“Turn and face the strange changes…”
It’s not just a classic pop song by David Bowie:
It’s what VolState Library is bringing to YOU via our LIBRARY WEBSITE (as well as our new Library-branded logo). [See below & thanks, VolState Public-Relations team!]
On Tuesday July 12, the Library will launch a new interface to our website named “PIONEER SEARCH” to honor Vol State’s very own Pioneers. This new online presence is a front-end product called “Primo” by library vendor, Ex Libris, which is necessary in order to connect with the library’s entirely new back-end catalog called “Alma”.
Please BE PATIENT during this transitional period!
And please ASK US if you’re struggling to find what you need – we’re here to help!
LIBRARY WEBSITE CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
TUESDAY JUNE 28 – FRIDAY JULY 15
FINDING Books & E-Books: continue to use the one-stop search box in the center of the library’s home page; starting on July 8 and through July 13, search eBooks only; the library’s old catalog works but does not reflect current data.
FINDING Newspapers, Videos, Lynda.com and NoodleBib: as usual, use the direct links to these resources from the library’s home page.
ASK A LIBRARIAN!
USE THE LIBRARY’S GUIDES
- Research guides will help you identify disciplinary-specific databases and other resources that are related to your topics. For example, if you want to research the psychological effects of social media use, you would use the library’s “Psychology” guide.
PROQUEST RESEARCH LIBRARY
- This database provides access to articles on every topic – highly recommended!
SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC DATABASE
Go to the green box named “Databases” on the library’s home page to locate an A to Z list of all the library’s subscription databases.
TUESDAY JULY 12 WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
Stay tuned as we roll out new instructions for navigating PIONEER SEARCH on Wednesday, July 13!
*Learn more about Bowie’s “Changes” [Source: Wikipedia] or listen to a version posted to YouTube.
Thigpen Library will join libraries of all types in a national, unified effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the digital and print information needs of their users.
Rapid advances in technology are fueling a library renaissance. No longer just places for books, libraries now offer an assortment of free digitally-based programs and services including 3-D printing, eBooks, digital recording studios and technology training. Such tech-based resources are transforming lives through digital literacy and lifelong learning, contributing to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment. Yet libraries are often overlooked as catalysts for powerful individual and community change.
How has your library helped you to transform? What do you need from Thigpen Library to succeed as a student? Is there anything you wish you had known about the library before you started classes? What would you like new students to know about the library? Share your thoughts and ideas about what Thigpen Library can do to make your academic experience better, then come join in the fun!
- Open Mic* on 4/13 from 1-2 pm: come share your talents! Express yourself through music, poetry, storytelling or anything you’d like to share.
- Game Day* on 4/14 from 10-2: Ping Pong, board games, card games and more!
- Secret Cinema all week long: Take a break from studying and go on a blind date with a movie! DVDs will be wrapped so you can’t see the title but we’ll give clues about what kind of movie you’re about to choose for your Secret Cinema Blind Date. You might find your new favorite flick!
For more information on how libraries are transforming their spaces and services for the today’s world, or to pledge your support for libraries in your community, go to www.ilovelibraries.org.
*Light refreshments will be provided by Student Services.
Flyers posted at VSCC locations declare:
[blockquote author=”” link=”” target=”_blank”]Learn a new skill free! Do something today that will benefit your future. Full access to Lynda.com content will be available to VSCC students, staff, and faculty in: JANUARY 2016. [/blockquote]
What does this mean?
Lynda.com is the “gold standard” leader in online training content. Lynda.com offers 6,000 courses in 5 languages + more than 110,000 tutorials with new content added weekly – available 24/7. Topics and courses offered by Lynda.com includes:
- Developer Training + Tutorials (learn how to code, build web applications, program …)
- Design Training + Tutorials (learn graphic design skills, Illustrator or InDesign, typography …)
- Web Courses + Training (learn web design and user experience [UX] skills …)
- Photography Courses + Classes (learn everything from gear to technique including lighting, photo editing …)
- Business Courses + Training (learn Microsoft Office applications, project management, negotiation, leadership, and marketing …)
- Education + Elearning (learn new classroom technologies and instructional techniques …)
- 3D + Animation + Tutorials (learn how to build virtual worlds through animation and 3d modeling applications …)
- Video Training Tutorials (learn videography skills and applications such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro …)
- Audio + Music Tutorials (learn how to record, mix, produce and sound engineer …)
With Vol State’s access to Lynda.com *you* will be able to learn the skills you need to be successful: in your VSCC classes, in your workplace, and in your life.
Don’t forget –
Lynda.com will be available from the library’s website in JANUARY 2016!
Lynda.com is being made available at Vol State through a partnership between the Information Technology Department and Thigpen Library. The college subscription is funded by TAF.
We’ve made it through another semester! Congratulations to all of our graduates!
If you’re going to be around for the summer, here are our summer hours for all of your studying needs:
|Maymester Hours (Effective May 9 – May 29, 2015)
|Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
|Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
|Summer Hours (Effective May 30 – August 8, 2015)
|Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 7:50 pm
|Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
|Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
|Intercession Hours (Effective August 10 – August 22, 2015)
|Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Exceptions to summer semester hours:
Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25: Closed for Memorial Day weekend
Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day weekend
Monday, August 17: Closed from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for Convocation
Regular library operating schedule for fall will begin on Monday, August 24.
We are still working with the librarians on the Highland Crest, Livingston, and McGavock campuses to determine their summer hours. This blog post will be reflected to update those hours when they have been determined.
And last but not least, enjoy a few pictures from the therapy dog visits on May 4 and 5.
Have a great summer!