During the summer, the collections and services of the Music Library located in Ward Hall will be consolidated into Mullen Library as those of the other branch libraries have been during the past year.
If you need help locating specific scores or books during the relocation of the collections please contact Access Services staff in Mullen Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty needing to place items on course reserve should write email@example.com. Students and faculty are encouraged to arrange for research consultations through the Meet With A Librarian service, http://cua.libcal.com, or by contacting Thad Garrett directly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of the Fall 2016 semester, the Nursing/Biology Library currently located in Gowan Hall will be re-purposed, with print books and journals being relocated to Mullen Library. After the collection move is complete, the first floor of the existing Library will be re-opened by the School of Nursing as a learning commons where faculty and students may do research and work together. Plans are underway to utilize the second floor of the current space in Gowan for other nursing purposes.
Anyone needing help locating specific print books during the transition and relocation of collections may contact Taras Zvir, Interim Stacks Supervisor (email@example.com). Faculty needing to place items on course reserve may contact our Access Services staff (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students and faculty are encouraged to arrange for research consultations through the Meet With A Librarian service, http://cua.libcal.com, or by contacting Linda Todd directly (email@example.com).
Anne Lesher, Reference Librarian, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2014.
Ed Belanger worked for the Libraries for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as our business manager. His service and dedication to his fellow staff was extraordinary; and he is one of the most positive, up-beat, and good natured people you will ever meet. After his retirement, his children made a donation to the Libraries for the creation of an award in his honor.
Each year the Libraries select a staff member of the year who not only contributes outstanding service to the library but also shares Ed’s good nature. Our recent practice has been for the past honorees to serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.
Excerpted from one nomination:
She juggles many hats and does it with a smile. She orders books for and physically maintains a large variety of collections. Her coordinating work involves a lot of training of a variety of library employees. She is a team player and flexible when changes in procedure are made or having to learn new technology. She works well with students and faculty at the desk and with faculty in her liaison departments. I find her to be a wealth of institutional history since she has worked for the University Libraries for over 20 years. When I need advice on how to tackle a project or just advice in general I find her.
Until May 1, CUA Libraries has a free trial to the database Communication Source. The database offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields. Back file coverage includes top titles in communication reaching deep into the 20th century.
Librarians are evaluating the usefulness of this resource. Try it out and let us know what you think. Email your comments to Meghan Gates, Subject Librarian for Media Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
CUA Libraries is providing 2 in‐depth training sessions for researchers; no registration required.
Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 10:00 AM (WoS) and 11:30 AM (EndNote)
Location: Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, First Floor Continue reading “Get the Most from Web of Science (WoS) + EndNote, February 27”
Due to the predicted snow storm tonight, the University Libraries is cancelling our overnight hours. Mullen Library will close at 10 P.M. on Wednesday, February 12.
Happy New Year! Welcome to Spring 2014.
To access Web of Science, use the link through the Databases tab
The next generation of Web of Science went live on January 12, 2014.
New short training videos are available.
We will be offering training on campus in February – stay tuned.
For instruction on Web of Science and EndNote please contact Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries
Technology Services is installing new WiFi access points throughout Mullen Library this week. Library staff is continuing to work with them to fine-tune the configuration of the new units.
If you encounter troubles please be sure to ask at the information desk for help. If we are unable to help we will pass along all information to the technicians to aid in the proper configuration of the new network. We appreciate your patience and join you in looking forward to a robust, reliable WiFi experience in Mullen Library.
The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Shahan Hall, and Mullen Library. Water dependent cooling systems in Mullen are being checked and reset. We expect the Library to reopen at 5pm.
In the meantime please visit our other campus libraries, libraries.cua.edu/about/collecs.cfm.
The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives and the Catholic University Department of Education announce a new professional development course for Catholic High School teachers to be held on the campus of Catholic University and at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The course, American Religious Responses to the Holocaust, will run from July 8-12, 2013. For details, see American Religious Responses to the Holocaust Course.