Monthly Archives: October 2013

Come to a drop in session!

Need help finding relevant books, journals articles or other resources?  Are you new to the college and want a general overview of the library’s online resources?

 

The library is offering Drop-In sessions where the librarians can show you database searching tips and tricks on the ERoom big screen (located on the 2nd floor of the Regina Library). The upcoming sessions are:

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30th @3:30pm

Wednesday, Oct. 30th @ 6pm

Thursday, Oct 31st @ 3:30pm

Monday, Nov. 4th @ 4pm

Tuesday, Nov. 5th @7pm

 

 

No need to register — just drop-in!

 

Too busy to attend?

If your schedule cannot fit in a drop-in session or if you prefer to meet with a librarian for individual help, just stop by the reference desk during regular hours:

                                   

Monday – Thursday                 8:00am – 12:00 midnight

Friday                                          8:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday                                   10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday                                      11:00am – 11:00pm

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Jump into a new YA Trilogy!

With the success of books like the Hunger Games and the Harry Potter series, it’s pretty clear that Young Adult (YA) is a fantastic genre! That being said, consider popping on up to the ERC and delving into one of these fantastic series:

The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Divergent

Insurgent

Allegiant

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

The Crown of Embers

The Bitter Kingdom

The Boston Jane Series by Jennifer Holm

Boston Jane: An Adventure

Boston Jane: Wilderness Days

Boston Jane: The Claim

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Complete Series

And coming soon…

The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier and Anthea Bell

Ruby Red

Sapphire Blue

Emerald Green

 

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OXFAM Hunger Banquet set for October 30th

Presented by the Campus Ministry, RSVP for this fantastic event! Want more information on world hunger? You can find it on our libguide

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30 5:30 PM DION BOARD ROOM

Please RSVP to campusministry@rivier.edu by October 25

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EVERY 3.6 SECONDS, SOMEONE DIES FROM HUNGER.

Join us for a Hunger Banquet on October 30 and see hunger in a whole new way.

The Oxfam Hunger Banquet is an event sponsored by the international aid agency Oxfam to raise awareness about the problem of hunger around the world. Oxfam describes the Hunger Banquet this way:

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

One in seven people goes hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child on earth. Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. The results are illiteracy, poverty, war, and the inability of families to grow or buy food.

Few experiences bring to life these inequalities more powerfully than an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event. Unique and memorable, the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet can help raise funds and awareness, as organizers and participants alike experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high-, middle-, or low-income tier, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal – filling and nutritious or sparse and simple. When the meal is done, guests are invited to share their thoughts and take action. After an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event, few participants leave with full stomachs, but all possess a greater understanding of hunger and poverty – and are motivated to do something to help.

For more information, please visit www.oxfamamerica.org

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Columbus Day Hours at the Library

Although not too much will be different over the holiday weekend, we wanted to take a minute to let you know what our hours will look like at Regina and the ERC over the next three days! So, without further ado:

Holiday & Special Hours – Regina Library 

Columbus Day weekend
Saturday & Sunday                                                      regular

Monday, October 14                                                    Noon – Midnight

Holiday and Special Hours – ERC

Monday, October 14th  — CLOSED for Columbus Day

Always feel free to call, text, email, IM or come on into the library with any questions you may have, and happy Columbus Day!

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How the Government Shutdown is Affecting the Library

Due to the government shutdown some of our databases are currently inaccessible. Unfortunately, you are unable to click into MEDLINE or add it to your search using the “choose database” option above the search bar in other EBSCO databases. ERIC is accessible, but anything that says “full text in ERIC” will give you a pop up explaining that the government shutdown has impacted the ability to see the full article. If the article is linked in another database and/or a PDF then there will be no issue. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to gain access to MEDLINE at this time, though we can all hope that soon everything will be resolved, up and running once again.

On behalf of the library, we hope we can provide you with the best possible service in spite of these challenges, and wish everyone a safe and enjoyable weekend!

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