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Volume 3, Issue 3

April 2018
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Cherry Trees by Queen Anne Building (2013) 
Photo by Priscilla Thompson

Greetings from the Director

Happy Spring! 

The wind, snow and cold have passed.  Warm days are ahead.  The Library has many resources that entertain and enrich whatever the weather. 

Two of our streaming video collections, Swank Digital Campus and Digital Theatre+, are featured in this issue.  Also featured is the Library scanner.    

Enjoy!

Blast from the Past:
Archive Collection

Students enjoying spring around campus (1960)
Did you know that former President Barack Obama visited the Largo campus? His first appearance was as a Senator running for the White House. He also visited the campus twice while in office.

Enjoy these photos from The Digital Archive Collection, which is currently under construction, housed and managed by the Library. 

Once it’s up and running, use the Archives to:
  • Conduct research for assignment, papers, and projects
  • Learn more about the history of the college and the individuals associated with the college
Studying Among Nature (2013) 
Photo by Priscilla Thompson
The best part about the Digital Archive Collection is that you can participate! 

If you have materials to donate to the collection or can identify people or events that we feature, please contact the Research/Information Services Desk in the Library at 
(301) 546-0476 or librefdesk@pgcc.edu.

Books and Such:
From The Collection

Enjoy one of the books available for check out in the Library’s collection, with a selection of new arrivals, staff picks, and classics, available in print and/or electronic form. Get your copy today!

This month’s pick:
 

Cheerful: A Picture-story
Palmer Brown
New York Review of Books
2012

Celebrate Easter by reading about the adventures of a family of mice-- Cheerful, Solemnity, Faith, and Hope, who set off from the country and visit the bustling city.

For information on other acquisitions visit, the New Books Guide.
New Books LibGuide

Checking In: LLR Staff

The Library is full of people who love working around people and books. One such staff member is María Bonet, Electronic Resources Librarian.
 
Bookends: Tell us a little about yourself.
 
MB: I was born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, the youngest of three sisters. I was raised in a household that valued education and hard work. Both of my parents were lawyers and teachers and they instilled in me the love of reading and learning.

After spending my formative years in Puerto Rico, I moved to Florida to complete my Bachelor and Master degrees. After graduation, I returned to Puerto Rico to live and work. It was my intention to remain in my country and contribute to its growth. However, economic circumstances did not allow me to remain in my beloved island. I moved back to the States in 2009, where I have remained since.  

In addition to being a librarian, I am also a graphic designer. I do most of the graphics for the library’s events and workshops. I also sell my designs in a variety of online stores.
 
B: When did you know you wanted to work in a library?
 
MB: I’ve worked in libraries most of my life. My love for them started with my love of books. There were always books at home, but I could get even more books from the library, and they were free to borrow. I was there often and I always befriended the librarian. Eventually, I became an assistant.     
  
When I was in elementary school I helped the librarian organize and reshelve books. I would help out before school started, during recess, and any other free time I had. This continued into middle school, but now I had added responsibilities, like checking out books and adding/removing cards from the card catalog. In high school, during my senior year, I spent my free period working at the library. I shelved books, worked the circulation desk and helped with the bulletin board and window displays.

B: What is your favorite part of working in a library?
 
MB: Helping patrons, whether it is locating that peer reviewed article they need for their class assignment or helping them add slides to their PowerPoint presentation.

B: What are you currently reading?
 
MB: Usually I’m reading two or three books at the same time, with some graphic novels on the side. Currently, I’m reading: The Inventors at No. 8 by A.M. Morgen, Puerto Rico Strong by Hazel Newlevant, Moonstruck: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, and The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate by Eric Bower.
 
B: What’s your favorite book of all-time?
 
MB: Fire Sea by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It is the third of seven books of the Death Gate Cycle series. It is the one book that I have reread multiple times, and each time it rekindles my love of this story.

This month the new additions to Swank Digital Campus come from the Literature collection. These movies are also featured in AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies list of the 100 best American movies.
 

  1. A Clockwork Orange
  2. A Place in the Sun
  3. A Streetcar Named Desire
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front
  5. Cabaret
  6. Forrest Gump
  7. Frankenstein (1931)
  8. From Here to Eternity
  9. Gone with the Wind
  10. Jaws
  11. Muting on the Bounty (1935)
  12. My Fair Lady
  13. Psycho
  14. Rebel Without a Cause
  15. Sophie’s Choice
  16. The Godfather
  17. The Last Picture Show
  18. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  19. The Maltese Falcon
  20. The Silence of the Lambs
  21. The Wizard of Oz
  22. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  23. Wuthering Heights (2012)

Interested in adding films to the Swank collection? Here is how the process works:

  1. Search the Swank Catalog to see if the feature film you want is available.
  2. Use this form to request that a film be made available in PGCC's Swank portal.
  3. Once licensed, share the direct link of the film with students or direct them to the Swank portal.
Important FAQS
  • Films may be shown in class or assigned to enrolled students to view outside of class.
  • The films do not have public performance rights.
  • Films are licensed for one year from the date they are added to the portal.

To learn more: Swank Digital Campus

Swank Digital Campus

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Knitting Club
Monday, April 2, 16, and 30 
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Accokeek Hall, First Floor

Library Day at Laurel College Center
Monday, April 2, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cite It Right, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Laurel College Center, Room 402


Library Day at University Town Center
Tuesday, April 3, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How to Ace Your Research Paper, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

University Town Center, Room 130


Headshots
Wednesday, April 4, 1:30 pm-2:00 pm
Accokeek Hall, Room 109

Grammar Clinic:
Make Your Own Sentence Pattern Wheels and Sentence Combining Wheels

Wednesday, April 4, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Bladen Hall, Room 110

How to Use Your Calculator (TI-83 & TI-84)
Thursday, April 5, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Marlboro Hall, Room 2129
Monday, April 23, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Marlboro Hall, Room 2129

Book Swap
Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Accokeek Hall, Room 109

Grammar Clinic:
Prescriptive, Descriptive, or Both?

Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Bladen Hall, Room 110

Grammar Clinic:
Writing with Detail, Depth, and Dimension by Using Prepositional Phrases, Adverbs and Appositives

Wednesday, April 18, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Bladen Hall, Room 110

Cite It Right: APA
Thursday, April 19, 1:00 pm-1:30 pm
Accokeek Hall, Room 109

How to Ace Your Research Paper
Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 am-1:30 pm
Accokeek Hall, Room 109

Grammar Clinic:
It's Party Time

Wednesday, April 25, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Bladen Hall, Room 110

Spotlight: Local Poets
Thursday, April 26, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Accokeek Hall, Room 221
Spring 2018 Calendar

Check It Out:
Library Happenings

Want to know what’s going on at the library this season? The newsletter will introduce you to the many workshops, screenings, book club meetings, and other events hosted by the library.
 


 

WhatSpotlight: Local Poets
When: Thursday, April 26th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Accokeek Hall, Room 221

More: Are you an aspiring poet or writer? In honor of National Poetry Month, join the library for a one-hour recital, which will feature the work of the community! All are welcome!

For more information contact
Julie Seigel (301) 546-0138.

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Hours of Operation
Spring Semester

Monday  -  Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Please note, all library services close 15 minutes before
the building closes.

The More You Know:
All About Learning Resources

Scan It! The Library Stays Connected


 
Did you know that the Library has a beautiful flatbed scanner?

Located on the first floor in the Library’s Copy Room 118, the scanner is a great addition to the Library’s resources. Using a simple touch screen, patrons can send documents to a flash drive or their Google Drive account. Patrons can even create a QR code (an encoded square barcode) with one of several free apps designed to read barcoded documents. These apps are free to download to a smart phone or tablet, and the barcode acts as a link to the document.
 
The scanner produces high definition prints in black and white, which is perfect for text documents, and in color for photographs and other documentation. Patrons can choose whether they would like their documents exported as a Word document or as a PDF file.
The best part about the scanner function is that loading it to any of these devices or accounts is free! Should patrons choose to print, however, there is a fee for that service. The cost for black and white copies is 10 cents per page, while color copies cost 25 cents. Prints can be picked up at the Circulation Services Desk.

The Library does ask that patrons limit their Copy Room time to five minutes for any transaction. Patrons should also be aware that there are copyright and fair use laws that govern the copying of large sections of material. The Library assumes no responsibility for copyright infringement.
 
Remember that the Copy Room, like all services in the Library, closes 15 minutes before the building closes. Visit the Library during operating hours for scanning services or feel free to contact us with questions.

Founded in 2009, Digital Theatre+ is the world’s leading educational platform for English and the Performing Arts, providing students with access to 900+ theatre productions and educational resources.

DT+ collaborates with renowned theatre companies, actors and creatives to capture live performances in stunning quality and bring users insights from behind the scenes. They curate the very best productions from over 50 of the world’s leading arts organisations; and commission educational resources from leading practitioners and academics.

DT+ is constantly evolving, with more productions, interviews, and written content being added every month. 

  • 410+ classic, contemporary and international productions, many exclusive to DT+
  • 270+ exclusive interviews exploring the dramatic, technical theatre-making process, as well as experimental, post-dramatic and applied theatre
  • 210+ essays, documentaries, lectures, and study guides, covering theatre history, context, language analysis, encyclopedia entries, and practical techniques
(Content taken from About Us - Digital Theatre+)
Digital Theatre+
Cherry Trees by Accokeek Hall (2013)
Photo by Priscilla Thompson

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