Your Blount Librarian: Maud Mundava

Maud MundavaAs the new Blount Librarian, Maud hopes to partner with faculty to enhance student success.

Maud’s favorite thing about the library is its ever-changing nature, the respect for intellectual freedom, and promotion of equal access to information to enlighten our communities. Most importantly, she learns something new every day at the library and can make a difference by helping people: “I believe libraries shine in their communities as long as they meet the needs of their diverse constituencies.”

Maud may be new to Blount Library, but you may recognize her from the Reference Desk at the Hardin Valley Library. Prior to joining us, she worked at the Atlanta University Center in Georgia and UTK.

She looks forward to offering APA workshops and helping organize the African American Read-In, Library Staff Open House, and the Faculty Achievement Celebration. Please encourage your students to attend these events!

Maud’s favorite quote is by Nelson Mandela: “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others the permission to do the same.”

Contact Maud at mcmundava@pstcc.edu.

Roving Librarians at Strawberry Campus

We will have a roving librarian at the Strawberry campus at least once a week this semester.

Roving Librarian with studentWe will set up a table in the lobby and be available to help you find resources for assignments, demonstrate how to use databases, provide citation help, offer reading recommendations, show you how to request books and DVDs from other campus libraries, and answer any other questions you may have.

For instructors, we will also be available to visit classes as well as bring material for students to check out related to their current assignments – just let us know ahead of time!

Hours for our visits to Strawberry Plains and other campuses can be found on our Roving Librarian Schedule (lib.pstcc.edu/about_library/hours).

Are You a Veteran? We Have Your Textbooks

Are you a PSCC Veteran? Do you need textbooks for your PSCC classes?

Qualified veterans can check out textbooks in the PSCC Veterans Services Collection for FREE for the entire semester!

Veteran with American flagDo we have your textbooks? Check the libraries’ Veteran’s Guide (lib.pstcc.edu/veterans) and click on “Veterans Services Textbook Program” on the left side of the page.

If your textbook is available, you can put a temporary hold on it to give you an opportunity to pick it up at your PSCC library. Don’t forget your PSCC ID or a valid photo ID.

Though the collection is housed at Hardin Valley Library, you can request to pick up your textbooks at ANY of the campus libraries! Delivery usually takes 1-2 days.

The PSCC Veterans Services Collection was acquired through donations and grants.

Supplies are limited: Act fast!

Go Green Giving Student Feedback

Instead of having students print out their assignment in addition to submitting it on D2L, why not go green this semester with video or digital comments?

Student FeedbackSome perks: It’s green! It’s great for online classes! It’s more personal! Students don’t have to use their print quota and can’t lose your feedback. You have a lot more room to write! You can get as hands-on as you’d like. Cut down on misunderstandings! You can have a conversation instead of just giving one-way feedback. Unclear handwriting is never an issue!

See how this could work for you! Check out our new videos, “Digital Student Feedback with MS Word” (bit.ly/2jVzyXv) and “Student Feedback Example Using Screencast-o-Matic” (bit.ly/2jgJWIF).