El Camino College
The ECC librarians launched “One Search,” a new library discovery system that is hosted on an EBSCO platform. From the library’s homepage, users can now conduct their research using the One Search feature and they will access results that are aggregated from across the library’s online resources including the library’s book catalog and most all of our subscription databases. Users can then filter down their results from the one interface. Access to the full-text of articles from off-campus still requires login and having a library account established, in accordance with our subscription licenses. There are a few library databases that do not currently integrate with One Search, due to agreement issues between our vendors or the nature of the database content, including Proquest National Newspaper and CQ Researcher. However, all databases can still be searched independently if preferred and are still accessible from the library’s website.
ECC’s Schauerman Library hosted several art exhibits this semester including a display of amazing photos taken by the members of the South Bay Camera Club highlighting our national parks; a beautiful exhibit by artist Lala Raminov (also a part-time tutor here at ECC) of mixed media pieces including portraits and facets of nature featured in oils, watercolors and sketchings; a historical look at the Spanish Civil War via photographs through the lens of opposing sides curated by professor Sylvia Ribelles de la Vega; and works by the El Camino woodworking classes installed by professor Jack Selph.
Due to the reconstruction of the Administration building in 2017, the library’s archive spaces are being prepared for hosting the college President and her staff, along with Public Relations staff with a move in date scheduled for winter. Archival materials have been stored for preservation-sake and more heavily requested items (course catalogs, sabbatical reports, literary magazines) have been moved over to the Reserve department for easy access. Historical yearbooks and student newspapers continue to be available via the ECC Digital Archives, accessible from the library’s website homepage.