You probably remember being told as a kid to always “swim with a buddy.” Now that you are a college student, that buddy is the Learning Resource Center. As you swim through the semester, the LRC is here to help you stay afloat. Not only do we offer lifesavers, like FREE tutoring, we also develop themes throughout the semester to help students manage stress and engage with their academic community. This July, Learning Resources is making a splash by offering aquatic displays and programming across campuses:
Ocean Documentary, Tarpon Campus
The Tarpon Campus will be showing a FREE ocean documentary, with time and date still TBD. As an SPC student, you also have access to free films through our databases. Log in to your student account and click on the blue library tile. Then, click on “Databases A-Z,” and select Films on Demand from the list of choices. In the search bar, you can type key words like “ocean” or “shark” to find a film about marine life. http://www.linccweb.org/eResources?resourcekey=fmgondemand
No Plastic July Challenge, Clearwater Campus
This summer, the Clearwater Campus challenges you to go plastic free! Share your ideas on our #PlasticFreeJuly board on the first floor of the LRC, or you can post to our Facebook. Ideas can be as simple as switching to re-usable shopping bags.
Bookmark Bar, Clearwater Campus
Take a minute to unwind and create your own shark bookmark – a sharkmark! The materials are located upstairs at the LRC reserve desk.
Mermazing Book Display, Tarpon Campus
If you need a break from your textbook, check out the curated collection of mermaid horror and aquatic mythology, recommended by Kassie Sherman, Library Services Paraprofessional.
Research Shark… Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo, Clearwater Campus
I’m sorry, but we had to do it. Librarians Heather Holtzman and Paul Vermeren usually help students hunt for research. This month, they’ve also hunted for the very best aquatic-themed books, and now, you’re safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo. Check out the display, and if you need help hunting for any more information, you’re welcome to schedule a research consultation with any of our librarians. Make sure to check out the libguides, too!
Aquatic Book Display, Clearwater Campus
Visit the first floor to see the Sharkey display, which features a paper mache shark, crafted by Library Services Technicians, Danery Pacheco and Maria Pantoja. Pacheco and Pantoja are also responsible for creating the beautiful ocean mosaic displayed upstairs in the Clearwater LRC.
This article was written by SPC Library and Learning Resources staff Heather Holtzman on July 3rd, 2019.