Monday, August 24, 2009

Chat Us Up!

Need help finding resources for that paper, but
  1. don't feel like going to the Information Desk?
  2. you're too shy?
  3. a friend super-glued you to your chair?
  4. you're tongue-tied?
Now you can get answers without getting out of your chair! Take a look at this great service available at the library...Ask-a-Librarian via Chat. Be the cool kid & chat with a librarian...come on, you know you want to. Chat us up here:

Parkland Library 101

Read on to get the 411 on what Parkland Library has to offer:

Wi-Fi - bring your laptop to access the free wi-fi throughout the library. log in with your student email info.

Printing - requires your Parkland ID or purchase of a PC Print card. 10 cents per page (black & white) / 50 cents per page (color)

Copies - 10 cents per page (black & white) / 50 cents per page (color)

Scanning - FREE, but you must have a flash drive with you

Fax - only fax service on campus for students! read this for more info.

Headphones - buy a set for $1.00 OR check out some for free at the Service Desk

Have questions about any of these? Chat us up!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Third Floor Bathrooms

We are excited to announce that the third floor library bathroom remodeling is complete!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Meet our new Librarian Intern

Give a big welcome to our new librarian intern, David Thomas!

A little about Dave...

Education: As an undergraduate student I attended Moraine Valley Community College and then transferred to UIUC where I graduated with a degree in journalism. I went on to the University of Illinois at Springfield and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting. I just graduated in May from the University of Illinois with a master's degree in library and information science.

Library/Work Experience: Most recently I've been in the classroom as a community college instructor and grade school teacher. Naturally, information literacy is a top professional passion.

Personal: I am an avid fan of Big Ten Sports and am looking forward to December football this season at Memorial Stadium.

Interesting fact: I have one earlobe that is attached and one earlobe that is unattached.

Dave will work as a librarian intern at Parkland Library until December 2009. He comes to us through the IMLS/GSLIS/NILRC community college librarianship grant intern program. For information about this program, click here.

Library Closed Monday, August 17th 8:00-10:00 a.m.

The library will be closed on Monday, August 17 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. for the All College Preparation/Development Week Meeting. The library will be open Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Library Hours for Preparation / Development Week
August 18 - 21
8 AM - 5 PM Tuesday - Friday

Fall Semester Hours Resume on Monday, August 24th.

URGENT: Library Catalog Link

The Parkland Library Catalog link on the Library web site is not working at this moment. Please use the link below to access our catalog:

Parkland Library Catalog

As you may remember, our library catalog was updated earlier this summer. Due to technical difficulties, this morning the catalog was reverted back to the previous version. The link above will take you right to the Parkland Library Catalog. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at 217/373-3839 or

Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Parkland College Library

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Library Hours

The library hours are a-changin' starting August 10th...

August 10 - 23

8 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday

August 24th : regular library hours resume