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Spring into 2018
They're baaaaaaaack!  But don't worry.  The RVCC Library is still here to help you with all of your needs.  Whether you're an administrator, staff, or faculty; part-time or full-time, we have something for you.  Great reads, great information literacy instruction, and great spaces.  Click the links below to learn more about what we can do...

...for Faculty and Staff
...for Students 
...for Community Members

There's Still Time!

There's still time to sign up your classes for information literacy instruction!  To quote the American Library Association, "information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."  There isn't a discipline on campus that doesn't use those skills, so take advantage of our expertise.  Let us show your students how to maximize their information seeking, understand when (and when not) to use Google, and how to avoid fake news.  Our information scientists are on standby.  
Library Open House

Learn how the RVCC Library can serve you! Games, prizes, FREE food, and more.  Earn raffle tickets by participating in any of our games and activities listed below.  Place the raffle tickets in front of the prizes you most want to win.  You choose! Prizes so far include books, a drone, and wireless headphones.

Student-Led Tours
Our very own RVCC Student Ambassadors will personally walk you through our library telling you about our materials, services, and programs.  Tours are on demand, so drop in anytime.  Y 
se habla español!

Orientation Sessions
At the top of every hour (1:00, 2:00, and 3:00) you can sit down and relax in the Library Classroom to learn even more about who is who in the library and how we can make your life and work easier.  Orientations will be provided by our Outreach Librarian, Carina Gonzalez.

Social Media Pic Contest
Feel free to take pics while you're in the library.  Use the hashtag #rvcclibrary on
instagram or twitter and you can earn a raffle ticket!  Tickets go to the winners of one of three categories:  funniest pic, most abstract pic, and most school spirit.  

Scavenger Hunt
Think you know the RVCC Library?  Think again.  Our Scavenger Hunt will show you parts of the library you didn't even know existed.  Fun, informative, and will even earn you a raffle ticket!

Information Stations
Our librarians will be ready to teach you about specific parts of the library including our electronic resources,
recursos en español, behind the scenes info, and much more.  And each station earns you another raffle ticket!

Suggestion Box Survey
We exist to serve you so your opinion is everything to us.  Take a moment, fill out a survey, pop it in our suggestion box, and earn yet another raffle ticket.  

Events @ RVCC Library

February 2, 2018
Library Open House
12:00pm - 4:00pm
1st floor of RVCC library
Especially for staff and administrators, but open to all, join us for a day of games, prizes, and FREE food.  Attend orientations, take tours, and solve scavenger hunts for extra chances to win awesome prizes.  

February 8, 2018
Self-Defense Workshop
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Robeson Room @ RVCC Library
In honor of National Personal Self Defense Awareness Month.  FREE and open to the public.  Learn basic life-saving techniques.  Taught by a nationally certified instructor and 4th degree black belt.  All ages and genders welcome.  No experience necessary.  Brought to you by the Raritan Valley ATA of Branchburg.

February 13, 2018
Friend Speed Dating
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Sculpture Garden (in front of the library)
Valentine's Day not your thing?  Come make some new friends the fun and easy way.

February 21, 2018
So You Want to Write a Book
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Robeson Room @ RVCC Library
So you finally started work on that book, only to discover there's a lot more to this writing lark than you first thought.  How do you get feedback?  Where do you send it when it's done?  Where can you find out about all the things you need to know?  Join the New Jersey Authors Network for a fun, informative discussion on the perils, pitfalls and often pleasant surprises which await you on your journey to publication and beyond.

March 29, 2018
WGST Colloquium
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Robeson Room @ RVCC Library
The NJ Women's and Gender Studies Consortium is again sponsoring their Annual Undergraduate Student Research Colloquium. This is a unique opportunity for our students, as they have in the past, to share and validate their work with their other students and faculty from two- and four-year colleges across the state.   We will be honoring the RVCC participants during Women's History Month. 
April 5, 2018
I've Finished My Draft Now What
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Robeson Room @ RVCC Library
So you've finished writing your book/story, or have you?  What (if any) revision work needs doing?  Where can you go for feedback?  How will you know when it's ready to send out, and where should you try first?  Join the New Jersey Authors Network for a fun, informative discussion on getting published in today's market, and find out why typing 'THE END' is really just the beginning.

April 7, 2018
International Tabletop Day
11:00pm - 4:00pm
1st floor RVCC Library
Come to the RVCC Library to celebrate International Tabletop Day.  We will have board and tabletop games of all kinds ready for your perusal.  Bring your favorites to share.

April 20, 2018
Nota Bene
time TBD
1st floor RVCC Library
See the RVCC Library completely transformed for Nota Bene, our annual celebration of student work.  

Select Wednesdays
Therapy Dogs!

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sculpture Garden (in front of the library)
Pet therapy dogs in front of the library. Destress and get some snuggles.

Spring event dates are already filling quickly!  Please contact Carina, our Outreach Librarian, if you are interested in holding an event in the Evelyn S. Field Library this semester.

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