Mintel Oxygen: Marketing Analysis for every occasion

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Hi Bryant Community! Are you working on an Industry Report, Marketing Report or looking for some opportunities in a growing market? The library subscribes to Mintel Oxygen, a marketing intelligence agency that’s a great resource for you.

Mintel is a large database that’s purchased and used in the professional workplace. Here at Bryant, we use it in an educational setting. You can start to master this product now and also impress your professors in final reports.

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Who knew dental and oral care markets could have such exciting graphics?

As long as you have a Bryant username and password you can use it away from campus too! This database shows you executive summaries, analyst reports, infographics, predicted market growth, consumer behavior data, upcoming trends and industry & product overviews! (Can you tell how excited we are about this database?)

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Yes! Even our food purchases at theme parks are carefully researched.

Friendly Faces, Both New and Familiar

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You’ve probably seen some new folks around the reference desk this semester, or even some familiar people on different schedules than you’ve come to expect, maybe even in different places.  No, we’re not messing with your heads – though the idea occurs to us from time to time, I assure you – there have been changes afoot!  So take notes, there may be a quiz later.

First of all, welcome to Jenifer Bond, who is both our new Assistant Library Director and Reference Librarian.  She has worked with us in the past as a substitute reference librarian in the past (sort of like a relief pitcher, just with information), so you may already recognize her.  We’re all quite happy to have her aboard now as a full-time member of our staff.

Reference Librarian Laura Kohl is now the head of the Reference department, so you’ll probably be seeing her more often than ever.  A few of you may even have her as your Foundations for Learning (FFL) instructor.  Congratulations, Laura!

Colleen Anderson has stepped down as head of Reference and is currently enjoying semi-retirement, still working with us part-time as the E-Resources Instruction Librarian.

Part-time Reference Librarian Maura Keating is now with us full-time, so you’ll definitely be seeing her around more often.

Last but not least, part-time Reference Librarian Samantha Cabral has recently left to take on a full-time Librarian position at Rivier College in Nashua, NH.  We’re sad to see her go, but we’re very happy for her and wish her success.

And we’re currently interviewing for a couple of openings, so you’ll soon be seeing even more new faces around here.  Be sure to keep your library scorecards updated!

New database – JSTOR Arts & Sciences III

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The Douglas & Judith Krupp Library now subscribes to the JSTOR Arts & Sciences III database. And just what is this, you may ask? Well, here’s what the fine folks at JSTOR have to say about it:

“Arts & Sciences III includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. There are 150 titles in this collection.”

Long story short, if your average Humanities faculty member, staff person, or student represents, well, humanity, and JSTOR represents Prometheus, then Arts & Sciences III is pretty much fire.

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Yes, fine, the metaphor is pretty labored.  I never claimed to be Joseph Campbell.  But I still say it’s apt. Anyway, check out Arts & Sciences III for yourself!

Congratulations to all of our graduating student workers!

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Just a quick note of both congratulations and thanks to our excellent senior student workers who will be graduating this Saturday. They are:

  • Colleen Gaffney
  • Samantha Genatossio
  • Lauren Godish
  • German Guzman
  • Katie Panetta
  • Richie Radlow
  • Dan Romanow

We’re sorry to see them leave, but of course wish them the best of luck. They were all great workers (and fun to work with), so when you hear their names called, cheer extra loud, okay?

Text A Librarian is open late, too!

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Our ever-helpful Reference staff would like to remind everyone that their Text A Librarian service, like the library itself, is available until 1:30 A.M. on Sunday through Thursday nights.

The number is 401-595-7306.

So if it’s 1 A.M. and you need to know something for a project – say, the Gross National Product of Paraguay, or Boog Powell’s career batting average – friendly, knowledgeable assistance is just a text away.