Nicole PennellMy name is Nicole Pennell, and I am very excited to become part of the Saint Anselm College Community! I come to Saint Anslem College with over seven years’ experience in Catholic Schools and have a firm belief in the value of a Catholic Education.

I graduated from Wheaton College, in Norton MA with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Using this degree, I worked as the worldwide localization manager for Autodesk for six years. I then began working for a Transparent Language in Nashua, NH where I developed and managed the language translation website www.freetranslation.com. I was fortunate to be able leave the tech industry in 2001 and start the most rewarding and challenging career of my life; being a stay-at-home mom to my son.

Once my son was enrolled in school full-time, I began my educational career at the Villa Augustina School. In 2012, I completed the graduate coursework necessary to earn a certification as a Library Media Specialist. Having spent time student teaching at the Villa Augustina School, I knew the students and staff well, and it was a smooth transition when I was hired as the school Library Media Specialist.

As the Library Media Specialist, I was responsible for maintaining the school’s media center as well as the school library. Additionally, I served on the school’s technology and safety committees; and I helped design a plan to migrate the existing computers from the old network to a new and improved network, and managed the volunteers who facilitated the transition process. One of the most interesting parts of my job as a Library Media Specialist was that it allowed me to be involved in many different aspects of the library; working one-on-one with students and staff on projects, working with new and emerging technology, and staying up-to-date on educational technology and teaching methods.

My combined experience working in a school library and my project management experience working in the technology industry prepared me for my new role in the Geisel Library.  In my current position, I will be assisting the library staff with various projects as needed.

Please feel free to stop by anytime in the Administrative Offices on the second floor of the Geisel Library. I look forward to meeting many Anselmians in the library and out on campus this year.

~ Nicole

Hannah LindquistHi! I’m Hannah Lindquist, and I am so excited to be joining Geisel Library and Saint Anselm College as Reference & Instruction Librarian.  I recently graduated with my M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  During graduate school, I worked as a library assistant for the U.S. Geological Survey, where I provided reference services and created metadata for USGS publications in all USGS research areas, including geology, hydrology, ecology, and wildlife health.

I earned my B.A. in Environmental Studies and English from the University of Minnesota Morris, the U of M’s liberal arts campus.  During college I enjoyed working as a peer writing tutor and as an undergraduate research assistant on a forest ecology research project, doing field and lab work of the tree-coring variety.  I’m super excited to be here at another liberal arts college, especially since it was largely my own liberal arts experience that made me want to become a librarian!

I love exploring new topics and ideas, getting to know students’ and faculty’s research interests, and helping students discover and develop their research abilities.  Literature searching has always been one of my favorite parts of the research process, and it’s rewarding to help people access the information they want and need.  As the library’s new liaison to the Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Sociology departments, I look forward to helping faculty integrate information literacy into their curriculum and to being your science librarian for any reference questions.

Always feel free to contact me, or find me in the library, if you want research help or to know how the library can assist faculty with their courses.  I look forward to meeting many of you this fall!

~ Hannah

I Love My Librarian 2015Has a librarian made a difference in your life or in your community? If so, consider nominating him or her for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award. For more information and to submit your nomination, visit the award website. Nominations will be accepted through September 28, 2015. Nominate your favorite librarian today!

Welcome new and returning students and faculty to campus and to Geisel Library! As you begin to settle in to the new academic year, we hope you will take a few minutes to note a couple of changes that took place at Geisel this summer. We are pleased to announce two new members of our staff, Hannah Lindquist, Reference & Instruction Librarian, and Nicole Pennell, Library Administrative Assistant.

new-home-pageAnother exciting change: our website home page received a face lift, including the addition of a new search box. You will notice that using the new single search box you will be able to search nearly all of the library’s print and electronic resources at one time. We hope that you will find it helpful as you search for information and resources. Please send along any comments about the new home page and search box to Melinda Malik at mmalik@anselm.edu.

Welcome and best of luck to you in the coming year.

Geisel Library has recently added a handful of streaming videos to its collection. Search the library catalog with the subject heading “streaming video” to browse our current title list. Let us know what you think of the service and/or make suggestions for future acquisitions.

Now through May 16th the library is trialing Global Issues in Context, a database that combines news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation, as well as targeted issues, such as the North Korea/South Korea conflict and the Fukushima disaster.

JacketTo honor and recognize the valuable contribution that student workers make to the services and operations of Geisel Library, graduating seniors that have worked in the Library for four semesters in the last two years are able to select a book to be added to the Geisel Library collection.

Each book added to the collection contains a bookplate with the student’s name, their year of graduation, and a statement of appreciation.

All books are currently on display in the library. This year’s selections and past years’ selections are searchable in our library catalog by using the Student Assistant Selections subject heading.

Without their work and service to the Library we would not be able to properly serve the students, staff, and faculty of Saint Anselm College.

Congratulations to all of our graduating student workers!

Here are books that were selected along with the name of the student that selected the book:

Shakespeare’s Tragic Skepticism requested by Erin Connollywemb

Enigma: The Battle for the Code requested by Kristina DeMichele

Shameless Exploitation in the Pursuit of the Common Good requested by Kathryn Urbanowski

Privilege, Power, and Difference requested by Basirat Sanni

This Moose Belongs to Me requested by Catherine Miranowicz

Ajax, The Dutch, The War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe’s Darkest Hour requested by Samantha Huard

If You Find This Letter requested by Lisa Carey

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems requested by Katherine deMelo

Wemberly Worried requested by Sarah Judgeshe

Prey requested by Nicole Harrington

The Art of Pixar: 25th Anniversary requested by Kendra Beauregard

Ancient Mysteries requested by Melanie Powell

Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Children Whole requested by Colin Spain

How to Speak Money requested by Alex Bettina



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