2018 Reynolds Student Expo: Celebrating Inquisitive & Creative Students

This past week all three Reynolds campus libraries were bursting with student projects! A showcase of student work from many disciplines was on display proving that Reynolds students are inquisitive & creative when it comes to turning out projects.  256 students from 29 courses provided the dazzling array of works.

Almost 500 of event-attendees voted on the “People’s Choice” or best in show to crown the following winners:


You can view pictures of the events at the following links:

Here are some of the comments from student participants:

“Participating in the student expo was a great tool to allow me to actively involve myself in an education based event.”

“The student expo is really cool and made me more interested in the course”

“It encouraged me to apply myself more.”

“It gives you a sense of pride to have a piece displayed to a public audience.”

“I had to make sure my assignment was the best it could be because it was being presented to many people”

“Knowing that it would be displayed to the public provided extra incentive to make an attractive prototype.”

“This is the best program EVER.”


Special Thanks go out to all of the faculty who donated projects to the Library for this event:

Downtown Goochland Parham
Shalini Upadhyaya Jerrod Hunter Beth Bensen
Clifton Webb Karin Stretchko Sylvia Clay
Jerrod Hunter Betsy Trice Teresa Creech
Kathy Larue David Pippin Jerrod Hunter
Lynne Miller Ben Pryor Karen Lou
Puja Wingfield Mike Vaughan Karen Neal
Carolyn Parrish Lou Luchsinger Karen Steel
Jill Newbauer Laurie Weinberg
Estelle Kendall
Kathy Pettyjohn
Mary Penzer

The Student Expo proved once again that Reynolds students churn out amazing projects as part of their coursework. Thank you for letting us catch a glimpse into what it is that you, our students, are studying and thinking about!

Reynolds Libraries offer extended hours during exam weeks: Spring 2018

Student studyingTo help you prepare for final exams,  Reynolds Libraries will extend its hours of operation during the last weeks of the semester at the Parham and Downtown campuses.

Our extended schedule will be as follows:

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April 23rd – Thursday, April 26th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, April 27th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, April 28th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, April 28th, (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April 30th – Thursday, May 3rd

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, May 4th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May 5th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, May 5th (Parham Library only)

We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams and papers.

Good luck!

Welcome James Satchell, the New Coordinator of Goochland Campus Library and Media Services

satchellMr. James Satchell (prefers being called Satchell) is appointed as the Coordinator of Library and Media Services at Goochland Campus effective Sept. 25th, 2015!

Satchel is a native of Richmond Virginia. He attended the Richmond Public Schools and was a proud graduate of Maggie Lena Walker High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hampton University and his graduate degree in Library Science at North Carolina Central University. He has served as a librarian on many educational levels. He served as Social Science Reference Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, Library Media Specialist in the Richmond Public Schools, Campus Librarian at Rappahannock Community College, Social Science Reference Librarian at Virginia State University, Coordinator of Libraries for the Virginia Department of Correctional Education, and Coordinator of Access Services at Norfolk State University. In 2012, he participated in the Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians. He have also taught Cataloging, Reference, Media and Technology, and School Library Administration for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and gardening. Librarianship is a service oriented profession.  He is passionate about providing quality service and empowering clients to become effective and successful library users and information seekers.

Please welcome Satchell to join Reynolds Library family!

Reynold Library Offers Extended Hours During Final Exam Weeks April 27 – May 9, 2015


Dear Students

To help you prepare for final exams,  Reynolds Library will, again, extend its hours of operation before and during the final exam week at Parham and Downtown campuses.  Our extended schedule will be as follows:

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday,  April 27 – Thursday, April 30
7:45 am – 5:00 pm             Friday, May 1st
8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May 2 (Downtown Library only)
10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, May 2 (Parham Library only)
7:45 am – 10:00 pm           Monday, May 4 – Thursday,  May 7
7:45 am – 5:00 pm              Friday, May 8
8:00 am – 2:00 pm             Saturday,  May 9 (Downtown Library only)
10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday,  May 9 (Parham Library only)

We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams or term papers.   Good luck!

With best wishes from all library staff

Welcome Lynn Riggs, New DTC Librarian

LynnRiggsLynn Riggs has been selected to serve as the new Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Downtown campus effective April 25th.  For the past couple of years Lynn has enjoyed helping our students with questions at both the Parham and the Downtown reference desks.  Before joining Reynolds in 2012, Lynn worked in reference for the Henrico Public Library where she held positions as a Central Reference Librarian and a Young Adult Librarian.  As the Henrico Library system grew, Lynn was responsible for the opening events at the new Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory Libraries.  A graduate of William & Mary (BA, English), Lynn holds an MSLS from the Catholic University of America.

Lynn loves the detective work that it takes to work at a library.  In her spare time, she attempts running with friends, visiting farmer’s markets and cooking big breakfasts for her family.


Library Open House a Great Success

The 2nd Annual Library Olibrarygcpen Houses from Sept. 8-10, 2014 were all a great success. Library staff welcomed over 300 students, faculty, staff and the community to the events with exciting library resources, fun activities and food.

Participants learned about the library’s popular streaming video databases such as Films and Demand and SWANK Motion Pictures, tested their library search skills by playing a game of Library Jeopardy, took a self-guided tour of the library through an iPad Scavenger Hunt, tested some educational apps and eBooks on the iPads, created crafts like giant tissue paper flowers and loom bracelets, practiced T’ai Chi Chih as a healthy and productive work/study break, enjoyed a variety of refreshments, and won cool prizes like a Reynolds t-shirt and a set of earbuds!

For some students, this was their first visit to the library and offered them a friendly introduction to the library’s space and services. Participants commented that access to computers and the internet, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff are the things they like most about Reynolds Libraries.  One student said she likes the “helpful staff and the feeling of sanctuary in the library.” A faculty member added that “my favorite thing about the library are the personable, friendly, helpful people. Thanks to all the good folk at the library for everything you do.”

We strive to be helpful to students, staff, and community users and we enjoyed the opportunity to advertise our presence and promote our services.  We look forward to another exciting year of working with our students and helping them succeed at Reynolds and beyond!

Please check out our Open House photo album at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2CS84C!

Coming soon:  Learn & Lunch Library Style on October 1st at Parham and October 2nd at DTC from noon – 1pm!  Stay tuned…