Winter Break 2015

Winter Break 2015

Posted by: on December 23, 2015   |Comments (0)|Library

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Phillips Memorial Library!  Just a reminder, the library has limited hours during the winter break.

Thursday, December 24  Closed
Friday, December 25  Closed
Saturday, December 26  Closed
Sunday, December 27  Closed
Monday, December 28  Closed
Tuesday, December 29 8:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 30   8:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday, December 31 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday, January 1 Closed
Saturday, January 2 Closed
Sunday, January 3 Closed
Monday, January 4 8:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday, January 5 8:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 6   8:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday, January 7 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday, January 8 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday, January 9 12 noon – 5:00pm
Sunday, January 10 10:00am – 2:00 am

Regular Library hours resume (classes begin) on Monday, January 11, 2016

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Thanksgiving Break!

Posted by: on November 24, 2015   |Comments (0)|Announcements

Whether you eat turkey, tofurky or just stick with pie; it’s important to remember that over the Thanksgiving break the librarians will be off feasting as well.  That means we will be CLOSED Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27.

vintage-closed-signWe re-open Saturday from 12-5pm.

Need to do research while we’re closed?  Never fear!  You have access to all of PC’s databases and eBooks from the comfort of your parent’s couch.  When you try to access library databases from off-campus, you’ll be prompted with a box that looks like this:

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.44.56 AMLogin with your name, and you library barcode, which is a long number on your PC ID that starts with 25125… Type that in, and you should be good to go!

Have a safe and happy holiday.  We in the library are thankful for diligent and smart PC students who are a joy to help!

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Banned Books Week 2015

Posted by: on September 29, 2015   |Comments (0)|Events

110924_censorship_banned-books“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight”
— Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of being a Wallflower.

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Book Week this week, September 27th – October 3rd! This week strives to promote the freedom to access information, even if the information or idea is considered unorthodox or unpopular.

Individuals and organizations are still making formal requests to ban books from libraries and schools today. According to the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom, there were 311 challenged books reported in the U.S. The association estimates that 70-80% books banned or challenged are unreported.

Censorship does affect you, even if it isn’t direct! Intellectual freedom, the freedom to explore ideas and seek knowledge, is vital for a healthy, functioning democracy. Without this freedom, our society is unable to make informed decisions. Stand-up for intellectual freedom and the freedom to read what you choose by picking-up a banned book this week!

Click HERE for a list of the Top Ten most challenged or banned books in 2014.

Want to test your banned book knowledge, click HERE to take New York Public Library’s Banned Book Week Quiz!banned-books

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Congratulations!

Posted by: on September 10, 2015   |Comments (0)|Announcements

Phillips Memorial Library along with the Center for Engaged Learning are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Undergraduate Craft of Research Prize!  It was a competitive pool, but five students emerged victorious:

1st Place—John Hindley, Neocolonialism, Liberation Theology and the Nicaraguan Revolution
2nd Place– Jacquelyn Kelley, The Little Magazine That Did Big Things
3rd Place—Daniel Gagnon, France and the Community of Six: The Schuman Declaration to the Treaties of Rome

Honorable Mention: Meaghan Dodson, Radical Rejections and Sloppy Seconds
Honorable Mention: Hao You, Men, Women and War: An Examination of Gender Conflicts within Othello

 

The winners receive prizes, certificates and the chance to have their work published in PC’s Digital Commons.  Congratulations to all who won and who participated!

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Back To School!!!

Posted by: on August 31, 2015   |Comments (0)|Student Life

Though the weather is hot and it’s not looking particularly autumnal out there, school is still starting!  Welcome back to your home awback to schoolay from home, PC students, and to the class of 2019– WELCOME!!!! We are excited to have you here!

The first week of the semester can be daunting. We are here to help with everything from using your PC Prints account for the first time to downloading a PC Prints driver from your Macbook or Windows laptop. We’re open until 2am Sundays – Thursdays and 24 hours during final exams.  We even have a help desk in the lower level of the library staffed by your fellow students!  Too busy to stop in this week but have a question? Text us at 401.484.7004 or email us at askalibrarian.lists.providence.edu.

Remember, the library is here to help you!  Ask us questions–we LOVE questions!  Most of all, try not to stress, and remember to follow PhilBuzz, the library blog.  We’ve got the inside track for research hacks and more!

 

 

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