Whether you are a web designer or wish to spice up your own personal web page, you may want to check out by Loren Baker in Search Engine Journal. In this web site, Baker offers a great list of sources for free or royalty-free images you can upload and/or edit for your website. I don’t know about you, but this has been a list I have been waiting for for a long time!
The thirteenth Word Café at the Barber Library will feature Brad Hills’ Innovation Theatre Works’ performance of “Yellow Cake”, a short story by former Bend resident Josh Beddingfield. Brad Hills will direct the short play, which stars Vicki Pennock and Rod Dahl. The short story performance will be followed by a reading by local author and poet Suzanne Burns, at which point the mic will be turned over to COCC faculty, students and others for an open mic session. Waterston asks open mic participants to limit their reading to three minutes.
There are (at least) a couple fun sites for sharing your books and socializing with other readers. There’s the relatively new Goodreads where you can see what your friends are reading, find good books to read and keep track of what you have read and want to read. It’s free and fun and worth a look if you enjoy reading, discussing and discovering new books.
I See Dead People(‘s Books)
Also there’s LibraryThing, which has been around for a bit longer. Here you can do the same kinds of things, plus you can find people with similar reading interests.
Not quite as morbid as it sounds, at LibraryThing, there’s a group devoted to cataloging the collections of dead people. Wanna see what was on Tupac‘s bookshelf? Wanna know what Sylvia Plath was reading? Now you can. For a complete list of cataloged authors, including libraries in progress, visit the group I See Dead People(‘s Books) over at LibraryThing.
We are almost beyond mid-term, but new tips on study skills are never too late to learn! So, if you need some advice by finals week, check out the web site, How to study. Here you’ll find all kinds of helpful tips from strategies to reading textbooks, to steps you can take in dealing with test anxiety or in overcoming procastrination(!). Note that through the main web page you can even submit your own tips on improving study skills! Although the purpose of this web site is also commercial trying to promote other study skills programs and books you can buy, there might really be something valuable for you to discover to improve your college performance and grades!
The library is a great jumping off point for your personal and academic information needs. So where’s the diving board, you ask? Here’s some ways to get the process going. Contact us in whatever way best suits your needs.
When the library is open, we are usually available to assist you instantly via chat. Just go to the library’s page, find the green box that says “Live Library Help” and click for live library assistance. If COCC staff is unable to chat, you will be referred to a librarian who can help.
Have a more in-depth question that needs more explaining? Directly below the chat box is a link to email us. We will answer your question within 24 hours, often sooner.
Feeling confused? Overwhelmed? Not even sure what the first step in the research process is? Sometimes you need a conversation with a real live person to help you get unstuck, to help you figure out what you’re looking for or to help you formulate a plan. We are here during these hours to do just that. Give us a call at 383-7567.
Come On In
When you are on campus, come on in to the library for a good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation. It can be a great chance for us to show you how to access our databases, improve your search skills, request items from other libraries, or maybe even check out a book. Here are the hours we are open and here’s a campus map.
Contact us through chat, email, phone or in-person. We will help you with with your information needs!