2009 Sept Newsletter


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2009 Sept Newsletter

  1. 1. LRC Lines September 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1 From your Learning Resources Center Contact the LRC: 309-854-1730 sodtj@bhc.edu Welcome back! While you were enjoying a beautiful summer, the LRC staff were busy preparing for another school year. We’ve been ordering new books, shifting the collection to make room for the new materials, and buying LRC Hours: furniture.  Mon. 8 am-7:30 pm Why new furniture? The LRC will soon have twelve computers available for students to use for research,  Tue. 8 am-7:30 pm typing papers, checking email, and exploring the internet. Six of the new computers have already  Wed. 8 am-7:30 pm arrived if you are curious about them. All we have Office 2007 installed on them as well as other  Thu. 8 am-7:30 pm applications related to various classes. About two  Fri. 8 am-5 pm weeks ago, the new computer tables and chairs were Caption describing picture or graphic. delivered. Some students have already tried out the new furniture and everyone is finding the chairs comfortable. Closed Sat. & Sun. Along with the new books we’ve been adding to the collection, the LRC has also added DVD’s. So far we’re DVD’s are available for 3-day checkout. looking for Oscar winners and titles from the American Film Institutes Top 100 Movies lists. There are also some documentaries and other programs that have ILC Hours: been aired on channels like the History Channel and Discovery. The DVD’s can be checked out for three days by staff, faculty, or BHE students.  Mon. 9 am-Noon  Tue. 3 pm–7 pm  Wed. 9 am-Noon  Thu. 3 pm–7 pm Need to take a test?  Fri. 9 am-Noon The Independent Learning Center is open for business. Please note that BHE’’s ILC hours are a bit different Closed Sat. & Sun. than the Quad Cities campus. If you are coming in to take a test for Study Unlimited, a make-up test, or *You must have a photo ID anything else, you will need to show a photo ID. to test. Thank you. There is a new nursing test that has replaced the NET test and needs to be scheduled outside of regular ILC hours due to the length of the test. If you have any questions regarding the ILC, stop at the circulation desk and ask for LaVon Franklin.
  2. 2. Win a USB drive September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. To celebrate, come into the LRC and sign up for a new card or show us your current card and you can enter a drawing for a USB drive. Things you can do with a BHE library card: 1. Check out a cookbook and learn to a make something new. 2. Borrow a laptop to take notes on in class. 3. Use a Flip Video camera to tape a trip out of town. 4. Fill a free evening with one our DVD’s and a bowl of popcorn. (You have to provide your own popcorn.) 5. Catch up on all the back issues of Newsweek. 6. Try out an Amazon Kindle. (And read a best-selling book.) 7. Find something at another library and have it sent here. Interlibrary Loan is free and easy to do. 8. Have a cool-looking orange card to carry around in your wallet. On the new book shelf You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path From Chaos to Career by Katharine Brooks Ed.D. Find cookbooks in the library. Make a new dish using some of BHE’s organically Summer World: A Season of Bounty by Bernd Heinrich grown produce. Some great cookbooks can be found in the TX715 area on the shelves. The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life by Pam Grout Outside of a dog, a Heaven's Touch: From Killer Stars to the Seeds of Life, book is a man's best How We Are Connected to the Universe by James B. friend. Inside of a Kaler dog, it's too dark to read. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of — Groucho MARX Work by Matthew B. Crawford