Earn a $50 Gift Card: Participate in our Research Study!

[UPDATE: Thanks for the overwhelming response to the library’s research study! We now have more than enough potential participants.]

The Bentley Library invites students to participate in a study on research habits. Read the description of the study below and respond to Liz at egaloozis@bentley.edu with your name, email address, and status (undergraduate or graduate) if interested. All participants who complete the study will receive a $50 bookstore gift card.

If you participate, you will be asked to keep a log, for the week of February 24 through March 2, of every time you conduct research for academic purposes: the sources, processes, and procedures that you use. You will also need to be available for a 30-minute orientation session (on either Monday, Feb. 21 at 2:30 or on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 5:15), and a post-log interview (30-45 minutes) to be individually scheduled during the week of March 3-11.

The research logs will be kept confidential, and no personally-identifying information will be linked to the logs after the interviews.

We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, who have not been employed by the library. Please help us learn more about how you do research, so the library can better serve you.

At the Art Gallery: Bentley’s Own Jim Morris

We are sad to say farewell to Jim Morris, Curator of the Caturano and Company Art Gallery, as he leaves on “career sabbatical”, but we are quite happy that his exhibit “MORRIX” will be on display in the gallery from December 6, 2010, until January 19, 2011.

As a tribute to Jim and the 16 years he’s served at Bentley, Student Affairs invites you to bid him adieu and well wishes for his next adventures.  Join us on Thursday, December 16, from 4:30pm until 7:00pm for an Opening Reception and Farewell Bentley celebration.

Italian Rider/Palio, 2006, mixed media, 35"x36"x2" Italian Rider/Palio, 2003, polyester, 48"x50"

Bentley was my day job, this is what I do.
Selected works made during, and sometimes influenced by, my Bentley years.

December 6, 2010 – January 19, 2011

Opening Reception and Farewell Bentley Celebration!
Thursday, December 16th
4:30PM – 7:00PM

Now at the Art Gallery: Lynda Schlosberg

The new exhibit at the gallery presents paintings by artist Lynda Schlosberg in an installment titled Formlessness. All are invited to a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 28, 2010, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  To learn more about the artist visit  http://www.lyndaschlosberg.com/.

Lynda Schlosberg
October 26 – November 30, 2010

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 28 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Volcanic Mangrove, acrylic on panel, 16 x 16 inches, 2010

Welcome, Homecoming & Fall Parents Weekend Guests!

Join us for a tour of our world class library, recently ranked 14th in the nation by the Princeton Review!

We’ll be showcasing our technologies, collaborative study spaces, moving shelves, research resources and more.  You might be amazed to see how much the library has changed (and how much it has stayed the same) over the years.

Tours will be held on Saturday, October 23, at 10:45am and 12:00pm.  Come see for yourselves what a 21st century academic library looks like.  Unable to attend the tour?  Please feel free to stop by and take a walk through the library; we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.  We look forward to seeing you!

Art Gallery Reception Tonight 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Please join us TONIGHT, Thursday, June 10, at the Opening Reception for the new exhibit at the Caturano and Company Art Gallery – a two-person show featuring works by artists Lisa Houck and Andrea Golden.  The reception runs from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and light refreshments will be served.

Lisa Houck
Fancy Plants, Whirling and Twirling

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Andrea Golden
Fancy Plants, Grocery Store Botany

Located on the main floor of the Bentley Library, the Caturano and Company Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Check the online hours calendar for information about the Library’s hours.

Welcome, Family Weekend Guests!

The Bentley Library extends a warm welcome to our Family Weekend guests!  Please join us for a guided tour of the library, being held on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30am and 11:30am.  Tours will depart from the Reference Desk.

Can’t make a tour? Feel free to drop-in at any time over the course of the weekend and check things out for yourself. Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to answer any questions you may have, and you can learn more about the Bentley Library at http://library.bentley.edu/history.asp.   We look forward to meeting you!