Animals are easy to love but did you know that animals can be good for your health? According to the National Institutes of Health, interacting with animals can:
reduce stress-related hormones
lower blood pressure
increase feelings of social support
improve heart health
The end-of- semester crunch is stressful! That’s why Thigpen Library invites therapy dogs from the Music City Pet Partners to interact with Vol State students, faculty, and staff during Finals Week. This year, the dogs will be on campus December 3rd & 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Rochelle Center. Be sure to stop by for some dog therapy!
What do you need right now as you wind down fall semester? With December’s finals on the horizons, Thigpen Library’s expert librarians and the I.T. Department’s savvy computer lab assistants are available to provide you with some helpful guidance to get you through your assignments.
* I.T. lab assistants are available to assist you with using computer applications and software. Need help with printing and using the scanners? They are there for you!
* Librarians and library specialists are experts in the research process and can help you develop your topics into better research questions, teach you how to use library databases to find relevant sources*** to support your research, and provide guidance in using NoodleTools software so that you can ethically and accurately cite your sources in your papers.
Find help from the I.T. Lab Assistants and receive in-person research assistance from library experts at all the College sites: Gallatin main campus, Livingston, Cookeville, and Springfield.
***PSSST…! The library provides research guides that direct you to best databases to search for articles depending on your topic. For instance, does your topic focus on aspects of individual human behavior? Try the “Psychology” research guide! Do you want to know about behavioral characteristics of the yellow-tailed woolly monkey? Try the “Veterinary Technology” research guide. And so forth…
It’s hard to believe that September is almost over. Let’s look forward to all the fun events Thigpen Library has planned for October.
Munching Towards Midterms
FREE pizza will be served in the Thigpen Library lobby to help you through Midterm week! (While supplies last!)
Tuesday, October 9th: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10th: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
A Fate Worse than Death: Grave-Robbing in America
Join Vol State librarian Jennifer Weedman as she shares spooky local history about grave-robbers who sold bodies to medical schools in the early 20th century. Both lectures will be held in the Rochelle Center in Thigpen Library. Light refreshments provided.
Monday, October 22nd @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 23rd @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tip & Treat
Help Thigpen Library improve! Stop by to give us a tip on what we do well or what we could do better and get a treat for yourself. Coffee provided at the times below while supplies last.
Tuesday, October 30th: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 31st: 8:00 – 10:00 am
Fall Break Hours
Fall break is Monday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 16th. Thigpen Library will be open from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on both days. For our full schedule, see https://volstate.libcal.com/hours/.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship…. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
Thigpen Library honors our commitment to fostering access to diverse and inclusive information resources every year by participating in Banned Books Week events. For the week of September 23-29, 2018, you are encouraged to visit Thigpen Library in Gallatin’s 2nd floor display. And, all are welcome to participate in the following event:
Open Mic for Banned Books Week, Weds., Sept. 26 from 12:45 to 2:15pm in SRB 150
There will be a cart of books from the library’s collections available from which you can choose readings for this event, which is co-sponsored by the English Department.
Here’s a fun quiz from the New York Public Library to test your knowledge about banned and challenged books.