The new school year has begun and the IRC is ready to serve the new class of Sophmores and the returning Juniors and Seniors at IMSA. As part of Welcome Week, tours of the IRC were conducted by IRC staff members to introduce new students to the wonders of the IRC.
Connie James-Jenkin, the IRC Collection Development and Reference Librarian, set up a table to welcome IMSA students, which is stocked with books that can be checked out. There are also plenty of fiction and non-fiction books in the library stacks. If anyone needs help or a suggestion, please ask any of the IRC staff for help finding a book, magazine, movie or music CD.
On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, groups of Sophmores toured the IRC and were introduced to staff members. The students learned what’s available in the library collection, the different hardware available for use such as computers and printer/copiers, the hours the library is open and the services provided by the IRC staff. Students were encouraged to approach IRC staff members with any questions.
Jean Bigger, Technical Services Supervisor, and Nancy Pavlik, who works with Jean in Technical Services, introduced the students to all the different areas of the IRC and what’s available in each area.
Paula Garrett, IRC Coordinator, and Connie James-Jenkin, IRC Collection Development and Reference Librarian, talked to the students about how to search for books. Students were encouraged to approach Connie and Paula with any questions they had about research.
The IRC staff welcomes all who are looking for a quiet place to study. Staff members enjoy sharing suggestions for a good book, movie or music if you’re looking for some diversion from class work. Students who want to stretch their creative muscles on the computer are welcome to use the computers in the IRC, which have software such as Print Shop on them that make creative endeavors easier.
Come by and check out the IRC!