24/7 Starts November 26th – No Guest Computer Access

#SHU_Libraries will remain open 24/7

From 12p on Sunday, November 26th until 11pm Tuesday, December 19th.

During this time there will be no guest computer access.

Guest computer access resumes Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.

View our complete hours https://library.shu.edu/library/library-hours

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Copyright Event: Cautionary Tales in Copyright

#SHU_Libraries presents “Cautionary Tales in Copyright”

Come and share exciting first-hand experiences in the complex world of copyright while sharing refreshments with your friends and colleagues.

Join Prof. Thomas Rondinella & Dr. Renee Robinson from the College of Communication & the Arts for this lively informal panel discussion.

Date: Monday, November 27th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Walsh Library Common Area (2nd  Floor)

RSVP: https://events.shu.edu/event/students-cautionary-tales-in-copyright/

Renee Robinson, PhD, is a professor of Communication in the Center for Graduate Studies. Robinson’s research involves communication in mediated environments, instructional settings, and organizational contexts.  She publishes in the areas of communication instruction and pedagogy, workplace interactions, and mobile learning. 

Professor Thomas Rondinella is a film and video producer with his own company, Catfish Studios, and is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students and Academic Affairs for the College of Communication and the Arts.

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OOMF charging bricks are here!

#SHU_Libraries is pleased to announce that we have acquired 36 Oomf portable charging bricks that are now available for use!

You can checkout a brick at our circulation desk for in-library use only, and have a steady power supply with you wherever you are in the building!

The bricks look like this:

Oomf omnicharge brick

What is it exactly?

The Oomf Omnicharge is a 4.5 X 4.5 inch battery powered brick that weighs less than 1.5 pounds.

It features an AC outlet and 2 USB outlets. It supports charging for all devices including all laptop computers.

How do I get it and use it?

  1. Search for the Oomf app through your phone’s app store, then download the app. You’ll need to create and register an account through the app. Oomf chargers are free to use but you must have a valid credit card number to secure your registration.
  2. Once your Oomf app is set up, come to the circulation desk with your SHU ID and fill out a (one-time) loan agreement form. The charging brick will be checked out to your library account.
  3. You’ll then open the Oomf app on your phone, and place your phone on top of the brick to activate it.
  4. You’ll have the brick for 6 hours, to use in-library. Simply plug any of your devices into the brick to charge them.
  5. A fully charged brick, depending on how many and what types of devices are connected to it, can provide continuous power for up to 5.5 hours.

Power to the People!

Kwikboost Charging Stations

#SHU_Libraries We are pleased to announce that we have just installed two Kwikboost charging stations in the library’s Information Commons on the 2nd floor!

These are free for anyone to use, and are designed to charge multiple devices simultaneously (iOS/Android smartphones, tablets, etc.)

Both charging stations are mounted on separate columns–one near the Reference bookshelves, and the other near the Apple iMac workstations.

Here’s what a charging station looks like:

picture of Kwikboost charging station

Happy charging!

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No Guest Computer Access During Midterms

#SHU_Libraries With Midterms set to begin immediately following the Fall Break, there will be no guest access to computers starting Wednesday, October 11th through Friday, October 27th.

Only SHU students, faculty, administrators, staff and Alumni (with proper ID) can access the library’s computers, during this time period.

Guest access will resume on Saturday, October 28th.

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New Database: Sage Business Cases

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sage Business Cases.  Detail from the publisher:

SAGE Business Cases provides faculty and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research. Offering 1,700 cases from around the world—this collection will grow to 2,500 case studies by 2018. These cases are:

  • Accessible campus-wide, providing easy discovery for students and faculty for the use in courses and research
  • Critically minded, up-to-date, and developed to elicit discussion and further research
  • Accompanied by instructor-only teaching notes with suggested teaching strategies, target audience, and possible responses to discussion questions that can help facilitate classroom discussion
  • Contemporary and newsworthy. Topics include Marketing, Operations Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management, and more
  • Designed to suit a range of academic uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources.

This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships, to meet the needs of business faculty and students internationally.

Partner Institutions

The collection includes cases from a growing list of world-renowned institutions and associations:

  • Yale School of Management, Yale University, USA
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
  • The Berkeley-Haas Case Series, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
  • The Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • New in 2018! Institute of Management Accountants, USA
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA
  • Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
  • Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, China
  • Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, USA
  • Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

Library Hours for the 2017 Fall Semester

#SHU_Libraries welcomes new and returning students!

~ The Library is open 7 days a week during the semester ~

**2017 Fall Semester Hours begin on Monday, August 28th**

Monday – Thursday 8am – 2am
Friday  8am – midnight
Saturday  9am – 5pm
Sunday  Noon – 2am

Reference Help
Email: ask@shu.libanswers.com

Reference Desk and reference chat are staffed 6 days a week:
Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday Noon – 8pm

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#SHU_Libraries welcomes Dr. Lauren Harrison

#SHU_Libraries welcomes Dr. Lauren Harrison, who will be joining us as a Term Reference Librarian four days a week this fall. You’ll find Dr. Harrison at the reference desk ready to answer your questions, and teaching students within the library’s instruction program.

Lauren Harrison photoShe holds a Bachelor of Science from Howard University in Zoology/Chemistry, a Master of Library Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems & Communication also from Rutgers. She has served as an Information Scientist, Library Manager and Data Scientist during her 38 year tenure with Roche Pharmaceuticals in Nutley, NJ and most recently in NYC at their new Roche Translational and Clinical Research Center.

She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information’s Joint program with NYU, and is currently a Lecturer at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, Masters in Applied Analytics Program.

Welcome Lauren!

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Upcoming Speaker’s Series Event: September 27, 2017

#SHU_Libraries is pleased to announce the next event in our recently launched Speaker’s Series: Critical Issues In Information & Education:

“Discursive and Democratic Dysfunction, Or, Why It Is So Hard to Decide What the Facts Are”

When: Wednesday, September 27th @ 2pm
Where: Seton Hall University Libraries – Walsh Library, 2nd floor Common Area
Please RSVP to: Franceska.Osmann@shu.edu

Prof. Marie Radford (Rutgers University) will focus on the difference between conversations that are clear, non-confrontational, and productive and those that are unfocused, awkward, or even threatening. She will explore theoretical frameworks for understanding interpersonal communication and how these historical frameworks apply to libraries combining theory with empirical research. Her talk is adapted from her recent book Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters published by the American Library Association. Dr. Radford has won multiple national awards for her previous work in this vein.

Prof. Julia Sass Rubin (Rutgers University) will focus on political-informational fallout in the educational arena. Her research focuses on how the hot button issue of charter schools and the resulting segregation of school populations in New Jersey has exposed misinformation about them. A recent journal article on New Jersey’s charter school laws noted that “Rubin has critiqued the current charter school law as needing greater local control components, more transparency, and a means to address an apparent demographic mismatch between charter and district schools.”  Perhaps the greatest compliment to her work is the complaint lodged against her by the New Jersey Charter Schools Association in 2015. As one blog written by a longtime Star Ledger reporter put it, “Because charter schools cannot refute the evidence on its merits, they have chosen to try to intimidate those who make the facts available to the public.”

About our Speakers

Marie Radford

Marie RadfordMarie L. Radford, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. In 2017, in addition to publishing Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters with Gary Radford (ALA Editions), she co-authored Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th ed. with Lynn S. Connaway (Libraries Unlimited). Her forthcoming book, Conducting the Reference Interview, 3rd ed. is co-authored with Catherine Ross & Kirsti Nilsen (ALA Editions). Her research focus is on qualitative research, communication within virtual and traditional library contexts, and postmodern approaches to media stereotypes of librarians/libraries. She is an award-winning, prolific author who gives numerous presentations, workshops, and webinars on topics that include: communication, time management, change management, service excellence, conflict management, and positive approaches to problematic people. She received the 2010 ALA/RUSA Mudge Award for distinguished contributions to reference.

Julia Sass Rubin

Julia Sass Rubin is an Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her research examines the intersection of education policy, community development, and social justice. Dr. Rubin is also one of the founding members of Save Our Schools NJ (www.saveourschoolsnj.org), a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of parents and other concerned residents who believe that all New Jersey children should have access to a high quality public education. Dr. Rubin earned her PhD and MA from Harvard University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB with honors from Harvard-Radcliffe College. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University and spent a year as a Henry Luce Scholar in Bangkok, Thailand.

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