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September 2019

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...about the newly renovated main level of the Hammermill Library? I declare that the renovation was an incredible success and the WOW factor has been achieved. President Victor (and Vice President Cal Pifer) have again surpassed expectations and provided the students with an amazing space for research, writing, tutoring, testing and study. Regular hours will be Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Friday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-midnight. You can always check the Hub Library page or the library home page for any modifications to these hours. The Weber South entrance will be open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday except for those with authorized ID card access.

— Darci Jones, University Libraries Director


A look at the database

This health sciences resource is fairly new, having been added to the library's subscriptions late in the spring semester. features the most comprehensive, accurate and detailed 3D models of the human body online today. Our range of medical software covers anatomy for every region of the body, plus specialized titles that focus on muscle function, injuries and more, providing more than 6,500 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, illustrations, animations and much more. even allows you to embed items into webpages for instant viewing (on-campus only).



—Karen Niemla


New Library Learning Module Available in Blackboard

blackboard Hello and happy new year, professors! Are you looking for a way to introduce your students to the library but do not have time in your class schedule for an Information Literacy Instruction session with a librarian in person? Fortunately, there's now an online alternative: Your librarians have developed a new interactive Learning Module in Blackboard, the Library Scavenger Hunt! It can be imported into your Blackboard course with its administration and grading still under your control, or your students can be enrolled in the Library's Blackboard page. Please contact Reference and Research Librarian Karen Niemla at if you're interested.


—Karen Niemla




On Aug. 19 and 20, the Hammermill Library's new graduate employees attended an orientation program under the supervision of our Public Services Librarian Angela Okey. Here they learned about how libraries operate, how to use library technology, and how to assist students, faculty, and other library patrons. They are now more than ready to help you!

WORK STUDY PERSON Name: Karlie Bizzarro
Major: Organizational Leadership-Human Resources
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
Dream Job: HR Manager
Favorite Book: The Shining
WORK STUDY PERSON Name: Elizabeth Brooks
Major: Forensic Anthropology
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Dream Job: University Professor/Lecturer
Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
WORK STUDY PERSON Name: James Carpenter
Major: M.S. Applied Intelligence
Hometown: York, South Carolina
Dream Job: Cybersecurity Analyst
Favorite Book/Book Series: Rick Riordan’s "Percy Jackson & The Olympians"
Major: M.S. in  Anthropology, Concentration: Forensic and Biological Anthropology
Hometown: Arvada, Colorado
Dream Job: Forensic Anthropologist
Favorite Book: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
WORK STUDY PERSON Name: Name: Liana Thies
Major: Anthropology/ Archaeology
Hometown: Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Dream Job: Bioarchaeologist
Favorite Book: Doomed Queens


— Angela Okey and Karen Niemla







Tips for faculty & Staff: How to use Self Service

For the information and convenience of the Mercyhurst community, the library may sometimes publish instructional videos about systems used at the university other than research databases. Here is a video for faculty, staff, and others employed at Mercyhurst showing the features of Employee Self Service. Here you can manage your contact and financial information, access detailed pay stubs, and more. You can find it on the employee page in the new Mercyhurst Hub.

— Karen Niemla



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—Karen Niemla