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   Volume III, Issue 2
December 2006   


Laura Hutelmyer presented a paper entitled “My Dear Mrs. Mossell: the Nineteenth Century Advice Column as Militant Journalism” at the Third International Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) in Philadelphia on November 9. SSAWW promotes the study of American women writers through research, teaching and publication.

Sue Ottignon “attended” the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Fall Virtual Institute 2006 via her computer on November 9. The program, "The User at the Center," reached approximately 300 participants across the U.S. and Canada.

Dan Overfield recently completed the Bloomberg User Certification Program in both the equity and fixed income modules. The certification program requires users to view a minimum of 13 online classes available via a Bloomberg terminal and, upon completion of a video class section, take and pass the corresponding exam. Course content ranges from basic introductory skills to more intricate skills, such as the financial analysis of bonds and securities. Individuals interested in obtaining certification should email Overfield  for more information.

On October 23, Joe Lucia, University librarian and director of Falvey Memorial Library,  spoke at the PALINET annual meeting in Harrisburg (PA) on "The Other E: Excitement in Academic Libraries," describing the prospects for libraries as campus crossroads, where the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in the institutional "public square" becomes part of the library's core mission. On October 27, in Philadelphia, Lucia made a presentation to the annual meeting of the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services, a trade organization for commercial and scholarly database providers, entitled "What's the Use: Gathering and Applying Online Usage Data in Library Management." Lucia also presented his talk, "Beyond the Digital Cradle: The Transformation of Libraries in the Era of Mass Digitization,” at the Villanova University Computing Sciences Colloquium on November 20.