Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Just in time for those research assignments looming on the horizon, the library is offering 34 research workshops on nine topics from developing your topic to citing your paper. Check out the schedule below or pick up a copy in the library and come join these informative sessions.

The one-hour workshops are held Monday to Thursday at 1:00 and at 5:00, April 16 through May 16, in LR-224. All workshops include a hands-on component; for the citations workshop, you will need to bring in the sources you're using so that you can you can complete your Works Cited page by the end of the workshop.

If you want to learn about a topic but can't come at the scheduled time or day, round up three other students and schedule a workshop for your group. Just come over to the reference desk or call (562) 908-3484 for information and to make an appointment.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charging Stations in the Periodicals Room ("the blue room")

You've probably already seen students plugging their devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops and the like) into the power outlets all around the library. Now there's a dedicated area just for charging: the Periodicals Room (also known as "the blue room"). If you're not familiar with the pictured area, it's to the left of the entrance gates of the library and faces the former Campus Inn.

Multiple outlets are available on these long tables. You can use your own charging cable or check out one from the circulation desk. The best thing about it? You can study quietly while your device powers up!

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Hello Rio Hondo Family,

It is our great pleasure to introduce Young Lee, our new full-time tenure track librarian at Rio Hondo College Library. He started his Rio journey in November 2017 and is delighted to join us.

Besides being a librarian at Rio Hondo College Library, he also serves as the Pathway to Law School Coordinator. If you have any questions about Pathway to Law School or any of our library services, Young is a great resource!

Fun Facts: Young has a science background and practiced law as an attorney for over ten years before entering the library profession … and he has a sibling who also has a science background and practiced law as an attorney before becoming a librarian. During his spare time, Young likes to take pictures, eat tacos, and watch Korean dramas.

Drop by the reference desk and get to know our newest librarian!
JG

Monday, November 20, 2017

Extended Hours for Finals Week

The library will be open longer hours for finals week! Come in to study, print your work, make photocopies, or meet with your study group.

Saturday, Dec. 2:  9:00am--5:00pm
Monday, Dec. 4:   7:00am--10:00pm
Tuesday, Dec. 5:   7:00am--10:00pm
Wed., Dec. 6:        7:00am--10:00pm
Thursday, Dec. 7: 7:00am--10:00pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Research Workshops - Only 2+ More Weeks to Go!

Have you caught one yet? One of our research workshops, that is. Each workshop focuses on a specific research topic and is 50 minutes long. No need to sign up ahead of time, just drop in and join the discussion and take the hands-on activity. **For the Citations workshop, bring in the sources that you want to include in your Works Cited page, and you'll have the chance to create MLA citations that the librarian will proofread. APA and ASA workshops available on request.**

Pick up a schedule today from the library lobby or the reference desk!

Eight workshop topics to choose from
Workshop schedule by date

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Words+Images+Music at the Library, Nov. 2, 2017

The College library is usually a place of quiet study but tonight the library foyer was the site of an unusual celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The Workman Mill Industrial Orchestra started the festivities with its performance of Terry Riley's piece "In C." Students of the Creative Writing Club, the Photography classes, and the Electronic Music III class presented a concert and readings that delighted the audience.

Featured in the background was the library display "Day of the Dead," curated by adjunct librarian Karen Bourgaize.

Here are some pictures of the students setting up their instruments in the foyer, the library bridge, and across the atrium before the start of the show.
Tuning their instruments
Musicians were stationed around the atrium

In the cases is the "Day of the Dead" display




Thursday, September 28, 2017

Welcome to Our New Library Dean!


Dr. Jose Aguiñaga became the Dean of the Library and Instructional Support last July. He comes to Rio from Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, where he headed the North campus’ Library Computer Center. Previously he was a librarian in Cal State Long Beach and the University of San Diego.

Dr. Aguiñaga serves on various committees of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a  division of the American Library Association (ALA). He is also a member of the ALA affiliate REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. He has authored articles in library journals, contributed chapters to books on the library profession, and presented at national conferences. Outside the academe, though, he wears the hat of the San Diego Padres, of which he is an avid fan.

We are delighted to welcome him to the Rio family and to the library. Say hello to him when you see him around campus!

Paperback Sale -- Oct. 2-9, 2017

The library will offer paperbacks for sale in the library lobby from Monday, Oct. 2nd, 8:30am, through Monday, Oct. 9th at 5:00pm. Books will cost 25 cents each or 5 books for $1.00. Both fiction and nonfiction will be available.

We have limited quantities of paperbacks, so when they’re gone, they’re gone! All proceeds go to the purchase of new library books.