Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inaccessible ERIC documents

Due to the discovery of sensitive, personal information in various full-text documents available in the  Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) database, the ERIC team has taken the measure of disabling access to many full-text documents while sensitive information can be located and removed. 

Consequently, MHC Library patrons who use ERIC may encounter records for full-text articles that are not available.  Until complete full-text access is restored, ERIC has set up a form whereby users can request that specific articles be prioritized for review.  MHC Library Services also recommends users search alternative databases to find similar information.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Extended Hours: Nov 30 - Dec 16

The Vera Bracken Library will be extending its hours of operation from Friday, November 30th to Sunday, December 16th. 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: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (+2 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.

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Materials Lists for October 2012

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

509 new audiovisual and print resources were added to the collection that month!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mark Edwards - Good Food Box Winner

Congratulations to Mark Edwards- this month's winner of the Good Food Box draw! 

Prize draws for a complimentary Good Food Box are held each month in the Vera Bracken Library.  For more information, click here.

Movie Night - November 20 at 6:30 pm

Enjoy a FREE movie night - THE HELP - on November 20 at the Medicine Hat Public Library at 6:30pm as part of the Top Hat Teen Reads program. You can read the best-selling book that inspired this Oscar-winning film, too!


For more information, check out the Top Hat Teen Reads blog.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Remembrance Day Closure - November 12

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus Libraries will be closed on Monday, November 12th in lieu of Remembrance Day.  Both libraries will be open normal hours on the days preceding and following the 12th - this includes Student Study Day on the 9th, when no classes are being held.


For more information about the libraries' hours of operation, click here.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Adine Neilson - November User of the Month

Adine Neilson
3rd year Education student

“The Vera Bracken Library has become a “home away from home” for me. It is a clean, bright and comfortable environment that offers many different study areas. The group study rooms are a great place for working on team projects. As an education student, I appreciate the many different types of resources available, including children’s books and interactive activity kits. However, the best resource the library has is the staff. They go out of their way to help you or just offer some conversation when you need a break from studying. Whether I’m looking for a specific journal article or a good book to read on the weekend, I can always count on the staff to help me find what I am looking for. I also appreciate the many ways I can interact with library staff, whether it is in person, text messaging, telephone or email. The library team has been an integral part of my success as a student.”