May 1 – May 13, 2011

The Library will be open

24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

For Final Exams

Starting on

May 1 at 7:00 am


May 13 at 11:00 pm

The library hours for:

May 14 – 15, Saturday – Sunday …Closed

May 16, Monday……………………… 7 am to 5 pm

Copyright Symposium – Wednesday April 27

Making sense of copyright on (and off) campus

Presented by The Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable

Wednesday, April 27
Walsh Library – Beck Rooms (first floor)

Are you confused about copyright? Unsure what is permitted under “Fair Use” and what can land you in a lawsuit? Do you know how your own work is protected by copyright?This two-part event is designed to provide basic copyright information, promote discussion and answer your questions.

Morning Session for Faculty, Instructors & Administrators

10:00 am – 11:30 am
11.30 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open Q & A and Discussion

Brunch & beverages will be available from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Register for the Morning Session »
4:00 pm – 5.30 pm
Afternoon Session for Students:  “Policy, File sharing and You”
This session will cover 

  • University policy explanation and discussion
  • RIAA
  • Pirates against Piracy

Winston Roberts, Dean For Community Development and Coordinator for Community Standards
Michael Soupios, Associate Director for Digital Media, TLTC

Light snacks & pizza available

Register for the Afternoon Session »


Monday May 2, 2011



After nearly 30 years of service to WALSH LIBRARY
Seton Hall University

Time:  2- 4 pm
Place: Rotunda, 4th Floor, Walsh Library

Please donate towards a farewell gift.   Send to Catriona Hill, Deans Office, Library or phone 973 7619005
Cash preferred!


Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project, talk April 19 @ 2:30pm

Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project, main author of the GNU General Public License, and dedicated software freedom activist will be visiting Seton Hall University on April 19, 2:30pm – 4:30pm in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium. Please encourage your students to attend this exciting talk.

Dr. Stallman will be giving a talk entitled “Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks”. The talk is geared towards the general public and anyone interested in free speech, copyright, and related issues should find it very interesting. The talk is open to the public and is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Linux Operating System, which today is used by millions of computers, runs most of the Internet, powers everything from Supercomputers to eReaders and Smartphones, and – best of all – is available for free, including its source code. Richard Stallman played a major role in the evolution of Linux, and without the “GNU General Public License” Wikipedia and other high-profile projects would not be possible.

About the talk: Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright–to promote progress, for the benefit of the public–then we must make changes in the other direction.

About the author: Richard M. Stallman is the recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery, and holds several honorary doctorates from, among others, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, the University of Glasgow, UK, the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Peru, and Lakehead University, Canada. He launched the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system and has been the project’s lead architect and organizer. He also founded the Free Software Foundation to promote the universal freedom to create, distribute and modify computer software. Stallman has written many essays on software freedom and is an outspoken political campaigner for the free software movement.

New Environmental Database

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.  GREENR combines news, unique commentary, audio, video, primary source documents, case study statistics and more into a Web-like experience designed to attract attention and foster participation.  PDF guide with more information

For more resources, see:





Author captures events, individuals and spirituality that have marked the growth

(South Orange, NJ) – On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Monsignor Robert James Wister will mark the publication of his new book, Stewards of the Mysteries of God: Immaculate Conception Seminary, 1860 – 2010, with a signing in the Dean’s Suite of Walsh Library at 3 p.m.

With this new narrative, Wister has provided a detailed, scrupulously researched and well-written historical treatment of the University’s Immaculate Conception Seminary.

“The story of the Seminary is a fascinating study of the religious, political, social, and ethnic history of New Jersey,” says Wister. “No aspect of regional or local history has failed to have an impact on the Seminary, and through its graduates, the Seminary has had a great and positive effect on society in general.”

The major seminary of the Archdiocese of Newark is currently in the midst of celebrating 150 years of forming priests for God’s people, with Sesquicentennial festivities continuing through December 2011. For a complete list of dates and events, visit theology.shu.edu.

“We are approaching a great time in the history of Immaculate Conception Seminary,” says Monsignor Robert Coleman, Rector and Dean. “As one of the very few seminaries founded before the Civil War which continues to serve the Church’s mission today, we rejoice in the great history of these 150 years and are filled with hope and confidence for a future of continued growth and service.”

Founded in 1860 by Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley, Immaculate Conception Seminary was first known by many as the “Diocesan Seminary” and the “Ecclesiastical Seminary.” A staple of Seton Hall College, its first class consisted of nine enrolled seminarians. Today, its rich and diverse student body represents such countries as Nigeria, Poland, Nicaragua and the United States. Its various academic offerings include a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, in addition to its Master of Divinity. In 2007, the Seminary also added a Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Theology to its repertoire, which enrolled 95 students as of last fall.

Though Immaculate Conception Seminary continues to evolve over the passing years, its core focus remains unchanged: to provide the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation needed for priests to serve the Catholic Church.

“It is important to recognize that in the midst of so many challenges in the life of the Church, that the Seminary is a strong and healthy institution that will contribute to moving the Church forward, and bringing God’s Kingdom into the hearts of more people,” says Wister.

During the event, Wister will deliver a slide presentation with images and excerpts from this volume, and copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographs. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free, and is open to the University community, as well as the general public. For more information, please contact

About Seton Hall University

For 154 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world through integrity, compassion, and a commitment to serving others. For more information, visit: www.shu.edu.

Yes we still have ScienceDirect!

We have received a few calls recently asking if we still have ScienceDirect, as some of you have had trouble accessing it. Yes, the library still subscribes to ScienceDirect!

If you are having a problem with off-campus access to ScienceDirect or any library database or resource, it may be because you are trying to link to it from Blackboard.

To resolve the problem: if you are working off campus, always access library databases and journals through the library homepage, or from your particular subject research guide.

For help with off-campus access, see our off-campus access guide or ask a librarian.