Friday, November 21, 2014

Please Note: Changes in Fall Break Hours and Dates!

We just got word that Davis Library and all other University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College campus offices will be CLOSED Wed. 11/26 for the Thankgiving holiday weekend.

So, our 2014 Fall Break hours will be as follows:
  • CLOSED - Saturday 11/22 & Sunday 11/23
  • OPEN from 8 AM to 5 PM - Monday 11/24 & Tuesday 11/25
  • CLOSED - Wednesday 11/26, Thursday 11/27 (Thanksgiving Day), Friday 11/28 & Saturday 11/29
  • OPEN from 5 PM to 9 PM - Sunday 11/30
Got Questions?  "Ask Us!"
Have a great break and holiday everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Whole New (Give Thanks!) View

View of Davis Library around 12 PM Thursday 11.20.14

Fall Break is coming up next week here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College and we’re giving thanks for some time off from classes and for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Please note the following changes in our schedule...

2014 Fall Break Hours @ Davis Library:
  • Saturday, November 22nd & Sunday, November 23rd – CLOSED
  • Monday, November 24th – Wednesday, November 26th – OPEN 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday, November 27th (Thanksgiving Day); Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th – CLOSED
  • Regular Hours resume Sunday, November 30th – Yes, we're OPEN 5 to 9 PM!

Enjoy a happy and safe holiday with family and friends!

For more complete details on the Davis Library’s hours, feel free to “Ask Us!” or visit:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Whole New (Still Need Your Feedback!) View

View of Davis Library around 11:30 AM Friday 11.14.14

The 2014 Fall Semester here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College is winding down. Spring registration has begun, so the Davis Library is already in the process of gearing up for another round of incoming students who will be embarking on a new educational journey in January 2015.
To help improve the first year experience for these undergraduates, Davis Library is asking all students who completed “Comic-Quest,” our new student orientation activity for the LA 100 Gateway to Success classes, to give us some feedback on that exercise. 

The following survey link was sent to first year students’ Rio Grande email accountsLA 100 Instructors were also asked to share this survey link with their students.  The link has been made available here on our blog and can be accessed through Davis Library’s Facebook page.

If you are currently enrolled in LA 100 and completed the “Comic-Quest” exercise, please take a moment and complete the survey.  Your responses will be used to improve and create a new orientation activity for the 2015 Spring Semester.

First Year Students—We Still Need Your Feedback!

The main goal of “Comic-Quest” was to offer students an enjoyable path to get acquainted with the library’s services, resources and staff.  For many incoming students, college can be overwhelming and academic libraries intimidating.  University libraries offer some services and resources that are typically not available in public or high school libraries.  Consequently, Davis Library wants to make sure that our efforts and improvements to the exercise create an enjoyable learning opportunity for students entering this new academic environment.    

If you have any questions about the survey or Davis Library’s new student orientation objectives, then please… “Ask Us!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Whole New (We Need Your Feedback!) View

View of Davis Library around 11 AM Friday 11.7.14

Every year Davis Library here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College offers the institution’s first year students enrolled in LA 100 Gateway to Success an opportunity to get more familiar with our library services and resources through a scavenger hunt-type activity.

Over the last few years, a game-like approach has been used for this exercise with search tasks being presented through story and puzzle-solving activities. To find out if this methodology makes the learning experience more fun and memorable for our students, we’re seeking feedback from those individuals who finished the exercise this semester—Fall 2014.

First Year Students—We Need Your Feedback!

Are you a first year student? Did you complete Davis Library’s “Comic-Quest” New Student Orientation Activity for your LA100 Gateway to Success class this semester? If so, could you please take a moment to tell us what you think of that exercise?  

Davis Library's "Comic-Quest" New Student Orientation Activity
Use the link below to complete our brief survey.  It’ll only take a minute or two and the information provided will help us serve you, your classmates and future Rio Grande students better.

We’re hopeful that you’re enjoying your first year experience here at Rio. Your time and feedback are much appreciated…

Thank You!

Have any questions?  Please feel free to "Ask Us!"

Cartoons & Comics Related Book Display @ Davis Library