Friday, October 16, 2015

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 12-16, 2015 – Connected Communities: Staying Protected While Always Connected

This month emphasizes the importance of protecting ourselves when connecting to the Internet while on the go. Students, Staff and Faculty need to be aware when using mobile devices and social media. Delgado Community College library encourages everyone to become better digital citizens in our communities.

As a student, you are more than accustomed to using the Internet in your everyday life, but the risks that come with that use could greatly impact you and your future.


• 95 percent of teens use the Internet.
• 77 percent of teens use Facebook. 
• 53 percent of teens use Instagram. 
• 24 percent of teens use Twitter. 
• 10 percent of teens use Tumblr. 
• The average teen has approximately 300 friends on Facebook and 79 followers on Twitter.  
• Among Twitter users aged 12 to 17, 64 percent made their tweets public. 
• 19 percent of teen users have posted things they regret, including photos, videos, status updates, tweets, or comments. 
• Only 18 percent of young adults claim they are comfortable with what their friends post about them online, and 32 percent say that the information about them online is what they choose for the public to see.


No matter what social media platform you use, consider the type of information you choose to share with others. Here are the common cyber risks you may face when using social media: 
• Sharing sensitive information. Sensitive information includes anything that can help a person steal your identity or find you, such as your full name, Social Security number, address, birth date, phone number, or where you were born. 
• Posting questionable content. Remember future employers may look at your social media accounts before hiring you. Questionable content can include pictures, videos, or opinions that may you seem unprofessional or mean and can damage your reputation or future prospects. 
• Tracking your location. Many social media platforms allow you to check in and broadcast your location, or automatically adds your location to photos and posts. 

Information taken from the Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jefferson Computer Help

You're Invited 
to a Customized Computer Class
in whatever area you want to build your technology skills!

WHAT: Free classes in basic computer skills, research skills, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.
WHERE: The Library, Building A, Room 16
WHEN: By appointment, Monday through Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., or right now! Jusk ask!

RSVP: Nancy Burvant, Librarian/Adjunct Faculty or 504-671-6715

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Delgado Holds Ribbon-Cutting for Marvin E. Thames Sr. Learning Resources Center

On Friday, September 18, Delgado Community College held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Marvin E. Thames Sr. Learning Resources Center at the Delgado City Park Campus. The new facility will house the Delgado Library, Office of Distance Learning, and the Adult Education Departments.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Build A Resume and Cover Letter with Career Transitions

Whether you're building your first resume for CCSS, or fretting about your job search after graduation, Delgado Libraries can help you create a resume and cover letter that shine.

Cengage Learning's Career Transitions database, available from the DCC Library's databases page, can walk you through the entire job-seeking process. If you're off campus, a window will prompt you to sign in with your LOLA log-in information to access library databases.

This video will take you step by step through the creation of your resume using the Career Transitions resume builder.

This next video shows how to use the Career Transitions site to create your cover letter.

As always, if you should have any questions regarding the wealth of resources and materials at Delgado Libraries, or if you need assistance with research, please do not hesitate to contact us. Click on 'Ask a Librarian' or type your question into the Chat Reference box on our home page, or text a librarian at (504) 322-3655. Feel free to call us  or email us (see below). Stay updated - "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Here are our Fall 2015 hours and locations:

Charity School of Nursing:
450 S. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
(3rd floor Room 301)
(504) 571-1274
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

City Park:
615 City Park Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70119
(Building 10, Room 116)
(504) 671-5317
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Jefferson: 5200 Blair Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
(Room 16A)
(504) 671-6723
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

320 East Howze Beach Road
I-10 Service Road
Slidell, LA 70461
(504) 671-6633
8:00am - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 8:00pm 
Thursday: 8:00 am - 2:00pm, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm 
Friday: CLOSED

Sidney Collier:
3737 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA  70126
(Building 3 Room 104)
(504) 941-8551
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 3:15pm 
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00 noon

West Bank:
2600 General Meyer Ave.
New Orleans, La 70114
(Building 2, Room 126)
(504) 762-3155 
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm 
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm