Boston GuitarFest June 15-19

Beginning Wednesday, June 15th, Boston GuitarFest will kick off its sixth year; this year with an Italian theme. Featuring well known-musicians, artists, and composers GuitarFest will go on for five nights hosting concerts right on Northeastern’s campus at the Fenway Center (77 St. Stephen Street). Included in the schedule is a performance by Jude Gold (electric guitar) who will perform a world premiere of a work by Anthony Paul De Ritis (Northeastern Music Professor) on June 16th at 8pm. In addition to this premier, The Newman & Oltman Duo will perform works by Gioachino Rossini, Leo Brouwer, and a world premiere by Arthur Kampela. To attend Thursday evening’s concert, mention “Snell Library” when you make your ticket purchase and receive a $7 discounted rate. All other concerts are priced on the event website. For more information about the concert series click here.

Argo Tea Coming Soon to Snell

We are excited to announce that Argo Tea will be replacing the Cyber Cafe on the first floor of Snell Library this Fall! As Dining Services has announced, construction will begin this month to ensure it is ready for the first day of classes in September. For those of you who haven’t heard of Argo Tea, the business originated in Chicago in 2003, and was created by Arsen Avakian, Daniel Lindwasser, and Simon Simonian. Their cafes offer a variety of black, white, green, and natural herbal teas, coffees, and an assortment of baked goods and small entrees. In addition to their healthy menu options, Argo Tea has made continuous donations of white teas to the University of Chicago’s Hospitals to contribute to Cancer Research efforts. To read more about Argo Tea and their menu offerings visit Stop by this fall and check it out!

Using Power to Get Things Done

Snell Library’s own Maria Carpenter recently presented at the 2011 Academic Library Advancement and Development Network Annual Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. Maria, the Director of Advancement, Marketing, and Communications for Northeastern University Libraries, gave a presentation and a workshop on power theory and its use in different political and social organizations. Her sessions focused on examples of how leaders of organizations have successfully used power and how those examples can be applied to those in the library advancement field. Her presentation took place during a lunch session on May 17th where over 100 people were in attendance. The workshop that followed allowed attendees to take part in a more interactive q&a discussion about power and how to use it in the workplace. For more information or for questions about the topic please contact Maria Carpenter at

Library Hours for Summer 2

Summer 2 is fast approaching (the first classes start on June 29th!) Snell will maintain the following hours for the rest of the summer (please note that Snell will be completely closed on Monday, July 4): Circulation Desk: Sunday: 10am – 11pm Monday through Thursday: 8am – 11pm Friday: 8am – 8pm Saturday: 9am – 5pm InfoCommons: Sunday through Friday: 7:30am – 11pm Saturday: 7:30am – 5pm Library Study: Open 24 Hours, but will close at 11pm on Sunday, July 3rd and will be closed all day Monday, July 4th. As always, you must show a current NU Student/Faculty/Staff ID after the Circulation Desk closes. Enjoy summer time at Snell!