The Manassas Campus Hosts Local Middle School Students

Manassas Campus Hosts Middle School Students

The Manassas Campus hosted students from Manassas Park Middle School for their Road to College tour October 19. A fun-filled tour started with the students listening to Lisa Branson from Financial Aid talk about ways to fund their college career. Next, the group listened to Marcie Schreibman in Student Life talk about the Campus and student organizations. Some of NOVA’s student ambassadors spoke about their … Continue reading Manassas Campus Hosts Middle School Students

IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced 49 grants to institutions totaling $10,216,923. The awards are made through the FY 2017 second cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. NOVA’s Annandale Campus, six partner community colleges and the not-for-profit research service Ithaka S+R were awarded one of those grants totaling $449,388 to … Continue reading IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

Annandale Library Exhibit Marks World War I Centennial

Annandale Library Exhibit Marks World War I Centennial

The Annandale Campus Library is currently hosting an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States official entry into World War I (April 6), also known as the Great War. The exhibit, located on the third floor lobby of the CG building, is a cooperative effort between library staff and Adjunct History Instructor Nathan Moore. The specific theme of the exhibit is Graphic Novels … Continue reading Annandale Library Exhibit Marks World War I Centennial

Woodbridge Library Display Highlights NOVA’s Rich History

Woodbridge Library Display Highlights NOVA’s Rich History

Library Specialist Karen Williams has brought the past to life in the Woodbridge Campus Library with a 50th Anniversary historical display. The pictorial display highlights important College milestones as well as events of interest to the Woodbridge Campus. Articles and photographs were selected from the NOVA archives and from local and national newspapers. Digital frames on top of the seven panel display show images of significant events … Continue reading Woodbridge Library Display Highlights NOVA’s Rich History

Manassas Library Hosts Midterm Student Success Breakfast

The Manassas Campus Library and Learning and Technology Resources Division recently hosted a Midterm Student Success Breakfast, featuring delicious breakfast treats, coffee, therapy dogs for students to bond and de-stress with, drop-in tutoring and research assistance and an exhibit of resources on study skills and stress management. Students got the help and sustenance they needed to succeed and were able to kick back and relax. … Continue reading Manassas Library Hosts Midterm Student Success Breakfast

Banned Books Week: ESL Student Podcasts Recorded at Library

Banned Books Week: ESL Student Podcasts Recorded at Library

Students from Professor Shirley Nuhn’s English as a Second Language (ESL) 52 class recently visited the Annandale Campus Library to record podcasts for Banned Books Week, a national celebration of the freedom to read. Shibo Chandler Ma and Giancarlo Paredes used the Library’s Digital Media Studio to record their commentaries, being featured on the Annandale Campus Library Blog through October 3. According to the American Library Association, Banned … Continue reading Banned Books Week: ESL Student Podcasts Recorded at Library

Alexandria Library Helping to Save the Bay

Alexandria Library Helping to Save the Bay

Staff at the Alexandria Library grew aquatic grass in support of efforts to help save the Chesapeake Bay. Three months ago, library staff attended training sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to plant and nurture wild celery in the Library. In mid-May, library staffers Michelle Jerney-Davis and Kevin O’Hagan went to Mason Neck State Park to plant the mature grass in the shallows of the … Continue reading Alexandria Library Helping to Save the Bay

Alexandria Library Working to Save the Chesapeake Bay

Alexandria Library Working to Save the Chesapeake Bay

Alexandria Library staff members are contributing to efforts to save the Chesapeake Bay by growing aquatic grass for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Grasses for the Masses Program. Library staff members are growing Vallisneria Americana or Wild Celery. Wild Celery is a type of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) that grows in shallow water regions of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. The grass will grow in … Continue reading Alexandria Library Working to Save the Chesapeake Bay

Rana Novack

NOVA-Alexandria Lyceum’s First Event: “Saving Syrian Lives”

There will a presentation by Rana Novack, a Syrian American. Novack is a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) contributor and founder of the Refugee Admissions Network Alliance. This NOVA-Alexandria Lyceum event will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in Bisdorf Building, room AA-196. As many are aware, the Syrian people have been experiencing ongoing and tragic circumstances. Novack is personally … Continue reading NOVA-Alexandria Lyceum’s First Event: “Saving Syrian Lives”

Streaming Music Database Now Available

Just in time for the holidays, the streaming music database Music Online from Alexander Street Press is now available through the NOVA Libraries. Collections include jazz, classical and global music. You can search using the search box in the upper right. You can also select a specific collection (e.g., “Jazz Music Library”) from the dropdown menu and browse. Simply go online to the NOVA Library, … Continue reading Streaming Music Database Now Available