Category Archives: Library Announcements

Explore Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Database Spotlight

Database Spotlight

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an internet-based digital library of education research and information. ERIC provides access to 1.5 million bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added every week. A portion of the items is a collection of publication types which includes reports (annual, research, technical, etc.), working papers, and evaluations focused on the subject of education. Approximately one quarter of the complete ERIC Collection is available in full text. Materials with no full text available (primarily journal articles) can often be accessed using links to publisher websites and/or library holdings.

How can you use ERIC?

The ERIC collection includes bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) and/or full-text articles for 1.5 million items:

  • journal articles;
  • books;
  • research syntheses;
  • conference papers;
  • technical reports
  • policy papers; and
  • other education-related materials

You can access ERIC from this blog post or from our Databases page.
Contributed by Librarian Sabrina De Anda.

National Poetry Month Lecture Series Presents Traci Brimhall

 

South Texas College Libraries proudly presents National Poetry Month Lecture Series Ms. Traci Brimhall.

Traci Brimhall is the author of three books of poetry: Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; as well as the forthcoming poetry-essay hybrid collection Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon). Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Georgia Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Best American Poetry. She’s an associate professor of creative writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.

Please join us, Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Mid-Valley Library will host an author talk at 10:00 am, followed by a second author talk at then Pecan Campus Library Rainbow at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryevents/

Database Spotlight

Explore EBSCO’s LearningExpress Library

Database Spotlight

Database Spotlight

Need to prepare for an occupational board exam, including NCLEX or TExES? Check out the practice exams in the LearningExpress Library database. New Users must create an account for the site in order to save their work, store score reports, and revisit any practice tests, tutorials, or eBooks. Registration only requires a valid email address and a password. This resource offers many other practice tests — explore!

How can you use LearningExpress?

  • Easy to follow video tutorials
  • Practice tests are based on real exams
  • Responsive design for use on desktop computers and mobile devices
  • Take practice exams either at your own pace or timed
  • Unlimited downloads for eBook content
  • Exams are accessible to all users, regardless of disability status.
LearningExpress Homepage

You can access LearningExpress from this blog post or from our Databases page.
Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell.

Earth Day Movie Screening “Chasing Coral”

Please join us Earth Day, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.  Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. The film took more than three years to shoot and is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people in various locations around the world.

 

 

Life As Crossing Borders

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Join us for this unique two-part event with acclaimed writer and instructor Sergio Troncoso.

The Office of Professional and Organizational Development presents “Turning Life into Literature” and “Life As Crossing Borders” on Monday, April 29th, in the Pecan Library Rainbow Room

“Turning Life into Literature” will be from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
“Life As Crossing Borders” will be from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.


“Turning Life into Literature”

Open to Faculty and Staff.
This first session will focus on how to empower students to write stories and essays about their lives. Through personal experiences, Mr. Troncoso will trace his journey beginning with his early life in El Paso, the wide-range of challenges he encountered along the way and how he overcame them to become an acclaimed writer of fiction and non-fiction. In addition, Mr. Troncoso will share a practical six-part exercise that he has developed and implements in writing workshops at Yale that faculty can use to help students refine their writing skills.

Professional Development Registration. (Must login with STC Credentials)


“Life As Crossing Borders”

Open to South Texas College Community, Faculty, and Staff
Acclaimed author Sergio Troncoso, a native border Texan from El Paso, will read from a selection of his works dealing with the theme of “life as crossing borders.” Following his readings, you will have a chance to engage in a town hall discussion with our special guest covering a range of topics related to this fascinating aspect of our heritage and culture. We encourage South Texas College faculty, staff, students and the Rio Grande Valley community to participate in this special event.

For South Texas College Faculty and Staff: registration is appreciated (but not required) to better prepare for the session.


For more information regarding these workshops, please contact Office of Professional and Organizational Development at 956-872-7269 or opod@southtexascollege.edu.

You can also find these events, and many others, on our Facebook page!

South Texas College Libraries Open House 2019

Click on a movie poster or scroll down to see when and where we’ll be having our Library Open House events!

The South Texas College Library joins Libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the values of libraries, librarians, and library workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the place where their patrons live, work, and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

The South Texas College Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting Open House events at each campus library. These events are free and open to the public!


Mid-Valley

Wednesday, April 10th

10 am – 12 pm.

Attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, a photo booth, Jerry the Jaguar, popcorn, drinks, snacks, contest, and prizes!

 


NAH

Monday, April 8th

11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, a photo booth, scavenger hunt, drinks, snacks, and prizes!

 


Pecan

Tuesday, April 9th

11 am – 1 pm.

Attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Fahrenheit 451, popcorn, drinks, snacks, and prizes!

 


Starr County

Thursday, April 11th

11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, a photo booth, popcorn, drinks, snacks, contest, and prizes!

 


Technology

Thursday, April 11th

11 am – 1 pm.

Attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie The Fate of the Furious, popcorn, drinks, snacks, contest, and prizes!

 

 


For more information, please contact, Angelica Maria Garcia amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or at 956-872-2277

Women’s History Month Film Series

Please join us during the month of March, as all five campus libraries will be showing Women’s History Month documentaries. Below are the campus times and days when they will be showing.

 

Mid-Valley Library: 

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 19, 2pm. BI LAB E1.106.

 

 

 

 

 

 


NAH Library: 

Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 12pm. West Bldg B1.200.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pecan Library:

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present – Monday, March 18th @ 10:00 am & Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 am Room F-102

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 8:30 am & Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 am in F-102

 

 

 

 

 

 


STARR Library:

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 27 @ 12pm. Room K1.200

 

 

 

 

 

 


TECH Library:

I am a Girl: Girls Around the World – Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 pm in Room A-179

Women’s History Month Lecture Series – Catia Hernandez Holm

Women's History Month

March is Nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, South Texas College Libraries will be hosting several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.  We conclude with Catia Hernandez Holm, she will be speaking to us about her book “The Courage to Become: Stories of Hope for Navigating Love, Marriage and Motherhood”  Catia writes in her book The Courage To Become beautifully and honestly shares a story that so many women live every day. We are always becoming–something new, something feared, something previously unknown. When I became a spouse, and then a mother, I went through the looking glass–seeing myself as I had been, not recognizing who I was to become, but mostly feeling lost and alone in the desert that bridged the two.

Please join us Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 am at the South Texas College La Joya Teaching Center. Then she will join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Auditorium G-191, and lastly at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm.