Thursday, April 18, 2013

Communities Matter @ West Bank Campus!

prepared by Jude Morrissey

One librarian's depiction of her interests
Get to know your West Bank librarians!

"Communities Matter @ Your Library" is the theme for this year's National Library Week, and the West Bank campus library has been busy showcasing its community! The library community doesn't just include librarians and library staff, of course.We are here to serve the larger community - Delgado Community College students, faculty, and staff. The West Bank library provided supplies to emphasize this point, encouraging everyone to decorate their own hand cut-outs in order to show how they fit into the DCC community.

Supply and decoration table

The hands displays - starring Delgado students, faculty, and staff  as the heart of the library community - are on display at the West Bank library. Come take a look!

You can also learn more about DCC Libraries' celebration of National Library Week from our "Communities Matter @ Your Library" LibGuide and our earlier blog post.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Communities Matter @ Your Library!

Prepared by Jude Morrissey

Communities Matter Display
Communities Matter @ DCC Libraries

April is an exciting month for the Delgado Community College Libraries. April 14-20 is National Library Week. The theme this year is "Communities Matter," and we agree! We have three displays available on the City Park campus. Each focuses on ways the DCC Libraries support the Delgado community. You can learn more about each of the librarians on campus, as well as see how the library supports your studies throughout the school's various academic divisions.

Hands Display
Get to Know Your Librarians
Librarian Hand Art Example
The Interests of One Reference Librarian
We also take a look at one particular way libraries support local communities - by fighting for the reader's right to read! At DCC Libraries, we have several books in our collection that are found on the American Library Association's most challenged or banned books lists for the last several years. Our display takes a look at some of these books, including short summaries of the stories. We hope you'll take a look and check one out!

Commutities Matter Challenged/Banned Books Display
Libraries Protect Your Right to Read

April is also National Poetry Month, and the City Park campus has a some copies of the April 2013 Poetry magazine, published by the Poetry Foundation, that we will be giving away to a few lucky students.

National Poetry Month and DCC Libraries Logos
DCC Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Month

You can also check out our "Communities Matter @ Your Library" LibGuide - learn more about how libraries serve their communities, and see what we can offer you!