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<ul><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsVirtual Learning Commons Weekly Announcements Weekly Announcements 2/17/2013-2/23/2013</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsThe Virtual Learning Commons is a wonderful place for students, faculty, librarians and staff to collaborate, learn, and educate each other. It is always a work in progress and you are always welcome to contact us to add to the site. From school, to art, web 2.0 technologies, there is a wealth of knowledge out there just screaming to be learned. </p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsBlack History MonthFebruary is Black History Month. Come check out the amazing display by the elevators. It has plenty of information to read, you can contribute your thoughts, and even listen to speaches.There is also a display in the library of amazing books to check out that go along with Black History Month.</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsGoodwin College Celebrates Black History Month.Throughout the month of February, Goodwin College will have presentations and events celebrating Black History Month.To see what is happening, check out the link below.Goodwin College Celebrates Black History http://www.goodwin.edu/BHM/</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsThe Emancipation Proclamation: Panel Reflects on Emboldening the Fight AgainstSlavery</p><p>During Black History Month, Goodwin College has a multitude of events. Guest and faculty panelists explained during a February 12th event, when the war began, Abraham Lincoln was trying to preserve the Union. Read more here:http://bit.ly/Z2ipuc</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsA Look Back at 2012</p><p>The past year saw Goodwin College continue to grow, literally and figuratively. Heres a recap of the events, milestones, and memories that made 2012 special.Recap of 2012http://bit.ly/12q8C5UThe library welcomed two new full time librarians!Goodwin Colleges Community Garden and Celebration of Black History Month!Crash Crew Dances Up Downtown Hartford</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsComing Soon to the Hoffman Family Library!!</p><p>A Maker's Space is a place for people to connect, invent and create. It is a great way to utilize your library here at Goodwin College along with finding books or movies, working on projects, and getting research and reference assistance!</p><p> Learn more about MakerSpaces: http://bit.ly/UMXueW and here: http://bit.ly/VQnuoP</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsEnglish as a Second Language Students Graduate from theProgram</p><p>The ESL graduates stood proudly as they received their certificates on Wednesday December 12, 2012. Their teachers and other students in various stages of the program listened as they spoke about experiences, difficulties, and accomplishments along the way. This day has been one in which these students have looked forward to for many months. The journey has been difficult for most, but each student has worked incredibly hard to get to this point.</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsEnvironmental StudiesIncreased government and private investment in green technology combined with a growing awareness of environmental challenges make environmental science some of the fastest growing and best paying emerging career fields! Goodwin College's Environmental Studies program provides technical training for jobs in this rapidly growing field while also focusing on the scientific arguments for environmental stewardship. Graduates gain real-world skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the factors that impact environmental health. </p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsResearch Databases and Libguides at Your Fingertips!!The Hoffman Family Library offers its patrons a wide variety of research databases and guides to assist in your education needs. Check them out today!Library Research Databases!http://bit.ly/VWIhIrLibguides on Many Subjects!http://bit.ly/WsrcVN</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsNew Titles are Added to the Library All the Time! Check them out!!http://bit.ly/11GyY3k</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning Commons The 2013 Newbery Medal Winner!</p><p>The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate,published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins PublishersIvans transformative emergence from the Ape at Exit 8 to The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback, comes to life through the gorillas own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor, deep emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship, hope and humanity.Katherine Applegate gives readers a unique and unforgettable gorillas-eye-view of the world that challenges the way we look at animals and at ourselves, said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Steven Engelfried (ALA.org).</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning Commons2013 CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER </p><p>The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by Candlewick Press.In this darkly humorous tale, a tiny fish knows its wrong to steal a hat. It fits him just right. But the big fish wants his hat back. Klassens controlled palette, opposing narratives and subtle cues compel readers to follow the fish and imagine the consequence.With minute changes in eyes and the slightest displacement of seagrass, Klassens masterful illustrations tell the story the narrator doesnt know, Caldecott Chair Sandra Imdieke said (ALA.org).</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsHoffman Family Library is on Twitter!Follow us!http://bit.ly/YR50ZA</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsIMPORTANT!!!!In order to check out materials from the library or access databases from home, you must register with the library system. You can do this by coming in to the library or filling out this form:http://goodwin.edu/library/studentadd.asp</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsCell Phone Use Prohibited In the Library!</p><p>PLEASE NOTE: Talking on your cellphone is PROHIBITED in the Hoffman Family Library. Failure to comply with requests will result in being asked to leave the library. Thank you for your cooperation.</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsCant get to the library? You can still get help from your friendly Goodwin College librarians!!</p><p>Find out more! http://bit.ly/Y7WQ9lCall!Email!IM!Text!</p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsLibrary Policy!!!</p><p>It is Library Policy that when printing out PowerPoints, you MUST print SIX slides per page. Thank you. </p></li><li><p>Hoffman Family Library Virtual Learning CommonsMore Questions? Ask Us!Visit the Library Website or Contact one of your friendly librarians for more information on School and Library News!www.goodwin.edu/library</p></li></ul>