Testing, testing!

It’s close to time for exams, but the library has another kind of testing already going on. We’re trying out new chat software that lets us IM with students, faculty, or anyone else who needs assistance. To start talking with us, go to the library homepage and click on the chat icon in the middle of the page, near the bottom. If we’re available to chat, the icon looks like:

Shows two chat bubbles. One is orange and says, "Need Help?" The other is blue and says, "Chat with a DTCC Librarian Now"

If we’re not available, a different icon indicates that we’re away. Chat with us, and let us know what you think! We hope that this will help library services be more widely accessible, helping us reach patrons who may not be able to come into the library because of distance, work schedules, or other issues. Even if you’re in the library, though, we’d love to chat with you!

Attention, graduates! Career resources are available for you in the library and online!

Career Resources poster in orange, red, and blue with the text, "Career Resources" "Resumes and Cover Letters" "Are you graduating this spring? Are you in the market for a job?" "Interview Skills" "Career Guidebooks"

Take a look at our Career Resources LibGuide for lots of good materials and links.

Did you know that DTCC has an online Career Center?

New print resources in the library:

  • Job Interviews for Dummies
    Call Number: HF 5549.5 .I6 K393 2012
  • The Essential Phone Interview Handbook
    Call Number: HF 5549.5 .I6 B295 2011
  • Resume 101
    Call Number: HF 5383 .S3275 2012
  • Hot Health Care Careers
    Call Number: R 690 .H68 2011
  • Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies
    Call Number: HF 5382.7 .W35 2011

National Poetry Month: April 2013

Collage of letters, envelopes, and pens with the text, "WRITE about your sorrows, your wishes, your passing thoughts, your belief in anything beautiful. Rainer Maria Rilke." Academy of American Poets National Poetry Month April 2013

Check out the library’s downstairs display to find books of poetry, CDs, and DVDs of poets reciting their work.

Here are some new poetry collections available in the library:

The 100 Best African American Poems  PS 591 .N4 A15 2010

Beauty Is a Verb : the new poetry of disability  PS 591 .D57 B43 2011

Head off & Split  by Nikki Finney PS 3556 .I53 H43 2011

Horoscopes for the Dead  by Billy  Collins PS 3553 .O47478 H67 2011

A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World by Adam Clay PS 3603 .L385 H68 2012

Making Poems : forty poems with commentary by the poets PS 617 .M36 2010

This Metal by Joseph Bathanti PS 3602 .A89 T45 2012

Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah by Patricia Smith PS 3569 .M537839 S56 2012

Thrall by Natasha Trethewey PS 3570 .R433 T47 2012

Words of Protest, Words of Freedom : poetry of the American civil rights movement and era  PS 595 .R32 W549 2012

Audiovisual Materials:

Poetry on Record [CDs] : 98 poets read their work, 1888-2006 PN 6101 .P64 2006

Poetry Lounge [DVDs] : spoken word and the art of self-expression PS 617 .P64 2004

Search the online catalog for other poets and poetry.

Here are 30 ways to celebrate poetry month with good ideas and things you can do!