To help you prepare for final exams, Reynolds Library 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, December 4th – Thursday, December 7th 7:45 am – 5:00 pm … Continue reading Libraries offer extended hours during fall 2017 exam week
Back it up! Don’t forget to back-up all of your work! You might be away from your computer/laptop/tablet for a while, so don’t forget to back up all of your projects, research papers, and essays that you may be working on. You can always use your google drive account with your Reynolds (@email.vccs.edu) account to … Continue reading How To Guide: Getting the Most Out of Spring Break!
COOL YOUR JETS Whether you’re looking for a place to beat the heat, a quiet place to collect your thoughts, or just a comfy spot to eat your lunch, the library is the away-from-it-all refuge you’ve been looking for. So come in, find a comfy chair, and take a breather. GET THAT WORM, EARLY BIRD! … Continue reading FIVE WAYS TO USE THE LIBRARY YOUR FIRST WEEK OF CLASS
Reynolds Library hosted 47 Advance College Academy students in two library instruction sessions as part of their SDV 100 course. The students piloted an information literacy activity called The Source Deck. The Source Deck is a series of research activities that students complete in small groups. The activities are all hands-on, and include essential research … Continue reading Advance College Academy Students Pilot The Source Deck at Reynolds Library
Alright, students, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that spring semester is almost over and summer is on its way! The bad news? Before that celebratory trip to Virginia Beach, you’ve got to pass your final exams. But after hours and days and weeks of study and preparation, is there … Continue reading Five Quick Tips for Finals
Over 200 students, faculty and staff attended the first Library Student Expo, held April 22 and 23 at the Downtown and Parham Road campus libraries. Through their instructors, students submitted assignments completed as part of their coursework. Items came from multiple disciplines, ranging from Biology to English to Middle college Projects included artwork, posters, sculptures, … Continue reading First Library Student Expo
Students, faculty, staff— join us for the USA vs. Belgium game on Tuesday, July 1 at 4:00. Both the Downtown and Parham Road campus libraries will be streaming the match as USA and Belgium play for a spot the quarter finals. Games will be shown in the libraries’ instruction room (Downtown 212, Parham 103J.) Join … Continue reading World Cup Fever! Watch USA vs. Belgium @ DTC and PRC Libraries
Who says learning only happens in a classroom behind a desk? The brave students in Diane Coppage's English 112 class piloted a new style of Information Literacy instruction: Library Scavenger Hunt. Armed with iPads, a QR reader app and Pinterest, students roamed the library and performed crucial infanswered a variety of questions. They found books... … Continue reading NEW: Library Scavenger Hunt
A recent Library Journal article, Know Your Students, details the methodology used to conduct an ethnographic study at the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library. It also provides an overview of the findings from this study and interesting insights into how students use the library and spend their time on campus. A previous post on our library blog, An Anthropologist … Continue reading Study Reveals How College Students Use the Library & Spend Their Time
The Libraries at the University of Rochester hired an anthropologist to conduct a study on how students do their research and spend their time. An article from today's Chronicle of Higher Education provides an overview of the study's eye-opening results.