The Alexandria Library collection of over 90,000 items is supplemented by access to materials at the other five NVCC campuses. We also subscribe to over 200 electronic databases, with access to thousands of online journals. There are over 296,000 items in the total college collection.
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Monday, January 13, 2014
Get to Know Your Alexandria Campus Library
The staff at the Alexandria Campus Library has used the Winter Break to make
changes and improvements to our shelving and display areas in anticipation of the Spring 2014
Circulation Librarian Paul
Chapman and Reserves and Interlibrary Loan Specialist Kevin O’Hagan used the time between semesters to finish the installation of
new endcaps on the library’s circulating shelves. This new slat-wall shelving
creates a flexible display space that is ideal for showcasing books in our
collection or as a community gallery.
Our Serials Specialist Michelle Jerney-Davis created new Library of
Congress Classification signage for each aisle to further improve the usability of the updated shelving. Her signs are rich with
text and images that make locating the right shelves for browsing a particular topic enjoyable and straightforward.
Chapman and Jerney-Davis have also been anticipating
students’ questions by creating a series of signs and displays with a “Get to Know
Your Library” theme. This campaign outlines the guidelines, components, and
services of the Alexandria Campus Library for new students or students reacquainting themselves
with our space.
Additionally, a display of handy writing and study
skills books is up for students who want to sharpen their academic technique as
they dive into their coursework. These works are available on the shelving unit at the front of the library.
Our staff is excited to welcome students back to campus. So come in, check out our updates and displays, say
hello, and “Get to Know” your Alexandria Campus Library!