Writing Center & ESOL Center Tutors Offer Help to Summer Students

May 31, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

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
appointments: https://bentley.mywconline.net/

Monday – Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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
appointments: https://bentleyesol.mywconline.net/

Monday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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 Books, DVDs & Audiobooks for 2015/16

May 24, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs, general news

If it’s May, it’s time for the Bentley Library Top 10!

top10-2015-2016At 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. (Course reserves are excluded from the reports.)

This year the Bentley community favored Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and John Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer, both of which made appearances on the book, audiobook and OverDrive lists. Remarkably, writer Michael Lewis had three different books in the rankings – Liar’s Poker, Flash Boys and The Big Short – and as an added bonus the movie adaptation of The Big Short scored a spot on the top DVDs list. The only other author to match Lewis’ popularity was the prolific James Patterson, although Patterson didn’t do it all on his own… Two of the three Patterson titles that appear below were co-authored – The Murder House (with David Ellis) and 14th Deadly Sin (with Maxine Paetro).

This is the 7th year that we have compiled our library’s “bestsellers” lists. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the reading and viewing habits of the Bentley community as much as we do.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2015-2016 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloadable eBooks and OverDrive Downloadable Audiobooks. With so many ties in this year’s rankings, you have even more to choose from!

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  • 1. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN
  • by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]
  • 2. LIAR’S POKER: RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET
  • by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carneige
  • [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Michael Lewis
  • [check availability]
  • 6. (tie) AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL LEARNING: WITH APPLICATIONS IN R
  • by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie & Robert Tibshirani
  • [check availability]
  • 6. (tie) OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]
  • 8. (tie) TIME SERIES ANALYSIS: WITH APPLICATIONS IN R by Jonathan D. Cryer &
  • Kung-Sik Chan [check availability]
  • 8. (tie) FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 8. (tie) RICH DAD, POOR DAD: WHAT THE RICH TEACH THEIR KIDS ABOUT MONEY
  • – THAT THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS DO NOT by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • [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:

Enjoy!

Summer Session Hours: May 23 - August 12

May 23, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library’s hours during Summer Sessions I and II are:

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

Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change on holidays, holiday weekends and when classes are not being held (between sessions). The Deloitte Cafe/Einstein’s has closed for the summer. For more information about the library’s hours please view our online hours calendar.