Category Archives: Notices

Technology Petting Zoo

DATE: Wednesday, September 12

TIME: 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

The library’s multimedia technology petting zoo returns. Everyone is invited to a hands-on opportunity to explore all the technology that is available for students and staff to borrow. Check out our Kindles, iPod Touches, Cameras, DVD/CD players, MP3 players, and more. Or drop by for our very own videos using lotsa happening apps. Even better, have a snack.

A tribute to Mlle Maurice

Inspired by a Paris street artist, Mademoiselle Maurice, the staff of the Annandale Campus Library recently designed, created, and installed a large origami wall art installation to welcome faculty, staff and students back for the fall semester. The 3’ x 12’ installation imitates the shape of an open book, and includes approximately 400 cranes, medallions, tulips, fans, and butterflies that were folded and then installed on a bare wall. The shapes were folded from the brightly colored paper of an old 2004 origami day-by-day calendar.  “

Here’s a detail of some of the many origami pieces that went into the project.

The final project:

Mademoiselle Maurice commented on the Library staff’s artwork: “I am very proud of your creation for your library and I hope that the students will be happy! Good job!”

Watch the video below to see the effort that our library staff members put into creating this piece of art.

Pine-O-Saurus Meet Kevin Simons!

A belated congratulations to Kevin Simons, our favorite instruction librarian and the latest recipient of Pine-O-Saurus – a symbol of recognition for service excellence at the Annandale Campus.  Kevin’s dedication to teaching students how to research and navigate the information world is apparent in his impassioned instruction sessions and lively conversations at the Research and Information Desk. His knowledge, curiosity, and love of teaching (and learning) are a true asset to the Annandale community and we are lucky to have him.  In a post coming soon, you will see that Kevin is a man of many shiny talents, acting included!  Congratulations Kevin!

Excellent work Travis Nace!

Library Specialist, Travis Nace, is the newest recipient of the coveted Pine-O-Saurus companion, the peer awarded symbol of recognition for his service excellence.  From his predecessor’s (Judy Blicharz) announcement:

“Travis is one of those un-sung heroes who go about their job efficiently, effectively, and always cheerfully. I have witnessed countless times in the Library, where Travis will stop what he’s doing and answer a question, direct a student, help with a piece of technology, or assist with any of the other many requests that are made on his time. His patient effort has not gone unnoticed.”

“His service hours toward a greener NOVA are admirable! I am proud to work with someone who cares enough to make a difference for the enjoyment of all. I commend Travis for showing us how exemplary customer service is done!”

Here’s Travis and Pine-O-Saurus in front of a Travis planned, erected and maintained New Books Display – a library favorite!  Congratulations Travis!