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DiPietro Library Newsletter

News and notes from the DiPietro Library


A Note from the University Librarian


 Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Library Scholarship Prize: Amy Jones, and Lauren Birney. Amy's presentation, "The Official Guide to Policing in Anytown" was completed for her CJ201 course. Lauren's paper "The Effects of Soil Moisture and Soil Temperature on plethodon cinerus Abundance" was her capstone project in Biology. The contestants were nominated by faculty from their respective colleges, CLASS and CHNS, and received a $100 gift card. The library established the prize to encourage excellence in student research.

New Staff Member

The library welcomes Circulation Assistant Holly Garlock to our staff. Before joining us Holly worked as the Curriculum Director at the LEAP School in Sudbury MA. Holly works evenings and weekends and is happy to assist you!




This year, National Library Week runs from April 7-13. April is also National Poetry Month. As what Thomas Hardy might call a "convergence of the twain" here is a link to a wonderful poem by Amy Lowell, titled "The Congressional Library." In this piece, Lowell nicely captures (among other things) the potential of both her native country and libraries. Every day I regard our library and am dazzled by the prodigious knowledge assembled here. Yet I regard this collection of information, in all its varied forms, as a friend, eager to lend support as I strive to understand the one and only life I will ever be given. We certainly hope that students and faculty in all three of our Colleges take advantage of our wealth of resources. Remember that if you need assistance with your final projects, please reach out to us for help, or schedule a reference appointment with one of the librarians. And don't forget that the library now offers a 24 x 7 study space. Good luck with your finals!

- Paul O. Jenkins, University Librarian

Software Trials Spring 24


DiPietro Librarians are always on the lookout for products that will improve research for students and faculty. This spring the library is trialing two potential additions to library resources.

Libkey:  Designed primarily to augment research being done outside of library resources (PubMed, Google Scholar, Up-to-Date, Wikipedia, and more) this software, available as a web page or browser extension, helps to identify articles that are available in full-text in library databases, speeding up the research process and making greater use of resources in library databases.  More information on this trial can be found on this guide -, if you try it please fill our our short survey to let us know what you think.

Bridgeman Education: Bridgeman Education offers a unique and flexible way to search over 8,000 locations covering the world’s major museums, art collections and historical sites, providing access to over 3 Million images - all copyright-cleared for educational use - through a single website. Available for faculty to trial.  Please contact Paul Jenkins for login information if you are interested.


Library Faculty and Staff Professional Development and Scholarship


University Librarian Paul O. Jenkins has had a short story, "Mr. Albert," accepted for inclusion in the inaugural issue of Inkfish Magazine, a literary/arts journal based in the UK. Two of his poems, "October Garden," and "Happiness Perhaps" will appear in issue 8 of Last Leaves. A poem, "Abbie," was published in the recent issue of Grand Little Things. His short story, "Drawn Lines," appeared in the Winter 2023 issue of Corvus Review

Technical Services Librarian and Archivist, Brantley Palmer, recently had his feature length documentary, Everything to Entertain You: The Story of Video Headquarters, release on both VHS through LunchmeatVHS and on blu-ray through ETR Media and Vinegar Syndrome. He also recently attended the New England Archivists Spring Meeting as a Rep-At-Large for the organization and as the President of the New Hampshire Archives Group, he is organizing NHAG's Spring Workshop to be held in Portsmouth, NH on May 16th. 

Todd Niemi has had a poem accepted for inclusion in the inaugural issue of Inkfish Magazine.

MaryAnne Blauert recommends, this book provided additional information for me to review to further my professional development for the LibGuide that I created and published: Women Artists Through The Ages. I read and added this book to this LibGuide. This book provides a look at the role, influence, empowerment, and enlightenment of women through art. Not only are women artists discussed but there are sections on women curators, commissioners, critics, scholars, patrons, collectors, models, muses, and influencers. This book shows a 360-degree look at the influential roles of women in art, going far beyond women artists alone.

Link to the LibGuide: Women Artists Through The Ages.

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