Library ServicesIf you’re not already aware, Skyline College Library has re-opened in person to our community this Fall between 10am-4pm, Mondays through Thursdays. Students have been visiting to request and check out books, study, and use the computer lab and study rooms. 

Remotely, students and employees continue to access library help in real time via the chat service (aka “Ask a Librarian”). The service, which also allows students to jump into a Zoom meeting if they choose, is available Mondays through Thursdays, 8am-9pm, Friday, 8am-4pm and Saturday, 12-5pm to all members of the Skyline community. Please don’t hesitate to drop in for help or questions.

Despite the changing landscape, the Library remains part of our Peninsula Library System (PLS). If there are library materials you’d like from another Peninsula library, you can Ask a Librarian to order them for delivery to Skyline College on your behalf – no library card is required.

The Library’s Technology Loan Program also remains in high demand, offering Chromebooks, calculators and hotspots. About 400 items have been loaned since the semester began.

Skyline librarians are again “embedded” within a number of virtual courses this Fall, dropping in via zoom to teach information literacy in a variety of disciplines. Faculty members can still request a virtual visit to their class by a librarian any time during Fall. 

Library outreach and events are continuing in (almost) full force! Sign up to attend the Honor’s Transfer Program Student Research Panel (in person) on October 7 at 4pm. Also mark your calendars for “Take the Movement Home & Build it in the Streets: Pandemic Perspectives on the Climate Crisis,” a virtual discussion with environmental activist Mark Lopez on October 12 at 4:30pm. The Library launches its second ever Book Club for students and allies during UndocuWeek (October 18-22). And please stay tuned for more information about upcoming Human Library (Nov. 2, 3pm) and Poetry Corner (Nov. 16, 4pm) virtual events as well. 

In next week’s edition of Skyline Shines we’ll highlight new research databases, guides and other resources. In the meantime, don’t forget: all employees can subscribe for free to the New York Times and take advantage of easy digital access to favorite news and popular magazines on Flipster 24/7 using your OneLogin credentials.

In the meantime, do you have questions? Please chat, text email or call. We hope to hear from you soon! 

Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp

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