Emily Nehme

Summer Reading Suggestions

Now's the time to start tackling your summer reading list! Whether you're staying in town or going on an elaborate trip, you're bound to have some down time. Why not spend that time taking advantage of Snell Library's thousands of available books, e-books, journals, and more! Snell Library staff have suggested some of their favorites to get you started:   The Darkest Minds By Alexandra Bracken Recommended by Ernesto Valencia "When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control."       Feynman By Jim Ottaviani and Leyland Myrick Recommended by Sarah Sweeney "This is a lovely and fascinating graphic novel that illustrates bits and pieces of various works by Richard Feynman, the famous physicist."               Wonder By R.J. Palacio Recommended by Jen Ferguson "This New York Times bestseller, available in Snell Library's Favat Children's Collection, tells the story of Auggie, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Told skillfully from Auggie's point of view as well as the perspectives of others in his life, this fast read will transport you back to the glories and agonies of childhood."           Bagombo Snuff Box By Kurt Vonnegut Recommended by Mark Sivak "If people are looking for a good book for a plane ride, I recommend Bagombo Snuff Box, which is a collection of short fiction by Kurt Vonnegut."               The Heart is a Lonely Hunter By Carson McCullers Recommended by Molly Dupere "Set in Georgia in the 1930s,  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter follows four residents of a small town, each a loner and all struggling with feeling misunderstood within the confines of their lives. Independently, the four seek the company of another local, a def-mute who is himself an enigma in the town, but upon whom each character projects what they want him to be - a sounding board for what's going on in their heads, often to heart-breaking effect. The plot is both simple and complex, and a must-read for any fan of Southern Gothic literature."     Not what you're looking for? Browse our collections online using Scholar OneSearch to find your new favorite read!    

#SnellStudyTip Winners

Congratulations to our #SnellStudyTip challenge winners: Hannah (@hannahlorick), Nyera (@nyny_93), Eric (@iEricYun), Emily (@EmzWeis), and Adam (@adam_mccook) 

Check out the tips that won these students a $10.00 gift card to the Northeastern Barnes & Noble!

[caption id="attachment_8208" align="aligncenter" width="588" caption="Setting goals is the way to go!"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_8209" align="aligncenter" width="589" caption="Natural light is the best light"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8210" align="aligncenter" width="586" caption="Just make sure the 5 minute break is only 5 minutes..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8212" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Go flash card wild on the 1st and 2nd floors (just be respectful)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8211" align="aligncenter" width="532" caption="We love how passionate you are about silence on the 4th floor"][/caption]   Congratulations winners! We'll direct message you on Twitter and let you know when and where to pick up your gift cards.   They may not be winners, but these #SnellStudyTips deserve an honorable mention:

 

  And although these aren't exactly study tips, they made some good points:

  Thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge. Follow these #SnellStudyTips and ace those finals!  

Finally, It’s Finals!

After this long apocalyptic winter that buried Boston under an endless amount of snow Since, you know, Boston relocated to north of the wall   I think we’re all kind of glad that it’s finally finals. Well, some of us are   Sure, you have to get through a couple of research papers, lab reports, final projects, and exams...   But in just two short weeks it’ll be summer! No more coats = No more responsibilities   And to help you get there, Snell Library has quite a few de-stressors planned for you so look forward to study breaks with goodies and giveaways and a special finals-themed twitter challenge! Goodies...?   Speaking of the challenge... it’s not really a challenge. It’s actually really simple: Starting on Tuesday (4/21), you can share your best study tip with @ClubSnell and use #SnellStudyTips on Twitter for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card to the Northeastern Bookstore! Five randomly selected study tips will be chosen and announced next Tuesday (4/28) afternoon and we’ll reach out to those lucky winners on more information about how to receive their gift card. If you haven’t already, start following @ClubSnell on Twitter to keep an eye out for impromptu study breaks and to submit your #SnellStudyTip.   Happy Finals!  

Snell is full of Fanjimiles

Hey aspiring musicians! Check out the colorful and moving music of Anjimile and read about their journey on recording and releasing Human Nature, their new album inspired by the wonders of the human body, mind, and soul. Human Nature was written, recorded, and produced by these band members, who also happen to be Northeastern students: Anjimile Yvonne on vocals and guitar, Drew Wilcox on percussion, Jason Smith as a featured bass guitarist, and Lee Schuna who produced this album at The Ivy Basement

Here’s the deal: Anjimile, an indie band from Boston, is raising money for their first ever full-length album, Human Nature. It’s always been their dream to release a a full-fledged studio album, but now they need the help of fellow musicians, indie fans, kind-hearted souls… anyone, really, to fund a campaign with this pre-sale. In return, you’ll get a digital version of Human Nature and the chance to call yourself a true “Fanjimile”.

So, what does this have to do with the library? Human Nature has musical features that were recorded in the Digital Media Commons (DMC) Audio Recording Studio at Snell Library.

Anjimile shared their recording experience with us and said they enjoyed the environment of the studio and felt comfortable recording there. The state-of-the-art equipment eased the recording process and the studio was always readily available to them when they made appointments. Let’s think about why the DMC met the needs of Anjimile and how it can meet your needs:
  • Anjimile has an in-home studio where the majority of their album was recorded. However, acquiring equipment and soundproofing the space requires spending a lot of time and a lot of money, which not everyone can do.
  • Another option would be renting studio space somewhere in the city… yeah, right! Again, that requires a lot of time and a lot of money.
  • Finally, Northeastern does offer another audio recording studio in Shillman. Unfortunately, it's only for music majors.
It’s a no-brainer! The DMC Audio Recording Studio is free, easy to book, and available to any student, faculty, or staff member at Northeastern. Book now and record or edit your own soundtrack! Or if you don’t have experience but are interested, check out the Audio Recording Workshop Series in April.

In the meantime, show your support: help Anjimile raise money for their new album and check out their next show on March 21st at 8 pm at NU afterHOURS where they will be performing with Massachusetts-based, nationally renowned indie band Speedy Ortiz.

Welcome to Snell Library’s Spring 2015 Co-ops

  Snell Library is proud to welcome four new co-ops this semester:   Marketing and Events Co-op: Emily Nehme My name is Emily Nehme and I am the Marketing and Events Co-op in Snell Library’s Communications Office. I will help to promote and organize events hosted by the library. I am currently a second year Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. I really enjoy traveling and have had the chance to visit and live in some amazing countries. I look forward to being a part of the library community!             Graphic Design Co-op: Amanda Winfield My name is Amanda and I am a 3rd year Animation major with a double minor in Art and Interactive Media. My artistic interests are broad and I am always excited to acquire new knowledge regarding art & design. My hobbies include: painting, sewing, drawing, and occasional video gaming.                 Digital Media Commons Studios Co-op: Lucas LaScala
My name is Luke LaScala but people call me Zander.  I am currently a third year Music Industry and Business Administration double major here at Northeastern and I am working at the DMC Studios in Snell!  I am a singer songwriter who makes relatable hip-hop music and I have been working in or around studios for the last two years.  I love writing songs - making a vision come to life - because I find it very rewarding. I am very excited to host the upcoming audio and video workshops this semester and to teach others how to use the studio and record their songs/videos! We have some great things planned.         3D Printing Studio Co-op: Russell Butenhof My name is Russell and I am a third year digital art student in the animation program from New Hampshire. I started studying at Northeastern back in the Fall of 2010 as an engineering major. During my third semester in the engineering program I decided to take a year off to explore my passions. During that time I rediscovered art, which was a childhood passion of mine, and decided to leave the engineering college to pursue a career in animation. This is my first co-op. In my free time I enjoy composing songs on my computer, writing lyrics, playing video games, and binge watching television series on Netflix.       Best of luck for a great co-op experience!