Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries

SRJC Libraries Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Success Stories

Between September 15 and October 15, the SRJC Libraries recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month showcasing the contributions Latinos have made to American society and culture. SRJC benefits from the contributions of many Latinos. Each year, the library shares the inspirational success stories of those who model achievement, persistence, and triumph over adversity to attain their goals.

This year the moving and heartwarming stories of Yolanda Garcia, Malena Hernandez Legorreta, Tony Ruiz, Glen Salazar, and Alma Sanchez are shared.  These inspiring stories show the importance of libraries and higher education and highlight the key role that educators, libraries, and college services have had in helping them reach their academic goals.  Explore these new narratives added to the SRJC Success Stories and see all 22 by visiting the library web site at


ALA/NEA Grant Awarded to SRJC Librarian Nancy Persons
SRJC Librarian Nancy Persons and SRJC Instructor Laura Larque have been awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities for the program Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. The program is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which is designed to demonstrate the critical role humanities scholarship can play in our public life. A series of events showcasing the journeys and experiences of Latino Americans will be held at SRJC libraries during the 2015-2016 academic year to give the college a chance to engage with local community and participate in development of a deeper understanding of the plight of the undocumented among us.   Portions of the grant will fund related topical books and videos to be added to the library collections.


Eve-Marie Miller Joins SRJC Library Faculty
SRJC welcomes Eve-Marie Miller as librarian and instructor in the 2015-16 academic year. Eve-Marie brings extensive experience in academic reference and information literacy instruction and possess an impressive range of knowledge and experience in library technology development, system-wide collection development purchasing strategies, and electronic resource acquisitions.  Eve-Marie has held leadership positions at Innovative Interfaces, EBSCO Publishing, OCLC, and the California State University Chancellor’s Office, among others. Welcome, Eve!


ACRL Information Literacy Instruction Chapters Published by SRJC Library Faculty
SRJC librarians, Smita Avasthi and Sami Lange published chapters in the newly released ACRL book, Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians.  According to ACRL, “This a collection designed by instruction librarians to promote critical thinking and engaged learning. It provides teaching librarians detailed, ready-to-use, and easily adaptable lesson ideas to help students understand and be transformed by information literacy threshold concepts.  The lessons in this book, created by teaching librarians across the country, are categorized according to the six information literacy frames identified in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. (2015).” Available in print and e-book editions. Order your copy: