Public Services Librarian Reginald Constant was granted tenure at the Peralta Community College District Board Meeting on March 12, 2019. Prior to joining Laney, Reginald worked in a variety of library settings, including school, public and community college libraries.
Heather Dodge, Head Librarian at Berkeley City College, received a Fulbright award to teach in Norway for next academic year. Heather will serve as one of three Roving Scholars in American Studies. In this role she will travel to upper secondary schools throughout Norway giving workshops on a variety of aspects of American culture to Norwegian students—from zines to fake news and the Black Panthers—along with workshops for teachers on critical information literacy and teaching, OER, and primary sources.
By Dan Kiely and Florence Espiritu, Diablo Valley College
By Tina Inzerilla, Las Positas College
We welcome Collin Thormoto as the new Librarian at Las Positas College.
By Irene Truong, Rio Hondo CollegeNew Librarians
Rio Hondo College welcomes two new full-time tenure-track librarians, Claudia Rivas and Brian Young. Both officially joined our team on August 17, 2018.
Claudia earned her MLIS degree and Teacher Librarian Services Credential from San Jose State University. She was a Teacher Librarian for 5 years during which she also served as an adjunct librarian at University of La Verne, Rio Hondo College, and Cypress College.
Michael Wright began graduate studies this semester at San Francisco State University. He is pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling (MSC). Michael is the Principal Library Technician for Technical Services.
By Peter Hepburn
College of the Canyons hired two new full-time librarians this past summer. Jennifer Thompson and Sara Breshears started on July 2.
The library participates in the campus Student Success Workshops and will be giving a series of 5 workshops. The workshop topics range from: "Is any of it real? Living with Fake news and alternative facts", "10 steps to a research paper" , "Cite precisely: applying MLA & APA", "Research Ingredients: Academic sources for effective research", to collaboration with Counseling and workshops on "Build a better resume" and "Enhancing your job skills".
Inspired by Foothill’s emphasis on student equity, librarians jumped on board a grass roots effort among faculty to create a First Year Experience pilot aimed at students who are the first in their family to go to college (generally the population outlined in the college’s Student Equity Plan). Each student in the program is matched with a personal librarian and takes a one-unit library research class in the same quarter that they’re writing a paper in an English class.
Social Media and the Coastline Library. I (Elizabeth Horan) am a solo librarian in my second year at Coastline Community College. The Coastline "Service Area Outcomes (SAO)" survey, given annually in the spring, showed there was a lack of awareness of the Coastline Library and it's services with our students. With this knowledge (and statistic) I visited the marketing department at Coastline and asked for their help. What unfolded was an interesting use of social media as a passive reference tool.
Rio Hondo College Academic Senate has created a college OER committee as of Spring 2018. There will be divisional representation, one librarian has been invited to join and the library dean will be co-chair.
Additionally, Rio Hondo College, just launched the statewide Guided Pathways initiative. The brainstorming phase of this initiative has begun and progress will continue, which includes valuable librarian input.
The state Academic Senate will be having the South Regional OER workshop on February 9, 2018 and Rio Hondo College will be hosting this event.
Librarian Phillippa Caldeira has been appointed to the Laney College Guided Pathways team.