by Philina Richardson
December begins here at Evans Library with a bang, and ends on a whisper. We began the month with Extended Hours and finals, and closed it out with a very quiet break week. As we end our brief respite and begin the spring semester, let’s look back at what happened during the last days of 2014, and look forward to what the New Year will bring.
Extended hours were a huge hit, as usual, with students staying with us until the wee hours.
And there were donuts.
Piles and piles of donuts.
This semester, User Experience Specialist Lisa Petrillo organized a special therapy dog event for students during finals week. Interaction with animals (like dogs), has been shown to produce the hormone oxytocin and reduce stress, something that every student can appreciate during finals. The event was a huge success, with both humans and dogs enjoying every minute.
And finally, the break
After an action packed semester, we ended the year in our own unique way.
Here’s a brief glimpse of what we have planned for the spring semester:
- Drop-in workshops on Prezi, how to make a better presentation, how to write a research paper, search tips, and LaTex formatting for your thesis
- “An Evening of Readings” – book readings from authors on the first floor
- A lecture recital from Paul Anquez
Check back here throughout the semester for more news on events, workshops, and other library-related fun!