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.

New discovery tool at the Library! Welcome Primo!

Hello everyone!

Not only are the Math Learning Center and the Reading Writing Center moving to the Library this summer the Library is also moving to a new library management system. At the moment we are calling this tool Primo.

Primo is a discovery tool for scholarly articles, newspaper articles, books, CDs, ebooks, emusic, and lots more. We’d love for you to try it out. So this is a first in a 4 week spin to let folks have a chance to work with Primo.

Take a look at this short video about where to find and how to use Primo.

SCC Alum Stanley Machokoto Stops by Shoreline to Give Thanks

(From left to right) President Cheryl Roberts, Professor Larry Clarke, SCC alum Stanley Machokoto, and VP of Academic and Student Affairs Bob Francis.

(From left to right) President Cheryl Roberts, Professor Larry Clarke, SCC alum Stanley Machokoto, and VP of Academic and Student Affairs Bob Francis.

Stanley Machokoto, Shoreline Class of 2013, stopped by the college Thurs., June 5 to thank Shoreline faculty for the help they’d given him in reaching his goal of going on to graduate from the UW with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW).

Originally from South Africa, Machokoto particularly wanted to thank the librarians for helping him to navigate attending college in the U.S. “I didn’t even know how to type when I came here, let alone do research,” he said. “The librarians sat down with me several times and when they explained things, they finally made sense to me.”

Machokoto also wanted to thank Professor Larry Clarke, whose Sociology class got Machokoto interested in social work and his current career path. Kudos to Clarke, the Library Technology Center staff and everyone else who made Machokoto’s Shoreline experience one he’s thankful for.

Library hours

Here are the library hours of service for the rest of 2014!

Saturday, Aug. 16 – Tuesday,  Sept. 23

  • Mondays-Thursdays / 8-5 p.m.
  • Fridays / 8-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays-Sundays / closed

Wednesday,Sept. 24- Thursday, Dec. 11

  • Mondays-Thursday / 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Fridays / 7:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays-Sundays / noon-6 p.m.

4106 unavailable during contractor work

The small computer lab on the lower level of the library will be unavailable beginning today through the start of spring quarter due to contractor work on the air handling system.