The J. Ardis Library welcomes everyone back from the winter break!
To celebrate our “new year, new us” attitude, the library would like to announce…
The library has extended operating hours, adding new flooring, and new group/individual study areas!
The library is now open:
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come to the library to experience our new configurable furniture whether you are meeting up with friends or hanging out by yourself! See it for yourself…
In Just For Fun, Library Hours, NE Library, News, TCC, Uncategorized
Are final exams stressing you out? Are you struggling to stay concentrated?
Do you need a break from studying?
If you answered yes…
The J.Ardis Bell Library is providing free activities and snacks to ease anxiety starting May 2 through May 8.
For more information contact us at 817-515-6627.
In Just For Fun, NE Library, News, TCC, Uncategorized
NASA photo (The famous “Earthrise” photo from Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon.)
On Wednesday, November 28, at 1 pm, join us in the TCC NE J. Ardis Bell Library for a presentation highlighting the Apollo 8 Manned Spaceflight. TCC NE professors Raymond Benge and Dr. Kevin Barrett will inform us about why it is important to remember this historic space flight that will observe its 50th anniversary in December.
If you’d like to hear the Christmas Eve 1968 message from the book of Genesis the astronauts beamed back to Earth from the moon, click on the link below.
Two of the important events that occurred during the Apollo 8 flight were:
First humans to journey to the Earth’s Moon.
First pictures of Earth from deep space taken by astronauts.
For more information about the Apollo 8 flight go to NASA’s website at:
Join us on the upper level of the library on November 28th from 1-2 for this presentation. Light refreshments will be served.
In Astronomy, NASA, Science & Technology, Special Events, Uncategorized
Big announcement! Lynda.com is now available to all TCC students, faculty, and staff! OK, you may say, what is Lynda.com? Keep reading to find out how this new tool can help you learn new skills and improve ones you already have. Here’s the link from the library database page: Lynda.com
From Lynda.com: “Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.
For 20 years, Lynda.com has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—develop software, creative, and business skills. Now part of Linkedin, Lynda.com serves more than 10,000 organizations. With tutorials in five languages, Lynda.com is a global platform for success.”
It’s easy to use, designed for different learning styles, and features several ways to access including directly from MyTCC, from a mobile app, and from the library page https://library.tccd.edu
So, whether you would like to improve your Microsoft Office skills, get a handle on time management, get some teacher tech tips, or guide a student to become a successful job hunter, give Lynda.com a try!
Here are some links for access and for user tips: For TCC students, faculty, and staff access from MyTCC or from the library page. https://libguides.tccd.edu/lynda
How to use Lynda.com https://www.lynda.com/NA-tutorials/How-use-Lynda-com/77683-2.html
Learning Path: Become a Successful Job Hunter
Lynda.com Tips and Tricks
In Databases, How-To & Tutorials, NE Library, TCC, Uncategorized
Did you know that there are over 600 species of birds that can be seen in Texas at some part of the year? Associate Professor Tim Sebesta is a bird enthusiast here at the TCC NE campus who will inform us about birding in the presentation “Beginning Bird Watching” in the NE library on April 7, 12-30-1:30. (above photo by Collegian reporter Tabitha Redder)
With Bachelors and Master’s degrees in kinesiology, Tim Sebesta teaches kinesiology classes on the NE Campus, but when not teaching, birds are never far from his thoughts. A south Texas native, Prof. Sebesta became interested in birds as a young child. He was raised on a farm and made many trips with his dad to the local feed store. He was intrigued by the purple martin houses he saw there and begged his father for one for their farm. He’s been involved in amateur birding ever since. At the other colleges in New York and Texas where he has taught, he has always been involved on campus in teaching others about birds.
At the NE campus Prof. Sebesta teaches classes and is the faculty advisor for the tennis club and the Catholic Student Union. He has also led the way to bring more birds to the NE campus by getting purple martin houses, bird feeders, and bluebird boxes added in various places. He’s also started identifying birds seen on campus. If you’d like to know more about these activities, contact Prof. Sebesta by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in NLIB 2102 from 12:30-1:30 on April 7, 2017 for “Beginning Bird Watching.”
For more information about birding in Texas and Collegian articles about previous activities on the TCC NE campus, click on the following links. Print books in the library about birds are in the call number QL600s.
Collegian article from March 8, 2016 “NE Campus Provides Songbirds Resting Stop”
Collegian article from Nov. 17, 2015, “NE Recognized for Friendliness Toward Wildlife”
“All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair –
The bees are stirring – birds are on the wing –
And Winter, slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!”
(From Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Work without Hope”, 1825)
In Bird Watching, NE Library, Science & Technology, Uncategorized