Dr. Kristen Renzi hosted a "Banned Books Week Party" Wednesday afternoon for English faculty and students and all others who wished to celebrate the freedom to read. Great comments and great cupcakes! Visit University Library and write your thoughts or quotes on the Banned Books Week display. Follow along @Xavier_Library @BannedBooksWeek.
Apply for University Library’s User Experience Advisory Group for 2015-16. The library’s User Experience (UX) Group will serve as a formal channel of communication between library users and library staff. The UX Group will explore issues, not limited to, the library’s services, collections, exhibits, programs, and/or communication both physically and virtually. The UX Group will provide student members with the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff...
This week the English Department and University Library are hosting a Banned Book Week interactive display in the CLC atrium. Please come and add your thoughts, a quote, or a short personal narrative. Not sure if one of your favorite books has been challenged or banned? The library staff will help you find the answer. Follow along this week @Xavier_Library @BannedBooksWeek #BannedBook
Thank you junior Matt Montgomery, who volunteered this morning to turn the pages of the Saint John's Bible from Peter's Confession to the story of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in honor of Pope Francis's trip to the U.S. Each day a volunteer will turn to a designated page. Follow along @Xavier_Library @SaintJohnsBible #7Days7Pages
Thank you freshman Alex Myers, who volunteered this morning to turn the pages of the new displayed volume of the Saint John's Bible to Peter's Confession in honor of Pope Francis's trip to the U.S. Each day a volunteer will turn to a designated page. Follow along @Xavier_Library @SaintJohnsBible #7Days7Pages
Thank you Janice Resonno, our contractor from SBM, who volunteered this morning to turn the pages of the Saint John's Bible from the story of Abraham and Sarah to the Ten Commandments in honor of Pope Francis's trip to the U.S. Each day a volunteer will turn to a designated page. Follow along @Xavier_Library @SaintJohnsBible #7Days7Pages
Freshman Gene Harris turned the pages of the Saint John's Bible from the Creation story to the story of Abraham and Sarah in honor of Pope Francis's trip to the U.S. The Saint John's Bible is the first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than 500 years. Follow along @Xavier_Library @SaintJohnsBible #7Days7Pages
Librarians will be staffing a table in Alter Hall two hours a week this fall to greet students on their way to and from class and offer research assistance ideas for papers and projects. The first date is Monday, September 21, from 10:45am – 12:45pm. Look for us on the first floor of Alter near Bellarmine Chapel. Free gift to students for stopping by and talking with us! For questions, please contact Vicki Young at email@example.com.
The library will be installing an upgrade to the Xplore Library Catalog on Saturday, September 12th. There will not be access to Xplore from 8:30PM - 10:30PM. If you have any additional questions please contact Michelle Early, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are experiencing full text access issues with our FindIt @ XU links. In an effort to eliminate full text access issues, the library has developed a form in which you can report problems in trying to gain access to full text resources located in one of our databases or collections. Please feel free to contact us if you have problems: chat, email, phone, or visit us at the Connection Center desk.
The garden area behind McDonald Library is now available for all members of the University community to enjoy the fresh air and spend time outdoors. Please access the garden through the first floor of the library using the glass doors along the back wall. The garden will be open weekdays 7am - 5pm during warm weather.
Please note when you search Google Scholar, the Xavier e-journal holdings that usually appear on the right side of the page currently are not working. This is a temporary problem and we will let you know when it has been resolved. Please call 745-4808 if you have questions.
The University Library would like to congratulate our 2015 Summer Reading Challenge winners:
1st Place: Neal Troscinski, with 26 books, 8,807 pages;
2nd Place: Kaitlyn Viera, with 23 books, 8,396 pages;
3rd Place: Jackie Vezina, with 18 book, 6,914 pages.
Thank you to all who participated!
The books read in the Challenge can be found here.
We have revised XU.tutor, our online modules that help students learn the basics of doing research and teaches them about important concepts such as plagiarism. FIND covers formulating a search strategy and searching databases to find resources, EVALUATE covers evaluating sources (books, articles, and websites), and USE covers plagiarism and copyright. To access, click XU.tutor in the Quick Links above.
The University Library invites all Xavier faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. Participants can submit pages read for each unique book between June 15 and August 14, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the top three readers based on each participant's total number of pages read. Find more information on the Summer Reading Challenge and the form to submit pages read for each book here.
Many OhioLINK services will be down Friday, June 12, 6pm - Saturday, June 13, 12pm, as a new data center is set up at the State of Ohio Computing Center. Affected services will include the OhioLINK website, catalog, many databases, and off-campus access. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The CLC will be open overnight for the next three weeks, opening on Sundays at 10am and closing on Fridays at 7pm. Between the hours of 1am and 7am, the building will be open, but no services will be provided. The CLC will be open regular hours on Saturdays, from 8am to 5pm.
Congratulations to April Robles and Rita Stall of the Career Development Office for their winning entry of "Oh, The Places You Will Go!" at our annual Edible Books event! Thank you to all who participated and attended. Find pictures of the event here.
The University Library will be holding our annual Edible Books festival on Tuesday, April 14th. The event will be held in the main atrium on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons. Viewing and voting on the entries will be from 3:00pm-3:30pm. At 3:30pm, the eating will commence. All Xavier faculty, staff and students are invited to attend!
The Library is now accepting entries for our annual Edible Books Festival on April 14! Find information on Edible Books here. The event will be held from 3pm-4pm on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons. All Xavier faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate and/or attend! If you are interested in participating, please email Megan Rinderle, email@example.com, by April 3rd.