Suzanne Sherry has been selected to serve as the new coordinator of Parham Campus Library effective August 25th! Suzanne Sherry joined the Parham Road Campus library as the Reference/ Emerging Technologies librarian in January 2013. Before coming to Reynolds, Suzanne was the Digital Services Specialist for John Tyler Community College’s library. At Tyler she was responsible for redesigning the library’s website into a mobile-friendly information portal. She also created the library’s blog, Blackboard module, and Facebook presence. Suzanne Sherry was also tapped to serve as the Accreditation Liaison for Tyler’s SACS COC 10-year reaffirmation. During her brief tenure at Reynolds, Suzanne has proved herself as a valuable contributor and inspirational leader. She crafted and coordinated some of the most popular library workshops including Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Library in Your Pocket. A graduate of William & Mary (BA, English), Suzanne holds an MLIS from Florida State University.
Suzanne knew from a young age she was meant to work in a library. She has always been a voracious reader and reads everything that crosses her path (including tubes of toothpaste and the dictionary, when desperate). Suzanne is also an avid vegetable gardener. Most people have shrubs and flowers in their front yard: she has tomatoes (and onions, garlic, potatoes, and raspberries…) Her other hobbies include running with the dog, avoiding bears on family hikes, racking up frequent flyer miles, and keeping her spouse and two children out of the emergency room (which is not as easy as it sounds!)
Cindy Connor, a former sustainable agriculture instructor at Reynolds Goochland Campus, is the author of a newly published book: Grow a sustainable diet: planning and growing to feed ourselves and the earth. Cindy’s book is a Mother Earth News books for wiser living recommendation and is published by New Society Publishers. She recently donated a copy to the Goochland Campus Library.
Cindy’s book covers all aspects of growing food from garden design to preserving and storing the harvest. Topics covered in the book are:
- Sustainable diet
- Garden maps
- Crop choices
- How much to grow
- Cover crops and compost – planning for sustainability
- Companion planting
- Rotations and simple garden maps
- Including animals
- Food storage and preservation
- Sheds, fences and other stuff
The book is nicely illustrated with planning diagrams as well as photos of tools she has found useful in her garden. She also includes a list of resources tied to each chapter as well as web addresses for her worksheets so that you can download them for use with your own garden planning.
In his foreword, John Jeavons, author of How to grow more vegetables: (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine, says “I wish I had this book when I began gardening and planning diets over 40 years ago. What an advantage that you have it now!”
After years of planning and hard work, the renovation of DTC library was completed earlier this month. Students, faculty, staff and the college community will now be stepping into a brand new library that features:
- 34 student computer workstations
- 2 community computer workstations
- 3 group study rooms (first come, first served)
- 15 carrels for quiet individual study
- 8 lounge chairs for social interaction or study
- 6 reading tables to accommodate 24 users
Take a virtual tour of the newly renovated library by clicking on the image below.