Friday, December 17, 2010

Library Services' Staff SPCA Drive

As we moved into the season for giving, the staff of Library Services decided to give to our oft forgotten friends of the four-legged variety. The staff donated cat and dog food/treats, cat litter, and a play tunnel. In addition to food and play items, an additional $25 in cash was raised for the Medicine Hat SPCA.

We encourage anyone concern with animal welfare to visit the Medicine Hat SPCA's website to discover more about this organization.

New Materials Lists Updated - November 2010

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of November 2010. The lists can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/Library/Resources/New_Materials.aspx

During this month, more than 125 new audiovisual and print resources were added.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Seasonal Hours: 18 December 2010 - 4 January 2011

Following the conclusion of exams on Friday, 17 December 2010, the libraries will be changing to their seasonal hours of operation.

Starting on Saturday, 18 December 2010 and running until 4 January 2011, the hours for the libraries will be as follows:

VERA BRACKEN LIBRARY

18-19 December 2010: Closed
20-22 December 2010: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
23 December 2010: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
24 December 2010-3 January 2011: Closed
4 January 2011: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

BROOKS CAMPUS LIBRARY

18 December 2010-3 January 2011: Closed
4 January 2011: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

With the seasonal break in operations, comes suspension of e-mail, instant messaging, telephone, and text/SMS information services; all services will resume on 4 January 2011. Any questions in the queues will be resolved then.

Both libraries will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, 5 January 2011—the first day of Winter Semester classes.

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

Monday, December 06, 2010

Student Appreciation Week Winners

Congratulations to Shane Longley and Lisa Murphy! They are the winners of the Student Appreciation Week prize draws that were made by Library Services on Friday.

Hopefully everyone else that was able to take advantage of the free photocopying and other giveaways in the Vera Bracken Library felt like a winner as well.

The Vera Bracken Library will continue to be serving free coffee for those students that take advantage of our extended hours over the next weekend; so the winning continues.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Employment Opportunity - Library Clerk

Medicine Hat College Library Services is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its team as a Library Clerk II at the Circulation Desk. The position is in the Vera Bracken Library at the Medicine Hat Campus. Capable students, as well as the general public, are invited to apply for the position. Please note that the deadline for applications is 9 December 2010.

For more details about the position, click here.

For details on how to apply, click here.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Library User of the Month - December 2010

Adrienne Lattery
Instructor, Division of Business

At MHC, we won the library lottery and boy oh boy, we won the jackpot! Our library is #1 in service! Why? One of MANY reasons is that instructors, staff, and most importantly, students, can send a text message, use online messenger, or send an email and staff from the library will actually respond to your message . . . with an answer! If it wasn’t for the library, I don’t think I would have ever completed my MBA. When I was going through the rigors of the program, the library showed me how to use their online databases. These tools saved me so much time because they enable you to find articles in periodical publications such as journals, magazines, and newspapers by typing only a few words! Back in my day we actually had to read a book in order to see if it contained anything valuable for research.

A BIG thank-you to the library staff for everything they do and thank-you for choosing me as Library User of the Month!