In the city: Geek-out at ConBravo

July 18, 2014

ConBravo!_Logo,_on_PANTONE_300C_blue_as_per_company_guidelinesThis week in the city, it’s hip to be square, and it’s where ConBravo happily invites you to join them and geek-out!

ConBravo is a celebration of indie media, gaming, and cosplay — and everything in between.  It is Canada’s largest gathering of gaming and indie video producers, developers, and fans. The convention boasts three days of fun, including concerts, games, panels, live game shows, vendors, artists, and so much more.  This year ConBravo is conveniently located downtown at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s.  For more information about hours of operation, registration, and exhibitors, click here .

Interested in gaming and animation?  The Mohawk College Library has the resources you need.  The Graphic Design Production – Integrated Animation subject guide includes books, e-books, online journals and videos, websites, and apps to support your learning.  If you are new to this subject area, the Art & Design Foundations subject guide begins with the basics to help you develop your skills.

Are you planning to attend ConBravo this weekend?  If you are, tell us about your experience, or share a picture on one of our social media networks.

It’s library poll time!

July 17, 2014

The Mohawk College Library offers resources to help you complete assignments, support your learning outcomes, and become a successful student.  This week, we want to know which online resources you have recently accessed.


Z is not just for zombies

July 15, 2014

Now Z stands for “generation Z”, the newest, youngest, most amazing generation yet!    On the cover of this week’s Maclean’s magazinegenz and recently hitting the likes of Bloomberg News this demographic seems to be taking the world by storm.  Even one of our favourite sites, how stuff works, has attempted to document what makes them tick. While the name seems to have been coined a few years ago, recent and renewed interest was sparked by a presentation created and posted by New York advertising agency Sparks & Honey in June.

The challenge of connecting with multi-generational customers/clients/patients is one that many of our Mohawk grads will face.  Find out more about communicating with these various age groups from the resources featured  in the Library’s subject guide for Marketing.

Are you part of Generation Z?  Let us know if the shoe fits!

33 Days until the dust settles

July 14, 2014

There have been a number of changes since the last Stoney Creek Campus construction update. Drywall is going up everywhere. Tile has been laid and is waiting for grout. Walls have been removed from the library and bookstore in preparation for new windows and doors.

One of the most exciting additions coming in September to the Stoney Creek Campus is the Library TECH BAR. The Library TECH BAR assistant will help students with technical related issues, eLearn and MOCOmotion navigation, Microsoft Office download tips and much more. Laptops will be available for students to use in any of the Stoney Creek Library locations (quiet or silent study rooms or the Collaboratory). In order to use a laptop you must have your ONEcard and sign a laptop loan agreement at the Library TECH BAR.

The front of the Library will receive a new window and door.

The front of the Library will receive a new windows and doors.


The TECH BAR at Fennell Campus. Stoney Creek's TECH BAR will have a similar look.

The TECH BAR at Fennell Campus. Stoney Creek’s TECH BAR will have a similar look.

In the city: Countdown to the Pan Am Games

July 11, 2014

The Pan Am games are nearly one-year away, and the City of Hamilton is inviting everyone to join them in starting the countdown to all the action.


Since 1951, the Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport games.  The games are held every four years, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.  Canada has had the honour of hosting the games twice; in 1967 and 1999, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Next year, Toronto will be the proud Host City of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

The City of Hamilton, soon to be referred to as “Soccer Central,” will host both the men’s and women’s soccer games in the new Pan Am Stadium.  To learn more about the City of Hamilton’s involvement in the games, click here.

This weekend the City of Hamilton will be hosting a free Pan Am one-year countdown celebration at Bayfront Park, Pier 8.  On Saturday, July 12, starting at 8:30 p.m. there will be a Walk, Move and Video Dance Party.

On Sunday, starting at 12 p.m. at Bayfront Park, Pier 8, there will be live music and ethnic dance, professional football freestylers, giveaways, prizes, and food, followed by the live broadcast of the FIFA Gold Medal match on a giant LED screen!

You can keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Pan Am 2015 Games with resources from the Mohawk College Library.  Search our online newspaper databases for articles in local and national newspapers.  Or search all the databases for news and magazine articles.  For more information about the library databases, check out our updated webpage for an A-Z database list, and tips on how to find articles.


It’s library poll time!

July 10, 2014

The Mohawk College Library has recently updated its website.  Answer the new library poll and tell us what you think about our new design.

Travelling tips for the troops

July 9, 2014


Is there time for travel in your summer plans?  Maybe a few days at the end of semester to relax and regroup before September?  If you’re looking for great travel advice, look no further than the Library’s subject guide for our Tourism and Travel program.  hikingont

Interested in someplace local where you can enjoy the great outdoors?   Check out our Hiking in Ontario e-book for some beautiful venues.   Thinking of going a little further afield?   We have links to all the big guidebook publishers too.     Get off the beaten path with Lonely Planet’s advice or go to mainstream destinations suggested by Fodor’s.   They all have apps and blogs and loads of free tips from seasoned travel writers.

Speaking of blogs…don’t forget to check out the Trends & Issues page on the T & T guide to get the scoop on which blogs we’re following and why.   You’ll also find our list of best articles from those blogs, curated just for you!

Happy trails!


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