March 23, 2016
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Read Rev. James Martin, S.J.before he comes to Fairfield!

 IMG_5226On Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM, Father James Martin, S.J. is coming to the Egan Chapel to discuss his new book, Seven Last Words, which is about Jesus’s last words on the cross, with students, staff, faculty and community members. Fairfield is very excited to welcome him, and the DiMenna-Nyselius Library is getting ready by displaying his other books on the main level, right when you walk into the building.

Come in today to check some out before you meet him next week! You can see a list of material by Father Martin that the Library owns here.

Poster Design Workshop

March 22, 2016
by Brooke Duffy
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RSVP for a Poster Building Workshop, 3/29, 5-6:30

Students, bring a poster board, project, and some creative ideas and we’ll help advise you on putting together a professional-looking conference poster! We offer FREE PIZZA as well! We especially encourage those applying for the Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium (graduate and undergraduate) to attend this Poster Building Workshop. This event is hosted by librarians and Graduate & International Student Life.

Date & Time: Tues. 3/29, 5-6:30

Location: Library Rm. 114

RSVP Here!


What to Expect:

  • Overview of conference poster design best practices
  • Practical design advice and help with troubleshooting commonly-used design tools
  • Time and space in a computer lab to work and focus

Click here for more information regarding the Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium

Also, don’t forget to encourage your students to apply for the Library Research Prize – $1,000 prize awarded to one undergraduate and one graduate student demonstrating exceptional research methodology.


March 22, 2016
by Brooke Duffy
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Celebrate Women Filmmakers

Did you know that, according to Sundance Film Festival, only 4% of top 100 box office films are made by female directors? This is just one example of the systemic under-representation of women and minority groups in high-level film industry careers which has been increasingly brought to light in the media of late. Read more on the Women at Sundance page. There is also an initiative by the Women in Film advocacy group called 52 Films by Women (#52FilmsByWomen). The goal of this project is to encourage individuals to pledge to watch a film by woman filmmaker every week this year.

For Women's History Month, we wanted to feature some of the trailblazing women who have made an impact in the film industry at the screenwriter, director, and producer level. These include Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Ava DuVernay (Selma), Sofia Coppola (Bling Ring, Virgin Suicides), Jane Campion (The Piano).

Please visit the display in the media collection on the main level for the full selection.

There are also some films by women filmmakers featured in our online video database, Kanopy, such as Lina Wertmüller's Love and Anarchy and The Seduction of Mimi. Click the links to watch the full films online.



March 16, 2016
by Brooke Duffy
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Brain Boosting Study Tips from our De-Stress Event

Did you miss our De-Stress for Success: Midterms Edition event?

If you were too busy to attend, you can still benefit from the Brain Boosting Study Tips developed by staff of Counseling & Psychological Services.

About the event:

On Tuesday, March 1st, the Psychology Cub, Counseling & Psychological Services and the Library partnered together to host a De-Stress for Success event for mid-terms, with the goal of educating students about practices for a healthy mind. 19 students signed up for massages, and we had 39 visitors overall. Student visitors left with a packet of brain boosting study tips.

Recently, Fairfield University's ThinkSpace blog featured the study tips as a follow-up to our event. You can read the full list here: Fairfield University ThinkSpace - Brain Boosting Study Tips


March 14, 2016
by jkremer
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Students Focus Group – Help Needed

The library is hosting two focus groups in the upcoming weeks aimed at improving library support for research papers.  We want to hear from students about their researpizza emojich process and when they look to the library for help. Pizza will be provided! The date for the undergraduate meeting is rescheduled to Wednesday March 23rd from 1-2pm and the graduate meeting is Monday March 21st from 5-6pm. If you are interested in participating, please visit or contact Barbara Ghilard at