What’s new? The students! They’re back, having returned to the Library in droves for weeks one and two of the new semester. In just the first ten days of the term the Library has loaned out more than 600 technology devices, primarily Chromebooks, Dell laptops, and hot spots. (Find out more about the Library’s Technology Loan Program). Students have also visited for much needed tech support and to request and check out books, study, access the computer lab, and occupy the study rooms which can be reserved ahead of time.
The Library is open in person to our community as well as the public this Fall, with online support also available from 8am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, Fridays 8am to 4pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm, via the Ask a Librarian chat service, which allows students, staff and faculty to jump into an individual zoom session with a librarian if they choose. Students can also use the chat service to receive technology support.
Library’s in-person hours:
|Mondays: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesdays: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am – 4:00pm
The Library has also introduced a new printing system called Wēpa that students and employees can use on their phones or other devices to access the cloud printing system, deposit funds, upload and print documents in black and white or color. Printing stations are located in buildings 5 and 6. Please visit Printing at Skyline College Library to learn more.
The college librarians continue to be embedded within a variety of Fall courses, dropping in via zoom or in person to teach information literacy topics in a variety of disciplines. Any faculty member can request instruction with two weeks’ lead time provided. Librarians can also help develop or design library and research assignments to support teaching goals. New faculty (or faculty hired during Covid) are especially encouraged to sign up for a one-on-one informal library orientation geared to their discipline, either in person or by zoom, by contacting Jessica Silver-Sharp <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
A selection of newly acquired books are on display in the foyer outside the Library and also highlighted in the New Books & eBooks research guide. All students and employees can also continue to subscribe for free to the New York Times (if you signed up more than one-year ago, register again as a First-Time User) and also take advantage of easy digital access to favorite news and popular magazines on Flipster 24/7 using your OneLogin credentials.
The Library continues to be a full partner in our local public library system, the Peninsula Library System (PLS). Students and employees alike can request library materials from PLS by filling out this borrowing form. Your materials will be delivered at no cost to Skyline College Library. No library cards required.
Several Library events are in the works, so please check back soon for details. On November 17, the Library will host “International Poetry in Many Tongues.” All events are also announced by email. Also stay tuned for an upcoming article on the Library’s services and recent work related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
In the meantime, do you have questions? Please chat, text email or call. We hope to hear from you soon!
Article by The Library Staff