The Reader

The fun and colorful LGBTQIA-themed children’s picture book This Day in June by SCC Professor Gayle Pitman was recently challenged at the West Chicago Public Library.

This Day in June book jacket

In celebration of Banned Books Week, the SCC Library and Information Technology Program will host a panel discussion on book banning and challenges.

Panelists will include:

  • SCC Professor Gayle Pitman
  • Librarians from the Sacramento Public Library system and the Sacramento City Unified School District

When? Monday, September 25, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Where? LR 105, SCC Main Campus

For more information, contact Pam Posz.

For more info about Banned Books Week, check out bannedbooksweek.org.

Library courses (LIBR) will help you master the skills and concepts you need to succeed in a wide range of courses at SCC and beyond, and also give you a perspective on information; when people speak of “fake news” and “credible sources,” you’ll be the expert in the room.

  • LIBR 318, Library Research and Information Literacy, is a 1-unit, 8-week course, great for getting started on how to approach research projects.
  • LIBR 325, Internet Research Skills, is a more wide-ranging 3-unit course where you will master search strategies and grapple with the complexities of online communication.

No need to purchase a textbook for either of these courses!

Note: if you register and then receive word that the course is ineligible for financial aid, please consult the Make Your Courses Count page and contact a counselor. The course may be eligible for financial aid even if you initially receive notice that it is not.

Interested in a career in libraries? Check out our Library and Information Technology Program.

It’s time again to borrow library books and DVDs for the Semester Break while the library is closed.

Beginning Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 17, faculty, staff, and continuing students may check out books and DVDs for the break (2 non-reserve items for students).

All books and DVDs are due on Wednesday June 7, 2017.

There’s something for everyone. Find your book or movie:

  • using the Books search box on the library home page
  • in the New Books and DVDs pages
  • on the New Books and Library display shelves on the second floor
  • in the circulating DVD collection now located on the second floor

The Library will close for the break at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17 and reopen for Summer classes at 8 am on Saturday, June 4.

There’s still time to see, or even contribute to, the National Poetry Month display on the 2nd floor of the LRC. We’ve got poetry and poetry-themed books and DVDs out ready for you to take home and savor. Then turn around to find poetry written by SCC students, faculty and staff. Up for the rest of April, the cruelest month!

National Poetry Month display
Poems on display with invitation to contribute

Items in our display, with links to their OneSearch page:
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Got poetry?

The Library is looking for a few good poets!

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, the Library will feature a poetry display.

We’d like you to be a part of it.

Simply drop of a copy of your poem at the Research Help desk on the second floor of the Library, or email a copy to HoweJ@scc.losrios.edu (include your name and email address in the text of the message).

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich, By K. Kendall [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Anna Akhmatov

Anna Akhmatova, portrait by Petrov-Vodkin


Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott, photo by Bert Nienhuis

Are you looking for your book soul mate? Will it be a mystery, romance or science fiction? The second floor of the library has some possibilities for you! All of the books are wrapped. You just choose the genre, check out the book, and see if love blossoms.
Blind Date with a Book display

If things don’t work out between you and your blind date, just return the book without any hurt feelings.

Library courses (LIBR) will help you master the skills and concepts you need to succeed in a wide range of courses at SCC and beyond, and also give you a perspective on information; when people speak of “fake news” and “credible sources,” you’ll be the expert in the room.

  • LIBR 318, Library Research and Information Literacy, is a 1-unit, first-8-week course, great for getting started on how to approach research projects.
  • LIBR 325, Internet Research Skills, is a more wide-ranging 3-unit course where you will master search strategies and grapple with the complexities of online communication.

Both courses are taught online; neither requires a textbook purchase.

Note: if you register and then receive word that the course is ineligible for financial aid, please consult the Make Your Courses Count page and contact a counselor. The course may be eligible for financial aid even if you initially receive notice that it is not.

Interested in a career in libraries? Check out our Library and Information Technology Program.