Summer at the Library

Exterior of the Library

Campus may appear to be quieter during the Summer but the Library is still a busy place! Here are some of the things we’re working on this Summer:

  • Summer course instructional and research support for students and faculty.
  • Orientations, tours, and workshops for class of 2028, international students, Bellarmine and Austin campus students, graduate students, staff, & new faculty.
    • One of our librarians will travel to the Austin campus for "Library Week" which will include three days of workshops.
  • Updating our physical and digital spaces.
    • Cataloging new resources. We are adding titles to our new Alumni Collection!
    • Updating our online Research and Citation Guides.
    • Creating more Study Skills Tutorials. We received a lot of student and faculty feedback about where we should be focusing our efforts!
    • Summer and fall exhibit planning.
      • New summer exhibits on view starting May 23, "Preserving Today for Tomorrow: How will this past year at Fairfield be remembered?” and Book Art by Lindsey Mohammed '27.
      • At the end of the summer we will host an exhibit curated by Professor Jay Rozgonyi (and students in his film course) showing selections from the private archive of the Wyler family about American director William Wyler and his films.
  • Welcoming our new Library Web and Technology Lead, Lauren Busser, to the staff!
  • Working on projects in alignment with our Library Strategic Plan. We outlined FY25 priorities to work in, within various committees.
  • Professional development:
    • Attending regional and national library conferences. In addition, one of our librarians is on the organizing committee for the Connecticut Academic Library Conference. This year's theme is AIM Higher: The Evolving Technology of AI in Academic Libraries.
    • Writing and editing for various library journals and presses.
    • Library staff retreat focused on Jesuit mission and values.
  • Facilitating the Summer Reading Challenge for students, faculty, & staff. Faculty, staff, and students can sign- up anytime.
  • Serving on various committees that ramp up their work over the summer such as the town of Fairfield's One Book One Town committee.
  • Preparing for fall teaching and programs. Please let us know if you'd like to collaborate!
  • And much more!

Check our building hours to visit us, or explore our website and collections at fairfield.edu/library