Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Saint Xavier University Library hosts 60 St. Cajetan students

Eighth-graders conduct research projects

Chicago (April 29, 2009) Sixty eighth-grade students from St. Cajetan School in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood visited Saint Xavier University’s Bryne Memorial Library to conduct research on Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

Saint Xavier Library Director Mark Vargas extended the invitation to the students’ English teacher, Ms. Jean Swiecicki, who had been in search of a library for the students to conduct introductory research techniques. Tasks included created a question about a topic, planning a strategy of which sources to use, gathering and organizing information, and citing sources.

“I extended an invitation to Ms. Swiecicki and her students as part of our Mercy mission, and she was delighted we could help,” Vargas said, referring to the Sisters of Mercy from Dublin, Ireland who founded Saint Xavier in 1846.

Along with Vargas, the Saint Xavier librarians who assisted the students with their research included David Kohut, James Kusik, Cheryl Howe, Anne Buchannan and Anita Morgan.

Photo 1 from Left to Right: SXU Library Director Mark Vargas, and St. Cajetan 8th Graders Emily Oliver and Maggie Graney-Dolan.

Photo 2: St. Cajetan Eighth Graders conduct research in the Bishop Quarter Room of the Saint Xavier Byrne Memorial Library. From left to right: Caitlin Cronin, Shannon Cosgrove and Colleen Cusack.

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