Conant Library: About Us

About Conant Library

Mission

Conant Library supports the mission of Nichols College, particularly as it relates to the integration of research and scholarship into the student experience of academic programs and activities, the development of communication and critical thinking abilities, and the necessary teamwork skills required of leaders in a global economy.

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The Library supports academic excellence by selecting, acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing access to a variety of quality resources to enhance learning, teaching, and research.

The Library works in partnership with faculty to develop students' information literacy skills necessary for success at Nichols and beyond.

The Library provides a welcoming physical and intellectual environment in which individuals and groups can study and work.

Staff Directory

Jim Douglas
Library Director

[508-213-2333] [Microsoft Teams]
Liaison to: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Mgmt., Finance, General Business, History, International Business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Retail Mgmt., Science

See/contact Jim if you:
- Have questions about, or suggestions for improving, the library's services and resources.
- Need help with research.
- Need to get a book, article or other item from another library.
- Are faculty and want to schedule a class in the library or have him visit your class for instruction.
-Would like to request a streaming film for your class.

Matthew Haggard
Systems and Instruction Librarian
[508-213-2437] [Microsoft Teams]
Liaison to: Communication, Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice Mgmt., English, Hospitality Mgmt., Human Resources Mgmt., Interdisciplinary Studies, Sport Mgmt., Technology & Law, Psychology

See/contact Matthew if you:
- Need help with research, writing/editing your papers & projects, and/or citing your sources
- Need assistance with library-related technology or have questions relating to the STAR Desk, including becoming a member of the STAR Desk Team.
- Are faculty or Teaching Staff and want to schedule a class in the library or your class for instruction or discuss developing students research and critical evaluation skills.

Rosalba Onofrio
Patron Services Librarian
[508-213-2234] [Microsoft Teams]
Liaison to: Humanities

See/contact Rosalba if you:
- Have questions related to the circulation desk, reserves, or interlibrary loan.
- Need to place a hold or renew library material or equipment.
- Want to reserve library space for group work or for a class.
- Need to get a book, article, or other item from another library.
- Are a student looking for employment as a circulation desk assistant.
- Are faculty or staff teaching a course and wish to put an item on Reserve.

Andrea Lee
Weekend Access Services Assistant
[508-213-2334]

Circulation Desk Student Staff
[508-213-2334]
Kevin Chetwynd, Deegan Eggleston, John Fallon, Michael Hansen, Omar Richardson, William Rosa, Sierra Simoneau, Shannon Sly, Christopher St. John, Abigail Bryce Teczar, Shawn Tobin, Alisyn Tousignant, Carly Wilson

STAR Desk Student Staff
[508-213-2222] [Microsoft Teams]
Anne Bischoff, Michael Bloom, Christine Collins, Alice Hadik, Alessandra Jennings, Erika Villar-Polanco, Courtney Winand

Library Service Desks

The STAR Desk (Support for Technology and Academic Research)
Located on the Main Floor of Conant Library, and in cooperation with the Information Technology Help Desk, the Support for Technology and Academic Research (STAR) Desk is the first point of contact for research and/or technology-related questions.

STAR Desk Assistants are available during most Library hours to assist students with personal or Library-based technology & research questions and also provide classroom hardware & software support to GPS classes.

The Circulation Desk (aka the "Front" Desk)
The Circulation Desk is located in the library’s main reading room, near the main floor entrance. Stop by the circulation desk to complete any of the following transactions: check books in/out, renew borrowed items, request items through Interlibrary Loan, access materials on course/textbook reserve, reserve a group study room, or borrow equipment. Our friendly staff of librarians and student workers are happy to assist you!

Library Technology

The Library provides a wealth of technology related resources available to the Nichols community, for in-house use and for borrowing.

For assistance with any problems with our technology, please see/contact the STAR Desk [508-213-2222]

Off Campus Access

Registered students, faculty, and staff can access the Library's databases from off-campus by using their Nichols username/password.

If you have any questions or problems, please send an E-mail to STARdesk@nichols.edu or call the STAR Desk at 508.213.2222.

Wireless Access

Laptops and Phones: Students can simply connect to the Wi-Fi named "NICHOLS", then enter your Nichols username and password.

Guests visiting Nichols campus can receive 24 hours of internet access by completing the guest Wi-Fi registration.

Web Printing To A Library Printer Using PaperCut

Using the PaperCut app (available from your Nichols Onelogin page or the Library's homepage) you can print any PDF or Microsoft Office file (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) to a library printer. (Note: copies not picked up after 24 hours will be discarded.)

Please note: If you are printing an article from a library database always choose the PDF version if given the option. To print a webpage or image, you must first copy/paste into a MS Office document and save it. ALSO, if you wish to print a document you have saved to Onedrive, you must download it to your computer and then upload to PaperCut.

To learn more, please see Web Printing with PaperCut

Pages printed using PaperCut, whether it be from the Library, Lib Aud, Nab, Student Center, Samie, or Remillard, count towards an annual free allotment. All students are given an annual $25 allotment equal to 500 free single-sided prints or free 625 double-side prints. If you have used up your allotment you will need to 'pay as you go' at the Front Desk or transfer amounts from a friend's account to a your account (on your PaperCut account page, click on the ‘Transfers’ link on the left, fill in amount you wish to transfer and enter the Nichols user name for the account to which you want to transfer the credit).

Technology-Related Resources for Users

The Library currently makes available the following technology-related-resources for patron use:

- 41 computer workstations throughout the Library (including one with Kurzweil accessibility software for struggling readers and those individuals with learning differences)
- 3 laser printers (One on each floor; 2 b/w and 1 b/w and color)
- Print management via Papercut
- 3 scanners (2 on Main Floor, 1 on Top Floor)
- Fax capability (PDF file transfer - inquire at circulation desk)
- Wireless access throughout the Library
- 3 Webcams for in-library use
- 4 Lenovo laptops, 5 Apple iPads, 15 MS Surfaces available for borrowing
- 7 Group Study Rooms/Areas with 39" monitors
- Headphones
- Adapters for non-library Apple laptops

Contact Us

Contact Information

STARdesk@nichols.edu
Circulation@nichols.edu
508-213-2222 [STAR Desk]
508-213-2334 [Front Desk]

Office Hours

Mon.-Fri.:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Summer Office Hours

Mon.-Thurs.:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location

127 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571