December 9, 2016
by jkremer
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Chanukah Display

Please come and see the lovely display of dreidels and Chanukah menorahs now in our main lobby of the library.
We are very grateful to Dr. Ellen Umansky for sharing her dreidel and Chanukah menorah collections.  Included are dreidels from around the world including from Israel, Turkey, Italy and the Philippines. Also featured are beautiful Chanukah menorahs from the United States, Turkey and India.

Once again, library staff also created a book menorah in the main lobby made from Encyclopaedia Judaica and The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life. This year, Chanukkah will start the evening of Saturday, December 24 and will end the evening of Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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November 30, 2016
by Lisa Thornell
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Librarians & Lucas on the Move

dsc_0548DNL Librarians, and everyone's favorite mascot, Lucas, visited the Barone Campus Center this afternoon with a large basket of candy to hand out to students. These candy bars included a link to promote the numerous ways to Ask a Librarian for help with finding or citing sources.  fairfield.edu/library/askalibrarian/

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Did you know that you can text a Librarian for research help? Or chat live 24/7? You can also email, call, schedule a research appointment, or show up in person to the reference desk!

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November 29, 2016
by Lisa Thornell
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Enter to Win a VIP Study Room

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This room could be yours for 24 hours during one day of finals week!

Win your very own VIP Study Room in the Library for one entire day during finals week! This VIP Study Room, located on the main floor of the library, will provide you with peace, quiet, study supplies, and snacks! You can enter yourself to win for multiple days.

Deadline to enter: Thursday, December 8th. The winners will be emailed on the morning of Friday, December 9th and must respond to claim their prize by noon on Monday, December 12th. Good luck to all!

Enter here: Bit.ly/vipstudy2016

 

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November 20, 2016
by Lisa Thornell
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Library Hours-Thanksgiving Recess

Tuesday November 22: 7:45 am – 6:00 pm5206351285_9f2bf68be9

Wednesday November 23: 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday November 24:  CLOSED

Friday November 25:  CLOSED

Saturday November 26:  Noon – 5:00 pm

Sunday November 27: Noon – Midnight

 

Please note: The Library's vast online book and journal collections will be available 24 hours a day. Online help via chat will be available over the break 24 hours, excluding Thanksgiving Day.  www.fairfield.edu/library.

The library staff wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 17, 2016
by Lisa Thornell
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November is Transgender Awareness Month

Book cover of Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

Book cover of Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

Last night, in honor of Transgender Awareness Month, the Office of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs sponsored a keynote talk given by Stevie Tran. Stevie shared her transgender identity and  journey navigating that identity on a college campus. The Library has a collection of books, ebooks, films and streaming videos that speak to her story. Here are a few:

Books

Becoming Nicole

Expanding the circle : creating an inclusive environment in higher education for LGBTQ students and studies

Nobody passes : rejecting the rules of gender and conformity

 

Ebooks

Being transgender : what you should know

Our Place on Campus: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Services and Programs in Higher Education

Trans People in Love

Traversing Transgender: understanding transgender realities

Stonewall's Legacy: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Students in Higher Education

 

Films & Streaming Video

Adventures in the gender trade

Frontline: growing up trans

Just Call me Kade

The Danish Girl

 

 

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