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Dean's Message
Americans value Libraries, and they show that appreciation by using their Libraries in large numbers. Here at Bossier Parish Community College our average user count is over 500 users per day. On busy days we may surpass 800 users. From seven o’clock in the morning until nine o'clock at night, Mondays through Thursdays; until 4:30 on Fridays; and on Saturdays from eight to twelve, BPCC students, faculty, and staff are provided with educational, recreational, and useful materials just by presenting their CWID cards.

This spring, in celebration of National Library Week, we are offering to BPCC Library users a chance to read about the "news" of the library—what exhibits are displayed, those services available and other projects we feel you might want to know about.

So, enjoy your BPCC Library News and "Imagine the Possibilities @ Your Library."

National Library Week
The Bossier Parish Community College Library will be celebrating National Library Week, April 2-8, 2006. This event has been ongoing since 1958. Our theme this year is "Imagine the Possibilities @ Your Library." Bookmarks and pencils will be displayed at the circulation desk for all students, faculty, and staff. Library banners will be showcased throughout the library.

Cookies and punch will be served in Building F on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Library will have plenty of freshly baked homemade cookies for all to enjoy.

Calvin the BPCC Library Mascot

Community Service
For the second year in a row, the Bossier Parish Community College Library has chosen the Heritage Manor Nursing Home located at 2575 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA, as its community service project. There are a total of 62 men and women living at this facility. Two-thirds of these residents are women.

The Library will be distributing beautifully designed goodie bags filled with lotion, mouthwash, combs, shampoo, toothpaste, conditioner, soap, deodorant, lip balm, and bookmarks to the nursing home. These items will be delivered by several of the Library staff on April 6, 2006.

Pictures have been taken of the Library staff preparing the goodie bags. Look for them in the Spring 2006 issue of "This Is BPCC" newsletter.

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Reference Services
BPCC Librarians are available to offer reference assistance and want students, faculty and staff to feel comfortable asking a librarian for help. The Reference desk is staffed by Librarians to assist with questions ranging from factual questions to complex research projects.

Reference Librarians will show students, faculty and staff how to utilize the Library, reference sources, the online catalog and the databases so that students will be self-directed learners who are able to meet their own information needs in a variety of research settings. In some cases, the Librarian serves as a research consultant who provides direction and advice on search strategy and process, rather than providing a specific answer to a factual question. Helping students, faculty and staff find research and other scholarly information is what Reference Librarians do best!

Library Orientations
The Reference Librarian provides classroom orientations for all levels of classes. The purpose of library orientations is to acquaint students with Library facilities, procedures, and resources. It is hoped that these orientations will encourage students to utilize readily available resources and reduce Library anxiety.

New Books
Located near the entrance of the Library is the "New Books" shelves. The Reference Librarian pulls new titles for display as materials are processed. Check the display periodically to see what's new in the Library or go to the Library's Online Catalog and select the link for new books.

TRC Hours
Spring Semester 2006

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday
8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Friday
7:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Technology Resource Center
The Technology Resource Center (TRC) is located on the second floor of the Library. It offers access to the Internet, online Library resources and various classroom software. All BPCC students must present their BPCC student ID for each visit to the TRC. All students must adhere to the Computer Use Policy. See the Library’s website for more information about the TRC.

In December 2005, the TRC lab was updated and expanded to 56 workstations. This expansion greatly reduced the wait time to use a computer.

Library Exhibits

Pioneer Women
March – May 2006

Teacher’s Display
June – August 2006

History of the
Louisiana State Fair

August – December 2006

Irish Coming to the United States
January – May 2007

Faculty / Staff Directory

Ginger Bryan
Dean of Learning Resources

Brenda Brantley
Head of Public Services

Kristi Lobrano
Systems Librarian

Kim Pullen
Reference Librarian

Teresa Rice
Cataloging Librarian

Judy Spears
Library Assistant

Susie McDowell
Administrative Assistant III

Dorothy Smith
Circulation Clerk

Roxie Johnson
Acquisition/Receiving Clerk

Holly Pizzolato
Periodical Clerk

Pam Harris
TRC Manager

Professional Updates

Ginger Bryan and Brenda Brantley attended the LCTCS Leadership Development Conference in New Orleans August 14-16.

Ginger Bryan and Brenda Brantley co-authored an article, "Bossier Parish Community College Library." It was published in the Winter 2006 issue of Louisiana Libraries.

Kim Pullen, Kristi Lobrano, and Teresa Rice submitted Student Technology Fee proposals to obtain new computers, barcode scanners, software and printers for the Library and TRC.

Brenda Brantley, Ginger Bryan, Kristi Lobrano, Kim Pullen, and Teresa Rice attended several seminars/training workshops on electronic resources.

Kristi Lobrano is representing BPCC in the LCTCS Leadership Development Institute for 2005-2006.

Kristi Lobrano coordinated a program for the Louisiana Library Association conference. The program is entitled "Library Technology Showdown."

Grants

Brenda Brantley was awarded a Carl Perkins grant for software and computers/monitors for use by handicap students.

Brenda Brantley was awarded a Board of Regents grant for Remedial and Bilingual/Cross-cultural materials for the Library.

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