April 28, 2017
by Lisa Thornell

Keep Calm & Study On!

The Library is here for you during finals week! Here are some perks to take advantage of:

  • Library Opens at 7:45am on Tuesday, May 2nd and will be open continuously (24 hours) until May 11th when we close at 9pm. On Friday May 12th  open 7:45am-6pm
  • Librarians to help you with citations & research help! Check out the 24/7 online chat service fairfield.edu/library/askalibrarian
  • Daily study supply giveaways
  • Additional study spaces on the lower level! Room 107C opens at 2pm on May 3rd and will be available until 9pm on May 11th. Room 114 available from 6pm-8am May 3rd-May 10th
  • Free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and snacks after 11pm. Co-sponsored by the Library & School of Nursing
  • De-stress coloring, puzzle and lego stations as well as de-stress events, like massages, meditation and therapy dogs. Details listed below


April 26, 2017
by Lisa Thornell

Are you Money Smart?

The Library partnered with the Dolan School of Business and the Office of Financial  Aid to host an event celebrating Money Smart Week today.  Students and staff stopped by the library lobby to ask the experts their financial questions. Thank you to  Scott Brenner, CPA and Professor of Accounting, and Shirley Klein, Assistant Director of Financial Aid for fielding all of the questions! There was a raffle, finance handouts, and money mints and chocolate gold coins to enjoy while chatting with the financial experts one-on-one.

What is Money Smart Week? Celebrated April 22-29, 2017,  the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) encourage communities to promote financial literacy through Money Smart Week programming. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library joined hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances. In 2016, over 900 libraries participated from almost all states. #moneysmartweek



April 18, 2017
by Lisa Thornell

Graduate Student Appreciation Week in the Library

The Library and the Office of Student Engagement are celebrating Graduate Student Appreciation Week, from April 17th through April 21st! Graduate students can use their StagCard to swipe into the Graduate Student Study Room (on the lower level of the Library) and have a cup of complimentary coffee, tea or hot cocoa while studying.

On Wednesday, April 19th from 2-4pm, there will be a massage therapist available to give quick complimentary de-stress massages in room 114 (next to the Graduate Student Study Room). Bring your StagCard. First-come first-served. Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement.

On Thursday, April 20th, stop by the annual Research and Creative Accomplishments Symposium to support our graduate students while they present (and undergraduate students). The Symposium starts runs from 11am-7pm in the Barone Campus Center, with graduate students concluding the day, delivering their research presentations between 5 and 7 p.m. on Level 2 of the BCC.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students as a way to support and appreciate graduate and professional students. Fairfield University is celebrating Graduate Student Appreciation Week later than the officially observed week.


April 17, 2017
by Lisa Thornell

Library Research Prize: Win $1,000 & Bragging Rights

Could you be the winner of the Library Research Prize?

The Library Research Prize is awarded for excellence in undergraduate and graduate research projects which demonstrate:

  • -Extensive use of library services, resources, collections AND
  • -Significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information-gathering process

There are two $1,000 prizes, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. Individual or Team Applicants must submit application by April 19, 2017.

Learn more about the Prize and how to apply @ www.fairfield.edu/libprize

Thank you to Fairfield University's School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, Dolan School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering for their financial support of the prizes, in addition to the Library's financial commitment.