Tuesday, April 24, 2007

One Book One Community Begins Search for 2008 Book Selection

The One Book One Community committee needs your help to determine what book to focus on for the fourth annual citywide read. It should be Canadian, available in paperback, and substantial enough to generate discussion and debate.

From now until the end of May, readers can suggest books by using the online suggestion form (http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/oboc/oboc.html) or printed forms available at the Vera Bracken Library or the Medicine Hat Public Library.

The One Book One Community 2008 book will be chosen from the suggested titles and announced in the fall. Events will take place 1-2 February 2008 at Medicine Hat College.

Click here for more information about One Book One Community.

Database Roundup

In the months of March and April, Library Services added several new databases to its list of available online resources. Those new sources included:
  • ARTstor - This database provides high quality images to a variety of art mediums from around the world and throughout the ages.
  • CBCA Complete - A large multidisciplinary Canadian content database that allows a user to search the collected holdings that can be found in other CBCA products (CBCA Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference).

  • CBCA Current Events - This database provides information on current events in Canada by collecting and searching various mediums such as: newspapers, newswires, news magazines, and radio and television transcripts.

  • CBCA Education & ProQuest Education Journals - This database will search both the CBCA Education and ProQuest Education Journals databases. Both collections have a large holding of education periodicals for educators at all levels. CBCA Education boasts strong Canadian content .

  • Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine - This database provides more than 12,000 scientific studies on information about alternative/complementary health care studies. Herbal and other supplementary treatments are covered by this resource.

  • Frasers Industrial Supply Catalog - Frasers provides supplier sourcing for B2B, and industrial manufacturers and distributors in Canada.

  • The Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844 - This database provides full-text searchable PDFs of the Globe and Mail newspaper from Canada's pre-Confederation period to contemporary times.

  • Literature Online (LION) - LION is a large collection of American and English literature (poetry and prose). Other materials include critical works (books and journals) and reference works.

  • ProQuest Science Journals - With more than 380 full-text journals available, this database covers all forms of scientific studies including: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, physics, etc.
All resources are accessible from on campus and at home. With the exception of ARTstor and the Globe & Mail databases, all resources are provided via our partnership with the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library initiative.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Employment Opportunity - Library Clerk II

Medicine Hat College Library Services currently has an employment opportunity for a regular full-time Library Clerk II position available. The deadline for application is 24 April 2007.

For details about the position, click here.

For details on how to apply for the position, click here.

Monday, April 16, 2007

De-Stress Week Winners

Its exam time at Medicine Hat College, and for the week of April 9th-13th, Library Services featured a De-Stress Week. Features included books and tips about coping with this stressful time in the academic year, and prize draws. Prizes included a gift bag and gift certificates for massages.

Congratulations to our winners: Kendel Miller (gift bag), Megan Mortimer (gift certificate), and Deven Hoffos (gift certificate).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Globe & Mail Database Added to Online Resources

Library Services has added The Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844 database to its collection of online resources. This database contains full-text searchable PDFs of the Globe & Mail from 1844 to contemporary times. This database is an invaluable resource for individuals with a personal or professional interest in history.

This resource can be accessed from on campus or at home. To gain access and more information, clicking here.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

Library User(s) of the Month - April 2007

Library Services is pleased to announce that Rebecca Hartshorn and Lindsey Rea - University Transfer Commerce students at the college - are our Library User(s) of the Month for April 2007.

You can read a statement by Rebecca and Lindsey by clicking here.

New Materials Lists Updated - March 2007

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of March 2007. The lists can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/newmaterials.html.