Pierce College Library – New Hires and Maker Space with Legos

We are pleased announce that we have hired two new librarians for Fall 2015. Mario Macias is a University of Washington Graduate and has been working at CSUN working with outreach and First-Year-Experience programs. Lisa Valdez is a UCLA graduate and has worked at LACC instructing Library Science classes and as an outreach librarian at a LA City Public Library. We are very excited to have them join our team.
Through Equity funding, we have also been able to hire adjuncts to work on Outreach and Persistence. We welcome Esther Grassian and Laura McMahon to our team. They will be working on growing our Research Appointment program as well as First Year Experience.
legosFor National Library Week, we had our first Pop-up Makerspace. Legos were set out and were a big success with students. We are collaborating with the engineering and architecture departments to grow this program, which has been funded through Equity funds. Students have asked for the Legos to return during finals week.
In addition to class orientation sessions, we presented a series of Workshops for students and staff: Using the Cloud as you research and study; Google…The Right Way!; Yikes: My Final Paper is Due; and Using   for College. A number of instructors offer extra credit for attending library workshops, so they tend to be well-attended.