You’re invited: 2017 Student Expo

The Reynolds Libraries are pleased to present our third 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 18th: Downtown Library, Room 230
  • Wednesday, April 19th: Goochland Library, Room 200
  • Thursday, April 20th: Parham Road Library, Massey LTC

Check out the Reynolds Student Expo 2016 to view the dazzling exhibits by our students across many different curriculums from last year.

New to this year’s event! Every student who submits an entry will be entered in a chance to win a prize. In addition, there will be a People’s Choice winner at each campus expo!

How do faculty submit entries? Follow guidelines below:

We will be opening up the Reynolds Student Expo to work created in both semesters, fall 2016 and spring 2017.  Submissions can be of any nature or format, including digital presentations, poetry readings, essays, drawings, sculptures, photos, posters, or even cakes!  To participate, simply do the following:

1.      Fill out the Student Expo Sign-Up

2.      Fill out the Student Expo Participation Form , print it out and attach it to each project submitted. 

 Once we’ve heard from you, the following library coordinators will contact you individually to work out all the details.  

 Loftan Miller, DTC Library Coordinator, lsmiller@reynolds.edu, 804-523-5776

Suzanne Sherry, PRC Library Coordinator, SSherry@reynolds.edu, 804-523-5226

James E. Satchell, III, GC Library Coordinator, JSatchell@reynolds.edu, 804-523-5442

We look forward to hearing from you!

Introducing Kanopy video streaming!

We are happy to introduce Kanopy video streaming to the Reynolds community!

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Kanopy provides  access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. They also have a significant number of art-house and indie films. Total, there are over 26,000 films available.

Kanopy has a user friendly interface that makes browsing and searching for films a breeze — plus Kanopy is compatible with all major browsers.

Like most of our digital databases, Kanopy is available for access both on and off-campus. Just remember that for off campus access, you will be prompted for your VCCS/MyReynolds login credentials. But once you’re in, you can stream any video you wish!

Click here to access Kanopy (it will also be listed as a resource in our A to Z database list).

Happy viewing!

Tiny Free Libraries @Reynolds!

Have you ever found yourself with one too many books?!

Members of the Reynolds Library Staff and the Student Senate partnered up to help you out because WE GET IT!

Beginning in the spring 2017 semester, you’re going to notice a book cart outside each campus library with a sign that looks like this attached to it:

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Don’t over think it – these carts make it easy for you to not only donate books that you’ve loved (or perhaps not loved), but also to take a book that might interest you! Don’t have a book to donate but see one you’d love to read?! No problem. No one’s judging you – just go for it!

This is our way of contributing to the Little Free Library movement going on around the county!

**Please don’t return library materials on the carts!**

Welcome back!

Downtown Campus Library closed for renovations

The Downtown Campus library will be closed from Monday, December 19th to Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 while the exterior windows are being replaced. Books and materials checked out with a due date for next week have already been changed in the library system to have a due date of January 3rd.

The Goochland and Parham Campus Libraries will be open through Thursday, December 22, 2016.

All campus libraries will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Thank you for your understanding while we make improvements to your library.

Straight from the Reference Desk:

December 6th is the feast day for St. Nicholas.

Who is he and why is he celebrated?

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  • He gave three bags of gold to three girls to be used as their dowry, saving them from prostitution.
  • Nicholas and the three children:
    • In many paintings and manuscripts, St. Nicholas is often depicted standing next to a tub of three small children. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Saints, St. Nicholas is “said to have raised to life three boys, after they were murdered in a brine tub by a butcher.”
  • He saved three unjustly condemned men from death
  • And rescued three sailors near the coast of Turkey.
  • The Institution of Santa Clause:
    • Based upon his patronage of children, with the custom of giving them presents on his feast day.

Farmer, David Hugh. “Nicholas.” The Oxford Dictionary of Saints. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1978. 385-86. Print.

Today’s News: Separating Fact from Fiction

This year’s United States presidential election campaign may be remembered for the proliferation of fake, false and misleading news stories especially on social media sites such as Facebook. Viral news hoaxes have been around for many years but 2016 seems to be the year they exploded into the consciousness of the American public. Even typically reliable news sources, whether mainstream or alternative, corporate or nonprofit, rely on particular media frames to select and report news stories based on different notions of newsworthiness. The best thing to do in our contemporary media environment is to read, watch and listen both widely and often, and to be critical of the news sources we share and engage with on social media. To help you in evaluating news stories, Reynolds Libraries has created a guide –  http://libguides.reynolds.edu/fakenews

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Library extended hours: Fall 2016

Student studyingTo 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 5th  – Thursday, December 8th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, December 9th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, December 10th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, December 10th (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, December 12th – Thursday, December 15th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, December 16th

 

We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams and papers.

Good luck!