Library

Search. Find. Use. National Information Literacy Awareness Month

Congratulations to our Information Literacy Awareness Month Essay Contest winners

A photo of first place winner Iqra Baig

1ST PRIZE:
Iqra Baig

“Beats” Headphones

A photo of second place winner Angela Jones

2ND PRIZE:
Angela Jones

Scanmarker Air Pen

A photo of third place winner Wendy Garcia

3RD PRIZE:
Wendy Garcia

SSC blanket & mug

The SSC Library would like to thank all those who participated and submitted entries.The Information Literacy Awareness Month Essay Contest is an annual event during National Information Literacy Awareness Month in October.

 

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSION DOCUMENTS:

For more information on how to access library resources please contact the Reference Desk (708) 210-5750 or send requests to ReferenceDesk@ssc.edu.

 

Mission

The mission of the South Suburban College Library is to provide high quality resources and services to support learning and teaching at South Suburban College. To serve our academic community, the library teaches students to seek, evaluate, and use information for college success and lifelong learning.

Vision

The vision of the South Suburban College Library is to be a vibrant environment where students are encouraged to research, learn, complete coursework, collaborate, and study. The South Suburban College Library wants all students, faculty, staff, and community members to become information literate knowledge seekers who will be able to find, evaluate, and utilize resources in a variety of formats and embrace the library as a point of connection to information.

Goals

  • Access: To provide access to information resources at the main campus and the Oak Forest Center.
  • Collections: To build, maintain, preserve, and disseminate collections in a variety of formats to support learning and teaching at the college and the information needs of the community.
  • Education: To educate and inform students, faculty, and the community regarding access to information to foster information literacy and promote lifelong learning.
  • Facilities: To provide facilities, appropriate to the needs of the college’s primary clientele, which encourage the use of resources in a variety of formats and learning.
  • Planning: To anticipate and develop services that respond to the changing needs of users through evaluation and collaboration with faculty members at South Suburban College.
  • Training: To provide continuing education and training for library staff to promote excellence and exemplary practice in the profession.

Conduct

The Library is designed to provide students with a quiet place for reading, research and study.

  • Food is not permitted in the library
  • Drinks with closeable lids are permitted
  • Smoking is not permitted in the library and is illegal by state law
  • Phone calls are not permitted in the library.

The Library upholds SSC’s Student Code of Conduct that can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Library Collections & Services

The collection focuses on the coursework offered at South Suburban College. The Library offers its patrons:

  • 20,452 books in the collection;
  • 34 periodical titles;
  • textbook reserves for classes;
  • US government publications;
  • research and reference assistance;
  • library instruction;
  • SSC archives;
  • Computers and laptops with Internet access (for use in the library only);
  • copy machines, scanners, and printers;
  • Study rooms

South Suburban College now offers printing and copying for students and guests through PaperCut® for $.10 per copy!

All students who still have a balance on their print cards can turn them in at the Library, at the Cashier window, in Purchasing (Room 2115), or at the Academic Assistance Center (Room 2264) to have their balances applied to the new system.

PaperCut logoStudents can load money into their accounts in $1.00 increments via a cash only kiosk located in the South Suburban College Library at the Main Campus.

Guests may print at the Main Campus or at the Oak Forest Center. They can obtain a user name and password at the library circulation desk for one-time use. For account inquiries and guest passwords at the Oak Forest Center, please contact at Linda Harris or at (708) 596-2000 ext. 6006.

All users must turn in their current print cards in order to facilitate a transfer of funds. Please be advised that the last day for turning in old print cards is December 1, 2022. After that day, no print cards with balances will be accepted.

 

Staff

ADMINISTRATION
Devon Powell: Dean, Student Services and Library

LIBRARIANS
Marilyn Wells, B.A., M.S.L.I.S.: Reference Librarian/ Instruction
Sangeeta Kumar, B.A., M.L.I.S.: Reference Librarian/ Instruction – Technical Services

LIBRARY STAFF
Mariah Clifford: Library Assistant II/ Technical Services
Marcus Ellis: Library Assistant I/ Circulation
Jackie Smith: Library Assistant I/ Circulation