October is that perfect time of year to grab your bag of Halloween candy and popcorn, turn off the lights, and curl up in your favorite chair and blanket to watch some scary movies. Reynolds Libraries has got you covered. Our Kanopy database collection of streaming movies offers access to a wide variety of horror films including cult classics, indie horror, and spooky movies from around the world. Your Reynolds login is your movie ticket for accessing these films from off-campus. Pick your poison and let the film fright fest begin!
- Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley – Parham Road Campus Library – PN6728.W6 H34 2014
- The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore – Parham Road Campus Library – PN6728.W6 L48 2014
- Wonder Woman, Earth One, Volume 1 by Grant Morrison – Parham Road Campus Library – Graphic Novel Collection PN6728.W6 M67 2016
- Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson – Parham Road Campus Library Graphic Novel Collection PN6728.W6 T47 2016
- Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique by Jacob M. Held – Wiley eBook
- Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television by Gladys L. Knight – EBSCOhost eBook
- Heroines of Film and Television: Portrayals in Popular Culture – Parham Road Campus Library PN1995.9.W6 H465 2014
Also check out the educational film, Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. This film, available through Kanopy, critiques gender and heroism in popular culture.
Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Anita Tarbox, Librarian at Hermitage High School, collaborated again on the presentation, High School to College Transition Initiatives: Making it a Reality, which they co-presented at the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) Conference in Williamsburg, VA. During their session, Denise and Anita discussed the various collaborative initiatives they are working on to better prepare high school students for college level research. Denise attended some awesome sessions, networked with other high school librarians, and met a pig that loves libraries!
Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Anita Tarbox, Librarian at Hermitage High School, collaborated on a presentation, High School to College Transition Initiatives: Making it a Reality, which they co-presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in Savannah, GA. During their session, Denise and Anita discussed the various collaborative initiatives they are working on to better prepare high school students for college level research.
Denise also attended some awesome conference sessions on best methods, the latest technologies and other issues related to teaching, learning and assessing of students’ information literacy skills. Reynolds librarians will be exploring how some of these methods and new technologies can be adapted and incorporated into the curriculum. Sessions included:
- Collaborate to Educate: Designing Cross-Discipline Information Literacy Instruction for First-Year Students. Presenters Katt Starnes, Michael Saar, and Salena Parker from Lamar University discussed how a writing instructor, writing center tutor and librarian collaborated on an information literacy project for a first-year writing course. Students worked in groups to learn a specific research skill and then created a video tutorial on that skill to teach their peers.
- Collaborating beyond the Campus: University Librarians in the K-12 Classroom. Presenters Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra, Gayle Schaub, and Susan Carson from Grand Valley State University discussed a collaboration between academic librarians, an education professor, public librarians, and a middle school teacher. In weekly workshops sixth-graders from a local middle school worked alongside university education major students to develop their information literacy skills with assistance from both librarians and an education professor. These sixth graders than develop a final presentation that was showcased in an exhibition event on the university campus.
- Involving Students in their Learning Processes: Practical Strategies for Learner-Centered Information Literacy Instruction. Presenter Kerry Creelman from the University of Houston facilitated an engaging workshop where participants explored various student-centered strategies and activities to incorporate into the classroom. Activities included reflective writing, discussion and small group exercises.
- Making it REAL: Teaching Information Literacy Skills through Situated Learning. Presenters Jon Pope, Kim Becnel, and Amanda from Appalachian State University discussed how writing instructors and a librarian collaborated on a research component of an undergraduate composition course. One of the research assignments for this course was a Rhetorical Exigence and Active Learning (REAL) project, in which students worked in small groups to identify a real-world local problem and conducted original research to produce a final written product. Students’ assignment journals were analyzed and a focus group was conducted to compare students’ level of motivation and engagement with both the traditional research essay and the REAL project. Results revealed that students were much more engaged with the REAL project.
- Rebooting a Technical Writing Course: Control Instructional Design, Alt Information Literacy, and Delete Non-Collaboration. Presenter Kelly Diamond and Gregg Thumm from Western Virginia University discussed how a librarian and technical writing instructor collaborated on developing a research component for online sections of a Technical Writing course.
- Revitalizing your Research Instruction: Applying the Engaging Constructivist Framework in the Library Instruction Classroom. Presenters Paul Vermette, Melissa Langridge, and Kayla Jaehn from Niagara University facilitated an engaging workshop where participants explored various strategies and activities to incorporate in the classroom such as icebreakers, pair and group activities, and free technology tools such as InstaGrok (create concept maps), Kahoot (create discussions, surveys, quizzes), and Linoit (sticky and photo sharing).
- Using What They Know to Teach Them What They Need to Know. Presenter Lucinda Ruch from Old Dominion University discussed how she uses social media in her classes to teach information literacy skills to students.
Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Helen McKann, Librarian at John Tyler Community College attended the joint VCCS World Languages Peer Group / FLAVA (Foreign Language Association of Virginia) Conference in Williamsburg on September 26 to promote the VCCS Libraries many world language resources. Over 700 foreign language instructors from across the state of Virginia including over 70 VCCS foreign language instructors attended the conference.
Instructors throughout the state dropped by the VCCS Libraries table to learn more about the variety of resources available that support each college’s foreign language curriculum including:
- Print, eBooks, and audiobooks on how to learn a specific language
- Films on Demand’s streaming video World Languages collection
- Spanish and French databases available through EBSCOhost
- Accessing international journal, magazine, and newspaper articles written in a specific language (e.g., Spanish, French) using the EBSCOhost and Factiva databases.
Books are almost always better than the movies they are made into. Why not judge for yourself? Want to read the book before the movie comes out? Maybe you already saw a movie this year and want to read the book to see how they compare? Check out a sampling of books in our collection that have been made into movies this year.
- Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter – Came out in theaters in February
- Divergent by Veronica Roth – Came out in theaters in March
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green– Came out in the theaters in June
- The Giver by Lois Lowry – Hits theaters in August
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Hits theaters in October
- The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks – Hits theaters in October
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – Hits theaters in November
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed – Hits theaters in December
- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien – Hits theaters in December
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – Hits theaters in December
Are you tired of seeing students cite Wikipedia in their papers? Do you want students to understand how to:
- locate information from reliable sources
- evaluate the credibility of sources
- or how to cite sources correctly
If so, Reynolds librarians are ready to assist you! We encourage you to contact the Reynolds librarians for more information on our information literacy program options. We are more than happy to collaborate with you in incorporating information literacy into your classes and look forward to working with you:
- Downtown Campus: 523-5333
- Goochland Campus: 523-5419
- Parham Road Campus: 523-5329
To request library instruction, use our online request form. To access the request form for the Downtown, Parham Road, or Goochland Campus, click on Library Instruction Request (http://libguides.reynolds.edu/request) from the Library Services menu on the Reynolds Library home page
Or use the links to each campus request form below:
- Downtown Campus Library Instruction Request Form
- Goochland Campus Library Instruction Request Form
- Parham Road Campus Library Instruction Request Form
The video below provides an overview of our information literacy program options as it explains what information literacy and how it ties into general education core competencies and assessment.