Monthly Archives: August 2015

New Display: Sign Up Now! Student Activities Through the Years

displayCheck out the new display in the library by the Archives called Sign Up Now! Student Activities Through the Years. The display is located in the lobby of the library. Designed by Raymond Addison ’16 and Amanda Berthold ’16, the latest archives display in the library aims to educate the Stonehill community about the importance and influence that Student Activities has had at Stonehill.

Fall 2015 Hours

Quiet Library in WinterWelcome back! The Library starts its fall schedule on September 1, 2015, which is available here.

Please remember that you will need your Hillcard for access to the building before 8am and after 9pm on weekdays and before 12pm on weekends.

Our regular hours for fall are:

Sunday  10:00am – 2:00am
Monday – Tuesday  7:30am – 2:00am
Wednesday – Thursday 7:30am – 1:00AM
Friday  7:30am –  9:00pm
Saturday  10:00am  –  5:00pm

Exceptions to the regular hours are listed on our website. When classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, please call the library (508) 565-1313 to verify that we are open.

Did you travel this summer? So did our books!

IMG_8824Every summer we “shift” some of our book collection to allow for expansion in particular subject areas. This summer, we focused on:

  • ​3rd floor- Pol. Science, Music, Health and Technology
  • 2nd floor- Philosophy, Psychology and Religion (History will be next)

New shelf labels are going up to help everyone locate materials. All in all, 2,310 shelves full of books were lifted, trucked to a new shelf, and neatly placed in their new location, while call number order was maintained. Shifting is still in progress on the 2nd floor. All books are available! Ask at the Circulation Desk if you have any questions about locating books.

Our extreme thanks to our 3 hard-working and truly wonderful student employees: Gavin Damore, Jess Moody, Kara Aries!

Student User Survey Initiative

surfaceThis fall, we are beginning a new project in order to better understand how our students work with the library and our librarians. As part of this project, Students will be asked to swipe their HillCards after they have asked a question at the reference desk and received assistance from a librarian, or at the end of an instruction session or research consultation. From this data, we plan to create student surveys and outreach programs that will enable us to enhance the resources we offer to our students. To read more about this project, visit our Programs and Initiatives page.

Learning Starts at the Library

Flynn DiscoSpace in the DisCo is going fast! We already have 74 sessions booked for the Fall 2015 semester. Last year, Librarians conducted 145 information fluency sessions, with additional research consultations for individuals and small groups. If you are a faculty member interested in working with a librarian on research sessions for your class, we encourage you to contact us early with your preferred dates. You can email us at reference@stonehill.edu, call 508-565-1203, or contact your Subject Liaison.

We offer a wide variety of ways for students to work with the library, including information fluency sessions in the DisCo, small group consultations, one-on-one research consultations, and participation in your course eLearn site.

For Faculty interested in having librarians teach information fluency sessions in the DisCo:

  • Visit our websiteto learn more about the DisCo
  • Visit our Classroom PoliciesLibguides page to learn more about using the space
  • Visit our Teaching TemplatesLibguides page to see examples of interactive class sessions
  • For additional information on the technology in the classroom, including instructions for its use, visit the Flynn DisCo LibGuide.
  • The LibGuide will continue to be updated as we receive feedback and determine additional applications for the classroom technology.

For Students interested in using the Flynn DisCo:

  • Visit our websiteto learn more about the DisCo
  • Visit the Flynn DisCo Libguidefor instructions on using the technology for group work and studying