Friday, June 12, 2015

New HVAC Arrives on Hottest Day of the Year (So Far)

An exciting morning for Logue Library!  Without A/C since the warm weather began, today a crane arrived, removed the old unit and hoisted a new one in its place.  The new HVAC was placed on the roof in two pieces.

The first of two pieces,  in place ...


And then, the second one ...



We took video!


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Riveting footage, to be sure! (Hey, this is exciting stuff!)

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All done with walkie-talkies.  The crane operator did not have a visual of the project. Amazing!

And done by 10am!  The Library is working on reduced hours today and tomorrow, and is closed on Sunday due to the extreme heat, but we are hoping to have the A/C running by early next week!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Psychotherapy Training

Logue Library's newest resource adds more to our counseling psychology training video collection.


Through our new subscription to Psychotherapy.net, the library now provides 50 additional training videos that complement the current collection of over 300 through the APA's PsycTherapy series.

Like the APA's PsycTherapy, this collection is organized by your choice of therapeutic approach or expert, as well as by population.  Enter a topic keyword into the search box to search by topic.

Helpful features of this collection include the capability to create video clips and store them, and the ability to download instructors manuals for many of the videos.

Access these Psychotherapy Training collections from the Reference Materials tab of the Psychology subject guide.

As always, we welcome your questions and feedback by emailing us or chatting in using the prompt at the bottom of the screen.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Google Scholar Links to Logue Library Journals

Google Scholar provides more and more open access full text every day, but there are always articles for which a subscription is needed.  If Google knows you are a student here, the search results will include links to our subscriptions.   Here is how to set that up.


To set Google Scholar preferences on an off-campus device:

  1. Go to http://scholar.google.com/
  2. Click the Settings link at the top of the page.
  3. On the left, click library links
  4. Type Chestnut Hill College into the search box
  5. Check the box next to Chestnut Hill College when it appears below the search box 
  6. Click the blue Save button.
Now, go back to http://scholar.google.com/ and start searching!

Monday, February 02, 2015

"Disgusting Slush!"

We've had to deal with some pretty crazy weather lately,  We overheard one frustrated critic complain to friends, "the theme of this winter appears to be 'Disgusting Slush!'" When it's ice and slush, bitter temps and brutal wind, even Winter's die-hard fans are less than satisfied.  It's no fun to play in, and it's hard to know when the college will be opening late, or not opening at all.

So, what to do when classes are cancelled with staff and commuters sent home so that the crews can clear it all away?


Well, the library is open!

We librarians can't be on campus when we are asked to leave, but we have a few very dedicated students who we can count on to keep the lights on so that you have a place to go to research, write and meet with classmates.


Winter is half over. Here's hoping for a classic snow day before Spring!  You know, the kind with beautifully falling snow (and we have the best views!) and the fun of sledding and playing that takes a lot of the stress out of studying and meeting deadlines.  The kind of snow that can be cleared away in a day, and then we're back to work, with snowy slopes waiting for the end of class. That kind! Keep your fingers crossed!

Happy Groundhog Day!  Stay safe.



Thursday, December 04, 2014

Good Luck With Your Exams!

Logue Library is open until 2am starting Sunday the 7th, through Thursday the 11th.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Technical Glitch

You've lived with technology your whole life.  You know that it's one thing to accidentally "reply all" when you meant to send a private message, and another thing altogether to post something on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram that you know the whole world will see.  Or to be videotaped doing something illegal that someone else posts.


You'd think by now it would be almost second-nature to think twice before sharing. Not so, it seems.

Daily news stories like this from the Chronicle of Higher Education, demonstrate how even an academic professional's tweets could land him in the unemployment line.

A current post from Education Tech News profiles seven recent cases of technology missteps in higher education ... from students and teachers alike.

Now that you're in college, it's more important than ever to protect your ability to maintain that hard-earned scholarship, as well as your ability to get the job you've worked so hard for.


It doesn't have to happen to you, if you follow these three easy rules:

1. Engage in political and social discussions!  But keep it civil. Nobody listens to attacks, anyway. Do provoke thinking. Don't provoke a nasty fight.

2. Realize that you own your retweets and likes because you do. You might as well have said it yourself.

3. Tighten up your privacy settings, but be aware that nothing is ever really private on social media or text messages. You can't control what is reposted, and you can't  control who is looking over the shoulder of a friend who is reading.

What you do in social media can and will be used against you, but it can also work in your favor, if  you're caught doing the right thing.  Wouldn't you like to be a victim of this instead?