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Library Speaker Series — Laura Crispin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics

crispin_photo-1WHAT: Based on her research and expertise, Laura Crispin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, will be presenting “Fight for $15: Pros and Cons of a Minimum Wage Increase”.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25th 2:00 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

WHO: All are invited! We hope you can join us for what we expect to be a lively and timely discussion.

Light refreshments will be served.


Finals Week in the PLC and Drexel Library

During Finals Week, there will be an assortment of activities and snacks available to students with the intention of minimizing stress
and strengthening well-being. Some of these will be Library
initiatives while others are student-generated and/or developed through a partnership between the Library and another department.
The following list is just some of what is being offered.

Tuesday, December  13th
24 Hours
Free earbuds and earplugs*

finals_fall2016Wednesday, December 14th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Thursday, December 15th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
5:00-6:00 PM 
Stress-busters and snacks in the Atrium with Adult Student Life
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Friday, December 16th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
2:00-4:00 PM
Pop-up Park in the Cafe with Student Life

Saturday, December 17th
Open until 12 midnight, reopens Sunday at 9:00 AM

Free earbuds and earplugs

Sunday, December 18th
Opens at 9:00 AM, continuing 24 hours until Tues., December 20th when we close at 9:00 PM

Free earbuds and earplugs

* Earbuds and earplugs are available on request unless supply runs out

Library Speaker Series — Sam Smith, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Mathematics

WHAT:  Dr. Smith will present from his book, Chance, Strategy, and Choice: An Introduction to the Mathematics of Games and

WHEN:  This conversation will take place on Samsmith2Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 3:30-4:30 PM

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd floor Post Learning Commons.

WHO:  All are invited. Please plan to join us for this fascinating and timely discussion!

Light refreshments will be served.





Campus Coffee Hour — Google Transition with IT!

WHAT: Campus Coffee Hour

WHEN: Thursday, October 20th
9:30 am – 10:30 am

WHERE: PLC, 2nd Floor Lounge

WHO: All campus colleagues

Olivia MacKenzie and other IT staff will be here to answer all your questions about the transition to google. Network with colleagues — meet new people   and share good times with old friends. Coffee, tea and light breakfast fare.
Hope to see you there!


Library Speaker Series — Reecha Sharma, M.D., ’08 (MS), assistant professor of health services

WHAT:  Enlisting the help of Olivia Correll ’16 and Emily Moore ’16, undergraduate student SCHOLARS from SJU’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, Dr.  Sharma, M.D. has been
conducting research on
Issues in communication between
physicians and parents of children with autism.

The Library Speaker Series provides an opportunity for her to share some of her findings as well as facilitate a little discussion on the topic.


WHEN:  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2:30-3:30 PM

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

WHO:  You — all are invited! Cookies and drinks will be served.




Welcome Back Coffee Hour — Meet and Greet with Library Staff!

WHAT: Campus Coffee Hour

WHEN: Friday, September 16th
9:30 am – 10:30 am

WHERE: PLC, 2nd Floor Lounge

WHO: All campus colleaguescoffee-cup-mug-spoon-smaller

Take a morning break with the
Library staff and enjoy some light breakfast fare. It’s a great
opportunity to network and
socialize with other campus
colleagues as well as talk with Library staff who would be happy to answer any questions you have about what we do and how we can help. The coffee hour is great way to meet new people or find out new initiatives on campus.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome Back!

We’ve been pretty busy at the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library. Here’s some quick information about what we’ve been
doing. A more detailed account will be in our Fall Newsletter in

Moving Offices
A couple of office changes occurred over the summer. Academic Technology and Distributed Learning (ATDL) moved from the
second floor of the Post Learning Commons to the first floor of the Drexel Library. The
Faith-Justice Institute moved into their space on the second floor of the PLC. In addition, students working in the
service learning program will be located on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

Course Reserve Services Update
If you have digital or print reserves, you can now submit your
request to Our staff will work with you to help put your reading list in your Blackboard course using our new
online service, Discover for Learn.

Textbook Additions
Although the Library does not generally acquire textbooks, the
Library does have a small collection available on reserve. Search here to see what is currently in the library or on reserve. Don’t see your textbook? You can lend a personal copy for your students.
Contact us at for more assistance.

New and Enhanced Electronic Resources

Statista: Data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000
different sources, ready to use in PPT, XLS, PDF, and PNG formats.

Euromonitor Passport: Content now includes Economies (Business Dynamics, Economy, Finance & Trade, and Industrial) and
Consumers (Digital, Income & Expenditure, Lifestyles, and
Population) reports.

Ambrose Video: Over 1,000 educational videos and documentaries spanning history, literature, geography, and the sciences. Includes BBC Shakespeare (37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC
between 1978 and 1985). The ability to create video clips and use images is available to instructors. For educational use only, public
performance not permitted.

Index Islamicus: Over 500,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. Includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of
Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences XII, XIII, and XIV Collections: Archival
content for 400 journals.

Neilsen Segmentation & Market Solutions (SMS) via SRDS: Web
application that allows you to measure consumer demand and
evaluate locations and markets.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Digital replica of microfilm/print newspapers now includes the New York Times (1851-2013), Wall Street Journal (1889-1999), and Washington Post (1877-1999). More recent replicas for the New York Times and Wall Street
Journal remain available on the
ProQuest Digital Microfilm

SpringerLink Collection: Current and archival content back to 1997 for 2,000 electronic journals published by Springer.

Campus Coffee Hours
We will continue with our Campus Coffee Hours this semester.
The coffee hours take place on the 2nd floor of the Post Learning Commons, from 9:30-10:30a.m.

November 18: Faith-Justice Institute
December 16: Boland Hall Art Gallery

September and October Campus Coffee Hours to be announced soon.

If you are interested in co-hosting a coffee hour, please contact Tom Ipri (