Happy Halloween!

A chill is in the air. The leaves are dressed in orange and gold. As we turn our clocks back and gain an hour, what better way to spend your extra time than to read?

The Brown Library staff encourages you to settle into the season by curling up with a good book.Read the rest

Get to Know Your Librarians, Part II

Lynn HurtLynn Hurt, Technical Services Librarian

 From the time I was a child, I have loved libraries and wanted to be a librarian. It was a long and winding road getting to this goal; however, I finally reached my destination, and the trip was definitely worth it.… Read the rest

Members of Library Staff Learn About Herbs

Two members of the Brown Library staff——Laura Milliman, Reference Librarian, and Kalyca Schultz, Library Assistant——recently participated in the Horticulture department’s Gardening with Herbs class (HRT 198-N1). Taught by Julie Reusch of Village Herb Farm in Blue Ridge, the class included informative lectures on the uses for herbs and the basics of growing and caring for them in the Roanoke area, practical field trips to Virginia Western’s own Arboretum, and fun weekly food breaks during which everyone shared dishes they’d made with herbal ingredients.… Read the rest

Meet Your Library Director

David HillmanDavid Hillman

I am a native of Roanoke and have been on the VWCC library staff since 1972. Before that I was getting a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland and before that a Bachelor’s in English from William and Mary.… Read the rest

Get to Know Your Library Staff

Faith JanneyFaith Janney, Periodicals & Interlibrary Loan Specialist

I work on the main floor in office B107. My primary responsibility is managing interlibrary loan requests. I love to get challenging requests for hard-to-find books, newspapers, or journal articles. I have requested books from as far away as Alaska, and I sent an article to a library in Brazil.… Read the rest