Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jean's Farewell! Part 2

What kind of retirement would it be without a party?  We wanted the whole campus to celebrate all that Jean has done for us, and wish her well in her future -- so we invited the Provost, faculty and staff to come to the Library and par-tay!

And of course we sereved Texas sheet cake (thanks Marion!), cupcakes, cheese, fruit and punch.  As well as cookies especially for JEAN:

It was the first time the Library hosted a campus-wide party while open, and all agreed it was a huge success (especially the students who enjoyed the rest of the food!).

So to Jean, we say, "Go now...  Hit the Road Jack...  So long farewell!"

Farewell Jean! Part 1

After 38 years of service the Alexandria Campus, Librian Jean Hogan retired effective Aug 1.  We couldn't let her go without marking the occasion, so in July the Library revived a fond tradition -- Shorts Day -- started by Jean way back in 2007.

We also had cookies and punch while Jean cleared out her desk:

She did leave her hard hat!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Have We Been Up To This Summer?

Your Alexandria Campus Library Staff have been very busy this summer.

One significant project was spending time with our book collection to remove old, worn out, obsolete or reduntant items.  This is a project that all heavily-used, current and non-archival library collections must undertake about once per decade (although at the Alexandria Campus space concerns mean that some collection weeding is a year-round project).

(above is just a sample of items that have been removed from the collection this summer.  Don't worry!  This material is not thrown away: it is made available for free to NOVA students, faculty and staff for their personal use).

We also created some new learning and study spaces, most notably our new Legal Collection, now housed in the group study space behind the Reference Area.  This brings together for the first time the circulating legal books (Library of Congress Call Number range K) and the Reference legal sets, which should make life much easier for our students doing legal research:

(above: the circulating legal collection.  below: the reference legal collection)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hot College!

Term begins on Wednesday 22 August.  Get ready for it by checking out one of our titles on college
preparation, study skills and financial aid:

Acing College. LB2343.32 H35 1991 

Bound-for-College Guidebook.  LB2343.32 B88 2009

College Knowledge.  LB2343.3 D565x 2005

College Rules.  LB2343.32 N57 2002

College Survival.  LB2343.32 G68 2004

Community College Companion.  LB2343.32 R684 2011

Comprehending Textbooks.  LB2395.3 C66 1996

Debt Free U.  LB2342 B52 2010

Digital Writing Workshop.  LB1631 H494 2009

Financial Aid Financer.  LB2338 F4445x 2010/11

How to Study and Other Skills for College Success.  LB2395 M795 2003

How to Study in College.  LB2395 P3 1997

How to Win at College.  LB2343.3 N49 2005

Keys to Effective Learning.  LB2395 C267 2011

Kick Ass in College.  LB2343.3 F69x 2005

Living the College Life.  LB2343.3 P38 2005

Major in Success.  LB2343.32 C65 2003

Notetaking. DVD  LB2343.32 A23x 2004

Note Taking Made Easy.  LB2395.25 K47 2003

Painless Writing.  LB1631 S882 2001

Paying for College without going Broke.  LB2337.4 P744 2011

Practicing College Learning Strategies.  LB2395 H66 2010

Reading Improvement.  DVD LB2343.32 A23x 2004

Scholarship Handbook.  LB2338 C597 2012

Strategic Learning.  DVD LB2343.32 A23x 2004

Success in College.  LB2343.32 B87 2006

Time Management.  DVD LB2343.32 A23x 2004

Thursday, August 09, 2012

We've moved back!!

We didn't like it over there, so the Alexandria Campus Library Blog has moved back!!

Check back here for updates about Library news, events, changes and exciting new stuff that happened over the summer!!