Please note that during the Winter Break, the Library will be open special hours. Please also note that the College is closed from 22 Nov - 2 Jan.
See you in 2007.
See you in 2007.
Thanks to Library staff members Kim Gross (left) and Marion Mirehouse (right), and Learning Lab Supervisor Adella Brunner (not pictured) for designing and making over our billboard.
Stop in early or stay late (and join us for a Late Night Study Break after 9pm!).
Good Luck for exams!!
Sylvia, Matt, and Brandee attended 2 days of sessions at the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. They also presented a well-received interactive session on generational differences and distinctions at work. Matt presented on marketing (and posted the beginning of this message from the conference audtorium).
(if you're visiting our blog from VLA, please leave us a comment!)
Read up on the history of vegetarianism as a lifestyle, on bioethics and farming, explore the philosophical underpinnings of vegetarianism, or even find recipes for your next veggie meal.
To read more, visit our Hot Topics Page:
(Above: Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth Harbour on Trafalgar Day)
Read more about Nelson andTrafalgar at YOUR Library:
Adkins, Roy. Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed The World. DA88.5 1805 A35 2005
Churchill, Winston. Heroes Of History. D107 C63
Howarth, David. Lord Nelson: The Immortal Memory. DA87.1 N4 H63 1989
Mahan, A.T. The Life Of Nelson: The Embodiment Of The Sea Power Of Great Britain. DA87.1 N4 M3 1968
Marcus, Geoffrey. The Age Of Nelson: The Royal Navy 1793-1815. DA88 M27
Sontag, Susan. The Volcano Lover: A Romance. PS3569 O6547 V6 1992
Southey, Robert. Life of Nelson. DA87.1 N4 S7 1969
Show us the money! Thanks to all who participated in the book sale, your Library raised over $140 (which is pretty impressive considering all the books in the sale are priced at only $1 or $0.50. Best value in town!!). Proceeds from the book sale go directly to support the Library materials budget. Thanks to all who donated books to be sold, and to all book-sale fans who make these events a success.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 15 - Oct 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. The Library celebrated Hispanic and Latino culture, literature, New Americans, and Spanish Language.
The Library featured books, magazines, videos and CDs in celebration of Hispanic Heritage.
Lynne Truss's Talk To The Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness Of The World Today, Or Six Good Reasons To Stay Home And Bolt The Door (Alexandria Circulating BJ1533 C9 T78 2005)
To see just some of our new magazine titles and read reviews, check out our new magazine page:
To browse new and continuing magazines, visit our magazine section on the upper level of the Library. Don't miss some of our new international and foreign language titles: Stern and Focus from Germany, the Sunday Times from the UK, EP[S] (El Pais Weekly) from Spain, and more!
For the first time, all 44 computers in the Library now offer a full-range of computing services. All of our computers are equipped with the Microsoft Office suite (word processing, PowerPoint presentations, spread sheets!), disc drives are enabled, and email is available on all stations. All the computers are networked to a printer (10 cents per page for students). And, of course, all of the computers will still serve all of your research needs. Come to the Library to access vast electronic resources, find full-text articles, search the catalog for books, read reference books online, and search the World Wide Web.
Notice anything different? We broke out of institutional off-white and brought some color into Your Library. Check out our new color scheme in the entrance and career area of the Library.
New Furniture in the Library Classroom!
The Library Classroom (Bisdorf Room 327) got a facelift as well. A new paint job, brand new computer desks, and a new Electronic Instruction system will enhance library classes, research instruction, Student Develpoment Workshops, and LBR110 classes.
Study in Style!
You'll find new, sturdy, study carrels on the Library's main level providing convenient, comfortable study space. Also check out the DVD and VHS players, which also got a face-lift and brand new carrels to make viewing and listening more inviting.
Study in Comfort!
Go upstairs and give our new chairs a test-drive (a test-sit?). These chairs have specially angled bottom rungs to allow for a variety of sitting positions. Study longer, study better, in the Library's improved study spaces.
New Books, New Videos, New Databases!
Your Library is constantly expanding its collection of books, magazines, videos, and electronic resources. All summer the Library Staff have been working hard acquiring new books to support research at the Campus. Check out some of our new titles:
We've also added some cool new databases to our existing collection of over 200 electronic resources. Check out ArtSTOR to find full-color fine-art images. Find full-text newspaper articles from the Washington Post and the New York Times dating all the way back to the 1850s! Find full-text encylopedias in Oxford Reference Online. Or find hundreds of thousands of full text articles online:
Don't miss the Library's growing collection of Feature Films, on VHS and DVD -- including classics, foreign language films, and award winners, and international titles.
Stop into YOUR Library soon. Check out our new additions. Take advantage of our continuing commitment to assisting students, faculty and staff to succeed here at NOVA. Find one of our Librarians to help you with research or coursework.
Find Us. Find It. Find Out.
And to really celebrate the victory, biscotti and chocolates (in the shape of soccer balls, no less!) were served in the Library.
In June the Library launched a "who will win?" poll on the white board just inside the Library doors. Voting became fast and furious as fans pumped for their favorite teams:
By June 29th, the results of our poll were:
Portugal: 2 *
England: 7 *
Brazil: 30 *
Italy: 17 *
Argentina: 23 *
Germany: 9 *
Trinidad Tobago: 4
France: 1 *
* actually advanced to the Quarter Finals, plus Ukraine which received no votes in our poll.
Open the Library Catalog (http://vccslinc.vccs.edu/F/?func=find-b-0&local_base=nvcc). Use the drop-down menu to choose "NOVA-Alexandria". This will limit your search just to the Alexandria Campus Library.
Please note that the catalog continues to default to "Northern Virginia CC", and will search all six campsues at once for your convenience.
Check out some of the Library's new and compelling titles. Whether it's the mythology of DC Comics, or surviving office politics, or investigating ESP, evaluating Pope John Paul's legacy or using technology in teaching, there's something of interest for everyone.
Read about these and more new books at the Library's New Books page:
Or visit the Library and browse the New Books Display.
Search for other titles in the library catalog:
To suggest a title for the Library to consider for purchase, just fill in this handy form:
What was YOUR Library like 20 years ago?
Some things never change. Samples from the Suggestion Book indicate that some current problems and concerns are long standing. Examples include:
What did the Alexandria Campus look like in 1986?
Alexandria Campus Library Today (June 2006):
Summer is a time to throw OUT the old an bring in the NEW. The Library has been sprucing up and shaping up with NEW computer tables, NEW chairs, and NEW media carrels. Come in and check out our NEW look!
(above: Technology Librarian Bruce Carroll in the Library Classrooom with NEW computer tables).
(below: Library Staff install new tables in the Reference area for the OPACs):
Librarians have fun, too!