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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. COCMedia Advisory-LibraryRibbonCutting-JM
Oct. 23, 2012
Invitation to Cover Library Expansion Ribbon Cutting
Subject: College of the Canyons Library and The Learning Center (TLC) Ribbon Cutting
Time: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Place: Valencia campus Library, TLC entrance.
Contact: Public Information Office, (661) 362-5604
Event: The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees and College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official completion of the college’s 52,435-square-foot library expansion project.
Attendees will hear comments from a variety of college administrators and library/TLC staff, and have the opportunity to tour the new facility.
About the Library Expansion Project
Along with providing more study space and expanded computer access, the college’s Library Expansion is also the new home of The Learning Center (TLC), which offers students free tutoring in English, math, basic skills and many other subjects.
The new 41,000-square-foot TLC facility -- which made up the largest portion of the expansion -- includes several large group study areas, each equipped with touch screen whiteboards. Instructors can also record lectures and class activities using the audio/visual “class capture” technology found in some of the new lab areas.
The roughly 10,000-square-foot expansion of the library’s second floor will provide students more computer access and workspace to help them study and prepare for exams. A large “information commons” area has also been devoted entirely to computer access.
Surrounding the information commons area is a lineup of study rooms for students to be able to study, view media and meet with classmates in a quiet setting. A new special collections space has also been dedicated to the display of the college’s historical archives and other rare books and objects donated by the community.
Note to Editors: Photo opportunities will be available.