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Library Hours during the holiday recess: December 18-January 15

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Hours for the library during Holiday Recess are as follows:

OPEN:
December 18-December 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
January 2 – January 10, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 11, 2018 (Convocation) 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CLOSED: 
Friday, December 22, 2017- Monday, January 1, 2018 &
January 13-January 15, 2018
Also closed Saturdays & Sundays December 16-January 14

Semester hours resume at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

Remember that many of our online resources are available to you 24/7 by having your Student ID/Library Card updated through our Circulation Desk.  Please contact 847-214-7337 or circdesk@elgin.edu before 5:00 p.m on December 21st to update your card. Contact our Reference Desk for other questions.

Have a happy and safe Holiday Season!

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Studying for finals making you stressed? Get a study room!

Don’t make yourself crazy–check out a study room if you need quiet or want to work on a group project.

Study rooms:

*Are checked out on your library account at the library’s Circulation Desk on the first floor;

*Cannot be reserved: they are first come, first served, for three hour increments (you and the key must stay in the library during your 3 hour check-out period);

*May contain flat screens that can be hooked up to a laptop;

*On the first floor contain large whiteboards.  Other rooms may have small whiteboards;

*Come in various sizes, so rooms can accommodate as few as 1-2 people, and up to 10 people.

Contact the Circulation Desk for more information or come to the library to check one out! If you have other questions, check out the library’s FAQ on study spaces here.

 

Library open during Pancake Dinner

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Plan your study session or finish up your research paper at the ECC Library (Building C) on December  4 and get a bonus–free pancakes! The library is also open until 10:00 p.m.

When you need a break, enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and coffee dinner from 8-10 p.m. in the Jobe Lounge (Building B), sponsored by the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Student Development.

Building B and the F Building Computer labs will also be open until 10 p.m.

Between the World and Me Book Review

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Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Coates writes a series of essays addressed to his son about the state of race relations in America and how this will impact his son’s life. He describes his upbringing and his intellectual development, fostered by  deep reading and exposure to new ideas and people at Howard University; he was also changed by becoming a husband and father. He gives historical context to the black experience in the United States, and then gives us his personal experiences and views. This book is an important contribution to the conversation about race in America.

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–Submitted by Julie Keating, Reference Librarian

Thanksgiving Hours for ECC Library

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The library hours for the week of November 20-26 will be as follows:

Monday & Tuesday, November 20 & November 21:
7:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Closed: Thursday, November 23-Sunday, November 26

The library will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, November 27.

Remember that many of our online resources are available to you 24/7 by having your Student ID/Library Card updated through our Circulation Desk.  Please contact 847-214-7337 or circdesk@elgin.edu before 5:00 p.m on November 22nd to update your card. Contact our Reference Desk for other questions.

For faculty (and students): Interlibrary Loan

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What is Interlibrary Loan:
Interlibrary Loan is the process by which the library will request materials not available in our own collection. Items are delivered to the library and you can pick them up and check them out just like any other library item. Items are usually free.

Why you should care:
This means that you can get just about any item you want, from any library, without having to try to find it yourself, for free.

The service includes books, journal articles, DVDs, videos, and other materials.

Plan ahead–sometimes items  can come quickly, but giving a week to 10 days for the item is a good rule of thumb.

Need to use it?
You can find the policies and form here.

For questions, contact Armando Trejo, Archives/Interlibrary Loan Librarian at (847) 214-7141.

Resource Spotlight: READ IT! Database for ESL/ELL

EBSCO’s Read It! database “was created for anyone who has a good foundation in English grammar and reading skills. It is a place to find reading material about many subjects. Articles are short, and written to support your reading skills as you learn about topics in English that you need for school and everyday life.”

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Highlights include:

  • ELL reading level/lexile information available for each article.
  • Users can HIGHLIGHT and LISTEN to a term in context to enable better comprehension.
  • Comprehension tests are available at the end of many articles, with a mix of multiple choice and fill in the blank.  This helps students to test their level of understanding.
  • Users can use REFINE to choose a specific reading level.
  • In an Advanced Search, the user can choose a specific reading level.
  • Articles can be emailed, printed, saved, and cited.

The library has an ESL/ELL Research Guide with additional resources. Within this guide is a tab that provides more in-depth coverage of the READ IT! database.

If you have any questions about the database or using it as a faculty or a student, please contact the library.

—Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian