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One Book, One College: Resources

The Reedley College One Book/One College project began in fall 2015 in efforts to encourage engagement and discussion amongst students, faculty, and staff. This guide provides information about previous and current titles.

Online Resources

American Library Association

American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. It's mission is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services.

American Libraries Archives

Official publication of the ALA, including news articles, topics, issues, and trends relating to libraries.

Los Angeles Central Library

Homepage of the Los Angeles Central Library. The site of the 1986 fire that destroyed over half a million items. 

A history of US public libraries provided by the Digital Public Library of America.

Public Library Association

Resources for Public Libraries serving patrons experiencing homelessness. 

Books in the RCC Library

 

Print books about libraries can be located in the library stacks in the  "Z" section.

Videos

Films on Demand PBS Cool Spaces: Libraries 
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University, the Seattle Public Library, and South Mountain Community Library in Phoenix are highlighted.

Official Ted Talk Chera Kowalski 2017

Becoming a Librarian?

Did reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean make you think about working in a library?

Our State Community College District has a Library Technician Certification Program.  Talk to an academic counselor to find out more information. 

 

Want to become a Librarian? 

Visit ala.org's Library Careers page for more information on career pathways and education information. 

 

"Google can bring you back 100,000 answers,

a librarian can bring you back the right one."

–Neil Gaiman

Research Databases

Key Search Terms

When searching be sure to choose words carefully. Try some of these topic words:
 
  • ‚ÄčPublic Library Systems
  • Public Library Services
  • Libraries AND homelessness
  • Libraries AND social services
  • eBooks AND libraries

 

The more specific your key words, the smaller and more relevant your results will be.
If you are not getting any results, try using different search terms