Friday, December 21, 2012

Stephen Little - January User of the Month

Stephen Little
3rd Year BN/RN Student

Years ago I decided to leave the workforce and set a higher standard for myself and upgrade my high school sciences. The library became my new niche; I would strategically place myself in the cubbies along the west wall of the library, studying chemistry and physics.  The high ceilings and transom windows provided an uplifting atmosphere throughout my upgrading and UT science courses. Not only did the library provide an enriching learning environment, it also has sentimental value to me. I tutored a classmate (who I eventually married) in organic chemistry every week at the same table! 

However, it was not until I began the RN/BN program in 2010, that I fully realized and then utilized the services available at the library: I learned the APA style of writing scientific papers, accessed medical references available, and familiarized myself with the online databases. The Staff at the College library have always been extremely helpful with my numerous questions and accommodating with my requests for AV equipment, human anatomy models, and reservations of course material.  The Vera Bracken Library is a beautiful and valuable resource, and will always be central to my education now and in the future!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Hours

Starting on Thursday, December 20, 2012 and running until Wednesday, January 2, 2013, the hours for the libraries will be as follows:

VERA BRACKEN LIBRARY

December 20-21, 2012: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
December 22, 2012- January 1, 2013: Closed
January 2, 2013: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
January 3, 2013: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m

BROOKS CAMPUS LIBRARY

December 17, 2012- January 2, 2013: Closed
January 3, 2013: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

With the seasonal break in operations, comes suspension of e-mail, instant messaging, telephone, and text/SMS information services; all services will resume on January 2, 2013. Any questions in the queues will be resolved then.

Both libraries will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, January 3, 2013.

For more information on the libraries' hours, click here.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tree Planted in Recognition of Library's Environmental Challenge Victory

As the winning department in the College’s Environmental Challenge for 2012, a tree was planted at the beginning of the new Campus Trail in recognition of the library’s efforts to maintain a healthy and environmentally-conscious workplace. 


In the holiday spirit, members of the library’s Recycling Committee decided to decorate the tree for the benefit of trail-users and hungry birds.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jason Thunberg - Good Food Box Winner

Congratulations to Jason Thunberg- 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.

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Materials Lists for November

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

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

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Barbara Mitchell - December User of the Month

Barbara Mitchell
Educational Technology Services

“Service above and beyond.” How true! When I find myself asking for help for the umpteenth time in a day I still get friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service. It is obvious the library staff take pride in the role they play in the success of the college. As an Educational Technologies Specialist at MHC, the Library staff’s collaborative nature and their constant hunt for new and innovative technologies that enhance access to information and services is invaluable to me. And, personally, I think the space itself is just a great place to be.