Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wired carrels new in YOUR Library

Alexandria Campus Library is pleased to announce the installation of new WIRED carrels on the upper level.

Just bring your laptop, plug in, and you're wired directly to the College's network!

Wireless service is also available throughout the Library.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Kevin O'Hagan acknowledged in new book

Library Specialist Kevin O'Hagan appears in the acknowledgments of Richard Fafara's new book Malebranche Moment: Selections from the Letters of Etienne Gilson & Henri Gouhier (1920 - 1936). Fafara teaches philosophy at the Alexandria Campus. The acknowledgments read, in part:

"I wish to acknowledge the following individuals for their generous
and prompt assistance with my requests for archival, research, and
biographical materials: the late Fr. Frederick Black, C.S.B., archivist of
St. Michael's College and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
at the University of Toronto, and Ms. Evelyn Collins, his successor;
Mrs. Judith McManus, Reference Librarian, Georgetown University;
Mr. Kevin O'Hagan, Library Assistant, Northern Virginia Community
; and Professors André Motte and Paul Gochet, University of
Liège, and Mathieu Marion, University of Quebec at Montreal."

Kevin O'Hagan is responsible for Reserves and InterLibrary Loan at the Alexandria Campus Library. Supporting faculty research is part of the Library's mission. To find out more inforation on InterLibrary Loan services, contact Kevin O'Hagan.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

11.00 pm

Open Early, Open Late!!

Once again this semester the Alexandria Campus Library observed extended hours for the last week of classes and final exams. The library opened half an hour early every morning at 8am and closed an hour later every evening at 11pm.

[l-r: Anne Anderson, Kevin O'Hagan & Brandee Worsham are up late!]

Extended Library hours have become a popular Alexandria tradition. Over 300 students took advantage of the early openings and late closings, using the Library before 8.30am or after 10pm. In keeping with tradition, the Library also provided a late night study break consisting of cookies, pretzels, iced tea & lemonade.

Extended hours are made possible through the voluntary participation of Library staff who commit to arriving early, staying late or picking up extra desk shifts during the day to allow the Library to be be open for students preparing final papers & projects and studying for exams.

The Library staff wish all NOVA students good luck in their exams!

Monday, May 07, 2007

USB Drives Now Automatically Detected

Good News for users of USB/ Flash/ Thumbstick drives -- thumbstick drives are now automatically detected by the computers in Cyberspace.

Users of these portable drives may now plug them into the port on the computer monitor and the drive will be automatically detected. Previously users were required to follow a multi-step configuration process each time they needed to use a USB thumstick drive.
Thanks to Technology Librarian Bruce Carroll & Information Technology Services staff for bringing about this welcome change. Happy Computing!