On View in the RSM Art Gallery: Photographs by Kyle Eyma

We are very pleased to announce that opening on October 5, 2018, is an installation of photographs by Bentley University student Kyle Eyma. All are invited to a reception to celebrate the artist and his work on Wednesday, October 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on view until November 5. To learn more about the artist, please read his statement below.

Photographs by Kyle Eyma
October 5 – November 5, 2018

Artist’s Reception
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Photograph by Kyle Eyma

Artist’s Statement

I know not everyone I shoot with prior to the photo, but afterwards, either via interaction or the camera, I learn a little bit about them. My photos feature different people, because I know a couple characters. The phrase ‘Damn, that kid’s black’, is just a statement of the obvious for saliency purposes. It’s an exclamation of the pride I have in myself. I’m unequivocally black. I’ve seen what I’ve seen and know what I know as a result. I bring it up because it’s entirely irrelevant but inarguably existential to my identity. Besides, I like standing out as the community of photographers of color is small. In this exhibition, I share my growing appreciation of the people I see. It explores color, light, darkness, and isolation in the city.

This exhibit is cosponsored by the Bentley Library, The Multicultural Center, The Valente Center for Arts & Sciences, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the Global Studies Department

September's Acquisitions: New Books, Movies & Audiobooks

We added 141 new books, DVDs, downloadable OverDrive books, and audiobooks to our collections in September. 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.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books 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.

Click to visit the new acquisitions page.
Click to visit the new acquisitions page.

Fall Mini-Break Hours: Saturday 10/6 – Tuesday 10/9

The library will remain open during Bentley’s Fall Mini-Break with some adjustments to our normal operating hours on Sunday and Monday. We hope that you’ll take some time to rest, relax and have fun, but we’ll be here if you need us!

Saturday, October 6
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(normal operating hours)

Sunday, October 7
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 8
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 9
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
(normal operating hours)

For complete information about the library, café and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.

National Voter Registration Day – Make Your Voice Count!

Today is National Voter Registration Day! The last day to register to vote in Massachusetts for the upcoming November election is October 17. You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person. To find voter registration information for your home state please visit USA.gov’s “How to Vote” site.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your voice count. If you know that you won’t be able to physically make it to the polls on November 6th you can request and cast your absentee ballot by mail. (Trust us, it’s easy!) Visit USA.gov to find absentee voting rules and deadlines for all states.

We’re so excited about National Voter Registration Day we made buttons! Stop at the Library Services Desk today to grab a “vote” button or two and show the world that you are a voter!

Banned Books Week: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books Week!

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week is a time for librarians, booksellers, teachers, publishers, journalists and readers to highlight the value of free and open access to information.

In 2017, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) logged 354 challenges to library, school and university materials and services (including books, DVDs, magazines, programs, databases, games, exhibits and displays). In those 354 challenges, 416 books were targeted. The OIF estimates that 82-97% of challenges remain unreported.

Stop by the library this week to check out our Banned Books Week pop-up display, and grab a button and bookmark to show your support for the freedom to read. We’ve also curated a Banned and Challenged Books eBook and audiobook collection in OverDrive.

For more information about banned and challenged books, visit the ALA’s Frequently Challenged Books webpage to view the top 10 challenged books by year, banned and challenged classics, Banned Books Q&A, and more. Don’t forget to follow #BannedBooksWeek on Twitter and Instagram to stay abreast of the latest news.

Stop by the library this week to check out our Banned Books Week pop-up display, and grab a button and bookmark to show your support for the freedom to read!

Writing Center & ESOL Center Tutors are Here to Help!

Bentley University’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center and Writing Center are now open and accepting appointments from all undergraduate and graduate students. Walk-ins are welcome (please check their hours before dropping in), but appointments are strongly encouraged. Use the appointment links provided below. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library.

The ESOL Center – English for Speakers of Other Languages

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation, and conversation enrichment? Visit 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.

Schedule online, call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available. The ESOL Center is located on the lower level, room 26.

Fall 2018 Hours:

  • Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Writing Center

Writing Center staff provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills at all stages of the writing process. Walk-ins are welcome, but you are strongly encouraged to make an appointment online. The Writing Center is located on the lower level, room 23.

Fall 2018 Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Don’t wait to start utilizing these valuable resources!