A clandestine team from the Learning Technology Resources group discovered a stump outside the CM building that was filled with cigarette butts, trash, a brick and other detritus. It was magically transformed it into a fairy garden, complete with pets in a drum circle, a dining area, a dinosaur hut, and herself, the purple fairy. If you want to do some research on fairies (faeries) or fairy gardens, we have some wonderful databases like Artstor, JSTOR, Literature Research Center, Art & Architecture Complete or Gale Virtual Reference Library that approach the topic from many angles.
The summer is nearly upon us which means a change in our hours of operation. They are as follows:
May 14th – May 19th (1st Summer Intersession Hours)
TUE – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT – SUN: CLOSED
May 20th – August 11th (Regular Summer Hours)
MON – THU: 8:00 AM -9:00 PM
FRI: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT – SUN: CLOSED
MON, 5/27: CLOSED for Memorial Day
FRI, 5/31: CLOSED for College LTR Day
TUE, 6/25: CLOSED for Campus LTR Day
THU, 7/4: CLOSED for Independence Day
August 12th – August 20th (2nd Summer Intersession Hours)
MON, 8/12 – FRI, 8/16: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT, 8/17: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SUN, 8/18: CLOSED
MON, 8/19 – TUE, 8/20: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fall semester begins Wednesday, 8/21.
Enjoy your summer!
National Library Week, a yearly celebration of libraries and the people who use them, will be observed from April 14-20, 2013. This year’s theme is “Communities matter @ your library®”, and the National Honorary Chair is Caroline Kennedy. Check out some videos of Ms. Kennedy and friends talking about the importance of libraries in their community.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
Come by the Annandale Library and help us celebrate National Library Week! Grab a treat on the go or spend some time puzzling over our jar of peeps. Give your favorite librarian a pat on the back or some words of encouragement. And join us for our inaugural International Poetry Reading on Weds 4/17 at 1 PM in the President’s Dining Room (CE Bldg, 2nd floor) for a taste of the diversity that makes our campus community such an exciting place to work, play, and study.
Listen to what a few ESL students and Professor Shirley Nuhn have to share about this week’s celebration:
Ava Hashemi on National Library Week
Fatima Rashidi speaks on National Library Week
Nikki Naghmeh speaks on National Library Week
Annandale librarian Paula DeRoy has generated some positive press for our library.
Remember the origami art display that several of our librarians and staff members created? That display is currently being featured on the library design blog Librarian Design Share. You can read the write-up here.
NOVA Libraries also made an appearance in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. A picture of the Harry Potter-themed cake created for the Edible Book Festival is the cover image for a story promoting an Edible Book Festival at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Read the story and see the image here. Paula has been organizing the Edible Book Festival at Annandle for three years.
Thank you, Paula for all of the work that you do to make the library a space for creativity and fun.
April is National Poetry Month! This is a great time to celebrate the contributions poets and poetry have made to our culture from around the world. Instead of a formal poetry contest this year, the Learning and Technology Resources department has provided a space for you to share your work in a display. Come to the library and check out the poetry display where you too can contribute to the plethora of world literature by writing your own poem with word magnets. Express yourself and maybe your poem will get posted here! All poets will remain anonymous!
|A slideshow by Smilebox|