On behalf of Snell Library, I would like to congratulate all the graduates. We have seen how hard you’ve all worked. You have filled up every table and corner of the library, from the Cyber Café to the 4th floor quiet areas. We feel that your success is ours and that makes us, well, a little bit proud! Anyone graduating today who was a student worker at Snell Library? We want to congratulate you and thank you for your service to the library. Contact us, and we can give you a Snell Library t-shirt! I heard a great speech by Sarah Tishler at the Psychology Department graduation ceremony yesterday. I continue to be impressed by the achievements of our students, and by the number of undergraduates who are doing research alongside faculty. Graduation is a time of celebration, but it can also feel like a time of ending and loss. We want you to remember that Club Snell can always be your home-away-from-home! You are soon to become alumni. We have services for alumni, listed here: http://www.lib.neu.edu/services/for_alumni/. As an alum, for example, you are entitled to reserve the Anna & Eugene M. Reppucci Alumni Reading Room, and you can still borrow books from Snell. To keep in touch, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook. What a beautiful day for Commencement 2011! Congratulations to all the grads!
alumni reading room
It’s here! Today was the official opening of the Anna & Eugene M. Reppucci Alumni Reading Room. The room was a generous gift of Eugene M. Reppucci, Jr., an alumnus of Northeastern, donated in memory of his parents. The Reading Room will serve as a space for alumni to conduct personal research, relax, and experience the Library outside the bustle of the University. This room can also be reserved for alumni-related activities sponsored by student groups. There will be a reception in the Reading Room following the author talk scheduled for Parents’ Weekend, October 23, 2012. If you are interested in reserving the room for group functions, you can click here or contact the Office of the Dean of Libraries. To give the room a memorable opening, Paul Harding, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Tinkers, treated the Library to a reading from his novel as well as a revelatory discussion about the process of his work and his experiences as a child that led him to the creation of Tinkers.
Let it be known that the construction on the Alumni Reading room, having been pushed back from June 25th, is now set to begin on July 23rd. I will be posting signs and a revised version of the press release around the area where it will be tomorrow and Friday. The previous alumni reading room post has been updated with this new date also, just for the sake of consistency. The room is still expected to open early in the fall semseter.