That during the summer of 2019, the university will be embarking on a complete renovation of the main level of the Hammermill Library?
When students arrive for Fall Semester 2019, they’ll discover a completely new environment and new library experience. The space will include four new collaborative study rooms with glass write-on boards and large wall-mounted interactive computer screens. Students will be able to schedule these rooms in advance for group study and group projects. A brand new Public Services/Circulation Desk area will greet students as they enter the main doors. There will be several sections of comfortable seating, plus new tables everywhere for studying; new shelving to display new books, reference books, magazines and newspapers; an updated Writing Center and an updated area for tutoring services. The former Library Classroom L225 will be remodeled and become the official University Testing Center. This will allow students needing to make up exams, or needing support while taking tests, to have one place to go for exams and not feel displaced.
— Darci Jones, University Libraries Director
UpToDate is one of our subscription databases used for Health topics. It will be most useful to students and professors in Health Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and other health fields, although it can also be useful to anyone in need of complete and authoritative health information from a clinical perspective. Used by actual health professionals in the field, UpToDate is a serious tool designed for real-life applications.
The Work Study of the Month for February is Alexandra Long, who came to Mercyhurst from Punxsutawney, a Pennnsylvania city that gets a lot of attention each February. She is a junior majoring in Political Science with a Gender Studies minor, and is active on campus in several organizations including Mercyhurst Equality of Women, Political Science Club and the Pre-Law Society. The Hammermill library's friendly environment and the satisfaction of helping students find resources they need to succeed are her favorite aspects of working at the library. She has three pets, a Yorkie named Mia, a pitull named Lulu, and a Betta fish named Fin. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Public Administration.
— Angela Okey and Karen Niemla
Mercyhurst along with the Thomas J. and Michele Ridge archives has started an internship program for students interested in Archives, History, Intelligence Studies, and Political Science. Spring semester interns Hannah Pfeifer and Molly Kennedy have been hard at work processing material. Hannah a junior majoring in public history/museum studies and sociocultural anthropology with a minor in gender studies, has developed a processing plan for the transition and the inaugurations of Governor Ridge. Molly, a junior public history major, has developed a processing plan for the 1994 campaign for governor of Pennsylvania. Both Hannah and Molly will be working with archivist Bryan Colvin to complete the processing by the end of this semester.
— Bryan Colvin
In celebration of Black History Month, the Ridge Library arranged this book display, with titles still available to check out:
(Yes, that's a real book and you can read it in our collection here!)