College of the Redwoods
LRC Director MaryGrace McGovern was laid off, effective June 30, 2014. Librarian Ruth Moon is serving as half time Library Director for the fiscal year 2014-15. Four associate faculty librarians have been hired: Sarah Haman, Terri Bonow, Chris Cooper, and Faith Mason to provide reference services and library instruction. One full time Library Tecnician, Greg Toleno, was re-hired from the 36-month layoff list, and another full time Library Technician vacancy was filled with a new hire, Joshua Harkins, when the incumbent in the position, Tim Miller, resigned for a full time temporary librarian position at Humboldt State University.
The HVAC system in the Learning Resource Center building is being upgraded, to include air conditioning as well as an improved heating system. Solar and heat reduction films have been applied to all the west and south facing window walls. This should make the building more comfortable during our "hot" days- when it gets up to 78 degrees! Redwoods CCD library received a large donation of almost a thousand academic books, from the estate of a Humboldt State University Emeritus Professor in Philosophy, Clarence Smith Howe. Librarian Ruth Moon applied for and received and internal grant award of just over $27,000 to purchase books in Political Science, History, and Social Sciences.