Believe it or not summer is a real busy time at the library! We get many book donations from people all over San Diego County and even other parts of California. Librarians spend time sorting through the donated books deciding what to add to the library’s collection. Book donations are accepted all year-long.
We hire and train new staff. We have summer casual workers to help us keep the library moving while most our student workers are away for the summer months. We do not only hire students, this summer we will have a staff position filled. We also have at least a couple of campus and community groups do photo shoots or film in the Mother Hill Reading Room. Campus tours for prospective students also happen a lot over the summer.
Librarians and library staff attend lots of events and conferences. Three librarians (Alejandra Nann, Julia Hess, and Kelly Riddle) presented on OERs (open educational resources) at the NASIG Conference, May 27-30, held in Washington DC. We had two librarians at the ATLA Conference in Denver, Colorado held from June 17-2015, Martha Adkins, presented on theology and religious studies citation analysis and Laura Turner presented on becoming a leader in your library.
At least six Copley librarians attended the American Library Association Annual (ALA) Conference in San Francisco from June 25-June 30.
Also, we had a librarian Chris Marcum attend the Social Media Day in San Diego on June 30. And we even have a couple of librarians attending ComicCon in San Diego from July 9-12, 2015.
Still on the horizon, we are looking forward to finalizing the carpet project over the weekend of July 18-19! We apologize in advance as the library will be closed for the whole weekend. We will close on Friday, July 15 at 5pm and open again on Monday, July 20, at 8am. We can’t wait to see the carpet project finalized!