Happy Holidays from Bishop Library!



Reading days, finals and winter break are almost here. Therefore Library staff wanted to take a moment and wish you a happy and healthy finals period and holiday season.

This year the Library will be hosting free coffee, tea and hot chocolate and candy Sunday, Dec. 13 – Wednesday, Dec. 16 starting at 8 p.m. Many thanks to Information Technology and Student Affairs departments for helping us fund this special treat.

We will also be having de-stress activities available all week including: bubble wrap, a coloring contest, crafts, and games.

Remember the library is open extended hours.


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Thankful Tree at Bishop Library

In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. On this day, many people reflect on those things for which they are thankful for.  At Bishop Library, we are so thankful for our patrons and our wonderful staff.  What are you thankful for?

Please take a moment to stop by the Inquiry section (at the front of library to the left as you enter), write a brief note on a “Thankful Leaf” and share it with us on our Thankful Tree.”

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LGBT Icons at Bishop Library

Bishop Library is celebrating LGBT History. On display are a number of works about LGBT icons from a variety of fields. Spotlighted here are two bisexual music icons Mick Jagger and Clive Davis. To learn more about LGBT history and these and other icons visit www.lgbthistorymonth.com.

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Fall 2015 Finals and Reading Days Extended Hours

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New & Improved Health Sciences & Medicine Resources!



Bishop Library recently upgraded to MEDLINE Complete which has increased the number of full-text articles available to the campus.  MEDLINE Complete contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index.  Coverage extends back to 1847, with full-text back to 1865.  

MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.



Along with the upgrade to Medline Complete, Bishop Library is now subscribing to Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer health & wellness information.  Full-text information comes from a variety of sources including journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos, and more.

These databases and more can be accessed from the library's website at www.lvc.edu/library.  Click on Articles & Databases, then Health Sciences & Medicine as your database subject area.



Image/Database Information Source:  EBSCO 

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Hola! Have You Tried Mango Languages?




Available 24/7 via the web or on your mobile device, Mango Languages has more than 70 foreign language and English as a second language courses, including unique specialty courses. Mango Languages also includes a small selection of full-length international films. 

Although Mango has an option for guest access, signing up for an account allows you to save your profile, track your progress, and login on your mobile device.  To download the app for your device, please see: http://mangolanguages.com/company/support/mobile-apps/




To access Mango Languages from the library's website, go to www.lvc.edu/library and click on Articles & Databases.  Mango Languages is listed under the database subject category:  Languages & Literature.

In addition, Faculty members can be set up with Instructor access.  If you are interested in instructor access, please email Lori Nyce, Systems & Electronic Services Librarian, at nyce@lvc.edu. Instructor access will allow you to create groups and invite students to be members.  Through virtual groups, you can monitor and track your students' progress using Mango Languages.    



Image Source:  Mango Languages 


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Librarians Attend and Present at Regional Conference

This past Friday, October 23, 2015, all the librarians from LVC attended the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP) Fall Program entitled: 50th Anniversary and Member Showcase featuring Access, Collaboration, Learning, Community, Preservation. Sarah Greene, Library Director and Maureen Bentz, Access Services Librarian, gave a presentation on Bishop Library's Geek&Greet event during the Member Showcase. 

In the photo from left to right: Lori Nyce, Systems and Electronic Services Librarian; Donna Miller, Instruction and Reference Librarian; Maureen Bentz, Access Services Librarian; Sarah Greene, Library Director and Julia Harvey, Technical Services Librarian.

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Are You Reading Gaining Ground?

Readers in six counties have chosen Gaining Ground:  A Story of Farmer's Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm by Forrest Pritchard as the 2016 title for One Book, One Community: Our Region Reads. 

OBOC organizers encourage residents to read the book before February in preparation for free programs and discussions that will take place in February and March of 2016. Stay tuned to OBOC.org or the OBOC Facebook Page for more information about 2016 events.  #OBOC2016



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Spooked by Citations? Come to the RefWorks workshop!

Are you frustrated trying to keep track of all your research references?  Do you need help with citations?  Then, come to the Library's workshop to learn how to use RefWorks

RefWorks is an online research management tool which allows researchers to easily gather, manage and store citations and other information and create bibliographies.

The workshop is taking place at Bishop Library on October 29th in the BI Lab

from 11 a.m. - Noon.



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