Monday, October 22, 2012

Art Images at Delgado

Prepared by Andrew Lopez

On Friday 10/19/2012, Arts & Humanities Librarian Andrew Lopez presented "Finding Art Images in Periodicals and Elsewhere" as part of the faculty and staff development LINK lecture series.

Here is a list of the resources presented:

The ARTstor interface
A number of exciting conversations were started between faculty about ways in which they use art and art images in their classrooms. Instances of students needing art images were reviewed, and it was also mentioned that the library maintains a large collection of art books, which are also an excellent source for art images and ideas.

Please stay tuned next semester for a follow-up presentation that will focus exclusively on organizing and exporting special image collections with ARTstor.

A PDF of the handout is available here

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ways to Celebrate National Book Month

Prepared by Adriene S. Jones

Sometimes reading seems like drudgery when it’s always connected to schoolwork.  Well, you may still have to read the pages assigned by your English teacher, but during the month of October, celebrating National Book Month could make reading more exciting.  Check out these fun ways to celebrate:

·         Donate a book and get a free cookie from the Great American Cookie Company.  Click here for details.

·         Discover E-books.  Click here to access Delgado’s E-book collection.  If prompted for a user name and password, enter the username and password for your Delgado email account.

·         Attend story time at your local public library.  Click on the links below to see story time schedules for nearby public libraries.
o   St. Tammany Parish (Covington, Slidell)
o   New Orleans (City Park, West Bank)
o   Additional library schedules for the Jefferson Public Library system

·         Catch up on your reading list or start a new one.  Click here to get started with this year’s National Book Foundation finalists.

·         Read a book then watch the movie.  There are many great movies that are even better books: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter Series, The Secret Life of Bees, Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings, The Help, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Little Women.

·         Download the Reading Rainbow iPad App for free or watch clips of the television show Reading Rainbow on YouTube.

·         Visit the DCC Covington Library and participate in the National Book Month Celebration Contest.

However you decide to spend National Book Month, hold on to the books that make you think, question, explore, cry, and laugh because they are worth celebrating.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

West Bank October Display

Cemeteries & Ghosts
At the West Bank branch of the Delgado Community College Library, you can visit another "Cemeteries and Ghosts!" display, with even more fun Halloween decorations and resources for the upcoming holiday! In addition to resources on New Orleans cemeteries, Japanese demons, and Greek ghosts, you can see the cutest wicked witches, skeletons, owls, and more! Come by to take a look, and see what frightful information we can offer.

West Bank October Display

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

National Book Month Celebration

Prepared by Adriene S. Jones

The Covington library is celebrating National Book Month! Starting this Wednesday and continuing throughout October, come by the Covington library to tell us about your favorite book and enter to win a reusable bag filled with bookmarks.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Display: Cemeteries and Ghosts!

Prepared by Jude Morrissey and Cynthia DuBois

Excerpts from Spoon River Anthology
 Just in time for Halloween, the library presents "Cemeteries and Ghosts!", displays and a resource guide sure to provide fright and delight.

Displays include excerpts from Spoon River Anthology and the final resting place of our as-yet-unnamed friend, currently enjoying a moment's peace with a good book (Spoon River Anthology, naturally).

More information about cemeteries, ghosts, Halloween, and local seasonal events can be found at the Research Guide. Enjoy!

Enjoying a Moment's Peace