Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Part Three - Videos on Park and Recreation Guide

Find this video and other embedded videos on the video tab of the Park and Recreation Guide!

On the video main landing page, you will find videos about TVA Raccoon Mountain that includes a video around the TVA lake and includes a video about a fast-paced, downhill bicycle ride on a Raccoon Mountain bike trail!

Other videos on the main landing page include Russell Cave, Fall Creek Falls, and former presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama on the importance of national parks.

In addition to the main landing page under the video tab, there are four sub-tabs. The sub-tabs are North Chick, Old Stone Fort, More Chattanooga and Tennessee Videos and Enterprise South.

The North Chick tab has the video seen above plus kayaking videos - one in calm water and one in rough water.
The Old Stone Fort Park tab describes the enclosure found in Manchester. The park is bounded by the Duck River on one side and the Little Duck River on the other side before the two rivers merge. Videos on this tab include the Duck River, waterfalls, and the importance of summer solstice at the park
The More Chattanooga and Tennessee Videos and Library Film Playlist tab includes more local and regional embedded videos.  The tab also has a link to the library database Films on Demand playlist. Videos include Signal Mountain's Rainbow Lake and Sparta's Virgin Falls.

The Enterprise South tab includes bicycle videos on paths found inside the park.

Peruse the videos on the video tab in the Park and Recreation Guide and enjoy! 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Not So Frequently Asked Questions with Andrea Kincaid

Andrea Kincaid
Coordinator of Public Services

You're likely to find Andrea Kincaid manning the reference desk, teaching a class, or heading to a meeting. As Coordinator of Public Services she's a jack of all trades! In addition to ensuring that our patrons get excellent library service, she's the subject liaison for the Social & Behavioral Sciences Division and for the Culinary Arts program. Some of her guides include Psychology, Sociology, and Archives. So bring all your tough questions to her; she's prepared! You can contact Andrea at andrea.kincaid@chattanoogastate.edu or visit her in IMC-112. But before she gets to answer your questions she has to answer of few of our unique inquiries.

1.What is the last book you read?
I just finished Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule, about Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer. True crime is one of my favorite genres!

2. What advice do you have for students?
Get to know your fellow students in your degree program and classes – they can be your greatest resource (besides the library, of course). Form a study group or work with a classmate and come use one of the library's study rooms. No one knows the challenges you are facing better than your classmates! You can motivate and learn from one another.

3. What sort of movies do you like?
I like comedy, science fiction, and fantasy, but horror is my absolute favorite genre. My favorite movies as a child were The Exorcist and Amityville Horror. My more recent favorites are The Conjuring, Sinister, and It Follows, and I'm looking forward to the upcoming remake of Suspiria.

4.Top 5 bands?
I'm from Charleston, SC, so Hootie and the Blowfish has always been one of my favorites. I like a variety of genres (except country and bluegrass), but some of my top bands/artists are Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Sam Cooke, and Dr. Dre. 

5. Favorite thing to do in Chattanooga?
I've only been here since February and it's already hard to choose my favorite! I love the Chattanooga Market, it's a good way for a newcomer to experience some of the local businesses. 

6. What’s your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving! I like to cook and bake, and Thanksgiving is just all about food, family, and football. 

7. Where are you going on your next vacation?
My husband and I are visiting Seattle in a couple of weeks! I'm looking forward to the Capitol Hill True Crime tour, Underground tour, the Seattle Center, and visiting the REI and Kavu flagship stores. 

8. Do you have any pets?
We have a chihuahua/rat terrier mix named Cody Burrito and a Hemingway tabby cat named Zissou. 

9. Name one thing you think Chatt State students should know about the library.
You can get one-on-one, personalized research help with a librarian via our Research Advisory Discussions – just make an appointment! 

10. What do you like to do in your free time?
Reading, kayaking, hiking, cooking and baking, live music, and travel.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

July is Park and Recreation Month - Part Two - Pictures from Library Staff

Part two of a three-part blog series on the Park and Recreation Month guide

The video of pictures submitted by the library staff is a popular page each year on the Park and Recreation Month guide. Our KLIC staff members enjoy visiting parks and seeing cool places.

We have staff who hike, have a rose garden, people who love beaches, people who travel all over the country, people who kayak. We asked the KLIC staff to submit pictures of their favorite activity, or their favorite park, or favorite vacation spot. 

Check out the pictures from the Library Staff!


Monday, July 02, 2018

July is Park and Recreation Month - A Lifetime of Discovery: Find Your Park - Part One

By Dwight Hunter

One of my favorite guides to work on and to update each year is this guide: Park & Recreation Month Guide.

This is part one of a three-part blog series about this guide.  It is a fun guide to find park and recreation resources, and to view embedded videos, and to explore links and much more.

In my senior year in high school, I decided to take what I thought was an easy course called Recreational Sports. It wasn't easy. I learned how to play racquetball & volleyball, how to bowl, do archery, practice rifle target shooting; and I learned slow pitch softball, trampoline tricks, rappelling, golf, and disc golf. Those recreational lessons are still with me today.

Use the information in the guide to find a park near you! As always each year, there are pictures submitted by the library staff that can be viewed -- more about the KLIC staff pictures in part two of the blog series!

The National Park Service released this statement on July 1: "This month, declare your feelings, connections, and goals about national parks! Using the hashtag #IDeclare, declare what national parks mean to you, what parks you and your family will visit this summer, or just why you love visiting parks!"

Enjoy a fun summer - discover a park, see how people have recreational fun, and make a lifetime of discovery!