Keep moving forward #MLKDay2021
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Keep moving forward #MLKDay2021
Our web page has all the details you'll need to know about expanded and safe Library services for Spring 2021: https://www.neumann.edu/academics/library.asp
We hope you have had a restful holiday break and we are looking forward to supporting everyone in the Spring 2021 semester. We have made a few changes to our physical space while still maintaining safety protocols. See our Spring 2021 update here: https://www.neumann.edu/academics/library.asp. We are continuing our virtual support of your academic success via chat, email, and appointments. Our chat hours have expanded and we can't wait to help you with whatever research needs you have. Best of luck with the start of your classes!
Another book review! This from Lindsay reviewing the Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.
The Nickel Boys follows the life of Elwood Curtis, a black teenager growing up in the Jim Crow South who dreams of going to college. Elwood finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is sent to the Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory school. At the Nickel Academy, we see Elwood cling to his values and dignity while trying to survive the abuse he endures at the hands of the Nickel staff and administrators. Whitehead conveys the horrors that occured within the walls of the Nickel Academy without exploiting the characters’ experiences for shock value. He then takes the story further, beyond the walls of the Nickel Academy, to the effect time spent there had on the adult lives of the men who survived. The Nickel Boys is a fictionalized account of events that occurred at the Florida State Reform School, also known as the Dozier School, from the time it opened in 1900 until it was finally shut down in 2011. The conditions, staff members, and treatment are all based on journalistic and investigative reports as well as interviews and books written by former inmates. As of last year, anthropologists were still finding possible remains in unmarked graves on the now shuttered campus and no charges have been filed on behalf of the victims due to the statute of limitations. This is an emotional read. I’d say read it in private, have a good cry, and then don’t stop talking about it.
Make a reservation to save yourself a seat or just stop by to study next week. We have extra hours to help you crush your exams extra hard! Good luck! Reservations: https://neumann.libcal.com/?__hssc=250840729.1.1607708788761&__hstc=250840729.cafbe92ed8a16cd43998f1fd75e7c447.1607129057185.1607129057185.1607708788761.2&__hsfp=4211742056&hsCtaTracking=a98aab54-ffbc-4973-b2ee-aa0813418992%7C5a1d710e-2f4d-4b53-ba09-e83dc201bc78
The library's end-of-the-semester Extended Hours start today! We are open 10-3 and 4-9 Monday-Thursday this week and next week. Come and book your seat (link below) for last minute paper writing, studying, or to take your online final. We are happy to welcome you to our safe and quiet space.
There are 50 booking option(s) available for the "Neumann University Library Open Space" category and all zones. You can go back and change the filters.
Our next staff book review is from Maureen:
The Guest List by Lucy Foley has many elements of other recent successful mystery and thrillers—multiple perspectives, layered relationships, and dark pasts. But this book feels a little chillier and maybe a bit more mystical. I chalk this up to its setting, an isolated island off the western coast of Ireland and to Foley’s haunting descriptions of the location and its mysterious history. The story is engaging and strong and readers may find themselves searching for clues and taking sides as the perspectives switch between wedding guests. It’s a quick read and might make you glad wedding invitations have been few and far between of late.
Do you need help with a research assignment in your class? As this semester draws to a close, the library wants to support your final papers and projects. We can meet with you one-on-one to work through research issues you are having. Click the “Schedule a Research Appointment” on this link: libanswers.neumann.edu. And remember you can always chat us or email us too! We are still here to help. Good luck!
As we all prepare for a holiday season spent hopefully in the safe and warm comforts of our homes, we are hoping some staff book recommendations may help provide ideas for entertainment for this time. This week, Barb shares one of her recent reads:
Libby Copeland’s riveting book, The Lost Family, is a well-researched and highly accessible exploration of the consequences, intended and otherwise, of Americans’ increasingly common practice of sending saliva samples to companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA. The author thoughtfully probes the ethical dangers of genetic testing, including conflicting privacy rights, an essentialist view of race, unexpected medical results, and DNA databases being used in crime-solving. As she notes, it’s a fast-moving field in need of regulation, and she engrossingly examines the many questions that arise, both practical and rhetorical: ‘What makes us who we are? Blood? Family? Culture?’ And are we prepared for the foreseen consequences of simply spitting into a vial?
Find this book in Neumann’s collection soon!
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The library is closing at 6:30 this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Did you vote but not get a sticker? Pop by the Library doors to get one today #vote2020
Let your voice be heard- VOTE!
Maureen Williams wraps up our Raven excerpt recitations and our Halloween literary fun. Hope you all had a great Halloween! 🎃☠️🦉🧙♀️👻💀🧛♀️🧟♂️
Hope your Halloween is as spooky as can be so far. Our Raven reading continues with Tiffany McGregor. 🐦👀
Happy Halloween! We are wrapping up our staff literary Halloween celebration by reciting portions of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe throughout the day. Enjoy Lindsay Decker starting us off. 🎃
Our next Halloween reading on this eerie Friday is Tara Convery reciting Come Little Children from Hocus Pocus, composed by James Horner and lyrics by Brock Walsh. Enjoy! 🧙♀️👧🧒
Our Halloween reading today comes fireside with Sunny West. Enjoy as she reads Hallowe'en by Joel Benton. 🔥🎃
We are back with another eerie Halloween read! Today we have Tiffany McGregor reciting Danse Macabre by Henri Cazalis. Enjoy! 💃☠️
Our Halloween week fun continues! Today’s spooky literary recitation is from Maureen Williams. As a ghostly bride, she recites Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe. ⚰️💀
Happy Halloween week! Halloween is a staff favorite here at NU library and is also wonderfully literary. Throughout this week we will share some of our staff members reciting spooky poems or excerpts. We start off today with Lindsay Decker stirring up a wicked brew with Song of the Witches from Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Enjoy! 🧙🏻♀️
Join us this Homecoming Thursday afternoon to chill and chat about books. Join our meeting with this link: https://tinyurl.com/lowkeybook
If you are on campus today, be sure to stop by the lobby area outside the library to see Sophia Parrish’s poster and supporting materials "Believer Board: Turn Your Fear into Motivation". This is in support of World Mental Health Day on October 10. She will be there today and Monday. Showcased on her poster are the library’s recipe blog as well as a selection of relevant books from our collection that can be checked out using our online book request system.
Need a refresher on APA Style? Have specific writing or research questions to ask? Come join the Library and Writing Center for a collaborative APA Workshop! We will cover common APA issues, recommend best practices, and will take any questions you have. Just join the meeting link here: https://bit.ly/3ldWdx5 at 2pm on Wednesday. Hope to 'see' you there!
This year Banned Books Week is Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Celebrate by exercising your right to read whatever your please and learning more about the most frequently challenged books at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10
Your vote is your voice! The next on-campus registration event will be this Tuesday 9/22.
As the U.S. elections draw closer, it is important to stay informed and up to date, both about your voting status and location as well as about the issues at stake. We have aggregated many resources in a research guide that I've linked here. Take a look and be sure to stay civically engaged!
LibGuides: U.S. Election Resources: Home
Have you visited the library yet this semester using our seat reservation system? Select your seat using the ‘Book A Library Seat’ button on our home page: https://www.neumann.edu/academics/library.asp. We welcome you safely to our space for solo study. Remember to mask up!
Week One is practically in the books! You made it! Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday weekend. Library spaces and services will be back on Tuesday😎
Need a space to study and the Library is booked? Check out some of these campus spots with posted hours! We'll keep these posted on the Library website along with Library hours for easy reference. Happy Studying!
Hi everyone! We in the library can’t wait to welcome you back to our space. Things will look and feel different this semester. The hours will be 12-3 and 5-8 Monday through Thursday. The library will only be for individual study and we will have 50 seats available to book. These seats can be booked up to two days in advance here: https://neumann.libcal.com/. Reservations start August 31. We are looking to reduce personal interactions and high touch areas so there will be no printing and no supplies available. We look forward to welcoming you safely to our space!
This Thursday we will be chatting from Noon until 4pm.
Chat will be suspended this Friday, but we’ll be back at it on Monday (and are here all this week)!
1 Neumann Dr
Neumann University Library is located in the Bachmann Main Building and consists of two floors. The first floor contains the Main Desk and the Research Desk, Current Periodicals, part of the Circulating Collection, the Popular Reading Collection and 24 computers with access to the World Wide Web, databases, ebooks, and Microsoft Office. There is a Multipurpose Room on the first floor that houses many of our Information Literacy classes. The second floor consists of part of the circulating collection. It is also a quiet study area, with several tables for individual study. There are also four group study rooms on the second floor. Come Visit!
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