Between the Bookstacks

Kari Zhe-Heimerman, Staff Writer

Committee begins work to develop new McDevitt Center

In support of OneLeMoyne’s strategic goal related to academic excellence, the college has begun planning for the creation of a vibrant center for creative and innovative non-classroom research, teaching and learning on campus. The McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation will be located on the first floor of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library and will connect the campus community with the resources they need as they strive for excellence.
During July, members of the committee conducted site visits to other colleges to collect data about the best practices and potential pitfalls to guide the development of the McDevitt Center at Le Moyne. In August and September, the committee worked hard to develop a vision for the Center. Next steps include selection of an architect and formulating a plan to redesign the library’s first floor.

The committee welcomes ideas about how such a renovated space could meet students’ needs. For more information about this project, including a list of committee members, and the option to share feedback, visit the library website and select “McDevitt Center.”


Register now for HST 101/103 workshops

Do you have a HST 101 or HST 103 research paper due this fall? The library is holding workshops, run by the History Librarian, to help you find the books, articles and primary sources you need to write an outstanding paper.  Visit the library webpage ( to find a workshop time and date that works for you. Register today!


Personal Librarian Program launched

Incoming students now have their own personal librarian to guide them through the twists and turns of research.  This fall, the Noreen Reale Falcone Library launched the Personal Librarian Program for all incoming freshmen.

The Personal Librarian Program  matches new students with a librarian who will be their main contact in the library throughout their first year.  Navigating the vast resources available in academic libraries can be daunting, especially to new students who are anxious and unaware of where to begin their research.

The Personal Librarian Program works to ease students’ anxiety by presenting a single point of contact (and a friendly face!) in the library. Each personal librarian is available to help students articulate their research questions, identify the best sources, formulate search strategies, and understand how to cite sources appropriately.