Borrow Books and DVDs for the Semester

Great news! We have extended the loan period for books and DVDs, for all students and staff! All students and campus staff members are now able to borrow print books and DVDs for the entire semester. Please note that this only applies to print books and DVDs, and some materials, such as sheet music and graphic novels, still have a shorter loan period.

If you have any questions about the new loan period, leave a comment, or call the Circulation Desk at 508-793-2642.

Plagiarism Workshop Wed. 11/14

The Dreaded “P” Word – Plagiarism:
What it is, what it isn’t, and how to avoid it in the first place

A one-hour workshop with activities and snacks for anyone interested in acquiring better techniques for reading, researching, and writing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5pm in Scalia Classroom in Dinand

Students will:
Learn skills to improve project planning to avoid accidental plagiarism
Learn how to identify useful, credible sources and assess existing scholarship
Practice techniques for engaged reading of sources and purposeful note-taking
Integrate summary and paraphrase of sources into their writing
Understand why citation and documentation is important
Properly cite research to avoid appearance of plagiarism

*Hosted by Alicia Hansen and Laurie Ann Britt-Smith

Open Access Week Events

Join the Holy Cross Libraries for a series of events during Open Access Week.

MON 10/22 OPEN ACCESS MOVIE NIGHT: “The Internet’s Own Boy”
7pm Seelos Theater (doors open at 6:30)
Award-winning documentary about the life and death of American computer programmer, political activist
and “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz, who questioned control of the Internet and issues affecting access to

TUE 10/23 LUNCH & LEARN: Copyright and Creative Commons
12-1pm Conference Room, Dinand Library
What is the difference between them? Why do they both matter? Learn more at this brief presentation.
Bring your own lunch; desserts and drinks will be provided.

“Paywall: The Business of Scholarship”

3:30-5 pm Browsing Room, Dinand Library
New documentary addresses concern about the costs associated with for-profit scholarly publishing.

FRI 10/26 Celebrating CrossWorks- 5th Anniversary
2-3pm Conference Room, Dinand Library
Celebrate the success of our institutional repository. Discover the variety of works posted. Learn about the
submission process.

For information, visit the Open Access Week LibGuide:

Questions? Contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa at or 508-793-2767

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Authors on the Hill: Prof. Lee Oser

The “Authors on the Hill” campus author series returns on Wednesday, October 17th at 4:30 pm. Join Professor Lee Oser for a reading and discussion of his 2017 novel “Oregon Confetti.” Information about the novel can be found here: Oregon Confetti.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at, or at 508-793-3886.