The library’s book club for staff, faculty and alums will next be meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at noon, to discuss Alice LaPlante’s literary thriller “Turn of Mind.”
We will meet at noon in the Hollins Room, with drinks and dessert provided by the library. Bring a brown bag lunch, bring a colleague, and join us! We look forward to seeing you here.
rsvp to Maryke Barber at email@example.com or 540-362-6328.
DEC. 9 –13: UNTIL 2:00 AM
DEC. 14 (READING DAY): OPEN ALL NIGHT
DEC. 15 – 17: UNTIL 2:00 AM
Night owls, don’t despair! The library will be open until 2 a.m. starting on December 9, through December 17. On Reading Day we will be open 24 hours. Come to work, stay for the munchies: free coffee and tasty snacks will be available in the evening hours, as will a table of games, bubbles and other stress-busters.
Don’t forget that on Reading Day, the third floor of the library becomes a quiet zone for those wishing to study in peace; groups are encouraged to use a study room or other space on the second and first floors.
Need some help? Our reference librarians are standing by to help you solve that knotty problem. You’ll find us at the desk, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by IM: askwyndham or by phone: 540-362-7465. Good luck with your exams!!!
The Library would like to thank Student Services for sponsoring the exam snacks
This fall, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell proclaimed the month of October “Information Literacy Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, information literacy is a skill set that includes finding, accessing, evaluating and using information. While not unique to the 21st century, in today’s information-rich environment these skills are more important than ever. Just think: could you travel, without finding and accessing information about your destination first? Would you vote, without evaluating the information provided to you by a campaign commercial? The proclamation recognizes the need for Virginia’s citizens to develop information literacy skills, stating that they are “a critical part of effective decision-making.”
College students use information literacy skills every day. In the library we focus on teaching those techniques that will both help students finish their homework and also prepare them to be smarter, more successful information consumers in their careers and lives beyond Hollins. Students learn how knowledge is organized by those who produce, disseminate, and preserve it; we also partner with faculty to teach the principles of using information ethically and effectively. Information literacy keeps us all busy: in the 2011-12 school year, library staff taught 96 classes to 1,071 students.
Governor McDonnell’s proclamation was the result of a campaign organized by the Library of Virginia, the official library and archives for the Commonwealth. The LVA has preserved the unique history and records of our state since 1823. It is also responsible for advancing and promoting libraries and archives state-wide to ensure that Virginians will have open and free access to information.
Read the full proclamation: http://tinyurl.com/ccxnx2c
To learn more about information literacy, see the Association of College & Research Libraries website: http://tinyurl.com/cecdy45
If you’ve ever wondered what public libraries in Roanoke have to offer, now’s your chance to find out. While the Wyndham Robertson Library and the Roanoke College Library supply academic materials, the public libraries have several features that can be very beneficial to students.
The Hollins Branch is conveniently located on Peter’s Creek Road, only five minutes away from campus. They have audio books, an extensive children’s literature section and a well stocked fantasy and young adult section. It is also possible to download audiobooks and eBooks to your computer and phone. You are allowed to download 3 at a time and may keep them for
7-14 days. This branch also has a wide selection of films, including most new releases. There is also an app available for mobile phones that allows you to use library services directly from your phone. Visit http://va.boopsie.com to download this app. Free
computer and internet use is also available and printing only costs 10 cents a page.
Check out the website for the Hollins Branch of RPL:http://tinyurl.com/cocsjuw
The library’s book club for staff, faculty and alums will meet in December to discuss P.G. Wodehouse’s classic comedy The Girl in Blue.
We will meet on Tuesday, December 11 at noon in the Hollins Room on the library’s third floor. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the library. Bring a brown bag lunch, bring a colleague, and join us!
Getting the book: our library has one copy, and there are copies available from many of the public libraries: www.rvl.info
. It’s out of print currently, but used copies are widely and inexpensively available (www.bookfinder.com
New Library Exhibit! Now that that renovations are complete, come find out about theatrical activities in the early days of Hollins and the unique story of how the Little Theatre was built. Display located on the 3rd floor of the library, next to the Hollins Room.
Due to the cancellation of Hollins evening classes and events, the Library will also be closing after 6:00 p.m. today, October 29 . Any additional information or updates will be posted on my.hollins and on the library’s website.