Vortex of our Dreams: American Design at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial

October 17 – December 16, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4 – 6 p.m. for the opening reception of Vortex of Our Dreams: American Theatre Performance Design at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. There will be a talk between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

Vortex of Our Dreams

The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, founded in 1967, is the largest event in the world to explore theatre performance design in its entirety. Held every four years in Prague, the quadrennial surveys the latest trends and accomplishments in stage design and scenography, featuring submissions from more than 60 countries.

The U.S. has been represented at every quadrennial since 1972 by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the national association for performing arts and entertainment professionals who work in design, technology and production. In its submissions to the quadrennial, USITT aims to showcase the best in both student and professional design for theatre.

The photographs and videos in the exhibition on display at Le Moyne’s Noreen Falcone Library are highlights from USITT’s exhibition at the 2015 quadrennial, which was installed in the 14th century Church of Saint Anne and visited by 180,000 people.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, call (315) 445-4153.

Phase I of Library Renovation Complete

The Noreen Reale Falcone Library was renovated this summer. Here’s a summary of the exciting changes that were made:

  • Beautiful new space in the front of the library for Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC), the Student Success Center, and the Writing Center.
  • The first floor restrooms were re-located to just inside the newly renovated QRC space.
  • The Library Director’s office, and the Assistant to the Library Director’s office, are now in the front left of the library (in the space next to the Library Services Desk).
  • Wilson Art Gallery will be relocated in the newly renovated space.
  • The Bernat Special Activities room will not be available this academic year.
  • The library’s book collection has been consolidated on the second floor. As part of consolidation, the order and location of books has changed so please consult our new floor plans and the labels on the stacks. Our video/DVD and reference collections remain on the first floor.
  • New, open and collaborative space for group work and quiet projects was created in the back of second floor.

Also, for your information, here’s a summary of the major components that have stayed the same:

  • Academic Technology is now located at the back of the library on the first floor near Disabilities Support Services.
  • Disability Support Services remains in the back of the library on first floor.
  • IT Help Desk remains in the center of first floor of the library.
  • Le Moyne College Archives remains in its position on second floor.
  • Librarians’ offices (though renovated) remain in their same position on first floor.
  • The Muserlian Library Lab remains in the same location.

For more detailed information, see the renovation project page and the Library floor plans page.

Library Adds Scopus: The Largest Database of Peer-reviewed Literature

Elsevier logo Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including journal articles, books, patents and conference proceedings. This database provides comprehensive coverage of research output in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and arts and humanities. Scopus is also incredibly current – it’s the only leading database that is updated daily, rather than just weekly.

In addition, Scopus is a citation index, linking the references that articles and book chapters have cited with the source works, allowing users to search, discover and analyze patterns in how research is conducted. In particular, Scopus features bibliometrics tools to track citations over time for a set of authors or documents. Users can also view h-index (publication impact) for specific authors, assess trends in search results, analyze an author’s publishing output, and gain insight into a journal’s performance.

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Bring Library Content Directly Into Your Canvas Courses

On August 7, an upgrade to the Le Moyne Library website brought a new opportunity for instruction. A technology standard known as LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) connects Canvas to third-party web applications, such as Turnitin, YouTube, and now the Library website, so that faculty can identify and embed that content directly into their Canvas learning modules. Give it a try. An overview and some examples can be found as part of the Faculty Support section of the Library website at http://resources.library.lemoyne.edu/faculty-support/canvas.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Tom Keays <keaysht@lemoyne.edu>.