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Book Club on Thursday, Oct 19th!

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Bucks Wellness in partnership with the Library will be holding a book discussion on Thursday, October 19th from 12:30-1:30PM in Library 310/CoLab1 (Newtown campus).

Up for discussion is You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.

Copies are available for checkout at the library 3rd floor Service Desk. This free event it open to everyone!


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Library Display Case about WWII

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Not to be missed is the library display case outside of the Zlock Preforming Arts Center! The creative work of Mary Fravel and Barbara Gilmore, the display case contains war era items passed on to them from their parents. The thoughtful and touching display was timed to coincide with a World War II lecture to be given on November 9th at 7:30pm by our very own Bucks librarian, Margaret Montet. Included in the lecture will be music, history, books, and Margaret’s experiences from the spring Bucks trip to London, Paris, and Normandy. Please take a moment to view this personal display that means so much to us all.


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Student Research Conference

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Preparations are being made for the Bucks County Community College Student Research Conference, which will take place on December 1, 2017. Students are invited to submit papers and other media by November 9th at 11:59pm.

“All COMP, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, ARTS, INTG, SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, BUSINESS STUDIES, KINESIOLOGY AND SPORTS STUDIES, PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS students who submit a topic will be accepted as presenters.”

Lunch will be provided at noon for presenters.

Build your resume. Participate in the Academic Community!

For more information, please visit:

http://www.bucks.edu/academics/department/lang-lit/conference/

Questions? Contact us: BucksSRC@gmail.com

Presented by the Student Research Conference Committee
Department of Language and Literature 


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Student ID Cards and Stickers

Student IDs continue to be available at the 3rd floor Service Desk in the Library. They are free! Please bring a valid photo ID with you when getting your picture taken for a new Student ID card. Students with older ID cards still need to stop at the Service Desk to get a Fall 2017 sticker. Student ID cards must display a current semester sticker to be valid!


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Book Discussion Oct 19th!

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Bucks Wellness in partnership with the Library will be holding a book discussion on Thursday, October 19th from 12:30-1:30PM in Library 310/CoLab1 (Newtown campus). Up for discussion is You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Copies are available for checkout at the library 3rd floor Service Desk. This free event it open to everyone!


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Maureen McGrory Stewart Library Dedication at the Upper Bucks Campus

September 9, 2017 marked the official dedication of the Maureen McGrory Stewart Library at the Upper Bucks Campus. It was an emotionally moving day. Please read on to learn the story of Maureen McGrory Stewart, a remarkable and much loved member of the Bucks County Community College family.

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“Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., Maureen McGrory Stewart moved to Doylestown, Pa., in 1977. She received a nursing degree from Gwynedd Mercy University, specializing in psychiatric medicine. She spent 20 years in supervisory positions at the State Hospital in Collegeville, Pa., and the Lenape Valley Foundation in Doylestown. Maureen then earned an associates degree in PC/End User Support at Bucks County Community College and subsequently worked in the Upper Bucks Library for many happy years. She took pride in working with students to solve problems, while participating with the faculty in maintaining a supportive and relaxed atmosphere.

Maureen loved Irish music and dance and supporting her great neieces and nephews in their dancing and music development. She enjoyed many activities such as skiing, horseback riding (also being a proud member of the Bucks Equestrian team), kayaking, and traveling. She is sorely missed.

The Maureen McGrory Stewart Library was dedicated by her loving family in 2017. In addition, a scholarship endowment has been established in her name to support Bucks nursing students pursuing their associates degree.”

 


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Linda McCann, Director of Library Services is retiring!

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Earlier this year, it was announced that Director of Library Services Linda McCann would be retiring. The news both surprised and saddened many in the Bucks County Community College family. On August 14th, Linda McCann will serve her last official day as Director of Library Services. We are grateful to her for her many years of service and her unwavering commitment to the library. Her tenure as director included many awards and acknowledgements. Below is a listing of some of the milestones marking Director McCann’s work in the library and at Bucks County Community College from October 2005 to her retirement in August 2017:

Fall 2007- The Learning Studio opens at the Newtown Campus

2007- New Lower Bucks Campus Library opens in new building

2007- Library elevator installed

2007-2017- Linda served on the Administrative Employees’ Committee

2009- Linda receives the Administrative Employees’ Special Recognition Award

2010-2013- Newtown Campus Library renovations in three phases

2010- ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

2010- Upper Bucks Campus Library opens in new building

2014-BCCC Foundation Community Awards- Linda received the Education Award primarily for Friends of the Library fundraising efforts to add to the Library Endowment Fund.

When asked about the milestones, Linda McCann was quick to share the spotlight and point out that it was all a group effort. Community involvement and mentoring within her profession made it evident that Director McCann placed a high level of importance on making a difference in people’s lives. Through the years, she has represented the library at many events both near and far. She was active in planning Technology Day and the Faculty of the Future Conference at the College. She’s also served on various governance committees, TLTR, and the Planning Advisory Group. Once a year, together with her family and friends, Director McCann opened up her home to the Friends of the Library and hosted an elegant afternoon of delicious appetizers and aperitifs to benefit the Library Endowment Fund. Adjusting to the library without her daily presence will certainly be strange for many. Happily, she will continue on as a part-time faculty librarian in the fall. We thank Linda McCann and wish her a wonderful retirement!