Library Books and Bytes

Librarian help: Summer II, Week 1

July 2nd, 2014

If you have to do any research this summer, a librarian's a great place to start. Librarians are available over the summer from 9am to 9pm, Monday through Thursday. Just drop in at the Marple Learning Commons, and ask for help. Sometimes, though, librarians are teaching or otherwise unavailable. Librarians will be unavailable for research help on Monday, July 7th and Thursday, July 10th from 9am to 5pm. Need help during those times? Try AskHere PA, our online research help chat service. You'll
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Looking for library stuff?

June 4th, 2014

If you’re doing research from the library website, you may have noticed some changes since the College’s website refresh at the end of May. First off, from the College’s main website, there’s no longer an option to click “library” at the top of the page. Instead, to get to the library website from the College’s main page, click Quick Links, then choose Library Services from the drop down menu. Our web address is the same: dccc.edu/library, and all of the same menu items are in the same location


Money Smart Week

May 29th, 2014

Do you need more money? What college student doesn't? Handling your finances can be a tricky skill to learn, but DCCC's Library Services has you covered from April 5-12. We're celebrating Money Smart Week with a full calendar of events. Learn from financial professionals, faculty members, and your peers about the best ways to handle your financial life and become truly Money Smart. Check out the Library's guide to Financial Literacy, including resources for financial health, and a full schedule
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Learning Commons Seminars & Webinars

March 28th, 2014

There's a lot to learn in the Learning Commons this week. If you're learning math, writing, or research, chances are we've got a workshop that addresses some of your questions. All seminars meet in the Marple Learning Commons, except online webinars, which require advanced registration.   Here's the lineup for this week: Absolute Value Inequalities: Monday, March 31; 11am-Noon.   Evaluating Websites: Monday,March 31;  12-12:50pm.   Basics of Fractions: Tuesday, April 1; 11:
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Upcoming Library Webinars

February 20th, 2014

If you haven't heard yet, DCCC Library Services is offering free online research webinars to help you be the best college student you can be. We've got a whole schedule of webinars, seminars, and workshops planned throughout the semester. Here's what's coming up in the next few days: MLA CitationsFriday, February 21, 20142:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Finding and using e-booksMonday, February 24, 20142:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. These webinars are free to the entire DCCC. Community, but 
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Learning Commons closed this weekend, and shortened hours next week

February 12th, 2014

In celebration of the Presidents Day holiday, the Learning Commons will be closed on Saturday , Sunday, and Monday (February 15, 16, and 17). Got a research question? Try Ask Here PA, our 24/7 librarian chat service. Need a Tutor? Try SmartThinking (accessible via delaGATE). On Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19, we’ll be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  for faculty service days, and then we’ll be back to our regular hours on Thursday, February 20. So here's the rundown: Sat, Feb.
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#Library Shelfie Thursday

January 30th, 2014

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re going old school for today’s #LibraryShelfie. Rachel Perzchowski, an Information Specialist in the Learning Commons, loves Ten Little Indians, by classic mystery writer Agatha Christie. Rachel says: “This book made Agatha Christie my favorite author. It's a murder mystery where everyone dies, but you have no idea how anyone could have done it.” If you’re looking for a good mystery, check one out from the Learning Commons collection. Thanks for the tip,
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#LibraryShelfie: Wednesday

January 30th, 2014

Wednesday's #LibraryShelfie is brought to you by Jill Keithly, Assistant Coordinator for Tutoring, and regular question answerer at the Learning Common’s Information Desk. She picked out an audio book of Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel. Jill says she like Danielle Steel books because her "writing draws you in and her characters are so relatable.” This book is from our Popular Audiobooks Collection on the first book shelf of the Learning Commons. Check them out and get lost in another
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Tuesday's #LibraryShelfie

January 28th, 2014

Tuesday’s Library Shelfie comes to us with the help of Bob Muto, a regular at the Learning Common’s information desk,  who likes Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption--from South Central to Hollywood, written by Ice-T and Douglas Century. Bob enjoyed the book “because I wanted to see how Ice T went from the hood to rap to TV stardom.” This memoir comes from the McNaughton’s Collection, which features popular reading, including fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. Find McNaughton’s
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Library Shelfie Day: January 29th

January 28th, 2014

Did you know that Wednesday, January 29th is #LibraryShelfie Day? I bet you didn’t. What’s a library shelfie, you ask? It’s a picture of a library bookshelf, of course! To celebrate the auspicious day, all this week the Learning Commons will be posting library shelfies of our staff members hanging out among the book shelves and enjoying favorite books from the collection. If you’re a Learning Commons regular, you’ll recognize our featured staff members. And if you’re new to the Learning
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