Friday, August 15, 2014

Another (Yes, It’s Friday & We’re Open!) Viewpoint

View of Davis Library's grounds around 8:30 AM Friday 8.15.14

To ready for the new fall term, the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College resumed a 5-day work week schedule this week.

Davis Library is now open the following hours until classes start Monday, August 25, 2014:

Mondays – Fridays          8 AM – 5 PM
(CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays)

Evening and weekend hours will be added soon once the semester begins.  Davis Library’s hours are posted online at:

As summer winds down, we thought we share a little Warm Summer Sun, a poem by Mark Twain found via

Warm Summer Sun ~Mark Twain
Warm summer sun,
    Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
    Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
    Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
    Good night, good night.

Good-bye summer!  Hello students!  Cheers to new beginnings and another academic term!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Another (End of Summer Classes & 4-Day Work Weeks) Viewpoint

View of Davis Library's grounds around 8:05 AM Thursday 8.7.14

Summer classes and the 4-day work weeks here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College are fast coming to an end.

That means schedule changes for the Davis Library and all campus offices over the next couple of weeks until the start of the Fall 2014 term on August 25, 2014.

Beginning Monday, August 11th and until Sunday, August 24th Davis Library’s hours will be as follows:

 Monday – Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
(CLOSED Saturday & Sunday)

Regular and evening hours will resume the first day of the semester (8/25.)  For more details, visit:

Got some free time now that Summer Classes are almost over?  Want to lose yourself in a book during the next week or so before the start of the new term?

Don’t forget Davis Library’s Paperback Collection offers several works by bestselling authors that should make for good summer reading fun.

Check-out Davis Library's Paperback Collection!

Located on Davis Library’s Main Floor, these book titles are arranged alphabetically by their author’s last name to make browsing the collection easier.  All items found here are also searchable through RioCat—Davis Library Catalog.  
Enjoy what’s left of summer!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Another (45th Anniversary) Viewpoint

View of Davis Library's grounds around 5:15 PM Wednesday 7.23.14

Earlier this week—Sunday, July 20, 2014—marked the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Walk, the American spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Earth’s Moon’s surface. The event’s success triggered a great many technological advances that still impact our lives today and has also helped to provide greater understanding of how our Solar System was formed.

To honor and recognize this historical achievement in space exploration, Davis Library, here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio GrandeCommunity College, is highlighting some sites and resources related to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Apollo Missions. (See resources listed in box below.)

Davis Library receives a variety of NASA publications, which are housed in the Government Documents Collection found on the Main Floor
Then, for those interested in how space travel captures our imagination, we’re also featuring a few of our most popular Sci-Fi works. We have a substantial number of items in our collections related to the Star Trek universe, an entertainment franchise that has evolved from the 1960s television series about the interstellar adventures of the crew of the starship Enterprise created by Gene Roddenberry.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (successor to the original 1960s program)—Davis Library has the complete 7 seasons of the television show that aired from 1987-1994 in its Media Collection, which is located on the Main Floor (Call Numbers begin MEDIA 791.4575 S795)

Star Trek series titles found in 2nd Floor Stacks area (Call Numbers begin 813.54 S795)
Live long and prosper & boldly go where no one has gone before @ Davis Library!  

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