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.






Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Schedule of April-May Research Workshops Now Out


Announcing the start of the 2017 April-May library research workshops! You can find the full schedule of workshops here that run Monday through Thursday from April 24th until May 18th.

All workshops are on a drop-in basis, meaning no prior registration is required, and will be held in LR-224. Each 50-minute workshop includes a short lecture, demonstrations, and a hands-on activity. You may request a certificate of attendance after you complete the workshop.

You and your group of at least four students can always request a workshop at times and dates outside of this schedule by calling the reference desk at (562) 908-3484.

See you at the workshops!


Monday, May 16, 2016

It's the Week Before Finals: De-Stress!

When you need to relax between study sessions or take a break from research, drop by the library lobby and play one of our board games, available May 17, Tuesday, through May 26, Thursday.

Good luck on your finals and congratulations to the Class of 2016!


And don't forget during finals week: Free light breakfast available in A-102, May 23-26 (Monday through Thursday).

Monday, May 02, 2016

Need More Whiteboard Space? You've Got It!

If you're looking for more whiteboard space in the library's group study rooms, come to the reference desk and we'll help you wheel one (or more) whiteboards into your study room. Whiteboards are double-sided and come in two sizes: large (4' x 6') and small (3' x 4'). The surfaces are magnetic so you can easily post your materials on the whiteboard. The reference librarians can provide you with dry erase markers and erasers if needed.

See how these students made full use of their group study room's whiteboard space!


P.S. When using the group study rooms, please make sure to erase your work on the whiteboards before you leave. The next group will thank you for the courtesy!