Friday, December 19, 2014

Reuben Chmielewski: January Library User of the Month

Reuben Chmielewski
Business Administration, Second Year

“Thanks for picking me as the library user of the month. As far as study spaces go you can’t beat this place. The staff are super fantastic, so friendly and helpful. There is nothing like walking into a place where people know your name and ask how you’re doing. I spend a fair bit of time here and the staff are always patient and kind with my list of demands. Every so often they leave treats and drinks for us hungry sleep deprived students, which is also much appreciated ;). Make sure you say thanks to them this month for all they do.”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Faculty - We need your expertise!

Faculty - We need your expertise!
MHC Libraries Collections Maintenance Project

We have preliminarily identified (“flagged”) books in our collection to be discarded/removed. Before these books are reviewed by the librarians, we want your input. You can visit your subject area and review these flagged books. Tell us what should be kept or replaced.

What we need from you
1.       Come visit the library, grab some “save” stickers and review the “flagged” books in the collection.
2.       No time to review? Please contact Leigh Cunningham (lcunningham@mhc.ab.ca) to make other arrangements.

Subject Areas for Review
A – General works (encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, almanacs)
B – Philosophy, Psychology, Religion (including aesthetics, ethics, etiquette, mythology, folklore, logic)
C – Sciences of History – Archaeology, History of Civilization, Genealogy
D – World History (excluding United States and Canada)

Deadline for Review: February 20, 2015

More information
MHC Libraries is systematically reviewing the physical book collection in the Vera Bracken Library. Collection Development is a process, and with finite space, we need to continually assess the collections to both add and discard (weed) material.

Our responsibility as a college library is to provide resources for use at the undergraduate and technical level while also providing material of general interest to promote lifelong learning.

Our first task is to identify low-use, damaged, and outdated material in the circulating book collection. Books that meet certain criteria are “flagged” with stickers for weeding consideration. Generally, this will include books that have been in the collection for 20+ years and have not been used in 10+ years.

We will regularly provide updates and ask faculty to assist in this important process. Faculty will be able to review items identified for weeding. It is useful to view flagged items in the context of the remaining collection; items will be left on the shelves with stickers on their spines. Any items that faculty deem essential to the library collection will be kept.

Who makes the final decisions?
All collections decisions are made by MHC librarians: Leigh Cunningham (Collections & Instruction Librarian), Joanne Mokry (Access & Technology Librarian), and Keith Walker (Director) in accordance with the Collection Development Policy.  We value input and subject expertise from faculty and staff.

What happens to the discarded books?
Discarded books are first made available to the college community. When appropriate, books are donated to the Medicine Hat Public Library book sale or recycled.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Joel Higgins: December Library User of the Month

                                                                                                    Joel Higgins,
4th year, Bachelor of Business Administration

“I’m super excited to be the library user of the month! During my time at the Medicine Hat College, I have come to appreciate the library services. The library is by far the most comfortable place to come and work. With the many spaces to study and great hours of operation, I am able to spend most of my week here. The friendly support staff are always available and willing to help. When I talk to alumni, who have moved on to other post-secondary institutes, they always mention how they wished they had the support they did at the MHC library.“

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Extended Hours


Extended hours will be in full effect again soon. Coffee will be provided a couple hours before closing on the Saturday and Sunday.

Friday & Saturday December 5, 6, 12 & 13 we will be open until 8 pm.
Sunday December 7 & 14 we will be open until 10 pm.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lunch and Learn


Lunch & Learn
Justin Boodhoo, Health Promotions Facilitator & Trish Leonard, Mental Health Therapist

Thursday November 20
Lunch & Learn 12:15 – 12:45
Crowfoot Room

As part of National Addictions Awareness Week November 17-21, 2014, Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health will be speaking with local businesses and organizations about addiction, as well as promoting the services that we offer within medicine Hat. This will be a 20-25 minute presentation with a few minutes for questions.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Library Links - Website Outage Nov 11th


Hey everyone, the college website is expected to be out tomorrow for an undetermined length of time. We know that some of you still have assignments due and we would hate to leave you out in the cold. (Too soon?)

Here is the link to our resources: https://mhc.worldcat.org/
&
Our library guides: http://mhc.ab.libguides.com/browse.php?o=s

Monday, November 03, 2014

Tara Wyllie: November Library User of the Month

Tara Wyllie,
3rd Year, Nursing Student

"I utilize the library for computers, quiet study areas and research. I enjoy coming here because the staff are very friendly, resourceful and have contributed to my successes."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Halloween Art Show

The library supports our students and you should too. Check out their Halloween Art Show.




From out of the cobwebs of the Vis Com brains comes a spooky exhibition to kick off the year!

Join us in the "One On One Gallery " located in the new west wing of the Cultural Center, room VC122

The gallery is open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for an early sneak peek, but be sure to attend the official reception October 30th.

Costumes welcome

Refreshments provided

Check out the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/876066515738897/


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Kimara White: October Library User of the Month

Kimara White,
Bachelor of Education student

“I have my grade 6 teacher to thank for my love of books. Until grade 6, reading was a chore that I avoided at all costs. Mrs. Rosell had a contest to see who could read the most books that year and I love a challenge! During class she would often read a book to us. I still remember ‘Jacob Tutu and the Hooded Fang’ and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ as two of my favorites.


As I listened and read I discovered that reading opened up a whole new world with each story. I won the contest that year by reading over 100 books and I still read daily. My love of learning has drawn me back to the college to fulfi ll my dream of being a teacher. My favorite spot in the library is the curriculum collection. It is full of amazing books, teaching tools, manipulatives, puppets and much more that can help anyone that works with children. I can usually be in found in the quiet study room in the library where I get most of my work done. Thank you so much for choosing me as the library user of the month! It is my favorite spot on campus. The library staff is amazing and always willing to help in any way.”

Friday, September 26, 2014

Alberta Culture Days @ the library

The library isn't just a place to read anymore, it's a place for music and learning.


For Alberta Culture Days the library celebrated with artwork, musical acts and of course coffee and treats. Everyone had a great time as faculty, students and community members were able to take a break and relax together. The event was especially fun thanks to the daycare kids who stopped by the library to take part. The kids themselves had great fun hanging out with Denise Henning (our MHC president) and David Humphrey showing them how a Ukulele worked. Thanks to everyone who took part for making the event such a success and thanks to Valarie Westers for organizing it.

We hope to bring more fun events to the library, so keep a look out for the next one.

To see more pictures, check out our Facebook Page or our Flickr Account

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MHC celebrates Alberta Culture Days


Please join the Medicine Hat College Library, in partnership with the Division of Visual and Performing Arts and the College Child Development Centre, as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days 2014.

The Medicine Hat College Library will be hosting several events during this celebration.
  • Wednesday, September 24: The library will be presenting a musical performance showcasing Lyle Rebbeck, Rick Lett and Ryan Massini from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 25: The library will host the ukulele stylings of one of our students, David Humphrey from 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Featured throughout the week will be a wonderful display of artwork created by the children of the College Child Development Centre.
Everyone is invited to attend and coffee and treats will be provided at the events. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Brittany Sander Draw Winner

Congratulations to Brittany Sander!


This last week the library hosted a “Show us your ID” draw. Where students received a draw slip when using their ID’s within the library. The draw proved to be a big hit and Brittany is the proud owner of a new backpack full of school supplies. Keep a look out for future draws hosted by the library.  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Library Services Specialist - Technology

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

The position is based in the Vera Bracken Library at the Medicine Hat Campus. Qualified candidates can submit their applications until August 8, 2014.

For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

August 2014 Closures

Both the Medicine Hat and Brooks Campus Libraries will be closed on the following days during the month of August:
  • August 4 - Heritage Day
  • August 20 - College Day
  • August 25 - Staff In-Service
For more information about our hours of operation, please click here.  

Monday, July 07, 2014

Off-campus database access: Changes to student login

Due to the library's recent migration to a new integrated library system, students must now use their 14-digit barcode number, rather than their student ID number, to access the library's databases from off-campus.


You can find your 14-digit barcode number on your student ID card to the left of the card issue date.

If you have any problems accessing the databases from off-campus, please contact us.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Less Print Periodicals in the Library Collection

In response to the provincial budget cut for the 2013-14 budget the librarians reviewed the amount of funds spent on print copies of periodicals, especially the amount spent on duplicated print issues of materials available electronically. A large number of print periodical subscriptions have been cancelled and the copies in print have been removed from the shelves. There are a number of reasons for this decision:

  • The use of print journals and magazines has been steadily declining over the past decade while the use of electronic resources has been increasing.
  • All of the periodicals that have been eliminated are available electronically and research shows that students prefer electronic resources.
  • In order to be good stewards of the public funds, the library should not be paying twice for access to the same information in different formats.

The decision about the collection was made with users in mind. Students and researchers will benefit:

  • Electronic articles are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; access does not depend on library hours.
  • The space occupied by the print periodicals will be repurposed to increase consultation and study space: to provide more space for users.
  • The remaining print journal collection will be displayed, providing better access to the titles, and some of the funds saved by cancelling the subscriptions will be used to enhance the electronic collection, making it more attractive to students and researchers.

If you have any questions please contact Keith Walker, Director of Library Services: kwalker@mhc.ab.ca 

Canada Day Closure & Summer Hours

Beginning today, Monday, June 30, MHC Library Services will shift to summer hours of operation:

Vera Bracken Library:
  • Monday to Friday - 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Brooks Campus Library:
  • Monday & Thursday - 9 am to 12 noon
  • All other days - Closed
Please note: both locations will be closed on Tuesday, July 1 in recognition of Canada Day.


Parliament Hill, Ottawa.  Photographed by David Samuel.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Library System at MHC

It was an exciting day at the Vera Bracken Library, as staff celebrated the official launch of a new integrated library system at MHC: WorldShare Management Services (WMS) by OCLC.

For the past six months, library staff members have worked diligently to migrate data from the old system, learn new workflows, and perform a variety of cleanup projects.

Chris Field and Joanne Mokry cutting the cake in recognition of a successful launch
WMS is an entirely cloud-based solution which allows for greater efficiency behind the scenes.  For MHC Library patrons, a new catalogue provides seamless access to both physical resources and online databases, streamlined interlibrary loan requests, and much more.  

Screenshot of the new catalogue for searching the library
If you have any questions or require assistance with the new system, please contact us

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Library Clerk II - Brooks Campus

Medicine Hat College Library Services currently has an employment opportunity for a Library Clerk II at the Brooks Campus Library. The deadline for application is July 4, 2014.

For details about the position and how to apply, click here.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Judy Bohnet: Library User of the Month

Judy Bohnet
Administrative Assistant, Academic Resources Centre

The Vera Bracken Library is my most favorite place to visit on campus.  The staff have done an outstanding job of keeping with an academic learning environment, but at the same time making the library a place to relax, read, rest and rejuvenate.

One of the services I have greatly appreciated this year is the 'One Community One Card.'  It is so convenient to pick up and return material here, rather than make a special trip to the public library.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Citation Linker Service Restored

MHC Library Services is pleased to report that citation linker service has been restored ahead of schedule by means of the new WorldCat Link Resolver.

With WorldCat Link Resolver, library users can enter a specific article or journal title to be directed to the appropriate database where that full-text resource is available.


The new link resolver is accessible on the MHC Library homepage via the Locate a specific journal or article link.


If you need assistance with WorldCat Link Resolver, please contact us.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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.

The shared internship position is one of many collaborative initiatives at MHC Library Services.

This is a full-time position for the term July 2, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  The Intern Librarian will spend one-third of the employment term working at each of the three libraries.

For more information about the position, including instructions on how to apply, click here.

Learn about our previous Intern Librarians, and some of their experiences, in the Q3 2013 issue of Shortgrass Clippings.

Victoria Day Closure: May 19

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 19th for the Victoria Day holiday.

Queen Victoria in her coronation robes.  Source: Wikipedia
For more information about the library hours of operation, click here.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

James Kuehn: May User of the Month

James Kuehn
Instructor, CADD Technical Illustrator

The Vera Bracken Library is an essential component of my teaching and learning. What makes this place so great are not the bricks and mortar, but the staff. They have always accommodated my requests for technology, loan extensions, and even space where CADD students can present their ideas.

Vera Bracken’s staff make my job as an instructor much more enjoyable. I also access the library as a student of Athabasca University.

My research is greatly accelerated by having an excellent on-site library, rather than relying on eBooks. The library has me covered from research, to writing, through to presentation.

Writing this reminds me that I have some books due…

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Citation Linker Service Temporarily Unavailable

MHC Library Services has discontinued its subscription to the Find-It citation linker service.  This service was used to cross-reference a specific journal with the article databases where it was available. 

Citation linker functionality will be restored this summer when the library launches its new integrated library system: WorldShare Management Services (WMS).


In the meantime, please contact us if you need help finding a specific article or journal. 

Stay tuned for more information about WMS!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Virtual Tour of the Vera Bracken Library

MHC Library Services has created a virtual tour of the Vera Bracken Library using the online presentation application, Prezi.

The tour can be viewed below or via the library website.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Hours of Operation

With the current semester now drawing to a close, spring hours of operation will take effect on Saturday, April 26:

Vera Bracken Library:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Brooks Campus Library:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Good Friday Closure: April 18

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus libraries will be closed on Friday, April 18th for the Good Friday holiday. The Brooks Campus Library will also be closed on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th.

For more information about our hours of operation, click here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Student Artwork on Display

Two student art exhibits are currently on display in the Vera Bracken Library.

The "Multiples" project, part of the ARFN 233 3D Fundamentals course, tasks students with building a sculpture that is covered with multiples of a particular small object in order to make a social or political statement.


The second project is part of the ARFA 407 3D Design 11 course. Here, the students are asked to go and talk to a downtown retail merchant and measure their store window. They then build a model in 1" = 1'-0" scale and create a new window display, storefront and signage for their chosen establishment.
 
 
More photos of the exhibited artwork are available here.

New Puzzle in the Southwest Lounge

A new puzzle is waiting to be assembled in the Southwest Lounge. The last one was completed in a record 5 days - can this one be done faster?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Extended Hours: April 4th - 20th

The Vera Bracken Library will be extending its hours of operation from Friday, April 4th to Sunday, April 20th. 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.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Lori Galloway: April User of the Month

Lori Galloway
Student, Associate of Arts Diploma

It is an honor to be recognized as Library User of the Month. The Medicine Hat College Library is a great place to go to study, or just to unwind with a coffee and check out some of the latest magazines. I can’t say enough about how great the Library staff are; they are all very kind, patient, resourceful, and willing to help you! This makes it a welcoming place to be. As a mature student with a family, I find it a great place to study because it’s free from the distractions that may arise at home. I make use of the many resources available at the library such as the computer lab and the variety of study and reading areas. When I have free time, I like to go to the Library and pick out a movie for the weekend, or a good chick lit book. Over the years I've brought my daughter to the library with me now and then, and she has enjoyed the children’s section. She is 11 and when I told her about being Library User of the Month, she smiled and said “cool”. I think that it is pretty special she is also a library lover.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Puzzle in the Southwest Lounge

Need a mental break from studying or an indoor reprieve from the snowy springtime weather?  Head to the Vera Bracken Library's Southwest Lounge and spend some time assembling our newest 1000 piece puzzle of best selling book covers!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crafts at the Brooks Campus Library: Mar 26 & 27

Visit the Brooks Campus Library during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 to help celebrate National Craft Month! 

Library staff will be helping participants make T-shirt scarves on Wednesday and flower pins on Thursday.  There is a cost of $3 for each craft.



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jaspreet Pandher: Good Food Box Draw Winner

Congratulations to Jaspreet Pandher - 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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Author Reading: Barbara D. Janusz - March 18

MHC Library Services, in partnership with the Division of Arts, is hosting an author reading on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m in the Southwest Lounge. This event is open to everyone and refreshments will be provided.

The author, Barbara D. Janusz, will be presenting her work, talking about the writing and publishing process, and answering questions.  Mirrored in the Caves is her first novel, published by York University.

About the author:
Barbara D. Janusz is a mother, an environmentalist, a lawyer, poet and an educator. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, she has also lived on the west coast of British Columbia, in Calgary, in Paris, France, and in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. A contributing writer forEnviroLine: The Business Publication for the Environmental Industry, she has published poetry, short stories, editorials, and essays in various other magazines, literary journals, newspapers and anthologies across Canada. Barbara Janusz lives in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, with her partner, Garry, and son, Olek. Mirrored in the Caves is her debut novel.

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Happy Movie: March 20 @ 11am

In recognition of the International Day of Happiness, the MHC Human Rights Public Awareness committee will be holding a free screening of The Happy Movie. 


This film will shown on March 20, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the B-wing hallway across from the washrooms.  A draw for a free copy of the film will also be held.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

David Humphrey: March User of the Month

David Humphrey
Student - Business Administration Mount Royal University Degree

As I look back over the past 4 years, I can recall many of the highlights of my college career.

I earned a diploma in business administration, I got to be a part of MHC’s first Enactus club and I even got to meet Alberta’s education minister. But those, and many other accomplishments, pale in comparison to the pride I feel at having finally achieved my most sought-after and prestigious goal: the Medicine Hat College Library’s User of the Month.

Ever since I first came to MHC and saw the placards displaying the names of those dedicated individuals, I knew that my name would eventually be among them.  As I began utilizing the available services like such as the helpful folks at the information desk, the private study room and the comfy area in the back with the fireplace, I knew I had to be getting closer.

As Enactus MHC has grown we’ve needed meeting space and other resources to get organized. The computers and private study rooms are just some of the services that have helped us along the way.

As my Facebook status announcing my accomplishment stated: I couldn’t have got where I am today if not for the staff at the Medicine Hat College Library. Take THAT, grade four teacher! Looks like the trouble maker from the second row DID amount to something!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

MHC Make a Happy Campus

Medicine Hat College and MHC student volunteers have launched a Facebook group called Medicine Hat College Make a Happy Campus


If you would like to share some happiness and put a smile on someone's face, be sure to like the page and enter a positive comment in the online form!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zach Heinricks - Good Food Box Draw Winner

Congratulations to Zach Heinricks - 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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Family Day Closure & Student Study Break Hours

The Vera Bracken Library (Medicine Hat Campus) will be closed on Monday, February 17 for the provincial Family Day holiday.  The Brooks Campus Library will be closed on Sunday, February 16 and Monday, February 17.

Though classes will not be running for the Student Study Break (February 18-21), the Vera Bracken and the Brooks Campus Libraries will both be open regular hours.

For more information about our hours of operation, click here.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Tattooed Lady: Feb 26 at Noon

The Tattooed Lady, one of the Human Library "books" available from MHC Library Services, will be available to chat and answer questions on Wednesday, February 26th at noon in the Vera Bracken Library's Southwest Lounge. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The Human Library collection was created as a partnership between MHC Library Services and Medicine Hat Public Library.  Library staff have recruited human books from all walks of life, including: a critical care nurse to talk about end of life decision making, a survivor of rape, a search and rescue volunteer, someone who works to integrate people coming out of jail back into society, a reflexologist, a funeral director, a parent of twins, an alderman, a Camino de Santiago pilgrim, a person with body art, a person who uses animals in research, a knitter, and more.

To view a list of human library titles, search for "human library" in the MHC Library Services catalogue.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Taylor Bullman: February User of the Month

Taylor Bullman
Bachelor of Education

“Over the course of my four years at MHC, the Vera Bracken Library has offered consistent and reliable support which has helped me complete my studies in Elementary Education. I feel that the combined efforts of the library staff have also allowed a blended student body the opportunity to begin their life journeys through post-secondary study. In addition to a rich collection of resources and tech rentals, events and services like the free speech board, book discards, prize draws and library tours have made this place a living place of learning. Libraries like the Vera Bracken are keystones for promoting literacy in our college community, and our curriculum section is especially valuable to practicum students seeking resources to enrich their classrooms in the future. I especially appreciate the promotion of controversial literature through the ‘Banned Books’ theme which supports our freedom to read, write, and express ourselves.”

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Database: Science Reference Center

Library Services, in partnership with The Alberta Library, has added EBSCO's Science Reference Center database to its collection of resources:

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. 


Science Reference Center

This database is accessible by staff and students from on and off campus.  You can access Science Reference Center directly by clicking here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Top Hat Teen Reads

The Medicine Hat College Library invites all students to participate in a reading initiative this school year.

The Vera Bracken Library along with the Medicine Hat Public Library and together with Eagle Butte High School, Medicine Hat High School & Crescent Heights High School are working together on this project. The idea is simple enough. We want students to read more. To that end we've chosen a selection of books that cover a wide variety of things. We’d like you to read them over the year and then vote on your favourite at the end of the school year.

For education students this is an opportunity to see what your future students are reading. For everyone else the books are a nice diversion from your regular intense readings. We know how busy college can be, but reading is a great change of pace to our hectic lives.

Some books you’ll be inclined to read. Some you won’t, but we’d like you to try something new. We’ve planned events and prizes for those who participate. Details, updates and everything you need to know can be found on our blog – tophatteenreads.blogspot.ca or just drop by and visit us in the library.

Drop-In APA Workshop

Need help with APA style?

MHC Library Services will be offering a free drop-in workshop on APA Style and format. APA is typically required for assignments in Health Studies, Psychology, Business, and more.
Free library APA help sheets will be provided.
  • Where: Library Computer Lab (Room B130 in the Vera Bracken Library)
  • When: Friday January 17, 2014 at 12:05pm-12:50pm
  • Registration is not required. Free. All MHC students welcome. Bring your lunch.
  • There will also be a draw for bookstore gift certificates and printing credits.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Library Shelver

The Vera Bracken Library is currently seeking applicants for a Library Shelver position.  This job is ideal for students wanting to make a little more money over the school year.

Click here to read more about the position.  The deadline for applying is January 16, 2014.

For details on how to apply, click here.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Walter Garrison: User of the Month

Walter Garrison
Manager, Innovation & Scholarship

I am honoured to be recognized by the MHC Library staff as Library User of the Month.  The library is an excellent resource for current and archived information and provides a wide variety of informative materials.  I am very appreciative of the magazine selection as I enjoy the feeling of reading in a non-digital format.  The library staff has always been very accommodating.  This place is one of the great benefits of being at Medicine Hat College.