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 skills like finding resources, identifying parts of a citation, evaluating resources and understanding the publication timeline.
The Source Deck was adapted by librarians Denise Woetzel and Mary Hanlin, seen here leading the session, based on The Source Deck originally developed at the University of Virginia.
These classes of ACA students are rising 11th graders at Tucker High School. In the summer between their sophomore and junior years, ACA students take two college classes on campus during one of Reynolds five-week sessions.
In the spring the library hosts ninth grade students from the ACA programs. This year 147 students came to Reynolds for a campus tour and to complete the Library Scavenger Hunt, a hands-on library orientation that involves small groups and iPads.
The Advance College Academy allows high school students to earn an Associate Degree while still in high school. ACA programs are available at Tucker, Highland Springs, Goochland and Powhatan High Schools.
Check out the infographic below for some of the biggest highlights of the past year. We would like to thank all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members for making this a memorable year at Reynolds Libraries!
Think of joining the military but have never heard of the ASVAB? Need to study for NCLEX? Prepping for the GED? Good news! Reynolds has licensed a new resource that could definitely help you in your test preparation. Mometrix offers test preparation resources, such as study guides and flashcards, for a variety of standardized tests and certification exams. It also provides many sample test, so that you know what kind of questions to expect on the exam.
To take a practice test, login to Mometrix using your Reynolds user name and password and click on this image.
Statista, Reynolds Library’s new database, is a statistics portal that simplifies finding, understanding and sharing statistics.
Statista brings together data from over 18,000 sources, providing access to 1 million statistics. Statista adds easy-to-understand charts and infographics, which can be customized for presentations or projects. Data can be downloaded into PowerPoint presentation slides. Statista’s built in embedding and citation tools simplify sharing.
Check out this infographic for National Doughnut Day!
In his thirties my father had the hearing of a fifty year old man. He slowly lost his hearing and became profoundly deaf in his 60s. He had to retire early because his hearing aids could not give him the hearing he needed for his job. I have also been losing my hearing over the years starting in my early 40s. I now have a hearing aid that is much better than his, but my hearing is still not perfect. I often have to ask people to repeat themselves and to face my way so I can read their lips.
Hearing loss can be very exasperating for the hard-of-hearing person and the people with whom he communicates. Family and friends get tired of repeating everything, and for the person with a hearing loss, it sounds like everyone is mumbling.
If you missed our last post, you may not know that members of the library staff have been leaving notes around the library for students to find that will encourage them during this last week of classes and finals.
One student appreciated the notes she found so much, that she brought one staff member a little treat as a thank you!
Keep working hard, everyone! We are behind you one-hundred percent!