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This Week At Mcquade | Spring 2024, Lyena Chavez Apr 2024

This Week At Mcquade | Spring 2024, Lyena Chavez

Librarian Publications

No abstract provided.


The Intersection Of Community Engagement And Library Science, Katherine A. Laflamme Jul 2021

The Intersection Of Community Engagement And Library Science, Katherine A. Laflamme

Librarian Publications

A community is not just a place where people live, but an aggregation of folks brought together, whether by chance or design, who share like avocations. This article details frameworks for community engagement, and also identifies the discernible intersection between community engagement work and librarianship. The main focus is to look at these intersecting fields and establish what can be done to elevate a cohesive, homogeneous patron experience and embrace the larger community as a whole.


Resilience Within And Resilience Without: Mindfulness And Sustainability Programming Using An Embedded Engineering Librarian Approach, Catherine Wong, Cynthia Carlson Jun 2020

Resilience Within And Resilience Without: Mindfulness And Sustainability Programming Using An Embedded Engineering Librarian Approach, Catherine Wong, Cynthia Carlson

Civil Engineering Faculty Publications

Students are facing an increasingly chaotic world in part due to global climate change and environmental degradation, causing rising levels of stress and anxiety. Mindfulness and sustainability programs were initiated over three years by a faculty-librarian collaborative team to assist first-year engineering students in building environmental literacy and personal resilience skills. The faculty-librarian team established in class and out of class themes, games, assignments, and programming using an embedded librarian approach. Sustainability programming included environmental movie nights with curricular links and conversations about climate change using the World Café methodology. These activities allowed students time outside of class to engage …


Resilience Within And Resilience Without: Mindfulness And Sustainability Programming Using An Embedded Engineering Librarian Approach, Catherine Wong, Cynthia Carlson Jun 2020

Resilience Within And Resilience Without: Mindfulness And Sustainability Programming Using An Embedded Engineering Librarian Approach, Catherine Wong, Cynthia Carlson

Librarian Publications

Students are facing an increasingly chaotic world in part due to global climate change and environmental degradation, causing rising levels of stress and anxiety. Mindfulness and sustainability programs were initiated over three years by a faculty-librarian collaborative team to assist first-year engineering students in building environmental literacy and personal resilience skills. The faculty-librarian team established in class and out of class themes, games, assignments, and programming using an embedded librarian approach. Sustainability programming included environmental movie nights with curricular links and conversations about climate change using the World Café methodology. These activities allowed students time outside of class to engage …


When Is A Game Not ‘Just’ A Game: Introducing Climate Change And Information Fluency In A First-Year Engineering Course, Cynthia Carlson, Catherine Wong May 2019

When Is A Game Not ‘Just’ A Game: Introducing Climate Change And Information Fluency In A First-Year Engineering Course, Cynthia Carlson, Catherine Wong

Civil Engineering Faculty Publications

This poster describes a faculty-librarian collaboration created to introduce the complexity and interdisciplinarity of modern engineering problems and information fluency skills to first-year engineering students (Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical) while they participated in a role-playing exercise (Reacting To The Past) recreating the UN Climate Talks of Copenhagen in 2009.


Finding The Ties That Bind: Coalition Building In Loosely Coupled Academic Libraries, Lyena Chavez Nov 2018

Finding The Ties That Bind: Coalition Building In Loosely Coupled Academic Libraries, Lyena Chavez

Librarian Publications

Pressures are building for academic library leaders. Leaders face budget cuts, space re-purposing, staffing shortages, and expectations to meet evolving faculty and students’ research needs. Leaders must not only manage library operations, but also successfully guide and lead within a sea of unpredictable, evolving institutional forces and activities. Loosely coupled organizational theory provides library leaders insights and guidance as they organize and plan. Leaders must recognize, understand, and leverage the strengths of these systems. It is up to them to bring together appropriate coalitions to foster collaborations and cohesions not only among library staff members, but across disciplinary communities within …


Pivot, And Pivot Again: Ever-Nimble Library Leadership, Kathryn Geoffrion Scannell, Lyena Chavez Jan 2018

Pivot, And Pivot Again: Ever-Nimble Library Leadership, Kathryn Geoffrion Scannell, Lyena Chavez

Librarian Publications

No abstract provided.


Reader’S Advisory In The Academic Library: Should You? (Yes!) Could You? (Yes!), Katherine A. Turcotte, Christine Brown Oct 2016

Reader’S Advisory In The Academic Library: Should You? (Yes!) Could You? (Yes!), Katherine A. Turcotte, Christine Brown

Librarian Publications

This poster highlights the research surrounding the academic and social benefits of leisure reading among college students. A case scenario of the inclusion of a popular titles collection at an academic library is also included as an additional document.


Don’T Panic, It’S Organic*: Supporting Sustainable Agriculture And Hunger Relief Efforts At Mcquade Library, Catherine Wong, Kathryn Geoffrion Scannell May 2016

Don’T Panic, It’S Organic*: Supporting Sustainable Agriculture And Hunger Relief Efforts At Mcquade Library, Catherine Wong, Kathryn Geoffrion Scannell

Librarian Publications

How can libraries support sustainability, wellness, and social justice? Concern for health and the environment has increased interest in sustainable agriculture and the local foods movement. McQuade Library at Merrimack College became a distributor of local foods by partnering with a community supported agriculture (CSA) operation to provide fresh foods to the college and surrounding community. CSAs are a way to directly support local agriculture with sustainable growing practices. Joining a CSA is entering into a relationship with a farm and farmer whereby members are directly supporting the farm by purchasing a farm share. In exchange for providing monetary or …


Collaborative Reference: Mcquade Library’S Research Center, Lyena Chavez, Catherine Wong, Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah, Michaela Keating May 2015

Collaborative Reference: Mcquade Library’S Research Center, Lyena Chavez, Catherine Wong, Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah, Michaela Keating

Librarian Publications

Although reference has gone high-tech, students seeking high-touch reference assistance still travel to a destination -- whether it’s a reference desk, a librarian’s office, a reference room, or a center. Thus, libraries are challenged to design reference spaces in which librarians are visible to students and are well-positioned to partner with students to engage in active research, from quick “show and go” questions to more in-depth reference consultations. This poster discusses how and why McQuade Library at Merrimack College embraced a Research Center model that creates a positive reference user experience for students and places collaboration --both among librarians and …


Assessment Of A Professional Development Program On Adult Learning Theory, Melinda Malik Apr 2015

Assessment Of A Professional Development Program On Adult Learning Theory, Melinda Malik

Higher Education Student Work

Librarians at colleges and universities invested in graduate education must understand and incorporate adult learning theories in their reference and instruction interactions with graduate students to more effectively support the students’ learning. After participating in a professional development program about adult learning theory, librarians in this study reported that, in many ways, they already employed teaching and learning strategies grounded in one or more adult learning theories. They also indicated gaining a greater awareness of student development, enabling them to more successfully tailor their interactions.


Helping The Adult Learner Succeed: How Community College Libraries In Massachusetts Are Serving This Growing Population, Katherine A. Turcotte Apr 2015

Helping The Adult Learner Succeed: How Community College Libraries In Massachusetts Are Serving This Growing Population, Katherine A. Turcotte

Librarian Publications

Education is something that is valued more each and every day. A growing number of people in today’s society realize the importance of education and the increasing need to return to school. As the number of adult learners continues to rise, so too does the need to reach out to this population to make sure they are being presented with the appropriate tools and resources needed to succeed. Because it is theorized that adults (those age 25+) who return to school are likely to enroll in a community college, rather than a four year university, this study looks specifically at …


Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2014, Merrimack College Jul 2014

Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2014, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Summer 2014, 5 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2014, Merrimack College Jan 2014

Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2014, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Winter 2014, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2013, Merrimack College Oct 2013

Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2013, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Fall 2013, 4 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2013, Merrimack College Jul 2013

Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2013, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Summer 2013, 4 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2013, Merrimack College Jan 2013

Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2013, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Winter 2013, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2012, Merrimack College Oct 2012

Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2012, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Fall 2012, 4 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2012, Merrimack College Jul 2012

Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2012, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Summer 2012, 4 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2012, Merrimack College Jan 2012

Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2012, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Winter 2012, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2011, Merrimack College Jul 2011

Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2011, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Summer 2011, 4 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2011, Merrimack College Jan 2011

Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2011, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Winter 2011, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2010, Merrimack College Oct 2010

Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2010, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Fall 2010, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2010, Merrimack College Jul 2010

Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2010, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Summer 2010, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2010, Merrimack College Jan 2010

Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2010, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Winter 2010, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2009, Merrimack College Oct 2009

Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2009, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Fall 2009, 3 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2009, Merrimack College Jul 2009

Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2009, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Summer 2009, 4 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2009, Merrimack College Jan 2009

Mcquade Messenger- Winter 2009, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Winter 2009, 5 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2008, Merrimack College Oct 2008

Mcquade Messenger- Fall 2008, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Fall 2008, 5 pages.


Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2008, Merrimack College Jul 2008

Mcquade Messenger- Summer 2008, Merrimack College

McQuade Messenger

Triannual newsletter outlining the activities, events, hours, features, and resources available at McQuade Library. Summer 2008, 5 pages.