Category Archives: Library Announcements

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night 2023

Family Reading Night

Your local South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Library will be hosting their annual “Family Reading Night” event which will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in our library E1.200.  This free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week.

“We want to help children develop a love of reading and to encourage Valley parents to read with their children,” said Lillian Carrillo, Mid-Valley Campus Librarian. “Our college’s libraries are a gateway to the community, and we hope that participants will not only take advantage of these fun activities, but also learn more about some of the great services that the college has to offer.”

The night’s festivities include a book distribution by South Texas Literacy Coalition, a variety of arts and crafts activities for the entire family offered by The Storybook Garden, The Weslaco Museum and Mayor Joe V. Sánchez Public Library.  As an added bonus, fun opportunities will be featured by several of our STC college departments and clubs with a special visit from non-other than Jerry the Jaguar.

While on campus, attendees have the opportunity to use the library’s free services, view artwork on display in the Library Art Gallery, or anyone 18 years or older may sign up for a Community User Card, which allows community members to check out books at any of STC’s libraries for free.

The library is located in Building E1.200 at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. For more information about the event contact Lillian Carrillo at 956-447-6663.


Cold War Retrospective Film Series

Cold War Film Series (Fall 2023)

The Cold War Retrospective Film Series

STC Library is thrilled to work with the STC History Department and the Liberal Arts Division to present a film series focused on The Cold War and sentiments at that time. All screenings listed below will take place in the Student Union West Ballroom at 5:30PM.

Thursday, September 28th: Twilight Zone Block 1
John Terry, Dr. Robert Miller, J.J. Guajardo – “Conformity during the Cold War”

Thursday, October 26th: The Thing (1982)
Dr. Robert Miller – “Invisible Invaders: The Renewal of the Red Scare in the Reagan Years”

Thursday, November 9th: Rocky IV (1985)
Dr. Christopher Davis – “War by Other Means: The Cold War in the Athletic Arena”

Thursday, December 7th: The Parallax View (1974)
John Terry – “Paranoia and Mistrust during the Cold War”


Health Services Management Guest Speaker

Health Services Management

Dr. Patti McCoyDiscover the future of health services management and the exciting opportunities on the horizon in our upcoming Zoom Webinar featuring Patti McCoy, Ph.D. Gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare administration, as Dr. McCoy shares her expertise and vision for the industry.

Event Title: “Health Services Management: Newest Changes and Opportunities”
Speaker: Dr. Patti McCoy
Date: Thursday, November 16th 2023
Time: 2PM CST
Register here: Link


Happy Constitution Day

Constitution Day Resources

Happy Constitution Day

The signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia happened on September 17, 1787. September 17 is now celebrated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

Informational Websites

Library Resources

Adulting 101: A Series of Library Events

Adulting 101

Unlock the secrets to successful adulthood in the Adulting 101 webinar series, where we’ll empower you with essential life skills. Master financial wellness, discover your career passion, navigate social media with confidence, and fortify your cybersecurity armor. Join us on a transformative journey towards a brighter future.

All webinars will be held on Zoom and everyone is welcome!

Budgeting, Relationships, and Life Events with F3E Online – October 4th at 6PM

Register here.

Disinformation and Misinformation on Social Media – November 6th at 6PM

Register here.

A Lot of BS (Behavioral Science) About Cybersecurity – November 13th at 6PM

Register here.

All events begin at 6PM on Zoom Webinar. For more information, contact Heather Bobrowicz at 956-872-2277 or

AI in the Classroom

AI in the Classroom

John Warner

John Warner, speaker.

Join us for an enlightening discussion on the role of Artificial Intelligence in the higher education classroom with John Warner, author of Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities. Discover how AI is revolutionizing education, enhancing personalized learning, and fostering critical thinking skills on October 24th at 3:30PM on Zoom Webinar.

STC is excited to coordinate this webinar with the Office of Professional and Organizational Development and the Liberal Arts Department. Faculty of all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Finals Fuel

Finals Fuel – Spring 2023

Finals FuelStop by your campus library for some finals fuel! While supplies last.

Tech Campus Library: May 3rd & 4th – 11:30 AM – 1 PM
NAH Campus Library: May 1st & 2nd – 11:30 AM
Mid-Valley Campus Library: May 1-3rd & May 8-10th – 10AM
Starr County Campus Library: May 8th & 9th
Pecan Campus Library: May 8th, 9th, 10th – 11AM – 1PM

Faculty research participants needed

Faculty Needed for Research Study on Data Literacy in Community Colleges

We are inviting community college faculty to participate in an online interview for the research study titled “Student Data Literacy Needs in Community Colleges,” which is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of this study is to gather insights from faculty regarding the current data literacy landscape and its impact on community college education.

Your perspectives and experiences are crucial in helping us understand the evolving role of data literacy in community college settings. The interviews will be conducted via Zoom and are expected to last approximately 60 minutes. As a token of appreciation, each participant will receive a $75 Amazon e-gift card.

If you are interested in contributing to this research study, please contact us via email at We greatly value your expertise and look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about this study, please visit

Research Strategies Unlocked! Workshops

Research Strategies Unlocked!

Research Strategies Unlocked! Workshops

Tuesday, January 31, 2:00pm
Keys to Library Services 

It’s more than a quiet place to study – find out all the ways the library can help you earn your degree.

Register here.

Wednesday, February 1, 6:00pm
Keys to Effective Searching 

This workshop will demonstrate information on formulating effective searches including how to start your research, how to filter search results, how to use Boolean Operators, and how to select a database.

Register here.

Monday, February 6, 6:00pm
Keys to Participating in the Research Conversation 

Get a visual understanding of where resources derive from and how you play an active role in the creation of information.

Register here.

Wednesday, February 15, 6:00pm
Keys to Wikipedia Alternatives 

Kick start your research with a credible encyclopedia from the library.

Register here.

Tuesday, February 21 2:00pm
Keys to Conducting Research 

Try these research tips and strategies to ace your assignments.

Register here.

Wednesday, February 22, 6:00pm
Keys to Asking the Right Questions

This workshop will demonstrate how research involves asking new questions by combining existing knowledge and information pulled from a variety of sources.

Register here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2:00pm
Keys to Citations and Avoiding Plagiarism 

Explore strategies and techniques that will help you avoid common pitfalls and turn in papers that make the grade.

Register here.

Thursday, March 2, 6:00pm
Keys to Selecting the Right Resource for Your Research Assignment 

This workshop will give students the upper hand in knowing what reliable resources they can choose for their research assignments. Students will also learn what the library has to offer when it comes to trustworthy resources.

Register here.

Monday, March 6, 10:00am and Tuesday, March 7, 6:00pm
Keys to Understanding Credible Sources 

Are all sources equal, or are there better sources to consult for your research—and sources to avoid? Find out how to find and use the most reliable, authoritative sources in your assignments to make the best grade.

Register here for the March 6 session.
Register here for the March 7 session.