Jul 6, 2011

Learning and Writing Center begins move to library

The Learning And Writing Center begins moving to the lower level of the library this week.  Tutoring tables and numerous boxes were brought down Tuesday and offices for the staff will relocate Thursday.  For the next month, LWC staff will be temporarily using the lower level study rooms as offices, but current phone numbers will remain the same:

  • L1:  Deborah DeBow, Learning Center Director (438-4570)
  • L2:  Geoffrey Brown, Disability Support Services Director (438-4580)
  • L3:  Cholee Gladney, Writing Specialist (486-8859)
  • Edith Cornfield, Administrative Assistant (438-4569)
In August, the LWC staff will then move to newly created offices behind the glass French doors on the lower level. The first phase of the move should be completed before the start of the fall semester.

The library staff is excited to have the Learning Writing Center relocate to O'Grady Library, and we look forward to collaborating with them. This partnership will provide a tremendous opportunity to enhance both departments' support of Saint Martin's students.

Off-campus access to library databases restored

Access to library databases is once again available from off-campus. The problem we experienced Tuesday afternoon has been corrected.  As before, you will need a current Saint Martin's user name and password to use the databases.  See our subject guides for lists of research databases and other sources.

We apologize for any inconvenience the outage yesterday caused.

Jul 5, 2011

But what about the 5th of July?!

Americans celebrated the recent Fourth of July holiday with fireworks, hot dogs, and sunscreen. We may not know exactly what the agenda was on the original Fourth of July, but most of us get the gist: the Founding Fathers declared independence from Great Britain. But have you ever wondered what happened on July 5th?

Scroll down and wonder no more.

If you are curious about what the founding mothers were doing in 1776, check out the Wikipedia article on "Women in the American Revolution." Of course, it took a little while for that other declaration to roll around -- and a bit longer than that before the right to vote was guaranteed not to be denied on the basis of sex.