South Suburban College Information Literacy Month Closing Event

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On October 25th, South Suburban College’s Library ended the month-long celebration of their 3rd Annual Information Literacy Month (ILM) with a visit from the Honorable Congresswoman Dr. Robin Kelly and other distinguished guests. The Congresswoman presented SSC’s Library with a gift of books from the U.S. Library of Congress’s Surplus Book Program. Librarian and Coordinator of ILM activities, Marilyn Wells, stated that the gift “is the first of its kind and will certainly be put to excellent use by our students and the campus community.”

Kelly, presented with an appreciation plaque, was gracious and accepting of the warm welcome she received from the student body. She entertained questions from the students and was extremely receptive in answering and sharing with them. She spoke about her relationship with the Obamas, a day in her life as a Congresswoman, and how she holds education close to her heart as a friend and supporter of South Suburban College and its mission to “Serve our Students and the Community through Lifelong Learning.”

The event also featured a Student Essay contest that was well received by students who wrote on the topic, “How Important is Reading and Comprehension to Information Literacy and Why?” The winner was Yolanda Arriola, an SSC student who began in the College’s Adult Education High School Equivalency program and is currently enrolled in English 101.

Lastly, guest speakers from the Afro American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago presented a workshop on “Know Your Heritage.” Researchers Angela McGhee and Paul Holmes presented information on how to conduct genealogical research that is widely popular today with the advent of research sites such as Ancestry.com and Family Search.org. From the number of students present, this workshop was a success.

You too can be successful in your educational journey and weigh your options for success. For more information about all of SSC’s programs, admissions and registration, please visit www.ssc.edu or contact the Admissions Office at (708) 210-5718.

Photo of guest speakers Paul Holmes, Angela McGhee and Congresswoman Robin Kelly.

Guest speakers Paul Holmes, Angela McGhee and Congresswoman Robin Kelly at SSC’s 3rd
Annual Information Literacy closing event.