Landscape and Wildlife Art by Linnea Fronce

Landscape and wildlife art by Sacramento artist Linnea Fronce is featured in the Special Events room on the third floor of the Sacramento City College Library from August 23 to Sept. 27.White Tailed Kite, Linnea Fronce 2005

A public reception in the Library is scheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Sept. 13 (Second Saturday).  This is a rare opportunity to view Linnea’s work.  Directions and parking: http://bit.ly/1sJ4FCY

View the exhibit during Library hours:  Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 8 pm; Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.

Borrow Your Required Textbooks at the Library!

Please share this brief animation with your students and colleagues.  Access to required textbooks is a major factor in student success, and the SCC Library can help.

Share this link to the YouTube video with your students: http://youtu.be/mgigca5lc60

Look up a textbook in the SCC Library catalog.

We’ll see you in the Library!

With Feet of Their Own, Don’t Let These Pieces Walk Away!

LRC Third Floor Exhibit – The Art of Ming G. Fong and Sandy Fong Whetstone, Showcasing Through August 9

After witnessing the works of the talented father-daughter duo first-hand, it becomes apparent how Ming Fong and Sandy Fong Whetstone’s work truly tells a story all on its own. There is significance to each of their work, a story that is attempting to be told through the ages, and a viewpoint of these two that is reaching out to be shared with the rest of the world, one that only they can perceive.

One of the Many Pieces of Art by Ming FongMing Fong received training in Chinese Classics in China during the 1930’s, and the inspirations from Chinese cultural influences are clearly seen in his work. Calligraphy remains an essential part of his work, written (and translated in English for the exhibit) as a form of poetry, perfectly complementing the natural appeal of the people and elements of nature that helped shape the type of work Ming would eventually paint together. It’s no wonder why someone as talented as Ming would eventually become the primary source of inspiration for his own daughter’s work during her childhood, and even through to her adult years.

Departing from her father’s more classically-inspired works, Sandy Fong Whetstone takes an approach to art and a view on life that strikes you as uplifting and charming, with a childlike lens on the world. Though Sandy and her father both draw inspiration from nature, Sandy takes traditional ideas of animals and fruits and vegetation, and turns them on their heads. You can see the near life-size ceramic works of art of animals dressed in button-ups and personified with human clothing and characteristics, and eyes that are so accurately modeled, they could easily be mistaken for the real thing. And her interpretations of bipedal fruits and vegetables are so full of joy, you can’t help but want to view this exhibit before it has a chance to run away from you.

Stephen Passey

Summer at the SCC Library

Summer session is upon us, and the library is ready! We offer most of the same services in summer as in the rest of the year, but with a few changes around the edges. Book loan periods, online access to databases, on-demand research help, and access to computers and the wifi network are all available. We know that some students are new in summer, and others are used to the way things are set up in the regular year, so here is a quick rundown on how Summer Session is different.

Sprinklers with rainbow

Photo by Flickr user Pictoscribe

Hours

Hours are reduced in summer. We open just a little later at 8 am, and we close a bit earlier, at 6 pm. Plus, we are only open Monday – Thursday.

Library workshops

Our face-to-face workshops do not take place during the summer. However, the online tutorial, PILOT, remains available as an alternative. Thousands of students complete this tutorial every semester.

Reserves

As in Fall and Spring, we offer 2-hour checkout of many current textbooks. Because our hours are somewhat different in Summer, if you take a reserve item overnight the time it is due will vary from other times. Learn more: Can I check textbooks out overnight?

Note to Faculty

As always, we are eager to help your class get started on its research by offering a library orientation customized to your class needs. Because we are staffed differently in summer, we ask that you schedule this session not by filling out our online form, but by either calling us (916–558–2461) or by visiting the Research Help desk on the second floor of the LRC.

Borrow Library Books and Movies over the Break

Monday May 12 through Wednesday May 21, faculty, staff, and continuing students may check out library books and DVDs for the break (2 items for students).

All books and DVDs are due on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Find your book or movie –

  • in the library catalog
  • on the New Books and Popular Reading shelves on the second floor
  • in the library display (Careers, resumes, and interviews)
  • in the Media Center on the first floor

Have a Question?  Library Answers.

The Library will close for the break on Wednesday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. and reopen for Summer classes on Monday June 9 at 8:00 a.m.

One World Many StoriesMORE TO READ:  Follow londonchoirgirl as she reads her way around the world!

“In 2012, the world came to London for the Olympics and I went out to meet it. I read my way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries – plus one extra territory chosen by blog visitors – sampling one book from every nation.  I read a story from Swaziland, a novel from Nicaragua, a book from Brunei, a… well, you get the picture.”

Check out “A Year of Reading the World” to find books from all 196 UN recognized countries.

 

Summer 2014 Hours

The LRC will close for Summer Recess at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 21. It will reopen on Monday, June 9.

Library hours for Summer Session, June 9 – August 6, will be as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: closed

If you need to pay fines during Summer Recess or on a Friday, please ring the front doorbell of the LRC, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed Monday, May 26 and Friday, July 4).

The LRC will be closed for the second Summer Recess, August 7 – 23.

Need a Job? Library Can Help!

Grab a book from the May library display and find your new career.  Resumes, cover letters, interviews – library materials have you covered.  If you don’t see what you want in the display bookcase on the second floor, ask a librarian to help you connect with materials for your job search.  Come back and let us know when you get hired!

SCC Library catalog – search here for books and DVDs.

OneSearch – search here for everything.

Library display of books on careers, resumes, and interviews

New Book List Posted (New DVDs, Too!)

Come and get them – New Books and DVDs!

The searchable New Books List, books added from Nov. 2013 through April 2014, has just been posted. You can also find “This Just In,” a weekly update of new book and DVD titles added to the Library collection, at the New Materials page.

Borrow them with your student or employee ID card. (Information about borrowing over break coming soon—watch this space.)

The Bay Area School by Thomas WilliamsTesla by W. Bernard CarlsonTime Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian MortimerSidetracked: Why our Decisions Get Derailed by Francesca GinoHydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know by Alex Prud'homme

Take a Look at Trial Databases

Every year we take a look at the databases we offer and ask some questions: what is being used, and what isn’t? What new needs have emerged, and what new tools have come on the market?

As we contemplate changes, vendors are often happy to offer limited trials. This year we are looking at a few things we have not previously offered as library subscriptions. Here’s the list of what is available currently. Note, most of these trials will expire on or around May 7.

One or two more trials may appear in the coming weeks. You can find all of these at the databases page under Trial Databases.