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Thanks from the Kent County Jail!

paperback donations to the Jail

Brian Beecher, Bob Schichtel, and Nikki Nyenhuis with paperback book donations for Kent County Jail.

In December, our Learning Center Open House included a reading-oriented community service project – collecting paperback books for readers at the Kent County Jail.  We are pleased to announce that 326 books were donated! Director Brian Beecher, Serials Coordinator Nikki Nyenhuis, and Outreach Librarian Nan Schichtel delivered three skids of paperback books to the Jail on Tuesday December 19.  By the end of the day, Jail GED instructor Bob Schichtel and trustees had processed the donations and they were available to eager readers.  Thanks to all who donated paperbacks.  They are being put to good use by many, many readers!

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Faculty CONNECT Newsletter – Fall issue available

The Fall issue of the Library & Learning Commons CONNECT Faculty Newsletter is available.  Older issues are located on the Faculty Resources Subject Guide.   While directed toward faculty, students and staff may find this information useful as well. Connect Fall 2017 issue coverEnjoy!

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Fall Issue of CONNECT Faculty Newsletter Published

Please take a few moments to read this semester’s CONNECT NewsletterCONNECT cover graphic.

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Welcome Brian Beecher!

Brian Beecher, Library Director

Brian Beecher, Library Director

Please help welcome our new Library & Learning Commons director – Brian Beecher!

Beecher is a native of southern Wisconsin where he was a vocal performance graduate at UW-Rock County. He earned his Bachelor of Music – Vocal Performance and his Master of Library Science degrees at UW-Madison. Most recently, Brian served as Dean of Libraries and Instructional Services at the College of Lake County  (IL). He has worked at Elgin Community College, UW- Rock County, UW-Whitewater, and in health libraries at UW-Madison.

Brian has been active professionally as President (2012-2014) of the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges,  and as executive board member (2013-2016) for CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

Brian enjoys running, biking, swimming, music, and spending time with his family who are in the process of moving to Michigan.  Brian replaces Patricia Ingersoll who retired in June 2016.

Welcome Brian!

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CONNECT Faculty Newsletter – Winter 2016 issue published

Connect Winter 2016We publish the CONNECT Faculty Newsletter for faculty, but students tell us they find it useful, too! Past issues are available on the Faculty Resources Subject Guide.

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