Posted by: haggertylibrary | May 18, 2018

Congratulations, Graduates!

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On behalf of your Haggerty Library staff, congratulations to graduates at all levels!

Have a great summer, and best wishes!

(This blog takes the summer off – see you in the fall!)


Posted by: haggertylibrary | May 17, 2018

Consider This…

Move forward, keep our spirit. @MountMaryUniversity #GraduationAdviceIn5Words #MountMaryGrad

Share wherever this weekend!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | May 1, 2018

Haiku Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to our 2018 Haiku Contest winners! Read the winning entries below. And you can read last year’s winners here.

A huge thank you to all who submitted, and we’ll see you next National Poetry Month!

1st place: Jane St. Peter


wet falls white blanket

crisp lays night, bright creeps morning

brave springs purple blades


2nd place: Julia Wachuta

Blank canvas, spilled red

blood on the page, where your lips

demanded I stay

*Dedicated to strong women everywhere.


3rd place: S. Joanne Poehlman


Opposable thumbs,

Miracle of God’s design.

What hath texting wrought!


Special Mention: Natasha Kalafatis





o-hi-sama ne 

shinme no you ni 

hiraku kana 


Tell me, Mr. Sun 

Do you think I will emerge 

Like a fresh, new sprout 


Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 17, 2018

5 Women And A Guy Who Won $1.25 Million To Do Good

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This, from NPR, regarding the prestigious Skoll Foundation awards, just announced.

Maybe that could be you someday…

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 11, 2018

A Slight Problem

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Haggerty Library has some unfortunate news. Kanopy, our new, tremendously versatile streaming video database, was such a hit this year that we ran out of money for it!

So, for the rest of the semester, there are only around 30 films available for Mount Mary students. These are the ones we currently own, mostly mental health-related.

Our Kanopy is set up as a Patron Driven database, where you decide (by # of views) what we buy! But this year, our first, we drastically underestimated its popularity and have run out of money for new title purchases. Sorry about that.

THE GOOD NEWS? Next year, we are increasing our funding for Kanopy so we won’t run into this issue again!

So watch for full access again in the fall! Thanks for your understanding.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 4, 2018

Several titles added to our graphic novel collection!

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For years now, we’ve been adding each semester to our Red Rose Graphic Novel Collection, but this April has been a boon already!

We added three cool new titles, and more are coming soon!

If you weren’t aware, this collection highlights graphic novels written and illustrated solely by women.

It’s a one-of-a-kind collection ’round these parts!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 2, 2018

National Poetry Month

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National Poetry Month is underway and Haggerty Library invites you to check out our National Poetry Month Guide, chock full of multimedia poetry sites and ideas.

Thursday, April 26 is Poem in Your Pocket Day and you can find printed poems to grab from our display in the Learning Commons. Read, share, repeat!

Browse the Haggerty Library main collection on the 2nd floor for classic and contemporary poetry books, as well as Ebook Central for poetry e-books.

Lastly, please submit an original haiku for Haggerty Library’s Haiku Contest! Prizes are awarded to the top 3 haiku! Find contest rules right here.

Read and share poetry year ‘round!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | March 23, 2018

Excellence in Graphic Novel Awards

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In which we engage in some shameless self-promotion. But first, those awards, the 1st Annual, presented by Denver Comic Con, were announced last week.

Find a great roundup here.

Now to our bit of SSP: check out Haggerty Library’s Red Rose Graphic Novel Collection! It’s a growing collection of graphic novels written and illustrated solely by women!

Find out much more on this Haggerty Help Guides page. Scroll down a bit. It’s in the middle section.

Happy reading! And/or drawing!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | March 14, 2018

Support the National School Walkout

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Today, in honor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims, and others killed and injured by guns and the people who wield them, young people are leading the way in affecting change in our nation’s gun laws.

Whether you take a moment in your classes today, or you have younger siblings or relatives participating, think. And take action. We all deserve to be rid of gun violence in this country.

The official walkout is for 17 minutes at 11:00am EST.


Posted by: haggertylibrary | February 13, 2018

New Presidential Portraits

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Yesterday, the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. They were painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively.

Here’s what various news outlets have said about the portraits, the artists, and the First Lady’s dress:

Find a book about Kehinde Wiley on our Black History Month table in the Learning Commons!

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