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 @
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.
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
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.
Monday – Thursday
7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BPCC Librarians are available to offer reference assistance and want
students, faculty and staff to feel comfortable asking a librarian for help. The
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!
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.
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.
Spring Semester 2006
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
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
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.
March – May 2006
June – August 2006
History of the
Louisiana State Fair
August – December 2006
Irish Coming to the United States
January – May 2007
Faculty / Staff Directory
Dean of Learning Resources
Head of Public Services
Administrative Assistant III
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."
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.