Need a little more library time before and during finals?

We’ve extended our hours for you! The library will be open until 9pm December 1-17!

December 1-13
Mon – Thurs: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

December 15-20
Mon – Weds: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Thurs: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 11:00am
Saturday: Closed

December 22-24
Mon – Tue: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 7:00am – 12:00pm

 

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Open Presentation Area

How will you utilize this new library resource?

  • Project your laptop to the big screen?
  • Collaborate on a project?
  • Brainstorm with your classmates?

Lili might give you some ideas!

 

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Free Career Workshops: Tuesdays in October

Bring your lunch and drop in for a free, 30-minute lesson on how to use the Arizona Career Information System (AZCIS) to help you determine your career path.

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.

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Live Research Help

Did you know that you can get live research help from a librarian 24/7? Use our Ask a Librarian service. You can chat with a real, live librarian anytime, day or night! Ask a Librarian new logo - small

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Organization is the Soul of Research Papers

So you’ve read your class syllabus a realize how much work you have to do. Get a jump start on your class by keeping your work organized. Here are some tips you may find helpful:

1) Did you know you have access to FREE versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint via your Maricopa Gmail account? Simply login to your account, click on Drive and then Create at the top of the screen. The best part: you can share your documents with fellow students, group members etc., and it will automatically keep track of revisions.

2) While researching, get in the habit of saving articles, websites, etc. to a flash drive, or email those items to yourself, and keep them in a folder that best reflects the contents, (e.g.) ENG102InstructorName. Also, your Canvas account works as a virtual drive. You can upload files there to use later. Read all about it here.

3) It’s obvious, but it’s best to get started early. That way, if your topic is too obscure and there’s not much material to base your paper on, you’ll have time to choose a new topic. It also allows you time to focus on writing, which is the most difficult part of the process.

4) As you find research sources you might use for a paper, start a Word or Google doc and keep a running list of works cited or references for your paper. You can find article citations in library databases. They aren’t 100% accurate, but they require minimal clean-up for your works cited.

Best advice: communicate early and often with your instructor and get to know your friendly librarians. We love working with students and research is our strength.

Have an efficient and productive semester!

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New Students: What you need to know about your library!

Welcome! In addition to what you might expect to find (books, yes we’ve got those!), see what else you can do in the Buxton Library:

View a little welcome video! (90 seconds)

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 Fall Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7 am – 8 pm
Friday: 7 am – 2 pm
Saturday: 10 – 2 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Pop in for a visit!

 

 

 

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Library Hours

 

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7am – 8pm

Friday: 7am – 2pm

New Saturday Hours 10am – 2pm

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National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-10

NTD-POSTR-A 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

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Earth Day Activism: April 22, 2014

Earthday

PVC will celebrate Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd with a wide range of activities, including:

11:30am-11:55am
OPEN FORUM: Enjoy fresh healthy food and learn about sustainability through student displays (KSC1000A)

12:00pm-1:15pm
View the film FRESH. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers, and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system

1:30pm-1:45pm
Student PVCC Community Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony

Here in the Buxton Library, we’ll have on display some amazing sculptures created in Nathan Feller’s ART115 Three-Dimensional Design class. All of the sculptures were crafted with found/recycled materials. Also, some objects made from recycled materials in Jaimee Corbet’s, BIO105 Environmental Biology class will mingle with our book and media display. Come check them out and be inspired to make your own commitment to change that will last beyond Earth Day.


Here are some suggested activities to mark the day:

1) Skip a shower and save some water
2) Ride your bike to work/school
3) Plant a tree
4) Set up a compost bin (surprisingly easy!)
5) Donate used items to a charitable organization OR
6) Find used items online through Freecycle.org
7) Clean up litter in your neighborhood
8) Talk to others about environmental issues, or post on social media. Add a hashtag for like-minded followers: #earthday #sustainability #renewableenergy #gogreen #FaceOfClimate
8) Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA
9) Recycle old electronics
10) Eat locally grown produce

Happy Earth Day 2014!

 

 

 

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