Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Hours for Libraries


For the month of April, please be aware that the Vera Bracken Library will be altering its hours on the following days:
  • Friday, April 2nd (Good Friday): Closed
  • Friday, April 9th (Extended Hours): 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 10th (Extended Hours): 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 11th (Extended Hours): 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16th (Extended Hours): 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 17th (Extended Hours): 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 18th (Extended Hours): 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 24th (Reduced Hours): 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 25th: Closed
Starting on April 26th, the Vera Bracken Library will begin its Spring session hours, which are:
  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

The Brooks Campus Library's hours will be altered as follows:
  • Friday, April 2nd (Good Friday): Closed
Starting on April 26th, the Brooks Campus Library will begin its Spring session hours, which are:
  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
For more information about the libraries' hours of operation, click here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Student Appreciation Week Winners - March '10

Over the course of Student Appreciation Week we had 385 entries for our prize draws. Congratulations to our three winners:
  • Nickel Javier - $25 Safeway gift certificate

  • Kim Rooke - Library Services mug with Starbucks Gift Certificate

  • Sarah Thiessen - $10 print credit
Naturally, everyone was a winner with free photocopying on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Successful Partnership with MHC Division of Business

A book launch party was hosted in the Vera Bracken Library to celebrate the successful partnership between Library Services and the Division of Business. The book is a compilation of business student projects instructed by Glen Allan with the research support from the library. The students were excited to see their projects turned into a published work and listed with many other books collected by the library. The highlight of the event was that each individual student was able to retrieve the book through the online catalogue by searching their own name as the author!

- Lilian Li, Information and Technology Librarian

You can view their book, Business Math 183: Class Project: Statistics, by clicking here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LibQUAL+® Draw Winners

With 304 entries and 152 comments submitted to the Library Services' LibQUAL+® survey, we are greatly appreciative of all of those individuals that took time to participate. No good deed goes unrewarded and the reward is greater for some of you. Congratulations to the following participants in the survey who won one of our 10 prize draws:

$25 Campus Store Winners:
  • Ray Bosomworth
  • Lindsey Kowalchuck
  • Dean Milne
  • Carrie Noack
  • Judi Santos
$25 iTunes Store Winners:
  • Brianne Debler
  • Jacqueline Freeman
  • Jamie Herman
  • Jennifer Knudsen
  • Joelle Thibault
For our other participants, we will take your suggestions to heart and continuously work to build a better library for all our patrons. Thank you again for participating and look forward to the results of the survey in the near future.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Student Appreciation Week - March 22-26

Medicine Hat College will be celebrating Student Appreciation Week from March 22nd to the 26th. You can expect prize draws and free stuff from Library Services over the course of the week.

Some of the things you can expect include:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - free photocopying
  • Thursday - draw for three separate prizes which include: $25 Safeway card, mug with Starbucks gift certificate, and a $10 print credit
All this and more to show you how much we appreciate the students at Medicine Hat College.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Materials Lists Updated - February 2010

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of February 2010. The lists can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/New Materials/.

More than 330 new audiovisual and print resources were added this month.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

"ebrary" E-book Collection Trial

Medicine Hat College Library Services is currently offering our patrons access to the ebrary e-book collection. This trial database will give you access to the following ebrary collections:
All three sets can be searched from one convenient search box or you can try the advanced search features for a more focused search.

Trial access is currently available from the Medicine Hat or Brooks Campuses of Medicine Hat College only and will expire March 31, 2010. To access the ebrary, click here.

Please give us feedback on this resource by contacting us at:
  • Phone: 529-3867 (local), 1 (866) 282-8394 ext. 3867 (toll free long distance);

  • E-mail: reference@mhc.ab.ca;

  • Text Message: 403-866-5872; or

  • visit us at any of the library service desks in Medicine Hat or Brooks.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Library User of the Month - March 2010

Xue Cao (Snow)
University Transfer, Business

"I have been a student of Medicine Hat College for over one year. I really like studying in the Vera Bracken Library. There are many factors that make me feel very comfortable in the library. First of all, I can find some places where it is quiet so that I can concentrate on my studies. Also, the professional people who work in the library are helpful. Every time I ask for help from them, they patiently answer my questions with a smile. Third, the users of the library appreciate the bright lighting and the equipment. We may use computers and videos to support our work. All in all, the Vera Bracken Library is a really good place to study for me."