January 16, 2018
by Lisa Thornell
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Welcome New Students!

At the start of each semester the Library staff are always eager to meet the new students beginning their academic journey at Fairfield University! The Library staff welcomed new international exchange students and graduate students on Friday, January 12th, and gave a thorough building tour and a brief presentation on library resources.

On Sunday, January 14th, over 30 new transfer students and their families attended an orientation in the Oak Room (BCC) and learned about various campus services, including the Library. There was a panel discussion with members from different campus departments and a Q&A session for the families. Last year the Personal Librarian program was expanded to new transfer students to serve as a touch-point for library services and the program was discussed at the orientation.

The Library staff look forward to seeing new & returning students this week and throughout the semester!



January 16, 2018
by Jackie
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Welcome Back! Things Look Different on Main Floor

CB, Will, Sally,Terri, & Vicky


Thank you so much to our indefatigable circulation student workers who spent most of the January break moving books and shelving.  They deserve a rest.

We think the main floor looks great. Come on in and check it out!



January 12, 2018
by Lisa Thornell
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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Each year, Fairfield University hosts a series of events celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK, Jr. Convocation is an integral part of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance, which features a series of campus-wide events designed to invigorate the spirit and inspire all to continue on with the important work reflected in the words, writings, and actions of Dr. King."


The Library streaming film database, Kanopy, contains videos and historic recordings that relate to MLK and his legacy:

Let Freedom Ring

The March

King: Legacy of a Dream

King: A Filmed Record

In Remembrance of Martin

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985 (14 episodes)


February 1st begins Black History Month. Check out the Black History Month collection of films on Kanopy: https://fairfield.kanopystreaming.com/category/tags/african-american-history



January 10, 2018
by Lisa Thornell
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Now that’s a Wrap! Finals Week Recap

It's hard to believe that the fall semester is over and a new one is just beginning! At the end of every semester, we ramp up our efforts to make the Library as welcoming as possible so that students can do their best work. Finals week is a challenging time for our students, and we understand that. Along with some favorites, such as the therapy dogs and the free  evening coffee/snack cart, we tried some new things this time around, such as partnering with the Writing Center to host a Research & Writing Workshop on the first reading day. Several student and campus organizations hosted events or distribute giveways in the lobby such as Relay for Life, Campus Ministry, PLAG and JUHAN.

As you can see from the numbers, we reached a tremendous amount of students!

The Library staff looks forward to working with students, faculty and staff this semester and beyond!