Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

The partial Solar Eclipse is coming to Richmond at 2:44 PM this Monday, August 21, 2017.eclipse display

This display at the DTC Library shows some of the history of eclipses (with articles from the New York Times for the eclipse in January 1925), the science of eclipses and how to view the eclipse safely (where to buy the safety glasses and the pinhole method). This very cool Vox website (see below) shows a time lapse view of what you’ll see where you live.
NASA also has live video streams of the eclipse from locations across the country.

partial eclipse in Richmond

Introducing Flipster Digital Magazines!

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We are excited to now offer digital magazines through Flipster! You can access, browse, and read digital magazines on your computer, tablet, or phone. It’s easy to get started: just visit the Flipster page and click a magazine title to immediately start reading in your browser from on campus. If you’re off campus, you will be prompted to login to your My Reynolds account before accessing.

Use the Flipster app, available through the iTunes store for Apple devices, and on the Google Play store for Android devices, to download magazines for offline reading.

Important Note: You must download the app on any of the three Reynolds campuses for it to work.

Follow the instructions below for downloading the app and accessing magazines from your mobile device:

  1. Come to any Reynolds campus and download the Flipster app on your mobile device.

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2. Open the Flipster app.

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3. Click on the Get Started button.

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4. When the following prompt appears, Allow “Flipster” to access your location while you use the app? select Allow.

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5. From the Find My Library screen, select J S REYNOLDS COMM COLLEGE from the Nearby Libraries list.

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6. You will then be brought to a browse list of All Magazines.

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7. From then on when you open Flipster from on or off campus, you will not be prompted to login.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! Enjoy!

Libraries closed on July 3rd & 4th

4th of July

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!

Diana Prince is still going strong

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.

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Getting our Nerd on: Highlights from The Innovative Library Classroom

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:

Poster Sessions:

Presentations:

Lightning Talks:

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:

2017 Reynolds Student Expos featured everything from wedding cakes to dragons!

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:

Downtown: Goochland Parham
Shalini Upadhyaya Eric Adams Karen Neal
Jerrod Hunter Karin Stretchko Gayle D’Andrea
Kathy LaRue Nancye Winter Sid Bass
Favienne Roop Betsy Trice Chris Thomas
Melinda Ripley David Pippin Stephen Sowulewski
Sharon Newbery Various Automotive Instructors Karen M Layou
Mary Penzer   Wendell Andrews
Kirsten Inocencio    

Congratulations to the following “People’s choice”  winners who were voted by 552 students, faculty and staff!

Downtown Campus:

Caroline Horiuchi, Monica Anderson, and Brandy Bailey: Wedding Cake

HRI 286

Instructor: Favienne Roop

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Goochland Campus:

Ben Pryor: The Dragon

WEL 155

Instructor: Eric Adams

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Parham Campus:

Jordan Bock: Virginia’s Mineral Resources

GOL 106

Instructor: Dr. Karen M. Layou

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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 (in advance) to all the mothers at Reynolds!

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 and Naema Tawadrous

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