like to welcome back all returning students and faculty and extend an
especially warm welcome to students, staff and faculty new to Rio Hondo
Library is a dynamic institution. We are continually working to improve
our services and support for students and faculty.
Bookings for Library
Orientations are now being taken. Call x3484 to book over the
phone, or come to the 2nd floor Reference Desk. Remember that
orientations come in all flavors – from the general introduction to
more specialized orientations that cover selected databases or topics.
Please include a copy of the assignment when you book an orientation.
Workshops schedule will be out soon. These are hands-on workshops
of approximately an hour’s duration that cover the basics of effective
Internet use as well as topics such as “Evaluating Web Sites” or
“Using Subject Guides for Research.”
Workshops are also available. If students cannot attend one of
the regularly scheduled workshops, they can get 3 of their friends
together and book an individual workshop with a librarian! Please
announce this to your students.
Collection is crying out for a copy of your textbook! Please make
an effort to place a copy of the book on reserve – students always ask
for it and there are many reasons why they might not have their own copy
on any given day!
Assignment Planning is a service we offer all instructors. Before you hand out an assignment to your students, we can give it a dry run using our collection. Sometimes you’d be surprised at how difficult it can be to find the information you are expecting your students to find!
Requests for Resources should be forwarded to Stephanie Wells (x4141). We are here to support your classes with secondary research materials, including books, videos, and journals.
Sitebuilder! What is it? How can you use
it in your classes? We can create specialized Web pages for your class and
then link directly to full-text articles in ProQuest. We can also put in
pre-configured searches that pick up articles as they are added to
ProQuest each time the student clicks on the link. Call or email Jan Coe
for more information (x4101) or see the Sitebuilder demo at www.riohondo.edu/library/ResReadRm.htm
is waiting for you at the third floor Circulation Desk! All
students are automatically eligible for a library card. You just have to
show your enrollment receipt or even a picture ID to obtain the library
card. Returning students: you need to have your card updated each
semester, so you need to visit the Circulation Desk as well.
are undergoing a new packaging exercise and will be available for loan
again later in the semester. This project will make choosing and viewing
the playlists for CD’s easier than going through the racks of jewel
is now a Reference
on the third floor who is available for help with assignments and
with locating books on the fourth floor. Please feel free to sit
down and talk with the librarian about resources in our library or on the
are now 27 Internet
on the second floor. The
addition of 10 new computers over the summer has meant that there is
rarely a wait to use a computer – although mid-mornings continue to have
the heaviest usage.
on the Web, learning effective search strategies, and help with your
your best bet for starting research. We have prepared new subject guides on
a number of popular topics as well as updated many of our previous ones.
There is a wealth of information and features on the Web site, so please
memorize our address: http://www.riohondo.edu/library/
is an on-going Book
Sale just across from the Circulation Desk on the third floor. You will find bargains here that rival Amazon.com!
Workshops will be starting soon. If you cannot attend one of the
regularly scheduled workshops, and if you can get 3 of your friends to agree
on a specific date and time, we will conduct an orientation just for you!
We have two wheelchair-accessible workstations in the library. These
computers have the JAWS program installed and also a reading program called
“What You Need Now” or W.Y.N.N. There is a scanner at each workstation
that is used to scan text into the programs, but it can also be used for
other scanning purposes – e.g. photos, artwork, etc. One of the
workstations is now equipped with a 100MB Zip drive for large files.
our new Interim Dean!
enthusiastically welcome Victoria Sartwell as the Interim Dean of Student
Learning Support. Vickie has 14 years of Math teaching under her belt, as
well as experience gained in Special Projects that include stints in the
Transfer Center, Institutional Research, and the former Division of Arts