Monday, March 24, 2008

Printing Off-line - March 26th (9 p.m.-11 p.m.)

Information Technology Services will be performing routine maintenance on the print system from about 9:oo p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, March 26th. During this time, student and publicly accessible printers will off-line. This means that no printing can be done in the Vera Bracken Library or in the computer labs via the student print accounts and/or print cards.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Basket Winner

Congratulations to Tara Love for winning Library Services' Easter Basket prize draw. She was one of the 220+ people that entered our draw this year.










Thanks to everyone that entered, and know that Library Services will be having more prize draws next week as part of Student Appreciation Week.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Student Appreciation Week - March 24-28

Medicine Hat College's Student Appreciation Week will be from March 24th to the 28th. Naturally you can expect Library Services to be participating. Things that you can look forward to include prize draws for:
  • a gift certificate for use at the campus cafeteria/Starbucks cafĂ©,

  • a "movie night" gift basket,

  • a massage and relaxation gift basket,

  • "gently used" flash drives and MP3 players, and

  • a Medicine Hat College hoodie.

You can also expect to have two free days of photocopying in the library. Wednesday and Thursday will be the free photocopy days.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Interlibrary Loan Services Disruption

Library Services will be upgrading its interlibrary library loan (ILL) system on Thursday, March 13th between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. There is a potential disruption of ILL services during this time, but the upgrade will enhance the rate at which our staff can expedite your requests for materials.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause.

UPDATE: The upgrade was successful and we look forward to serving you with our enhanced system.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Student Art in the Vera Bracken Library

The Vera Bracken Library is currently hosting several Art 233 students' art works. You can view the work which is located in the library's Reference Collection.



If you want to see the full collection of art that is being shown in the library, click here.

NOTE: Permission to present these images was gained from each of the artists.

New Materials Lists Updated - February 2008

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of February 2008. The lists can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/newmaterials.html.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Three New Databases Added

Medicine Hat College Library Services has added three new databases to its ever growing collection. The new databases include:

THE NURSING REFERENCE CENTER
[from EBSCO]
This database provides a point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. It delivers the most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases.

THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWSPAPER COLLECTION [from Heritage Microfilm]
This is a free database that will allow you to search thousands of PDF images from the Lethbridge Herald. The documents will range from 1905-1955.

PAPEROFRECORD.COM [from Paper of Record]
This free database provides more than 21 million PDF images of newspapers from Canada and around the world. The years of coverage will range from publication to publication. In order to gain full access, you will have to create a personal account with the site (Library Services has not received any unsolicited e-mail (i.e., spam) from this organization).

All resources can be accessed from on campus or at home. For a complete list of all of our database resources, click here.

Good Friday Closure - 21 March 2008

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus libraries will be closed on Friday, March 21st for the Good Friday holiday. With the exception of that day, the libraries will operate according to regular hours on the preceding and following days.

For more information on the libraries' hours, click here.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Library User of the Month - March 2008

Library Services is pleased to announce that Trent Nabe is our Library User of the Month for March 2008.

You can read a statement by him by clicking here.