Category Archives: Writing

The Great Research Paper Write-In

TONIGHT, the Link Writing Center and Library Services are sponsoring The Great Research Paper Write-In. The Write-In will take place from 6-9pm in the Writing Center and in the B17 Link Lab on the ground floor of Brown Library. A research librarian and English instructor will be on hand to help students with research and using the databases, and four writing consultants will be available to give assistance in the Writing Center. Students will also be able to print drafts of their papers for free. Goodies and giveaways will be provided.
Questions? Please contact the Academic Link (540-857-6442) or Library Services (540-857-7303) for more information. We hope to see you there!

Warning: Due Dates Are Closer Than They Appear

Need help with a research assignment? Now you can reserve a Research Consultation with a Reference Librarian for up to 30 minutes to help you find resources for your research paper and citations. To schedule a session, call 857-7303, email ddulaney@virginiawestern.edu, or stop by the 2nd floor of the Brown Library building. All you have to do is have your topic selected and provide a copy of your assignment. Hurry, the semester is almost over!

What Can You Do About Banned Books?

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom we have in the U.S. to express our opinions— even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Unfortunately, not everyone has this right; there are currently many authors around the world who have been imprisoned, or whose lives have been threatened, because of their writings. Check out this slide show, courtesy of the Huffington Post, for more information on how you can help promote freedom of expression and ideas.

Banned Books Week Events

  • Thursday and Friday only, take a break at the library and try your hand at one of our Banned Books Word Searches!
  • Visit Our Displays on the Top Floor. See examples of books that have been banned and find out the reasons behind it.

Interested in finding out more about Banned Books Week? How about a list of Banned Classics or the most frequently Banned Books of the 21st century? Happy reading from the Brown Library staff!

Library Tip of the Day #7

TIP #7 – We have bright and cheerful reading areas where you can chill-lax and read the newspaper or a popular magazine:

Brown Library currently subscribes to 94 newspaper, magazine and journal titles in print format.   Students can sit down and read these items between classes, and college employees can come relax during lunch breaks.  And if you can sleep sitting up straight without closing your eyes or snoring, well, you’re welcome to do that, too.

It’s National Library Week! Brown Library has a few things cooked up in order to celebrate.

  • Six Word Memoirs: Write your life in six words, and be eligible to win a “Writer’s Gift Basket!” Examples can be found here: Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled on NPR. Enter to win online, or pick up a paper entry form in the library (one student and one faculty/staff winner).
  • Library Find-a-Word, main floor
  • Special Displays on the Writing Life, top floor
  • Library Tip of the Day, direct to you by email!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 20th, where you’ll be able to create your own Newspaper Poems as well!

Library Tip of the Day #6

TIP #6 – We have a coffee shop on the main floor, study rooms on both floors, Ebooks, audiobooks, iPads, handheld GPS units, laptops, beautiful views of the mountains, and so many other wonderful things that we can’t tell you all of it:

The library is a happening place!  Go to our web site and see for yourself: http://virginiawestern.edu/library/index.php

It’s National Library Week! Brown Library has a few things cooked up in order to celebrate.

  • Six Word Memoirs: Write your life in six words, and be eligible to win a “Writer’s Gift Basket!” Examples can be found here: Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled on NPR. Enter to win online, or pick up a paper entry form in the library (one student and one faculty/staff winner).
  • Library Find-a-Word, main floor
  • Special Displays on the Writing Life, top floor
  • Library Tip of the Day, direct to you by email!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 20th, where you’ll be able to create your own Newspaper Poems as well!