Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Research Award accepting entries

The Reeves Memorial Library Research Award is accepting entries through March 18!

For full information, visit http://setonhill.libguides.com/award. But here are the basics:

  • Two $250 prizes are up for grabs!
  • The contest is open to any SHU undergraduate students
  • Work done for the SP17, FA17, or SP18 semesters can be entered
  • Complete entries must be received by midnight on 3/18/2018

Any research project that required a bibliography/references/works cited list can be entered! That includes podcasts, websites, videos, etc. Dust off that awesome research project, get your professor to write your recommendation, and show us your great work!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday Reads: Still a Pygmy

We're bringing our regular social media feature, Friday Reads, over to the blog! And we're also letting the librarians share a little bit about the books or why they picked up the selections they're reading.

To kick off our new year, here is Judith Koveleskie's recent read, Still a Pygmy: The Unique Memoir of One Man's Fight to Save His Identity from Extinction by Isaac Bacirongo:

Judith Koveleskie reading Still a Pygmy

"Isaac Bacirongo grew up in the Congo, where Pygmies are considered inferior and treated as little more than slaves.  He managed to get some education and helped establish the first  rights organization for Pygmies.  He was also a successful businessman, husband, and father of ten children. Because of his activism, he and his family eventually were forced to flee the country and received a humanitarian visa to Australia, where they now live.   This is a fascinating story of one family and their struggle to survive, as well as offering insight into the plight of indigenous people."

Free Three-Week Trial of Education Week

We are excited to announce that, from now until February 15, 2018, we will be running a free trial of Education Week, an excellent web resource for breaking news, analysis, and opinion on K-12 education issues affecting school and district leaders, teachers, policymakers, and ed-tech professionals.

You can find the link to the trial on the databases page of the library website.

During the trial, Seton Hill users will have instant access to all premium content on the Education Week site, including:
  • Education Week Online, featuring daily news, commentary and analysis on policy, legislative and overall shifts and trends in the U.S. K-12 space. 
  • Education Week digital edition, an electronic replica of the print edition, days before the print edition is delivered. 
  • Teacher Channel perfect for teachers and professional development with daily news, stories and content focused on the teaching profession, including videos, case studies and best practices. 
  • Digital Directions with daily online features for education technology trends and insights, geared towards IT specialists and media/technology professionals. 
  • Industry & Innovations for K-12 decision-makers, reporting on the intersection of K-12 schools and districts and vendors, trends, best practices and much more. 
  • Quality Counts, Diplomas Count and Technology Counts annual reports and archives, and special reports, story packages and archives. 
  • State Highlight Reports which provide over 40 data indicators to assess and compare performance in key areas, by state. 
  • 33 years of fully-searchable archives, so you can research and focus on specific hot-button issues and events. 
  • Exclusive online-only content, including 60 blogs on vitally important K-12 topics. 
  • Multimedia tools, including district geographic maps, videos & infographics and photo galleries. 
  • Ed Week Research Center, with special reports, surveys and access to our staff of full-time researchers for customized research needs. 
  • Education Counts database, where you can build customized tables and reports by state and other indicators. 
Make sure to check out this great resource during the trial period.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Adam Pellman at pellman@setonhill.edu.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Spring Semester Hours

butterflies on flowers

Spring Hours

January 18, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Monday – Thursday                8:00 a.m.  -  11:50 p.m.
Friday                                      8:00 a.m.  -  4:50 p.m.
Saturday                                 9:00 a.m.  -    4:50 p.m.
Sunday                                   1:00 p.m.  -  11:50 p.m.


January 18                              8:00 a.m.  -   7:50 p.m.  
February 4                              1:00 p.m.   -   5:00 p.m.
March 4                                  CLOSED
March 5 - 9                            8:00 a.m.  –   4:50 p.m.
March 11                                CLOSED
March 29                               8:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
March 30-31, April 1             CLOSED
April 2                                   8:00 a.m.  –  4:50 p.m.
May 7 - 10                            8:00 a.m.  –  9:50 p.m.
May 11                                  8:00 a.m.  -  4:50 p.m.
May 12 - 13                          CLOSED

Friday, January 12, 2018

Closed on 15th & 16th

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Day and will remain closed on Tuesday for the SHU Winter Workshop. We'll see you Wednesday!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Feast Day

Today is the feast day of St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, for whom Seton Hill is named! Mother Seton lived a remarkable life as a traveler, wife, mother, widow, single mother, Catholic convert, entrepreneur, teacher, principal, Mother Superior, and writer. 

The Library has an online guide that can help you discover more about this indomitable lady: http://setonhill.libguides.com/Seton

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January Term Library Hours

Library Hours
January 3rd - January 17th

Monday - Friday     8:00 - 4:50
Saturday     9:00 - 4:50
Sunday     CLOSED

Exception dates:
January 15 & 16     CLOSED