The library presently has two exhibits in our foyer. The first exhibit celebrates 40 years of the publication INTI. Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica was founded by Roger B. Carmosino (Foreign Language Studies Department, Providence College) in November 1974 at the University of Connecticut. It has been continually published since then on all areas of academic research, as well as a vehicle for creative writing, in Latin America and the Spanish Peninsula. The online edition of Inti (Inti Archive) through Digital Commons, Providence College, provides back issues of the journal in a freely available edition. Images of the INTI exhibit can be seen here.
The second exhibit focuses on the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA). NEPCA is a regional affiliate of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. The purpose of NEPCA is to encourage and assist research, publication, and teaching on popular culture and culture studies topics by scholars in the northeast region of the United States. Providence College and Dr. Robert Hackey (2014 Program Chair and 2015 NEPCA President) hosted the NEPCA 2014 annual conference. Julie A. DeCesare (Assistant Professor and Commons Librarian, Head of Education & Research) coordinated the exhibit (Oct. 2014 – Jan. 2015) in Phillips Memorial Library+Commons. Images of the NEPCA exhibit can be seen here.
The library presently has two exhibits in our foyer. The first exhibit celebrates 40 years of the publication INTI. Inti: Revista... MORE
Have you ever wondered how a book becomes available for you to check out? Sounds like it would be a simple process, the book is ordered and put out into the library stacks. Well it is a bit more complicated than that, let’s begin the journey of how a book comes to PC!!
The whole process begins with a PC community member requesting a book, shocking right? Ok I guess not so much! The majority of the requests go directly to the Collections Services inbox. I receive the request and confirm that PC does not currently own it. The next turn takes us to the vendor, I shift into high gear and order the book. Yes normally this is a speedy process, except when: a rare book is requested, a book written in a foreign language, the book is out of print, or the book is will be published in the next few months, this can put us rapidly into the slow lane.
Once the book is ordered we park and wait for the item to arrive. Travel time will vary based on the type of book, it may arrive in a few days, weeks or months! Once the book has travelled to PC we are back in gear. The book is reviewed to confirm it is the requested item, the book then passes over to the catalog department and it is cataloged into our system. Once the book is cataloged it becomes discoverable when you search the library catalog. The catalog department will also add any labels or stamps that it needs.
The final stage of the trip is nearly complete. The book gets placed onto a cart and rolled out to the appropriate shelf according to its Library of Congress call number. Then the journey begins again, with you. You search the catalog, find the book that you are looking for and then check it out. Tah-daah!
Have you ever wondered how a book becomes available for you to check out? Sounds like it would be a... MORE
Welcome back students and welcome to the Phil Buzz blog at Providence College, a blog for staying up-to-date on the events and happenings at the Phillip’s Memorial Library+Commons. A team of Phil Buzz bloggers will regularly post on all sorts of library-related information including our services, cool tips and tools that we think will be helpful with your studies or research, library exhibits, events, promotions, etc. From time to time, we may venture out into the blogosphere and also share important info that impacts the PC community, info from other institutions in the HELIN Library Consortium, the network of academic and health science libraries in RI, and other library happenings elsewhere. The examples of international greetings are courtesy of Wikipedia. The page also includes examples of greeting gestures and other communications.
Welcome back students and welcome to the Phil Buzz blog at Providence College, a blog for staying up-to-date on the... MORE