Bigger and Better for 2020!

#SHU_Libraries Bigger and Better for 2020!

Welcome back! There are many changes for Walsh Library patrons to improve your experience.

New Furniture in the Information Commons (IC) and Silent Study Room

Over the break we rearranged and added new furniture to the IC and Silent Study room. There are smaller whiteboard tables for group work in the IC and smaller groupings of soft seating. We also created reading and group areas between the reference and curriculum collection. We added more tables to the Silent Study, large and small, in case you like to spread out and silently study! Take a look:

Information Commons

Student Selections

We added a new display area for student selections, between the reference and curriculum collection. It currently features poetry highlights from our collection. These selections are based on a theme and will change monthly, so keep checking back. Patrons are able to check out books that are on display. Take a look:

Student Selections

Loan Periods

Not as visible but with a big impact are the changes to Loan Periods we implemented over winter break. Below are some of the big changes.

      • EZBorrow books are now available for checkout for 112 days (16 weeks!) no renewal
      • Undergraduates can check out SHU material for 112 days, no renewal
      • Graduate Students and Employees get material for 365 days, no renewal
      • Faculty are 365 days (same loan period), 2 renewals

We wanted to make sure that all patrons were able to take full advantage of resources they need to succeed at Seton Hall.

Our full circulation policy has been updated online as well.


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Solo Exhibition in Walsh Gallery

GREGORY COATES: SHEER AUDACITY
January 13 – March 6, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30th (5pm to 8pm)

#WalshGallery is please to present Gregory Coates: Sheer Audacity, a solo exhibition of recent work by the internationally renowned artist.

A social abstractionist, Coates uses ordinary objects such as feathers, handbags, curtains and shipping pallets to weave stories about his experiences while simultaneously rousing personal associations for viewers with his chosen subjects and materials.  Using art as a catalyst, Coates lures audiences into open-ended conversations to address varying societal concerns.  Audiences are disarmed by Coates’ use of textures, saturated colors and familiar objects that enables them to participate in a politically conscious dialogue that prioritizes their point of view.  Gregory Coates created new work for this exhibition in an homage to the women in his life, and the strength they embody.

The exhibition is curated by Gallery Director, Jeanne Brasile who notes “Coates’ objects are imbued with history, relevance, memory and identity – giving footing for visitors to voice their position on the subjects the artist addresses through his art.”

Programs associated with the exhibition include a Wikithon co-sponsored by the Seton Hall University Libraries, Art+Feminism and the Feminist Art Project at Rutgers University.  Brooke Duffy, Coordinator of Instruction Librarian, organized the event at which attendees will be instructed how to edit or create Wikipedia pages, using the Miriam Shapiro Archive on Women Artists as reference.  The event will take place on Wednesday, February 26th from 11am to 3pm in the Beck Rooms across from the Walsh Gallery.  No advance registration is needed, attendees may come and go during the event at which all are welcome.

The exhibition is supported in part, by a regrant from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday—Friday.

Gregory Coates "My Feminine Side" (detail)

Archives of Sexuality & Gender Now Available

#SHU_Libraries are pleased to announce access to an important new electronic resource– Archives of Sexuality & Gender available at https://library.shu.edu/sexualitygender.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender screenshot

Archives of Sexuality & Gender spans the sixteenth to twentieth centuries and is the largest digital collection of historical primary source publications relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality, and gender research and gender studies research. Documentation covering disciplines such as social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities around the world are included, as well as rare and unique books on sex and sexuality from the sciences to the humanities to support research and education.  The selection of materials for this milestone digital program is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

For related resources, please visit our LGBTQ+ Resources Guide [link].


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After Hours Study Space Schedule

Swipe card access to the After Hours Study Space (AHSS)  will change over Thanksgiving and the 24/7 period:

      • No swipe access  from 11pm on Tuesday, November 26 — Sunday, December 1.
      • Swipe access from 2a-7a on Monday, December 2.
      • No swipe access during 24/7 hours, from Monday December 2 — Tuesday, December 17.
      • No swipe access from Tuesday, December 17— Monday, January 13 2020.

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Fall Break Library Hours

#SHU_Libraries will be open during Fall Break at these times:

Monday,  October 14th      8a – 10p | After Hours Study Space      10p-8a
Tuesday,  October 14th      8a – 10p | After Hours Study Space      10p-8a

Regular hours resume Wednesday, October 16th, 8a – 2a.


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Walsh Gallery presents “New World Water”

Artists Exhibit Under the Thematic Umbrella of Water
NEW WORLD WATER
November 4 – December 13, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7th (5pm to 9pm)

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present New World Water, a group exhibition which examines humanity’s relationship with water through the lens of contemporary art. The artists in the exhibition address themes such as: climate change, water contamination, immigration, diaspora, plastic pollution, community water management, leisure, and hygiene.

Participating artists include Keren Anavy, Dotty Attie, Aileen Bassis, Adam Brent, Nancy Cohen, Nancy Crasco, Sally Gall, Tai Hwa Goh, Ellie Irons, Anne Percoco, Nyugen Smith, Allan Wexler, and Woolpunk. The exhibition will also feature art and artifacts from the university’s collections.  A public art project, “Lawn (Re)disturbance Laboratory” by artists Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons, is currently on view on the campus grounds.  The exhibition is curated by Samantha Becker, a graduate student in the Museum Professions Program at Seton Hall University.

Image: Adam Brent “Intake” 3D printed PLA plastic, Acrylic Paint, Wooden Step Stool, 2019

Becker’s goal in curating a show on this theme is to present a diverse, yet important, series of issues surrounding water – a resource we often take for granted.  Notes Becker, “When a social issue is presented in our society, numbers on a television screen or in a newspaper do not evoke the same empathy as a personal connection to the issue.  This show will make the many issues surrounding this precious resource evident in an experiential manner.”  The curator also worked with students and faculty from the University Libraries, Environmental Studies and the School of Diplomacy to understand the issues from numerous angles. One of the components of the collaboration with the University Libraries and the School of Diplomacy is a Water Data Visualization Project, which will be on view in the Walsh Gallery Display Windows.

The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday—Friday.

Upcoming Event: Seton Hall University Libraries Speaker’s Series

Seton Hall University Libraries Speaker’s Series
 “Critical Issues in Information and Education”

PRESENTS

 The Values That (Formerly?) Shaped Journalism
and the Fallout for Schools

with guest speakers

Dr. Matthew Pressman
(Seton Hall’s College of Communication & The Arts)Photo of Matthew Pressmanand

Dr. David Aderhold
(President, NJ Network of Superintendents)Photo of David Aderhold

Wednesday, October 9th @ 12:30 pm – 1:30pm
2nd Floor Common Area, Walsh Library
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

RSVP to Tiffany Burns tiffany.burns1@shu.edu

View the Event Flyer [link ]


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