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".
The library is also starting to create Library Liaisons for the departments across our campus. Librarians will be reaching out to department chairs and attending department meetings to see how we may better meet their needs.
We are excited to announce that in the past year, we have hired several new adjunct librarians to fill voids left by retirements. Collette Salvatierra, Andrea Zollman, and Rebecca Russell have come on board to join our staff. Collette is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in History. Andrea received her MLS from SJSU, with a BA in English, and Rebecca is also a graduate of UCLA with a BA in English and Intercultural Studies.
We are in the process of filling two library technician positions due to retirement and moves. We are completing our third year in managing the One Book One Campus (OBOC) program on campus. The book this year was Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario The culminating event will be on April 27th, with an Immigration Celebration and Resource Fair, with the author as our special guest speaker. Our outreach librarian, Lisa Valdez has been a driving force in creating events and activities to surround the OBOC selection.