Distinctive Collections latest online exhibit, “Rediscovering T. A. Daly: Immigrant Voices in Poetry,” is now available. The exhibit explores the life and works of Thomas Augustine Daly (1871-1948), a native and lifelong Philadelphian; an Irish-American and a Catholic; a journalist, poet, and prolific author; and an early Villanova University alumnus. This exhibit brings together newly digitized materials from Falvey Memorial Library’s collections, including Daly’s notebooks from his Villanova days (1880-1887), a scrapbook documenting his early career and many of his published books.

View the digital exhibit here.

 

 

Falvey Memorial Library's Distinctive Collections is excited to announce its new spring exhibit, "Blazers & Class Rings: Junior Week at Villanova." Take a peek into Villanova traditions from the past with this digital exhibit that explores Junior Week, one of the most popular weeklong events on campus. The honored tradition of Juniors receiving their senior blazers and class ring, celebrating all things Junior, and, of course, a special visit from Mother. All the items displayed in the exhibit are available in the University Archives.

View the digital exhibit here.

 
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, at 12:30 PM in Room 205

Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Introduction to Google My Maps.” You have likely used Google Maps to find places and get directions, but have you heard of Google My Maps? This workshop will introduce the basic functions of web mapping using Google My Maps, an online platform for creating custom google maps with your own location points, photos, and links that can be shared with others.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.

 
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, at 12:30 PM in Room 205

Join Michele Gandy, GIS Laboratory Manager, Villanova University on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Introduction to ArcGIS Online.” ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping application from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri). ArcGIS Online allows you to make maps, analyze spatial data, and share and collaborate with other users from any computer with an Internet connection. Access maps and data from around the globe. This session will walk you through accessing spatial data and creating your own web maps and apps quickly and easily.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.

 
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, at 12:30 PM in Room 205

Join Michele Gandy, GIS Laboratory Manager, Villanova University on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “ArcGIS Online Field Apps.” As a follow up to Introduction to ArcGIS Online, this session will introduce you to some of ArcGIS’s field apps for use on mobile devices, such as your smartphone or tablet. ArcGIS Field Maps allows you to perform mobile data collection and editing, find assets and information, and report your real-time locations. ArcGIS Survey123 allows you to create smart forms and analyze and share survey results. ArcGIS Dashboards enables users to convey information by presenting location-based analytics using intuitive and interactive data visualizations on a single screen.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.

 
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, at 12:30 PM in Room 205

Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Storytelling with GIS.” While maps have been around for centuries, the digital age has given them new meaning. GIS software offers users the potential to visualize, analyze, and tell spatial stories. In this session, participants will be introduced to ArcGIS Story Maps, a web application on the ArcGIS Online platform that allows you to combine GIS maps, text, images, and other media to tell your own geographic story.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community.

REGISTER HERE. 

 
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, at 12:30 PM in Virtual

Join Sarah Hughes, Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Citation Management using Zotero.” Serious research projects call for use of citation management software. At this workshop, get an introduction to Zotero, a popular and easy to use open-source citation management tool. Topics covered will include: organizing sources for projects, importing citations from databases, catalogs, and webpages, saving PDFs, formatting citations and bibliographies in Word, and creating groups for resource sharing. This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

 

Join Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communications Librarian, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 12:30–2 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Deciding Where to Publish: Finding Publication Venues That Align With Your Goals.” Whether it’s your first time publishing or you are a publishing veteran, deciding where to publish can be a daunting task that will impact you for years to come. This presentation will help get you started in establishing your publishing criteria for what you need at this point in your career and evaluating those publication venues based on the criteria you develop. The session will also briefly cover copyright issues in publishing as well as some best practices for submitting, reading/negotiating publishing contracts, and sharing your work after it’s published.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.

 

Join Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communications Librarian, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Open Access 101: An Introduction to Open Scholarship, Its Benefits and Challenges, and Creating Equitable Systems for Sharing Knowledge.” Terms like Open Access, Open Science, Open Data, and Open Educational Resources have become ubiquitous in academia, but what exactly do they mean? What are these movements, and what is their place in the scholarly ecosystem? As part of International Open Access Week, Wipperman will discuss the ins and outs of open access and related efforts, how they impact scholarship, and how they fit into the broader academic and publishing landscapes.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.

 

Join Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Policy Map: Selecting, Mapping and Downloading 21st Century Policy Data.” Explore the capabilities of a data mapping platform with over 35,000 current governmental, proprietary, and open resource indicators. Create visualizations and import or export data for research or teaching. Knowledge of GIS (geographical information systems) is not required.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.

 

Join Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences and Instructional Design Librarian, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Mapping Demographic Data with Social Explorer.” Explore historical and recent demographic data using Social Explorer, an interactive mapping platform which allows for the creation of customized visualizations and presentations, as well as data downloading. Data available in Social Explorer include demographic data from the Decennial Census and American Community Survey from 1790- 2019, as well as datasets on election, health, crime, religion, and environmental topics, as well as some international demographic data. Knowledge of GIS (geographical information systems) is not required.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.

 

Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205 for a workshop entitled “Creating Interactive GIS Maps with Leaflet and R.” You’ve likely used ArcGIS Online to display maps online, but have you considered using free and open-source tools for web mapping? Leaflet is one of the most popular open-source JavaScript libraries for creating interactive maps. Here’s an example Interactive Map Tracking Charges & Enforcement Related to Covid-19 created with Leaflet by two researchers in Canada. This workshop will introduce you to Leaflet for R (a statistical programming language), an R package, which makes it easier to integrate and control Leaflet maps.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community. 

REGISTER HERE.