A Medicine Hat College Library Services Blog. The resource to help you along your path.
Author: Michelle McKey
I'm the Manager, Library Services. I head up an amazing team of talented individuals who are here to help assist students in their education pursuits, teaching them the usages of the library and the resources offered. I can, on occasion, be found on the information services desk, or on the main services desk.
First week back… and it has already flown by! We opened the Library to new faces flooding our spaces as New Student Orientation took over the campus on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The smiling faces increased as our returning students headed back to classes on Wednesday. The excitement and readiness to tackle the year ahead was obvious, and we were happy to lend some new tools for the conquering!
We launched our self-serve printer credit load on ALL drop-in computers across campus. Students can now load their printing accounts from their credit cards, even if the Library is not open. Log-in to any drop-in computer across campus, and utilize this new service! It will like the icon featured below:
Students took to our Library and discovered all-new spaces from what they knew of the Vera Bracken from last year. The former Makerspace has transformed into a comfy front Lounge complete with 3D printer and Cameo Sillohette (sewing machine, lighting studio kit, and electronic piano can be sign-out via our Multimedia desk), while the alcove was converted into a quiet study space for solo or two-person study. The Quiet Study Room has turned into a cozy corner, and the full West side of the Library has completely opened up to provide a huge light-filled space specifically designed for group study. Drop by the library to discover the possibilities! Whether you’re a new student or returning, come find your new favorite spot on campus!
Though the students were in numbers filling the hallways and classes, it seems that the Robots are taking over the library!
Lego Mindstorms has been added to our collection for use by our MHC staff, faculty, and students…and the learning is only dwarfed by the fun! Ask at our Multimedia Service Desk (Vera Bracken, Main Campus) or Library Desk (Brooks Campus) for more details on how you can take one home for a week using your library card!
As we look forward to the year ahead, the first week back has certainly set us up for a fun, empowering, refreshing, and all-around electric year!
As we move towards the end of this week, we say goodbye to our students as they close their textbooks and begin their plans for the Spring and Summer and, for some, so much more.
The end of the semester is always bitter-sweet. It is the triumphant conclusion to hard work and diligent perseverance. It is also, a period of fond farewells. Team work and camaraderie were built and knowledge was gained, and though we turn the page on the next great adventure, always remember the Library is here waiting to welcome you, always!
To those of you heading for the stage this June, congratulations, we can’t wait to celebrate with you. To those who joined us this year but will not return, thank you for adding so much to our college community. And to those who will return again next school year, well, see you soon!
Have fun, take a moment to relax and enjoy, and drop by if you need a book recommendation!
LNAP is coming to MHC on February 13, 2019, and there is so much to be excited for!
But what is it?
LNAP stands for Long Night Against Procrastination, and this semester it is coming to MHC on February 13, 2019!
Once a semester we plan a night to bring you the services we you need at times they normally are not available at. After hours!
Who is it for?
LNAP is planned with MHC students in mind! All of this is for you!
When is it?
Winter 2019 LNAP is taking place on Wednesday, February 13th from 5 pm. to midnight.
What can I expect?
You can expect an exciting, welcoming atmosphere
You can expect quick half hour (or less) workshops filled with all kinds of activities
You can expect mental health stress reliefs (hint: puppies and kitties, and Zen Zone)
You can expect snacks and drinks (another hint: pizza and coffee)
You can expect assistance and guidance from Faculty, all staff including Advising, Library, IT, Peer Support, Writing Specialist, tutors in the ARC, Counselors and more
What do I need to do?
Register now at LNAP Pre-Registration or register in person starting February 4 in the cafeteria or B-wing hallway (location changes depending on the day)
Bring your student ID card
Arrive at 5, ready to make the most of an amazing night!
We’ll be there, and we are excited to see you there too! Participate in all the workshops, or only a few for some well-deserved breaks, or just hunker down to get your assignments and studying done. What the night is really is up to you!
Hello students! For those of you who are just starting, welcome to the Medicine Hat College, and for those of you returning, welcome back! The library is excited to see you and we’re once again here to help you along the path to success.
As we all know, a journey always starts with the first step… into the library! In this case, that first step is getting your student ID card. Here is some quick information to help you figure out what you need.
To get a student ID card, please proceed to the library. Once you’re there, please stand in the line up to receive your card. Bring a piece of government issued photo ID with you; otherwise, you will not be able to receive your student card. Once you reach the front of the line, we will use your ID card to confirm your identity and then take your photo. We’ll then hand back your government issued ID as well as your brand-spankin’-new student ID card, once it’s printed.
If you have lost your card and you need a new one, there is a $5 replacement fee. Try not to lose it!
Your student ID will give you access to library materials, the weight room/gym, and student events, among other things.
Keep your card as long as you are a student. You will receive a new yearly expiry sticker.
If you are accessing material off campus through the library system it will ask you for your barcode. This barcode is the longer 14-digit number found on the bottom of your card, under the physical barcode.
Don’t worry about waiting in the line. Simply walk up to the main library service desk and ask for your card to be renewed. We will give you a new expiry sticker and that’s it- you’re done!
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo