Monday, April 14, 2014

Celebrate National Library Week!

NLWNational Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Find out more about our events, library history and get library apps from the National Library Week LibGuide.

COM Library will be hosting events all week during National Library week. See more information about each event:

April 14-17 COM Library will have special events and displays, so stop by every day and see all the library has to offer you! All visitors will have the chance to participate in our interactive displays (and get free candy, too!).

All Week: Share Why You Came to the Library or Your Favorite Books!
Help us create a banner by sharing why you came to the library. The banner will be a great way to get a snapshot of COM and for you to share your experiences on campus with other students.
Is there a book that you love? The library staff will display some of their favorite books. Come share your favorites with us!

Wednesday: Free Popcorn & Soda!
So you don’t think libraries only mean hard work, Pop Into the Library on Wednesday afternoon for complimentary popcorn and soda. You can stay and do a puzzle or  play a game!

Thursday: Free Tools for College Students Workshop and a Chance to Win iTunes Gift Card!
Be sure to attend one of our demonstrations on Thursday, the 17th (times TBA) in the Library Computer Lab. A librarian will show you all the great online resources that are available to students for FREE! Students who attend one of the workshops will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $25 iTunes gift card. Five will be awarded during the drawing on Friday the 18th.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Texas Wildflowers

Rob Greebon Photography: Texas Wildflower Pictures and Bluebonnet Images &emdash; Bluebonnet Sunset 1 - San Saba County, Texas Hill Country 1This time of year wildflowers are everywhere. Of course Texas is most famous for its bluebonnets, but there are lots of varieties of wildflowers out there.

Most people know that Ladybird Johnson was responsible for the Texas Wildflower Program, but not everyone knows that it continues to this day. TxDOT continues to sow wildflower seeds everywhere, beautifying the highways of Texas. Mowing is only done during this time when necessary for public safety. Great for the environment and great for the scenery!

Get more information on the program, or check out the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. To find them and see for yourself, get sighting info from Wild About Texas  Wildflower: Sightings. See some great Texas wildflower pix at Flickr.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Women’s Firsts @ COM and Great Issues Lecture Series Collections

David BrinkleyCOM Library is working hard to preserve the history of the College. We have digitized thousands of images and documents and ultimately online access will be available for all of our digitized collection. The latest to be published online are The Great Issues Lecture Series Collection and Women's Firsts @ COM.

COM Great Issues Lecture Series Collection
This collection includes great speakers that have lectured at the College. Ultimately it will have more sets, but now includes: David Brinkley @ COM, Senator Al Gore  @ COM, or Shirley Chisholm at COM.

Women's First @ COM
The first female President of the College, the first Executive Secretary to the President, first Director of Nursing, they are all here. Go to the Women’s Firsts @ COM collection.
See all currently available COM History photos or go to our COM History & Archives LibGuide for more COM History.

Let Us Know!
We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to help us identify events or individuals in our photos. Just make sure to include the URL (web address) of the photo when sending information. Please contact Tillie Henson at (409) 933-8205 or email