Friday, November 20, 2015

Meet our student workers: Sharne

Where are you from?
Virginia Beach

What are you studying?
Political Science

Favorite book/T.V. Show?
Book: The Hunger Games

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
I love the people I work with.

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
There's not a lot of drama and it's a place where everyone can be themselves

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Library Lingo #2: Call Numbers

Books in Grafton Library are organized according to their call numbers. We use the Library of Congress Classification System to assign numbers to books in our collection. Basically, these numbers are a short representation of the subject of the book. Using this system, books that are about the same thing will be placed together on the shelf. This makes browsing a helpful way of finding helpful books.

This means that in order to find a book, you first have to look it up in the Library Catalog and find out what the call number is--you won't be able to just look in alphabetical order, which you can do sometimes at public libraries.

The call number will look something like this: BF721.C213 1970

Once you have a call number in hand, you'll go to the library stacks to find your book. Books with call numbers that start with A-HE are on the main floor. HE-Z numbers are on the Mezzanine (second) floor.

If you get lost or don't know where to start, you can ask at the Circulation or Reference desks and we'll be happy to help!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Meet our student workers: Melissa

Where are you from?
Appamattox, VA

What are you studying?
English and Theatre

Favorite book/T.V. Show?
Book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the to the Galaxy by Douglass Adams
TV show: Doctor Who

Favorite song/quote?
Song: "Moonage Daydream" by David Bowie
Quote: "I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses."

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
Grafton Library is a beautiful building, and helping and encouraging others to learn and discover new things is an amazing privilege.

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
The beautiful and historical buildings

Thursday, November 12, 2015

11th Hour Paper Power

11th Hour Paper Power is this Sunday and Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drop in anytime for help with:

  • focusing research topics
  • structuring your argument
  • finding & citing sources
Grafton Librarians and Writing Center Tutors are waiting to help you with your last minute paper needs!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Meet our student workers: Karlie

Where are you from?

Philadelphia, PA

What are you studying?

Favorite Book/T.V. Show?
Book: Outlander/Harry Potter
Tv: Sherlock, Blacklist, White Collar

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
The staff and the quiet (sometimes)

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
The education/professors