This project by the Buxton Library is aiming to provide an open-access platform to celebrate the accomplishments of PVCC’s dedicated faculty (both residential and adjunct), by collecting and displaying faculty members’ published scholarly and creative endeavors (e.g., manuscripts/books, dissertations, poems, journal articles, multimedia productions, etc.). The project will help our students, community, and colleagues to know one another better, and will enhance the branding of PVCC.
We know we’re biased because we LOVE libraries! This week especially, we invite you to help us celebrate why libraries are so important, special and fun!
Libraries today are not mere repositories for books. They are the vibrant heart of their communities. They invite people to gather to reconnect and reengage with each other, to enrich and to shape their communities. Libraries are a pillar of our democracy, in that they ensure ALL people have access to the resources that they need to make intelligent, informed decisions, and to enhance their personal and professional lives.
Here are some activities you can participate in this week:
Tuesday Scavenger Hunt -complete the hunt for a Candy Bar!
Wednesday & Thursday: Movie & Popcorn
Wednesday Schedule: 8:00 – Breakfast Club
10:30 – Party Girl
1:00 – Ghostbusters
3:30 – Philadelphia Story
8:00 – The Day After Tomorrow
10:30 – Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
1:00 – All the President’s Men
3:30 – Beauty and the Beast
Throughout the Week:
Community writing experience: add a line and make a new story Play a board game Tell us why you came to the library and what libraries mean to you Book in a Jar: Yes, that’s an entire book in a jar -take a guess to enter the drawing to win a pair of Harkins’ Movie Tickets or $15 Starbucks Card. Bookmark design contest–1st Place winner receives a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card; 2nd & 3rd Place Winners each receive a $15 Jamba Juice or $15 Subway gift card. The winning bookmark will be reproduced and featured for the next year. See the Buxton Library for Details or access the form here.
The Buxton Library has many textbooks for your classes at the Circulation/Reserves Desk! Save some money and get your reading done before you leave campus.
Most textbooks on Reserve need to be used in the library for a two hour checkout. You just need your Student ID to check them out. Then, you can either read here, or you can scan or copy the pages you need to read later. Happy Reading!
AZCIS not only helps to identify potential careers, it can also help you to choose a major, find schools that are best for your chosen path, find scholarships and financial aid, and prepare for employment with resume assistance and interviewing tips. It’s an amazing resource for college students, especially if you’re not yet sure where to go after PVCC.
The workshops will be offered every Tuesday in October (Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28) from 12:00 – 12:30 pm, in the Library’s Southeast Corner (E Bldg). Call 602-787-7215 to RSVP or just drop in.
Eat, drink, and study!
Personalized research help at the Reference Desk
Top 50 textbooks for use in the library
Check out materials using your PVCC Student ID card
Quiet study and group study spaces
Practice presentation space
Access eResources online from anywhere with your MEID & Password: fulltext books, magazines, journals, newspapers, videos!
Get help 24/7 with Ask-a-Librarian chat
Fun popular movie/series collection
Great collections: Career & College, Children’s Books, New Arrivals!
Laptops available to use in the library
Access to resources at all 10 of the Maricopa Community College libraries
Also our Spring Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7 am – 8 pm
Friday: 7 am – 2 pm
Saturday: 10 – 2 pm
Raise your hand if you’ve had an amazing teacher! Each of has had a teacher who inspired, challenged, or changed us in some way. I will forever be grateful to my first grade teacher, Mrs. Hicks for instilling in me a love of reading; to Mrs. Gallagher for making her middle school classroom a warm refuge; to Mr. Denny who promoted me to first alto saxophone in my high school band; to Dr. Ross for being an amazing lecturer of English Literature; and lastly to Dr. Sinclair-Faulkner for his insightful commentary on comparative religion. As a parent, I am now indebted to the teachers of my children for their compassion, enthusiasm, and commitment. Take a moment this week to celebrate those amazing teachers (especially those who live at PVCC) who have had an impact on your life. Use the #ThankaTeacher hashtag and join thousands showing their support for our nation’s teachers. – Paula