Monday, May 2, 2016

Magazine Monday's Review of Yocum Holdings: Bust

by Kim Stahler, Reference Librarian


Founded in 1993 by two Nickelodeon employees who wanted to create a "positive and outspoken women's magazine for their generation," Bust covers popular and indie culture. 

Topics include do-it-yourself crafting, fashion, history, finance, sexuality, politics, music, films, and books from a youthful (3rd wave) feminist perspective -- without the stereotypes more common in mainstream women's magazines. The featured subjects (Amy Schumer, Janelle Monae) are always asked about feminism. The ads make me want to run to NYC.

Celebrating America's Diversity

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and it is also Jewish American Heritage Month. For the first half of May, we will focus on Asian-Pacific Heritage. For the second half of the month, we'll focus on Jewish American Heritage.

Right now, at the top of the blog, you'll find our carousel with items we have in the library about Asian-Pacific Heritage.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Yocum's Online Database of the Week: ProQuest’s U.S. Hispanic Newsstand

ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand is the largest collection of leading Hispanic newspapers available to libraries. With titles from around the U.S, U.S. Hispanic Newsstand provides local, regional, national, and international news from the Hispanic perspective. 

Content in ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand is available in both English and Spanish. The ProQuest interface supports a number of languages including Spanish and Portuguese. ProQuest can translate on demand a displayed article from English to Spanish, or vice versa. You can search this database as part of the larger ProQuest Central or by itself at the link above.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Congratulations to Kim Stahler, Yocum Reference Librarian!

Kim Stahler, left, and Dr. Susan Looney, Senior VP of Academic Affairs/Provost
Kim Stahler, Yocum Library's Reference Librarian, received her Veterinary Assistant Program certificate at RACC's Career Programs graduation ceremony last Thursday night. She completed two semesters of classwork at RACC and a 90-hour internship at Banfield Pet Hospital in Pottstown. Kim is not leaving librarianship nor RACC, but wanted to learn more about helping animals and about RACC's career programs in order to better partner with students and staff there.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Scheduled Classes for Yocum Library Computers


The following classes are scheduled to use the large bank of computers across from the service desk in front of the windows. Please be aware that if you come into the library at these times, you will need to use one of our many other computers.

Tuesday, April 19
8:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Reserved for Ms. Annie Neuin’s ORI 103

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Yocum's Online Databases of the Week: Oxford Reference Library & Gale Virtual Reference Library


         This week we are featuring two similar databases - The Oxford Reference Library and the Gale Virtual Reference Library. You can find them under the E-Books section of The Yocum Library. These databases provide a virtual reference library whenever you need it. 

     In addition to a variety of dictionaries, there are hundreds of subject specific handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias covering fields such as art, history, literature, media studies, health, performing arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, sociology, technology, and more.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Class Schedule for Yocum Library Computers


The following classes are scheduled to use the large bank of computers across from the service desk in front of the windows. Please be aware that if you come into the library at these times, you will need to use one of our many other computers.

Monday, April 11, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Reserved for Ms. Dawn Gieringer’s COM 051
10:10 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Reserved for Ms. Cristina Velez’s COM 051
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Reserved for Ms. Dawn Gieringer’s COM 051

Wednesday, April 6
12:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Reserved—Ms. Dina Delong’s COM 050

Friday, April 8
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Reserved for Ms. Dawn Gieringer’s COM 051
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Reserved for Ms. Dawn Gieringer’s COM 051

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Eighth Edition of MLA Handbook Released

The MLA Handbook has been updated and the eighth edition was scheduled for release on April 1st. Watch for future mini-posts on our Facebook page noting some of the changes and a longer article here on our blog that will take a closer look at some of the updates.

For more information, go to the
MLA web site.

It's Spring??


Ok, there's snow in the forecast for today and it's about 10-15 degrees colder than the norm for this time of year, but keep thinking Spring. It has to get here soon.

At the time of this post, the snow hadn't started yet, so maybe it will pass us by. We can hope, can't we?

Either way, enjoy your day!