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Faculty Newsletter, Fall 2012

Updates from the Digital Media Commons

Since opening in September, the new Digital Media Commons on the second floor of Snell has become the hottest place to study on campus, but there's more than just study space available. See what's new.


Northeastern Joins the Center for Research Libraries

Beginning next spring, Northeastern researchers will be able to explore the holdings of a major research collection: the Center for Research Libraries.


New & Updated E-Resources

As 2012 draws to a close, see listings of major new and updated or expanded resources grouped by broad disipline area from the past year.


Snell to Open During Winter Break

Need to get some intersession work done? Snell Library will be open as study space from 9:00am on Wednesday, December 26 through 6:00pm on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Current students, faculty and staff will be able to enter with their Husky ID card. While in person services will not be available during that time, Snell will re-open in full and regular service hours will resume on January 2nd, 2013.


Meet the New User Engagement Librarian

Karen Merguerian has always been interested in connecting with library users, both in person and online. In her new position as User Engagement Librarian, she works in assessment of library services and development of the library's relationships with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Read more...


Notes and More on Your iPad

Mobile and tablet devices have made their way into all aspects of university life, and the library is no exception. At Snell, librarians have been using iPads to provide research assistance and other core library services. Here are some of the favorite (and most useful) apps they've found so far.


Spotlight: Open Access Week 2012

In October, the library celebrated the sixth annual Open Access Week, an international event highlighting the importance of free and open access to information. Northeastern's keynote event for the week was a breakfast with David Weinberger (above), author and senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. Throughout the week, many students, faculty and staff stopped by the Open Access Week table in the Snell lobby to talk with librarians about how to improve access to research beyond campus. Learn more about creating and using open access resources.



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