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November/December 2014

@ your Library

It's Christmas in the library!!! We have been enjoying our beautiful Christmas decorations, an occasional Christmas movie on the big library screen, and the rush of end-of-semester business in the library. A busy printer, panicky students, pretty big yawns, and people looking for stress relief have all been common sights in the library lately.

Next week is our 4th (I think) Annual Treats and Hot Drinks in the Library. We have treats and hot chocolate and cider for the students during finals. Any staff/faculty that want to stop in and say hello and enjoy treats and Christmas decorations are most welcome also!!

Please remind all students in your classes that all library materials must be returned next week by Thursday or they will be charged for them.

Wishing all of a you a blessed holiday and a very Merry Christmas!

Overheard in the library...

Some gems from just the last week...

1. "I had a peaceful experience at the DMV."

2. "Did he tell you to kill a tree in the process???"

3. "I need a book with no pictures and FAIRY TALES written really big on the front."

4. "If we poured hand sanitizer all over 300 people, do you think it would of the fittest? Would some just die off?? How many do you think we would end up with?"

5. "Can you help me find a book I'd like? I hate reading..."

NEVER a dull moment around here...

Did you know/how do I?

Did you know that all students in grades 7-12 have a "Library skills" class on their Blackboard? In the resources section of their Library Skills class, there are links to all of our databases along with the user names and passwords. There are also many resources related to the library, finding information, and evaluating information.

Under Modules, there are resources and activities to learn about the library and to practice information literacy and research skills. More resources and activities will be added throughout the year.

Coming soon to the Library Skills classes: "Avoiding plagiarism" training module that you can assign your students to complete!

Please let us know if there are specific resources you would like us to add for student access through the library skills classes.
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Are you a good digital citizen?

What is a good digital citizen? "Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use."

Can you name the nine elements of digital citizenship?

No? Check them out:

  1. Digital Access
  2. Digital Commerce
  3. Digital Communication
  4. Digital Literacy
  5. Digital Etiquette
  6. Digital Law
  7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities
  8. Digital Health and Wellness
  9. Digital Security

We'll examine them more in the coming newsletter issues.

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Need some ideas for Christmas presents?

How about a book by a PCA staff or faculty member? We have added three more to our collection this last month!

Koko Carroll's book Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

And two by Jon Lineberger : What God Did With a Mess Like Me and Tips for Academic Success in College

Check them out!!!