Storm Closing: Library Closing at 2:00pm, Tuesday, February 12

Due to the inclement weather, Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12. Weather permitting, the library will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13.

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.

Don’t forget that even when the library’s doors are closed, our research databases, eBook collections and streaming films databases are always accessible from both on and off campus.

Thank You for Contributing to 14 Days to Have Your Say!

Thank you to the Bentley community for contributing many thoughtful comments, suggestions, and ideas in response to the 14 Days to Have Your Say! campaign. We also appreciate your kind words about our staff, services, and resources. 

Between January 29th and February 11th we recorded 1,869 blog views and logged 47 blog posts and 11 blog comments.  The whiteboards placed throughout the library captured 142 notes.  

You gave us much to consider, and in the coming weeks we will be reviewing what everyone had to say. The library will post a response on the 14 Days to Have Your Say! blog site as soon as we can. 

The blog is closed and the whiteboards have been put away, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to continue to hear from you. Visit our Contact Us page to reach a specific department or to submit a suggestion through the comment form. You can also reach us via email at library@bentley.edu.  

Thank you!

New on the Shelf! Books, DVDs & Audiobooks Added in January.

Did you make a new year’s resolution to read more? We can help! The new acquisitions lists are a great place to start. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

If you’re off-campus you can use the OverDrive app to download ebooks and digital audiobooks to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

new titles received in January
Click to go to the new acquisitions page.

14 Days to Have Your Say! Begins January 29

 The Bentley Library is pleased to announce the return of 14 Days to Have Your Say!

From Tuesday, January 29 to Monday, February 11, we are providing open forums—online and inside the library—to allow members of our community to post comments and suggestions. Have your say and see what others are saying about the library!

What do you love about the library?
What can we do better?
What services and resources are we missing?

There are a few ways you can participate:

  1. Post directly on the 14 Days to Have Your Say! blog. (We want you to feel comfortable posting online, so your name will not be published on the blog.)
  2. Visit the library to add your thoughts to the whiteboards you’ll find on each floor of the library.
  3. Use the tablet kiosk in the lobby to give us a quick rating.

We’ve done this before, with great success!

The past four installments of 14 Days to Have Your Say! (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014) were very successful, and the library has made many changes to our services, policies, and resources as a result of the thoughtful feedback we’ve received.

For example, in response to previous 14 Days feedback, the library has:

  • increased normal operating hours and instituted 24-hour access during final exams
  • improved the physical facilities by adding more study carrels, installing stand-up work areas, and improving signage
  • adjusted borrowing policies to extend access to our popular and faculty DVD collections
  • improved the features and functionality of the group study room reservation system
  • installed new equipment and technology, such as “quick print” stations, scanners, and USB charging ports

We hope that this installment is just as popular and productive. Don’t be shy, tell us what’s on your mind!

Have questions?

Do you have questions about this project? Please visit the About and FAQs pages, or contact the Reference Desk at refdesk@bentley.edu or 781-891-2300.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend Hours

Please take note of the following changes to our hours on Sunday, January 20th and Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:

Saturday, January 19
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(normal hours)

Sunday, January 20
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(closing early)

Monday, January 21
CLOSED
(Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., 08/28/1963
Source: The U.S. National Archives https://catalog.archives.gov/id/542014

For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

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Now Showing in the RSM Art Gallery: Paintings by Christina Chang

We are very pleased to announce that Saturation: Paintings by Christina Chang is now on view in the RSM Art Gallery. All are invited to meet the artist at an opening reception on Wednesday, February 13, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more about the artist and her work, please read her statement below.

Saturation: Paintings by Christina Chang
January 14 – March 8, 2019

Artist’s Reception
Wednesday, February 13
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Spring Sunshine by Christina Chang

Artist’s Statement

Color, light, energy, and movement all come to mind when thinking about why I create art. I am never at a loss for ideas and the desire to create and paint is in me every day. I enjoy challenging myself to come up with new color combinations and applying them to the canvas surface. I find the process mesmerizing and meditative.

Although I was trained classically, and created art in many forms and expressions, capturing color, light, and shapes are primary goals in my latest creations. My work has evolved and transformed from portraying landscapes through an impressionistic style to abstraction. I am currently painting works that emphasize light in new ways. A stroke of the brush and the application of bold color are what drives my art to come to life.

I created the latest works with water-soluble oil paints on canvas. These paintings capture my love of painting and being outdoors, as well as my emotions and feelings. When I paint, I am able to express nonverbal feelings.

I enjoy working on many paintings simultaneously. I sometimes reference landscape photographs that I took at a particular location and find inspiration from those photos and my experience at that time. It is so gratifying to complete a painting with my own two hands and bring a painting from my imagination into existence.