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Adobe Digital Editions 4

Friday, October 17, 2014

Xavier Library has been made aware of a software vulnerability that exists within Adobe Digital Editions 4, the software that is used by some vendors to view books that have been downloaded. Adobe Digital Editions has been logging data on the books used with this application that have been downloaded on the devices or computers of library users. Click the title of this post to learn more.

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place every October in downtown Cincinnati. The day-long festival features national, regional, and local authors and illustrators; book signings; panel discussions; and activities for the entire family to enjoy.This year, the event will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Duke Energy Center. Free admission.Read more here.

Banned Books Week 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 21st-27th, 2014 is Banned Books Week! This is a week to celebrate the freedom to read, and the right to express ideas freely. There are many books that have been banned, or challenged in schools across the nation for their unpopular notions. Come check out some of those titles on the 3rd floor of the McDonald Library. For more information on Banned Books Week, click here.

Interlibrary Loan Email Alert

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Some universities have reported that their Interlibrary Loan users are receiving emails asking them to provide their username and password information. We would never ask for this information from you. If you receive an email asking for your log-in information, please do not respond. If you have any questions please contact us at Research Help 745-4808.

Library Selfie Contest

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Visit the Library or Conaton Learning Commons and take a selfie (in your favorite study spot, or with your favorite book, movie or magazine). Post your photo to Twitter @XUConnectCenter or "Xavier University Library" on Facebook with #xulibraryselfie. One random selfie poster will win $50 X-cash! Contest ends August 31st.

Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Friday, August 15, 2014

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Challenge winners! 1st Place: Neal Tronscinski, with 7,665 pages read. 2nd Place: Jackie Vezina, with 5,998 pages read. 3rd Place: Danny Bellman, with 4,958 pages read. We had 34 participants, who read 223 books, with a total of 78,865 pages! Thanks to all who participated!

Summer Reading Challenge Reception

Monday, August 11, 2014

The McDonald Library will be hosting a coffee and donut reception on Friday, August 15th, for the participants of the Summer Reading Challenge. The winners of the challenge will be announced and prizes will be given out. Please join the library staff for some sweet refreshments if you participated in the challenge!

Why You Should Read Like a Teen Again

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"'Teen reading' is a phrase I use not to describe a certain type of book — you can 'teen read' Jane Austen or David Foster Wallace — but a certain style of reading: when you block everything and everyone else out, and immerse yourself in the world of the book..." continuing reading here. Participate in our Summer Reading Challenge and remember the enjoyment of reading like a teen again!

Xavier Library Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Xavier Library Summer Reading Challenge 2014 is here! How many pages can you read this summer? The reading challenge starts June 15 and ends August 14, 2014 and is open to all Xavier faculty, staff and students. Prizes will be awarded to the top three readers. Track the number of pages you read using the form on this page.

Summer Hours

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Library and CLC will be open the following hours over summer: Monday-Thursday: 8AM-10PM Friday & Saturday: 8AM-5PM Sunday: CLOSED

Extended Hours

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The CLC will be open overnight in the next few weeks to accommodate for final exam studying. Sunday through Thursday nights we will remain open, and close on Fridays at 7pm as usual. Our extended hours end on Friday, May 9th, when we will be closing at 5pm. Monday through Thursday nights, starting at 1am, circulation services will not be provided, merely use of the building.

Edible Books Winner

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

University Library would like to congratulate Mallory Tulcewicz, for winning the 8th Annual Edible Books Contest. Mallory's entry, "Burger Boy" won the prize. Check out the Edible Books libguide: http://libguides.xavier.edu/ediblebooks for photos of the winning edible book, as well as other entries to this year’s contest.

National Library Week

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 13th-19th is National Library week! We invite the Xavier community to celebrate with us through various events throughout the week. We will be having a drawing for a daily prize, and for a grand prize of $50 X-cash at the end of the week. Come to the Connection Center desk to enter! You can also post poems to our poetry wall, or grab some candy at the desk. Our main event is happening Tuesday, April 15th, from 3pm-4pm, when we will be hosting our annual Edible Books contest in the CLC

New Books

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Some of our new books can be found on our virtual bookshelf. Look under the student or faculty tabs on our website and click on "books" to see the titles! Click on the cover images to see more detailed information and to request the book.

National Poetry Month

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April is National Poetry Month! Some poetry collections are on display on the 3rd floor of the library for your browsing pleasure. Also, feel free to read some poetry right off one of our walls! We have a Poetry Wall this month on which you can post a favorite poem, or one you've written! If you'd like to send a poem in for the wall, please email Megan Rinderle at rinderlem1@xavier.edu.

Create an Edible Book

Thursday, March 20, 2014

If you would like to create an Edible Book, please let Lindsey Ritzert know by Tuesday, April 1. Email ritzertl@xavier.edu if you plan to participate. All are welcome to attend Edible Books on Tuesday, April 15 from 3-4pm on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons, near the Connection Center. For more information and pictures of past Edible Book entries visit http://libguides.xavier.edu/ediblebooks Contact Lindsey Ritzert ritzertl@xavier.edu 745-4810 with your questions.

Learning Express Library Updated

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Learning Express Library offers Xavier faculty, staff, and students access to skill-building courses, tutorials, and practice tests for graduate schools and professional licensing (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, NCLEX, etc.). This resource has been upgraded to version 3.0. Any users who created accounts in version 2.0 will need to create new accounts in version 3.0.

Women's History Month

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We now have a display on the 3rd floor celebrating Women's History Month! Come check out the books and DVDs documenting women's issues in both the past and the present. Also, view the photo slideshow put together by the Women's Center here on campus.

28 Books You Should Read if You Want to

Monday, February 24, 2014

"I discovered one of my favorite books because the author called our store and charmed the living daylights out of me. I found another in a box of old books that my Russian literature professor left outside his office to give away. So while I do think that you should read the canon if it interests you, I think it’s more important that you read the books that find their own way into your hands."

Why World Book Night Matters to Everybody

Thursday, February 20, 2014

World Book Night is on April 23rd! We enjoyed reading one blogger's interpretation of its importance: "World Book Night is a day for books. But it's about more than books, too. It's about talking to strangers and sharing something you love. It's about connection instead of connectivity…. Each book given on World Book Night, and each book received, is an instance of simple, profound connection in a world where it's all too rare.” Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/1mxd51s

Interested in a Blind Date with a Book?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Visit the Blind Date with a Book display on the third floor of the McDonald Library. Find one that you think you might like? Bring it up to the Connection Center desk and we’ll check it out to you… no peeking allowed! Feel free to fill out your “Rate your Date” card when you’re finished reading and we’ll post the review under “Blind Dates” on our Goodreads page.

Xavier Library launches new website!

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Xavier University Library announces its new website going live on Friday, January 10, 2014. Powered by CampuSuite by InnerSync, the enhanced site will more closely match the Xavier University brand and webpage format than the previous site. The new site offers homepage access to the library’s Search@XU tool, which gives users the capability of searching for scholarly articles, journals, books, and media in one easy-to-use interface.