Have A Great Summer!

As I write this, students around campus are sitting for their LAST FINAL OF THE SEMESTER! Woo hoo! You did it Raiders! We at the library want to wish you a fabulous summer break. It has been such a pleasure working with you and helping you grow and develop those essential research skills as you get closer to the “real world” dun dun dun!

And for you graduate students, well, we’ll be seeing you soon.:)

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Congratulations on another great semester!!

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Therapy Dogs!

Come pet a pooch, and feel your finals stress just melt away!

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So Long Shawna Egan!

The library would like to wish Shawna Egan, our Assistant Director, a fond farewell as she moves on to another career outside of the world of Riv. Shawna has been elemental in founding our information literacy program, integrating the library into the fabric of our students’ education. We are so grateful for the work and time she has put in to make the Regina Library a place so many students, faculty, and staff come to enjoy.

Good luck, Shawna!

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Presidents Day Trivia!

Hello Raiders!

In honor of Presidents Day, here is a fun article full of interesting presidential trivia! Did you know all of these?

Presidents Day 2016 Trivia: 20 Facts About Washington, Lincoln And Other US Leaders

**George Washington’s false teeth were not made of wood, as lore has it.**

The Presidents Day tradition first began in 1800, the year after Washington died. People mourning the late leader celebrated his birthday, and in 1879 the holiday became official. It became a federal event in 1885 and was the first observance for a single individual, according to the History Channel. But the day wasn’t just for Washington for too long — by the 1960s, Congress was requesting the government add Lincoln to the annual festivities. Today, people use it to remember all of the U.S. commander-in-chiefs.

Read on for more Presidents Day facts, collected from sources like Mashable,the Huffington Post and the Smithsonian:

Washington’s birthday was Feb. 22, 1732. He became president in 1789.

Lincoln’s birthday was Feb. 12, 1809. He became president in 1861.

Washington did have fake teeth, but they weren’t wooden. More likely, the teeth were made out of ivory.

The land where Washington was born is a national monument, while Lincoln’s cabin is a national historical park.

Lincoln’s national historical park has a building with 56 steps — one for each year he lived before being assassinated.

Warren G. Harding had size 14 feet.

Martin Van Buren is responsible for the popular use of the term “OK.”

Theodore Roosevelt had a ring with some of Lincoln’s hair inside it.

Washington didn’t want to be paid a salary for his work as president.

The first president to live part of his term in the White House was John Adams.

Washington had two spies.

Rutherford B. Hayes was wounded four times in battle.

President James Madison attended Princeton University before it was called that. He technically attended the College of New Jersey.

James Buchanan is the only president to not have a wife. Grover Cleveland started off at the White House single but got married in office.

Lincoln was the first president to have a beard.

Two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to ride in an airplane.

The infection that killed Zachary Taylor began after he ate a bunch of cherries.

Barack Obama has two dogs, Bo and Sunny. Bo has a brother named Rico.

Bill Clinton knows how to play the saxophone.

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Rivier Outstanding Scholars Display Is Coming!

Happy Friday Raiders! You made it!

Next week in the library (and throughout the year) we will be displaying student work that was nominated by their professors as examples of excellent scholarship. Drop by the library and check out the display screens upstairs and in the Reference Room, especially if you are working on a presentation for class. This is an excellent way to see what kind of research professors are looking for, and replicate it in your own research. And who knows? Your work could be up next semester!

Stay tuned, and enjoy the beautiful Spring-like weather this weekend!

 

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Free Academic Articles!

Hi Raiders!

When you graduate from Riv, you get to take a lot of things with you, like knowledge and stuff. Sadly, access to our databases is not one of the takeaways. But never fear, because you can now access BASE, an open access (code word: FREE) database that provides you with academic journal articles.

BASE is a fantastic resource for you to use once you’re out in your respective field, if you find the need to use professional resources for a presentation at work or for any research you might need to do for an employer. Check out this amazing resource, and you can take it with you wherever you may go on you journey beyond Riv.

Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

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Welcome to Spring Semester!

Welcome back, Raiders!

We hope you had an amazing vacation–they always go by so fast, don’t they? But here we are!

The library is open for regular hours again, with the exception of MLK weekend. Those hours are:

Friday, January 15             8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 16        9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, January 17           11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Monday, January 18         12:00 pm – 12:00 am

The ERC will be open today, Friday 1/15 until 3:00 pm.

The ERC will be closed this holiday weekend and will reopen for normal hours on Tuesday, January 19.

You might notice some film strips along the library walls. Those lead to our vibrant and expansive DVD collection! Feel free to check out a few movies for these cold winter nights. We also have a wide variety of curriculum support items and popular fiction, so whether you’re in school mode or need a break–the library has you covered!

Good luck this Spring–we look forward to another amazing semester.:)

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