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   Volume IV, Issue 2
November 2007   
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Reference Radio rocks the airwaves
Dan Overfield and Chris Barr feature eclectic music, listener requests, interviews and research Q & A on their new show. > Full story
The Digital Library @ Villanova University and Wikipedia
Blue Electrode column: "We could add content to Wikipedia, expanding the scope of this resource while also pointing broad sectors of the Internet-using public to our digitization efforts. > Full story
A bridge to history for Falvey Memorial Library: the American Catholic Historical Society and the Digital Library
Groundbreaking agreement takes important and rare resources and digitalizes them, "making them visible to the world." > Full story
Libraries at Play: From “Homo Liber” to “Homo Ludens”
Director's Watch: The quiet space stereotype of libraries, represented by the bun-wearing, shushing librarian, diminishes the vibrancy and creativity of the current library environment. > Full story
The meaning of “Hispanic”: A student forum
Dr. María Gladys Vallières and Dr. Carlos Trujillo led this wide-ranging discussion. > Full story
America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922.
Unplug those microfilm readers. Over two hundred years of events chronicled in American newspapers offer endless research possibilities for faculty and students alike. > Full story
CQ resources provide full-text political and social commentary
Perfect for researching contemporary and controversial issues, these in-depth reports are from the authoritative Congressional Quarterly Press. > Full story
Dr. Mercedes Juliá presents her latest book
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month: Dr. Juliá examines approaches to the historical novel in postmodern times. > Full story
Philadelphia's "Little Italy" topic of Scholarship lecture
Dr. Richard Juliani's new book centers on the life and work of Rev. Antonio Isoleri, pastor of the first U.S. church established for Italian Catholics. > Full story
New faces
Trisha Kemp and Stephen Spatz join Falvey's ranks. > Full story
“How technology is changing communication”
Dr. Leonard Shyles presents at the Scholarship @ Villanova series. > Full story
Falvey partners with Office of Health Promotion to create resource center
How do you catalog a piece of plastic pizza -- or goggles simulating what people see when they’ve had too much to drink? > Full story
Frank Henninger’s personal journey
"Seven Life Lessons Learned on Mount Rainier" featured in Community Author event > Full story
Wildcats exhibit now online!
Rabbi Lazar is World Religions Day guest speaker
What's high and holy about the High Holy Days? > Full story
Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated
Find out about luminaries such as Stephen Colbert: his life, his aspirations -- his middle name. Try out this easy-to-use and reliable resource. > Full story
Cultural calendar for Falvey Memorial Library
A complete listing of exhibits and upcoming events > Full story
Art Index Retrospective
Publications about art, architecture, archeology, interior design and more, back to 1929, are listed in this recently acquired resource. > Full story
Andrew Nagy and Chris Barr present at regional conferences. > Full story
In memoriam
James N. McAleer > Full story

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