Academics

About the Library

 

Library Faculty and Staff

Administration

Jennifer Dysart, Director of Library and Media ServicesJennifer Dysart

Director of Library and Media Service

Phone: Ext. 2094

email: jdysart@greenriver.edu


A rose by any other nameMichele Gallion

Administrative Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2099

email: mgallion@greenriver.edu


Faculty Librarians

Marji MacKenzie, Faculty LibrarianMarji MacKenzie

Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2101

email: mmackenzie@greenriver.edu


Jody Segal, Faculty LibrarianJody Segal

Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2103

email: jsegal@greenriver.edu


Adjunct Faculty Librarians

Haley Benjamins, Adjunct Faculty LibrarianHaley Benjamins

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2091

email: hbenjamins@greenriver.edu


Barbara Horton, Adjunct Faculty LibrarianBarbara Horton

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2091

email: bhorton@greenriver.edu


Olga Karimova, Adjunct Faculty LibrarianOlga Karimova

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2091

email: okarimova@greenriver.edu


Jennifer Rohan, Adjunct Faculty LibrarianJennifer Rohan

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2091

email: jrohan@greenriver.edu


Mike Wood, Adjunct Faculty LibrarianMike Wood

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2091

email: mwood@greenriver.edu


Philip Whitford, Adjunct Faculty LibrarianPhilip Whitford

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2091

email: pwhitford@greenriver.edu


Rachel Woodbrook, Adjunct Faculty LibrarianRachel Woodbrook

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Phone: Ext. 2091

email: rwoodbrook@greenriver.edu


Technical Services

Ann Lovell, Technical Services TechnicianAnn Lovell

Technical Services Technician

Phone: Ext. 2098

email: alovell@greenriver.edu


Circulation Services

Fartun Abdulahi, Circulation AssistantFartun Abdulahi

Circulation Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2090

email: fabdulahi@greenriver.edu


Jeanine Llapitan, Circulation AssistantJeanine Llapitan

Circulation Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2092

email: jllapitan@greenriver.edu


Linda MacKenzie, Circulation AssistantLinda MacKenzie

Circulation Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2090

email: lmackenzie@greenriver.edu


Catherine Rabold, Circulation TechnicianCatherine Rabold

Circulation Technician

Phone: Ext. 2093

email: crabold@greenriver.edu


Emily Ruder, Circulation AssistantEmily Ruder

Circulation Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2090

email: eruder@greenriver.edu


Caitlin Williams, Circulation AssistantCaitlin Williams

Circulation Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2090

email: cwilliams@greenriver.edu


Media Services

Oleg Kanonik, Media TechnicianOleg Kanonik

Media Technician

Phone: Ext. 2111

email: okanonik@greenriver.edu


Heidi Pettit, Media AssistantHeidi Pettit

Media Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2108

email: hpettit@greenriver.edu


Karl Smith, Media AssistantKarl Smith

Media Assistant

Phone: Ext. 2108

email: ksmith@greenriver.edu


Mission and History

Mission Statement

Holman Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of Green River Community College by providing the resources and services necessary to ensure access to information and development of information literacy skills.

Holman Library History

Holman Library is named after the "father" of Green River Community College, Hayes Holman, former Superintendent of the Auburn School District.

The library first opened in 1965, the same year GRCC moved to its present site. Then in January 1997, the library moved into the new Holman Library Building, our present location. The old library building was renovated for classroom use and renamed the Rutkowski Learning Center.

 Exterior shot of Holman Library

Collections

Books, Videos, Music and Other Items

The Library houses approximately 59,000 items.  Search the library catalog for books, movies, CDs and more. New items are added in accordance with our collection development policies:

Holman Library Reference Section

eBooks

Holman Library has a collection of over 25,000 electronic books (eBooks). You can access these eBooks in three ways:

Periodicals

The Library provides online access to approximately 15,000 periodicals through subscription databases.  The library also subscribes to 200 periodicals in print format. Browse print journals by subject

  • The most recent editions of the library's print/paper periodicals are displayed in Current Periodicals. Earlier editions are shelved alphabetically in Periodicals.
  • Newspapers, including The News Tribune, Seattle Times, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, and Wall Street Journal are available in the library.  The most recent week's editions of each newspaper are shelved with the Current Periodicals.  Two weeks of back issues are at the Circulation desk.

Library Policies

General Policies for Students, Faculty and Staff

The following policies provide information about the acceptable use of computers, college privacy policy, library borrowing policies, collection development policies, and other general library policy information.

Student Acceptable Computer Use Policy

Purpose: This policy governs the use of all technology and computer resources at Green River Community College including college computers, college email, internet access, and use of the college network by either college-owned computers or personal computers. Use of the college's technology and computer resources signifies agreement to abide by this policy. Read the policy

Children in the Library

  • Children under the age of 16 are allowed in the library while they are being directly supervised by the adult responsible for them.
  • Children are expected to adhere to the same use policies as adult patrons.
  • Due to safety/liability reasons, if a child is left unsupervised and the librarian is unable to easily locate his/her guardian, the Safety Office will be called (ext. 3350).
  • If a child wishes to check out library materials, a parent or guardian with a student ID, staff ID, or a community borrower card may check out the items for the child. They will be responsible for the return of the checked out items and fines and fees if applicable. 

Borrowing

All students, staff, faculty and community members may be able to check out library materials with proper ID. For students, staff, and faculty your library card is your student or employee ID card. For other borrowers, an official ID is required. Books, CDs, DVDs, microfiche and copies of periodical articles may be borrowed.

Details on our borrowing policies  are found under the "Services/Borrowing" section of the library web site.

Please refer to the Laptop Checkout Policy for terms, conditions and student responsibilities.

Gifts

Holman Library does not accept gifts of books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs or other materials at this time. Monetary gifts may be made through the Green River Community College Foundation.

Monetary gifts may include restrictions, providing they are pre-approved by the Director of Library and Media Services. Please indicate your gift is for Holman Library.

Room HL112 Use

HL 112 is equipped for media and teleconferences.

Equipment: teleconferencing setup, DVD/VHS player, plasma tv with a cable for connection to a laptop, and a computer on the instructional network requiring an instructional login. The computer can also be hooked up to the plasma tv.

Scheduling Priorities

First priority: ITV / K-20 events.

Teleconferences are scheduled by Media Services only.

Second priority: student group viewing of media, or group practice of presentations

Student groups of 3 or more may schedule the use of HL 112. Students may reserve use of HL 112 at the Circulation Desk. Faculty members can schedule the room on behalf of students

Third priority: staff meetings/conference room

Room HL150 Use

As a library instruction classroom, HL 150 is available for library instruction and individual student use. Library instruction is provided by a librarian or other faculty member in collaboration with a librarian. All instructional activities must be scheduled through a librarian.

The first priority for the use of HL 150 is information literacy instruction, such as the use of library databases and Internet resources for research and general information retrieval.

The second priority, particularly when there are no seats available in the main Information Commons, is as additional computing space for individual student use of library databases, Microsoft Office applications, and Internet resources. This is dependent on the availability of staff to open and monitor the room.

Other instructional activities in HL 150 may be scheduled on an occasional basis but will not take precedence over priorities 1 and 2.

Room HL213 Use

As an extension of the library's Information Commons, HL 213 is available for library instruction and individual student use. Library instruction is provided by a librarian or other faculty member in collaboration with a librarian. All instructional activities must be scheduled through a librarian.

The first priority for the use of HL 213 is instruction in the use of library databases and Internet resources for research and general information retrieval.

The second priority, particularly when there are no seats available in the main Information Commons, is individual student use of library databases, Microsoft Office applications, and Internet resources.

Other instructional activities in HL 213 may be scheduled on an occasional basis but will not take precedence over priorities 1 and 2. Because of high demand for the resources available in the main Information Commons, HL 213 is usually available for individual student use between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.