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Libraries Inspire!

October 6, 2014

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October is Canadian Library Month, and 22,000 libraries across Canada are ready to provide inspiration. In a library you can create, connect, communicate, research, learn, share, and – of course – read. And many Canadians are already doing just that: over 21 million of us have a library card.

The Red Deer College Library is celebrating by showcasing our staff’s favourite reads. You’ll find them displayed upstairs in the library, ready for you to discover your new favourite. Here are a few of the faves. Come to the library & see the rest! (more…)

We’ve been busy!

September 24, 2013

Welcome back! The start of a new Fall term is always an exciting time, for you and for us. We’ve been busy over the summer and you’ll notice a few changes at the RDC Library:

Group Study Rooms can now be booked online. I know, right? We’re excited too!

West Wing Wow! The print periodicals from the West Wing area (main floor) have been moved upstairs, gone virtual, or been discontinued. So that left us with the question: What to do with this space? Talk about a blank slate! Look for a ton of changes here: lots of plug-ins for technology, plus rolling chairs, tables and whiteboards that can be configured for group work and collaboration. Renos will get underway later this month and furniture should start arriving by mid-October!

Writing and Math, together at last! The Writing Skills Centre (WSC) and Math Tutoring have moved to the East Wing area (main floor). Appointments with the WSC can now be booked online. And Math Tutoring is still available every weekday via drop-in. The main Learning Support Services Desk is still in the same place (around the corner from the Information Desk, beside the stairs), open weekdays 10 am to 3 pm. You can also contact them by phone 403-357-3629; or email help_learn@rdc.ab.ca or disabilityservices@rdc.ab.ca .

Library hours. Our hours have changed. Evening, weekend, exam (extended), and summer hours have all been affected. If you’re interested, visit our website for an explanation of how and why we arrived at those changes.

Mad Women on Mad Men

October 5, 2012

On Sept. 26, RDC Library hosted a book launch to celebrate the publication of a book of academic essays edited by Heather Marcovitch and Nancy Batty, Mad Men, Women, and Children: Essays on Gender and Generation. RDC faculty members Heather Marcovitch, Nancy Batty, and Joan Crate each contributed essays to the book, and each of them read from their essays at the launch event. This book continues the rich tradition of scholarly publication at Red Deer College. A copy will soon be available at RDC Library, or you can purchase it from the RDC Bookstore. (more…)