Category Archives: Announcement

To announce closures or other pertinent items.

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.

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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

April is National Poetry Month!

poetry monthNational Poetry Month each April is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. —Poets.org

Here are some nearby poetry events, from Poets.org.

Write a poem a day for a month!

Visit the American Writers Museum in Chicago!

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month.

Explore different types of poetry in the ECC Library. If you want to browse, poetry is generally found in the 811 section of the collection, although individual collections of poetry can be found in 808.81. You can also search our catalog for your favorite author.

Follow on Social media: @POETSorg on Twitter , #nationalpoetrymonth on Twitter, Poets.org on FaceBook, and #nationalpoetrymonth on Instagram

–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

Library will be closed during Spring Recess

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Anita Martinz from Klagenfurt, Austria

The ECC library will be closed from Monday, March 26-Sunday, April 1. We will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, April 2.
Make sure your library card is activated so you have 24/7 access to our online resources over break by contacting the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337 or circdesk@elgin.edu. 
Have a safe and relaxing break!

Library closed for President’s Day

 

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The library will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in honor of President’s Day.

We will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Click here for Spring Semester Hours.