 8:00am- 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am -12:00pm.

Stop by the Library on the main level or you can call phone: (203) 254-4000 ext. 4069.

Related web site: https://my.fairfield.edu/group/chelpdesk


Writing Center summer hours:

The Writing Center will be open limited hours during June and July.

To set up an appointment, students should visit www.fairfield.edu/writingcenter. Students may also request an online appointment by emailing writingcenter@fairfield.edu.


Please Note:  Hours might vary from above during the summer- please check to see Library Hours.

Research Prize Infographic 2014 easelly_visual

May 8, 2014
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Winners of 2014 Library Research Prizes

Congratulations to our 2014 Library Research Prize Winners!

Undergraduate Winners

Emma Cannon: winner for the Undergraduate Student category for her Moderm Languages capstone paper, “The shared experience of child protagonists in Spanish and Argentine film: the transatlanticism of contemporary  cinema depicting  the dictatorships of Franco and Videla”.  Faculty Supporter: Jerelyn Johnson

Rachel Beauregard: 2nd place winner for the Undergraduate Student category for her Nursing paper, “The Need for Increased Formal Pediatric Palliative Care Education Nursing Curriculum”.  Faculty Supporter: Eileen O’Shea.

Graduate Winners

Eileen Spenard: winner for the Graduate Student category for her Nursing paper, “Nurses’ Knowledge of Heart Failure Self-Care Management”.  Faculty Supporter: Jaclyn Conelius.

Maria Sanchez and Emma Sheeran: 2nd place winner for the Graduate Student category for their Education paper, “The Effects of Personal Music in the Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study”.  Faculty Supporter: Barbara Welles-Nystrom.








May 8, 2014
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Library Wins Award for Twitter

We are excited to have the Library’s social media work win a 2014 Connecticut Library Association Publicity Award for the its Twitter feeds.  The goal of the Library’s Twitter account is to:

  • create awareness of Library services and material, and
  • invite conversation with our community on library and higher education matters

Follow us at https://twitter.com/FairfieldULib

Hayley Battaglia working on a new tweet.


Hayley Battaglia received the award  at the Connecticut Library Association Conference in Cromwell on Monday, April 28. Congratulations to Hayley and Jackie Kremer for having their work recognized.