Per the American Librarian Association: Libraries of all types strengthen their communities through education, lifelong learning, and a wealth of public services. No longer just a place for books, libraries have expanded beyond their traditional roles and provide more opportunities for community engagement and the delivery of new services that connect closely with their community’s needs. Libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools, and campuses—a resource for all community members to find what they need to help improve their quality of life.
Did you know that the library has an FAQ? It is located on our website under How Do I? While the FAQ is open to everyone, we have a special tag for faculty where you can see just the questions that are faculty focused.
Celebrated on President James Madison’s birthday (one of the Fathers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights), this date is celebrated each year to celebrate and encourage openness of government with the people.
If you would like to find something specific, the librarians can help you with choosing biographies, poetry, databases, fiction, and nonfiction works. Contact us and we are happy to help!
Elgin Community College also has a wonderful month of festivitiesavailable to the college community and the public; most are free. Contact the Office of Student Life at 847-214-7078 for more information on event times and venues.
ECC Library has two new databases available for students and faculty to use for both research and for reading recommendations.
Biography in Context: Biography In Context (Gale) includes more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. There are also videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.
NoveList Plus: NoveList Plus (EBSCO) has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction. It includes reviews from professionals (Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal), as well as from readers (via Goodreads).
If you need assistance getting started with these databases, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.