Monday, April 21, 2014

New LibGuide: Writing for College

COM Library has a brand new guide, Writing for College! Get great resources to help you write for college. Go to the guide.

Features:

-Watch the presentation How to Write an Awesome Paper with 1/2 the Stress!
-See an Annotated Bibliography Example
- Read the book Thank you for arguing : what Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of persuasion
- Read the eBook Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style
- Read the eBook Write Great Essays!

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.