If you haven’t visited the NE Library Computer Learning Center lately, you really should come by and see what’s new and available for Students at Northeast Campus. We’re taking it to the next level! Students can receive assistance with basic software tools, access programs for their academic courses that are exclusive to the LCLC – not available anywhere else on campus – and work on extra credit for some of their classes. We also have 3D Printing services available for both class work and personal projects… Come see us! Our knowledgeable LCLC Team will be glad to help you access the technology and resources you need.
We have a new batch of Dell Laptop Computers that students may check out for up to 4 hours each, at no charge, to use anywhere in the NE Library. We also have 30 desktop PCs located in the LCLC, loaded with not only the complete Microsoft Office package, but also the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, for students who are into digital music, movie editing, Photoshop, desktop publishing, etc… There are also several other specialized software programs to support a number of the academic disciplines on campus. There are Mac computers available as well, if students prefer to use those instead… Coming in the next few months (Fall 2018), we will be adding a set of brand-new Google Chromebooks.
The Library Computer Learning Center offers students (and faculty/staff) access to the Rosetta Stone language-learning software, complete with microphones for interactive speech tutorials. Our machines are all updated consistently and we strive to stay current with the newest available technology.
Our scanners are available to use at any time, including the our new high-speed, high-resolution KIC scanner, which lets the user scan full-size images (artwork, lecture notes, or chapters of a textbook, borrowed from the Circulation Desk) quickly and easily, in just a matter of seconds.
Coming later this Fall, we will be unveiling the next addition to the LCLC’s Technology Services: a new pair of Oculus: Go virtual reality headsets.
We have three different 3D Printers that students can use (again – at no cost to them) and the software available to design your own unique, original 3D models… You can also pull a design straight off the internet and print it, if that is your preference. This includes a brand-new SLA Resin 3D printer (SLA stands for stereo-lithiographic apparatus) which creates models with extremely fine detail, and offers increased hardness, durability, etc. We are also looking at other ways to expand our student MakerSpace options in the near future.
Faculty are always welcome to arrange visits to the LCLC with their classes, and we will be glad to accommodate you. If you are looking for a place to proctor an online test for the whole class… come see us. If you want to give your students guidance in their online research, or demonstrate any of our database tools, this might be the perfect environment for your class to gather. Or, if you prefer to meet in either the Heritage Room or Library Classroom, we also have a mobile laptop classroom set that can be booked and set up for your use.
Contact us by phone at (817) 515-6609 if you have any questions, or stop by the lower level of the NE Library and see for yourself what the LCLC has to offer!
In 3D Printing, Just For Fun, Library Computer Learning Center, NE Library, Student Services, TCC
Power Up at Your Library Week (“Power Up” Week), October 1-7, is a time to celebrate Texas libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. The Texas Library Association started this promotion last year and the J. Ardis Bell Library at TCC Northeast Campus has joined in the fun with activities scheduled for Oct. 2-6. We’ll have creative crafts to make (bookmarks and pencil cases) and several stand-up characters to take Selfies with.
Want to see how a 3D printer works? Wander downstairs to the Library Computer Learning Center. Our LCLC staff can show you some items that have been printed using the NE Library’s 3D printers.
Check out a new book or a DVD, or get ahead on some school assignments. Learn how to use the WEPA print stations. Get help with resources for assignments from a librarian at the Reference/Information Desk.
Did you know the following 2016-17 statistics about the J. Ardis Bell Library?
Number of books in the Circulating Collection: 42,668
Reference Collection: 675 items
Legal Research: 10,563 items
Number of users in 2016-2017: 212,166
Number of items checked out in 2016-2017: 21,164
Number of 3D printed objects: 92
Number of Library Instruction Classes Taught: 252 with 6,256 attendees
Number of Programs Coordinated by the Library: 54
E-mail your “Power Up!” selfie photos to one of our Library Managers – James Ponder – at email@example.com to be included in this blog article.
Be Creative – Be Challenged – Be Successful @ the Library
In 3D Printing, How-To & Tutorials, Just For Fun, NE Library, Special Events, Spotlight on Exhibits
The summer months are winding down, and the beginning of an exciting new school year will soon be upon us. The NE Library staff are amazed over how quickly these warm summer days are flying by. Before you know it, our reduced service hours will change again and we’ll be back at it, helping our students access the resources and materials they need for class in the new Fall semester. Come visit us today at the TCC Library and check out our August displays & exhibits, before they disappear!
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Movie – NLIB Lobby Area – People always say, “The book was SO much better than the movie.” We’re pairing up some fantastic films from our NE DVD collection with the books they were actually based on. Come check ‘em out and judge for yourself! This display is accompanied by a digital slideshow of famous books-on-film, seen on display screens throughout the Library. NLIB Lobby Area – July 12 – Aug 31
Out of This World Reads – “Don’t panic!” Our collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy titles will let your imagination go boldly “where no man has gone before.” NLIB Upper Level, Ref Area – July 18 – Aug 28
Not Your Professor’s History Book – This non-traditional, non-fiction book display is full of stories and facts that you won’t hear in a typical American History class. ‘Murica. NLIB Upper Level, Browsing Area – July 12 – Aug 31
Once Upon a Time… The End – Running short on time to read? Check out our display of Short Stories! Pick up a book and take a new author for a test drive today! NLIB Lower Level – July 13 – Aug 31
Find Your Passion! Try a New Hobby – Looking to try some new hobbies? You’ve come to the right place. Are you into Cycling? Gaming? Anime? Knitting? Cooking? Whatever your passion is, the library has books and materials to help you learn more about it and expand your skills. Check it out! NLIB Upper Level Exhibit Case – July 18 – Aug 31
Photography Exhibit – Professor Ting Huang of the NE Campus Photography Department has hosted a two-month display of her work in the lobby of the J. Ardis Bell Library, throughout the summer. NLIB Art Wall – July 5 – Aug 31
Keep Calm & 3D-Print Cool Stuff – Did you know? 3D-printing services are now available in the NE Library’s Computer Learning Center. We have 2 of these devices available, and they are free for TCC students to use. CIE classes are also available to teach you the tricks to 3D-design. Check it out! NLIB Lower Level Exhibit Case – July 12 – Aug 31
The staff of the J. Ardis Bell Library on TCC’s Northeast Campus are pleased to present a wide variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year. It is just one more way in which we strive to educate, engage, and entertain our entire campus community, while expanding the learning experience outside of the traditional college classroom. We hope that you’ll come back often (to the library, and to our blog page) to see what’s on display!
In 3D Printing, Arts & Humanities, Fiction, NE Library, Non-Fiction, Spotlight on Exhibits, Student Services, TCC
Spring semester is already half-gone and the Library staff are just as surprised as our students over how quickly this year is flying by. While you still can, why not MARCH on into the TCC Library (See what I did there?) and check out what’s on display this month, before it’s gone!
Keep Calm and 3D-Print Cool Stuff!
Did you know that TCC Students have access to some pretty sweet 3D-printing technology here in the Library, through our Computer Learning Center? It’s true. We have two machines (appropriately named Thing1 and Thing2) and they are capable of producing all kinds of things… Come and see for yourself! Along with the display, we’ve got a small selection of books on 3D printing, as well as the whole maker-space movement. (Upper level of the library, near the Alumni Honor Wall)
Painting Outside the Lines
Two of our NE Campus English Dept. faculty (Debra Frances & Angela Pettit) are sharing one of their favorite hobbies with us. They both love to paint (and are pretty darn good at it too)! Come check out the artwork of some very talented professors… Showing on both the upper and lower floors of the library, throughout the month of March.
Take One For The Road – – Read Travel Books!
Whether you’re cliff-diving in Mexico, sight-seeing in New York, exploring the art museums of Paris, or planning the perfect stay-cation at home on the couch with Netflix… take a Travel Book along! We’ve got the experts’ guides on who, what, how, and where for the best destinations in the world, as well as some truly hilarious tales of travel and mis-adventure abroad. Come check ’em out! … and for a sample of what fantastic “travel books” are available at your TCC Library, click HERE. (Upper level of the library, near the Periodicals)
Our Assistant Library Director, Mr. Alex Potemkin, has dug deep into the darkened corners of his childhood (and his garage) to share some of his personal collection of classic toys. You’ll see Simpsons figures, WWF wrestlers from years gone-by, super-heroes, Ninja Turtles, and much more! This display is accompanied by a selection of books on the evolution of toys and toy-making, as well as the history of certain specific toys (such as LEGO, Barbie, and others). It’s playtime! (Lower level of the library, outside the CLC)
The NE Campus Library Staff are pleased to present a wide variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year. It is just one more way in which we strive to educate, engage, and entertain our entire campus community, while expanding the learning experience outside of the traditional college classroom. We hope that you’ll come back often (to the library, and to our blog) to see what’s on display!
In 3D Printing, Arts & Humanities, Just For Fun, NE Library, Non-Fiction, Science & Technology, Spotlight on Exhibits, Student Services, TCC