Library Book Collection Open

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We are pleased to announce that the library’s book collection is again open for use!

Our conversion of over 80,000 books from Dewey Decimal to the Library of Congress Classification System (LC) finished four weeks ahead of schedule! We’d like to thank you for your patience as we made this important change.

LC Classification Handout

Coinciding with this change to our physical collection is the unveiling of our new online Library Catalog. We invite you to browse our new online catalog and then come over to the library and check out a few books! (TIP: Now you can scroll through our new books virtually by using the black arrows on the web catalog landing page.)

Thanks,

Brad Matthies
Library Director

 

Top Four Reasons Students Use Their Library

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From Cenage Learning’s 2015 Student Engagement Survey:

To better understand college students’ study habits, we wanted to explore how, and why, they use their school’s library. So, in our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, we asked: What do you do when you’re at your college library? Nearly 3,000 students responded. Here are their top four reasons for spending time there.

1. Study alone. By far the most popular response at 77%, the clear majority of our surveyed students head to the library to focus on their studies… by themselves.

2. Use the online databases. More than half (51%) of the students said that they’re at the library to use the online databases, indicating that a good portion of their research work is completed at the library.

3. Use reference materials. Whether they’re in need of general resources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, specialized publications such as field-specific bibliographical guides and indexes, or other references that simply aren’t available in electronic formats, students visit the library to access non-circulating materials that they need to complete their projects.

4. Meet their study groups. Whether it’s for the luxury of having a big table, the convenience of accessing nearby scholarly and reference materials, or the simplicity of having a central place to meet that’snot their own homes, the library is a popular place for students to gather for study and group projects. More than one third (34%) of students said that’s why they visit their library.

Read the full article at this link.

Library Hours Wed., June 3rd

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The Casper College Library will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd. This is to accommodate the power being off for the installation our new chiller.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause.
Thank-you.
Brad Matthies
Library Director
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