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Contests and Raffle Prizes in the Library!

ticketsThe library is giving you multiple ways to win raffle prizes as the semester winds down:

Color a picture from our coloring table and hand it in at the Information Desk by 12/12

Send us pictures from campus events to archives@caldwell.edu by 12/12

Come to Game Night on 12/8 at 5 p.m. for another chance to win


Help us get to 375 followers on our Instagram page and we will provide FREE COOKIES during finals:

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5th Annual “Books for Kids” Book Drive

icon-newsThe Jennings Library will launch its 5th annual “Books for Kids” book donation drive from Nov. 14th-Dec.12th.

Last year, the Caldwell University Community donated 175 books to local New Jersey libraries for distribution to children with limited access to books. These children were given the chance to own a book of their very own.

This holiday season, give a child the gift of reading by bringing NEW BOOKS to the library’s Information Desk. Books for children from preschool through age fourteen are needed. Let’s make this holiday merry and bright for a child.

For more information please contact “Books for Kids” Coordinator Roseann Pennisi at x3902.

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International Games Day

igd3-sliderCome celebrate International Games day at the Jennings Library this Thursday November 17th from 5 – 7 pm. Checkers, Connect Four, and more games will be available in the library lobby. Stop by to play a game, have a snack, or just relax.

Need more gaming? Stop by Caldwell Public Library on Friday, November 18th at 3:30 and West Caldwell Public Library on Saturday, November 19th from 10-4 for even more games!


Looking for help with citations?

APA Style Resources:

The Library now offers APA Style Central: A database to help students understand APA style which includes tutorials, quick guides, and self quizzes. Follow this link to access the resource: http://ezproxy.caldwell.edu:2048/login?url=http://APAStyleCENTRAL.apa.org

APA tutors from the Academic Success Center are available in the Library’s Learning Commons. Sam Miller, adjunct in the English Department and professional writing tutor, is available for APA help Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4:30 – 8 p.m. In addition, Maxine Alonso , a psychology major with an anticipated graduation of 2017, will be available for APA help Wednesdays 10/26-11/16 10 – 11 a.m.

Still looking for more help? Take a look at the Library’s APA Style guide. It includes sample citations, a sample paper, and videos on how to insert your headers correctly. APA Style Guide: http://libguides.caldwell.edu/citations/apa

MLA Style Resources:

Did you know there is a new edition of MLA Style? The 8th edition of MLA has some rule changes from the previous version. Take a look at our guide below for a summary of the changes and examples of how to cite in the MLA 8th edition. MLA 8th Edition Guide: http://libguides.caldwell.edu/citations/MLA8

The Library and Academic Success Center are offering an MLA workshop on 11/16 at noon in the Library’s Instruction Lab.

Other Citation Styles:

Looking for information on ASA, Chicago/Turabian or CSE? Find it on the Library’s citation guide: http://libguides.caldwell.edu/citations


New Database: APA Style Central

apacentralThe library is pleased to announce a new resource the help students understand APA style- APA Style Central, a resource directly from the American Psychological Association.

APA Style Central is full of many helpful resources. There are tutorials such as “Getting Started With APA Style” and “How to Avoid Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism.” There are also self quizzes to check your understanding and quick guides to help you learn the many rules of APA style.

Looking for a sample Literature Review paper or Case Study paper? You can find it in APA Style Central. This resource will also help you set up your paper with the correct headers!

You can find APA Style Central on our APA Citation Guide. Sign up for a free account for added features.


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Writing Tutors are available in the Learning Commons!

Writing ToolsNeed someone to read over your paper? Concerned about your grammar? Having trouble organizing your paper? Come see a writing tutor in the Learning Commons! The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the library near the Information Desk.

From reaction papers, to research papers, to application essays the writing tutors are here to help. Drop by to see a writing tutor today.

Writing tutors are available in the Learning Commons Monday – Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Please remember tutors are available during the day at the Academic Success Center in the Student Center.


Carla Hayden is Our Newest Librarian of Congress

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States. It holds many print and digital collections, as well as, assists with research for members of congress, and houses the United States Copyright office. The library is located in Washington D.C.

On September 14, 2016 Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress. She is both the first woman and first African American to be Librarian of Congress.

See the links below for more information on Carla Hayden and the Library of Congress:

Ali, S. (2016, Sept. 14). “Carla Hayden to be Sworn In as First African American, Woman to Head Library of Congress.” NBC News. Retrieved from

History of the Library. Library of Congress. Retrieved from https://www.loc.gov/about/history-of-the-library/

Carla Hayden’s Favorite Things Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/LibraryCongress/carla-haydens-favorite-things/


Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day!

The library is celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in the Library Learning Commons. Come learn Pirate and many other languages with our Mango Languages database. Earn raffle tickets for signing up for Mango, completing the short Pirate course in Mango, speaking to someone in another language, and more!

Lots of prizes available including Mango Languages themed mugs, t-shirts and bags.

See you there Matey!

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Welcome back!

Time for the start of the Fall semester. The library wants to make sure you have all the tools you need to succeed. Check out the information below:

Not sure where to get started with your research? Check out our frequently used databases: http://libguides.caldwell.edu/subjectdatabases/frequentlyused

Citations getting you down? Take a look at this guide and keep an eye out for APA and MLA citation workshops this semester: http://libguides.caldwell.edu/citations

Need writing assistance? Writing tutors will be in the Library’s Learning Commons starting mid September.

Need some study time?
The Library is open:
Monday- Thursday 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9-5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 9 p.m.

How about a break from all that hard work? Check out our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter), get a massage in the massage chair, sit down with the puzzle, or print something in 3D!

Still have a question? Stop by the library, give us a call (973-618-3337), text us (973- 947-6902), or chat with us!