Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Alexandria Campus Library staff celebrate Halloween on 31 Oct.

What a good-lookin' lot of librarians!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Extreme Makeover for Library Homepage!

The NOVA libraries are proud to announce the appearance of their new web page, which went live on Sunday 29 October. The library web page acts as a portal to access print, electronic, and web sources. The new design is geared to enhance usability and increase the ease and efficiency of navigation. Terms and titles have been simplified to better represent content. Use the library web page to search for books, access full-text articles online, or find websites appropriate to college-level research. New features include an FAQ, an online form to request books from other campuses, enhanced information for individual campus libraries, and an online suggestion box. Your librarians hope the new web page will make access to information more transparent and efficient, and will enhance student and faculty research.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Eat Your Veggies!

October is National Vegetarian Awareness Month.

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:


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Happy Trafalgar Day!

On 21 October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson and the British Navy crushed the combined French and Spanish fleets off the coast of Spain at a place called Trafalgar.

(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

Thursday, October 19, 2006


On October 19th the Alexandria Campus celebrated the groundbreaking of the newest addition to the campus: Phase III of the Bisdorf Building. Phase III will accommodate the Provost's Office, a brand new Student Services Center, new science labs, and a multi-purpose lecture hall. As offices and classrooms move from Phase I (the part of the building where the library is located) vacated space will be re-dedicated to new use. Including additional space for YOUR Library.

Congratulations to the campus on this important new chapter in her history.

If you would like to find out more about the history of the Alexandria Campus, visit the slide show prepared by members of the Library Staff:


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Alexandria Campus Library CELEBRATES!

Fall Festival Book Sale!

Your Alexandria Campus Library celebrated Fall Festival on Sep 26th with the first of now annual book-sales. Set up in the "Y" area near the cafeteria, the book sale experienced lots of interest and good traffic all day.

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.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Need a book from another campus?

Ship it!

Having books shipped from other campus libraries is easier than ever! If you need a book held by another NOVA library, you can request to have that book sent to Alexandria. This service is free of charge, normally takes only a couple of business days, and someone from the Alexandria Campus Library will phone or email to let you know when the book has arrived.

Just visit the Library's online request form: