Library Books and Bytes

New Journal for Outstanding Student Writing in Nonfiction

March 10th, 2015

In an effort to support student academic writing and promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas, a group of English faculty has established the Student Writing Journal (SWJ). The journal will showcase exemplary non-fiction writing of students at the College. The SWJ editorial board is now accepting submissions for possible publication. The deadline is March 30. Students are encouraged to submit essays that they have written for their English 100 or English 112 courses. Instructors may also

College Wide Reading Program: Nomination Period Closed

March 9th, 2015

Thanks to the entire college community for nominating 59 titles for next year's college wide reading program. We will comb through all the nominations, checking that they are readable by our entire community, available in paperback, that they have cross-disciplinary appeal, and that they present a diverse or unique perspective. In the coming days we will send out a call to vote on the top candidates for selection, and ask you to cast your vote for the final selection. For more information about

College Wide Reading Program: Nomination Period

February 17th, 2015

The Institutional Diversity Committeeand Library Servicesinvite nominations for the 2015-16 College Wide Reading Program Each year the Delaware County Community College community reads a common book that encourages thought, discussion, and collaboration. This program promotes reading and fosters exploration of diverse experiences and perspectives. Titles are selected by popular vote from the entire College community and all are invited to participate in related activities throughout the

Fannie Lou Hamer

February 4th, 2015

Fannie Lou Hamer was a hero of the Civil Rights Movement and is the subject of a Q-Time performance on Thursday, Feb. 5th in Marple’s Large Auditorium. If the show piques your interest (or even if you can’t make it), there are many places to learn more about this important American. Did you know that DCCC has access to thousands of pages of Hamer’s personal papers? Using your current P# and access to the internet, you can delve into her personal correspondence, business records, financial

Research on the go

January 30th, 2015

Next up in library services’ workshop series is “Doing Research with Mobile Apps,” with librarian extraordinaire, Erica Swenson Danowitz. Think you can’t do your research in bed or on the go? You can. Learn about the mobile apps that will help you get your research done when and where you’re ready—whether you’re in a library, on the bus, on your lunch break. Register for this online workshop today to get into the session on Monday, February 2nd at 9am. And for the full semester’s schedule,

Free workshops to boost your skills

January 20th, 2015

So you just got your syllabus and you see there’s a research paper required. Do you have everything you need? You might find something unexpected—and useful—in this semester’s schedule of workshops offered by Library Services. We’ve got more than 25 workshops scheduled this semester, and you can take them online or in person, whenever they fit your schedule. If you think “library” means you’ll just learn about books, databases, and citations, think again. You can learn about using mobile apps,

Need help over break?

December 18th, 2014

If you're looking for research help before January 20th, there's an easy way to get it--and it's 24/7. Just click the AskHerePA icon anywhere you see it. You'll instantly be connected to a live one-on-one chat session with a librarian who is waiting to answer your question. Whether you're searching for articles, need help writing citations, or aren't sure what the best online sources are for your needs, remember a librarian is a click away via AskHerePA. The AskHerePA icon is on the library

Thanks—for research help.

November 26th, 2014

Working on your research paper over the long weekend? Need some advice between gulps of cider and turkey? The Learning Commons is closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get help. We’ve got Ask Here PA up and running 24/7, fully staffed with highly skilled reference librarians, ready and waiting to help you via chat with finding appropriate sources and citing them appropriately. Find the Ask Here PA chat logo on the library webpage, in delaGATE, and in Webstudy--even in some of our databases.

True Crime Comes to Media, PA

November 3rd, 2014

Did you know that Media, PA was the sight of a burglary into an FBI office? The burglary, conducted by unknown activists in 1971, revealed J. Edgar Hoover's illegal intelligence gathering and unconstitutional FBI surveillance. Journalist Betty Medger received the stolen documents, and she has recently published a book about the incident, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI. She will be discussing the intriguing story on Wednesday, November 12th from 11:15-12:10 in DCCC's

Banned Book Week

September 22nd, 2014

Ah, fall! Leaves are changing, crisp winds are whipping, and history's most controversial books are flying into readers' eager hands. Why? Because it's Banned Book Week, of course! Throughout history the world's most important and thought-provoking writers have seen their books banned in libraries for their controversial content. Books by Alice Walker, Mark Twain, Salman Rushdie, J.D. Salinger, and many more have been removed from library shelves because they exposed the public to ways of