Club influential in getting library hours extended

Rob Flores

Saturday’s library hours have now become a reality as students can now use its resources.

Shawna Baskette, dean of Academic Success explained that the last time the library was open on Saturdays was Spring 2008.

The Social Equality Club worked since Spring semester to get the extended Library hours.

Commercial music major and member of the Social Equality Club, Johnny Rodriguez also works as a circulation desk clerk in the library and explained that this was a collaborative effort.

Rodriguez said, “Tutoring is important and the tutoring hours will be changing for the benefit of students.”

The Social Equality Club wants students to take an online survey to determine what supplies should the library purchase.

The survey asks students’ opinions on how helpful would it be if the library got each of the following items; laptops, graphing calculators, whiteboards, projectors, maps, sound proof study rooms or specific other.

History major Abraham Venegas explained that one of the ways they received student feed back was having a booth outside of the library.

Venegas believes that students could benefit from Saturday library hours because students may not be able to concentrate if it’s loud at their homes; which makes the library the perfect quiet atmosphere.

Psychology major Bianca Michelle Vega said, “I think it is super cool that the library has extended hours because this semester I am taking a night class.”

She believes it is highly beneficial to use the Library now that it has more hours.

The new library hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to Baskette the library will be collecting data regarding how many students are utilizing the library.

She added that the Social Equality Club is a great supporter of the library as they share the same philosophical goals.