Posts by: Katherine Morley

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day, we will be operating with a modified schedule on Monday, January 17th. The Library Service Desk will be open from 12pm-7pm and the Library Offices will be closed. We will be open for our usual hours on Saturday and Sunday. Stay warm and have a great long weekend!


Panicking about your personal statement? Feeling threatened by your thesis? Never fear, Writing Consultants appointments resume later this month!

Registration is now available for 45-minute long appointments, conducted over Zoom. This semester, appointments will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 10am-3pm, and Sundays from 12pm-5pm.

Spots go fast, so sign up now! Never met with a writing consultant before? Visit our Writing Consultants Guide for more information about what she can help with and how to prepare.


Jumbosearch Upgrade text imposed over screenshot of Jumbosearch

On Jan. 12, 2022, JumboSearch will be upgraded to a new version. While this version may look similar to the old, Tufts Libraries Staff have thoroughly reviewed the new interface and have updated it to provide an even better user experience than before.

There should be no interruptions to JumboSearch access during the upgrade on Jan. 12th.

How will JumboSearch be different after the upgrade?

JumboSearch will mostly look and act the same but there are some changes. Here are the highlights:

  • Easier to read interface, including clearer language to help you see and access our print and e-holdings
  • Audio and video resources types will be separated, allowing more precise searching and filtering
  • You’ll be able to search within a journal directly from a journal result
  • Updates to materials within JumboSearch will be faster than before – this will be especially helpful at the start of the semester when items are placed on course reserve

What will happen to My Account?

Your saved records will be copied over – you don’t have to do anything.

Your saved searches and search history will not be copied over. We recommend you copy your saved searches and history. We may be able to retrieve saved searches on your behalf but there are no guarantees. If you need help finding saved searches or history in your account, please contact a librarian.

What about my links and bookmarks to JumboSearch?

Your links and bookmarks will automatically redirect to the right place after the upgrade. However, please check and update your links and bookmarks when you can.

I still have questions!

Just Ask Us! if you have any questions or concerns you have. We’re happy to help!


Cam Duval

We are pleased to welcome Cam Duval as our new Collections Assistant!

Originally from Framingham, Massachusetts, Cam started his library career at the Pennsylvania State University libraries as a sheet music and A/V materials cataloger. After moving back to New England, Cam worked as a cataloger on a project to help preserve the Boston Public Library’s Founding Research Collection and as a proofreader on the BPL’s Anti-Slavery Manuscript collection transcription project. When he’s not at work, Cam enjoys playing tabletop games, binge-watching 50-year-old television shows, and hunting for Steely Dan records in antique stores. He’s very glad to return to an academic library setting. Please say hello if you seem him around the library!




Rainbow Snowflakes

Image by Rachel Burkum from Pixabay

We have an update to our hours this week–the Library Service Desk will be closing at 5pm today, Monday December 20th, and remain closed through the rest of the week. Remote help will be available Tuesday-Thursday from 8am-5pm via email, chat, or text. We will then be closed from 12/24-1/2 for the holiday break. Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season!


Photo of Anne

Please give a warm welcome to Anne Meringolo, our new Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian! She is a graduate of Simmons University MLIS program and previously worked as Collection Services Manager at New England Historic Genealogical Society. Prior to that, she worked at Simmons University as a Serials and E-Resources librarian.

When not working, and it’s not winter, she can be found in her community garden plot. If you see her around the library, please feel free to say hello!


Collage of Study Buddies

As part of the reunion tour of our favorite Fun Lab activities, we are pleased to announce that, at long last, study buddies are returning! Just in time for finals season, these googly-eyed cuties are back to help get you through the next few weeks. Make one for yourself or a friend! We’ll have all the supplies out at the Desk starting at 12pm on Thursday 2/2 and Friday 2/3. Hope to see you there!


We’re thrilled to another another crafting opportunity has returned!

Starting at 12pm this Thursday 11/18 and Friday 11/19, you can stop by the Library Service Desk and create your own feathered friend to bring home to Mom (or back to your study carrel). We’ll have a variety of materials out so you can create anything your heart desires, from the simple and majestic hand turkey (our personal favorite) to some 3D  pinecone poultry.


Now that the library is getting busier and exam season approaches, we want to remind you that masks are required everywhere in the library. The only exception is if you are in a study room by yourself, or if you are eating. For a full rundown of the university’s Covid-19 guidelines, please visit 

Thank you for helping keep our community safe!


Mini pumpkins in box that looks like a pumpkin patch


Halloween is upon us and we are delighted to announce that Fun Labs are back after an extended hiatus!  And what better activity to welcome them back with than pumpkin painting–one of our most beloved crafts! Stop by the Library Service Desk starting at 12pm on Thursday 10/28 and Friday 10/29 and decorate the gourd of your dreams. You can craft at the desk or take supplies to another locations to do your decorating–just make sure to bring them back!

Hope to see you there!


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