Monday, October 31, 2011

Pre-Register for INT-0200: Research Methods Across the Disciplines

Do you find libraries to be intimidating? Would you like to navigate the research process more smoothly? As you choose your courses for next semester during Pre-Registration, think about signing up for INT-0200: Research Methods Across the Disciplines. In the first part of the course, Reference Librarian Joseph Tresnan will teach you how to develop a strategy to tackle research projects; how to identify, find, and evaluate information in print and online; and how to document sources properly. Reference Librarian Judith Graeter Cayer will then prepare you to master the advanced research skills needed for successful completion of upper level coursework and senior projects, as well as preparation for graduate school. INT-0200 is a 3-credit course that will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:10 to 3:20 throughout the Spring semester. The class can be used to partially fulfill the Problem Solving and Critical Thinking requirement of the Undergraduate College's General Education program.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Enter the Undergraduate Book Collector's Contest!

Do you collect books on a particular topic, by a favorite author, or of a particular genre? Then you should enter the Undergraduate Book Collector's Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Rosemont College Library. Your collection could earn you the first prize of $200 or the second prize of $100. All you need to do is write a brief essay and make a presentation about your books.
  • The 250 word essay is due before Thanksgiving break.
  • Submit your entry at the Information Desk.
  • Presentations will be held in the Library on 11/30/11 and 12/01/11.
  • You will be contacted regarding your scheduled time.
  • Full details and rules are available at the Library.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Free Coffee at the Library October 24!

In celebration of first anniversary of the opening of Eleanor's Cafe in the Library's Information Commons, we are pleased to offer you a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa on Monday, October 24. We will also have special sweet treats available. Choose from several varieties of Green Mountain Coffee or Celestial Seasonings Tea. And as the temperature continues to drop, come on in to brew yourself a fresh hot beverage for just $.75 per cup at Eleanor's Cafe.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

All Library Computers Now Printing to our Savin Printer

All of the public access computers in the Library have been set to print to the Savin printer next to the DVDs in the Information Commons. This includes the laptops in the Information Commons, the Main Reading Room, and the Upper Reading Room, which were previously not connected to a printer. We also have new desktop computers in the Information Commons loaded with the latest software, including Office 2010. Our thanks go out to the Rosemont Information Technology Department for getting everything set up for us.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Library Hours for Fall Break

During the Undergraduate College Fall Break, the Library's hours will be adjusted as follows:
Sunday, October 9: CLOSE
Monday, October 10-Friday, October 14: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 15: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 16: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cathy Fennell to Receive Award from Catholic Library Association

Rosemont's own Cathy Fennell, Executive Director of Library Services, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Catholic Library Association's Mary A. Grant Award. Here are the details as reported on the Rosemont College website:
Rosemont College is pleased to announce that executive director of library services Catherine Fennell is the recipient of the 2012 Mary A. Grant Award. Given by the Catholic Library Association (CLA), the award recognizes outstanding volunteer work for the organization by one of its members. A past CLA president, Fennell continues to serve now as chair of the Academic Libraries, Archives, and Library Education Section.
Fennell came to Rosemont in 1977 as the coordinator of circulation for Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library. She left briefly to earn a master’s degree in library science at Drexel University, and returned in September 1984 as the part-time evening reference/circulation librarian. She became the full-time systems librarian in 1996, then director of the library in 1998.
In addition to her work at Rosemont, Fennell is the vice president/president elect of the Tri-State College Library Cooperative, and a board member and secretary for the Lower Providence Public Library Board. She has taught courses on children’s and young adult literature, and is a reviewer for The Catholic Library World.
On being recognized, she said, “To receive the Mary Grant Award is an unexpected honor. I try to assist the Catholic Library Association as much as possible because it is an organization that truly emanates the heart of librarianship – service to others.”
The award, named for past CLA president Mary A. Grant, was first given in 1996. It will be presented to Cathy Fennell at the association’s annual convention, to be held in Boston in April 2012.
Congratulations, Cathy, on being recognized for all your good work!