Cardie, the Newest Member of the Library Staff Meets HALO

April 10, 2017

Cardie, the newest member of the Library staff meets HALO for the first time. Cardie will be moving through the Library all week. Be sure to take a selfie and send to @emmanuellibrary all week @EmmanueulCollege @ec_rha




Word of the Week: Melismatic

April 10, 2017

As in: “Phonemically, the melismatic sound of ‘screech’ in the first section undergoes tonal inflections that support this theme of socio-political ‘dissonance’” (Nathanson, 2012, p.133).WoW_Melismatic

Marcoux, J. (2012). Jazz griots: Music as history in the 1960s African American poem. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

For definitions of melismatic, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

April is National Poetry Month. You can find this book and many others on display in our reading room, or take a look at the poetry research guide for more ways to celebrate

Word of the Week: Svengali

April 3, 2017

As in: “Regardless, the owners and many within the media repeatedly attempted to paint [Marvin Miller] as a ‘Svengali’ ‘mesmerizing unsophisticated players into following his lead for his own aggrandizement’” (Nathanson, 2012, p.141).    WoW_Svengali

Nathanson, M. (2012). A People’s history of baseball. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

For definitions of Svengali, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

April 3rd is opening day at Fenway Park! Whether you’re waiting for the game to start or avoiding the crowds at home, you can occupy your time with this and many other titles available online through Ebrary.

John P. Healey, Jr.: Archives Librarian

March 29, 2017

John Healey

Hoover Telephone in Oval Office

March 29, 2017

Hoover Telephone in Oval Office

Word of the Week: Milieu

March 27, 2017

As in: “Of course there were women who had been scientists during the war and wanted to be afterward, but in this milieu opportunities dried up and went to male beneficiaries of educations paid for by the GI Bill” (Des Jardins, 2010, p.126).                                       curie

Des Jardins, J. (2010). The Madame Curie complex: the Hidden history of women in science. New York, NY: The Feminist Press.

For definitions of milieu, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

For more books on women in science, try the “Similar Books” tab available through the EBSCO Discovery Service.

Word of the Week: Onus

March 20, 2017

As in: “Harassment from police and guards and anger at the sight of imported BookCoverANeedleABobbinstrikebreakers could have accounted for the growing number of violent clashes. But to ensure the onus of violence plagued the strikers, justified employer demands for peace and order, and brought credit to their antiunion position, the Cloak Manufacturers Association and Burns Detective Agency hired a nonunion cutter as a spy and agent provocateur” (Jensen & Davidson, 1984, p.153).

Jensen, J. M. & Davidon, S. (1984). A Spindle, a bobbin, a strike: Women needleworkers in America. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University press.

March is Women’s History Month. In 2017 we are honoring women’s contributions within the labor movement and the business world. You can read more about this year’s celebrations and honorees at the Women’s History Month Website and the Nation Women’s History Project.