The smell of fall leaves, pumpkin spice, and, yes, new books are in the air at VWCC. Stop by the library’s top floor to see the new book shelves. Want to research or read about the Arab Spring, the culture wars, or recent White House residents (Barack, Michelle, George, and Laura)? We have books about the business of food, the culinary arts, insanity in the modern world, Vikings, and why everyone tries to create an illusion of happiness and perfection through social media and what that means for society. So stop by and visit us soon. We can’t wait to see you.
Brown Library is holding its second annual student bookplate competition! The winner of this campus-wide contest will be awarded a prize of $100 and have his or her bookplate used in every other book processed by the library during the 2018-2019 school year. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of faculty and administrators. The award will be made the first week of December.
In 2016, the library adopted a new bookplate, the third in its 50-year history. Bookplates are small, graphic art prints, usually placed on the book’s inside cover. In their 500 plus years of use they also became beloved by collectors, becoming an art form unto themselves. Rockwell Kent, Albrecht Durer, and Paul Revere are counted among artists who created bookplates. The art of creating bookplates is not dead. Artists and graphic designers around the world regularly take on commissions to create new bookplates.
Visit the following website to learn more about the contest and art of the bookplate https://tinyurl.com/bookplatecontest.
The library is currently experiencing technical problems with off-campus access to our databases. We are working to fix this issue. For more help, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 857-7303.
We hope you’re enjoying your summer break! From now until classes resume on Monday, August 21, we will be open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. As always, you can access all of our electronic resources, including a 24/7 chat service, through our website.
Library Services will be closed Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours resume Wednesday, July 5. We hope you have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Interlibrary Loan services will only be available on a limited basis July 1 through July 9. During this time, article requests should be available within the standard time frame, but book requests may take longer than normal. Please make your ILL requests as early as possible to avoid delay. If you have questions about ILL, please contact Marci Myers at email@example.com.