Library Bytes Fall 2016

LIBRARY BYTES 2016 has arrived!

Library Bytes is a series of 4 hour-long sessions open to Faculty, that focus on showcasing Library Tools and Resources.

These 4 sessions are all scheduled to take place in the Faculty Lounge, University Center:

  1. Tuesday, September 13, 11a-12p: Library Tools & Tricks (presented by Prof. Beth Bloom)
  2. Monday, September 19, 11a-12p: Managing your online presence (presented by Prof. Marta Deyrup)
  3. Tuesday, September 27, 2p-3p: Copyright (presented by Prof. Lisa Rose-Wiles & Prof. Sharon Ince)
  4. Monday, October 3, 2p-3p: Setting up your institutional repository profile (presented by Prof. Sharon Ince & Prof. Lisa DeLuca)

This initiative is sponsored by The Center for Faculty Development and Seton Hall University Libraries.

For more information, please send an email to Prof. Mary Balkun.

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Updated Maps For The 3rd and 4th Floor

If you’ve been up to the library’s 3rd and 4th floor recently, you may have noticed things are looking a little different!

Over the summer and continuing through the Fall Semester, library students, staff, and faculty have been busy shifting books around, and freeing up more space. This will allow room for future growth of the library’s collections.

As a result, you will see some open shelves on the 4th floor–we plan to move books into these areas as we continue to shift books for the rest of this semester.

Some call number ranges that were on the 4th floor, have moved down to the 3rd floor. The 3rd floor now houses call numbers PN 4181 – Z, and the 4th floor houses call numbers A – PN 4162.

We have updated our 3rd floor map to reflect these changes, here.

Unfortunately, keeping our 4th floor map updated with correct call number and locations is nearly impossible until the shifting is complete. If you need help finding any book, ask at our Circulation or Reference desks, on the 2nd floor.

We apologize for this disruption, but once this project is completed, you’ll find we have a much more user-friendly and easy-to-navigate book collection, for everyone.

We’ll keep sending out updates, and in the meantime you can contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Sebastian Derry
Assistant Dean for Public Services
Seton Hall University Libraries

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Library Hours Labor Day Weekend

Seton Hall University Libraries will be open for the Labor Day Weekend:

  • 9 am – 5 pm     Saturday, September 3rd
  • 12 pm – 2 am   Sunday, September 4th
  • 8 am – 2 am     Monday, September 5th Labor Day

The Reference Desk (on the 2nd floor) will also be open this weekend. If you want individual help from one of our friendly librarians, stop by or call us (973-761-9437):

  • 9 am – 5 pm     Saturday, September 3rd
  • 12 pm – 5 pm   Sunday, September 4th
  • 9 am – 5 pm     Monday, September 5th Labor Day

The library’s Fall 2016 Regular Hours are posted here.

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ProQuest Products Temporarily Offline Aug 20-21

Over the weekend of Saturday, 20 Aug., 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 21 Aug., 6:00 a.m. a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, the following products will be temporarily offline:

Research databases

  • ProQuest platform (
  • ProQuest Congressional (
  • ProQuest Dialog (
  • Chadwyck-Healey US databases
  • CultureGrams
  • eLibrary (all editions)
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
  • ProQuest Obituaries
  • ProQuest Research Companion
  • SIRS (all editions)
  • Ancestry
  • Sanborn maps
  • Dissertation publishing
  • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

  • RefWorks
  • COS Funding Opportunities
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Pivot
  • Papers Invited

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources

  • Books in Print®
  • LibraryThing for Libraries™
  • Resources for College Libraries
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions

Ex-Libris – Workflow Solutions

  • Intota Assessment

Thank you for your patience, we apologize for any inconvenience.

TLTC Offering Sessions On How To Use Zotero

The TLTC is offering the following free sessions to introduce the Seton Hall University community to Zotero, an easy-to-use bibliographic management tool:

  • Tuesday August 23, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday September 22, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday October 19, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday November 10, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday December 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more information and to register (recommended) please visit


Seton Hall University Libraries Digitized Collections Technology Plan

Seton Hall University Libraries has just posted its Digitized Collections Technology Plan: 2016-2012.

Our strategic plans goals point to the need for more robust digital collections services, including a digital preservation program to share “selected Seton Hall assets to highlight the University, mission, and depth of resources.” This document addresses the requirements needed to achieve these goals, with the long-term aim of ensuring that born- and created-digital information is accessible and preserved for future access.

“We share with all libraries the responsibility of preserving the cultural and intellectual legacy of human endeavor and knowledge for current and future use, particularly those materials that speak to the University’s history, Catholic mission and tradition of service.”

Digital Humanities – Summer Seminar May 24-26

The Digital Humanities Committee and the Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR) are sponsoring the DH Summer Seminar from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM on May 24, May 25 and May 26 in the Walsh Library – ITV Room.

DH Summer Seminar will provide an array of tools, tips, and project ideas to stimulate you, as well as an opportunity to try them out and apply or a DH seed grant. At the end of the seminar, faculty members who attend at least one full day may apply for one of four $500 “seed” grants for a DH project they plan to develop over the summer for use in their teaching and/or scholarship. The project does not have to include a tool demonstrated at the seminar. Applications will be available at the seminar’s conclusion.

For registration and more information please visit