May 24, 2017
by Mat Blaine

Congrats to Our Graduating Student Workers!

Seniors Luis Loor, Sally Ng, and Andre Calixte in front of the Library

Warm congratulations and a sincere thank you to our library student workers who graduated last Sunday. Your dedication to our missions here will certainly be missed, but we wish you all the very best in your bright futures. Keeping with tradition, we added books to our collection that reflect what they have studied during their time here at Fairfield.

Broken Three Times: A Story of Child Abuse in America  (Sally Ng)

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media (Michael Rodriguez)

Collecting Evolution: The Galápagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin (Andre Calixte)

Cuba's Revolutionary World (Isabel Gallego)




Andre Calixte '17

Sally Ng '17

Michael Rodriguez '17



May 19, 2017
by Lisa Thornell

Commencement Day @ the Library

The Library will be open on Commencement Day (5/21) from 8:30am-6:30pm. Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies will be livestreaming in the multimedia room on the lower level. Stop by with your family and friends to take photos in front of the beautiful library building, on the library grand staircase (think Prom pictures), or at your favorite study space. Don't forget to tag @FairfieldULib on Instagram/Twitter or find and follow us on Facebook to tag your photos (search DiMenna-Nyselius Library)

By the way, as an alumni you are still welcome to visit and use the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. You and the DNL have a lifetime connection! We hope to see you soon. Congratulations!



May 16, 2017
by Jackie

Spelling – Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Fairfield University librarian Lisa Thornell was one of the judges of Fairfield's 35 Annual Townwide Spelling Bee for fifth graders last night.  Congratulations to winners Andrew (Burr School), Aadira (N. Stratfield) and Carter (Jennings).

Andrew won for spelling "dialogue" and "concentric" correctly.

Check out this ebook Akeelah And the Bee  from our collection about a precocious 11-year-old girl from South Los Angeles who tries to get to the Scripps National Spelling Bee or come into the library for this DVD Spellbound, a documentary that follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.


May 15, 2017
by Lisa Thornell

Finals Week at a Glance

During finals week the library is a busy hub of activity! From May 3rd through May 12th 21,581 people came through the library doors. Librarians answered questions about research and citations, the group study rooms were booked, and the desks and niches of the library were so packed with students that once again we opened up two additional rooms on the lower level to provide even more study space real estate.

To help students do their best, as well as de-stress, the Library provided free coffee, tea, and snacks after 11pm (thank you to the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing for co-sponsoring), set up a puzzle/lego/coloring de-stress station, put out free study supplies each day, and planned several de-stress events!

Therapy Dogs visited on two afternoons; the Library and Counseling & Psychological Services co-sponsored a Meditation & Massage event; FUSA sponsored a Petting Zoo on the library lawn; Pet Rocks were popular and supplies to decorate them cleared out quickly; the Fairfield University Bookstore & Library hosted a drop-in event where students could make quick crafts out of old recycled library books and materials. Librarians handed out free pizza one evening and surprised students with a Pop-Up Pizza Party, which was announced on the library loud speaker and on social media 15 minutes before the pizza delivery. Thank you to the Office of Student Engagement for sponsoring the pizza party.

Get the full picture of finals week and scroll down to view our infographic, and photos:









May 8, 2017
by Jackie
Comments Off on Pop Up Pizza Party in Library Monday @ 6:15 pm

Pop Up Pizza Party in Library Monday @ 6:15 pm

YES! We're bringing pizza into the Library!

Join us at 6:15 pm tonight in the Library lobby for pizza.

Thanks Student Engagement Office for fueling our students as they persist during finals!