Join us for a load of fun at the 1st
Tailgate in the Library!
The partial Solar Eclipse is coming to Richmond at 2:44 PM this Monday, August 21, 2017.
This display at the DTC Library shows some of the history of eclipses (with articles from the New York Times for the eclipse in January 1925), the science of eclipses and how to view the eclipse safely (where to buy the safety glasses and the pinhole method). This very cool Vox website (see below) shows a time lapse view of what you’ll see where you live.
NASA also has live video streams of the eclipse from locations across the country.
We are excited to now offer digital magazines through Flipster! You can access, browse, and read digital magazines on your computer, tablet, or phone. It’s easy to get started: just visit the Flipster page and click a magazine title to immediately start reading in your browser from on campus. If you’re off campus, you will be prompted to login to your My Reynolds account before accessing.
Important Note: You must download the app on any of the three Reynolds campuses for it to work.
Follow the instructions below for downloading the app and accessing magazines from your mobile device:
- Come to any Reynolds campus and download the Flipster app on your mobile device.
2. Open the Flipster app.
3. Click on the Get Started button.
4. When the following prompt appears, Allow “Flipster” to access your location while you use the app? select Allow.
5. From the Find My Library screen, select J S REYNOLDS COMM COLLEGE from the Nearby Libraries list.
6. You will then be brought to a browse list of All Magazines.
7. From then on when you open Flipster from on or off campus, you will not be prompted to login.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! Enjoy!
All Reynolds Libraries will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 for Independence Day. Be sure to plan ahead and check out some good books, DVDs, and audiobooks. Remember: eBooks and databases are available 24/7/365!
On Wednesday, July 5th all campus libraries will be re-open. Happy 4th of July!
- Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley – Parham Road Campus Library – PN6728.W6 H34 2014
- The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore – Parham Road Campus Library – PN6728.W6 L48 2014
- Wonder Woman, Earth One, Volume 1 by Grant Morrison – Parham Road Campus Library – Graphic Novel Collection PN6728.W6 M67 2016
- Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson – Parham Road Campus Library Graphic Novel Collection PN6728.W6 T47 2016
- Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique by Jacob M. Held – Wiley eBook
- Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television by Gladys L. Knight – EBSCOhost eBook
- Heroines of Film and Television: Portrayals in Popular Culture – Parham Road Campus Library PN1995.9.W6 H465 2014
Also check out the educational film, Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. This film, available through Kanopy, critiques gender and heroism in popular culture.
Denise Woetzel and Suzanne Sherry attended and presented at The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC), an annual day long conference held at Radford University which is dedicated to the exploration of innovative practices related to the teaching and learning of information literacy in academic libraries. College and university librarians and teaching faculty gathered from Virginia and from other states as far as California to learn about the latest information literacy initiatives developed and implemented at other academic institutions. Denise and Suzanne gained much insight on various information literacy issues related to pedagogical theories, collaborative initiatives, instructional methods, assessment, emerging technologies, librarians’ roles, and marketing. Through networking with conference participants, Denise and Suzanne also learned about the many information literacy opportunities and challenges encountered by other academic institutions.
Some session highlights from TILC 2017 included:
- Meeting your Students Where they Are: Making the Most of Your School’s LMS presented by Bernadette Miro & Mason Yang from Marymount University
- Beyond the CRAAP Test: A New Tool for Source Evaluation presented by Joi Jackson from George Mason University
- One-On-One Research Help: Designing Services that Support Enduring Relationships with First-Year Students presented by Jennie Goforth & Kodi Saylor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Innovating the First-Year Experience Proposal (handout) presented by Denise A. Wetzel from Mississippi State University
- A Single Shot of Critical Pedagogy presented by Katelyn Tucker Burton from Virginia Western Community College and Alyssa Archer & Michele Ren from Radford University
- Urban Legend or Practical Pedagogy presented by Candice Benjes-Small & Jennifer-Whicker from Radford University
- They Want Me to Teach APA for 75 Students? Transforming Citation Instruction for Large (or Small) Classes presented by Lisa Becksford from Virginia Tech University
- The Struggle is Real: Facilitating Information Literacy Learning by Being Leaders of Failure presented by Liz McGlynn Bellamy from Radford University
Denise, Suzanne and Josh Watson also presented a session at the conference, Library Live! Collaborating towards Heightened Information Literacy & Retention in English Composition Classes. During the session they discussed the development, facilitation and assessment of student-centered information literacy activities in several ENG-111 and 112 class sections and how these “class within a class” Library Live sessions increased student retention, engagement and success. Research activities and deliverables as well as pre and post assessment findings were shared during the session.
If you would like to talk to Denise or Suzanne about the conference or collaborate with them on developing and facilitating information literacy sessions with your classes, you can contact them by email or phone: