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Xavier Professor's Research Featured on OhioLINK's News

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dr. Suparna Chatterjee, Assistant Professor for Sustainability with the History Department and Economics Visiting Professor is currently featured on OhioLINK's (Ohio Academic Library Consortium) website for her use of OhioLINK through Xavier University Library while conducting research in her field. https://www.ohiolink.edu/press/xavier_university_suparna_chatterjee_researcher_profile

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Librarians Without Borders!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This semester librarians will be providing research and reference assistance to students and faculty at various locations throughout campus. Beginning the 2nd week of spring semester, Onsite Personal Librarians will be available for help at the following locations, days, and times.

Time for a Study Break!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

While you're studying hard at University Library, stop by the CLC desk and ask for a trivia question. Answer correctly and win a 3 Musketeers bar and compete in a drawing for a $100 gift card. Only 36 winners a day! Sponsored by the All For One Shops.

CLC Open 24/5 Now Through Finals

Monday, November 30, 2015

To assist students needing late night study space during this busy time, the Conaton Learning Commons is open Sunday 10am through Friday 7pm, as well as Saturday 8am - 5pm, from November 30 until December 18. Students may use their All Cards to access the CLC through the main 3rd floor entrance after 10pm. Good luck on your finals!

Still Need to Research?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Librarians will be staffing a table in Alter Hall today, November 19th from 12:30 -- 2:30 pm on the first floor near Bellarmine Chapel. They will offer research assistance ideas for papers and projects. Free gift to students for stopping by and talking with them! For questions, please contact Vicki Young at youngv@xavier.edu.

Spy on Campus?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Did Harry Gold, Class of 1940, come to Xavier as a Soviet spy or did he become a spy after he arrived at Xavier? Fr. Thomas Kennealy, S.J., University Archivist, will reveal this intriguing and true story this Thursday, November 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fenwick Conferecne Room. Bring your lunch and come hear this fascinating story that sounds like a modern-day fiction novel.

Talk to a Librarian & Get a Free Water Bottle

Monday, November 2, 2015

Librarians will be staffing a table in Alter Hall on Tuesday, November 3rd from 9:45 -- 11:45am on the first floor near Bellarmine Chapel. They will offer research assistance ideas for papers and projects. Free gift to students for stopping by and talking with them! For questions, please contact Vicki Young at youngv@xavier.edu.

Virtual Bookshelf

Friday, October 30, 2015

Interested in enjoying a good book? Find some of our Leisure Reading books here for an idea! Browse the rest of the collection on the 3rd floor of McDonald Library.

Changes in the Library

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Information Technologies division is excited to announce plans for a makerspace coming soon on the first floor of the library. In order to make this exciting new space possible, the library has relocated the Resource Sharing department to the Connection Center, making access to OhioLINK and interlibrary loan services conveniently located at the main service desk in the CLC. For questions about these changes, please contact Alison Morgan at morgan@xavier.edu.

New Spanish Language Tours of Library!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Students in Dr. Irene Hodgson's Intermediate Spanish II courses have created tours of the library in Spanish for us! Check them out on our website, under About -> Library Floor Plans. Disfrutar!

Looking for a Student Leadership Opportunity?

Friday, October 2, 2015

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...

Banned Books Week Party at University Library

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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.

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Monday, September 28, 2015

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

Saint John's Bible Page Turning Day 5 at the Library

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

Saint John's Bible Page Turning Day 4 at the Library

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

Saint John's Bible Page Turning Day 3 at the Library

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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

Saint John's Bible Page Turning Day 2 at the Library

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

Talk to a Librarian & Get a FREE Water Bottle

Friday, September 18, 2015

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 youngv@xavier.edu.

iPads at University Library

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The University Library now provides iPads for checkout at the Connection Center desk in the CLC. These iPads may circulate outside the CLC building for the day.

Xplore Catalog Upgrade

Friday, September 11, 2015

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, early@xavier.edu.

Library Garden Available

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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.

Google Scholar not linking to Xavier electronic journal holdings

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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.

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Monday, August 17, 2015

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.

XU.tutor revised and improved!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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.

Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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.