Launched in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library was a way to focus on anti-violence, encourage dialogue and build relations. It has grown in popularity with 27 countries taking part in 2008, including Brazil, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Malaysia and South Africa.
The Human Library Idea:
An individual accepts to take part in the event as a Book.
Book reservations for specific time slots will be available the day of the event at each site.
Books get "checked out" for 20 minutes by a Reader, during which they have a one-on-one conversation.
Readers can register for only one book at a time. First come, first served.
Librarian Around Campus
In Spring 2014, The LMC Library offered a popular weekly reference hour in the MESA Center.
Library+MESA=Reference Help in the MESA CENTER
A Librarian was also available to answer reference questions during the Center for Academic Success Study Slam in Spring 2014.
LMC Library Harlem Shake
On Friday, March 1, 2013 Los Medanos College students and librarians came together to make a Harlem Shake video. Thank you so much to all the LMC students who participated and a special thanks to Carlos Torres who filmed and edited it!
LMC National Library 2013 Week Short
The LMC Library created a series of videos about why our patrons love the LMC Library for National Library Week 2013. This is the first video. Thanks to Carlos Torres who filmed and edited it and Karen Hernandez who interviewed our patrons.
LMC National Library 2013 Full Length
The LMC Library created a series of videos about why our patrons love the LMC Library for National Library Week 2013. This is the uncut version. Thanks to Carlos Torres who filmed and edited it and Karen Hernandez who interviewed our patrons.
Librarians start passing out LMC Library buttons at the Reference Desk spring 2014
SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR THE LIBRARY.
GET YOUR FREE LIBRARY BUTTON AT THE REFERENCE DESK.
Therapy Dogs & De-Stress Activities
Come to LMC Library’s De-Stress For Success!
Finals are coming up and in addition to helping you find the perfect sources for your papers and projects, the LMC Library also wants to help you de-stress a little! Join us from 11:30-1:00 p.m. in the library lobby for a different fun activity every day from May 7-12 (not including the weekend).
The Hug Pack is Coming Back!
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Take a break from your studies and relax for a few moments with our four-legged friends from the Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Pet Hug Pack!
More ways to De-stress:
Friday, May 8th
Help put together a 1,000 piece puzzle!
Monday, May 11th
Button Making Day
Learn how to make your own buttons! We’ll provide the button making supplies, stickers and magazines to decorate your own custom made button.
Tuesday, May 12
The Library will provide coloring books, papers and crayons for you to create beautiful masterpieces.
Therapy Dogs were back again this semester!
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Pet Hug Pack! was inside the Library on Wednesday, December 10 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for a pet therapy session with three dogs from Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation'sPet Hug Pack!
Are finals stressing you out?
The LMC Library can help in more ways than one!
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Pet Hug Pack! was at Tuesday, May 13 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for a pet therapy session with four dogs.
Studies show that petting an animal helps relieve stress, blood pressure and increases feelings of wellbeing.
Chipina the Therapy Dog visits to calm students during Finals 2013
The LMC Library partnered with LMC English Instructor Laura Bernell and her therapy dog Chipina to bring some much needed stress relief for our students during spring 2013 finals week. Stay tuned for more stress relieving visits from therapy pets!
Library hosts story hours for Child Study Center Classes to celebrate new Children's Collection
The LMC Library hosted story hours for the students in our Child Study Center to celebrate the grand opening of our Children's Collection and National Library Week 2013.
The LMC Library questions of the week
The LMC Library has been asking our students a question every week since Spring 2013. See some of our questions and their answers here!
LMC Library Valentine's Day 2013 Project
The LMC Library created Valentine's Day cards for faculty departments highlighting books in our collection that were of interest. One of our student workers dressed up as cupid to hand deliver them. LMC Library <3's our faculty!