Library now offering Laptop Rentals to Students

April 17, 2019

The Helen Miller Bailey Library at East Los Angeles College has began offering three-hour Chromebook rentals to ELAC students this semester. Antonio Ng, a professor of library science and a librarian on the main campus said that the program has been going on for about two weeks now. The Chromebook students can check out is an HP Chromebook x360.


Library holds workshop to help students find sources

By Allison Beatty The ‘Find Articles’ workshop Monday in the East Los Angeles College library was attended by only one of the two students who registered. The workshop, held in room 103 of the library, focused on finding the difference between a popular and scholarly article, when using each would work best and how to take full advantage of the ELAC library article database. There were even group activities on…

February 28, 2018

Students unhappy with latest library policy change

By Julie Santiago Students who petitioned for longer library hours in 2015 think that the new group study room policies lack transparency. The policies, which were implemented in Spring 2017, have study rooms in the library closing 15 minutes before the library closes. These study room policies have concerned some students who feel this could be the beginning of other library cutbacks. “We did not work hard for over a…

December 6, 2017

Recent groping incidents prompt larger cadet presence

By Joe Dargan The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department placed a cadet, a non-sworn peace officer with the Los Angeles Community College District, in East Los Angeles College’s library full time. The placement of a full-time cadet follows recent groping events. On Sept. 5, a male student was arrested for groping a female student in the library and returned on Sept. 14 to victimize someone else. Before October, cadets would patrol…

November 8, 2017

Art flows through movements

By Steven Adamo Art, science and philosophy are woven through history in the mural titled “Education Suite: Arte, Ciencia, y Filosofia” located inside the Helen Miller Bailey Library. Erika Montenegro, instruction librarian at the Helen Miller Bailey Library, put together a research guide last month on the ELAC website out of demand for information about the mural from students and professors. Montenegro teaches a library science class and uses the…

October 18, 2017

OPINION: Library etiquette 101

By Melody Ortiz The rules of behavior in a library should not be ignored just because there is no sign implementing them. The East Los Angeles College campus library does not have a code of conduct sign posted anywhere in sight, or any sign indicating how visitors should act within the building . However, the knowledge of behavior in a library is something that is assumed of any college student….

September 20, 2017