Category Archives: Reading

FREE “Roanoke Valley Reads Book” for VWCC Students

Factory Man

Students — Get a FREE copy of the 2015 Roanoke Valley Reads book, Factory Man! How?

  • Come to the top floor of Brown Library with your student ID or class schedule on Wednesday, October 14th
  • Ask for the book, Factory Man
  • If you’re one of the first 60 people to ask, you’ll get your own copy of the book for free!

Want to get it signed by the author, former Roanoke Times reporter, Beth Macy? Head to her Kickoff talk at the Jefferson Center later that evening on October 14th at 7pm. The “Factory Man” himself, John Bassett, III, will be joining her, and she will be greeting people and signing books after the event.

Brown Library and Student Activities have partnered once again to hold a book giveaway of the featured Roanoke Valley Reads selection. Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy.

Why We Weed Books

I just discovered the Awful Library Books blog today, and I think it’s going to be a guilty pleasure. We remove books from our shelves, a process librarians call weeding, that are no longer helpful to Virginia Western students (the same thing happens with e-books and articles in databases). Time can make some of these titles seem very silly. Take a look at favorite weeded titles from librarians across the country.

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New Book Highlights

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Did you know there is a new book display in the library now? One of these new books is So You Want to Be a Teacher?: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, by Janice Koch (call # LB1775 .K635 2009). Are you thinking about a teaching career? Check this book out. (Another great resource for guidance in any career choice is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.)

The second is an eBook titled Reform of Eyewitness Identification Procedures by Brian L. Cutler. The author looks deep into the issue of eyewitness identifications. Are you interested in psychology or a career in justice administration? You might find this book helpful. To find it, search in the APA PsycNET database, choose PsycBOOKS at the top, and set your search for book title.