#SHU_Libraries The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life at Seton Hall as it has for millions of others around the country and the world. In the name of saving lives by practicing social distancing, it has scattered us into our homes around the region and the country. Although we are now physically distant from one another, we remain united as Pirates through our connection to Seton Hall.
To reconnect as a community, we seek your stories of what this time has been like for you. We have established a website to submit short personal narratives. We hope that sharing these stories with one another will bring us back together in a new way, through sharing our personal experiences of this moment. When we move forward, because there will be a time when we move forward, we plan to listen to these stories together as a community, reflect on what we have learned, and let them guide us into the future.
To participate, please record a 1-3 minute narrative about your experience, using any video or audio equipment available to you, and submit the file to our e-Repository. Please also submit an image that represents your narrative, which will appear next to your recording in the published archive.
Questions to guide your response:
What is your day to day life like? What would you want people in the future to know about what things are like for us now?
What has been most challenging about this time? What do you miss about your life before the pandemic? Are there specific places or things on campus that you miss?
Essential is a word we are hearing a lot right now. What does essential mean to you? Who is essential? What are we learning about what is essential?
What is COVID-19 making possible that never existed before? What good do you see coming out of this moment? How can we re-frame this moment as an opportunity?
What is it you want to remember about this time? What have you learned?
After this pandemic ends, will things go back to the way they were? What kinds of changes would you like to see? How will you contribute to rebuilding the world? What will you do differently?
Choose the one that speaks to you, or address more than one if you wish.
With thanks to the scholars and librarians who came together to create this project: Professors Angela Kariotis Kotsonis, Sharon Ince, Marta Deyrup, Lisa DeLuca, and Alan Delozier, Technical Services Archivist Sheridan Sayles and Assistant Deans Elizabeth Leonard and Sarah Ponichtera.
Attendees will be provided with a list of artists who do not have Wikipedia pages, using the Miriam Shapiro Archive on Women Artists as reference, and with instruction on how to become Wikipedians (editors of Wikipedia) during the course of the workshop. Attendees will be encouraged to use their new skills to create or edit a Wikipedia page, and are welcome to create pages for artists not on the provided list. This event is designed to be flexible so attendees may drop-in and come and go, but we do ask that you register for the event here.
When: Wednesday, February 26th 11a-3p Where: Beck Rooms A/B | Walsh Library | 1st Floor Register for the event here.
#SHU_Libraries For Black History Month, our Access Services Librarian, Kaitlin Kehnemuyi, has compiled a list of book titles from our collection, below.
The books are on display in the information Commons, 2nd floor of Walsh Library:
She wanted to highlight people who have changed conversations, culture, or attitudes. Hopefully by highlighting historical change we can begin to see the ways people around us are encouraging change right now.
Back in October 2019 the American Psychological Association (APA) released the 7th edition of their APA Publication Manual. It has been nearly a decade since the 6th edition was released and with this newest edition we see several additions and revisions.
So, what is new?
Some changes to the new publication will be immediately noticeable to the user who has used the previous 6th edition. First, the new manual is in full color throughout the entire publication. Some other changes include:
Citing of online material, with a focus on social media
Inclusion of bias-free language
Guidelines on writing without bias that addresses age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, including the singular use of “they”
Using shortened URLs and shortDOIs if a URL or DOI is long and complex
Removal of publisher locations for books and book chapters
An in-text citation with 3 or more authors is to be shortened to include only the first authors name and “et al”
Website URLs no longer need to be preceded with “Retrieved from” unless there is also a retrieval date
A single space after any body-text punctuation rather than 2 spaces
To learn more about the new publication manual, check out the APA style blog.
Both the Walsh Library and the IHS Library also have permanent reference copies available for faculty and students to use.
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:
We’ve 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:
Not as visible but with a big impact are the changes to Loan Periods we implemented over winter break. Below are some of the notable 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.
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.