Kasey Berardi ’14 reflects on her time spent working in the Cataloging department of the MacPháidín Library.
I am one week away from becoming a Stonehill College Alumna, and I have recently been reflecting on my experiences at Stonehill over the past four years. It seems like just yesterday I was moving into Corr Hall as a timid freshman, not knowing what to expect. After a few short months into my first semester at Stonehill I was assigned research papers, projects, and notified of upcoming exams. I turned to the library for help with what seemed overwhelming at the time. I even ended up getting a work-study job in the cataloging department. The librarians at MacPhádín were dedicated to making sure I found the sources I needed to succeed. They spent countless hours teaching me the different resources I could utilize, such as e-journals, research guides, RefWorks, Interlibrary Loan, and the plethora of electronic resources.
If it were not for the hardworking, devoted librarians, I would not have completed my college assignments to my highest potential. Over the summer of 2013 I joined two political science professors in the SURE program conducting research on the partisan biases apparent in the redistricting process. This research led to my yearlong undertaking of a 60+ page Senior Honors Thesis. If it were not for the librarians and the resources offered I would never be able to complete this work. I would like to say thank you to all of the librarians who work so hard to make sure Stonehill students are aware of the resources they need to succeed. From an outgoing senior to the incoming freshman, I would like to say, utilize the resources Stonehill offers! MacPhádín Library is here to help you, so do not hesitate to ask questions!