Monday, January 25, 2010

Students Agree--Using the Library Helps

The student satisfaction survey conducted in the fall showed that 90% of respondents were very satisfied or satisfied with the library. 97.5% of students who responded said they would recommend the library to others. This is very good news--tell your family; tell your friends! And best of all, 63% of those who answered the survey strongly agreed or agreed with the statement, "I am a more confident library user/researcher than I was before coming to PVCC." This is the news we like to hear.

If you'd like to give us feedback on how we're doing, and don't want to wait to take next year's satisfaction survey, feel free to use the "contact us" link on the right side of your screen. We're always happy to hear from you.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, students! The Jessup Library staff hopes that you had a wonderful winter break, which in turn means that you are ready for the new semester.

As everyone knows all too well, the semester will soon be in full swing. With papers to be written and tests to be taken, you may be wondering what the library can do for you. The answer is -- a lot!

Did you know we have over 36,000 books in our circulating collection and that you may check out up to 25 at a time! All of these books circulate for 28 days and may be renewed twice. All you need to check out a book is your EmplID or MyPVCC username. It's as simple as that.

The library also has a solid collection of textbooks! We don't have every one for every class, but one of the books might come in handy. Use the catalog to find the book you need or just ask us. (Note: These are in-library use only.)

Need articles for your paper? Well, you certainly have a lot from which to choose. The library has access to millions of scholarly journal, magazine, and newspaper articles through EBSCO and Literature Resource Center, just to name a few. We also have access to fine art images through ARTstor. It really is a one-stop shop! These databases are even available from off campus.

Are those databases a little overwhelming? Check out our online tutorials for assistance, or stop by! We would love to help you find any information you may need. Because, really, we're here to help!

For a more detailed description of our services, visit the library's Policies and Services Web page. But, as always, let us know if you have any questions!