Category Archives: Announcement

To announce closures or other pertinent items.

Hours for the week of Intersession: August 13-19, 2018

time-371226_640Hours during Elgin Community College Intersession will be:

August 13, 14, 15 (Monday-Wednesday) 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

August 16 (Thursday) 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

August 17 (Friday) 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

CLOSED August 18 & 19.

Fall semester begins at 7:45 a.m. on August 20!

 

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New Online Psychology Resource!

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The ECC Library is happy to announce that it now has online access to the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition), as well as the Clinical Cases and Handbook of Differential Diagnosis. These resources are used by clinicians, students, and researchers to assist in the diagnosis of mental disorders. The information included focuses on characteristics, treatments, and research of these disorders, as well as presents specific cases and approaches to diagnosis.

Don’t worry–we still have our print versions of the DSM 5 in Reference!

–Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

 

 

 

Library closed July 4

american-flag-795307_640The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day. We will reopen on Thursday, July 5, at 7:30 a.m.

Library summer hours are posted here.

Happy 4th of July!

Library closed for Memorial Day Weekend

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The library will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26- Monday, May 28,  2018.  We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. 

Please click here for regular library hours.

Summer Hours for ECC Library

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The ECC Library will have the following hours during the summer months:

May 18-May 31
Monday-Friday

8:00 a.m.-5:oo p.m.

June 4- August 9
Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

CLOSED
Saturday/Sunday May 19 & 20 and May 26 & 27

CLOSED Fridays-Sundays
June 1-August 5

Also closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day and Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions at 847-214-7337.  Hours and closures can also be found on our website.

Librarian Armando Trejo awarded $10,000 grant

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Armando Trejo (right) with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White  has awarded Armando Trejo, Archivist/Interlibrary Loan Librarian and the Elgin Community College Renner Academic Library a FY2018 grant for $10,356.00 in support of The Gil Renner Collection: Insight into the Genesis of the Illinois Community College System.

Thank you to Armando for his great commitment to ECC and to library service and access!

May is Mental Health Month

There’s a virus spreading across America. It harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives. What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. Stigma against people with mental health conditions. But there’s good news. Stigma is 100% curable. Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote. Your voice can spread the cure. Join NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together we can #CureStigma.–NAMI WebsiteCureStigma-Twitter-Header

NAMI estimates that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. suffer from some sort of mental illness in any given year. As we acknowledge Mental Health Month in May, we wanted to highlight a few resources that can help you explore the topic.

We have many books that can help you explore mental health issues. Look for works under the Subject of mental health or mental illness.  You can also look up the specific issue, such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, or stress. Go here to search the library’s print catalog.

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We also have many ebook collections; the following two specific collections can be useful when you need to access information online.

Springer: This collection has an emphasis on scientific materials, including psychology.

Ebook Central: This database covers many subject areas. Search a specific term for best results.

For articlesPsycArticles is a great place for psychology research.  High quality, academic, peer reviewed articles are available on any psychology topic.

wellness-wheel-chartFinally, we have great help right here at ECC: Wellness Services.  They have a lot of support services that they offer students, including one-on-one sessions, support groups, crisis intervention and even a Wellness podcast. Contact information: Bldg B, Room B120, Tel: 847-214-7390  or studentwellness@elgin.edu.

To follow on social media, use the hashtag #CureStigma.

–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian