Library Hawk Squawk 4/16/14: National Library Week, Journal Launch Party

Reminder: Launch Party for HNU’s New Journal, Between the Lines, Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm – 9 pm: Help welcome into the world Between the Lines, HNU’s new online journal of justice, featuring poetry and prose. Mingle with instructor Belo Cipriani and his editorial team: Michelle Morgan, Prose Editor, and Andrew Taw, Poetry Editor. A must-attend event for lovers of good writing! Light refreshments served.

Library Special Hours and Closures

  • Friday April 18 through Sunday April 20: CLOSED for Easter observance
  • April 21 through May 8: Extended hours Sunday through Thursday, 9 am – 11 pm

National Library Week

In honor of National Library Week,  we’re sharing a dozen ways we serve the HNU Community. We offer you…

  1. Over 27,000 electronic journals
  2. Over 100,000 scholarly ebooks and 40,000 traditional scholarly and popular books, plus popular DVDs
  3. Over 500 tablet- and smartphone-friendly popular and scholarly ebooks through Overdrive. Game of Thrones? The Goldfinch? The Fault in Our Stars? Yeah, we got that!
  4. Research help from caring librarians, available in person, by appointment, or through email, phone, chat, and texting (see the Ask a Librarian link on our website or text  510-746-8013)
  5. Six rolling whiteboards
  6.  Almost three dozen computers
  7. Nine laptops and 5 iPads for checkout
  8. Wifi throughout the building
  9. Five study rooms you can use on a walk-in basis or reserve online through our website
  10. RefWorks to keep your citations organized
  11. Interlibrary loan for requesting books and articles from libraries worldwide. If a book is owned by a library in the statewide Camino network, we can get it to you as fast as Amazon!
  12. Extended hours during Finals (see website for details)
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Library Hawk Squawk for 4/11/14: Extended Hours, Student Journal Launch Party

Thanks to the 214 students who participated in the survey — we’ve just contacted the 8 lucky winners of $25 Amazon gift cards!

Extended Hours for Nursing Weekends, Finals; Easter Weekend Closure

  • TODAY, Friday April 11, & Friday May 2: Extended Nursing Weekend Friday  hours, 9 am – 7 pm
  • NEXT WEEK: Friday April 18 through Sunday April 20: CLOSED for Easter observance
  • April 21 through May 8: Extended Finals hours Sunday through Thursday, 9 am – 11 pm

Launch Party for HNU’s New Journal, Between the Lines

Logo - Between the Lines

Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm – 9 pm: Help welcome into the world Between the Lines, HNU’s new online journal of justice, featuring poetry and prose. Mingle with instructor Belo Cipriani and his editorial team: Michelle Morgan, Prose Editor, and Andrew Taw, Poetry Editor. A must-attend event for lovers of good writing! Light refreshments served.

To send yourself an email reminder for this event, follow this link.

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Student Library Survey; Occupy APA Returns 3/27

Student Library Survey — we haven’t surveyed HNU’s students since 2012. We would be very pleased to see good participation in this short, easy survey about what YOU need from our library. Plus we’re holding drawings for eight $25 Amazon gift cards — the odds are so good you can’t say no!

Take the HNU Library Student Survey (deadline Friday April 4):

https://hnu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_555Jy4UvPugf5tj

Occupy APA (and MLA) – A Citation Sit-In For HNU Students and Faculty – Thursday, March 27, 5-7 pm, Library Classroom. 

Are you a student or faculty member driven to frustration by the challenges of APA (American Psychological Association) or MLA (Modern Languages Association) citation? Are your citation skills in need of a tune-up? Would you like to save time formatting your assignments or articles?

Librarians Nicole Branch and Daniel Ransom are offering a workshop about these ubiquitous and challenging citation formats designed to help you format citations and reference lists easily and quickly.  Light refreshments served. RSVP to hnulibrary@hnu.edu

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Library Hawk Squawk: Cupcake Concert 3/21, Extended Hours Friday

This week: Band of Sisters Wednesday 3/19 — we already have over a dozen RSVPs but have room for more — please read Sr. Carol’s reminder message about this important video!

This week: Noontime Cupcake Concert, 12 Noon Friday March 21

CupcakeStudents, staff, faculty, alums, SNJM, and community members are all welcome to a Noontime Cupcake Concert Friday March 21, featuring pianist Caitlin Hernandez.

We will provide beverages, cupcakes, and fruit. (8 flavors of cupcakes! Yes!) Please feel free to bring your lunch. Come for a little time, come for the whole time.

Caitlin is a 2012 graduate of UC Santa Cruz. In Caitlin’s ”gap year” between her junior and senior year, Caitlin wrote and performed in her own musical, “Dreaming in Color,” which played to sold-out crowds at the Promenade Playhouse Santa Monica. More recently, Caitlin received rave reviews for her play, Walk Me Home, created and performed by Theatre by the Blind, the country’s only theater troupe composed entirely of blind actors.

You can read more about Caitlin in this article.  She will have CDs for sale!

This week: Extended hours, 9 am – 8 pm, Friday, 3/21, in support of Nursing Weekend

Next week: Occupy APA (and MLA) – A Citation Sit-In For HNU Students and Faculty – Thursday, March 27, 5-7 pm, Library Classroom

 Are you a student or faculty member driven to frustration by the challenges of APA (American Psychological Association) or MLA (Modern Languages Association) citation? Are your citation skills in need of a tune-up? Would you like to save time formatting your assignments or articles? Librarians Nicole Branch and Daniel Ransom again offer their lifesaving workshop about these ubiquitous and challenging citation formats designed to help you format citations and reference lists easily and quickly.  Light refreshments served. RSVP to hnulibrary@hnu.edu 

 

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Spring Break Hours

Here are the Spring Break 2014 hours for HNU’s Cushing Library. We are closed for Library IT maintenance and other projects Sunday 3/8 through Wednesday 3/12. Then we are open limited hours Thursday 3/13 through Saturday 3/15, and back to regular hours on Sunday 3/16.

Note: the Library is staffed during this closure. If you need library services, please email hnulibrary@hnu.edu or text/chat/email us through our Ask-a-Librarian service (see the  tab on the right of http://library.hnu.edu ).

  • Saturday March 8: 10 am – 5 pm
  • CLOSED for Library IT Maintenance Sunday, March 9 through Wednesday, March 12
  • Thursday March 13: 12 noon – 5 pm
  • Friday March 14: 12 noon – 5 pm
  • Saturday March 15: 12 noon – 5 pm
  • Sunday March 16: 12 noon – 10 pm

Reminder – Noontime Cupcake Concert, 12 Noon Friday March 21

CupcakeStudents, staff, faculty, alums, SNJM, and community members are all welcome to a Noontime Cupcake Concert Friday March 21, featuring pianist Caitlin Hernandez. We will provide beverages, cupcakes, and fruit. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Simons Art Talk TODAY 2/25 3:30 PM

Today, Tuesday, February 25, 3:30-5:00, in the Library, we have our 11th art showing and talk since 2009, featuring art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.”

These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments.  [Request Email Reminder]

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26, 4 – 4:30 pm: The Return of Circle Sing!
Location: the Corrigan Courtyard (in front of the Cushing Library)

Do you miss singing? Come Circle Sing! Circle Singing is a community-singing practice where a leader improvises and teaches short phrases to a group. (See this Youtube video.) The phrases are layered together and a song is created in the moment.  All are welcome. No experience necessary! Led by HNU music instructor Ann Hege.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Integrated Life Event Thursday 2/20, Art Show Next Week

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living. Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments served. [Request email reminder]

Next week on Tuesday, February 25, 3:30-5:00, we will have our 11th art showing and talk since 2009, featuring art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments.  [Request Email Reminder]

St. Gabriel's, 1968

St. Gabriel’s, 1968

Finally, here is a wonderful photo in celebration of Black History Month, shared by Sr. Carol Sellman. The following text is adapted from the SNJM newsletter.

St. Gabriel’s School in Washington, D.C., founded by SNJM, began admitting black Catholic students in the 1950s. By the mid-1960s, African-Americans made up a majority of the school’s population. Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, the violent response to his death came within blocks of the school. Sisters were told to stay in their convent for safety, but rushed to meet the needs of the community around the school. They made food baskets, served sandwiches to the Army troops brought in to restore order, and ran the food center depot that opened in the parish to provide ongoing support.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Blind Date with a Book, Living an Integrated Life, Art Talk

Blind date with a book

Blind date with a book

The Library has had great success with our Blind Date with a Book project. Check out a mystery book — it’s a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and get to know a book you might not have picked up otherwise. There are “hints” on the covers. All books selected by the unapologetic bibliophiles on Team Library.

Next week’s Library event:

Thursday, February 20, 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living. Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments served. [Request email reminder]

Don’t forget that the following week, on Tuesday, February 25, 3:30-5:00, we will have our 11th art showing and talk since 2009, featuring art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments.  [Request Email Reminder]

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Library Hawk Squawk: New Furniture, Lots of Events

Stop by to see the spiffy new furniture in our Seminar Room! Flipper tables and soft rolling chairs–it’s a brand-new look.

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Blind Date with a Book: During the week leading up to Valentine’s Day (February 10-14), let the library set you up on a blind date with a new writer. Carefully-selected books will be gift-wrapped and ready for you to take out for a night of good reading. Your prospective “dates” will be on display near the library’s entrance.

Upcoming events

Social Justice Community Forum: Drugs and Therapy, featuring Dr. Perri Franskoviak. Monday, February 10, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. The Center for Social Justice kicks off its spring Community Forum series with this timely topic.  Light refreshments served. 

Valentine’s Day Concert: due to a scheduling conflict, this has been canceled. We will schedule a concert later this spring. 

Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.  Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community, co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments. [Request email reminder]

Art Talk and Exhibit by Robert Simons, Tuesday, 2/25, 3:30 – 5 pm: Come to our spring semester art exhibit to see HNU art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments. [Request Email Reminder]

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Library Hawk Squawk, 1/23/14: Song, Piano, Prayer, Art

CupcakeFrom late January through February the Cushing Library is hosting four great events celebrating many aspects of cultural and spiritual fulfillment. Come when you can, leave when you have to, and enjoy! Open to all.

Circle Sing Wednesday, January 29, 4-4:30 pm. Do you like to sing? It’s the return of the Circle Sing in the Corrigan Courtyard (in front of the Library)!  Join the group, or just show up to be an appreciative audience. Circle Singing is a community-singing practice where a leader improvises and teaches short phrases to a group. The phrases are layered together and a song is created in the moment.  No experience necessary. See this Youtube Video for more about circle singing. Led by HNU music instructor Anne Hegy. [Request email reminder]

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Concert, Friday, February 14, 12 noon – 1 pm Bring your lunch and leave room for cupcakes and beverages to enjoy while listening to  music appropriate for Valentine’s Day from gifted singer-pianist Caitlin Hernandez. Caitlin will also take requests, and she will be selling CDs for the soundtrack of Dreaming in Color, a musical she wrote and starred in last summer. [Request Email Reminder]

Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.  Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community, co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments. [Request email reminder]

Art Talk and Exhibit by Robert Simons, Wednesday, 2/25, 3:30 – 5 pm: Come to our spring semester art exhibit to see HNU art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments. [Request Email Reminder]

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