Library Newsletter

 Spring 2017 Lavery Library Newsletter

Fisher Scholarship Celebration 2016

Dr. Joellen Maples receives the 7th Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award from the Provost, Dr. Railey.

On October 25th Lavery Library held the annual Fisher Scholarship Celebration, recognizing the work done by Fisher faculty and staff during the prior academic year.  As in past years, the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award was also given out, this year to Dr. Joellen Maples.
Over 65 people submitted approximately 50 works for this event. At that time, over 1800 works had been added to Fisher Digital Publications, and there had been over 400,000 downloads of Fisher scholarly work throughout the world. By now, that number has only grown.  At this event, many Fisher faculty and staff were given the opportunity to share their research with the campus as a whole.

Welcome Stacia Maiorani

Stacia Maiorani

This November we said goodbye to Kathi Sigler and welcomed Stacia Maiorani onto the staff here at Lavery Library. An alumna of Fisher, Stacia has lived and taught in both Vietnam and Milan, and most currently worked as the librarian at Honeoye Falls-Lima CSD.  Keep an eye out for an upcoming post from Letters from Lavery containing an interview with Stacia!

Coming Soon

There will soon be weekly drawings held at the Research Help Desk. Any student who comes to the desk will be entered for a

The Cardinal visits the Research Help Desk!

chance to win a weekly prize. More information coming soon, so keep an eye out! This is a great opportunity to help students see what a wonderful resource the  librarians at the Research Help Desk can be.


New Database

Dynamed Plus: Clinical, point-of-care reference tool for healthcare professionals. Includes clinical criteria, decision trees, statistics calculators, and more.

Questions? Contact Michelle Price,

Book Recommendations from the Blogging Team

With all the new books that have been purchased for our collection, it’s hard to pick out only a few, so members of the blogging team have selected some of their favorites.

Christina Hillman: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel by Salman Rushdie

Kourtney Blackburn: Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition edited by Gretchen Schultz

Kate Ross: Russia in World History by Barbara Alpern Engel

Come checkout these books and more here at Lavery!

And finally, some fun facts

  • Since June 2016 we have ordered 134 items requested directly by faculty, students, and staff
  • We have also ordered over 240 items that were put on hold for someone
  • We have added over 1500 items to our collection, in all areas, since June 2016
  • So far this academic year there have been over 600 questions at the Research Help Desk
  • Librarians have taught over 147 groups sessions since June 2016
  • The library had 116,997 total visits last semester
  • Hourly headcounts are at record highs, especially during Tuesday afternoons around 1:00pm and on Monday evenings



Welcome Back!!!

Welcome Back

Hey students, we are so excited you’re back; it was getting a little too quiet in the library. Over break we caught up on a lot of work . . . answering email, attending meetings, ordering new books, reading email, coming up with great new displays, answering email, processing new books, oh, and did I mention the email?

Empty Library
We are excited for you to fill the empty spaces.

Remember, when research assignments start rolling in over the next few weeks, make your life easier and stop at the Research Help Desk; for hours check the library homepage or here. New this semester: weekly prize drawing for students who use the Research Help Desk services. Ask a librarian for details!!!

But really, we did miss all of you, especially the energy you bring to the library. So, welcome back and have a great semester!!