Tips for Avoiding Spring Fever

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It’s finally spring! The warm weather may make us want to push aside homework and go hang out outside, but it’s important to finish the semester off strong. Here are some tips for dealing with spring fever:

  • Make a timeline of when your big tests, papers, and projects are due and plan when to start working on or studying for each. This will help you stay focused on the work you have coming up, keep you from getting overwhelmed, and make sure your work is done on time.
  • Talk to a librarian or make an appointment at ACE to get help starting your final projects early.
  • If it’s nice out and you’re craving some sun, bring your work outside!
  • Team up with a friend and keep each other accountable. Work together, or send each other texts to make sure you’re both on task.
  • Schedule time to work when you’re most productive (after a shower, first thing in the morning, or right after class) and where you’re most productive (alone in your room, in the Silent Zone, with your group members in a study room, etc).

As always, feel free to ask the library if you have any questions about resources or research!

Please request your ILL items early over the next few weeks!

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The close of the Spring Semester 2017 is fast upon us, with only a few weeks left before finals. At this time, we ask if you anticipate any need of resources via ILL Requests for final papers, presentations or exams  (books, articles, DVDs, etc),  please submit your requests ASAP. Keep in mind, it’s a busy time at all college libraries for ILL Requests, and some requests may take longer than usual to fill – but we always do our best to get you the items quickly.  Should you have any questions regarding research materials you may need, contact the R & I desk at 232-6299. If you have any questions regarding ILL Requests, contact the ILL desk at 232-6125. We’re here to help!

Study Room & Bloomberg Reservations

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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:

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*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.

On Display at the Library: Altered Books

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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!

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20th Annual Women’s Summit : Learn more about the Keynote Speakers

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 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’.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH – Biographies and Autobiographies

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There’s still some time left in African American History Month to get some reading done! Check out some of the biographies and autobiographies we have in our collection. Click the links for more information, or to place a hold on these books: