Now Showing in the Gallery: Bentley Staff Art Exhibition

The staff members of Bentley University demonstrate their creativity ON the job each day. That creative impulse also finds expression OFF the job through a wide variety of forms of artistic expression. The current exhibit in the RSM Art Gallery presents a sampling of the talents Bentley staff enjoy exploring outside of work. The exhibitors are:

Can Ahtam
Claire Anderson
Maria Bergmann
Kevin Crouse
Debra Kennedy
Diane McNamara
Valerie Pirri
Melody Smith
Marilee Sullivan
Hugh Wilburn
Dominique Winn

All are invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibit at a reception on Wednesday, June 28, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bentley University Staff Art Exhibition
June 15 – August 11, 2017

Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Writing Center & ESOL Center Open for Summer Session

Bentley University’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center and Writing Center are open and accepting appointments from all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in summer session classes. Students are encouraged to make an appointment online (links below), but walk-ins are also welcome. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library.

The Writing Center

Monday – Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
appointments: https://bentley.mywconline.net/

Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Students can drop in during open hours, but appointments are encouraged. Schedule online, or call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment.


The ESOL Center

Monday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
appointments: https://bentleyesol.mywconline.net/

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation and conversation enrichment? Come to the ESOL Center. 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. All students (including graduate students) can schedule online, call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available.

Bentley Library Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks of 2016/17

Bentley Library Top 10Welcome to the 8th annual Bentley Library Top 10! 

At the end of every academic year we query the library’s circulation system to rank the library’s most popular books, audiobooks, DVDs and OverDrive downloadable books based on the number of times they have been borrowed (excluding items placed on reserve for a class). Think of these as the library’s very own “bestseller” lists!

This year you’ll find a handful of titles that were popular across multiple formats. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult,  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, Today Will be Different by Maria Semple, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, and The Whistler by John Grisham all ranked on the book, eBook and digital audiobook lists.

John Brooks’s book Business Adventures was published back in 1969, but it just made its first appearance in our Top 10 two years after Bill Gates named it his favorite business book. And making a remarkable fifth appearance on the most circulated books list is Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis! It’s a little unusual to not have any television series place in the Popular DVD rankings (not even Game of Thrones!), but what’s not surprising is that movies based on books scored big.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the reading and viewing habits of the Bentley community as much as we do, and that you’ll be inspired to borrow something that appears here. There were many ties in the rankings, so you have even more to choose from.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2016-2017 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloaded eBooks and OverDrive Downloaded Audiobooks.

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  • 1. LIAR’S POKER: RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET by
  • Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 2. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carneige [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: A BOOK OF PRACTICAL COUNSEL by Benjamin Graham
  • [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL LEARNING: WITH APPLICATIONS IN R by
  • Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie & Robert Tibshirani [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE: RESTORING THE CHARACTER ETHIC by
  • Stephen R. Covey [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS by Carol S. Dweck [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) FAST FOOD NATION: THE DARK SIDE OF THE ALL-AMERICAN MEAL by Eric Schlosser
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) BUSINESS ADVENTURES by John Brooks [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS by J.D. Vance
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP by Marie Kondo [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944: THE CLIMACTIC BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II by
  • Stephen E. Ambrose [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) ELON MUSK: TESLA, SPACEX, AND THE QUEST FOR A FANTASTIC FUTURE by
  • Ashlee Vance [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) INTRODUCTORY TIME SERIES WITH R by Paul S.P. Cowpertwait & Andrew V. Metcalfe
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) RECLAIMING CONVERSATION: THE POWER OF TALK IN A DIGITAL AGE by
  • Sherry Turkle [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS by Ted Chiang [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) THE 48 LAWS OF POWER by Robert Greene [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) THE LEAN STARTUP by Eric Ries [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [Compact Disc]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

 

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks [OverDrive]

 

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks [OverDrive]

 

View previous Bentley Library Top 10 lists:

Special Library Hours: Thursday, May 11 – Sunday, May 21

Thursday, May 11 (last day of exams)
close at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 21

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m

Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(open at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12)

Saturday & Sunday:
CLOSED

Please note that the Deloitte Café/Einstein’s closes for the summer at at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.

Library hours will change again on Monday, May 22. For more information about summer hours at the library and help desk please view the online hours calendar.

Book Dedications in Appreciation to Our Graduating Students

What would we do without our student assistants? They are here when we open the doors at 7:30 a.m. and close at 2:00 a.m. During exams we leave the overnight operation of the library in their trusted hands. We rely on them to help library users, wrestle with temperamental equipment, shelve and retrieve books (over and over and over again), facilitate Interlibrary Loan requests, and assist with the processing of every book and DVD we purchase. There’s so much more we could list, but suffice it to say that the library could not run without them.

It is a Bentley Library tradition to show appreciation to our graduates with a book or film dedication. Each student is invited to select an item that is meaningful to them, which is then affixed with a special bookplate in their name. This year, dedications have been made on behalf of these Class of 2017 graduates:

Adria Clanton-Thuon

Matt Glynn

Brandy Gwin

Analiz Henriquez

Janet Huang

Sully Jimenez

Sam Jung

Grace Litam

Kyla Reslock

Andrew Smith

A display of their selections will be available in the Popular Reading area. You can also view the photo album on Facebook and our Student Employee Dedications Pinterest board.

Congratulations and best wishes to our seniors, and thank you to all of our student employees for your hard work and commitment to the library.