made it to 2000 with no Y2K mishaps! Although we knew that our
automation system and other computer systems were compliant (bet
that word will never again receive the currency it did in 1999!), there
was always the potential that something unexpected might happen. As with
most of the rest of the world, it turned out to be a non-event.
that that bridge is behind us, we have returned with renewed energy and
determination to bring the college community the best possible resources
Thats why this issue will outline once again (or for the first time, as the case may be!) the many ways the library can assist you - whether you are faculty, staff, or students.
Seasoned and freshman faculty are encouraged to call the Reference Desk (x 3484) to book an orientation to the library for their classes. Orientations come in two flavors the General Introductory and the Customized, which is tailored to your particular interests or even a specific assignment. We ask for a weeks notice, which is necessary in terms of fitting it into the schedule AND giving the librarian a chance to prepare. Orientations are held in the 3rd floor Library Gallery. We have a new video/data projection system in place that makes full use of the screen, as well as allowing a more flexible seating arrangement.
Should you desire some hands-on time during an orientation, the Gallery is equipped with six Internet workstations.
borrowing from the Library
must be enrolled and have a current library card in order to take material
from the Library. Your library card needs to be updated EACH SEMESTER. It
is a simple matter of going to the 3rd floor Circulation Desk
and takes about a half-minute!
Books and most items have a 3- week borrowing period. You may have a maximum of 10 items on your card. Fines are 25c PER ITEM per day so you dont want to let things go too long before you return them.
popular workshops are back! Students:
all of our workshops are on a walk-in basis. Just turn up to the Library
Gallery on the 3rd floor on the date, time, and topic of your
choice. We can even give you Verification of Attendance to earn points with
though the Internet has become a ubiquitous element of research, many people
are still just starting to become comfortable with it. These workshops are
for people of varying skill levels and have been expanded to include several
new topics such as Finding Articles in ProQuest, Finding Jobs
on the Internet, and Investment Sites Online.
if you cannot make one of the scheduled workshops, you can still grab 3
friends and ask for a workshop on request! Were bending over backwards
here! We want all Rio Hondo students to leave the college with some real
information competency skills whether you use them at home, on the job,
or in your next college or university.
Our collection of online databases continues
to grow. We now have ten databases and they are:
And new for 2000:
of these databases has something unique to offer. Attend a workshop or
orientation to learn more, or you can check them out on the librarys
One of the most heavily used
pages on our Web site is our Subject Guides page. We are adding new subject
guides on a regular basis. These guides assist students by winnowing out
massive amounts of information to a short list of recommended Web sites on
popular topics for research papers. All
the sites are annotated and evaluated by librarians.
is a quarterly print and online magazine that celebrates
word "mavin" has roots in Aramaic and Hebrew and literally means,
"one who understands."
This is a fascinating magazine and well worth a look. The features are timely and relevant to students of all ethnic backgrounds. Whether you identify yourself as African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, white, or any combination of the above you will find these stories eye-opening and immensely interesting.
your full-time librarians
Enright (x4101) coordinates the librarys services, and reports to the
Dean of Instructional and Student Services Support. She teaches the
librarys online course, Library 101, and is a member of the Virtual College
Stephanie Wells (x4141) is the contact person for
collection development. She oversees the selection and acquisition of
resources for the library. She serves on the Curriculum Committee.
Coe (x4105) is the contact person for technical services in the library. She
sits on the Virtual College Committee, Technology Committee, and the
Institutional Planning & Effectiveness Planning Committee.
also have the services of 10 experienced and energetic part-time
librarians: Robin Babou, Edna Ball, Karen Bourgaize, Steve Brewster,
Peggy Gaugy, Margaret Hogarth, Pauline Manaka, Dennis Petticoffer, Sylvia
Valero and Debby Yashar.
Library classified staff info and pics coming next issue!