Reynolds Library offers extended hours during exam weeks: Spring 2017

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, April 24th – Thursday, April 27th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, April 28th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, April 29th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, April 29th, (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, May 1st – Thursday, May 4th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, May 5th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May 6th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, May 6th (Parham Library only)

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!

Welcome James Satchell, the New Coordinator of Goochland Campus Library and Media Services

satchellMr. James Satchell (prefers being called Satchell) is appointed as the Coordinator of Library and Media Services at Goochland Campus effective Sept. 25th, 2015!

Satchel is a native of Richmond Virginia. He attended the Richmond Public Schools and was a proud graduate of Maggie Lena Walker High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hampton University and his graduate degree in Library Science at North Carolina Central University. He has served as a librarian on many educational levels. He served as Social Science Reference Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, Library Media Specialist in the Richmond Public Schools, Campus Librarian at Rappahannock Community College, Social Science Reference Librarian at Virginia State University, Coordinator of Libraries for the Virginia Department of Correctional Education, and Coordinator of Access Services at Norfolk State University. In 2012, he participated in the Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians. He have also taught Cataloging, Reference, Media and Technology, and School Library Administration for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and gardening. Librarianship is a service oriented profession.  He is passionate about providing quality service and empowering clients to become effective and successful library users and information seekers.

Please welcome Satchell to join Reynolds Library family!

Reynold Library Offers Extended Hours During Final Exam Weeks April 27 – May 9, 2015

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Dear Students

To help you prepare for final exams,  Reynolds Library will, again, extend its hours of operation before and during the final exam week at Parham and Downtown campuses.  Our extended schedule will be as follows:

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday,  April 27 – Thursday, April 30
7:45 am – 5:00 pm             Friday, May 1st
8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May 2 (Downtown Library only)
10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, May 2 (Parham Library only)
7:45 am – 10:00 pm           Monday, May 4 – Thursday,  May 7
7:45 am – 5:00 pm              Friday, May 8
8:00 am – 2:00 pm             Saturday,  May 9 (Downtown Library only)
10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday,  May 9 (Parham Library only)

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 or term papers.   Good luck!

With best wishes from all library staff

Welcome Lynn Riggs, New DTC Librarian

LynnRiggsLynn Riggs has been selected to serve as the new Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Downtown campus effective April 25th.  For the past couple of years Lynn has enjoyed helping our students with questions at both the Parham and the Downtown reference desks.  Before joining Reynolds in 2012, Lynn worked in reference for the Henrico Public Library where she held positions as a Central Reference Librarian and a Young Adult Librarian.  As the Henrico Library system grew, Lynn was responsible for the opening events at the new Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory Libraries.  A graduate of William & Mary (BA, English), Lynn holds an MSLS from the Catholic University of America.

Lynn loves the detective work that it takes to work at a library.  In her spare time, she attempts running with friends, visiting farmer’s markets and cooking big breakfasts for her family.

 

Library Open House a Great Success

The 2nd Annual Library Olibrarygcpen Houses from Sept. 8-10 were all a great success. Library staff welcomed over 300 students, faculty, staff and the community to the events with exciting library resources, fun activities and food.

Participants learned about the library’s popular streaming video databases such as Films and Demand and SWANK Motion Pictures, tested their library search skills by playing a game of Library Jeopardy, took a self-guided tour of the library through an iPad Scavenger Hunt, tested some educational apps and eBooks on the iPads, created crafts like giant tissue paper flowers and loom bracelets, practiced T’ai Chi Chih as a healthy and productive work/study break, enjoyed a variety of refreshments, and won cool prizes like a Reynolds t-shirt and a set of earbuds!

For some students, this was their first visit to the library and offered them a friendly introduction to the library’s space and services. Participants commented that access to computers and the internet, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff are the things they like most about Reynolds Libraries.  One student said she likes the “helpful staff and the feeling of sanctuary in the library.” A faculty member added that “my favorite thing about the library are the personable, friendly, helpful people. Thanks to all the good folk at the library for everything you do.”

We strive to be helpful to students, staff, and community users and we enjoyed the opportunity to advertise our presence and promote our services.  We look forward to another exciting year of working with our students and helping them succeed at Reynolds and beyond!

Please check out our Open House photo album at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2CS84C!

Coming soon:  Learn & Lunch Library Style on October 1st at Parham and October 2nd at DTC from noon – 1pm!  Stay tuned…

Quick Facts about Reynolds Library

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  1. 360,000+ visits per year, or 1,000+ per day by students, faculty staff and community patrons
  2. 45,000+ book checkouts per year, or 125+ per day
  3. 12 group study rooms checked out by 11,000+ students per year or 35+ students per day for collaborative work and group projects
  4. 2 electronic classrooms, where 220 library instruction sessions and workshops offered to 3,500+ students in the academic year of 2013-14
  5. 148 touchscreen computers, all equipped with internet and MS Office 2013 (PRC 90, DTC 34 and GC24)
  6. 130,000+ volumes of books, including 40,000+ eBooks
  7. 180+ research databases accessing millions of articles 24/7
  8. 10,000+ streaming videos and DVDs