Walsh Library Silent Study Room will Close in May, 2016

To accommodate some changes in programs among the very tight space allocations across the Seton Hall University campus, the Silent Study Room will be re-assigned temporarily for use by undergraduate Admissions, starting in May 2016. This change will be in effect for the next few semesters.

We understand what this space means and those who value it will miss the Silent Study Room. As an alternative I encourage you to use the library’s 3rd and 4th floors, which are designated as permanent quiet study areas.  Please feel free to contact me with any concerns.

Sebastian Derry

Assistant Dean for Public Services, sebastian.derry@shu.edu, 973-275-2058

Upcoming Library Network System Maintenance

Please be advised on Saturday, May 7, from 2 am – 6 am and Sunday May 15, from 12 am – 8 am network system maintenance is scheduled that could result in periods of intermittent service interruptions and delayed response times across SHU Libraries’ web services–including the catalog, databases and related applications.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



New Jersey Library Association Research Award Winners 2016: Beth Bloom & Marta Deyrup

Beth Bloom, coordinator of library instruction, and Marta Deyrup, head of technical services at  Seton Hall University Libraries, have won the New Jersey Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries 2016 Research Award for their article, “The SHU Research Logs: Student Online Search Behaviors Trans-scripted” in The Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (2015) 593-601.

M&BBloom and Deyrup have been collaborating on Information Literacy for more than a decade, having published articles, book chapters, and creating tutorials on this very critical issue. In 2011 they received a $15,000 Google grant to study how students perform on-line academic research. Their research strategy was unique in that they used a tracking product that allowed students to record and comment on their research in venues of their own choosing, without supervision. The research provided results that not only supported recent theory about students’ on-line behaviors, but that also provide stimulus for a reevaluation of how teachers approach and assign research projects. This award-winning article is a product of that study.

Congratulations Beth and Marta!

Browzine is here!

Seton Hall University Libraries is excited to announce that Browzine is now available to the campus community. Browzine is a tool that allows you to search, browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s subscribed full-text scholarly journals.

Check it out–we’ve set up library’s journals page to allow you to search with Browzine here.

You can use Browzine on your phone or tablet by downloading the free Browzine app here.

We’d love to hear your questions or feedback about Browzine. Feel free to contact Sebastian Derry (Ass’t Dean for Public Services).