Friday, November 30, 2007

Student Appreciation Week Winners

Congratulations to our Student Appreciation Week daily prize draw winners. Each winner gets a $15 gift certificate to be spent at the Campus Store.

Our winners are:
  • Monday - Andrew Benoit
  • Tuesday - Ian Wearmouth
  • Wednesday - Abraham Chang
  • Thursday - Tanya Myrfield
  • Friday - Alex Schmidek
Thanks to everyone that entered and took time to make comments and suggests. As ever, we continue to look forward to serving you.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

You want more cow bell? We give you more cow bell!

In honour of Student Appreciation Week, one of the suggestions that we received was that we "need more cow bell." Being ones to never disappoint, we give you more cow bell!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Student Appreciation Week - November 26-30

Join Library Services as we celebrate Student Appreciation Week in the Vera Bracken Library.

We will be holding daily draws for $15 gift certificates to the Campus Store. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will be offering free photocopying at the Vera Bracken Library's photocopy stations. So come in, enter the contests, and take advantage of our many services.

While you are here, take some time to tell us what you like about the Vera Bracken Library and offer suggestions on how we can improve our services to meet your needs. Our Comments/Suggestions box is located near the photocopier stations and is completely anonymous.

We look forward to serving you for the remainder of 2007 and into 2008.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Connecting to the Wireless Network - Keep It Simple

To connect to the wireless network in the Vera Bracken Library, you need to keep it simple. There is no special software, user name, or password required to access the wireless network.

To begin, you only need to use the built-in Windows or Macintosh wireless connection application. To access the Windows software (see Figure 1), go to the Start button (on the task bar) > select: Connect To > click: Wireless Network Connection.

Figure 1. Opening the Wireless Network Connection application.

Once the Wireless Network Connection window opens (see Figure 2), be sure that you have selected the Library network, and click Connect to begin the connection process.

Figure 2. Selecting the desired wireless network.

  • If you have your machine set to automate your connection, you might make an ad hoc (peer-to-peer) connection. It will look like you are connected to a network, but you will not get any Web access - you have connected to another person's computer and not the wireless network.
  • If you have your machine set to connect with a static Internet Protocol (IP) address, you might not be able to connect. Use dynamic IP addressing to connect to our wireless network - this is typically a system default setting.
  • Neither Library Services nor Information Technology Services will modify/troubleshoot personal equipment. We suggest reviewing your owner's manual, contacting your computer's technical support line, or your computer's reseller for support with your wireless equipment.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Libraries Closed - 12 November 2007

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus Libraries will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observation of Remembrance Day.

The Vera Bracken Library's weekend hours will be the same as normal. Both libraries will also be operating normal hours on Friday, November 9th (Student Study Day - a day when no classes are being held).

November 11, 2007
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
    • Procession will form and march from Esplanade to Riverside Park for cenotaph services.
  • 11:30 a.m.
    • Conclusion of ceremonies.
Click here for additional information about street closures during this time period.

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

Friday, November 02, 2007

Wireless Access is Available!

Medicine Hat College's Information Technology Services department has reactivated the wireless (Wi-Fi) Web service in the Vera Bracken Library. The service is available to anyone with a compatible Wi-Fi enable device (i.e., laptop, phone, PDA, etc.).

Connect to the wireless network by turning on your wireless card, and locating the Library wireless network with your machine's Wi-Fi connection program. A user name and password is not required to access the Wi-Fi network.

For more information about the service, visit Library Services' information page by clicking here.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Library User of the Month - November 2007

Library Services is pleased to announce that Shey Eagle Bear is our Library User of the Month for November 2007.

You can read a statement by Shey by clicking here.