Category Archives: Library building

We have new baby birds that have hatched outside Special Collections.

Waiting for eggs to hatch
This photo was taken about 6/5/14 see the mother bird patiently sitting on her eggs. She had 4 bright blue eggs.

Newly hatched

Newly hatched

This photo was taken on 6/17/14 and we believe the babies to be about 2-3 days old.

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by | June 18, 2014 · 8:07 pm

Special Collections is getting a makeover

by Jonathan Golden

The Special Collections department will be undergoing renovations during the upcoming weeks.  During this time, patrons may notice noise due to the construction taking place.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

During the renovations, Special Collections will be housed in the College Archives (Room 101).  From this location, we will still be able to service both faculty and students.  We thank you for your understanding and patience during the renovation process.

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Blue Wrap Group: Design Competition Exhibit April 13-20th

Blue Wrap Group: Design Competition (Exhibit: April 13-20)

Tuesday, April 17, Opening Reception  from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Whittemore Library, FSU

     Students will compete in design using recycled materials known as “Blue Wrap,” a durable, sterile

protective cover made of polypropylene used to wrap surgical instruments. Designs will be evaluated

by a panel of judges on the creative use of Blue Wrap, design concept, and the design process.

The competition is open to all faculty, staff and students and is being done in collaboration with

MetroWest Hospital, Natick.

For more information, please contact:

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National Library Week Calendar of Events April 9-13th

Please come by and celebrate National Library Week with us at the Henry Whittemore Library April 9-13th!

April 9-23rdth:
– Displays of faculty and staff publications and art exhibit.
– Draw your Favorite Book Display.  Go to specific service desks to participate.
– National Libraries around the World Exhibit.

Monday, April 9th:
– Flash Mob Event – Come and participate on the Doyle Technology Patio 4:30-4:45pm.  Come early to get a spot!

Tuesday, April 10th:
– Pimp my book cart contest.  Please come and vote for your favorite decorated cart!
– Environmental Poetry Workshop and Reading 4:30-6:30pm in the Library Café.  Professor Sam Witt and Librarian Sandra Rothenberg

Thursday April 12th:
 Library Snapshot Day
– Book Club – Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer 12pm in the Library Café.

Friday, April 13th:
– Literary Cake Decorating Contest.  All welcome to participate in creating a Book related decorated cake.  Come by and assist us by voting for your favorite literary decorated cake. Voting 9:30-12:30pm.  At 1pm come by to partake of the yummy creations from 1-2pm. 
-Curriculum Library will host a story time for the pre-school children from the Child Development lab.

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New Exhibit Announcement – “I Found it in the Archives” Runs October-December 2011

I Found it in the Archives

In honor of October being National Archives Month this new exhibit “I Found it in the Archives” celebrates that moment when the researcher finds a treasure within the Archives.  To show this we asked some past researchers to write about some of the collections they have used, and to highlight how this may have helped their research.  They wrote about alumnae; Jenny Howard (Class 1866), Bertha Johnston (Class of 1885), Ruth Graves Wakefield (Class of 1924) and Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (Class of 1970).  Also in the exhibit are materials from the early Household Arts program (now Consumer Sciences). 

Come view the exhibit and maybe something that others found as treasures will resonate with you, or come visit us in Special Collection on the Main Floor of the library to find your own treasure.  This exhibit will be up from October through December 2011.

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Remembering Christa: Segment Two – Video – WCVB Boston

January 28, 2011, was the 25th anniversary of the Challenger mission and disaster.  In commemoration of this anniversary, WCVB Boston and reporter Randy Price filmed a special segment here at Framingham State University.  Please click on the link below, represented in the film clip is Mary Liscombe – Director of McAuliffe Challenger Center, Colleen Previte – Archivist/Special Collections Librarian at the Henry Whittemore Library at FSU, and the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Science Fair held on January 27, 2011.

Remembering Christa: Segment Two – Video – WCVB Boston.

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Whittemore Library Cafe Is Open!


Stop by for some coffee! The hours of operations are being finalized and we will post the schedule on the blog at a later date.

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Extended Library Hours Begin December 1st

The Library will extend its hours starting Monday, December 1st. These extended hours will continue through the final exam period, and end on Tuesday, December 21st. During this time, the Library will be open:

Monday-Thursday : 8am – 1am
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 1am

These extended hours will begin again at the start of the Spring 2011 semester.

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Whittemore Library Orientation

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A tour of the library

Our lovely Reference Librarian, Laura Wilson, provides provides a brief tour of the library building and describes our services.

A Tour of Whittemore Library at Framingham State College from Millie Gonzalez on Vimeo.

Below are the bloopers of the video.

Bloopers of video tour from Millie Gonzalez on Vimeo.

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