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Director's Welcome

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On behalf of the staff of PCC Library, welcome to the 2014–2015 academic year!  We look forward to working with you throughout the year.

On behalf of the staff of PCC Library, welcome to the 2014–2015 academic year!

We look forward to working with you throughout the year.  The library is here to support your endeavors at the college – please don’t hesitate to ask us for support with class work, research, student government projects, committee work, or anything that is important to you.  If a project is important to you, it’s important to us as well.

This will be the first full academic year for the new Southeast campus library.  If you haven’t already, drop by and visit the new space.  The new library building includes the Student Computing Center, the Student Learning Center (tutoring) and three floors of library services.  Library classrooms are on the second floor and the third floor is dedicated to collaborative study.

Effective fall term, each library will include a study room that is prioritized for students with children.  Ask at the checkout desk for more information about this new service. 

The library at Rock Creek has new furniture in its Collaborative Zone.  This is a space dedicated to students who want to work together on projects or assignments.  The zone is located to the left of the front doors as you enter the building.  The Sylvania library will be getting new furniture for its new Collaborative Zone early Fall Term.  Keep an eye out for this new space.

Also, there is a new library classroom at Sylvania.  It is located on the first floor in Room 112.  This is where most of the library instruction will take place.  The old classroom will be primarily reserved for overflow computing. 

This year the library will be facilitating a conversation to find out how well we are serving the PCC Community.  We hope that you will get involved and provide feedback.  In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to send feedback and suggestions.

A few fun facts for those of you who are new to PCC:

  •  PCC is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  Find items from all Alliance using the search box on the library website.
  • The Research section of the library website provides links to many tools that help support learning and research. Librarians at the college create Research Guides for every subject area.  They are a great place to start your information search.
  • Library A-Z is a great place to look for library services.

Please contact us if there is anything we can do to support you doing the year.


Donna Reed
Library Director
Portland Community College