Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week is an annual celebration of libraries and library workers. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, puts the focus on the important role that libraries play in their communities—cities, towns, schools and campuses—by providing critical resources, programs, expertise and space for all community members to come together to connect and learn.

Help us recognize National Library Week here at the Bentley Library.

Visit our lobby to:

  • browse the pop-up display of books and films that feature libraries and librarians
  • post a message on the whiteboard telling us what you love about the library
  • take a button to show your support for libraries

Support a library that has impacted you.

Libraries across the nation will be using this week to raise awareness for their resources, services, and staff. If there is a public or school library that means something to you, take some time to voice your appreciation and support.

Tag the library in a social media post, stop in to share a kind word with the library staff, or send a letter of support to their administrators/board. Public libraries in particular rely on vocal community support to help them secure the funding that they need. Follow and use #NationalLibraryWeek, #NLW2019, #LibrariesTransform and #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter and Instagram to add your support.

Updated! Closing at 9pm Sunday; Delayed Opening at 11am Monday

UPDATED SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at 8:35pm:

Due to the snow forecast for tonight, the Bentley Library will close at 9:00 p.m. today, Sunday, March 3. If Monday’s hours are changed due to weather we will announce it here and on social media. The University and the Library will open at 11:00am on Monday, March 4. Please check for updates on Monday morning in case the delay needs to be modified.

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, Instagram, 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.

Finding Quality Sources: Research Help

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it? Drop in to:

Finding Quality Sources: Research Help

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!

When:

  • Monday, February 25th 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26th   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 27th 11:00 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, February 28th 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where:

Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

No RSVP necessary – just drop in to the library’s classroom (room 11) anytime during the sessions.


Don’t forget, librarians also provide research help 7 days/week at the Reference Desk. Visit, email, call, text, or IM/chat with a librarian whenever the Reference Desk is open.

RefWorks Video Tutorial

Missed our workshop and still want to use RefWorks? Investing 20 minutes viewing this tutorial and creating an account with your Bentley email address will save you time writing and editing your research papers.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).


If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of RefWorks for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

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!