...That the Writing Center is located on the main floor of the library near classroom L225? The Writing Center is a place for all students to get feedback on any writing project at any stage of the writing process. It’s open every day but Saturday and you can also make an appointment on the TutorTrac scheduling system. With senior capstone projects and other research projects due this spring, now is a great time to add some polish to your writing. Writing Center Director Dr. Janelle Newman works tirelessly to bring about the latest and greatest writing techniques for student writing. You may email email@example.com to reach the graduate staff as well as Dr. Newman.
—Darci R. Jones
The end of the semester will be here sooner than you think, so it would be wise to think about upcoming final papers and projects. Since such projects require so much time and attention, it would behoove you to choose a topic that you’ll actually be interested in researching. Have a look at our Potential Research Topics library guide for help with forming ideas.
Another way to find and explore topics is through reference books, and Credo Reference is a great way to get access to them online.
If you frequent the Hammermill Library, you may have met senior student Sean Broderick, who has been working here for several years. He has said that the best thing about working in the library is seeing and talking to other people who walk by. If you've spoken with him, you might have realized that he's not from around here. Sean comes all the way from Perth, Australia. Says Public Services Librarian Angela Okey, “Sean Broderick is always friendly and willing to help others in any way he can. We are looking forward to having Sean work again for us next year as a Graduate Employee!” During his time on campus, Sean has played basketball and was a resident assistant. He also has a pet rabbit and a fish. He's been studying Biology and Education at Mercyhurst, and after graduation he hopes to teach high school biology or become a professor for a university. He hasn't decided if he wants to stay in America or go back to Australia, but he'll be missed at the library either way.
—Karen Niemla & Angela Okey
The Ridge Library is busy, busy, busy. We recently had an installation of new shelving units, creating a wonderfully cozy children’s area. This will allow the moms and kids participating in the Mercyhurst North East: Women and Children Program to have a great place in which to spend time. We will add some story times for the little ones. This new shelving also allowed for an extension of our fiction section and the addition of many new novels. If you have not seen the changes, come check us out! With the Nursing accreditation around the corner, we have been actively updating our nursing/medical books collection. Keep a lookout for all the new books, coming to the shelves near you.
Stevan “Bryan” Colvin will join the library staff on May 15 to oversee the University and Thomas and Michele Ridge Archives. Bryan hails from Sutersville, Pennsylvania, where he most recently worked as archivist at Saint Vincent College, and as an adjunct professor teaching Western Cultural Traditions at Seton Hill University. Bryan is excited to be joining our team and looking forward to putting together displays, working with students on internships, teaching a Public History course, developing projects for senior capstone research, as well as working on all things historic for the university and Ridge collections. Darci Jones, library director, said he has a passion for archives, and she’s delighted he accepted the position, even after visiting campus during one of the most horrendous winters on record.
—Darci R. Jones
In a 1960 Peanuts story arc, Linus gets a library card but soon finds that he’s too intimidated by libraries to actually visit one! Will he be able to overcome his fear? Read the rest at GoComics to find out!