You’re Invited: 2019 Student Expo

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The Reynolds Libraries are pleased to present our fifth annual Student Expo! The Expo is a showcase of student work across our academic programs. Student work(s) must be entered by faculty. Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to attend.

The Expo will be held from 12-2pm at all three campuses and food will be served.

  • Tuesday, April 16th: Downtown Library, Room 230
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Goochland Library, Room 200
  • Thursday, April 18th: Parham Road Library, Massey LTC

Check out a video of the Reynolds Student Expo 2018 to view the dazzling exhibits by our students across many different curriculums from last year.

There will be a People’s Choice winner at each campus expo. We look forward to seeing all the great exhibits!

New Library Website Preview

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Reynolds Libraries website is getting an exciting redesign.  We invite you to preview the new design at http://library.reynolds.edu/demo/index.html.

The redesign started about a year ago and was influenced by our observations from working with students, faculty and staff.   Efforts were made to adopt new web design and user experience trends.

We hope to officially launch the redesign this summer (May 2019).  We would appreciate your review and feedback by filling out the online survey.

You can also access the new website and survey from the links at the top of the current library website.

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.

Films to check out for Black History Month

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Check out Reynolds Libraries two streaming video databases for films on black history:

  • Films on Demand – From the main screen, scroll down and click on Black History Month under the Featured this Month heading.
  • Kanopy – The library strongly recommends that you setup a free Kanopy account first so that you can add & watch films from your Watchlist. For instructions, click here or ask a librarian for help.

Films include:

  • African American Cinema
  • Documentaries
  • Major black events & individuals in history
  • Current events

Social sciences teaching faculty may want to incorporate these films into their lesson plans and assignments. If you are accessing these video databases from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your My Reynolds username & password.

Building Reynolds Textbook Bank – a Holiday Gift to Reynolds Students!

The ever increasing booktreecost 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.

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We thank you on behalf of Reynolds students for making education more affordable to them.   Feel free to contact Hong Wu (hwu@reynolds.edu, x5324) if you have any questions!.

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.