Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer Time in Your Library

What do Librarians get up to in the summer? Even as numbers of students fall and temperatures rise, summer is a very busy time in the Library.

Here are just a few of the things that have been going on, behind the scenes and out in the open, this summer.

  • The Career Books, previously shelved near the Counseling area, have been moved into the regular Circulating collection (check the Library Catalog to find a career book).

  • Library Staff have been busy in the book stacks, making sure all the books are in good order

  • The Circulating Books have been shifted in large sections of the collection to make way for NEW titles

  • Hundreds of New Books have arrived

  • Loads of New DVDs have arrived -- check the Feature Film Section for new favorites

  • Librarians are preparing to move their offices to a new location on the other side of the Library

  • Counseling and Financial Aid Staff prepare to move to their new home in Phase III

  • Some of the Library Periodicals moved onto an online format (check for your favorite in the Library Databases)

  • ALL of the Library's microfilm holdings were transitioned to an online format -- now searchable from on or off-campus!

  • The Library Course Reserve Collection continues to grow -- find your textbook here & read it in the Library for free!!
  • The old ELI VHS video collection has completely transitioned to Video On Demand. Watch ELI programs online!

  • The Library prepared to construct our first ever group study rooms (coming in Fall '08)


The Library will look very different in the Fall Semester from the way it looked in the Spring. Our collections and services continue to grow, and hopefully so will our space and physical offerings to serve you better!

Have a great summer -- check out some Fun Things to do in Virginia This Summer!

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