Get to Know the Library Staff: Stephen Bacchetta, Records Manager and Digital Archivist

Stephen Bacchetta is the Records Manager and Digital Archivist at Seton Hall University. As the Records Manager for the university, he manages the storage and security of records from departments around campus that must be retained for operational, historical, and legal reasons. In his archival role, Stephen’s primary responsibility is with SHU-related collections. He helps support the departmental initiative of making our digital objects accessible to the public by working with Seton Hall’s collection management system and digital preservation software. Stephen is a graduate of the MI program at Rutgers University and earned a B.A. in English from Montclair State University.

1. How long have you been working at the library?

Two months.

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

The Thursday Murder Club. I’m in a murder mystery book club and this was one of my favorites so far!

3. What is the best way to rest / decompress?

Get into bed early, put on some relaxing music, and do a crossword puzzle.

4. What superpower would you want?

The ability to fly so I won’t have to sit in traffic anymore.

5. Do you have a favorite sports team?

It’s a tie between the New York Giants and the New York Mets. Depends if it’s football or baseball season!

6. What person living or dead would you like to have dinner with?

Any of my favorite comedians! Steve Martin, Norm MacDonald, Jerry Seinfeld, Daniel Tosh, the list goes on and on…

Get to Know the Library Staff: Ryan Fino, Library Technology Coordinator

Ryan Fino is the Library Technology Coordinator for the University Library. He handles the technical support, manages the tech projects and does some of the tech purchasing on behalf of the staff and faculty in the library. He graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Computer Engineering and is nearing the completion of his MBA in IT Management from our very own Stillman School of Business! In his free time he enjoys video games with friends and golfing with his father.

  1. How long have you been working at the library?
    I started in May 2017 so I will be starting my 5th year this May.
  2. What was the last book you read that you really enjoyed?
    Technically the last book was Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson but the whole Stormlight Archive series is a must read for any fantasy fan!
  3. Print book or ebook?
    Audiobook! I consume most books on my way to and from work! However, without that option, print book.
  4. What is your favorite spot on campus?
    Before it was removed, I really enjoyed going to The Cove and getting their Boland Pizza.
  5. Do you have a favorite sports team?
    The main sport that I follow is football and my team is the New Orleans Saints, fitting for our Catholic University, I would say! 😉
  6. What person living or dead would you like to have dinner with?
    Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden would have so many amazing stories to tell!

THE 14TH ANNUAL JIM AND JUDY O’BRIEN CAPITAL MARKETS COLLOQUIUM

On February 12, 2020, approximately 300 students, faculty and guests attended the 14th Annual Jim and Judy O’Brien Capital Markets Colloquium, which was held at the Walsh Library. The colloquium, co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Stillman School of Business, was held for the first time at the library, which proved to be an excellent location for the day’s events.

15 concurrent workshops ran from 9:30 a.m.to 6:15 p.m. Some highlights of the day’s events included an opportunity to apprentice with a representative from Napier Park, a credit platform that has 14 billion dollars in assets; a workshop on the growing sector of e-sports; and the dress rehearsal of the 3-time champion CFA Team ((note Seton Hall has won the Chartered Financial Analyst Research Challenge 3 times and placed 11 times).

Jim O’Brien ’82 and Ned May delivered the keynote address.  Jim O’Brien is the Senior Managing Partner of Napier ParkGlobal Capital and the recipient of the 2013 Many Are One Humanitarian Award from Seton Hall.

For more information on this event, please contact Chelsea Barrett, Business Librarian, at 973-275-2035.

 

 

Hold feature: books can be pulled for you at the Libraries.

The Seton Hall University Libraries are now offering an online retrieval and hold service. With this service, patrons can request a book, CD, or DVD, and pick it up from the circulation desk of the Walsh, Seminary, or Law Library.

The blue “place a hold” button is located on the right-hand side of book records in our catalog.  When users click on this button, they are prompted to log in using their SHU credentials, and then to choose where they wish to pick up the item.  The item will be retrieved by library staff and held at the designated circulation desk for pickup.  Items will be available 12 hours after the request is made.

To request a book from the Law Library, please use this form:

Law Library Book Request form

http://library.shu.edu/book-request-form .

We trust that this service represents another step forward in enhancing the accessibility of the University Libraries’ resources, and we look forward to serving you.

Unlimited access to SciFinder for SHU

SHU Libraries are delighted to announce that CAS has granted us unlimited access to SciFinder, a major research tool for chemistry and related sciences. No more not being able to log on because the available “seats” are occupied!  In addition, SciFinder now integrates well with ChemBioDraw, to which SHU Libraries also provides access.

If you are a chemist or taking chemistry courses, sign up for a web-based SciFinder account.  You can find the instructions for accessing SciFinder and ChembioDraw on the chemistry research guide.

Archives closes 2 weeks in August for work behind the scenes

During the weeks of August 4-8 and 18-22, 2014 the Archives, Walsh Library, will be closed to researchers so that we can accomplish some work in the vault that we cannot do when school is in full session in the Fall and Spring semesters. This work will help us to improve our service. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

SciFinder Training Sessions – with ICE CREAM!

Are you a science major, graduate student or faculty member?   If so, you already use (or should be using) SciFinder – so come and learn all about it, from the basics to advanced techniques.

This Friday – April 4th 2014, McNulty Amphitheater (Room 101)

Please join us for one or more of these sessions

  1. 2:00 – 3:00  SciFinder Fundamentals and Reference Searching
  2. 3:10 – 3:40  Advanced SciFinder Structure Searching
  3. 3:50 – 4:30  Advanced SciFinder Reaction Searching and the SciPlanner

Presented by Dan Reasoner & John Kratunis of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS); a division of the American Chemical Service (ACS)

Light refreshments included (and yes, there really will be ICE CREAM!)

BOOK EXCHANGE and NEW BOOK shelves

Walsh Library is pleased to once again offer freely available books for your reading pleasure, just in time for the holiday season.  Come and help yourself to a book and/or leave a book for others to take.  The “BOOK EXCHANGE” shelves are located on the 2nd floor of Walsh Library, on the wall next to the Silent Study Room.  These books do not need to be checked out.

Further along the same wall you will find our relocated “NEW BOOK” area.  These books may be checked out at the circulation desk.

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