Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Extended Hours December 2nd-18th, 2011

The Vera Bracken Library will be extending its hours of operation from Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 18th. The extended hours will be on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

The hours for those days will be as follows:
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (+2 hours)
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (+3 hours)
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (+2 hours)
The library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday as normal. For more information about the libraries' hours (including the Brooks Campus Library), click here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Employment Opportunities at Vera Bracken Library

Medicine Hat College Library Services is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its team as a Library Clerk III (Audiovisual Department).

Two positions are available: one part-time sessional and one casual.  Both positions are based at the Vera Bracken Library at the Medicine Hat Campus. Capable students, as well as the general public, are invited to apply. Please note that the deadline for applications is 2 December 2011.

For more details about the part-time sessional position, click here.
For more details about the casual position, click here.

For details on how to apply, click here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mango Languages App Available for iOS Devices

Learn languages on the go with the new Mango Languages app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! 

To get started, users must first access Mango Languages on a computer via Library Services’ databases page and sign up for a free account.  Then, simply download Mango Languages from the Apple App Store and sign in with your Mango account.  Visit the Mango Languages site for more details.

Mango Languages is an online language instruction program that will help develop a user’s knowledge of a particular language, in the following fields: comprehension, cultural insight, grammar, pronunciation, retention, and vocabulary.

Mango Languages currently provides instruction in 34 languages, which are:
  • Arabic (Levantine)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New Look for Bowker's Global Books in Print

The Bowker’s Global Books in Print database has been revamped to make the interface more attractive and easier to use.

Bowker’s Global Books in Print is a resource that lets you search for bibliographic information for more than 12.5 million in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audio books, and videos. The database also contains more than 2.2 million professional reviews.
Students, faculty, and staff can access Bowker’s Global Books in Print on campus or from home via Library Services’ databases page.  Simply click the Advanced Article Search link on the main library page, choose Reference from the subject areas list, and then click Connect next to the entry for Bowker’s Global Books in Print.  If you are accessing this database from home, you will be prompted for your student or staff/faculty ID number.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Whiteboard Wall Installed in Group Study Room

Forget what your mother told you about writing on the wall!  Library Services has installed a wall-sized whiteboard in group study room B132.  Students, staff and faculty can now write anywhere on the south wall in that room using a dry-erase marker. 

Group study rooms can be booked by filling out the appropriate sign-up sheet located outside each room in the Vera Bracken Library.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

New Materials Lists Updated - October 2011

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

More than 300 new audiovisual and print resources were added this month!