Reconnecting with Each Other in the Current Pandemic

#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.

Seton Hall Commencement, 1885
Seton Hall Commencement, 1885

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.

Library Services & Support Due to COVID-19

Seton Hall University Libraries has made contingency plans to support remote research and teaching services due to COVID-19.

Updates on Library Remote Services here.

Instruction Services Available Remotely here.


Library Materials Available Remotely
Ebooks
Articles in Databases
Articles via Interlibrary Loan*
Research Guides
Archives & Special Collections Digital Collections
eRepository – SHU Scholarship
*subject to availability of other institutions


Research Services Remotely
Librarians can assist with:


Ways to get help:

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

In conjunction with the Gregory Coates exhibition, the Walsh Gallery and the Walsh Library host Seton Hall’s first ever Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon with support from The Feminist Art Project at Rutgers University.

  Art + Feminism Flyer [pdf]

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.


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Black History Month – Books to Explore

#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:Black History Month Book Display

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.

      1. Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack (ebook)
      2. Another Country by James Baldwin
      3. Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley
      4. The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates
      5. Black Power 50 edited by Sylviane A. Diouf and Komozi Woodard
      6. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
      7. Florynce “Flo” Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical by Sherie M. Randolph
      8. I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson
      9. I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters by Bayard Rustin; introduced and edited by Michael G. Long
      10. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
      11. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
      12. Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors by Marian Wright Edelman
      13. Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography written by Andrew Helfer,  art by Randy DuBurke.
      14. Razor: Revolutionary Art for Cultural Revolution by Amiri Baraka
      15. Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines edited by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang, and George Lipsitz
      16. The World of James Van DerZee: A Visual Record of Black Americans by James Van DerZee; compiled and with an introduction by Reginald McGhee
      17. Thick  and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
      18. Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm

Give Us Feedback On Our New Website

#SHU_Libraries are looking for a few great people to give us feedback on an updated version of our website. Volunteers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

If you are chosen to participate, a librarian will contact you.

Update: thank you students! We had an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers, so we have more than enough.

Thank you for your participation!


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APA 7th Edition: What’s new?

APA 7th Edition: What’s new?

7th Edition APA Publication Manual

By Kyle Downey, Health Sciences Librarian

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.

Source: Elias, Daniel. “APA Style 7th Edition: What’s Changed?” MyBib, MyBib, 14 Sept. 2019.

Faith and Art: Evangelization in the 21st Century

Artist David Lopez will present a lecture on “FAITH & ART – Evangelization in the Twenty-First Century,” and bring some of his precious artwork to display.

When: Monday, February 17th at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Walsh Library, Common Area

View a PDF flyer announcement here.

David is an award-winning Spanish painter and multidisciplinary artist who lives and  works in Valencia. A devout Catholic, he received the Pontifical Academy Award in 2012 from Pope Benedict XVI for his contribution to the development of Christian humanism in contemporary society. David is currently developing artistic projects in the United States with the support of the President-Director of the Musee du Louvre, the Director of the National Gallery of London and the Pontifical Council of Culture in the Vatican. Since 1999 he has worked with an international group of artists on aesthetics projects for liturgical spaces around the world.

“People see a  landscape, and it  excites them. They feel an aesthetic pleasure, regardless of whether they understand the mathematics behind that beauty. As artists, somehow, we perceive those laws and transform them into curves, lines, colors…Art is a relationship of forms, textures and colors. At the same time art is an interpersonal relationship—a dialogue ultimately with God.” – David Lopez

For more information, please contact the Program of Catholic Studies at (973) 275-2808 or by email at Gloria.Aroneo@shu.edu.

Should you require additional assistance from Disability Support Services, please call (973) 313-6003 prior to the event.

 

 

 

14th Annual Jim and Judy O’Brien Capital Markets Colloquium

The 14th Annual Jim and Judy O’Brien Capital Markets Colloquium
will take place Wednesday, February 12th.

Co-Hosted by the Stillman School of Business & Seton Hall University Libraries, the Colloquium will take place in several locations in Walsh Library throughout the day.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but please register!

For complete event details and registration visit https://www.shu.edu/business/capital-markets-colloquium.cfm