Spring Break Hours & Library Remodel

March 3rd, 2015

The library is excited about our construction and expansion project that we are currently undergoing to improve resources for our students and increase student study space.  During spring break the library will be open March 9-12, but only through the lower level emergency exit adjacent to the L building Main entrance. There will be a construction project throughout the top floor of the library during this time so we will need to close the main floor completely starting at 1pm on Friday March 6.  The whole library will be closed March 7 & 8 and March 13-15 for this project.

From March 9-12 the library will be open from 8am -5pm each day, but we will have some service limitations.

The library will not be able to offer access to the following resources during the spring break holiday:

Print periodicals
Reference Materials
General Reserve collection items
After Class collection
Microscopes & Slides
AVL Kits
DVDs on reserve

We will be providing for students, access to:

Desktop Computers
Laptop Computers
Printing
Textbooks
Anatomy Models
Bones
General library collection (lower level materials)
Electronic Database and resources through our library website

UPDATE: Library System Back Online (March 3)

March 3rd, 2015

system maintenance

Update: The library system is back online.  Thank you for your patience!  remember: For research help, please contact the library’s reference desk 708-974-5234, library@morainevalley.edu or Ask a Librarian page.

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We are experiencing problems with the library system. We are unable to provide access to our databases from off campus. Our library’s systems staff members are working with MVCC’s IT staff to correct the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.

For help, please contact the library’s reference desk 708-974-5234, library@morainevalley.edu or Ask a Librarian page.

MVCC Connecting Students Around the World: Using Soliya

February 26th, 2015

Our librarians helped support this project, and we are excited that it was such a success. Using Soliya, MVCC students held conversations with other students in Europe and the Middle East. It was a very cool use of technology. Check out the video:

Soliya Connect at Moraine Valley
Students share their experiences using Soliya Connect at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill.

Science Fair Winners

February 25th, 2015

A huge congratulations to our Science Fair winners!

  • STEM Track–Engineering an Innovative Telescope, Tim Szymanski and George Capetanos
  • Sustainability Track–Upcycling: Reducing Ecological Footprint Through Creative Reuse, Stephenie Presseller

A huge thank you to all of our presenters who all put in a lot of hard work and spent the afternoon presenting their projects and answering questions. Great work!!

  • Sustainability in Lip Care, Anna Bialy and Adaliz Benitez
  • Biodegradable Plastics: An Examination of the Solubility Efficiency of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Anthony Dudlo, Sara Johnson, and William Park
  • Ethanol From Cellulose Biomass, Szymon Koszarek, Sherjeel Hassan, and Jesus Ahumada.
  • Microbial Fuel Cell from Muck, Szymon Koszarek, Sherjeel Hassan, and Jesus Ahumada.

And special thanks to our judges: Sharon Byerly, Sam Chen, Ewa Fredette, Elena Maans, and Barb Miller

 

Science Fair Today!

February 25th, 2015

Drop by the C building today between 1-4 pm to take a look our Science Fair projects. It will be an opportunity to see some of the projects going to the STEM Skyway Conference, what’s happening in an MVCC chemistry class, and learn about easy ways to upcycle your clothing. See you there!

Writing for a Change: James Baldwin and the 1960s featuring speical guest John D’Emilio (Building F)

February 15th, 2015

We are excited about this week’s event. Please note that this will be held in Buidling F.

Writing for a Change: James Baldwin and the 1960s featuring speical guest John D’Emilio
February 17, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm, Oremus Theater, Building F
The 1960s are remembered as an era of popular activism, of people demonstrating and organizing for justice, equality, and peace. Writing was also a key way of making change, and James Baldwin, through his novels and his essays, was on the cutting edge in the 1960s, challenging injustice and inequality based on race and sexuality. This talk featuring the University of Illinois at Chicago scholar John D’Emilio will explore Baldwin’s life and work in this important era. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!)

February 14th, 2015

We are excited about this week’s event. Please note that this will be held in Buidling M.

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!)
La gastronomie française: un patrimoine mondial, un goût du paradis.
(French fine cooking: a global heritage, a taste of paradise)
February 26th, 11 am to 12:15 pm, Moraine Room 3, Building M
Interested in French culinary and dining customs? Want to learn some useful vocabulary and phrases for ordering various dishes in French restaurants here and abroad? Would you like to sample some fine French food? Then you do not want to miss this culinary and cultural event featuring Michael O’Shea of MVCC’s Culinary Arts program and Kevin O’Connell from the Foreign Language Department. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Construction Begins Feb 13th!

February 13th, 2015

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Construction begins February 13th!!! We are excited that our library’s expansion is underway. The construction crew has put up a wall across the library’s lounge space to separate the construction area.

Useful information during the expansion:

–Library services will be available during the expansion.

–The expansion should be completed by the middle of June.

–The Library’s three study rooms will not be available during the expansion (because they are being demolished and rebuilt). 

–We are expanding the study room space, adding open seating, and adding a multimedia lab for students. 

–During spring break (March 9-12) library services will be moved the 1st (bottom floor) as the main floor (upstairs) is recarpeted and painted. The main floor (upstairs) will be back when classes resume. Library services will be available during spring break.

If you have questions or concerns, please let us know. Contact us on our Ask a Librarian page.

Issues in Yemen: A Discussion with Kipp Cozad

February 12th, 2015

Moraine Valley’s Kipp Cozad discusses the resignation of the Yemeni president and other government officials. He covers the history of the country and the impact of Yemen in the Middle East and on the US.

For more info, consult:
Yemen politics in one minute from Al Jazeera
BBC –Who are the Houthis?

Issues in Yemen Featuring Kip Cozad (February 2015)

The audio is available below:

Event Canceled: Arab Spring Lecture

February 5th, 2015

Unfortunately, the upcoming event on the Arab Spring has been canceled do to scheduling conflicts. We are disappointed as we were looking forward to this timely and important event.

This event has been canceled.
The Arab Spring: Successes and Failures featuring University of Michigan’s Atef Said
Thursday, February 12th, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Oremus Theater, Building F

We hope you will visit our Library events page and join us for our other upcoming events.