Print Your Career Fair Resumes Here!

February 9, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

Bentley Career Fair Resume Printing
Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10

In conjunction with the SGA and the Library, Client Services has configured three printers in the Library and one printer in the Student Center to accommodate printing resumes for the Bentley Career Fair.

Print Room 120 in the Library (print room located near the rest rooms) and Printer 1 in the Business Center of the Student Center will have resume paper in the printer trays and be dedicated to resume printing only.  Resume paper will be available in the printers 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9th until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10th.

Details:

  • In order to submit a print job to print your resume, you will need to send it to the FalconResume print queue. This print queue is available on the library’s computers. You may add the FalconResume queue to your personal computer following the instructions provided by Client Services in the email you received earlier today.
  • The printers will be configured for single-sided printing as the default.
  • The color rate of 24 cents per page will be charged for printing.
  • Resume paper is available in limited quantities – please print only what you need for the Career Fair.

If you have any questions please contact the Help Desk – call 781.891.3122, email helpdesk@bentley.edu or visit the Help Desk in person on the lower level of the library.

Have a great day at the Career Fair!

Storm Closing: Library Closed Monday February 8th

February 8, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

weather-snowDue to the snowstorm, Bentley University has closed campus and canceled all day and evening classes on Monday, February 8th. The Bentley Library will remain closed during the snow emergency.

The art galley reception that was to be held tonight will be rescheduled.

For official updates about the status of the university, check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020.

We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook. Stay warm and safe!

Art Gallery Exhibit - The Work of Maurice M. Lindsay

February 4, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery, events

Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery at the Bentley Library is a collection of paintings by the second president of Bentley College, Maurice M. Lindsay:

Scholarship Paintings: The Work of Maurice M. Lindsay
February 5 – March 27, 2016

Opening Reception with Bentley University President Gloria Larson:
Monday, February 8, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Postponed due to snow – check back for new date

Lindsay in the studio

Maurice M. Lindsay in the art studio.

Following his retirement as Bentley College’s second president in 1961, Maurice M. Lindsay (1886-1975) expanded his avocation as a painter to support the growth of the Maurice M. Lindsay Scholarship Fund. Lindsay happily extended his connections with Bentley which started in 1920 by creating paintings for donors to the Fund to help deserving students pay for their education.

Lindsay studied painting with Giragos Der Garabedian at the Fenway Art Center on Gloucester Street, around the corner from the College’s Boston location at 921 Boylston Street. He painted in the morning in Der Garabedian’s studio (where he is seen in the photograph above), and in the afternoons and some evenings in a studio he built at his home in Arlington. Donors to the Scholarship Fund could select a painting size corresponding to the size of their donation (initially $100 and up, but later for a wider variety of donations). Favorite scenes were often repeated with variations from one painting to the next, as shown in three versions of “T Wharf, Boston” included in the exhibition.

When interviewed about this work by the Boston Globe in 1963, Lindsay reflected that painting for the Fund gave him another career following his retirement. “Painting is a wonderful outlet because it is a challenge. And we need a challenge in life at every stage, no matter what our age.”

Books, DVDs & Audiobooks Acquired in January

February 1, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The new acquisitions lists for January have been posted! More than 250 new books, movies, TV shows and audiobooks were added to the library’s collection last month. Go to the  New Books & DVDs page to browse. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

If you prefer to do your reading and listening on a mobile device or computer, visit OverDrive, the library’s downloadable books collection. For help using OverDrive view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Spring Hours at the ESOL Center & Writing Center

January 25, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

Tutors at the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center and the Writing Center have the knowledge, experience and expertise to help you improve your writing skills. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library. Start the semester off right by utilizing these valuable resources!

Please note that the centers launched new online scheduling sites last fall.  If you haven’t already done so, please update your bookmarks.

ESOL Center
opens Monday January 25, 2016
hours & appointments: https://bentleyesol.mywconline.net/

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation and conversation enrichment? Bentley University students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free tutorial services offered by Bentley’s ESOL Center. Due to high demand, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment online. You may also call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available.

Writing Center
open limited hours January 25 – January 29, 2016
regular hours begin February 1, 2016
hours & appointments: https://bentley.mywconline.net/

Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Tutors will act as a sounding board for ideas, review a draft, help you make sense of a professor’s comments on previous papers, or talk about writing in general. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment online, but you may also call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a tutor is available.

Export.gov Country Commercial Guides & Market Research Library

January 21, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

Export.gov is the U.S. Government’s export promotion and finance portal, bringing together information from a number of agencies to assist small and medium-sized American businesses planning to export or conduct business overseas. This Database of the Month blog post will focus on two research resources accessible via Export.gov – Country Commercial Guides and the Market Research Library.

exportgov

Country Commercial Guides (“Doing Business In…” Guides) 

Country Commercial Guides are “doing business in…” guides prepared by trade experts at U.S. embassies worldwide. Country Commercial Guides are designed to be a comprehensive starting point for anyone interested in exporting and doing business overseas. Guides are produced for more than 125 countries, from Afghanistan to Zambia. Each guide focuses on eight important areas:

  1. Market Overview, Challenges, Opportunities, and Entry Strategies
  2. Political and Economic Environment
  3. Selling U.S. Products and Services
  4. Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports and Investment
  5. Trade Regulations, Customs, and Standards
  6. Investment Climate
  7. Trade and Project Financing
  8. Business Travel

Country Commercial Guides are freely accessible at http://www.export.gov/ccg.

Market Research Library

Export.gov’s Market Research Library contains more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by U.S. Commercial Service specialists working in overseas posts. The Market Research Library provides access to Market Research Reports and Best Markets Reports. The Country Commercial Guides, mentioned above, are also included within the Market Research Library.

Full access to the Market Research Library is only available to U.S. students/researchers who register with Export.gov. Registration is free. A registration link is available on the Market Research Library page and at http://www.export.gov/registration/studentform.aspx.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a database available from the library’s website, highlighting key features of the database that you should know about. If you would like more information about this database (or any of the library’s databases), please contact the Reference Desk at 781.891.2300 or refdesk@bentley.edu

On Display: The Best Books of 2015

January 15, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books

blue ribbonHappy New Year and welcome to the library’s 7th annual best books display! This year we have combed through eighteen* year-end “best books” lists to bring you the Best Books of 2015.

The display features fiction and nonfiction titles that have spent weeks on the bestseller lists, and also highlights critically claimed books that have not garnered as much mainstream attention. Intrigued? Stop by the library’s lobby to browse the selections or click here to view a list of the titles on displayMany of these books are also available as downloadable and streaming eBooks and audiobooks via the library’s OverDrive digital collection.A few selections from the Best Books of 2015 display

More than 150 books and audiobooks are currently on display. More titles being added as they are acquired and returned, so keep checking back!

Please visit the Reference Desk if you need help finding a book or would like to learn more about downloading eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

*Sources consulted: Amazon.com; Bloomberg; Booklist; The Boston Globe; CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries; The Economist; Entertainment Weekly; Financial TimesForbes; Inc. Magazine; Kirkus Reviews; Library Journal; The New York Times; NPR; Publishers Weekly; strategy+business; The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Library Closed Saturday, January 16 – Monday, January 18

January 15, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library is closed this weekend and on Monday, January 18th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:

Saturday, January 16 – Monday, January 18
CLOSED

The library reopens for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 19, at 7:30 a.m. For more information about the library’s hours please view our online hours calendar.

Library Hours for Wintersession Classes: January 11 – 15

January 11, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library’s hours will be extended for wintersession classes, Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 15, 2016:

Monday, January 11 Thursday, January 14:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 15:
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 16 – Monday, January  18 (holiday):
CLOSED

The library will resume regular semester hours on Tuesday, January 19.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Tuesday, January 19, 2016. For more information about our hours please check the online hours calendar.

New Acquisitions: Books, DVDs & Audiobooks Added in December

January 5, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The new acquisitions lists for December have been posted! Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the books, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks added to the library’s collection last month. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

If you prefer to do your reading and listening on a mobile device or computer, visit OverDrive, the library’s downloadable books collection. For help using OverDrive view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

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