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WELCOME TO LIBRARY & LEARNING RESOURCES

LLR Office
Schauerman Library Building,
Room 110
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Phone: 310-660-3525

Virtual Office Hours 
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday:  CLOSED  

The mission of the Library and Learning Resources Division is to empower every student, and the ECC Community, with the knowledge, tools and life skills necessary to ensure success - through academic guidance, compassion, and encouragement.

We provide academic resources and services to all students, faculty, staff, and other members of the El Camino College community. Please visit us online, in person on campus, or give us a call to discover how we can help you be as successful as possible in your academic endeavors.

Dr. Crystle MartinDean
Sheryl KunisakiAssistant Director
Donna Baldwin, Administrative Assistant

 

Library and Learning Resources Community Agreement

 

Division Information

The history of El Camino College and its library spans half a century. The following is a list of important milestones:

  • October 17, 1946, the Board of Trustees of El Camino College approved a request to recondition empty barracks vacated at the close of World War II. In September, 1948, the temporary library opened with 27 seats, four tiers of bookstacks and 861 donated volumes. Miss Helen Rodgers, who had been librarian at Torrance High School, was hired as the first librarian. By the end of 1949, the collection had grown to 8,872 volumes, 75 periodicals and four newspapers.
  • March 4, 1952, the first permanent library was completed.
  • In 1961, the library was enlarged and a third floor was added.
  • In 1987, the library was reorganized.
  • November 9, 1992, official groundbreaking ceremonies took place for new construction, completely renovating the existing library and adding much needed square footage. The new building was dedicated on September 8, 1994 and renamed the Sam Schauerman Library, after a past college president.
  • August 17, 1998,  the Library Media Technology Center (LMTC) opened. The LMTC's Computer Commons has about 170 new computers with full Internet access. The Computer Commons is also equipped with standard office applications, graphics, and a broad range of computer-assisted instructional software.

Today the Schauerman Library is part of the Library and Learning Resources Division of the college. This unit is comprised of the Online and Digital Education, Media Services, Learning Resources Center, LMTC, and the Schauerman and Music Libraries, all of which are responsible for instructional support at El Camino College.

The Schauerman Library is an excellent facility with more than 100,000 volumes, many periodicals, and digital resources such as information databases, making it the campus research center. Materials are organized throughout the facilities for easy use. Open stacks are maintained to give students direct access to all books, except those on Reserve.  Librarians are available to assist users in their research and provide one-on-one and class instruction on the effective use of information resources.

Library 105 - 8 people max, reservation required.

LIbrary 154 - 8 people max, reservation required.

Library 166 (also known as DE 166 and the Distance Education Center) - 60-80 people max, reservation is reuired. The entrance to the room is on the outside of the library. A Map to the Location from inside the library is available here

Library 202 - 30 people max with conference table configuration, 60 people max in theater set up, reservation required.

All extensions must be preceded by: (310) 660-3593

 
Name
 
Title
 
Extension
 
Azose, Elana
 
Trainer/Instructional Technology Specialist
 
6453
 
 
Administrative Assistant
 
3525
 
 
LLR Technician II - Public Access/Music Collection
 
3024
 
 
LLR Specialist - Public Access
 
3882
 
 
Multimedia Support Technician - Media Services
 
6727
 
 
Systems Librarian
 
6474
 
 
LLR Technician II - Learning Resources Center
 
6722
 
 
Professional Development Assistance
 
3869
 
 
Outreach Services Librarian
 
3522
 
 
Reference Services Librarian
 
3510
 
 
Assistant Director of Learning Resources - LRC
 
6121
 
 
LLR Technician I - Public Access
 
3879
 
 
Dean, Library and Learning Resources
 
3526
 
Martinez, Ryan
 
Instructional Designer
 
 
 
 
Digital Resources Librarian
 
6482
 
 
Public Access Librarian
 
3876
 
 
LLR Technician I
 
3878
 
 
LLR Technician II - Technical Services/Music
 
3052
 
 
LLR Specialist - Technical Services
 
6488
 
Penn, Charrissa
 
LLR Technician II
 
 
 
 
LMS Specialist - Online and Digital Education
 
7453
 
 
Instruction Librarian
 
6006
 
 
LLR Specialist
 
6434
 
 
LLR Technician I
 
3881
 
 
LLR Specialist - LMTC/Computer Lab
 
3512
 
 
LLR Technician II - Technical Services
 
6586
 
 
Distance Education Faculty Coordinator
 
6712
 
 
LLR Specialist
 
3514
 
 
 
Evening Librarians
 
6483

Fall & Spring Hours:

 
Monday - Thursday
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
Friday
 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Saturday
 
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Sunday
 
Closed

Summer Hours:

 
Monday - Thursday
 
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Friday - Sunday
 
Closed

Winter Hours:

 
Monday - Thursday
 
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Friday
 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Saturday - Sunday
 
Closed

Address

    Schauerman Library
     El Camino College
     16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
     Torrance, CA 90506


Telephone Information

 

Circulation & Reserves
(310) 660-3519

Instruction
(310) 660-3593, ext. 6006

Learning Resources Center
(310) 660-3593, ext. 3511

 

Music Library
(310) 660-3593, ext. 5024

Reference Desk
(310) 660-6483

Library and Learning Resources Divison Office
(310) 660-3525

Program Level SAO

The El Camino College Library fosters the academic and personal success of the ECC community through collections that support the curriculum and different learning modalities, through seamless access to library collections, services and facilities, and through instruction of information literacy skills. APPROVED

LIBRARY AREA SAOs

Instruction SAO:

Library Reference and Instruction sessions will aid students in developing their information literacy and research skills in identifying, locating, evaluating the credibility of, and effectively using information for their academic and personal needs. APPROVED

Public Services SAO:
Public Services will provide responsive and service-oriented support to the El Camino College learning community. Students and faculty will demonstrate awareness of and satisfaction with the range of services and resources available online and in-person via the Library Public Service desk, including Circulation and Reserves, in the Schauerman Library. APPROVED

Outreach SAO:

The Library will continue to raise awareness of its resources through partnerships with ECC programs, discovering the information needs of students, and matching library services to the specific needs of our campus population via outreach work. APPROVED

COLLECTION SAO:

The library supports and is responsive to campus programs, curriculum, and students’ research needs by developing and providing a robust and equitable collection in both print and online formats that is current, diverse, and accessible. APPROVED

SYSTEMS SAO:

The Library facilitates access to library accounts, collections and resources via the library’s service platform (LSP), discovery tools, and website supporting on-campus and remote users. - APPROVED

GENERAL SAO Projects (ALL Departments contribute):

  • Assessment of general Satisfaction (traditionally assessed via a survey every second Fall semester)
  • Web page improvement s/updates/additions done on an as-needed basis and measured via usage statistics
  • Facilities and Emergency response planning (training, safety meetings, plans, signage) to be reviewed annually to ensure patron safety in the LLR
  • Student Focus Groups on various topics/issues/areas

Library Program Review 2017

Library Program Review Appendicies 2017

Library Student Survey Results 2019

Library Faculty Survey Results 2019

These are the Minutes for the Division Council for the Library and Learning Resources Division. It meets monthly during primary semesters.

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

These are meeting minutes for the Learning Resouce Center, a Department of the Library and Learning Resources Divsion.

2020 - 2021

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

The El Camino College Online and Digital Education (ODE) Advisory Committee, formerly the Distance Education Advisory Committee (DEAC), has primary responsibilities for developing policies and procedures for distance education courses that comply with local and state guidelines, Title 5, and regulations. ODE Advisory Committee works closely with the Academic Senate, college and division curriculum committees to ensure commitment to quality assurance and continuous improvement of the program.  The committee includes faculty from all academic divisions, along with the Director of Library and Learning Resources, the Distance Education Faculty Coordinator and staff from the Department of Online and Digital Education, representative from the College Curriculum Committee, an Academic Senate representative, and representatives from Academic Divisions, Special Resources Center, and Counseling. The committee meets every second Thursday of the month.

2020 - 2021

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019