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.
We thank you on behalf of Reynolds students for making education more affordable to them. Feel free to contact Hong Wu (email@example.com, x5324) if you have any questions!.
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:
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!
We would like to thank all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members for making this a memorable year at Reynolds Libraries! We look forward to assisting you in the upcoming year!
Mr. 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!
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
Lynn 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.