November 2022

Banner Image reads Native American Heritage Month and shows detail of the painting Jemez Pueblo, First View by Helmut Naumer (library of congress)

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by picking up or clicking into a resource from Delta College Library! Visit our NAHM Resource Guide for lists of available books, ebooks, journal titles, websites and more. 
Image shows book display of Native American titles in Library.

Change Your World Week

This week finds the halls of Delta College filled with awareness campaigns created by students on issues of concern in their communities. Some participants create displays as part of a class project, while others are part of a student club. At each display, participants are invited to take action on the featured issue, by signing a petition, sending a letter to a lawmaker, joining an interest group, etc.

Students have the option to host their awareness campaigns in the hallways of the main campus or online for everyone to access anywhere. Regardless of where it is held, CYWW gives students the opportunity to find their voice in becoming a co-creator in the kind of community in which they want to live. Visit the hallway campaigns this week or the CYWW website (website hosted by Delta College Library).

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm

The Library will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and will reopen Monday, November 28th at 7:30am

Bring a Librarian to Class

Faculty have the option to embed a Librarian in their Brightspace/D2L course! What does embedding mean? Embedding means you add a Librarian to your class list in a Librarian Role. The Librarian will appear on your class list and students can email them directly with research questions. You could also set up a discussion board for "Questions for the Librarian" or we can work with you to create other discussion boards or library-related activities in your course. Interested? Email us at
(Image shows Questions for Librarians Discussion Board in Brightspace/D2L)

Now Scheduling Library Sessions for Winter

Delta College Library offers a variety of tours and research sessions to get students thinking critically about research and information resources. Learn more about our offerings on the Faculty Resources page of the library website. Most options are available in online and face-to-face formats. We can work with any class to create an engaging session. Options include tours, online modules in Brightspace/D2L, interactive tutorials, face-to-face sessions and more. Scheduling for Winter semester is now available!
Schedule Library Instruction
Image of various anatomy models on shelves (heart, eye, torso, lungs)

Anatomy Models Available

A selection of anatomy models are available for use in the Library and at the Downtown Saginaw and Midland Centers Learning Commons to help expand availability beyond the A&P Study Room. Students can check models out from the front desk in the library or check in with Centers staff to borrow models. Models can be used in the Library or Learning Commons.  

Need to Charge? Borrow a Charger

Android and Apple ready phone chargers are available for 4-hour library-use checkout at the front desk in the Library.
image of laptop computer icon

Laptop Checkout Available

Laptops are available for 4-hour checkout in the Library. Students can use the laptops to take a test, attend an online class or work with a group. Laptops will be available at the front desk and have built in webcams, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and lockdown browser software available.
Book cover image: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (gray book with circle showing different foods)

Featured Book: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman

Locally sourced, seasonal, "clean" ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his first cookbook, Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly-seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy.  The work is a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Menu

Check out this segment with Sean Sherman from CBS Sunday Morning from 2018.

Library Card sign-up at Downtown Saginaw Center

Librarian Anne Elias recently hosted an awesome swag table at the Downtown Saginaw Center to encourage students to sign-up for a library card. Do you need a library card? Just bring your Delta ID or Drivers License to the front desk in the library and we will get you signed up. We can also help students and staff at the Downtown Centers set up a library account and books can be requested to be sent to Midland and Saginaw Centers. Contact us at to learn more. 
(photo credit: Anne Elias)
Image showing display table for library card sign up: table includes a Delta College Library banner, pencils, pens and books

Diving into Data

Image showing chart of Fall Semester eBook Usage from 2019 to 2022
We are excited to see Library eBook usage surpass pre-pandemic levels! This chart shows year over year eBook access from Fall 2019 to Fall 2022. In September/October of this year patrons have accessed eBooks 2,303 times!
Image of chart showing Fall Semester article downloads from Fall 2019 to Fall 2022
Database article downloads are approaching pre-pandemic levels as well. This chart show year over year article downloads from Fall 2019 to Fall 2022. In September/October 2022 patrons have downloaded 11,414 articles!

A Minute in the Archives

Archives staff and student workers have been busy digitizing the college's yearbooks and course catalogs. How fitting that the first page of the college's first course catalog published in 1961 talks about student belonging. View the yearbooks and course catalogs on the Internet Archive
Image shows text page of 1961-1963 Delta College course catalog
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