Monthly Archives: April 2017

Senior Reflections: Michael Maggio ’17

Michael Maggio ’17 has worked at the Circulation Desk for four years.

Each spring, the Library staff reach out to graduating student aides to share their reflections on working in the Library.  By working at the Library, student aides learn about library management, interpersonal relations, and customer service.  The Library staff is appreciative of all their hard work.

 

Michael Maggio ’17 shared his thoughts on working in the Library over the past four years.  He is an Astrophysics and Mathematics major from Salem, NH and plans to work full-time as a Software Engineer for Raytheon in Woburn, MA after graduation.  When asked what he likes best about working in the Library, Michael responded, “I love the free candy that the generous librarians keep stocked.”

Citation Assistance

The Library has online Citation Guides to help students seeking assistance with footnotes, parenthetical or in-text citations, as well as formatting their work cited pages or bibliographies!

The citations guides provide examples of how to cite resources in both print and electronic format. The guides include APA, Chicago, and MLA, which are the most popular citation styles used on campus. Recently, we have also made guides to citation styles for Chemistry, Biology, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science available.

Print citation manuals and style guides as well as handouts for APA, Chicago and MLA are available at the Citation Center, located in the Library outside of room 110, the print room.

If you are citing an unusual resource, or need some citation guidance, the Reference staff is here for you. Stop by the Reference desk and remember to bring your source with you. You can also find us on LibChat on the Library’s Contact Us page.

Ace’s Place Exam Schedule – Spring 2017

During the spring 2017 exam period, Ace’s Place will have the following extended hours:

 

Thursday, May 4:  9am – 11pm

Friday, May 5:  9am – 11pm

Saturday, May 6:  8am – 4pm

Sunday, May 7:  12pm – 11pm

Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 11:  9am – 11pm

Friday, May 12:  Closed

 

Be sure to stop by for a tasty snack to enjoy while studying!

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This April, Stonehill College’s Office of Intercultural Affairs is celebrating Asian-Pacific Islander-Desi American Heritage Month. The month’s events honor and celebrate the cultures, histories, and legacies of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi people. The Office’s live calendar will keep you updated, and you can follow them on Twitter. Many college campuses celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in April or April and early May, because classes, finals, commencement, and the start of summer all make May an extremely busy month in students’ lives.

 

In May, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will all be celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This broad term “encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia… Micronesia… and Polynesia.”

 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was first proposed by Reps. Frank Horton and Sen. Daniel Inouye in 1977; their congressional resolutions failed, and so in 1978 Re. Horton introduced a new resolution for an Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. “This joint resolution was passed by the House and then the Senate and was signed by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978 to become Public Law 95-419. This law amended the original language of the bill and directed the President to issue a proclamation for the ‘7 day period beginning on May 4, 1979 as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.”’ During the next decade, presidents passed annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week until 1990 when Congress passed Public Law 101-283 which expanded the observance to a month for 1990. Then in 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-450 which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.”

 

May commemorates the first immigration of peoples from Japan to the United States, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad, which was largely constructed by Chinese Immigrants. You can watch The Grandest Enterprise Under God, a film about the building of the transcontinental railroad, the role of Chinese laborers in its construction, and the impact of the railroad on Southern Plains Indian Tribes. Or, watch Gold Mountain Dreams, from the series, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience. This documentary “traces the Chinese experience in America, from their welcome in San Francisco … through their building of the Transcontinental Railroad, to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.”

 

If you are interested in other resources related to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the library has access to eBooks such as Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader and Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, as well as print books including Focusing on the underserved: immigrant, refugee, and indigenous Asian American and Pacific Islanders in higher education.

 

For information on additional events, visit the National Endowment for the Humanities’ dedicated website, check out the website for the National Park Service, or visit the Exhibits and Collections page of the Library of Congress’s Asian Pacific Heritage Month website.

 

For help accessing library resources, contact the reference librarians by email or at 508-565-1329.

 

 

 

Earth Day & eBooks

Earth Day and eBooks

Are you looking for ways to cut down on your environmental impact this Earth Day? Did you know you can highlight, bookmark, and take notes online in library eBooks? As a student, printing material for your classes is probably high on your list of reasons to use the library. Last year printing in the Library used 1850 reams of paper! If you’re looking for ways to save paper, make sure you check out our eBooks.

 

Making the most of eBooks

 

Ebrary, our ebook platform, incorporates a number of annotation tools. You can also download eBooks to use offline, copy sections along with a citation to incorporate into your papers, search for specific words or phrases, and print small sections of titles

 

To use many of these features of ebrary, the first step is to create an account. To create an account, click on “Sign In” in the upper-right corner of any ebrary page, then select “Create an account.” Once you have an account, you can save titles to your bookshelf as well as take and save notes.

 

Watch this brief video for an introduction to some of the ebrary Reader’s main features:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueDvI4dQXhs

 

Here, you can see more about using ebrary’s annotation tools:
https://youtu.be/Vb_sM2zrm7w?list=PL-aFAdxOSTDe55g_BFQf_3ipSV1Ru4TBw

 

And last but not least, this video shows you how to download an ebrary for offline reading:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df8AyFfBKyk

 

If you have additional questions about using Library eBooks, visit the ebrary Help page or contact a Reference Librarian at reference@stonehill.edu, 508-565-1203.