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Pima Community College Library Newsletter: August 2023

Library Newsletter

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Welcome Back! Learn what the Library can do for you!

 


 

Tech Tidbits

picture of a student in a 4 person study pod reading at East Campus Library.  picture of a student using an ipad to book a study pod at West Campus Library.  image of a student reading inside a single person study pod at West Campus Library.

Use LibCal to Reserve a Study Room or Pod

You can book a study room at East, Downtown, Northwest, or West campus using LibCal! 

Go to the PCC LibCal website: https://pima.libcal.com/allspaces

  • Select the library location where you'd like to book a study space.  

  • Select the date you'd like to reserve. 

    • Pick a room with availability that works for you. Keep in mind the room's capacity and amenities. 

  • Submit your time. Fill out the form that pops up (you'll need your PCC email address and PCC A number).

    • Wait for confirmation. Keep the confirmation email and arrive on time. If you are 10 or more minutes late, we can't guarantee your reservation will be held. Please be sure to check in when you arrive if there are QR codes posted in the space you’ve reserved.

Some things to keep in mind: 

  • You can reserve up to 2 blocks of study time (4 total hours) per day. 

  • Because the study rooms and pods are popular, you can't sign up for a whole semester's worth of reservations all at once--everyone needs a fair shot at reserving spaces. You can make only 2 bookings per day and rooms become reservable just 30 days ahead of time (in other words you can't reserve November dates until we're into October.) 

  • If you make a booking and then realize you don't need the space, please cancel your booking to free it up for another student.

This video shows the whole process of booking a room: https://youtu.be/B1IfllT5TuE


Digital Literacy

Are you confident in your ability to use technology to succeed in your classes at Pima? Could you benefit from a little help and support? Check out some of these opportunities for help with basic computer skills or more advanced technologies specific to your academic work.

image of a laptop and text "making the most of the laptop or tablet you borrowed from the library"

Basic Computer Skills tutorial

Managing Your Files for Academic Success

Online Fraud and Scams tutorial

D2L Brightspace Overview video

How to post to and respond to discussions in D2L video

Video tutorials on common College functions like Uploading High School Transcripts, Registering for or Dropping Courses, Getting Started with Library Research and more!

Free and discounted software for students webpage

For hardware and software problems, stop by the Tech Corner at the campus or center closest to you (or call 520-206-4900)

 


 

Meet your Librarians!

Pima Community College librarians are here for you! They are here for all your research needs and more! You can find librarians not only in the libraries but also in your D2L spaces. 

West Campus Librarian Chris Schipper

Chris Schipper

West Campus Librarian and Department Head - Math & Sciences & Social Sciences and Humanities

West Campus Librarian Sandra Ley

Sandra Ley

West Campus Librarian - Arts & Business & Fitness

West Campus Librarian Lisa Hodgkins

Lisa Hodgkins

West Campus Librarian - Communication & English & Health Professions, Biomedical Sciences & Wellness 

West Campus and Downtown Campus Librarian Kathline Gomes

Kathline Gomes

West Campus and Downtown Campus Librarian - Applied Technology

Downtown Campus Librarian and Department Head Emily Besich

Emily Besich

Downtown Librarian and Department Head - Communication and English & Honors & Justice Professions

Downtown Campus Librarian Joe Brewer

Joe Brewer

Downtown Campus Librarian - Social Sciences and Humanities

Desert Vista Librarian Sol Gomez

Sol Gomez

Desert Vista Campus Librarian and Department Head - Adult Basic Education & Dual Enrollment 

Desert Vista Librarian Susan Kuklin

Susan Kuklin

Desert Vista Librarian - Hospitality & Education

Distance Education Librarian Keith Rocci

Keith Rocci

Distance Education Librarian and Department Head - Developmental Education & Student Success

Distance Education Librarian Rosanne Couston

Rosanne Couston

Distance Education Librarian - Social Sciences and Humanities 

East Campus Librarian Chuck Becker

Chuck Becker

East Campus Librarian and Department Head - Justice Professions & Social Sciences and Humanities & Veterinary Tech

East Campus Librarian Christine Seliga

Christine Seliga

East Campus Librarian - Information Systems & Makerspace 

Northwest Campus Librarian Kris Swank

Kris Swank

Northwest Campus Librarian - Open Educational Resources (OER) & Affordable Content

Northwest Campus Librarian Monique Rodriguez

Monique Rodriguez

Northwest Campus Librarian and Department Head - Communication and English, Engineering & Honors

Join us in celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month starting September 15th! Check our Resource Guide to learn more and celebrate! 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn more about the library's resoures with our Libguide. Click the image to take you there

Click the image to take you there!

 


Start the new school year off with new materials!

Programs, Events and Displays

Makerspace Events

East campus Makerspace Open House. Come see what the Makerspace has to offer! Explore, Create, and Have fun! 3Dprinters, Laser Cutters, Resin Printers and more! Thursday August 31st 12:00pm to 4:30pm libguides.pima.edu/ecmakerspace

Want to find out what the East Campus Makerspace has to offer?! They will be hosting an Open House on Thursday August 31st from 12:00pm to 4:30pm. Drop in when you can during those times to learn all about what the Makerspace is all about. The Makerspace offers 3D Printing, Resin Printing, Laser Cutting, Cricuts, and more! Check out their website to learn more about the equipment available to students, staff and faculty! 


East Campus Makerspace: Intro to 3D Printing with Filament. Tuesday September 12th 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Have you ever wanted to learn all about 3D Printing? Join the expert Makerspace technicians to explore what 3D printing is all about in their new workshop, "Intro to 3D Printing with Filament!" The workshop will be held on Tuesday September 12th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm.


 

Library Summer Reading Program EXTENDED!!

image of flyer for Summer Reading Program. Extended to September 15th! Complete 3 boxed in a row to win tic-tac-toe or read 5 books in a row for Banned Books Bingo to win prizes and be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing! Visit any PCC Library for a game board!

Didn't get to finish your game card for "The Summer Reading Program"?! No worries, the reading program has been extended to September 15th!! So read that last book or binge read to finish a game card, and still claim a prize at the library's front desk & be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.
 
The Summer Reading Program is available for students, faculty & staff to participate in. Please share with any students you think might be interested. Have questions?! Just ask at any campus Library. Happy Reading! ­čôÜ

 


Catch us at Welcome Back events

Look for Library Tables and Employees at any of the many Welcome Back tables, events, tents, and fairs!

We look forward to seeing you!


Check out our Libraries!

Want to know more about the libraries and their staff? Check out our About Us guide!

Haven't been to one or more of the campus libraries?! No problem, check out our visual library gallery tour below to see what each campus library has to offer!

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image of 2 people sitting at a table in the Downtown Campus Library

Downtown Campus Library 

Image of librarian sitting at the reference desk at Downtown Campus Library

Downtown Campus Library Reference Desk

image of the Downtown Campus Library Circulation desk

Downtown Campus Library Circulation Desk

image of the Downtown Campus Library Study area

Downtown Campus Library Study Area

image of Downtown campus Library study area

Downtown Campus Library Study Area

image of librarian and students getting help at the East Campus Library Reference desk

East Campus Library Reference Desk

image of student handing book to someone at the East Campus Library circulation desk

East Campus Library Circulation Desk

image of two green bookshelves (Little Free Library) filled with books at the East Campus Library

East Campus Library - Little Free Library

East Campus Library Fish Tank in the main area of the library

East Campus Library Fish Tank

image of 3 study pods that hold 4 people each in the East Campus Library

East Campus Library Study Pods

Image of multiple open study pods and study carrels in the quiet area of the East Campus Library

East Campus Library "Quiet Area" for studying

Image of East Campus Library study tables in the main area of the library

East Campus Library Study Spaces

image of the East Campus Makerspace room with multiple tables and equipment

East Campus Makerspace

Desert Vista Campus Librarian Offices

Desert Vista Campus Librarian Offices

Desert Vista Campus Library Study Space

Desert Vista Campus Library Study Space

Desert Vista Campus Library Games 

Desert Vista Campus Library Games 

Desert Vista Campus Library - Circulation Desk

Desert Vista Campus Library Circulation Desk

Desert Vista Campus Library Study Space

Desert Vista Campus Library Study Space

Desert Vista Library - Culture Passes

Desert Vista Library Culture Passes

West Campus Library Study Area and View

West Campus Library Study Area and View

West Campus Library - Study Pods

West Campus Library Study Pods

West Campus Library - Little Free Library 

West Campus Library Little Free Library 

West Campus Library - New Books Display

West Campus Library New Books Display

West Campus Library - One of our many Study Rooms 

West Campus Library Study Rooms 

West Campus Library - Puzzle Table 

West Campus Library Puzzle Table 

West Campus Library Study Space

West Campus Library Study Space

West Campus Library - Culture Passes

West Campus Library Culture Passes

West Campus Library - Games 

West Campus Library Games 

Northwest Campus Library Circulation Desk

Northwest Campus Library Circulation Desk

Northwest Campus Library Study Pods

Northwest Campus Library Study Pods

Northwest Campus Library Culture Passes

Northwest Campus Library Culture Passes