Welcome from the NVC Library – Fall 2018

The Northwest Vista Library would like to welcome you to the Fall Semester of 2018!

The library is located in Redbud Learning Center right in the middle of campus – come stop by and see us!

Click here to learn all about the library and see our Top Ten Questions we get all the time!

And remember to get your Student I.D. – you cannot check out books or use the group study rooms without your Student I.D. !!

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Women’s History Month

For most of history Anonymous was a woman.
~Virginia Woolf

 

The history of humanity has often been told through the words and deeds of men. This one sided tale often leaves people with the impression that women haven’t contributed as much or as profoundly to society as their male counterparts.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

This month, the NVC Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with a display that recognizes and honors the women who have profoundly impacted their societies. From science to sports, women have been present during all of our breakthroughs and all of our triumphs.

Come on by and read/watch the lives of these wonderful and sometimes controversial women!

 

Hypatia of Alexandra

Hedy Lamarr

Jackie Mitchell

 

Emilie Du Chatelet

 

Sources:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hypatia
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hedy-Lamarr
https://www.nwhm.org/articles/jackie-mitchell-and-bloomer-girls
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Gabrielle-Emilie-Le-Tonnelier-de-Breteuil-Marquise-du-Chatelet

 

 

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here!

This is a day to reflect on and be grateful for all the people, places, and things that make your life happy and comfortable.

And then the next day you can fight off the hordes of humanity all vying for the last 55″ flat screen TV at $40 at the local Black Friday sale.  Yay!

To help celebrate this time of the year (the Thanksgiving part, not the Black Friday part) we’ve set up a special Thanksgiving display in our library.  This display will cover all aspects of this special holiday — but most importantly, it will cover food.

Deciding what to cook and how long such cooking will take place can stress out the best of us. Our display will include a range of cookbooks that will help you plan the big day!

We’ve also got a range of selections that include the Native American experience in our country and how they’ve also shaped our holiday.

So, swing by the library and celebrate with us!

National Information Literacy Awareness Month

It was only a few generations ago that people believed the future held an energy revolution. Speculative science fiction was filled with pictures and stories of people flying around with their own private jet packs, people going to moon for vacation, or living in cities up in the clouds.

That didn’t quite happen.

We did, however, have a computer and information revolution. From the first room-sized computer to our smaller and more efficient smartphones, tablets, and e-readers, our computing and information power is something that earlier generations hadn’t fully imagined. We may not be able to zip around in jet packs, but we can look up celebrity profiles and Congressional laws with equal aplomb.

However, with so much information available at our fingertips, we run into a different kind of problem: how do we sort through this vast amount of data and separate what is fact from a credible source and what is simply someone’s opinion?

Welcome to Information Literacy Awareness month!

This week the library focuses on learning how to sift through and critically evaluate the vast amounts of data at our fingertips. Understanding these processes will not only give you a leg up on your research paper writing, it will also help you to make informed decisions about the issues that you care about.

Stop by the Northwest Vista Library and check out our resources!

Information Literacy

Banned Books Week

They said we shouldn’t read that. They said we couldn’t read that! They said it was indecent, immoral, it was not suitable for children, teenagers, adults — or basically, people.

We said…

and read it anyway.

Welcome to Banned Books Week at the Northwest Vista Library!

Come and browse our collection of books that were deemed not suitable by people we have never met! They claimed to be your everyday concerned parent or administrator – but were they really?

 

This week’s banned book collection will also include books that were challenged, but not officially censored — terrible, horrible, awful books like Harry Potter.

Wait, what? Harry Potter??

What could be so terrible about a kid that gets raised by an abusive aunt and uncle, only to discover that he has magical powers and is destined to fight the biggest bad of the wizarding community before he ever graduates high school?

Ahem.

Right, well.

For those of you not content with merely browsing our forbidden fare, we are also offering a once in a lifetime photo op with the banned/challenged book of your choice. Your image can live forever in the dark annals of the inter-webs as an odious reader of immorality!

Or, you know, we’ll just keep them in our break room.

And for those of you who loved our Hispanic Heritage Month display, don’t despair! Our wonderful display is still up, it’s just moved over to our reference section.

Stop by anytime!

 

Hispanic Heritage Month

In case you’ve missed it, it’s National Hispanic Heritage Month!

We’ve been celebrating all week here at the library and have put out a rather impressive display (if we do say so ourselves) of books, movies, and cds, all celebrating the Hispanic and Latin heritage.

In case you’ve missed it, it’s National Hispanic Heritage Month!wg

We’ve been celebrating all week here at the library and have put out a rather impressive display (if we do say so ourselves) of books, movies, and cds, all celebrating the Hispanic and Latin heritage.

In case you’ve missed it, it’s National Hispanic Heritage Month!

We’ve been celebrating all week here at the library and have put out a rather impressive display (if we do say so ourselves) of

books, movies, and cds, all celebrating the Hispanic and Latin heritage.

 

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!

This month celebrates all the incredible contributions to our society by Hispanic and Latin Americans.

We’ve been celebrating all week here at the library and have put out a rather impressive display (if we do say so ourselves) of books, movies, and CD’s celebrating Hispanic and Latin heritage.

Hispanic Heritage Month1

We’ve even got a piñata! (But please don’t hit him –we promised his mother to have him home at a reasonable hour.)

Our resources cover all aspects of Hispanic American culture – food, music, art, literature, politics, religion and much more. If you’re still curious and our wonderful display just doesn’t quite do it for you, you can do a catalog search for “Hispanic Americans” and get over 300 results!

Feeling particularly proud of your Hispanic/Latin heritage (and why wouldn’t you)? Swing by our interactive display and take a look at our world map. You can see where your fellow students hale from and even display your own heritage!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2

And in case that still isn’t enough you can check out some of these great online resources from our Databases. Access them from anywhere 24/7!

Latinas and Latinos in the United States – from U.S. History in Context

Bill Moyer’s interview with leading Latino-American journalists – from Films On Demand

Visit the NVC Library anytime for these great resources!

(You know, during business hours)

Fotoseptiembre 2017

 

Fotoseptiembre , which is a community based photography festival, is in full force this month in and around San Antonio. Founded here in San Antonio, it celebrates a wide variety of photographers. Check out the Fotoseptiember website for a schedule of events.

The library has a Fotoseptiembre display for the month as well featuring a selection of our photography books that you are welcome to check out and get inspired by. There are also copies of the schedule of events around the city.

In addition to out print resources we have a great variety of photography collections in our online database Artstor.  Here is a guide to highlights of the collections and how to search within Artstor. You have access to Artstor 24/7.