Archive for September, 2009

Archives closed Sept. 29th and 30th

September 29, 2009

The Archives will be closed Tuesday, September 29th and Wednesday, September 30th. The department will reopen on Thursday, October 1st.

Fall Faculty Conference Oct 2, 2009

September 22, 2009

A reminder reading materials, keynote speaker information, and conference schedule for the Regis College Fall Faculty Conference, Oct. 2, 2009 can be accessed from the conference website:

Library Web Site Changes — Same Stuff, New Look!

September 14, 2009

Returning students, staff, and faculty may have noticed a new look for some of the library’s web pages. Our subject guides and the popular A-Z Database List have undergone a transformation. For the Subject Guides, you’ll find the same information that was available on the previous versions of these pages, but now it’s arranged in a new format. The “databases” that were listed on the top of each subject guide will now be under a tab that says “Articles”. Or, when there are more than just articles available for a certain subject area, you’ll find tabs for specific types of resources like Primary Sources or Statistics.

For the A-Z Database List, it continues to be a comprehensive list of all databases to which the library subscribes. Instead of one long list, it’s now broken down into shorter lists based on chunks of the alphabet. Use the tabs on this page to navigate to the correct part of the alphabet to find database links.

We know that change can sometimes be unsettling, but we think you’ll like this new way of arranging our resources. If you have comments for any of the subject guides, please contact the guide owner listed on the Welcome page of each individual guide.

Dr. John Kane’s Chester Alter Professor lecture posted on library website

September 10, 2009

The Library has posted a full text transcript of Dr. John Kane’s Chester Alter Professor lecture from Tuesday, September 15, at:

The web page above also includes a link to a recommended reading. A video of the lecture will be posted at a later date.

By Any Other Name exhibit, October 2009

September 9, 2009

“By Any Other Name,” art works that engage the story of language and identity, will be on exhibit in the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery of the Dayton Memorial Library during October 2009.

Four Regis University artists look at diversity, defamation, defacing, censoring, etc. and the impact of hearing, carrying, bearing, living down or up to the names we are called/have been called. The works represent art works from groups who are habitually targeted and demeaned by words, speech, and action. The works deal with personal history, glimpses of societal formation, and the impact of media.

New interface to the Interlibrary Loan system on September 8th

September 3, 2009

We are excited to announce the release of a new patron interface to the Library’s Interlibrary Loan system (formally known as Loan Ranger). We hope patrons will be pleased with the new bright layout of the pages. No longer do you have to scroll down to access forms and options. A menu runs along the left side of every page for quick and easy access to forms, request history and electronic article delivery. In addition, you are only a click away from the library catalog (Lumen), online databases and Prospector.

We are asking patrons to update their profiles when they first access the system. The Library is in need of this statistical data in order to analyze services and collections to better support your needs.

The new patron interface will be released Tuesday, September 8th. Patrons will continue to use their RegisNet accounts for access. The Library welcomes your comments and suggestions. Please use the following email address for all library-related feedback