National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month?

Modern-day slavery is not just a worldwide problem, it’s a local issue as well.  According to The Washington Post “more than 250 victims of human trafficking and nearly 70 human trafficking suspects have been identified in Northern Virginia” just in the past year 1.

Come to the library to learn the telltale signs of human trafficking, how to get help, and how this crime affects millions.

1 Jouvenal, Justin. “More Than 250 Victims of Human Trafficking Identified in Northern Virginia in Past Year.” The Washington Post. N.p., 4 Oct. 2014. Web. 23 Jan. 2015.


What’s with the dam?

Well folks, looks like the Woodbridge Campus will be without a lake for several months.
A crack was discovered in the dam recently and the lake has been drained. Don’t worry about the fish, I’m sure they made it safe down to Neabsco Creek. Those who knew about the koi in the lake for years will never know for sure if they made it out or found a safe place in the little water left behind.

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Library Extended Hours: Finals Week

LibraryExtendedHours2Wednesday, December 3rd, The Gordon M. Cook Library will begin its extended hours schedule opening at regular time and remaining open until 10:00 p.m. providing study and work space for students in preparation for finals. 

Wednesday, December 3 – Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 3-4, 2014: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 5, 2014: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
December 6, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 8-9, 2014: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Ebola information LibGuide

A guide to current authoritative resources about the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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If you are interested in a more in-depth Ebola LibGuide, Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has one with even more specialized resources.

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Henkel Exhibit- The Henkel Physicians

The Woodbridge Library will host for three weeks, September 22nd to October 3rd, the Henkel Exhibit- The Henkel Physicians: a Family’s Life in Letters.  The Exhibit “offers a glimpse into the daily lives of men of medicine in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the 19th century. While it documents the working lives of physicians, it also illuminates social and home life and how one family experienced the Civil War. Covering more than a century of life in the Shenandoah Valley during which four members of the remarkable Henkel family practiced in the same area, this exhibition features a selection of writings that vividly illustrate the writer’s personality and their experiences as physicians. The letters cover local events, professional jealousies, the national crisis of the Civil war and finish with the dramatic testimony of the Henkel physicians in a murder trial.”