Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blockbuster Summer Book Sale

On May 23rd 2006 the Library hosted its most successful book sale to date:

Beginning at the "Y" near the cafeteria at 11am, the Blockbuster Book Sale opened to brisk and steady business throughout the morning and early afternoon. Math, science, and business textbooks were especially hot sellers. At 3pm the Moveable Book Sale shifted upstairs to the Bisdorf Lobby (see above). The Library sold over seven carts-ful of books and raised over $500 in support of the Library's materials and programming.

Thanks to all who made the Blockbuster Summer Book Sale a success!

Books for the sale are donations from Library patrons, community members, faculty and staff. Books that are not appropriate for inclusion in the Library collection, either because of age, condition, or inappropriateness to the collection, are sold in book sales. The Library sponsors an ongoing permanent book sale located near the front doors, and also holds occasional special book sales outside the Library.

To date, Library Book Sales have raised over $900!

NOVA heads!

Alexandria Campus Learning Resource Services staff show their School Spirit just in time for the beginning of summer classes. Above, l-r: Matt Todd, Collection Development Librarian; Dave Williams, LRS Director; Sylvia Rortvedt, Associate Director LRS.

Librarians have fun, too!

Left: Jean Hogan, Media Services Librarian, gets in on the fun.

Visit YOUR Library today and check out what fun things are happening this summer.

Friday, May 12, 2006

New Study Carrels

Over the inter-session (May 9 - 12) the Library purchased and installed new study carrels. All of the DVD-players, VHS-players, CD-players and TVs enjoy new homes in the Media area, old study carrels near the windows have been replaced with brand new versions, and look for changes in the quiet study area.

(above: the new AV carrels on the main level of the Library. below: What an improvement! The old carrels being dismantled).

Monday, May 01, 2006

Four Librarians

The Alexandria Campus is a fertile breeding ground for new librarians. Taking advantage of the College's tuition assistance program and the supportive and flexible environment in the library, FOUR current and previous library staffers have completed Masters of Library and Information Science Degrees.

(pictured l-r, Beth Weixler, previous Library Assistant; Matt Todd, Collection Development Librarian & Marketing Coordinator; Anne Anderson, Reference & Instruction Librarian; Sylvia Rortvedt, Associate Director of the LRS).

Beth Weixler received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina in December '05 (congratulations Beth!).

Matt Todd received his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin in 2004.

Anne Anderson received her MSLS from the Catholic University in 1999.

Sylvia Rortvedt received her MLS from the Catholic University in 1978.