NYTIMES.COM Access & APP

BY Michelle Sitko

If anyone wonders why they may no longer have access to NYTimes.com, Marywood is still active!

Reminder: Once expired, faculty and staff will need to re-register and activate another pass after 364 days to continue NYTimes.com and Apps entitlement.

Students only need to supply anticipated graduation date once.

Visit www.accessNYT.com and enter “Marywood” in the search window. *You’ll be directed to the page as seen in the attachment below.

Students and faculty must use their marywood.edu email address. Faculty and staff may use @maryu.marywood.edu or @marywood.edu.  Students use @m.marywood.edu.

  • If you have ever used your campus email to register on NYTimes.com, you may use “Log in here”.  If the password has been lost, use “Forgot your password?” to reset.
  • Use “Create Account” if your marywood.edu email was never used to register on NYTimes.com. A verification email will be sent to confirm. If not received, please check spam and/or other filtered tabs.

*****   If you have any further questions, please call the Reference Desk 961-4714 or ext. 4714 if on campus.

 

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LC Fall Film Series: “Politics in Film” Begins Sept 7 @ 7pm

This fall the library will host a series of film screenings for students and faculty throughout the semester. This year’s theme will focus on Politics in Film, with possible showings of full-length movies, documentaries and more on a variety of timely current cultural and political issues, courtesy of our Kanopy streaming database. (If you have not yet checked out this awesome resource–be sure to do so soon). And, if you have a suggestion for a film you’d like to see–let us know! 

We might even poll screening participants to vote on the next film. 


wed September 7th @ 7pm, 1st floor lc: group study area

First up is “The Immigration Paradox” (2013), a documentary directed by Lourdes Lee Vasquez, that takes “a critical and in depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history–immigration.”

You can read a full description here: https://immigrationtalk.org/2013/05/15/the-immigration-paradox-america-in-a-social-trap/

And…a film screening wouldn’t be complete without SNACKS. For our first feature we’re hosting a BYO Cereal Mashup.  Bring your favorite box of cereal to share or mix, we’ll have a couple on hand. We’ll also provide diary, almond and coconut milk, bowls and spoons. 

Cereal and movies...mmmm.

Cereal and movies…mmmm.

So, come out and support the film series, bring a friend, or encourage your class to attend. Guaranteed to be thought and discussion promoting.

See you there!

Fall Election Political Display

In the Marketplace: Politics on Display

by Maura O’Neill & Margaret Mary Makowski, Library Circulation

fall 2016 marketplace political resources display

Courtesy of library work study students Margaret Makowski (left) and Maura O’Neill (right).

The 2016 presidential campaign has been rife with controversy, as both candidates have been the subject and cause of intense vitriol from all ends of the political spectrum. Donald Trump, a businessman and ex-reality TV star turned strongly opinionated politician, and Hillary Clinton, a controversial yet historic woman candidate with a background in politics, have been clashing on nearly every key issue this election. When two candidates have opinions that are such polar opposites, it can be difficult for impartial voters to decide where they stand on certain issues and which candidate they support. To make this decision easier, we created a display of politically themed books, CDs, and DVDs that will give unsure voters the tools they need to make an informed decision this November.

HIGHLIGHTED BOOKS ARE LOCATED IN THE MARKETPLACE DISPLAY: CHECK OUR CATALOG LIST FOR WHAT’S AVAILABLE.

The first category will give readers a general background in American politics, with books such as Primary Politics by Elaine C. Kamarck that describe how the U.S election system actually works. Once you’ve got a decent background in politics, you can begin to understand some of our nation’s past presidents and elections by reading historical political books such as Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years 1939-1945 by Roger Daniels and The Stronghold by Thomas F. Schaller.

After reading about political history, you can move on to learning about some of the struggles for human rights that have been an integral part of our nation’s history. Books such as Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, Forcing the Spring by Jo Becker, and After Roe by Mary Ziegler will give you insight into a wide array of human rights struggles.

Next, you can read books like Controlling the Message by Victoria A. Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn to learn how the media influences political elections, and you can read books like Prop Art by Gary Yanker to understand what messages political art is able to convey.

One of the biggest issues in recent U.S. politics has been health care reform; you can read books such as Health Care Policy and Practice by Cynthia Moniz and Stephen Gorin to get informed on this topic.

If you’re reading this blog as a student or faculty member, you are probably interested in the topic of education. Check out Degrees of Inequality by Suzanne Mettler about the political and economic factors that influence the education system.

Another one of the biggest issues this election has been immigration and racism. A Nation of Nations by Tom Gjelten and The Criminalization of Immigration by Samantha Hauptman explain immigration and its controversies, while race issues in America are explored in Who We Be by Jeff Chang. Intertwined with racial issues is the debate on America’s prison system and the mass incarceration of minorities in private prisons, which is explored in books like A Country Called Prison by Mary D. Looman and John D. Carl.

With the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS, religion has been an issue at the forefront of this election. You can read American Islam by Paul M. Barrett, Beyond Religious Freedom by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and other books to learn more about religious issues in America. The debate about religion has been catalyzed by increasing global violence. We chose books like What Changed When Everything Changed by Joseph Margulies and Citizen-Protectors by Jennifer Carlson to help readers explore violence, war, and gun control.

Another major issue in contemporary politics is our treatment of the environment, which is described in books such as Corporate America and Environmental Policy by Sheldon Kamieniecki.

Now that you’ve read up on politics, history, and the major issues the candidates are debating, you can finally begin to research the candidates themselves. Read up on both Trump and Hillary with The Art of the Deal by the Donald himself, A Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein, and other books in the display.

Once you learn who the candidates are, you can follow their progress and opinions using some of the electronic resources listed below, which will give you up to date information on the 2016 presidential election.

http://www.isidewith.com/

http://www.politico.com/

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page

https://www.icivics.org/

http://www.politics1.com/

http://www.insidegov.com/

http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm

so, what essential election reading would you recommend? visit us on facebook and LET US KNOW!

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10 Ways to Use the Learning Commons

The Learning Commons isn’t just a library; it’s a combination of space, information, and yes, food.


by Zach Johnson-Medland

  1. Study with friends (or not). Pick a room to study in, or if friends are too much of a distraction, build yourself a private starship chair fortress in a secluded corner complete with laptop stand, bean bag chair and any other movable furniture you can co-opt.

2. People-watch. Drinking coffee and watching people may sound creepy, but whatever…it’s fun!

3. Have an event, meet-up or get-together. Get some friends to host a coffeehouse, and check with the Student Activities so you can hang up signs.

4. Recover from a workout. After that hard jog around the creepy graveyard, grab a green smoothie to recover.

5. Pull an all-nighter. Usually the Learning Commons is open until around 2 am, and the service desk until 12 am, hours can be found here. You can stay up and study if you need too, but try to get some sleep!

6. Use the Seed Library! Tucked into the nook around the corner from the first-floor bathrooms, the Seed Library looks like some mysterious old cabinet from your grandparents, but really its filled with tons of donated seeds that are free and at your disposal! (Just take what you’ll plant). There’s something for everyone to grow, even in your windowsill.

7. Settle in with a book. It’s still a library at heart, despite the emphasis on digital technology, so grab that paper book from the New Books section, find a big blue chair, and flip through it.

8. Watch the automatic book retrieval system. While you’re waiting for your book you can run up and down the aisles watching the retrieval system do its work.

9. Browse the magazines. Or, while waiting, you could just go to the Magazines Section in the back of the Learning Commons first floor, and flip through all the magazines. It’s much easier, and less exhausting than chasing an automated robot.

10. Use a locker. Need to run out, but don’t want to lug your stuff with you? Ask a librarian how to use one of the lockers (its really easy) and charge your devices inside it–just remember to take your stuff out at the end of the day! And try to give commuters first dibs, they don’t have dorms to keep their stuff close by.

These ideas of what to do in the Learning Commons are just the tip of the iceberg–what are yours?


Zach is studying for a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in English. He’s been writing and drawing since he could hold a crayon. Zach constantly seeks to combine his aesthetic creativity with linguistic logicality through art, poems, and stories.

writer pausing to think

2016 Barbara Hoffman English 160 Award Winners

If you’ve already read librarian Annette Fisher’s post on the late Barbara Hoffman, you’ll know why winning this award is such an honor. This year, we awarded four awards (with a third-place tie) to students demonstrating writing excellence combined with library research, echoing Barbara’s perennial spirit of curiosity, inquiry, and literary pizzazz.

1st Place: Michael Smith

Michael Smith ('19), 2016 Barbara Hoffman Award Winner

Michael Smith (’19), 2016 Barbara Hoffman Award Winner

Michael’s winning paper is titled: “A Different Game: How Popular News Sources Addressed Violence in Video Games After the Sandy Hook Shooting”

Congratulations to Michael and his advising English 160 Professor: Helen Bittel.

2nd Place: Kimberley Hagan

3rd Place: Hannah Docalovich and Althea Mae Fabi

3rd Place Winner: Hannah Docalovich

3rd Place Winner: Hannah Docalovich