New Books!

It’s New Book Day! Come by the top floor of the library building to see the latest print books that Brown Library has to offer: August 2016 new books.  A few of the topics covered are human evolution, cooking, horticulture, daily life of people in history, transgender issues, tattoos, space, and much more. Also, take a look at our graphic novels, DVDs, books for research and magazines and newspapers. We can’t wait to see you!

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Meet Katelyn

Katelyn BurtonKatelyn Tucker Burton is our new Reference & Instruction Librarian. She comes to Virginia Western from Radford University, where she served as Instruction Librarian for 4 years. She has also held positions in Library Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Reference at The College of William & Mary. Katelyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from William & Mary and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. When she isn’t teaching research skills or helping students at the Reference Desk, Katelyn enjoys traveling with her husband, Jason.

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Meet Linda

Linda HurtLinda Hurt is our new Circulation Assistant. She is a Roanoke County native currently residing in Bedford County. Her past employers include Bedford County Schools and the Bedford Public Library System. She is also active in her church library, where she was instrumental in its automation. Linda’s friendly smile is probably already familiar to you – she was an Administrative Specialist for 18 months in the School of STEM office and worked closely with the Women in STEM workgroup in 2015. Linda is married with three grown children – two of whom have successfully flown the nest. Please welcome Linda back to our campus community!

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Meet Kara

Kara ReichKara Reich is the part-time Technical Services Assistant in Library Services. She is a 2016 Virginia Western graduate and will be transferring to Hollins University in the fall to pursue her English degree. Kara aspires to get her masters’ in library science and become a full-time librarian. She enjoys writing and reading in her spare time and would like to one day be a published author. Kara has four cats and a corgi.

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Summer 2016 Hours

Did you know that library services are available during summer classes, too? We’re here to serve your needs. We’ll be following our regular hours through July 27:
Monday – Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

Keep an eye on the Student Bulletin for holiday-related closure announcements.

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