Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ebsco Databases & Firefox Update

Have you updated to the newest version of Mozilla Firefox only to find that links won't open in the Ebsco databases? You're not alone. There is a compatibility issue. Ebsco is working on an update, but it won't be available until July.

In the meantime, use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari. All of these internet browsers are working with the Ebsco databases.

Have any questions? Feel free to contact us at the Information Desk by phone: 217.373.3839; via email:; or via chat:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Check out a Kindle!

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Start your summer off right, check out a Kindle from the Parkland College Library. Kindle check outs are now available for Parkland Students, Faculty, and Staff!

We have two sets with different book lists. The links below display a list of book titles available on the different sets.

Kindle Set One

Kindle Set Two

You can read the ebook reader policy for the Kindle here. Take note: the check out period is 2 weeks.

Happy Summer Reading!

Pardon Our Dust

Have you been to the library's third floor this week? Were you surprised to see all the furniture gone? Come back next week to see the new furniture going in. And, what's more? Outlets, that's what! No more hunting around to see where you can plug in. There will be outlets galore!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Summer Hours 2011

The Parkland Library summer hours are as follows:

Sat, May 14 CLOSED
Mon, May 30 CLOSED

May 14 - June 12
8 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

Our Parkland Stories

The stories recorded during last month's Parkland Reads 'Day of Listening' are now LIVE! Listen to all stories at Or click an individual link below to hear that one conversation.

Conversations that are mostly about life at Parkland:

President Ramage and Dale Ewen

Marietta Turner and a student, Paulette Johnson. (Do you think they will discuss civility?)

Phil and Rich Blazier

Jennifer Satterlee and Jan Thom

Eleni Kametas and a student, Annemarie Dell’aquila, discuss online and hybrid courses at Parkland.

Lex Tate and Board of Trustees member, Donna Giertz

Patti Arthur and Lori Sprague

Marva Nelson and Cynthia Biggers

Conversations between Parkland folks and their friends and/or family members:

Heather Snapp and Joe Omo-Osagie

Raeann Dossett and her brother, Scott Dossett

Pam Friese and her mother, Mary Lou Brown

Rose Keane and Chris Eanes

Kevin Schmidt and Jeff Goodpaster

FREE Coffee & Tea During Finals Week

Come into the Parkland Library during Finals Week (May 9 - 13) for a cup of FREE coffee or tea!

Need a quiet spot to study? Head to the upper floor and/or the computer classroom for silent study zones.

Have a cup? Bring it! Be green.

Good luck on your finals!