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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High School to College Transition Initiatives: A Repeat Performance

denise-pig Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Anita Tarbox, Librarian at Hermitage High School, collaborated again on the presentation, High School to College Transition Initiatives: Making it a Reality, which they co-presented at the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) Conference in Williamsburg, VA. During their session, Denise and Anita discussed the various collaborative initiatives they are working on to better prepare high school students for college level research. Denise attended some awesome sessions, networked with other high school librarians, and met a pig that loves libraries!

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Reynolds Community College and Hermitage High School librarians co-present at library conference in Savannah

Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Anita Tarbox, Librarian at Hermitage High School, collaborated on a presentation, High School to College Transition Initiatives: Making it a Reality, which they co-presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in Savannah, GA. During their session, Denise and Anita discussed the various collaborative initiatives they are working on to better prepare high school students for college level research.

Denise also attended some awesome conference sessions on best methods, the latest technologies and other issues related to teaching, learning and assessing of students’ information literacy skills. Reynolds librarians will be exploring how some of these methods and new technologies can be adapted and incorporated into the curriculum. Sessions included:

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Los bibliotecarios participan de la conferencia lenguas extranjeras

Thank you in different languagesDenise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Helen McKann, Librarian at John Tyler Community College attended the joint VCCS World Languages Peer Group / FLAVA (Foreign Language Association of Virginia) Conference in Williamsburg on September 26 to promote the VCCS Libraries many world language resources.  Over 700 foreign language instructors from across the state of Virginia including over 70 VCCS foreign language instructors attended the conference.

Instructors throughout the state dropped by the VCCS Libraries table to learn more about the variety of resources available that support each college’s foreign language curriculum including:

  • Print, eBooks, and audiobooks on how to learn a specific language
  • Films on Demand’s streaming video World Languages collection
  • Spanish and French databases available through EBSCOhost
  • Accessing international journal, magazine, and newspaper articles written in a specific language (e.g., Spanish, French) using the EBSCOhost and Factiva databases.

For more information check out the VCCS Libraries online World Languages Resources guide or contact the Reynolds Library.

From Books to Movies 2014

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Books are almost always better than the movies they are made into. Why not judge for yourself? Want to read the book before the movie comes out? Maybe you already saw a movie this year and want to read the book to see how they compare? Check out a sampling of books in our collection that have been made into movies this year.

Information Literacy @ Reynolds

Are you tired of seeing students cite Wikipedia in their papers?  Do you want students to understand how to:

  • locate information from reliable sources
  • evaluate the credibility of sources
  • or how to cite sources correctly

If so, Reynolds librarians are ready to assist you!  We encourage you to contact the Reynolds librarians for more information on our information literacy program options. We are more than happy to collaborate with you in incorporating information literacy into your classes and look forward to working with you:

  • Downtown Campus: 523-5333
  • Goochland Campus: 523-5419
  • Parham Road Campus: 523-5329

To request library instruction, use our online request form.  To access the request form for the Downtown, Parham Road, or Goochland Campus, click on Library Instruction Request  (http://libguides.reynolds.edu/request) from the Library Services menu on the Reynolds Library home page

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Or use the links to each campus request form below:

The video below provides an overview of our information literacy program options as it explains what information literacy and how it ties into general education core competencies and assessment.

Practice Tests Available Online!

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Check out LearningExpress Library, an online tool which includes more than 1000 practice tests & skills tutorials for academic career advancement & more than 200 ebooks designed to help students succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

LearningExpress Library will help you prepare for:

  • professional certification, licensing, & aptitude tests in a range of occupations: health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, & more
  • college entrance exams – ACT & SAT
  • college Advanced Placement (AP) exams
  • GED test
  • graduate school admissions tests – GMAT, GRE, LSAT, & MCAT

LearningExpress Library will also help you improve:

  • workplace skills such as interviewing techniques, business writing including cover letters & resumes, & computer skills
  • proficiency levels in reading, writing, & math

LearningExpress Library provides access to:

  • Practice tests that mimic the timing, scoring, & format of official exams
  • Instant feedback & score reports to pinpoint strengths & weaknesses
  • Detailed answer explanations which allow for a better understanding of the subject matter
  • Instant essay scoring that enables writing skills improvement
  • Secure, individual user accounts to save work & access completed tasks & score history

To access LearningExpressLibrary from both on and off campus, you will need to set up your own personal account on a campus computer first. Drop by any JSRCC campus library reference desk if you need assistance in setting up your account or using Learning Express Library.