Santa Rosa Junior College

Exploring the ACRL Framework

Smita Avasthi, Public Services Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College, will be presenting via webconference at the ACRL Distance Learning Section’s Fall Presentation, “The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses.” Her presentation is titled, “Research as Pursuit: Lines of Inquiry in Information Literacy Instruction.”

Join in via webinar, with the following information:

Name: ACRL DLS The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses

Date and time: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Noon Eastern, 9AM Pacific Time

Duration: 1:00 hour


Framework Conversations

Interested in integrating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into library instruction? Many librarians are experimenting with this new direction in instruction. Smita Avasthi will be leading a series of conversations about the framework and its applications through the academic year in order to foster an exchange of ideas. The discussions will be held at Santa Rosa Junior College, but CCC Confer participation is available.  Contact Smita Avasthi for participation and schedule details.

The first meeting will be November 13 from 10:30-12:00, Pacific Time and the theme will be Scholarship is a conversation.

Future discussions will be scheduled each month with the following themes:

  • December: Research as Inquiry
  • January: Authority is constructed and contextual
  • February: Search as strategic exploration
  • March: Information has value
  • April: Information creation is a process

War Comes Home Exhibit at Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus, Mahoney Gallery

Samantha Lange, Public Services Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College, has coordinated a special presentation of the traveling exhibition “War Comes Home” that is well-timed to coincide with the nation’s recognition of Veterans Day.

Through private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, War Comes Home offers insight into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon their homecoming. These intimate perspectives reveal how war can shape a life, a family, and a community.

This exhibition is sponsored by Cal Humanities and aims to raise awareness of and promote greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities.

SRJC will host a panel discussion and reception on Thursday, November 12 from 4PM to 6PM.  The exhibit will be at the Mahoney Library Gallery from November 3 through December 6, 2015.

Contact Samantha Lange or learn more online at:

 Academic Achievement for Phyllis Usina

Phyllis Usina, Public Services Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College, has earned her Doctorate of Education with focus on higher education leadership. Her dissertation explored on the impact of information literacy instruction on student achievement.  Congratulations, Phyllis!