Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Vol State Library: More tools for you than just books

Starting school can feel like trying to get a drink out of a fire hose.  The amount of information that blows past a student can be overwhelming.  Make sure you don't miss out on all of the cool things available to you at the Vol State Thigpen Library. They probably have more ways to assist you than any other place on campus.  They have both Mac and PC desktop computers, laptops, printers, staplers, books, access to scholarly articles, and a plethora of other online tools. 
Are you uncomfortable navigating the Vol State library website?  Library staff provide a friendly face just inside the main entrance to the library and they're waiting to help you.  As Director of Library Services, Louise Kelly wants to see each student develop the best learning strategy possible.  “A lot of times a new student won’t ask for help,” said Kelly.  “That’s what we are here for.  Stop by the reference desk and we will help you find the best sources.  We always have someone to assist with research.  Our computers are the most popular resource.  We hold training workshops at the beginning of each semester.  Many students do not realize that in addition to our physical books, we have over sixty nine thousand e-books that can be accessed remotely.”
If you have a group project and need a place to meet, there are seven private study rooms upstairs, viewing rooms for the academic DVD collection, and many textbooks for those that are still waiting for course material the first couple of weeks of class. 
New hours start August 27
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday      7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer State Community College

No comments: