The end of another Fall semester is upon us… and with it come long days of intense studying for FINAL EXAMS.
But keep your cool and don’t stress out! Your NE Campus Library is here to help!
We’ve got all the resources you’ll need to make the grade… thousands of books to check out, online databases to help with your research 24/7, and if you’re not sure where to start, just Ask a Librarian!
For the 7th semester in a row, we are inviting all students to take advantage of our Stress-Free Maker Space areas, spread out around the upper floor of the Library. Perhaps you’d like to express your artistic side with crayons and coloring sheets? Re-focus your mind with a word-search or crossword puzzle? Or join in with fellow students and work on a community jigsaw puzzle?
For the first time this semester, you’re invited to gather your friends and play Nintendo games between exams in our Library Instruction classroom (NLIB #2102)… or you can just “veg out” and enjoy some awesome cartoons & anime. We’ll be screening them all week at the “TV Lounge” in the SW corner of the main floor.
And, as always, the Library is providing FREE COFFEE & SNACKS to all of our students throughout this busy week.
Best of luck on all your exams. Don’t over-stress, and we’ll see you in the Library!
In Just For Fun, NE Library, Special Events, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Now showing at the J. Ardis Bell Library on the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College, from September 5th thru October 2nd, 2017…
The biennial “Best of Texas Clay” exhibit is hosted every other year by the Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild. In their own words, the Guild (TPSG, for short) is “an organization of three-dimensional artists that range in skill from novice to professional.” To learn more about the Guild and its members, we invite you to visit their website (see the link shown above) or seek them out on social media.
The stated goals of the TPSG are:
- To raise public awareness of and appreciation for contemporary three-dimensional arts
- To provide regular opportunities for artistic growth for its members
- To create a unique environment in which clay artists enrich each other’s lives and creative impulses through friendship
For 2017, the Guild selected the J. Ardis Bell Library as the gallery space for their 4th biennial exhibition. This display of work from more than 30 local artists, with over 50 pieces of art in multiple styles, will be enjoyed by our campus community throughout the month of September. This promises to be an outstanding show with some amazing works of art!
The NE Library is both pleased and proud to partner with the TPSG artists’ group, as well as the NE Campus Fine Arts Department and the Northeast Campus Association of Potters & Sculptors (NECAPS) student group. The exhibit will be accompanied by an assortment of library books and materials on pottery and sculpting.
Please join us for an artists’ reception on the evening of Friday, September 15th, from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, live music, and the chance to meet & greet many of the sculptors and potters who created these amazing works. We hope to see you there.
The staff of the Northeast Library 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 Arts & Humanities, NE Library, Special Events, Spotlight on Exhibits, TCC
The J. Ardis Bell Library on TCC’s Northeast Campus has been given the unique opportunity to host a juried exhibition of works from the Texas Sculpture Association. The theme of the exhibit is “The Form of the Figure,” with a wide variety of different sizes, shapes and visions of the human form represented. This special art exhibit will be spread throughout the main lobby area of the NE Library, as well as along our upstairs art wall, and in one of the larger display cases.
“Female Bust I” and “Female Bust II,” by Kim Carothers
According to their website, the Texas Sculpture Association is “based in the DFW area” and “holds numerous sculpture shows every year, as well as a lecture series that covers a wide range of information. Membership is open to sculptors, sculpture collectors, and sculpture admirers of all ages.” For more information on the Association, visit their site by clicking on the link: txsculpture.com
“Climbing Turtle Mountain” by Sam Watson
This piece won 1st place in the exhibit judging.
More than 30 different works have been submitted by 10 local artists, and these will be on display in the Library for nearly two months — from Monday, May 8th, until Tuesday, June 27th. A special Opening Reception event took place on the evening of May 11th, for the artists and any of their guests who wished to attend.
The NE Library staff have supplemented the exhibit with a small assortment of items on the sculpture art form, taken from our non-fiction collection. We have titles on sculpting in different materials (iron, wood, clay, etc.), as well as books that examine classical techniques, modern styles, and well-known public pieces from local Texas sculptors. You can check out our online catalog to see what books we have on sculpture, or any other topic, right here.
“Small Nkisi” by Marty Bolte
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 (both to the library, and to our blog) to see what’s on display!
In Arts & Humanities, NE Library, Non-Fiction, Spotlight on Exhibits, 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