Saturday, April 30, 2011

Inventory 2011

Library Services staff have been taking inventory of the collections over the past week. The reason for doing this is to account for our resources and correct issues in records that might prevent our patrons from accessing the full set of resources available to them.

What do our collections look like in terms of numbers? The breakdowns are as follows:

  • 78,900 circulating books
  • 47,846 periodicals (549 titles)
  • 8,031 audiovisual items (CDs, DVDs, VHSs, etc.)
  • 3,516 reference materials (almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.)
  • 2,819 curriculum materials (to support Education Program students)
  • 720 paperbacks
  • 7,135 circulating books
  • 4,196 periodicals (46 titles)
  • 536 reference materials 
  • 334 audiovisual items
  • 171 paperbacks
Library Services is constantly expanding its collections and services to our patrons. You can review monthly lists of new resources in our "New Materials" lists and follow any of our social media sites (Blogger, Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter) to discover all things new in the libraries.

If you have questions about the collections (or anything else), you can submit an email to information services or contact us by telephone at 403.504.3544.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Materials Lists Updated - March 2011

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of March 2011. The lists can be found at:

More than 280 new audiovisual and print resources were added this month!

Friday, April 08, 2011

April 2011: Closures & Spring Hours

Following our extended hours period, which runs from April 1st to 17th, the libraries will change their hours of operation for the upcoming Spring semester. The changes and closures for each library will be as follows:

  • April 18–20: 7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • April 21: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Reduced hours)

  • April 22–25: Closed (Easter Long Weekend & Inventory)

  • April 26: Spring hours start.

    • Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

    • Saturday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

    • Sunday: Closed

  • April 18–20: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

  • April 21: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

  • April 22: Closed (Good Friday)

  • April 25: Spring hours start.

    • Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

    • Saturday–Sunday: Closed
For more information about the libraries' hours of operation, click here.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Library User of the Month - April 2011

Mack Oerlemans
General Studies

Mack Oerlemans, Library User of
the Month, April 2011
I have found the library at the college to be an ideal place to do some quiet studying or use the computers for my assignments. The staff is always willing to help me find whatever I need or point me in the right direction if I am less than certain about what I am looking for. I have recently discovered the quiet study room in the corner as a good resource for when I need to focus on a difficult subject or think more creatively on a writing assignment. The awareness week bookshelf usually brings things to my attention that make a visit to the library even more interesting week to week. Also the artwork displays over by the printers are very creative when you take time to look at them.