Thursday, October 28, 2010

President Ely and guests

On Wednesday the 27th, the Holman Library was graced by a visit from new GRCC President Eileen Ely, accompanied by three young scholars from West Auburn High School. An Auburn Rotary Club member, Dr. Ely is participating in Job Shadow Day for local students.  

The three young women were granted a unique opportunity to spend a day shadowing our college President, who took time to give them a personal tour of our busy campus. 

At the Holman Library Reference Desk, the group was welcomed by faculty librarian Marji MacKenzie.  Marji shared that our library holds 60,000 books on its shelves, with many thousands more that exist online in the form of e-books.  The librarian also told them about 130 PCs in the library where students work on their assignments with the internet, MS Office suite, and software used in their courses. 

Since these young women may consider becoming college students at Green River, Marji pointed out a popular collection of items near the Reference Desk, named Essential College Skills.  This collection offers study materials for tests such as the COMPASS and GED, and practical guides to subjects such as basic math, algebra, composition, and study skills.