Monday, April 07, 2014

Lives Change @ Montgomery College Libraries

Celebrate National Library Week, National Poetry Month, and the Month of the Young Child @Montgomery College Libraries!

Germantown Campus Library Events:
         April 8:  Writers’ Coffeehouse
                    6-7:30 PM in the Reference room
       April 15: Copyright & Compliance Workshop
                     2-4 PM in HS203
       April 16: Germantown Writes!
                     2-4 PM in PK179
       April 22: Digital Reference Sources Workshop
                    2-4 PM in HS203
       April 24: The 3 E’s Workshop (e-resources, e-reserves, and e-readers)  
                    2-4 PM in HS203
                    An Evening Reception                   
                    4:30-6:00 PM in the Reference room

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Smithsonian and Air & Space Magazine now online at MC Libraries

Discover Montgomery College Libraries' newest database - The Smithsonian Collections Online. The Smithsonian Institute is the gold standard for historical and cultural research and archives of both their major publications can be found here - Full Text access from on and off campus (off campus with authentication using school ID#)

Friday, March 14, 2014

“Reading and Writing are doomed. Literacy as we know it is over..."

 Internet Librarian
These were the startling assertions made by Michael Ridley at The Internet Librarian Conference in 2013.  Montgomery College Librarian, Nancy Nyland attended and has just published a thought provoking review of the conference in The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.  An excellent read Nancy!  Also, Michael Ridley's website Beyond Literacy is worth exploring -

Friday, February 28, 2014

Celebrating Fair Use Week!

Academic Libraries across the country celebrated Fair Use this week as one of the most important underpinnings of scholarship.  Learn more at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Digital Humanities Blog:

If you have questions about Fair Use and Copyright in the Classroom you can attend the CPOD class on Copyright and Classroom Instruction at the Germantown Campus on April 15th from 2-4pm.   Facilitators will be Alex Moyer, Campus Library Manager and Vicki Duggan, Chief Compliance Officer.

Or you can visit Montgomery College Libraries' guide on Copyright

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Library Refurbishment and Renovations

November 8, 2013 

A Note from Tanner Wray, Director of College Libraries and Information Services

The Libraries have an excellent opportunity for some refurbishment/renovations over the winter break, and later in the academic year. All four of the College Libraries will be fully painted. Rockville will receive three floors of carpet, and the Takoma Park Silver Spring (TPSS) Resource Center Library will receive one floor of carpeting (upper floor). With this work, we will be moving toward a consistent One College look and feel for the Libraries.

The first phase of work will be over the winter break and winter session. The Rockville Library and TPSS Resource Center Library will be painted, and the carpet will be installed. The facilities work will disrupt how we can provide services in Rockville and Takoma Park. The Libraries are actively planning to see which services will be available. Most of the work will occur after finals in December, and should be completed before the spring semester. We anticipate the following closures:

  • Rockville Library will be closed Friday December 13th through January 1. The third floor in Rockville will be closed until January 7th. 
  • The TPSS Resource Center Library upper floor will be closed December 16th through January 27th. Access to the lower floor via the Writing Center will remain in place, and library services will be moved down to the lower floor.  

Alternatives for library services and study spaces: 
We understand that the Rockville Library closure impacts the last 2 days of finals in December. Our Rockville-based students can utilize study spaces and computers at the other campus libraries, in non-library study spaces across the Rockville campus, at the local public libraries, and also nearby higher education institutions.

  • The Germantown and Cafritz libraries will be open during the winter refurbishment, and TPSS will be partially open. Only Rockville will be fully closed through January 1, 2014. 

Later phases:
The Cafritz Art Library will be painted during 2014 (dates to be determined), and the Germantown Library will be repainted in the summer of 2014. New technology for group study rooms and collaboration areas will be installed in the Libraries sometime after the winter refurbishment at Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring.

We thank the Office of Facilities and Office of Information Technology for these investments they are making in the Libraries to support student success. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause and we thank the Montgomery College community in advance for your patience.

Winter Session Hours and Closings

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