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PSC Library Newsletter

PSC Library Newsletter


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What’s Newsworthy: Finals Fest

Finals Fest returns to the library during Finals Week (12/11 - 12/14) to support and celebrate students! We’ll have some warm beverages and treats during exam week, and scheduled activities listed below. Send students for research help, some hot cocoa, and a chat with your favorite librarians.

Scheduled events include:

Quiet Room

From December 4th through the end of the semester, the library classroom will become your blissed-out zone for relaxation. Come in any day between 10-2 for some peace and quiet.

Crafternoon, an afternoon of crafts

Join us for a crafternoon of procrastinknitting on Monday, 12/4, and 12/11 in the library classroom from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Bring your craft or coloring. We will provide a small amount of yarn, needles, and additional seasonal crafts.

Mindful Moment

See if you can stay in this moment, and this one now. Join us for a mindful moment to stop and breathe to ease your stress. Shannon Word and the library bring you a chance to meditate and relax during the most stressful time of the semester. Mindful moment will take place in the library classroom on Tuesday, 12/5 from 2:30 – 3:30pm.

How to Advertise

Did you know that the library can post your events on social media? If you have a student event, the library is always happy to post on our social media for you. (Instagram, Facebook, and occasionally TikTok) Send your posts along with an image to vmoore@prairiestate.edu about a week before you would like it posted.

Something Newish

Some time ago Georges Sanon and Valerie Moore collaborated to create a research guide for the Military Student Affairs Office. This guide is designed for current enlisted and Veteran students to understand how to navigate benefits, civilian life, and college.

Recently the library created a Veterans Day book display for our open house event, and left it up throughout November. We archived that display, along with some books recommended by Georges in this portion of the guide. New books include The Navigation Case, Ashley’s War, and Forgotten.

If you know a student who can use this, please share it with them.

Librarian Watercooler: JUV Collection Reinvigoration

By Russell Guldin, Reference and JUV Services Librarian

Beginning during the Fall semester of 2022, the PSC Library has reorganized the Juvenile (JUV) collections in order to facilitate easier browsing for our youngest Pioneers and Early Childhood Education students. The collection is now delineated into two main categories: Books for Littles (ages 0-7 years) and Early Readers (7-12 years). The collection is found under the Juvenile sign in the Library, and is on the low shelves next to the Reference section.

The Books for Littles are primarily picture books and quick reads for children between the ages of 0-7 years and are sorted in bins by the following categories:

  • Animals
  • Art and Culture
  • Black Lives and Stories
  • Family
  • Friendship and Feelings
  • Latin Voices
  • Storytime
  • Science and Nature

Sorting by category and using bins allows for easier browsing for our patrons, particularly our little Pioneers who come in with their families. It makes it easier for the kiddos to find something to read while accompanying their Big Person during their study time.

Our Early Readers books are short fiction chapter and nonfiction books and reference for the children just beginning to read longform writing. The titles for our Early Readers are organized using the Library of Congress Classification, in order to conform with our standard system and to introduce future Pioneers to college and university library classification

Every book in the JUV collection is available for checkout by PSC students, staff, and faculty. In fact, we encourage our Early Childhood Education students to come down and use our collection to enrich their knowledge and expand upon their coursework.

Children and grandchildren are always welcome in the PSC Library. Many of the library’s staff and faculty have children (and one grandchild). We are delighted to help distract your little ones while you use our print and ebook collections, databases, technology, and space. The JUV collection is now more browsable than ever for any and every Pioneer, current or future.

Featured eBooks

As mentioned above, we did a Veterans Day book display in November. See those titles in our Military Student Affairs Office research guide, or below.

Cover: Burdens of War

Burdens of War

Jessica L. Adler

Cover: Women Veterans

Women Veterans

Jason F. Baker; Philip M. Roberts (Ed)

Cover: Voices of America

Voices of America

April Brown; Ethan Casey; Kaitlyn Snyder (Ed)

Cover: Too Strong to Be Broken

Too Strong to Be Broken

Edward J. Driving Hawk; Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Cover: Forgotten


Linda Hervieux

Cover: Tribe


Sebastian Junger

Cover: War and Homecoming

War and Homecoming

Travis L. Martin

Cover: Veterans Handbook : Tactics for Civilian Life

Veterans Handbook : Tactics for Civilian Life

Virginia B. Morris and Kenneth M. Morris

Cover: Ashley's War

Ashley's War

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Cover: Out of Uniform

Out of Uniform

Tom Wolfe

Lastly, the library is here for you; reach out with any questions at Ask a Librarian!