Monday, January 24, 2011

Libraries -- good government contact!

“Libraries are rare common ground on the fractious map of democracy, a place where traditional ideas of bootstrap self-improvement meet liberal ideas of open access and equal opportunity. Few encounters with local government - a labyrinth of red tape, taxes, frustration and long lines under fluorescent lights - feel so good as an afternoon in a well-run library.”

- from the January 23rd Washington Post.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fight Hunger

Help the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group defeat the cycle of hunger.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization in which 39 countries are involved (577 universities and colleges in the United States).

SIFE students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Let's take the action to defeat the cycle of hunger!

NVCC SIFE Team registered for the 2010-2011 Let's Can Hunger Challenge, co-sponsored by Campbell Soup Company and SIFE USA. Goal: SIFE team must be expended to obtain 5,000 lbs+ (2,268 kg+) imperishable cans.

Purpose: 1. Raise hunger awareness; 2. Translate awareness to action in the form of urgent hunger relief; 3. Empower those in need to defeat the cycle of hunger

How to participate: Drop off cans and other non-perishable items in our “Can the Hunger” box in your division’s reception area or at the Student Activities Office (AA Room 134). The SIFE Team’s “Can the Hunger” food drive will run through early April.
Want more information on hunger, its causes and solutions? Check out one of these books:
Hunger: A modern History. HC260 P6 P47 2007

World Hunger. HC79 F3 W65 2007

Hunger: An Unnatural History. HN8 R88 2005

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Odd socks!

One Library patron seems to be one sock short -- since the sock below was returned to the Library in the back cover of a book!

Anybody missing a sock?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr

Please note that the College will be closed on Monday January 17th in observation of Martin Luther King Day.

Why not check out one of the Library's books on Dr King:

Hodgson, Geoffrey. Martin Luther King. E185.97 K5 H565x 2010

Risen, Clay. A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination. HV6477 R57 2009

Roads to Memphis DVD E185.97 K5 R5833x 2010

Sunquist, Eric. King's Dream. E185.97 K5 S864 2009

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spring Term 2011

Welcome to NOVA's Spring Semester!!

The Alexandria Campus Library is here to helpNOVA students succeed and thrive in spring semester classes.

Stop by the Library to see if your textbooks or course materials are available for FREE checkout on Reserve. Need help finding your way around the Library's print and electronic resources? Visit our Animated Demos page. Check out our online resources to search hundreds of databases and thousands of online newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals. Or search the Library Catalog to find books in the College's 250,000-volume print collection. In the Library, we can help you Cite Sources, find individual or group study space, use a computer for reserach and printing, and evaluate free web resources.

Have questions about the Library's services and resources? Check out or FAQ.

Or to ask a Librarian a question, stop by room 232 in the Bisdorf Building, or contact us by phone, email or online.

We're here to help! Stop by today!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Happy 2011

Happy New Year from the Alexandria Campus Library!!
Although Spring Semester classes do not begin until January 10th, the campus is open to provide registration assistance, financial aid advice, and help preparing for the upcoming term. Beat the crowds and buy your books now! Or visit the Library to see if your text book is available on Reserve (free, free, free!!).
Please note Library hours for the week of 3 - 7 January are:
Monday 3 January - Thursday 6 January: 8.30am - 7.30pm

Friday 7 January: 8.30am - 5.00pm