Descriptive Writing About The Library

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It is 8:30 in the morning. The Johnson County Community College student groggily wakes up after her nap under the white, squared umbrella type rectangular cloths that blocks the fluorescent lights directly above her in one of the velvety chairs of the couch like seating structure striped with the cozy colors of autumn-- maple red, pumpkin orange, fading green. She has used her backpack as a pillow, propped up on the wood laminate table that attaches the chairs of the seating structure. She sits up and looks around seeing almost no students on the row of computers against the wall to the left of her. The Billington Library is nearly silent this early aside from the hum and clicks of computers, the occasional printer making a hushing noise as …show more content…
In the center of it all is the Reference Desk where the research librarians perch at their computers, waiting eagerly to assist students with any research. To enter the library from the outside, one must go through industrial glass doors and immediately to the right is the daunting circulation desk where a patron may check out a book. In front of the desk and next to the door is a wall of windows with cushioned benches in the fall theme and a glass display case. Walking beyond that one enters the main part of the library and faces the reference desk. To the right is a gray, dimly lit concrete staircase which leads up to the second floor of the library. Upon reaching the top step a student will see another, seemingly much smaller and rectangular dark brown reference desk to the left. A sign stands to the right shouting “Quiet Area!” Beyond that are study stations, dark oak colored desks for students to study at. There are many rows of shelves off to the right. Directly in front of the stairs are three fall colored chairs for students to sit and read. It is much darker on the second floor than the first …show more content…
With their vast knowledge of research and the library itself, a student or county resident can receive all the help he or she needs. Billington Library has six librarians: Barry Bailey, Judy Guzzy, John Russell, Mark Swails, Jessica Tipton, Judith Vaughn. Mark Swails is the copyright librarian. He handles everything copyright such as educating students, staff, and faculty on copyright matters and maintaining a college copyright webpage. Judith, also known as Judi, Vaughn is a Professor Librarian with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science . Her three main focuses are research, instruction, and collection development. She loves working here at JCCC because she thinks “the college provides the opportunity for our students to succeed and move on to a four year school or to a job upon graduating from the college” and also enjoys the students and staff. Jessica Tipton is a Reference Librarian and an associate professor. As a Reference Librarian, she aids patrons in getting the library materials they need and teaches classes how to use the library for research. She enjoys working here as she believes she “has the opportunity to help people and make a difference in their lives every single day.” The Technical Services Librarian is Judi Guzzy whose job is maintaining the library’s collection of materials. She keeps track of the library’s materials and gets to select potential material to add to

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