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:

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!

Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

The partial Solar Eclipse is coming to Richmond at 2:44 PM this Monday, August 21, 2017.eclipse display

This display at the DTC Library shows some of the history of eclipses (with articles from the New York Times for the eclipse in January 1925), the science of eclipses and how to view the eclipse safely (where to buy the safety glasses and the pinhole method). This very cool Vox website (see below) shows a time lapse view of what you’ll see where you live.
NASA also has live video streams of the eclipse from locations across the country.

partial eclipse in Richmond

2017 Reynolds Student Expos featured everything from wedding cakes to dragons!

The 2017 Reynolds Student Expo drew nearly 600 students, faculty and staff to Reynolds Libraries to view and admire 165 projects representing 187 students from 22 classes.

For those who had to miss the event, you can watch a video of the event (created by Librarian Will Weaver) or check out pictures from each individual project here!

A big “Thank you” to the following instructors who encouraged their students to participate and submit their projects:

Downtown: Goochland Parham
Shalini Upadhyaya Eric Adams Karen Neal
Jerrod Hunter Karin Stretchko Gayle D’Andrea
Kathy LaRue Nancye Winter Sid Bass
Favienne Roop Betsy Trice Chris Thomas
Melinda Ripley David Pippin Stephen Sowulewski
Sharon Newbery Various Automotive Instructors Karen M Layou
Mary Penzer   Wendell Andrews
Kirsten Inocencio    

Congratulations to the following “People’s choice”  winners who were voted by 552 students, faculty and staff!

Downtown Campus:

Caroline Horiuchi, Monica Anderson, and Brandy Bailey: Wedding Cake

HRI 286

Instructor: Favienne Roop

 cake
Goochland Campus:

Ben Pryor: The Dragon

WEL 155

Instructor: Eric Adams

 dragon
Parham Campus:

Jordan Bock: Virginia’s Mineral Resources

GOL 106

Instructor: Dr. Karen M. Layou

 minerals

This event has become a most beloved one among the library staff, faculty, and students. We enjoy seeing the amazement on people’s faces as they travel around the exhibits and see just how amazing our faculty and students are. We look forward to the 4th annual Expo in 2018! Stay tuned for details.

2017 Spring Break Library Hours

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Monday, March 13 – All libraries CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday, March 14-17:
Downtown & Parham
7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Goochland
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, March 18: All libraries CLOSED

Regular hours resume Monday, March 20.

Tiny Free Libraries @Reynolds!

Have you ever found yourself with one too many books?!

Members of the Reynolds Library Staff and the Student Senate partnered up to help you out because WE GET IT!

Beginning in the spring 2017 semester, you’re going to notice a book cart outside each campus library with a sign that looks like this attached to it:

tinyfreelibrary

Don’t over think it – these carts make it easy for you to not only donate books that you’ve loved (or perhaps not loved), but also to take a book that might interest you! Don’t have a book to donate but see one you’d love to read?! No problem. No one’s judging you – just go for it!

This is our way of contributing to the Little Free Library movement going on around the county!

**Please don’t return library materials on the carts!**

Welcome back!

Straight from the Reference Desk:

December 6th is the feast day for St. Nicholas.

Who is he and why is he celebrated?

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  • He gave three bags of gold to three girls to be used as their dowry, saving them from prostitution.
  • Nicholas and the three children:
    • In many paintings and manuscripts, St. Nicholas is often depicted standing next to a tub of three small children. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Saints, St. Nicholas is “said to have raised to life three boys, after they were murdered in a brine tub by a butcher.”
  • He saved three unjustly condemned men from death
  • And rescued three sailors near the coast of Turkey.
  • The Institution of Santa Clause:
    • Based upon his patronage of children, with the custom of giving them presents on his feast day.

Farmer, David Hugh. “Nicholas.” The Oxford Dictionary of Saints. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1978. 385-86. Print.