Health Sciences Library staffing until further notice
The Health Sciences Library operations will be completely virtual now until further notice; PA College is closing its campus though maintaining normal operations virtually during this time out of an abundance of caution to proactively protect our students, staff, and faculty from COVID-19. Please note there are no active cases on campus, but we are being proactive. Librarians will also suspend our regular Tuesday staffing at 410 N. Lime Street until further notice. We will be available by email (our preferred method of communication) and phone (please leave a message if we are unable to answer your call immediately) during this time, and we can arrange web conferencing as well. All literature searches and article requests will be processed as usual.
Questions and requests outside of these hours can be submitted using our library forms: http://www.pacollege.edu/library/forms/
Constitution Day at the Library – Students, Test Your Knowledge and Win Swag
The Library is kicking off its Constitution Day celebration. Check out our Civic Engagement Guide to test your knowledge of the Constitution and win a Library and Learning Commons swag bag. Also, check out our voting information so you can get registered and be informed voters in November.
Are you learning Spanish and want more practice? Have you studied Spanish and want to keep up on your conversational ability? Join us via Zoom Mondays from 2:30pm - 3:00pm y ¡charlas con nosotros! Enjoy informal, fun conversation en español. This is open to all students, faculty, and staff. For more information, check the campus events calendar or contact Christina Steffy or Rebecca Smith.
The library is hosting three virtual workshops on APA that are open to students, faculty, and staff. See below for times and a sign-up link.
APA workshop dates and times
This year's common book is Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air. For more information on the Common Book program at PA College, click here. This program supports PA Forward's basic literacy.
The Learning Commons now has an RSS feed to provide you with updates on new print books added to the library collection. This is updated monthly. Here is the link to the guide (please use a browser other than Google Chrome): https://l92024.eos-intl.net/L92024/Public/DiscoveryRSS.rss?FeedID=4
The Learning Commons is a proud participant in the Pennsylvania Library Association's PA Forward initiative.
This initiative focuses on the five literacies that libraries help develop in their patrons:
Our Learning Commons is always working to promote these literacies. We are currently offering programs that support basic literacy and civic and social literacy. For more information, click here.