Thursday, December 22, 2005

MHC Library Services Holiday Closure

Medicine Hat College Library Services will be closed for the seasonal holiday. All operations (including the Interlibrary Loans and Ask-A-Question Services) will be unavailable from 23 December 2005 until 2 January 2006. For more details on our hours, click the following links:

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Comments/Suggestions from Student Appreciation Week

Comments and suggestions submitted from our patrons, during Student Appreciation Week (21-25 November 2005), have now been posted on our website. You can view them at:

Thank you to everyone who made a submission.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Lost Floppy Disks

Over the course of the semester, the Library has collected a large number of floppy disks that were left behind by our patrons. Library Services will hold these disks until the 22nd of December. Following that date, the remaining disks will be reformatted (erasing all data) and loaned to students.

If you want to claim your lost disk, see the Information Desk.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Brooks Campus Library Holiday Hours

The hours of operation for Medicine Hat College Library Services' Brooks Campus Library have now been posted. You can view the hours by navigating to:

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Library Holiday Hours

The hours of operation for Medicine Hat College Library Services' Vera Bracken Library have now been posted. You can view the hours by navigating to:

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Library Book Tree 2005

As the semester winds down and the inevitable semester break approaches, the Library Services staff has created the Library Book Tree. Along with traditional festive season bows and garland, the staff has decorated the tree with their favourite book titles.

Come to the Library, browse the tree, and consider an interesting title or two for your reading pleasure.

Click the image to enlarge:

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Student Appreciation Week Draw Winners

Student Appreciation Week ran from November 21st to the 25th at Medicine Hat College. For our part, Library Services held a prize draw that included a flash drive, a Medicine Hat College hoodie, and a prize basket.

Congratulations go to: Amy Barsi (Brooks Campus), Shannon Haatvedt (Nursing), and Jennifer Wiedemann (Education) - the winners of this year's Library Services draws.

Comments and suggestions made by our patron's are being reviewed and responses will be forthcoming.

Thanks to everyone who entered the draw, and took time to pass on comments and suggestions.

Friday, December 02, 2005

New Materials Lists Updated

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of November 2005. The list can be found at:

Monday, November 28, 2005

Drop-in Computers Stations Rearranged

The Drop-in computer stations for the public and students have been rearranged. The stations are now in numeric order (based on each terminal's network log-in). The cable clutter associated with the last move has also been cleared up. We will continue to experiment with better arrangements of the stations.

The number of Drop-in computers remains the same – constituting 20 of the Library's 71 computers.

New Drop-in station layout:

Old Drop-in station layout:

Monday, November 21, 2005

Student Appreciation Week and Prize Draw - November 21-25

Medicine Hat College begins its annual Student Appreciation Week. This is our small way of thanking students for selecting us as their postsecondary institution of choice.

What is Library Services doing? Well, stop by at our service desks for some candy and enter a suggestion in our Suggestion Box near the entrance. When you enter a suggestion, you become eligible in a prize draw. Prizes include a Medicine Hat College hoody or a 256MB flash drive. Good luck and thank you.

Friday, November 18, 2005

E-Journal Updates

Library Services has updated its e-journal list that can be found at The journals that have been added include: BioScience, Birth, Business Week, Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, Child and Youth Care Forum, Children's Literature in Education, Early Childhood Education Journal, Educause Review, Fast Company, The Gerontologist, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, Leadership in Health Services, OMEGA: The Journal of Death and Dying, and Times Educational Supplement.

The following journals have been removed from the list: Canadian Journal of Political Science, Children & Society, The Economist, Geriatric Nursing, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Nursing Outlook, Social Problems, and Victorian Studies.

This latest update constitutes a net increase of seven e-journals in the Library's online holdings. At the present time, e-journal titles are only available for on campus access.

There are over 9,300 full text journal, magazine, and newspaper holdings available from our database/online periodical indexes that can be found at:

Thursday, November 17, 2005

MHC Library Services Blog Created

Medicine Hat College Library Services creates its blog. Faculty, public, staff, and students patrons can now view the latest updates to the Library's services and website. We are still in the early development phase of this blog, so please be patient. Thank you.