Hi everyone! With the end of the semester getting closer, the library just wanted to quickly remind you that you can reserve study rooms* AND Bloomberg Terminals ahead of time! There are links on our homepage that will show you the availability for both types of space, and let you reserve a room/terminal:
*Study room reminders: Study rooms can only be booked for groups of 3 or more people. Each person can only book a study room for up to three hours at a time, and for no more than 6 hours per week.
Professor Joan Zaretti’s “Creativity and the Arts” class has had a busy semester as they’ve been learning how one can explore creativity as a general process of engagement. One of their projects, “Altered Books,” is currently on display in Krupp Library.
This project showcased the students creative reactions to the cover or contents of a book. “They used the text as an inspiration and responded, showing what it brought to mind,” said Professor Zaretti. “This allows them to see how even words on a page are part of a visual and creative response.”
Students chose a book and had the freedom to alter it visually, or even physically alter the book itself. The display highlights the many different interpretations that students had and shows how they transformed the existing piece into something new.
While students had little or no background in visual arts, their response in this project shows a strong display of creative talents that included drawings, mixed media and sculpture.
“This class shows students how artistic communities can find inspiration among each other,” said Professor Zaretti. “The students now see how communities use each other as inspiration. This is a skill that they can translate to other aspects of their lives.”
Come and check out the display!
On Friday, March 17 we celebrate the 20th Annual Women’s Summit at Bryant University – Bryant’s significant event of “Inspiring, Empowering and Advancing Women”. At Krupp Library, we are proud to offer books, articles and DVDs from this year’s keynote speakers: Academy Award winner Geena Davis; Nobel Laureate and Liberian Peace activist Leymah Gbowee; author and leadership expert Mary Kelly, Ph.D.; and health expert, entrepreneur, author Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC™, FDN. We encourage our community to stop by the library and learn more about these exceptional women through their works and their passionate experiences in ‘inspiring, empowering and advancing women’.
We’re finding that students have been looking for consumer information to help them with projects. Luckily, you can find these resources using the library’s databases at Bryant. Let’s look at some databases!
Mintel gives you analytical information and consumer reports created by professional analysts to give you an understanding of consumers and markets.
Mediamark is an even clearer tool that allows you to look at consumers and categorize them by age, race, and income, and the magazines, television and websites that they will consume.
Another great resource that the library offers is Statista. This data aggregator is a great tool that can help you find statistics by subject dossier or by surveys that give you people’s opinions.
We also have some books and eBooks that are useful as well. Click on the book cover to read the eBook!