Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spotlight on Library Group Study Rooms

ACC Faculty often assign group projects to their classes but sometimes, students then have difficulties finding a location to work together in a ‘clean, well lighted place’, with technology available to support your learning.
These ACC libraries have group study rooms available for currently enrolled ACC students studying together:

CYP, EVC, NRG, RGC, RRC, RVS, and SAC (At this time, the PIN library is the exception.)

Come to the library’s Reference Desk in person and present your ACC ID card to sign-up to use a room Slots are available from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and depending on availability, time may be extended for 30 minute increments. Reservations are accepted up to 7 days in advance, but be sure to arrive punctually -- if you’re more than 10 minutes late, your group forfeits the reservation! Check out laptops at a Library’s Circulation Desk so group members can collaborate via Google docs, view media, review Blackboard materials, print documents, etc.  A few study rooms even have projectors!

The study rooms may not be used for tutoring, meetings of organizations, or for faculty to meet with students. ‘Group study’ means just that – 2 or more ACC students – these are not ‘individual study rooms’. Please see complete rules about the study rooms. 

Sign-up, meet your group, and be successful with that project! Need more info? Need other locations to study on your campus? Ask a librarian!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Library's Blackboard Tab

Did you know that the Library has a tab in Blackboard?

You can access the library’s resources quickly and easily. You can:
  • Search for books or videos
  • Connect to the article databases
  • Find help for your assignments
All in one place!

Just click the “Library Services” tab near the top of your Blackboard page.