Monday, February 12, 2007

Library Staff Fundraise for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat

Over the past weekend, the Library Lofters (our bowling team) participated in the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat's Bowl for Kids' Sake charity. To that end, the Lofters raised nearly $300 for the event.

Thanks to Sheila Drummond, Lilian Li, Carly Ridgewell, Anne Scott, and Keith Walker - the Library Lofters - for their fundraising efforts.

If you want to contribute to the Big Brother Big Sisters of Medicine Hat, please visit their website by clicking here.

February 2007 Hours of Operation - Family Day/Student Study Break Week

For the week of February 19th–23rd, the Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus Libraries will have the following hours of operation:
  • Monday (19th) — Closed for Family Day
  • Tuesday (20th)–Friday (23rd) — Open Regular Hours
The libraries will have regular weekend hours preceding and following Family Day/Student Study Break Week.

For more information about the hours of operation, please click here.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Ropin' the Blues 2007

Every year Medicine Hat College holds a themed event to elevate the spirits of staff and students during the chilly winter season. In previous years it was called Beach the Blues, but this year we have the country/western themed Ropin' the Blues.

Library Services staff readily embraced the event and went all out with the theme: Little Library on the Prairie. The Vera Bracken Library was decorated and the patrons were served biscuits and lemonade.

Other departments on campus decorated their work areas as well. The Global Tourism & Marketing department hosted its annual mini tourism expo, and a chili cook-off was held outside the Rattlers Den (the campus pub).

Click on any of the images below to enlarge them.

The Library Entrance:

The Information Desk:

Wagon Train:

The Outhouse:

The Staff:

Thanks to everyone that made these events a success.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

We have a 2nd winner!

The Brooks Campus Library is pleased to announce that Mike Mandeville, a student at the Brooks Campus, was the winner of a 1 GB flash drive draw that was held during the Brooks Campus's Open House. He was one of many participants that that took part in the Brooks Campus's annual Open House event that was held February 7nd.

Thanks to all those that participated and made the Open House a success.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

We have a winner!

Library Services is pleased to announce that Micheala Harty of Etzikom, Alberta was the winner of the 1 GB flash drive draw that was held during the college's Open House. She was one of many potential students and community members that participated in Medicine Hat College's annual Open House event that was held February 1st.

Thanks to everyone who came out (despite the -22°C evening) and participated.

Where the heck is Etzikom (relative to Medicine Hat)?:

Satellite image of Etzikom (click to enlarge):

Friday, February 02, 2007

One Book One Community Events Begin

Medicine Hat's One Book One Community events begin on February 2nd and run until the 3rd. You can read more about this organization and it events by clicking here.

Library Services is a proud sponsor of this community event.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

New Materials Lists Updated - January 2007

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of January 2007. The lists can be found at:

Library User of the Month - February 2007

Library Services is pleased to announce that Corrina Rasmussen-Turner is our Library User of the Month for February 2007.

You can read a statement by Corrina by clicking here.

Medicine Hat College Open House - Library Draw

Medicine Hat College will be hosting its Open House today, and Library Services will naturally be participating.

Between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. anyone can enter the library's draw for a Verbatim U3 1 GB flash drive. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions that you have about the library and its multitude of services.

We look forward to everyone coming out and participating in this event.