Thursday, April 26, 2012

Employment Opportunity: Intern Librarian

Medicine Hat College Library Services, in collaboration with the Medicine Hat Public Library and the Shortgrass Library System, is offering an exciting opportunity to allow a recent graduate of a Canadian library school program to gain experience within an academic library, a public library, and a regional library system.  This is a full-time position for the term June 4, 2012 to May 31, 2013.  The Intern Librarian will spend one-third of the employment term working at each of the three libraries. 

For more details about the position, click here.

For details on how to apply, click here.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Changes to Proquest Databases

MHC Library Services recently switched over to Proquest’s new web interface.  This updated platform retains the search features you know and love and repackages them in a more attractive and user-friendly way. 


Among the new features are two particularly useful ones:
  • Auto-complete: Established keywords are recommended on-the-fly based on what you type
  • Keywords in context: Your search terms are highlighted within the search results
Accompanying the interface update are some minor changes to the organizational structure of the individual databases.  In particular, users now have the option to search the following newspaper databases directly:
In the past, these products could only be searched via Canadian Newsstand Complete- rest assured, these products are still indexed in that database as well. 

Additionally, CBCA Reference & CBCA Current Events have now been combined in the form of CBCA Reference & Current Events.  

As always, these databases and many more are available via our databases page.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about the changeover.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

New Materials Lists Updated - March 2012

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of March 2012. The lists can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/Library/Resources/New_Materials.aspx

429 new audiovisual and print resources were added this month!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

April Hours for Libraries

VERA BRACKEN LIBRARY (MEDICINE HAT)

For the month of April, please be aware that the Vera Bracken Library will be altering its hours on the following days:
  • Friday, April 6th (Good Friday): Closed
  • Saturday, April 7th (Extended Hours):  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 8th (Extended Hours): 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13th (Extended Hours): 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14th (Extended Hours): 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15th (Extended Hours): 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20th (Extended Hours):  7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21st (Extended Hours): 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22nd (Extended Hours): 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 25th (Reduced Hours):  7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 26th (Reduced Hours):  8 a.m. - 6 p.m
  • Friday, April 27th (Reduced Hours):  8 a.m. - 6 p.m
Starting on April 28th, 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
BROOKS CAMPUS LIBRARY

The Brooks Campus Library's hours will be altered as follows:
  • Friday, April 6th (Good Friday): Closed
  • Wednesday, April 25th : Closed
Starting on April 28th, 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.

Employment Opportunity: Library Services Specialist - Copyright

Medicine Hat College Library Services is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its team as the Library Services Specialist - Copyright!

The position is in the Vera Bracken Library at the Medicine Hat Campus. Qualified candidates can submit their applications until 23 April 2012.

For more details about the position, click here.

For details on how to apply, click here.