Friend of the library Paul LaRocca has decorated room 206 at River Campus with examples of paintings centered around the theme of impressionists and youth. Some of the featured works can be seen below. Head to 206 to see them all up close.
Cassatt, Mary. Nach dem Bad. c1901. Oil on canvas. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
Cassatt, Mary. Children Playing On The Beach. 1884. Oil on canvas. Private collection.
Renoir, Pierre Auguste. Picking Flowers (In the Field). c1890. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Director of Online Studies Mark Fazioli’s dissertation, “Effects of Personalized Narration on Learner Motivation in a Web-Base Environment,” was added to Digital Commons @ Goodwin this past fall. Today, we learned that it was one of the top ten most downloaded items in the worldwide Online and Distance Education Commons for the month of December. Pretty cool!
Saving a citation just got a little easier. EBSCO, the vendor responsible for many of the databases favored by Goodwin students including Single Search, CINAHL, and Points of View Reference, announced yesterday that it has added support for exporting citation data directly into EasyBib.
With the EBSCO integration with EasyBib, library users simply have to select the article they want to cite from one of the hundreds of EBSCO databases, historical archives or EBSCO Discovery Service and click on the EasyBib option in the export process. The user’s EasyBib account will open and allow the citation to be imported.
Users just need to choose “Export” from the toolbar when viewing an article and select the option for “Direct Export to EasyBib.”
We’re all very excited about the latest addition to the collection. These two models are now available for in library use. Ask for them at the circulation desk.
We here at Goodwin are preparing for our graduation ceremony, coming up in a couple weeks. This year’s guest speakers are civil rights advocate U.S. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and legendary UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun.
While we wait for June 7th, why not check out some commencement speakers of the past? NPR has created a searchable, indexed database of what they are calling The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.
Some choice cuts:
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kermit the Frog
David Foster Wallace [see also: This is Water]