The ever increasing cost of textbooks is making education more and more prohibitive to students. Many of our students are using financial aid to pay for textbooks or attempt to complete a class without purchasing a textbook.
Textbooks are the #1 demanded books at Reynolds Libraries!
Reynolds Libraries are undertaking a Reynolds Textbook Bank project – that is to collect at least one copy of textbooks for each campus at which every course is taught and allow Reynolds students to check them out for a limited time.
As Dr. Pando has championed, we shall seek every opportunity to provide the resources to support our economically disadvantaged students. We believe the Textbook Bank project, along with Reynolds OER initiative, will play a big role in making education more affordable to Reynolds students!
We count on faculty members to build the Reynolds Textbook Bank with us. Before you head off for a joyful holiday season, please bring a copy of you textbooks to Reynolds Libraries for spring 2019. This will be your holiday gift to Reynolds students!
To see if Reynolds Libraries already have a copy of your textbook(s) on reserve, simply click on the course name abbreviation below. If not, bring your textbook(s) to Reynolds Libraries along with the completed Course Reserve Request Form.
At the library, we are no stranger to the fact that finals are a stressful time for everyone. Next week, students will be able to relax to the music of our very own Jackson Wright right in the library! (Jackson is not only a library tech specialist, he is also the bassist of the band Wylder. Check them out on Spotify!)
Join us at noon at the Parham Road Campus library on Monday December 10th and Tuesday December 11th for this limited engagement.
Have yourself a merry little moment. Stop by Parham Library’s new MakerSpace table to create a few customized gift tags or snip a snowflake. The crafty tag above is KC Frankenburger’s art. Maudisa Blanken (left) and Meada Anderson get creative in the pictures below.
The College Readiness Committee, whose members include both Central Virginia high school and college/university librarians, presented a session at the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) annual conference in Williamsburg, VA. Committee members worked together to research issues surrounding our high school graduates – whether they enroll in college, get a job, or enlist in the military. During the session, attendees participated in a engaging discussion that addressed how we can: better prepare students, partner with teachers, and communicate with school/district leadership.