Labor Day Weekend Hours

August 30th, 2014

Labor Day weekend is upon us!

We are open Saturday, August 30th from 8am to 4pm.

We are closed Sunday, August 31st and Monday, September 1st.

We open at 7:30 am on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Have a great weekend! 

Planning the Graphic Novel Symposium (Video)

August 28th, 2014

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Library staff and faculty are preparing for the Graphic Novel Symposium on Sept. 18 and 19, 2014.

Behind the Scenes: Graphic Novel Symposium Event Planning

Engineering, Space, Junk Food: STEM Series Fall 2014

August 27th, 2014

We are excited to announce the line for the Fall 2014 STEM Lecture series… 

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Engineering: Building, Accomplishing, Connecting
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – noon
Hear about the rewarding profession of engineering and its importance to society and our future. Presenter Michael Murphy, a LEED Green associate engineer with Thornton Tomasetti Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Revolution of Space Technology
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. – noon
Learn how math and science play a role in launching advanced rockets and spacecraft. Presenter Theresa Kurth, who earned an aerospace engineering degree at the University of Southern California, is a structures engineer at
SpaceX, a California-based company founded to revolutionize space technology.

Numbers Push Food and Drink Choices
Thursday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. – noon
Presenter Jeff Garza, principal at Garza Consulting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializes in sensometrics, connecting sensory perception, mathematics and statistical methods for both product development and quality control. Jeff
has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Nebraska, and a master’s degree in mathematical statistics from Texas Tech University.

Our Librarians Honored by MVCC Trustees

August 22nd, 2014

Our Librarians (from left to right) Terra Jacobson, Troy Swanson, and Tish Hayes (pictured with MVCC Board Chair, Sandra Wagner) were recognized by at the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees meeting on August 20th for receiving the Innovation in College Librarianship from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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#FillintheBlank at Moraine Valley Community College

August 18th, 2014

What will you do with your Moraine Valley experience? With the #FillintheBlank campaign, the college is asking students to consider how their lives will be changed through their education.

Those of here in the library are excited that classes begin next week. We know that each academic year brings opportunities to make our world a better place through our students. Every day, we see students work toward their goals, and we are honored to help students move forward.

#FillintheBlank at Moraine Valley Community College

Open Saturday, August 2

August 1st, 2014

The library will be open Saturday, August 2nd. This will be our last open Saturday until the fall semester begins.

We start our break hours on Monday, August 4th (closed evenings and weekends).

We will resume our regular semester hours on Monday, August 25th.

Get details on our hours of operation on our hours page.

Engineering, Space, Junk Food: STEM Series Fall 2014

July 25th, 2014

We are excited to announce the line for the Fall 2014 STEM Lecture series… 

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Engineering: Building, Accomplishing, Connecting
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – noon
Hear about the rewarding profession of engineering and its importance to society and our future. Presenter Michael Murphy, a LEED Green associate engineer with Thornton Tomasetti Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Revolution of Space Technology
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. – noon
Learn how math and science play a role in launching advanced rockets and spacecraft. Presenter Theresa Kurth, who earned an aerospace engineering degree at the University of Southern California, is a structures engineer at SpaceX, a California-based company founded to revolutionize space technology.

Numbers Push Food and Drink Choices
Thursday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. – noon
Presenter Jeff Garza, principal at Garza Consulting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializes in sensometrics, connecting sensory perception, mathematics and statistical methods for both product development and quality control. Jeff
has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Nebraska, and a master’s degree in mathematical statistics from Texas Tech University.

Congrats and Thanks to Brenda!

July 23rd, 2014

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Today we say congrats and thanks to Brenda Lozano as she takes a new position at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles as a metadata librarian. Brenda has been a part time cataloger for us over the past year. She has helped write our cataloging standards as we transitioned to the new RDA cataloging standard. Brenda has contributed much to our work, and she has become a good friend. We will miss her!

Additionally, the MVCC library has helped to launch Brenda’s modeling career. She was out model for the marketing materials for our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium.

Behind the Scenes: Graphic Novel Symposium Photo Shoot

Giovanni’s Room, Baldwin, LGBT Issues: Fall One Book Events

July 18th, 2014

We are excited to announce our Fall 2014 One Book events centered themes related to Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Get more information at our One Book website: http://www.morainevalley.edu/giovannisroom/

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Understanding Giovanni’s Room: A Faculty Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Sept 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Faculty members from literature and the library will discuss James Baldwin’s classic text. They will offer historical analysis as well as views of the text through various literary texts. This discussion is the opening One Book event that will identify the range of themes within Baldwin’s text.

What is Queer?: Current and Historic Struggles of LGBTQ People
Tuesday, September 23rd, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
The “Queer” movement challenges us to think beyond our limited conceptions of gender and sexuality. Sociologist Jeffrey McCully will discuss the ways that gender expression and human sexuality are socially constructed based on norms that change from one society to another and across time. Jeffrey will also explore how gender and sexuality intersect with other systems of difference, such as class, race, and ethnicity. We will also consider the progress that has been made in recognizing the needs of the LGBT community and the challenges that lay ahead.

Scotty Works OUT: Film Screening and Conversation with the Filmmaker
Wednesday, October 1st, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Filmmaker and MVCC faculty member Dan Pal presents his short film Scotty Works OUT. This film, which is about finding a connection in a world of isolation, includes the work of actors and crew members from Moraine Valley. This is an opportunity to explore modern relationships, filmmaking, and screen writing. This event is part of the One Book programming and co-sponsored by the MVCC Film Makers Club.

All About Bullying: A Faculty Panel Presentation
Thursday, October 2nd, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Bullying is a problem faced by many students at all levels of schooling. It is a problem that was ignored in the past, but has gained national recognition as many educators, parents, and community leaders work to stop bullying. Join us as education experts define and explore the causes and impacts of bullying.

Suffer in Silence No More: Art Fair for Mental Health Awareness
Monday, October 6, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
This special event will utilize visual arts to express all aspects of mental health. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to create art pieces that will be displayed in this art fair. If creating a piece of art is not your specialty, we invite you to attend this fair. This event is organized by the Moraine Valley Counseling & Career Development Center. For more information, contact Teresa Hannon, Counselor, at 708-974-5722 or hannont@morainevalley.edu

Sexuality, Gender, and the Coming Out Process
Thursday, October 16th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
This panel discussion will focus on the pervading theme of Giovanni’s Room: Sexual Identity. Come hear from members of the LGBTQ community as well as LGBTQ Allies about sexual and gender identity, the coming out process, and how these things impact individuals and those around them. Panel members will discuss the reality behind the protagonist’s struggle to understand his sexuality, deal with familial and societal pressure to conform, and accept who he is as a person. Our discussion will show how issues the author wrote about in the 1950s are still prevalent today.

Special Lecture on James Baldwin and the Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexuality by Northwestern University’s Dean Dwight A. McBride
Tuesday, October 21st, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Moraine Valley welcomes special guest Dwight A. McBride, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost of Graduate Education at Northwestern University. Dean McBride is a world renowned scholar who specializes issues relating to race and sexual orientation issues. He is also an expert on the life and influence of James Baldwin. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to join us for this special lecture. This One Book, One College event is made possible by the Moraine Valley Democracy Commitment.

Graphic Novels as Literature and as Class Texts with Sheryl Bundy

July 16th, 2014

Moraine Valley Librarians, Joe, Tish, & Troy prepare for the upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium at MVCC by discussing graphic novels as literature with faculty member Sheryl Bundy. Learn more about the Graphic Novel Symposium at http://www.morainevalley.edu/comicculture/

Graphic Novels as Literature and as Class Texts

The audio of this discussion is available here: Download the MP3 audio:http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/checkitout/6-18_2014_checkitout.mp3