Campus events for June 13-17: ISOP and construction walking tour

Here are the events happening around campus for the week of June 13-17

All week:
ISOP (International Student Orientation Program)
PUB and various locations around campus, all day
International students new to campus this quarter will participate in ISOP, which includes placement testing, advising, and more. Please welcome these students to campus as you see them, and follow the orientation on social media at #ISOPSCC

Wed., June 15 & Thurs., June 16
Join Jason Francois (Director of Facilities and Capital Projects) on a walking tour of temporary (summer) locations for Workforce, library services, and campus learning centers.

The tour will meet at 9203 (“Fishbowl” in PUB) and two tour sessions are offered:
Wed., June 15, 10:30-11:30am
Thurs., June 16, 1-2pm

Reminder! Library services relocating for the summer & ID cards now available in the Bookstore

At the end of Fri., Jun 10, the 4200 and 4300 floors of the Ray W. Howard Library, aka 4000 Building, will be closed to patrons until September.

The Library will relocate its service desk to the PUB room 9203 for Summer 2016 quarter, where our hours will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday while classes are in session. We will have course reserves (print and media) on-site, and limited ability to page items out of the 4000 Building. The desk will be staffed by at least one circulation expert and one reference librarian at all times. We are always available via Ask A Librarian, our reference chat service, and we’ll take your questions from voice mail and email as quickly as can be.

During renovation, Tutoring Services will be operating primarily in room 1103. Below is the list of temporary venues where students can find the help they need from tutoring services:

Tutoring Services: 1103
Library service desk: 9203, the PUB Fishbowl
Math Learning Center: 2202
The Writing and Learning Studio: 1504

A college service often associated with the Library is the production and maintenance of Shoreline Community College ID cards. Beginning June 13, those duties will be transferred to the Bookstore, located on the bottom floor of the PUB (9000 building). For students, a copy of their current class schedule and evidence of photo identification (passport, drivers license, etc.) remain the standards for obtaining a new ID card, updating a current one, or replacing a lost one.

Put the Library to work for understanding the world of information, this summer and on into the future!

Have a great Summer 2016 –
Chris Matz
Director, Ray W Howard Library

Planned Career Center to benefit students

With an eye toward better meeting the needs of students tying their educational goals to their desired careers, Shoreline Community College will be bringing two invaluable groups together to create a new Career Center in the FOSS building.

This move – which will relocate the Counseling team with the Workforce Education area on the first floor of the 5000 building – will allow the two groups to more easily pool their talents to the benefit of students. Whereas students currently must move from department to department, floor to floor to take advantage of the full range of career counseling resources offered by the college, this move will make these resources much more convenient to use.

“This is a great time to create a seamless way for students to use our career resource. It also opens the door for us to grow the capabilities of two outstanding departments.” According to President Cheryl Roberts, “It’s clearly an opportunity where one plus one equals three.”

As part of the move, improvements will be made on the current Workforce area, with the creation of four new offices and a group meeting room. Workforce and Counseling staff will also be called upon for suggestions on how to make the best use of the new arrangement, from space usage to technology upgrades.

Construction is expected to take place during summer quarter and summer break.

Library Re-Design Employee Forum, Wed., Oct. 28

The ongoing campus refresh project takes another step forward on October 28 with brainstorming/presentation sessions regarding the 4000 Building, also known as the Ray W. Howard Library Media and Technology Center.

The building has undergone some recent usage adjustments. In the spring of 2014, the former TV studio on the lower floor became a black-box theater space used by a variety of digital film, theater and other programs and classes. In the fall of 2014, tutoring services relocated from the 5000 Building (FOSS) to offices on the library main floor. This summer, the Math Learning Center and The Writing and Learning Studio also moved into library main-floor spaces and opened to students for this fall quarter.

A next phase will start with information-gathering sessions facilitated by Seong Shin, Principal for Interior Design Services, along with other personnel at McGranahan Architects of Tacoma. McGranahan is the firm the college has been working with on the campus refresh across campus. The goal is to imagine the look and uses for the building in the coming years.

There are two open sessions scheduled, one for employees and a second for students:

  • All-employees session: 1:30-3 p.m., Oct. 28, Room 1102
  • All-students session: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, PUB Main Dining Room

A third session just for those housed in the 4000 Building is set for the morning of Oct. 28.

In addition to the employee presentation, McGranahan has asked interested employees to participate by answering questions in an online survey available at:

A separate, student-specific message and survey is being emailed to all students.

And, for those coming to the presentation, McGranahan offers that if anyone has a sketch, image or object represents their thoughts to bring it along and share.