Happenings @ Hannon
A monthly e-newsletter from the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University

December 2010 / Vol. 1 Iss. 4


The library is extra full and extra quiet these days. This must mean that finals are indeed upon us.

We want you to know that our staff is here to support you in all of your endeavors through the end of the academic year, ranging from expert research support, to offering a space to take a break (last Pub Night of the semester, or Game Night, anyone?), to opening the entire building all night through finals for our LMU community.

If you have any ideas about how we can make the last few weeks of school better for you, please don't hesitate to let us know!


Jamie Hazlitt
Outreach Librarian
Happenings @ Hannon editor
In This Issue
Extended Hours & Holiday Break
Food for Fines
Undergraduate Library Research Award
Extended Hours & Holiday Break

To help our students prepare for finals, all three floors of the library will stay open (all day & all night!) from Sunday December 5 through Thursday December 16. Please note that, after 8 p.m., you'll need your OneCard to access the library. Full library services & Advanced Research Help hours can be found here.

(Keep an eye out for library staff distributing treats during finals' week, too!)

After finals, the library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday December 17, and remain closed through the weekend. Intersession hours and holiday closures are as follows:

Saturday December 18 - Sunday December 19: closed
Monday December 20 - Wednesday December 22: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday December 23 - Sunday January 2: closed
Monday January 3 - Friday January 7: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday January 8: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday January 9: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday January 10: regular hours resume

Food for Fines

Food for Fines

Do you have a book or ten that you forgot to turn in on time this semester? Now is your chance to reduce your fines, and help feed a hungry family this holiday season at the same time.

From Friday December 3 through Tuesday December 21, the William H. Hannon Library is hosting Food for Fines.

For every food item that you bring in (rice, beans, peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruits, and canned vegetables are most needed), you can reduce your library fines* by $2. (That's $2 for each item donated!)

All donations will go to directly to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, a non-profit organization at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 900 charitable agency sites throughout Los Angeles County.

To exchange your food for fines, please bring your donation items to the library Circulation Desk on Level 1. (Donations also happily accepted by those who don't have fines! Look for the LA Foodbank donation boxes around the library.)

*Please note that replacement charges for lost materials are not included in Food for Fines.

Undergraduate Library Research Award

We are pleased to announce our fourth annual Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA). The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward LMU undergraduate students whose research makes expert and creative use of the services, resources, and collections of the William H. Hannon Library to produce a scholarly or creative work. For 2010, a prize of $1,000 was awarded to the first place undergraduate project, and $450 each to two honorable mentions.


To be eligible for the 2011 ULRA, applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled at Loyola Marymount University as an undergraduate student in any class level. All disciplines are eligible. Groups and teams are not eligible; individuals only.
  • Have completed and submitted an original research project for an LMU credit course during Spring 2010, Summer 2010, or Fall 2010. Works from Spring 2011 will also be considered, but the paper/project must be complete by the submission deadline of April 8, 2011. Revising and improving a previously submitted and graded research project is allowed and encouraged.
  • Agree to contribute the project to the permanent collection of the Loyola Marymount University Library.
Click here for detailed application procedures and information about past winners.

Faculty, as you're wrapping up the semester, please consider nominating any students who you feel might be excellent candidates for this award. Students, think about work you've done over the past year, and consider applying.

We look forward to seeing your best work!

December Events
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All events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on Level 3 of the library, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday 12/5, 2 p.m.
Jewish Book & Discussion Group: The Sunflower

Sunday 12/5
Library After Hours extends to all three levels (through 12/16)

Wednesday 12/8, 5:30 p.m.
Pub Night: Gail Wronsky & Friends

Thursday 12/9, 7-11 p.m.
Game Night

Thursday 12/23
Library closes for holiday break - see you on January 3, 2012!

All Month
Catholicism in L.A. Exhibit
Location: Glass display cases, Level 1 & 3 atrium

For additional information about these events and more, visit the Hannon Library Event Calendar.
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