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, Snell Library welcomed our first-ever First Year Experience and Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, Evie Cordell. Evie works with the First Year Writing Program, General Studies Program, Explore Northeastern, and many other programs that support first year students at Northeastern. Over the course of the summer and these first weeks of fall, Evie has organized library tours, welcome sessions, and scavenger hunts. If you’re a new student in the College of Engineering, you’ve probably met Evie as part of your library research workshop.
Evie is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA, Religious Studies), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MA in Library and Information Science). She’s mom to five kids, author of the children’s book Two Girls Want a Puppy, and speaks German pretty fluently. Say hello to Evie at the Research Help desk in the lobby of Snell Library–if you haven’t already met her at a library orientation!
You can follow Evie on Twitter at eviedc or email her at email@example.com
Why did you decide to become a librarian?
I became a librarian because I like helping people find information. I believe that everyone has the right to access information reguardless of race, religion, or economic standing. I believe that libraries and librarians hold unique positions in our society to not only ensure that people have access to information but to also level the playing field.
Plus librarians are the coolest. Seriously, I get to wear funky outfits and I get to teach students about the library and how to use its resources. Librarians don’t know everything but we can find almost everything.
What’s been the most fun for you as you get to know Snell Library and Northeastern’s undergraduates?
I have really enjoyed getting to work with not only the first years in the various programs I work with but also getting to know the professors, instructors, and TAs. I’ve also had many second years that have done the library orientation, whether they were in person or scavenger hunts, tell me that they didn’t know about half the services Snell Library offers. I’m glad that I get to teach them something new.
What’s the most important thing new students need to know about the library?
Come talk to the librarians. Visit us at the Research Help Desk. Make appointments with us. We’re here to help you. You’re probably already in the library why not use the services we have.
Bonus if you come talk to me I always have candy at my desk also those elusive Snell Library Husky stickers.
Posted in: Library News, Teaching and Learning
Posted by: Jen Ferguson
Exciting news! We’ve been working with GWISE to bring the 3 Minute Thesis competition to Snell Library this year.
3MT challenges graduate students to distill their work for a non-technical audience, using just 3 minutes and a single PowerPoint slide.
Check out this video of competitor Maria Gibbs from Notre Dame to see an example of a winning 3MT talk.
Prizes this year include gift cards, a guest appearance on the What’s New podcast, and credit in the 3D Printing Studio – not to mention bragging rights!
The deadline to present has passed, but you can still attend and cheer on the presenters. More details in the graphic above and at the RSVP link.
Posted in: Library News, Scholarly Communication
Posted by: Debra Mandel
Audio Engineering is a wonderful skill to learn, whether you are a musician, budding sound engineer, or creative adventurer. Attend the Snell Library Recording Studio’s Audio Engineering series to learn the basics in a small group setting. No experience is necessary. Over the course of seven weeks, beginning on October 4th
, I will teach you the foundations–everything from critical listening, to mixing music, to understanding a wide range of tools and techniques. You can attend one or all.
I am Zac Kerwin, the Recording Studio’s co-op. I’m a third year Music Industry student, and the Head of Green Line Records’ Recording Department. I have had a passion for music my whole life, and have been recording, mixing, and mastering music since I was in high school. I’ve learned a lot through my time working here, and with Green Line, and I can’t wait to share everything I know with everyone at these workshops.
I look forward to meeting and teaching you all! Workshops meet from 12-1pm and 6-7pm on Thursdays. The first few are full, and the rest are filling up quickly. If you can’t find a spot, make sure to sign up for the waitlist though, as you might get a spot if someone cancels!
Register here: http://northeastern.libcal.com
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website at: http://library.northeastern.edu/services/recording-studios
See you soon!
Posted in: Recording Studios, Teaching and Learning
Posted by: Library News
August 8th, 2018 – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Northeastern University Library a $500,000 Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grant. The funded project – Research Infrastructure for Digital Scholarship – will further propel Northeastern’s commitment to digital scholarship, the synthesis of archival materials and data, and experiential education. This challenge grant will expand the Library’s technical capacity through the creation of four new staff positions to undertake technical development, data design, and semantic data integration.
Northeastern University Library also received $197,000 from the NEH’s Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program to support “Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist: Institutes on Critical Teaching and Research with Vector Space Models”, a series of four three-day institutes that will explore the use of word embedding models for textual analysis.
Formed in 2013, The Library’s Digital Scholarship Group has undertaken several important digital humanities projects, including Design for Diversity
, Our Marathon
, and the Women Writers Project
. This challenge grant will continue to support these projects, as well as provide support for the recently announced Boston Research Center, which will be housed in Snell Library. The director of the Digital Scholarship Group, Julia Flanders, will provide leadership on both grants, and Sarah Connell is a co-director on the “Word Vectors” grant.
“In many ways these grants recognize and reward the great progress we’ve made over the past five years in establishing the Library as a significant research partner in the digital humanities at Northeastern, and affirm Northeastern’s status as a leader in this space” states Patrick Yott, Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and Services.
“We deeply appreciate this major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and are truly excited about the additional projects and overall capacity this funding will underwrite in the Library and across Northeastern,” said Dan Cohen, the Dean of the Libraries.
Posted in: Digital Humanities, Experiential Research Library, Library News