Monthly Archives: April 2016

Super Sundays in the IRC During May

As the semester wraps up, finals week and the deadline for class papers is fast approaching. During May, students can come to the IRC from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8th, and Sunday, May 22nd, to study, research, print or check out library items.

IRC staff will be available to help with research and technical support. This is a great opportunity to work on a class project or study for finals. Hope to see you there!




Take the 2016 IRC survey this week

National Library Week is a time to think about the contributions of libraries and librarians, and a time to promote library use and support.
We’re celebrating National Library Week by asking patrons to take the 2016 survey of IRC collections and services and tell us how we’re doing. Let us know what we’re doing right and what needs improvement.
Last year more sophomores than any other class took the survey. We’re wondering which class will give us the most feedback this year?
The survey should only take a few minutes, and it’s easily accessible at this website:
After completing the survey, participants will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of four prizes.
The survey is happening this week only, and the opportunity to take the survey and win a prize ends at the end of the day on Friday, April 15, 2016.
We can’t wait to read your feedback, so please participate!

Two Artists Celebrated in the IRC

In support of National Poetry Month, the Writing Center and IMSA student group, Alma Latina, have invited poet and social activist Michael Reyes to return to IMSA.

Last year Michael performed his poetry in a rousing Read-In, and he returns to the IRC for an event on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Michael’s mission is to “provide a participatory educational environment through poetry and hip-hop to address issues of social justice and cultural identity.”

028The event also features the mixed media artwork of  IMSA alum Aldo Quintana, class of 1997. “Station to Station” is now hung on the walls of the IRC, and it is hoped that the artist will be able to stop by the event on Monday afternoon.

Read a book outside your comfort zone

029The new display in the IRC encourages readers to pick a book in a category that they don’t usually read to broaden their horizons.

030The books have a sticky note on them that describes what subject the book covers to make it easy to pick a book from a new area of interest, like historical fiction or physics.

028All the books on display are available to check out, and readers are encouraged to wander the stacks and pick out a book from the many in the library’s collection.