Beta Testing of the New Library Catalog

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We are transitioning to a new library catalog and are scheduled to go live on June 23, 2022. The New Catalog will replace the old “Classic Catalog.” CrossSearch will continue to be available and will not be affected by this change.

Between now and then, we invite everyone in the Holy Cross community to beta test the new catalog and let us know what you think. Please go to the libraries website at: Click on “Try the New Library Catalog” under the CrossSearch search bar. After you are done browsing, please click on “Feedback” located under the CrossSearch bar and complete the brief survey. Thank you!


Citation Frustration Stations Begin May 2nd

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Drop-in with a librarian for help citing sources. The Writer’s Workshop will also be present during the dates marked with an asterisk (*). We can help you with any citation style, including Chicago, MLA, APA, ASA, and more! The Citation Frustration Stations will be held:

Monday, May 2, 1-3pm, Dinand Lobby
Tuesday, May 3, 4-6pm, ZOOM
Friday, May 6, 10am-12pm*, Cool Beans
Monday, May 9, 1-3pm, Smith Labs Atrium
Wednesday, May 11, 10am-12pm*, Cool Beans
Thursday, May 12, 1-3pm*, Dinand Lobby
Monday, May 16, -7pm, ZOOM

This event is open to members of the Holy Cross community. Zoom links will be posted in MyHC. We hope to see you there!


2022 Campus Poetry Walk

Archives & Distinctive Collections invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month with a Campus Poetry Walk featuring original poetry by members of the Holy Cross community.
Virtual version:

A special thank you to our co-sponsors: Student Affairs, Office of Sustainability, English Department, Creative Writing Program, and the Worcester Art Museum.



Campus Poetry Walk Kick-off Event

Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth by joining us on the Dinand Patio for poetry readings, refreshments, and snacks as part of the Poetry Walk Kick-off Event! The walking route highlights original poetry by members of the Holy Cross community, following a scenic path on the College campus. The Poetry Walk will be on display through May 24th.



“Authors on the Hill” Lecture Series

The Holy Cross Libraries are pleased to host Professor Amy Finstein for the “Authors on the Hill” lecture series.
Join us Wednesday, March 30 at 4:30 pm in the Browsing Room, Dinand Library.
Professor Finstein will present her award-winning book, “Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America.”

This is an in-person event only. For more information, please contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa at:

Please visit the Visitors On Campus-Policy page ( for Holy Cross’ current COVID-19 precautions and protocols if you are planning to attend from off-campus.



New Science Library Research Assistant

Introducing our new Science Library Research Assistant, Sean McCullough ’22! Sean is available Sunday and Wednesday evenings at the Science Library front desk to answer your questions about navigating the collections, STEM research databases, and more. Stop by from 6:30 to 9pm!




CrossWorks Reaches Milestone of 500,000 Downloads

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This week our institutional repository CrossWorks reached a milestone of 500,000 DOWNLOADS over 13,350 institutions in 223 countries across 6 continents. Thank you to the authors of the 5400 items that have made CrossWorks such a great resource. Engage more, discover more and learn more at




Campus Poetry Walk – Deadline Extended to February 25, 2022

Archives & Distinctive Collections is hosting an outdoor “poetry walk” to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.
All members of the campus community (students, staff, administrators, faculty) are invited to submit a poem, which will be posted on a sign along a designated campus walking path. 23 eligible poems will be chosen by a selection committee.
Please consider the following Guidelines:
Poems must be UNPUBLISHED works.
Poems should be appropriate for all ages to enjoy.
A digital version will be created for virtual enjoyment of the walk.
Longer poems (more than 20 lines) may be abbreviated or reformatted due to space constraints, but will be presented in whole with the digital version.
Library Services reserves the right/responsibility to determine eligibility.

Please use this form to submit your poem: by February 21, 2022.
Questions? Email Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa