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Dean of Learning Resources
Head of Public Services
Administrative Assistant III
that BPCC turned forty last year, the Library is celebrating
BPCC -- Healthy at 40,
a series of workshops that focuses on a variety of ways to become or to stay healthy.
But just as our bodies should be healthy, so should our library. A healthy library
is needed to produce vigorous programs, sound critical thinking skills, robust
collections and lusty research strategies.
How does this happen? The librarians want to work with you to plan
assignments that would make good use of the resources of the BPCC Library. This
semester library liaisons are working with one or two faculty members from most
divisions to help students focus on the stages of research, demonstrate the
differences between search tools, realize the importance of journal literature,
or differentiate between primary/secondary sources in a discipline.
How can you help? When asked, volunteer to implement one or
two informational literacy activities into your lesson plans. Then with a
librarian plan a project to engage your students in those activities that
will help them recognize when information is needed and what is needed to
locate, evaluate, and effectively use this needed information. Who knows,
maybe all of us will learn something new to expand our healthy minds.
BPCC — Healthy at 40 Series
All year long the Library will be hosting a health series to promote healthy living.
BPCC — Healthy at 40 will serve as the library’s community service project this year.
Several events have already gotten underway. Each month faculty members from various
departments are presenting workshops on healthy living. In the spotlight, the library
has a variety of books and audio/visual materials to assist you in staying abreast on
what is needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Staying healthy is not impossible;
we as individual have a choice. The choices we make in caring for our bodies will
have a lasting impression on us as we approach our later years. If you have not
started attending our BPCC — Healthy at 40 series, we encourage you to start marking
your calendar and making every attempt to join us. You’ll be thankful in the long run.
Healthy at 40 Webpage
BPCC — Healthy at 40 series is online! From the
click on the Latest News link at the bottom of the page
and then click on the Healthy at 40 link. The
Healthy at 40 page is the Library’s
one-stop shop for everything about BPCC — Healthy at 40. It contains detailed information
on the schedule of healthy workshops, all our BPCC Lunch Bunch topics, and a variety of
links to health related websites.
Google Book Search
Google Book Search
works just like a web search.
Enter search terms and Google will create a search
result list. You can also browse through categories
such as literature, romance, mystery, philosophy,
economics, science, etc. Once you find a book, click
on the hyperlink where you can see everything from a
few short excerpts to the entire book. If the book
is out of copyright, or the publisher has given
permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the
book and, in some cases, the entire text. If it's in
the public domain, you can download a PDF copy. Each
book includes an About this book link to basic
bibliographic data. You can even create and manage
your own personal digital library after creating a
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Fall Semester 2007
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Technology Resource Center (TRC)
New Sign In Procedures
If you have visited the TRC lately, you may have
noticed that signing in and signing out are much
faster! This is due to the new sign in procedure.
Now, students "checkout" a computer in the same
manner that they would checkout a book. When a
computer is checked out to a student, the student is
given a green computer card. When they leave the
TRC, they return the green card. So, no more long
lines to sign in and out of the TRC.
A current BPCC ID is still required to use the TRC.
New E-Books in the Library
BPCC Library has added more eBooks to its collection to support student life and learning.
The new collections include College Success, College Writing & Literature Guide, and
Teacher Resources. These electronic books, available via the Internet, will enable all
BPCC students to complete homework assignments and research materials for various classes. Funding was made
possible through a Student Technology Fee proposal. In addition to the previous sets, BPCC now has
174 eBook titles in the collection. We are hoping to add more soon. So remember, even when we're
closed, our eBooks are still available through the
Feeds for Health
Real Simple Syndication (RSS) is a format for distributing and gathering content from
sources across the Web, including websites, newspapers, and blogs. Essentially RSS feeds bring
the news or updates to you.
RSS feeds work by sending news and information updates to an RSS reader,
which are available through web services like Yahoo or email services such as MS Outlook 2007.
To subscribe to an RSS feed, sign on to a RSS Reader and add the feed for each site.
RSS feeds can be used for gathering health information. Health feeds are available from
many sites such as
Webmd.com, and other health blogs.
Its 40th Anniversary
and Math/Tech Ed
BPCC’s Campus Wide Identification
Remember that the CWID card is necessary for many services in the Library.
A current BPCC ID is REQUIRED to use the TRC, check out books, or use reserve materials.