Monday, July 28, 2014

Closed for Maintenance

The library will close at 3:00PM on 
Wednesday, July
30, 2014 for maintenance.

All online resources and services will be available as usual.

Hours for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12:00PM to 3:00PM

Summer hours will resume at 12:00PM on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Libros en Español

The Darling Library has a pretty good collection of books in Spanish largely due to a purchase we made with the help of the Instituto Biblico Crossmont which operates under the Hope International University umbrella to train ministers in Spanish. (See our story on this blog in September, 2012.)

One Crossmont class on tools for biblical exegesis and literary analysis meets on the main Fullerton campus on Monday nights. Unfortunately, during the summer the library closes before they arrive on campus. Nevertheless, their professor arranged to have a special library orientation after hours during class time this week.

They were most interested in learning how to get books. All books are shelved by Dewey Decimal Classification corresponding to the subject, regardless of language so the first step is to learn how to use WorldCat Local Advanced Search options to find a book written in Spanish.

If your first language is Spanish, it is also helpful to know that you can set WorldCat to a Spanish interface to search in your preferred language.

Here's how:
  • Go to the Library Home Page (
  • Advanced Search (under the search box in the middle of the page)
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Click on Español (or another preferred language)
The WorldCat Advanced Search page will be transformed to Búsqueda avanzada para usted!

To find books in our library that are written in Spanish, search with these three limitations applied:

  • Library/Biblioteca: Hope International University
  • Format/Formato: Book (Libro)
  • Language/Idioma: Spanish (Español) - NOTE: languages are listed alphabetically according to English so Español appears on the list under S for Spanish.
Then enter search terms such as Keyword (Palabra clave), Title (Título), or Author (Autor) and click on the Search/Buscar button.

Once you find a book you want in WorldCat Local, make note of the call number and go look for it on the shelves.

Crossmont students were also instructed on how to access their new library accounts from home so they can put books on hold to pick up later when they come to campus. Since the library is not open in the evenings during the summer we have arranged for the professor to deliver their requested library books in class.

Although I don't speak Spanish, Professor Fernando Soto-Dupuy is a very good translator and several students speak English as well. We managed to communicate and every student ended up checking out at least one book before they left!


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Robin Hartman is Director of Library Services at Hope International University. She is curious about how the organization and communication of information shapes society and is committed to equipping students to impact the world for Christ.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Closed for Independence Day

The Darling Library will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014 for the Independence Day Holiday. All University offices will be closed.

Summer hours will resume on Monday, July 7 at 12:00PM.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Congratulations, Jackie!

In the spring of 2008, Jackline Muthoka came to Hope International University from Kenya. She began working in the library immediately and continued working here until the end of December 2013 when she completed classes. She then spent some time in Louisiana on a research project before officially graduating from Hope and receiving the Contract Major of the Year award last month. Jackie was in a pre-med contract program with HIU and California State University, Fullerton.

It is our custom to add a book to the library collection in honor of our graduating student library assistants. Jackie chose a book called, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, by Atul Gawande to represent her passion for becoming a doctor.

Beginning this fall she will continue her next phase of education at the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. We are very proud of her accomplishments and wish her well in her medical career.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

The Library will be closed Monday, May 26th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. All HIU offices will be closed. Summer Hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27th.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Closed for Commencement

The Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

May Term Hours begin on Monday, May 19th at noon.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Farewell, Trevor Williams

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams was hired as our Serials Assistant in December of 2010. Unfortunately, students tend to graduate... particularly those of his caliber.

When that happens, it is the library's tradition to add a book to our library in their honor. A student worker chooses a book that reflects their major or special interest. Trevor is a Biblical Studies Major and had a difficult time choosing just one! He finally settled on a book he highly recommends, A time to tear down and a time to build up : a rereading of Ecclesiastes by Michael V Fox. Check it out!
Image from Amazon

Trevor will be commencing from Hope on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and will pursuing a Masters in Biblical Studies at Pepperdine University this fall.

We thank him for his excellent dedicated work over the past four years and wish him every success in the future!

Position Filled

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Licano has accepted the position of Serials and Technical Assistant. Matthew has served as a Student Library Assistant in the library since August 2013 and has already started transitioning to his new year-round role.

As an added bonus, during the interview process we selected a new Student Library Assistant to take his place in the Access Services area. Michelle Diaz will begin training in the summer.