October 25, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Curriculum Collection On the Move

The Curriculum Collection, now located on the Lower Level of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, contains a selection of K-12 instructional materials. This collection is an essential resource for those studying and working in education. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including books, multimedia, computer software, periodicals and educational kits. Our collection is constantly updated and includes award-winning titles including Caldecott, Newbury, Coretta Scott King, and Nutmeg books.

All materials located in the Curriculum Collection may be searched or browsed via the Library Catalog.curriculum collection


October 22, 2015
by jkremer
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Exciting News! New York Times Full Access Available Now!

NYT_Group_Pass_300x250Students, faculty and staff now have full complimentary access to NYTimes.com and NYTimes mobile apps, thanks to the Library's campus wide subscription.* Our  Group Pass subscription  provides each Fairfield University student, faculty and staff an online subscription to the nytimes.com site (no more paywalls!).

We encourage you to take advantage of the world-class journalism of The New York Times to enrich your educational experience.

NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.

To activate your Pass for free access to NYTimes.com, go to the Library guide to learn how at http://librarybestbets.fairfield.edu/newyorktimes

*This subscription does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps.


October 22, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Magical Books and Movies

temp1Do you remember watching or reading epic series such as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter or J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings ? If so, prepare for the spooky month of October by checking out some of these classics on the display table on the main level. George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series is also highlighted there!

The Lord of the Rings series tells the journey of Frodo Baggins and his quest to destroy the "one ring that ruled them all"! Author J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the trilogy, which follows The Hobbit book.

So many of us love Harry Potter! This series focuses primarily upon protagonist Harry Potter's adventures in the magic school of Hogwarts as he learns the ins and outs of witchcraft and wizardry in the classroom and fights evil spirits known as Voldemort on his time away from his studies. You might have heard that J.K. Rowling wrote some of these critically-acclaimed fictitious stories in cafes scattered across Scotland!

The "Game of Thrones" series may be the most well-known series to a vast majority of college students, with the praised HBO show airing Sundays. Martin's tales are similar to those of J.R.R. Tolkien's, because they involve kings and queens. But in these epic tales, they are battling for power of the most renowned mythical kingdoms in medieval times.

To see what we have for you to check-out:

  • Link to J.R.R. Tolkien's works
  • Link to J.K. Rowling's works
  • Link to George R.R. Martin's works



October 20, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Water Film Focus Series – Duck Diaries on 10/22


poster for "The Duck Diaries" (2013)

On Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm, Matt Twomey's  "Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship across the Americas" will be shown in the multimedia room of the library. The second installment to the water film series development gives an in-depth look into a documented, Latin-American adventure that turns into a journey of controversies, and ultimately  one of survival and willpower in the jungles surrounded by the Panama and Columbia.

This is an important historical film as well because if it were not for John F Kennedy, the outcome  and continuance of these young men's filmed journey may have been terminated. The film's time period is the early 1960's and it was released in 2013.


October 16, 2015
by jkremer
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LGBT History Month

2015-10-16_1538October is LGBT History Month.

Learn more at the LGBT History Month website.

Come down to the Library and check out a book or DVD from our display.

Watch these streaming videos:

  • Global Gays
    This film follows this battle for decriminalization through the lives and work of some of its fearless pioneers in Russia, Cuba, Cameroon, Nepal, and South Africa. Homosexuality is forbidden in almost half of the world and a global revolution is underway to obtain what UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and President Barack Obama call “the final frontier in human rights”—the universal decriminalization of homosexuality. (58 minutes)
  • William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
    Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s. His novel Naked Lunch is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists. Length: 87 mins

  • Vito
    On June 27, 1969, a police raid on a Greenwich Village gay bar took a surprising turn when patrons decided it was time to fight back. As a riot erupted outside the Stonewall Inn, a new era in the Gay Rights Movement was born. Vito Russo, a 23-year-old film student, was among the crowd. Over the next twenty years until his death from AIDS in 1990, Vito would go on to become one of the most outspoken and inspiring activists in the LGBT community's fight for equal rights. (93 min.)