Reynolds Libraries Promote A Healthy Mind and Body

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Students at Reynolds Libraries are taking a holistic approach to their studies. Not only do they exercise their minds with the many resources the library has to offer, they exercise their bodies using the FitDesk stationary bike, found at both the Goochland and Parham Road locations.

Regular exercise not only enhances brain health, but working out before or after a study session awakens your mind and helps you retain information longer, potentially giving your test scores a welcome boost, according to the Scientific American.

So what are you waiting for? It’s science, ya’ll. 

Updated Library Website is live!

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We are excited to officially launch our updated website! After receiving feedback from students, faculty, and staff, the library site was updated to create a better user experience.

The new site makes navigating easier by having a persistent menu bar with all library links available no matter where you are on the site:

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We’ve also incorporated a prominent search box area that allows you to customize your catalog search based on what type of resource you are seeking – including Textbook Reserves. Additionally, you can now easily browse Popular/Best sellers, DVDs, and recently added books to the collection:

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Library Workshops and Events are now prominently listed on the new library homepage as well as the most recent social media posts:

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Some more exciting things to look forward to in the near future: more video guides/tutorials and an improved look for our Research Guides that will integrate more seamlessly with the rest of the website.

Please be aware that if you had previously bookmarked any links to specific library pages, you will need to update those to reflect the new URLs.  Otherwise, you may receive a “404” error page. If you have any trouble finding a particular resource, have questions, or would like to provide any additional feedback, don’t hesitate to reach us by phone, email, or in person.

Parham Library Commemorates 1969

The year 1969 was a big one for the US, pop-culture, and news. It was the year of the first moon landing, Woodstock, and of course the first ever episode of TV’s The Brady Bunch, just to name a few.

If you have a chance, stop by the Parham library where we have set up a display in honor of this iconic year.

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If you simply can’t wait, take a minute to check out our 1969 Spotify Playlist which includes many popular songs from the day. It is sure to inspire nostalgia and will definitely get your feet tapping. (Perhaps they’ll tap all the way over to the library?)

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June is Pride Month

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans. 

From www.adl.org

LGBTQIA Pride in the DTC Library display case

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Spectrum at Reynolds Community College is a club that is open to all students. Its purpose is to create a safe and hospitable learning environment for everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The club is a social, educational, and advocacy group open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or Ally.

For more information call (804) 523-5983 or write studentlife@reynolds.edu

Stream movies for Pride Month on Kanopy

Canvas 101 for Students

Learn how to get started with Canvas in only 20 minutes!

Register here for one of our many Canvas 101 workshops being offered this summer semester at both the Downtown and Parham Road Campus libraries.

Librarians will cover: Navigating Canvas, participating in discussions, submitting assignments, completing quizzes, checking grades, setting up text message alerts, downloading the Canvas app on your phone and where to find additional help.

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Reynolds Student Expo 2019

What Students Get to THINK about in Class

This week over 500 visitors to the Reynolds Libraries got to catch a glimpse into what Reynolds students really get to think about in class!

That’s because the Reynolds Student Expo was on display showcasing 188 student projects from 24 courses & 338 students.

Click here to see what they are really thinking about!

A big “THANK YOU” to the following faculty members for their support:

Anthony Roe Janet  Adams Mike Vaughan
B. T. Pryor Jill Newbauer Piumini Wanigasundera
Carolyn Parrish Karen Layou Rachel Jascizek
Christopher Thomas Karen Neal Shalini Upadhyaya
David Minoza Karin Stretchko Sheryl White
David Pippin Mary Penzer Stephen Sowulewski
Gretchen Mandley Maxie Cannon Sylvia Clay

Student Expo 2019

Congratulations to the following
“People’s Choice” Winners:

DTC (3 way tie):

  • “Life Cycle of a Butterfly” – CHD 120; Student: Joszette Eddy; Instructor: Sheryl White
  • “Diabetes” – Students: Tamika Coleman, Courtney Lund, Sarah Motley, Dominique James, Shannon Ennis and Stephen Ford; Instructor: Jill Newbauer, NSG 200.
  • “Need Sleep?” – Students: Whitney Lewis, Courtney White, Belle Kazikewe, Kaylyn Sullivan, Tamara Turner, Kathleen Cumiskey, Katrina Woodson; Instructor: Jill Newbauer, NSG 200.

GC:

  • “Airplane” – Student: Turner Parrish; Instructor: Mike Vaughan, WEL 155

PRC:

  • “Brain Match” – Student: Aaron Czerniawski; Instructor: Karen Neal,  BIO 102

You’re Invited: 2019 Student Expo

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The Reynolds Libraries are pleased to present our fifth annual Student Expo! The Expo is a showcase of student work across our academic programs. Student work(s) must be entered by faculty. Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to attend.

The Expo will be held from 12-2pm at all three campuses and food will be served.

  • Tuesday, April 16th: Downtown Library, Room 230
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Goochland Library, Room 200
  • Thursday, April 18th: Parham Road Library, Massey LTC

Check out a video of the Reynolds Student Expo 2018 to view the dazzling exhibits by our students across many different curriculums from last year.

There will be a People’s Choice winner at each campus expo. We look forward to seeing all the great exhibits!