Reynolds Student Expo 2019

What Students Get to THINK about in Class

This week over 500 visitors to the Reynolds Libraries got to catch a glimpse into what Reynolds students really get to think about in class!

That’s because the Reynolds Student Expo was on display showcasing 188 student projects from 24 courses & 338 students.

Click here to see what they are really thinking about!

A big “THANK YOU” to the following faculty members for their support:

Anthony Roe Janet  Adams Mike Vaughan
B. T. Pryor Jill Newbauer Piumini Wanigasundera
Carolyn Parrish Karen Layou Rachel Jascizek
Christopher Thomas Karen Neal Shalini Upadhyaya
David Minoza Karin Stretchko Sheryl White
David Pippin Mary Penzer Stephen Sowulewski
Gretchen Mandley Maxie Cannon Sylvia Clay

Student Expo 2019

Congratulations to the following
“People’s Choice” Winners:

DTC (3 way tie):

  • “Life Cycle of a Butterfly” – CHD 120; Student: Joszette Eddy; Instructor: Sheryl White
  • “Diabetes” – Students: Tamika Coleman, Courtney Lund, Sarah Motley, Dominique James, Shannon Ennis and Stephen Ford; Instructor: Jill Newbauer, NSG 200.
  • “Need Sleep?” – Students: Whitney Lewis, Courtney White, Belle Kazikewe, Kaylyn Sullivan, Tamara Turner, Kathleen Cumiskey, Katrina Woodson; Instructor: Jill Newbauer, NSG 200.

GC:

  • “Airplane” – Student: Turner Parrish; Instructor: Mike Vaughan, WEL 155

PRC:

  • “Brain Match” – Student: Aaron Czerniawski; Instructor: Karen Neal,  BIO 102

Reynolds Libraries offer extended hours during exam weeks: Spring 2019

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

Our extended schedule will be as follows:

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April 22nd – Thursday, April 25th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, April 26th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, April 27th,  (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, April 27th, (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April. 29th – Thursday, May, 2nd

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, May 3rd                      

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May, 4th, (Downtown Library only)

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

In addition, Goochland Library will be open from 8am-1pm on Saturday, April 27th for Spring Garden Fest.

We hope the extended hours will provide students a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer them the research assistance they need for their final exams and papers.

Musical Stress Busters in the Library

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!)

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Join us at noon at the Parham Road Campus library on Monday December 10th and Tuesday December 11th for this limited engagement.

 

Your Holiday Reading Just Got a Boost!

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education asked scholars what they thought was the most influential book from the past 20 years….

Find their answers in “The New Canon” and get an intellectually stimulating boost for your holiday reading list.

Enjoy the break!

 

 

Parham Library debuts MakerSpace with gift tags and snowflake

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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.

Community College Transfer Students Making an Impact at Elite Colleges

NPR recently reported on how Princeton admitted 13 transfer students this fall – the first time Princeton has done so in THREE DECADES!

Because of the success of those students, Princeton has decided to reinstate the transfer program by encouraging students from “low-income families, the military and from community colleges.”

Reynolds Librarians wanted to highlight some of the article’s findings and encourage you all to read it – and apply to Princeton!

  • Community colleges enroll 41 percent of all U.S. undergraduates.
  • 56 percent of Native American undergrads are enrolled in community colleges.
  • 52 percent of Hispanic undergrads are enrolled in community colleges.
  • 43 percent of African American undergrads are enrolled in community colleges.

You can find the article here: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/667381514/top-colleges-seeking-diversity-from-a-new-source-transfer-students

We are so proud of all of you!

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Reynolds Libraries offer extended hours during exam weeks: Fall 2018

Student studyingTo help Reynolds students 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, Dec. 3rd – Thursday, Dec. 6th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, Dec, 7th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, Dec. 8th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, Dec. 8th, (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, Dec. 10th – Thursday, Dec. 13rd

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, Dec. 14th

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!

Smiling Students @Library Open House

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Reynolds students made our days this week at the Library Open Houses on each campus. The “Tailgate in the Library” was most remembered because you, our students, came to engage with us and the resources in the Reynolds Libraries. With over 400 students, faculty and staff in attendance, we enjoyed every moment with you. Thanks for taking our survey, playing Library Bingo & cornhole with us, and chatting over hot dogs!

 

New Catalog is here!

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Reynolds Libraries has a new and improved online catalog! The new catalog can be accessed by conducting a search in the main search box on the library website, or you can access it directly with the following URL:  https://vcc-srl-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=JSRCC

If you previously bookmarked the old catalog link, please make sure you update it to the new link.

There are a couple things to note at this time:

  • Database articles and electronic resources are currently being added to the system so in the meantime you will be better off searching individual databases by going to the A-Z databases page.
  • There will be forthcoming customizations made to the look of the interface (color schemes, logos, images, etc.) so thank you for your patience as we continue to enhance the look and feel!

As with the old catalog, you can use the “My Account” feature to renew items, check the status of current checkouts, and place requests.

In the upper right side of the page, click “Guest”:

then click on “SIGN IN” (you will then be taken to the MyReynolds login page; once logged in, you will be taken to your account)

We will continue to make updates and announcements regarding the new catalog and hope that you will enjoy the improved catalog!