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April 2, 2013

Where Are All the Books?

Due to the renovation of the Circulation floor (top floor) of the library, the majority of the library’s print books have been put into storage.  But don’t worry— the entire circulating collection of books will be back in place on the top floor when the renovation is complete later this year!

In the meantime, there are several options for books to support your students' research:

  • Use the “Core Collection”

A small collection of books (approximately 1000 volumes) is available for checkout.  These books can be checked out for a two-week period.  Go to the Circulation Department on the library’s main floor to access this collection.

  • Use our eBooks

The library’s extensive eBook collection (over 40,000 e-Books) is still available during the renovation.  Students can access eBooks from off-campus locations by using their MyVWCC username and password.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is an option for students who require print books for academic work. It usually takes 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Please keep this time frame in mind when making an ILL request.

Brown Library staff members are glad to help you with all of your information needs. Ask a Librarian!

Notice: Changes to the Employee Benefits and Health Fair

Please be advised of the following changes made to the Employee Benefits and Health Fair on April 10th:

  • Due to participation levels, the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening will not be conducted by Lewis Gale Hospital.  As a reminder, men that meet age and/or other criteria as specified by COVA Care and Anthem HDHP may have their screening conducted during your annual physical at no cost to you.
  • Due to upcoming changes in our health plans, the free combination screenings provided by CommonHealth will not be provided.  The combination screenings will be offered to employees this Fall. 
  • The Cardiovascular Department of Lewis Gale Hospital will be onsite to provide all employees free height, weight, BMI, and blood pressure checks.

 See you at the Fair!

Faculty Training for Advising Days and Discover Sessions

The following days and times are open to any faculty members desiring training for Advising Days and/or Discover sessions:

Monday, April 8: 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon, Webber 311
Tuesday, April 9: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Webber 106

For planning purposes, please email either Yvonne Campbell at ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu or Angela Niblett at ahairston-niblett@virginiawestern.edu with perspective date of attendance.


Career Bytes

Career Bytes is a 30 minute informational session about job searching, resumes, & interviewing. Contact the Hall Career Center at 857.7298 to sign up for one of the following sessions: (Two time slots offered for each Career Bytes session)

  • April 10th- Job Searching    12:15-12:45 or 5-5:30
  • April 18th- Interviewing       12:15-12:45 or 5-5:30
  • April 23rd- Resume Writing 12:15-12:45 or 5-5:30

*HCC Passport Event

Lunch Leads: Justice & Law Enforcement


Get the inside scoop on what it takes to be a part of the

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE & other LOCAL Police Departments!

Thursday, April 11th


Natural Science Center

FREE lunch will be provided*Space limited

Pre-registration required by Monday, April 8th 

Register in the  HALL CAREER CENTER; Thomas Center G202

*This event qualifies for an HCC passport stamp*



This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your future employer.

  • Every Monday 11-12
  • Every Thursday 10-11
  • Every Friday 1-2

Join us in the Hall Career Center-Thomas Center 202


Preparation for Employment EVENT!

The HALL CAREER CENTER is hosting mulitple workshops & seminars with "REAL" local employers to help you Prepare for YOUR CAREER !!!

Sign up TODAY for ONE or ALL Seminars & Workshops:

  • Resume Writing Lab
  • Resume & Interviewing Seminars
  • Mock Interviews (Practice interviewing with a company within your professional field)
  • Who's Hiring?
  • Internships 101 Seminar
  • Resume Critiques (Have your resume critiqued by someone in your professional field)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment Seminar (background issues, credit checks, poor work history)

WHAT: Preparation for Employment

WHEN: Friday, April 5, 2013; multiple  hourly seminars scheduled between  1:00pm-5:00pm 

WHERE: Virginia Western Campus

REGISTRATION: YES in the HALL CAREER CENTER (Thomas Center-202; 540.857.7298)

OPEN TO: ALL Students & Alumni

Pre-registation required by Monday, 4/1 at 5:00pm for Resume Critiques & Mock Interviewing; Pre-registration for All other workshops/seminars required by Wednesday, 4/3 at 5:00pm

Blackboard Training Registration Form

We have set up two Blackboard training sessions for Blackboard new users and for users who wants to refresh their Blackboard skills. To register for the training session(s), please go to: https://docs.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJuV2t6VF9MSkppX1ZkVmVuX21nQUE6MA

Here is the training information:

Session One: Blackboard User Interface & Basic Course Setup
Time & Location: Monday, Apr. 8 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Webber Hall 311

Session Two: Blackboard Grade Center
Time & Location: Wednesday, Apr. 10 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Webber Hall 311

Please email Carrie Halpin at chalpin@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.

Navigate: Get THERE through Team Advising

Do you know that this is the title of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)?  Do you want to know the details of this proposed plan?  Do you want to be involved with this project next year?

Come find out more information at the following sessions which are open to all faculty, staff, and students.  Refreshments will be provided.

  • Monday, April 8 12-1 pm in W308
  • Thursday, April 11 2-3 pm in W310

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about Navigate: Get THERE through Team Advising, please contact Kristel Clark, QEP Coordinator, at kclark@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6218.

Book Drive/Early Childhood Literacy Awareness Days


The Virginia Western Volunteer Center and the Early Childhood Education Department is holding a children's book drive/Awareness Day to serve literacy needs in our community.

Please bring new or gently used books for Pre-K through 5th grade students!

When: Wednesday, April 3, 11-2 & Thursday, April 4, 2-5

Where: Craig Hall, outside the Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore will be offering a new book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, at a reduced price.  This is one of Virginia's pre-selected children's books for Week of the Young Child.

All books will be donated to TAP Head Start.