Thursday, January 24, 2008

Scholarship & Financial Aid info at Your Library

Need to pay for College? Visit the Scholarship Fair today 11am - 1pm in the Bisdorf Cafeteria, or check out some of these great resources in Your Library:

Aiding Students, Buying Students: Financial Aid in America. LB2337.4 W53

501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College. LB2337.4 T36x

Chronicle Financial Aid Guide. LB2337.4 C47

College Money Handbook. REF LB2337.2 C65

College Student’s Guide to Merit and Other Non-Need Funding. REF LB2337.2

Directory of Financial Aid for Women. REF LB2338 D592

Financial Aid 101. LB2337.4 C43x

Financial Aid for African Americans. REF LB2338 F5643

Financial Aid for Asian Americans. REF LB2338 F5644

Financial Aid for the Disabled. LB2337.2 F58

Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans. REF LB2338F5645

Making a Difference: Scholarships for a Better World. LB2338 W39

National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Youth.
REF LB2338 N293x

Paying for College Without Going Broke. LB2337.4 P744

Scholarship Almanac. LB2338 P44 2005

Scholarship Book. REF LB2337.2 C37

Scholarship Handbook. LB2338 C597

Scholarship Scouting Report. LB2338 K367

Or check out online resources, accessible from the Library's Best of the Web page.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Open access computers return to the Library!

We heard you! In response to a very high volume of student complaints and concerns about the new requirement for LAN logon, the Library has re-instated open access computers.

LAN logons will still be required for computer labs and classrooms. To find your LAN logon, follow the instructions in the previous post.

Library computers will be available to all users (students and non-students) for research & information needs. The information superhighway is once again open for business!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New IT Security comes to campus, and to Your Library

Following a directive issued from the Virginia Community College System, NOVA has instituted new IT security measures that take place immediately.

What does this mean for Library users? At the moment, nothing. Library computers remain open-access.

All users must now LOG ON to campus computers in labs and classrooms. Students will need to know their LAN Log-On ID and Password in order to log onto computers. Note that the LAN logon is not the same as the NovaConnect logon. Visit the IT Help Desk for more info about what the LAN logon is and how to look it up.

Once students have found their LAN logon, they will need to determine their LAN password according to this format: (8 digits long)month of birth + date of birth + last four of social security number.

The new IT security measures are state-wide directives that must be implemented here at the College, campus and in the Library. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Remember, IT security measures are designed with everyone's safety in mind.

Monday, January 07, 2008


When TV's The Simpsons airs an episode about the United States Primaries, you know election fever has swept the nation.

(Ralph Wiggum for President?)

If you don't plan to hop on the Wiggum-waggon, you might want to check out some of these resources on the Primary Elections:

CNN Election Center

BBC News: America

League of Women Voters

Register to Vote (or update your registration)

Washington Post: Politics

Or check out one of these books:

Guide to Political Campaigns in America. JK2265 .G84 2005

US Election System. JK1976 .U217 2004

Historical atlas of U.S. presidential elections 1788-2004. REF G1201.F9 H5 2006

Be Smart. Do Your Part. Vote! Virginia Primary will be held on Feb 12th!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy 2008!

Welcome back and Happy New Year 2008 from all your friends at the Alexandria Campus Library! We hope you had a pleasant and rewarding holiday break, and look forward to seeing you in the Library in the Spring term.