Thursday, April 19, 2018

Students Display in the Library

This semester Professor Carlos Schroder's ENG111 students were tasked with conducting research on the resources and services of the campus library, and developing potential ideas for Library displays highlighting topics of potential interest to the campus community and featuring resources from the Library collection.

These proposals were submitted to Alexandria Campus Librarians who selected several top contenders to mount actual displays in the Library.

Here are the first three:

Filmosophy by Joel Halbedl and Yasmine Abubakr

 Organ Donation by Ursula Campos

Women in Sports by Kanesha Bullock and Romeo Escalante

Friday, March 23, 2018

March Madness

Not the Ides of March (PR2808.A2 C45 2012)

How march became madness : how the NCAA tournament became the greatest sporting event in America.

GV885.49.N37 E56 2006

Friday, March 16, 2018

Road Works

Bisdorf Drive is under construction:

How's this for a Spring Break Project?

Ways of the world : a history of the world's roads and of the vehicles that used them.  TA1015 .L39 1992

The road taken : the history and future of America's infrastructure HE355.3.E3 P48 2016 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring Break

Looking for a quiet place to study?  Look no further!

March 12 - 16 is NOVA Spring Break, which means there are NO classes.

Library will be open 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.  Check the website to verify other campus office hours.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Environmental Horticulture Returns

In 2015 the Library launched a new experiment to grow wild celery inside the Library in special grass-incubator tubs, all in an effort to help restore & save the Chesapeake Bay.  Read about our grass-growing history here.

The Grasses for the Masses effort is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Participants in the program grow wild celery (Vallisneria americana), a type of underwater grass, in a simple grow-out system in their homes for 10-12 weeks. After 10-12 weeks of grow-out, participants will gather to plant their grasses in select local rivers to bolster grass populations and help restore the Bay.

The grass-growing project was initially brought to the Library and maintained by members of the Library staff.  This year's crop was initiated and being tended by the Alexandria Campus Green Club.

Read more on the Bay:

Turning the Tide; Saving the Chesapeake Bay.  HC107 A123 H67 2003

Thursday, February 01, 2018

World Languages Literature

(With thanks to Professor Davis's Pagina de espanol de NOVA Alexandria)
NOVA’s Alexandria Campus Library continues to build their collection of books in Spanish and other languages. To help you spot these titles on the shelves when you are browsing, the librarians have implemented a helpful new system. They have placed clear lime green labels over the call number of any book in a language other than English (at least 50%, so the labels are on bilingual books, too). It’s not limited to Spanish-language books, but once you are in the Spain and Latin American literature section, those books are much more noticeable.
Look for this system soon in the feature films section!