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Halen Wick, Makerspace Student Manger, was nominated for the 2022 Student Employee of the Year.Halen Wick, Makerspace Student Manger, was nominated for Xavier's 2022 Student Employee of the Year. Halen is a senior Biology major and has worked in the Makerspace for three years. He’s patient, knowledgeable, and creative. We are so proud of the work he has done making the Makerspace a welcoming and productive place in the library.

Rachel Purpura, University Archives & Special Collections student employee, was recently published in American Journal of French.Rachel Purpura, University Archives & Special Collections student employee, was selected for the top 10 best French essays submitted to the American Journal of French Studies. Her work will be published in the spring edition of AJFS. Rachel is a senior French and Francophone studies/History major. She will be completing her M.Litt in Medieval studies at the University of St Andrews.


National Library Week, April 3-9, 2022

University Library Announces Events for the Week

Event in CLC atrium

Monday, April 4: Edible Books Event, 3-4pm in the CLC atrium

Tuesday, April 5: Literally Connect with Your Library - Makerspace open house, 10am-4pm on McDonald Library 1st floor (from 2-4pm University Library Makerspace with SGA and 4 Paws for Ability at XU will host Puppies & Paint)

New Acquisitions: University Archives and Special Collections - pop-up display, 10am-12pm on McDonald Library 3rd floor

Wednesday, April 6: Join David Inczauskis, SJ for his Book Launch of Honduran Cinema: Art, Identity, and Politics, 12-1pm on McDonald Library 1st floor

Thursday, April 7: Banned and Challenged Book Read-In, 10am-12pm in the CLC atrium - and come "check out" a title from the American Library Association’s Top 100 Banned or Challenged Book List display

Friday, April 8: Popcorn served all day in the CLC atrium


January 14 - February 14, 2022: Families at the Border

Families at the Border event bookshelf

This visual exhibit, entitled "Families at the Border," was funded by a Xavier University Women of Excellence Grant, and includes photos, artifacts, and a short documentary produced in collaboration with community partner, the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Mexico. The exhibit is the work of Xavier faculty Dr. Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco (Classics & Modern Languages), Dr. Leah Dunn (Occupational Therapy), Dr. Jen Gibson (Psychology), Tim Severyn (Bellarmine/Social Work), and Joanna Williams, Executive Director of the Kino Border Initiative. 

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the exhibit opening on Friday, January 14, 2022, 4-6 pm in the McDonald Library, 3rd floor, Xavier University. The exhibit is available from January 14 through February 14, 2022.

Families at the Border event, people looking at exhibit


October 20, 2021 - Current: University Library's Current Inauguration Exhibit

University Library has set up an exhibit and will be displaying the Saint John’s Bible during the Missioning Mass to celebrate the inauguration of Xavier's 35th President, Colleen M. Hanycz, PhD.

The exhibit, titled “A Brief History of the Presidents of Xavier,” will be on display in the CLC 3rd Floor Atrium until November 19. The exhibit celebrates the history of presidents at Xavier as the university looks toward the future on the occasion of President Hanycz’s inauguration.

On October 27, Xavier's iconic Bellarmine Chapel will host a Missioning Mass at 3:00 pm, where President Hanycz’s inauguration will be marked with a special liturgy. University Library will display the Saint John’s Bible Volume 5: Prophets; attendees will have an opportunity to view the illumination for Ezekiel 37 before and after the Mass.

-Maddie McGarry '23, University Library Marketing & Communications Intern


October 28, 2021: University Library's Inauguration Volunteers

Inauguration Volunteer Anne RyckbostAnne Ryckbost, University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, created displays at the Cintas Center's Schiff Conference Center for the President's Reception. Displayed here are the gifts received by President Hanycz from campus and Cincinnati community greeters.


Inauguration Volunteer Sidnie Reed

Sidnie Reed, Resource Sharing Specialist, served as a Floor Seating Official.


Inauguration Volunteer Megan Kickbush

Megan Kickbush, Head of Access Services, served as a Lead Host for the Board of Trustees and governmental and religious dignitaries.


Inauguration Volunteer Alison Morgan

Alison Morgan, Assistant Director of Public Services, served as a Lead Host for the University Delegates from the AJCU and other universities across the country.


Inauguration Volunteer James Green

James Green, Head of User Experience & Assessment, served as a Processional Lead and Stage Assistant.

September 2, 2021: Meet Maddie McGarry

University Library's Marketing & Communications Intern

2021 Fall Semester
Xavier Highlights

Hometown: Westport, Connecticut

Year: Junior

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Business

University Scholars Honors Program

Fun Facts

Maddie was born in London and has dual citizenship with the US and UK.

Maddie recently became more interested in reading because of #BookTok. Her all-time favorite book is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.