All Reynolds Libraries will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 for Independence Day. Be sure to plan ahead and check out some good books, DVDs, and audiobooks. Remember: eBooks and databases are available 24/7/365!
On Wednesday, July 5th all campus libraries will be re-open. Happy 4th of July!
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman comics and the opening of the new Wonder Woman movie this month, check out some of our Wonder Woman graphic novels and other books:
Also check out the educational film, Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. This film, available through Kanopy, critiques gender and heroism in popular culture.
Denise Woetzel and Suzanne Sherry attended and presented at The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC), an annual day long conference held at Radford University which is dedicated to the exploration of innovative practices related to the teaching and learning of information literacy in academic libraries. College and university librarians and teaching faculty gathered from Virginia and from other states as far as California to learn about the latest information literacy initiatives developed and implemented at other academic institutions. Denise and Suzanne gained much insight on various information literacy issues related to pedagogical theories, collaborative initiatives, instructional methods, assessment, emerging technologies, librarians’ roles, and marketing. Through networking with conference participants, Denise and Suzanne also learned about the many information literacy opportunities and challenges encountered by other academic institutions.
Some session highlights from TILC 2017 included:
Denise, Suzanne and Josh Watson also presented a session at the conference, Library Live! Collaborating towards Heightened Information Literacy & Retention in English Composition Classes. During the session they discussed the development, facilitation and assessment of student-centered information literacy activities in several ENG-111 and 112 class sections and how these “class within a class” Library Live sessions increased student retention, engagement and success. Research activities and deliverables as well as pre and post assessment findings were shared during the session.
If you would like to talk to Denise or Suzanne about the conference or collaborate with them on developing and facilitating information literacy sessions with your classes, you can contact them by email or phone:
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:
||Various Automotive Instructors
||Karen M Layou
Congratulations to the following “People’s choice” winners who were voted by 552 students, faculty and staff!
Caroline Horiuchi, Monica Anderson, and Brandy Bailey: Wedding Cake
Instructor: Favienne Roop
Ben Pryor: The Dragon
Instructor: Eric Adams
Jordan Bock: Virginia’s Mineral Resources
Instructor: Dr. Karen M. Layou
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.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers at Reynolds!
FACT: A mother’s education level is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success.*
Thoria Wassef (standing) and her daughter Naema Tawadrous (seated), who came to the U.S. from Egypt less than five years ago. Mother and daughter are both students at Reynolds.
We applaud them and all students who are—or will be—mothers!
*From READ Center Annual Report 2015-2016
Reynolds Libraries will extend its hours of operation during the last two weeks of the semester at the Parham & Downtown campuses (Mon, April 24 – Sat, May 6):
Mon-Thurs: 7:45 am-10:00 pm
Friday: 7:45 am-5:00 pm
Sat, Downtown: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Sat, Parham: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
You spoke and we listened. Beginning in August 2017, Reynolds Libraries launched a new print system called PaperCut. This replaced the previous Equitrac system.
New features include the acceptance of credit cards and coins, and web-printing (from personal laptops/mobile devices). For any and all questions pertaining to the new print system, please visit our Reynolds Printing guide at library.reynolds.edu/printing. Once there, you will find step-by-step tutorials for using the new print system, tips, and a comprehensive FAQ.
Your EquiTrac print card can no longer be used for printing; however refunds will be available from the Business Offices beginning Monday, August 14th.
Thank you for your patience as we launch this new & improved system!