Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Books and More

As a new student at Vol State, one might be a bit overwhelmed when the realization of writing a paper for class sets in. You may ask, “Where can I get significant sources and information?”

Vol State’s Thigpen library has an array of information that students may not even realize is available. The library is two stories, and has a large majority of books available for checkout. Of course the library has much more to offer than books.
Fifty seven computers are free to use for current students, and you can set up your free wireless connection now as well by going to http://www.volstate.edu/it/students/studentwireless.html. There is an extensive selection of eBook collections, E-resources, and library tutorials all available with the click of the mouse. These can also be accessed at home. Flyers with access to the information are available to help students access these sites. There is a Tennessee History room with rare and out of print books available for access, and the microfilm room has New York Times articles dating back to 1851.
The library staff is here to help, and will try their best to direct students in the right direction. Phillip W. Hailey has worked for Vol State in the library for fifteen years. He graduated high school in 1971, and decided to go back to college in 1990. He started doing the work scholarship program. “I was in my leather jacket and I asked where I was going to be. When I was told the library, I laughed,” said Phillip. After he graduated, Phillip was offered a permanent position, leather motorcycle jacket and all! Phillip will be available at the circulation desk during the evening hours once school is in session again, and Anne M. Kirkpatrick will be available during the day.
A few of the people who can help you are pictured above from left to right. Phillip W. Hailey, Louise R. Kelly-Director of Library Services, and Ann M. Kirkpatrick.
Hours of operation:
Monday –Friday 8am - 4:30pm through August 28th
Saturday August 29th 8am-4pm
Fall hours resume August 31st
Monday- Thursday 7:30am-9pm, Friday 7:30am -4:30pm, and Saturday 8am-4pm

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