Monday, September 24, 2012

Graphic Novels at the Vera Bracken Library

Did you know that MHC Library Services collects Graphic Novels? 

Graphic Novels are "book length collections of sequential art containing a single story, or a set of interrelated stories" (Young Adult Library Services Association).
Contrary to popular opinion, graphic novels are not superhero comic books or picture books intended for children.  On the contrary, many graphic novels deal with serious adult themes.  Art Spiegelman's award winning Maus: A survivor's tale, for instance, places the reader alongside a terrified Jewish family living in Nazi-occupied Poland.
So, where should you go to find graphic novels?  In the Vera Bracken Library, there is currently a selection of graphic novels on display near the front entrance next to the Cafe Corner. 

Alternatively, you can browse the shelves under PN 6700, which is where most graphic novels are located.  Titles can also be found by conducting a subject search for "graphic novels" in the library's catalogue

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Streaming Film Database: NFB Campus

Medicine Hat College Library Services is pleased to announce a new streaming film database available to students, faculty, and staff: NFB Campus.

NFB Campus is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from the National Film Board of Canada. Choose from more than 2,500 high-quality Canadian films. All films include public performance rights. Users can create playlists, access pedagogical descriptions and study guides for each title, and search by school curriculum and grade level.


Please note: A free NFB Campus account is required in order to access the entire film collection and additional educational content.  Once you have created your account, you can access NFB campus from anywhere by logging in via 

Click here to learn how to set up your account. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Materials Lists for Summer 2012 Now Available

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the months of June, July, and August 2012. The lists can be found at:

Nearly 1,000 new audiovisual and print resources were added over the summer!

Monday, September 17, 2012

iPads Now Available to Borrow

The Vera Bracken Library now has iPads available for students, staff, and faculty to borrow for up to 4 hours!  The iPads are preloaded with a selection of Apps, a list of which is available here.

To sign out an iPad, simply visit the circulation desk at the Vera Bracken Library.  For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Christian Oliverson - Good Food Box Draw Winner

Congratulations to Christian Oliverson - winner of Library Services' Good Food Box draw!

Did you know that staff members at the Vera Bracken Library coordinate distribution of produce for the Medicine Hat Good Food Club?  Medicine Hat College students, staff, and faculty are eligible to join the Good Food Club program which allows members to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices through the power of bulk buying. 

For more information about the Good Food Club program, click here.