Celebrate the Fairfield University DiMenna-Nyselius Library's acquisition of its 500,000th book on Tuesday, April 13, part of the National Library Week celebration

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Image: LibraryWhat: Please join in the celebration of a significant achievement by the DiMenna-Nyselius Library - the acquisition of its 500,000th book.

When: Tuesday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Fairfield University's DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Background: Many people, including past and present librarians and faculty, contributed to the development of the library's vast collection over the 60-year history of Fairfield University.

While the library continues to purchase print books, it has recently adopted a new model and has added access to 150,000 electronic books. This new model reflects students' desire for electronic access as well as a more cost effective approach to material selection by the library in these challenging financial times.

While attending the celebration that coincides with National Library Week, enjoy cake and visit the library's Romeo and Juliet display - another photo opportunity - featuring designer Sonya Berlovitz's costumes, design drawings and an original costume. (The related R&J Project is a university-wide, multidisciplinary exploration of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.) To learn more about the exhibit, go to http://blog.fairfield.edu/The_DNL_Report/?p=1293.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 12, 2010

Vol. 42, No. 264

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