Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Free Esplanade Admission Passes

Front view of the Esplanade.  Photo credit: City of Medicine Hat

Students, faculty, and staff are now eligible to borrow a free admission pass to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre in downtown Medicine Hat.   

This pass grants the user free access to both the museum and the art gallery.  Passes are available to borrow from the circulation desk at the Vera Bracken Library and may be signed out once per semester.   

For more information about the Esplanade and current exhibits, click here. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Shakespeare in the Library - Sept 27

Shakespeare in the Library with Dr. Jay Johnson
Friday, September 27, 2013
Noon - 1 p.m.

Southwest Lounge of the Medicine Hat College Library
299 College Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB

You are invited to listen to phonographic recordings of select passages from Shakespearean plays.  Dr. Jay Johnson, a retired English professor whose area of expertise is Shakespearean literature, will lead a discussion

Call 403-529-3867 for more information.  This is a drop-in event in support of Alberta Culture Days and everyone is welcome to attend.

Dr. Jay Johnson recently retired from Medicine Hat College after a teaching career of thirty-three years.  During that time, Dr. Johnson taught a variety of English literature courses as well as courses in the Drama Program.  Dr. Johnson's principle focus in the latter years of his teaching career was on drama, theatre, and dramatic literature.  In retirement, among other interests, Dr. Johnson is involved with the Medicine Hat Shakespeare in the Park Society which is in its third year.

Friday, September 06, 2013

New Fair Dealing Analysis Tool

MHC Library Services is pleased to announce a new online copyright tool.  By answering a few simple questions, this tool can visually illustrate whether or not your intended use of copyrighted material is likely to fall under Canadian Fair Dealing legislation.

The tool is accessible from the library's copyright guide or can be accessed directly by clicking here.

A pie chart illustrates the extent to which your intended use is likely to fall under Fair Dealing legislation.

This tool was designed to assist during the Fair Dealing Assessment process, but should not be interpreted as legal advice.

If you have any questions about copyright restrictions and/or Fair Dealing, please contact Chelsey Reid, Copyright Officer at Medicine Hat College:

Phone: 403-527-3835

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Allen VandenBerg: September User of the Month

Allen VandenBerg
Vice-President, Student and College Services  

I am very honoured to be recognized by the great people in the library.  It is truly a special place to be on campus and for me it is the main venue for my professional development.  I find it a wonderful haven both for its useful resources and as a place to contemplate how knowledge from those resources can be adapted to this already fine institution.  The library and its staff are part of what will ensure this college continues to grow and develop into an even finer post-secondary institution.  The library is a dynamic place that serves students directly and serves those who serve our students.  Thanks!