Library Hours for the 2022 Spring Semester

2022 Spring Semester Hours

Tuesday, January 4th — Monday, January 17th

Monday – Friday     8:00am – 5:00pm | Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
MLK Jr. Day — Monday, January 17th CLOSED 

Tuesday, January 18th-Sunday, January 30th

Monday – Friday   8:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday   9:00am-5:00pm

REGULAR HOURS     Monday, January 31st — Friday, March 4th

Monday – Friday    8:00am – midnight
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday 11:00am – midnight


SPRING BREAK     Saturday, March 5th — Saturday, March 12th

Saturday & Sunday March 5th & 6th    CLOSED
Monday, March 7th — Friday, March 11th        8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday March 12th   CLOSED


REGULAR HOURS     Sunday, March 13th — Wednesday, April 13th

Monday – Friday 8:00am – midnight
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday 11:00am – midnight


EASTER RECESS     Thursday, April 14th — Sunday April 17th CLOSED


REGULAR HOURS     Monday, April 18th — Sunday, May 1st

Monday – Friday     8:00am – midnight
Saturday     9:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday     11:00am – midnight


FINAL EXAMS     Monday, May 2nd — Sunday, May 18th

Monday – Friday     8:00am – 3:00am
Saturday     9:00am – midnight | Sunday     11:00am – midnight


OPEN 24/7     8am Monday, May 9th — 11pm Wednesday, May 18th


Thursday, May 19th — Friday, May 20th
8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, May 21st – Sunday, May 22nd         CLOSED
Monday, May 23rd     8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 24th – Friday, May 27th     8:00am – 6:00pm


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, May 28th — Monday, May 30th  CLOSED

Spring 2022 Hours [printable pdf]

Catching Up With Jordan Evans-Boyajian

If you’ve participated in a library instruction class, Data Services class, or used our Chat With A Librarian service this past semester, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with Jordan Evans-Boyajian, an adjunct librarian here at Walsh Library. With her wealth of knowledge and talent for teaching Jordan habeen much in demand as an instructor. 

A native of New York, Jordan’s love of art led her to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York. And she has now completed her master’s degree in Library & Information Science online through San Jose State University this past November! 

Jordan started as an intern at Seton Hall University Libraries in October of 2020. Jordan initially joined our reference team. She then branched out to work on projects involving instruction, Archives & Special Collections, and the Walsh Gallery. One of her first projects was a historic online tour of the campus 

During this Fall semester at Seton Hall University, Jordan was able to coordinate several book displays virtually and in-person to celebrate Hispanic Heritage MonthLGBTQIA+ History Month, and National Native American Heritage Month. She also developed guides to help students understand how to utilize Humanitarian Mapping tools and how to use works from the Walsh Gallery in their own research.  

While working with the Archives & Special Collections in the summer of 2021, Jordan was able to complete digitizing Civil Rights photographic slides for use by the Africana Studies department. These slides were in rough condition due to decay from age, but she was able to bring them back to their original look and feel through color correction. 

Jordan observed  that “these slides document the Civil Rights Movement as well as how the Africana Studies Department has developed their curriculum through the years. It is a great look back to see what the style was in the 1970’s at Seton Hall University.” 

Jordan will be finishing up her adjunct position this month, and then it’s onward to new adventures. We thank her for the outstanding contributions she has made to the library, wish her well, and expect to hear great things in the future–À votre santé!!

Library Hours For 2021 Finals

Library Hours During 2021 Final Exams

8am – 3am Monday, December 6th — Friday, December 10th
9am – midnight Saturday, December 11th
11am – midnight Sunday, December 12th


Library Open 24/7

8am Monday, December 13th 11pm Tuesday, December 21st


Wednesday, December 22nd  

8am – 5pm


Christmas Recess

Thursday, December 23rd — Monday, January 3rd, 2022 CLOSED

First Native American Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Image of inscribed book by Joy Harjo
Inscribed copy of She Had Some Horses by Joy Harjo in Walsh Library

Did you know that Seton Hall’s rare book collection contains poetry by Native American authors?  There is an inscribed copy of one of the early books of the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo, in Walsh Library’s Rare Book collection.  The book is titled She Had Some Horses and the inscription reads “for Penny and Bill, in strength and in beauty.”  This refers to William Higginson and his wife, who founded From Here Press in Patterson, New Jersey.  Higginson, a specialist in haiku, donated his incredible collection of poetry books to Seton Hall in 2013.

An alto saxophonist and artist as well as poet, Harjo breaks boundaries in many aspects of her work.  Influenced by jazz and blues as well as by her Cree heritage and poetic predecessors such as Audre Lorde, Harjo’s poetry reflects on loss, survival, and the limitations of language itself.

Learn more about her work and her life.

Get to Know the Library Staff! Zachary Pelli

Zachary Pelli is the Digital Collections Infrastructure Developer for Walsh Library. He ensures all the Library’s digital projects, from interactive exhibits in Special Collections and the Gallery to remote reference appointments for the liaison librarians, operate smoothly. Additionally, he maintains open source software systems used by the library, giving Zach an opportunity to build new tools as digital library practices evolve. You may also recognize his work from the library website (https://library.shu.edu/home), which he created.

How long have you been working at the library?

Just over 5 years.

What was the last book you read that you really enjoyed?

Currently binging The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson (currently halfway through Words of Radiance). I also listen to many podcasts.

Print book or ebook?

Audiobook or podcast. I’m a terribly slow reader.

What is the best way to rest / decompress?

Lift heavy weights or go for a run with a (non-political) podcast. I also enjoy PC gaming when I find the time.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I am a tribal citizen of Muscogee Nation. There’s not many of us in NJ!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Night owl.

Researching Things: Our App-Based Library Scavenger Hunt

Did you know that all first-year students enrolled in University Life complete our app-based library scavenger hunt for course credit? See below to check out some highlights.

The app, created by members of our Library Instruction Committee (Brooke Duffy, Gerry Shea, Chelsea Barrett, Kaitlin Kehnemuyi, with consultation from Archivist Sheridan Sayles), was conceived in 2019 by Brooke Duffy, Coordinator of Instruction Librarian and Hezal Patel, Assistant Dean of the Center for Academic Success. Prior to 2019, first-year students took a librarian-led group tour of the library as part of University Life.

This self-guided, app-based scavenger hunt allows students to learn at their own pace about all of the many resources the library offers and to become comfortable in the space. Students are also asked to complete small tasks and answer questions to check their knowledge along the way. Last year we added a theme to the scavenger hunt loosely based on the Stranger Things television series on Netflix. This year we offer both an in-person version of the app and an entirely virtual version.

Here is the “trailer” for the Scavenger Hunt, introducing our team of instruction librarians!

Below are some screenshots from the scavenger hunt app, which is hosted by the ActionBound platform.

 

 

Commemorations in Mexican History in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Treaty of Córdoba & Cessation of the Mexican War of Independence
Bicentennial Observance – 1821
~and~
Orden Hijos de America (Order of the Sons of America) & Latino Civil Rights Movement Centennial Observance – 1921


Introduction – Treaty of Córdoba & Cessation of the Mexican War of Independence

This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary marks the conclusion of the Mexican War for Independence (1810-1821) made official by the signing of the Treaty of Córdoba. This particular conflict involved the occupational forces of España and the native citizenry of Mexico which included members of the Mestizos, Zambos, and Amerindian tribes along with sympathetic Mexican-raised Spaniards who rebelled against their colonial overseers. Organized by the first rebel leader Hidalgo y Costilla, a band of revolutionaries invaded the town of Guanajuato which hosted a Spanish-operated central mining center on September 15, 1810. The invasion proved successful, and this date has since become known as Mexican Independence Day. This insurgency led to further skirmishes and battles over the next decade plus which illustrated the inequity found in royal rule.

There were a number of rebel setbacks as they encountered resistance from the better armed Spanish-armed colonial forces, but the Mexicans had strength in numbers featuring 80,000 troops to 14,000 for the Spaniards. By 1813 positive strides were made in terms of geographical and strategic movement when the key cities of Oaxaca and Acapulco were captured by the rebel forces. Inspired by these successes, a “Solemn Act of Declaration of the Declaration of Independence of Northern America” was drafted that served as an important foundation document in the historical evolution of Mexico and her independence that same year.

Armed fortunes turned during the Siege of Cuautla in 1815 when the tide of conflict successes changed as governmental issues both within Mexico and abroad helped to weaken the ruling regime. Thereafter, a series of local and sporadic attacks ultimately led to victory by the native population of Mexico and the conclusion of Spanish rule altogether on August 24, 1821.

Information Resources Seton Hall University Libraries (SHU Search)

Internet & Related Sources (Selected List)

Mexican War of Independence (Texas Historical Society)
https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/mexican-war-of-independence

Mexican War of Independence (Timeline)
https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/mexican-war-of-independence–2

Mexican War of Independence (Library of Congress)
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mexican-revolution-and-the-united-states/independence-from-spain.html

Mexican War of Independence (Wayback Machine / Texas A&M University Site)
https://web.archive.org/web/20070816133412/http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/chieftains.htm

Mexican War of Independence (Map, 1810-1821)
http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/mexico_1810.htm

Mexican War of Independence (Hathi Trust)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?field1=ocr;q1=mexican%20independence;a=srchls;lmt=ft

Treaty of Córdoba (World History Project)
https://worldhistoryproject.org/1821/8/24/treaty-of-cordoba-is-signed-establishing-mexicos-independence-from-spain

Treaty of Córdoba and Other Relevant Documents (Wayback Machine / Texas A&M University Site)
https://web.archive.org/web/20090826173709/http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/iguala.htm#cordova

Treaty of Córdoba (Copy of the Original Document – 1821)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tratados_de_C%C3%B3rdoba.JPG


Introduction – Orden Hijos de America (Order of the Sons of America) & Latino Civil Rights Movement

The Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) was founded in San Antonio, Texas on October 13, 1921. In the process the 37 individuals who formed this group were part of the first formal Mexican American civil rights organization active within that state. Their primary mission was to achieve fair access to education, housing opportunities, fair labor wages, and having all the rights outlined within the American Constitution. Additional members would join this movement that expanded into the hundreds as the organization was restricted solely to United States citizens of Mexican or Spanish extraction and over the age of sixteen. The Order obtained a state charter in 1922 and subsequently opened additional chapters throughout Texas.


Internet & Related Sources (Selected List)

Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) (Texas Historical Society)
https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/order-of-sons-of-america

Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) (Timeline)
https://time.graphics/event/2313938

Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) (Wikipedia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Sons_of_America


Contact Us

Our reference librarians are glad to assist with specific works and additional information (along with refreshing links) along with Spanish or English translations as needed. Additional resources on all aspects of the Latino experience are also available for consultation and information sharing. Please feel free to reach out and setup a research appointment via the following link – https://library.shu.edu/library/research-appointments found on the University Libraries Homepage or for unique primary source materials via the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Credits

This bibliographical guide was produced in conjunction Seton Hall University Hispanic Heritage Committee under the direction of Dr. Omayra Arocho, Head of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute – https://www.shu.edu/latino-institute/
by Alan Delozier, D.Litt. with support from Professor Lisa DeLuca, Professor Brooke Duffy, Dr. Sarah Ponichtera, and Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles.

 

 

Special Collections Receives $19,872 Grant from New Jersey Historical Commission

The Monsignor William Noe Field Archives and Special Collections has received a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission to process its collections documenting Irish immigrant history. The project, titled “Irish Immigrant Solidarity in New Jersey, 1870-Present,” will organize and preserve an enormous collection of papers donated to the archives by John Concannon, the historian of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, as well as three smaller collections: records of the Montclair chapter of the Knights of Columbus, the papers of James McFarland which document the activities of the Trenton branch of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, and the records of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians from Bergen County and Rahway. These records build on Seton Hall’s long history of engagement with Irish American culture to illustrate the communal bonds that supported these immigrants as they built new lives in America. Immigrant history is a particular strength of Seton Hall’s Special Collections, and this grant will assist the archives in the preservation of this history for future generations, as well as sharing it with students and faculty today.