Seton Hall University’s Institutional eRepository Hits 2 Million Downloads!

Seton Hall University Libraries & Seton Hall Law proudly maintain Seton Hall University’s Institutional eRepository, for the preservation and dissemination of SHU scholarly works.

We are excited to announce that as of July 7th 2017, there have been more than 2 million downloads from the eRepository from all over the world!

Read the news story here.

You can explore the eRepository here

Current Faculty Selected Works Profiles are available here

For faculty the benefits of having a profile in the eRepository include:

– Showcasing current scholarship with your peers.

– Maintaining your own profile or opting to have #SHU_Libraries maintain it for you.

– Viewing download statistics for your publications and media appearances with map visualizations and Excel tables to view readership by sector, institution, and country.

For more information see our eRepository Brochure.

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Watch A Video of Our Inaugural Speaker’s Series

Seton Hall University Libraries Speaker’s Series
“Critical Issues in Information and Education”
Speakers John N. Berry and Dr. Christopher Tienken discuss
“Information and Misinformation”

Recorded March 29, 2017 @ Seton Hall University Libraries

About our Speakers:

During John Berry’s more than fifty years with Library Journal where he was Editor-in-Chief, he authored over 700 publications and maintained an active role in the American Library Association, spearheading many socially aware initiatives. He is a recipient of the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to librarianship.

Dr. Christopher Tienken has authored over 80 publications. His research interests include school reform issues such as standardization, the influence of curriculum quality on student outcomes, and the construct validity of high-stakes standardized tests as decision-making tools. He was was named the 2014 College of Education and Human Services Researcher of the Year, and was invited to be a member of the Professors of Curriculum organization in 2015.

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Chinese Speech Competition 2017

Liuqing Yang, Chinese Corner Project Assistant, has created a video clip of the recent Chinese Speech Competition held by Asian Studies Program at Seton Hall University on April 20, 2017.

Thirty-eight students took part in the competition from beginner to advanced levels. Every speech had its own characterisitcs. Prof. Dongdong Chen, Department Chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Prof. Jeffrey Rice of Chinese Literature and Civilization and Director of Asian Studies, gave supportive remarks to the students. Everyone enjoyed the competition.

Chinese Speech Competition Participants
Chinese Speech Competition Participants

Watch highlights from the competition here.

The Chinese Corner (located on the 2nd floor of Walsh Library) is a unique collection of books and videos for learning Chinese language, history and culture. The collection is curated by Dr. Xue-Ming Bao, the library’s Electronic Resources Librarian & liaison to Asian Studies.

To learn more about Dr. Bao and The Chinese Corner, please visit here.

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Library Hiring Student Workers

#SHU_Libraries is looking to hire students who can work part-time in the evenings and on weekends, starting this May!

Does this sound like you?

  • You are a current SHU student
  • You qualify for Federal Work-Study
  • You are interested in working in the library at the circulation desk
  • You are available to work evenings and weekends
  • You can start immediately

If so then please send a cover letter and resume by email to Tiffany Burns

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Lisa Rose-Wiles Receives 2017 University Research Council Award

One of the library’s most distinguished faculty, Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles, has just been named a recipient of one of the 2017 University Research Council Awards!

Dr. Rose-Wiles was honored alongside her colleague Dr. Cecilia Marzabadi (Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry) for their project titled “Are We Ignoring History? An Analysis of Citations in Recent Chemistry Articles”.

Photo of URC Award winners
Dr. Rose-Wiles is in the front row, 2nd from the right.

Congratulations Lisa (and Cecilia)!

Read the announcement with the complete list of award recipients, here.

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Announcing ArchivesSpace!

The Msgr. William Noè Field Archives & Special Collections Center at Walsh Library is excited to announce the launch of its new searchable archival database, ArchivesSpace.

ArchivesSpace screenshotResearchers can now use ArchivesSpace to discover what the Center has in its holdings. Digital archival content will be available through ArchivesSpace in the coming months.

Begin your ArchivesSpace search here!

Click here to browse our digital collections!

Troubleshooting Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Sometimes when connecting to library resources from off-campus, you may encounter unexpected errors–the content you are looking for may appear to be unavailable, you may see an error message, or simply see an unfamiliar or confusing webpage.

When this occurs, a good rule of thumb is to clear your browser cache, then close your browser and start again. Below are brief explanations on how to clear the cache for the most commonly used web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Clearing Cache in Chrome

  1. From the Menu button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window, choose More Tools > Clear browsing data.
  2. Select the period of time you wish to delete cached information using the Obliterate the following items from drop down menu. From there, you can choose Cached images and files.
  3. Select the Clear browsing data button, and Chrome will clear your cache.

Clearing Cache in Firefox

  1. Click the menu button top right corner, and choose Options:

Firefox Menu Screenshot

2. Select Advanced from the left-side menu.
3. Click on the Network tab at the top.
4. In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now.

Clearing Cache in Internet Explorer 

  1. Select Tools (via the Gear Icon)  > Safety > Delete browsing history.
  2. Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favorites website data.
  3. Check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies.
  4. Click Delete.

Clearing Cache in Safari

  1. Click Safari in the upper left hand side of your screen.
  2. In the menu that appears, click Preferences.
  3. In the window that appears, click the Privacy tab.
  4. Click the button Remove All Website Data.
  5. Click Remove Now in the pop up window that appears.


Current Exhibits in the Archives & Special Collections Center

Seton Hall University Libraries Archives & Special Collections Center is hosting a pair of exhibits currently on view:

The first is The Newark Uprising of 1967:

This period of civil unrest (between July 12 and July 17, 1967) was a protest by African-American residents in response to various discriminatory practices.  The causes associated with this event can be traced back through a long history of uneasy relations between lawmakers, law enforcement, and local citizens. Click here for more information.

The second is Women of Setonia 1937:

This year marks the 80th anniversary since women first attended lectures or taught courses at Seton Hall.  These trailblazers were part of the now defunct Urban Division established by then College President Monsignor James F. Kelley who provided a more inclusive educational experience for all qualified applicants. Click here for more information.

Seminar on Teaching Chinese Vocabulary

#SHU_Libraries and the Library Chinese Corner are pleased to announce that Prof. Siben Chen (China Southwest Jiaotong University) our Visiting Scholar of Asian Studies at SHU, will be presenting a seminar:

Chinese As A Second Language:
Teaching Vocabulary From a Country-Specific Perspective

When: Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:30p-7:30p
Where: Walsh Library, Common Room

All are welcome to attend!

For more information please contact:
Dr. Xue-Ming Bao, Electronic Resources Librarian
973-489-5888 |