Now is the time to start reserving Study Rooms for EXAM weeks!

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FYI: You may want to book your Study Room in the Library  NOW, before all the rooms and most popular times are taken for Exam weeks.  It’s easy to do – you can reserve on the iPad in the Library near the Circ Desk, or do it on your own computer – just check out the Study Room Reservations link on the front of the library homepage and follow the EZ directions. Just remember the Rule of  “3” – at least 3 people need to be in your study group to reserve a room! White Boards and other amenities are available in most rooms.

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Oprah’s newest Book Club Choice!

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We have it…the first Oprah’s Book Club choice for 2018: AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by award winning author Tayari Jones. What made Oprah want to share this novel with her Book Club members? Says Oprah, “After the first few chapters, as I got to know Roy and Celestial and Andre, I forgot they were fictional characters. I found myself in that zone readers yearn for: I wanted to cancel all my plans and curl up with my new friends. ”  No doubt, a book you won’t want to put down this Spring season!

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Read more: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/an-american-marriage-by-tayari-jones-oprahs-book-club-2018#ixzz5CHevyAA5

‘Rise To The Challenge’ – Bryant University’s 2018 Women’s Summit

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Bryant Women's Summit 2018 LogoOn Friday, March 16th,  Bryant University will welcome more than 900 professional women from all over the region to the 2018 Women’s Summit  “Rise to the Challenge & Reach New Heights”.  The goal of the Bryant University Women’s Summit® is to empower women professionally, personally, and financially.  This year, the  day long summit welcomes key-note speaker  Nely Galan,  the self-made multi media mogul and best-selling author.  Motivational speakers include CEO / Co-founder of ‘Rent the Runway’ Jennifer Hyman and founding director of the ‘Good Life Initiative’ Brigid Schlute.  The summit also welcomes power plenary keynote speaker Jody Urkuhart, with her Keynote speech This Would be Funny if it Wasn’t Happening to Me!

“Fair Use / Fair Dealing” Week starts NOW! How can you participate?

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A very important week is upon us all – it’s the “Fair Use / Fair Dealing” week which runs from February 26 – March 2, 2018.  It’s a week coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries, celebrating the importance of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions. In it’s simplest terms, “fair use” and “fair dealing” are  the legal use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances – something students and educators deal with on a daily basis. For more information and ideas on how you can be an active participator,  please visit their site: Association of Research Libraries

 

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Feed Your Curiosity: News Articles and our Databases

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Ever read a news article that piques your curiosity?  Or, something interesting that cites its sources, and you want to read those articles to become more of an expert on the topic?  You can!

For example, take the recent New York Times article titled, “Accounting for Taste: Not for Your Ears Only: How Sour Gets Its Zing”. This article discusses a recent scientific study on taste reception cells that was published in Science, which you can read in full here through the library’s databases!

When you’re reading articles, you can always search the library catalog for the research cited, or search directly within the many databases to which we subscribe to learn more.  If you are reading the article on campus and the citation is hyperlinked, you will be routed directly to the article if we have access to it. Try it, the next time you’re curious about a topic!

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“Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking”- a perfect book for Valentine’s Day

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For those of you who  love Masterpiece Theater’s current mini-series “Victoria”, you may very well be delighted in the new book Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe.  Author Deborah Cadbury offers a gripping account of the Queen’s meddlesome matchmaking skills in her grandchildren’s lives, to help turn Europe’s strife into happiness. Some of the unions were blissful while most were catastrophic – making an enjoyable read this winter! 

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