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.

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!

Floral designs on display at Goochland Campus Library

floral design 1The Goochland Campus library is showcasing displays from one of David Pippin’s Floral Design Classes.  Drop by the library to study, read a book or newspaper, use one of our new computers, laptops or iPads and be surrounded by these beautiful floral designs.

The library has numerous books in the collection to help guide you through tFloral design 1he creative process of floral design.  Our premiere Floral Design instructor, David Pippin, is well-known in Virginia’s horticultural world, and is a sought-after designer of floral arrangements throughout the Commonwealth.  His “taste and skill in floral design have a refinement and cutting edge to them that can match the best New York has to offer.”

Reynolds offers a Career Studies Certificate in Floral Design. Read  about our instructor, David Pippin, at his website http://www.davidpippin.biz or better yet, sign up for one of his floral design classes!  Classes can be found on the Reynolds Community College homepage.

Tell us what you think!

Use Reynolds Library services and resources?  We want to hear from you!

Please fill out the Reynolds Library 2015 SurveyYour input will help us better understand your perception of library services and help us to improve!

  • The survey, which was developed by the Association of Research Libraries, will provide us with comparable assessment information from peer institutions.
  • Your responses will be confidential, with no identifying links between a response and the individual who makes the response.
  • Please complete the survey. Incomplete surveys cannot be included in the study.

The survey is open from October 19, 2015 through November 6, 2015.  

To award your effort and support, we would like to give you a USB charger!  Once you have completed the survey, drop by any campus library and tell us describe the logo at the end of the survey – we’ll give you a “thank you” reward!

Car charger
Describe the logo at the end of the survey; we’ll reward you with a USB car charger (while supplies last.)

All of us at the Reynolds Community College Library thank you in advance for completing the survey!

Advance College Academy Students Pilot The Source Deck at Reynolds Library

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.

source deckThe 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.

aca 2These 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.

 

New EBSCHOhost eBooks added to Reynolds Library collection

my paris kitchenReynolds Library has recently added new fiction, cooking and self-help titles to the existing EBSCOhost eBook collection.

These titles can be read in your browser, or downloaded to your computer, tablet, phone or other mobile device.

Popular titles include:

wiohb imageNeed help with using or downloading these titles? Check out these research guides for more information.

Questions? Contact any Reynolds Campus Library. We are happy to help!

New library database: Statista

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!
Infographic: National Doughnut Day 2013 | Statista

Other statistics and infographics include:

Most played PC games in April 2015, by share of playing time
Big Mac Index: Global Prices for Big Mac 2015
Americans Lost Hundreds of Millions to Online Scams in 2014

Contact Reynolds Library for help using Statista or any of our other resources.