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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

Stephanie Cox
Periodical Clerk

Pam Harris
TRC Manager

Dean's Message
Now 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.

Calvin Bookworm - BPCC Library mascot

Healthy at 40 Webpage
BPCC — Healthy at 40 series is online! From the Library’s homepage, 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 Google account.

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

TRC Hours
Fall Semester 2007

Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Friday
7:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Saturday
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
eBooks images from netlibraryThe 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 online catalog.

RSS feed logo 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 FDA.gov, Medicinenet.com, Webmd.com, and other health blogs.

Library Exhibits

BPCC Celebrates
Its 40th Anniversary

All Year—2007/2008

Liberal Arts
October-December 2007

Maroon&Gold Christmas
November-December 2007

Science/Allied Health
and Math/Tech Ed

January-March 2008

Bus/Computer Science
March-April 2008

Telecom and
Student Services

April-May 2008

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.

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