INSIDE Chico State
0 February 5, 2004
Volume 34 Number 7
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




From the President's Desk

Briefly Noted



Librarian at Large






Graduate student Tiffant Yost (left) and recent graduate Tyana Maddock, co-directors of the Environmental Action and Research Center

Graduate student Tiffant Yost (left) and recent graduate Tyana Maddock, co-directors of the Environmental Action and Research Center, stand in front of some of the environmentally-related materials located in Butte Hall, room 518E.

'EARC' Now Available in Your SEARCh

Environmental center to hold Open House Feb. 11

The purpose of the Environmental Action and Resource Center is "to provide broad and exceptional means for students to develop and obtain experience in environmental thought, education, and activism. We hope to inspire ourselves and others to be informed and engaged activists in our local community, while remaining aware of critical issues on a planetary scale." (EARC Mission Statement)

After languishing off campus for the past few years, EARC has moved to the new and much improved location of 518E Butte Hall. The staff is hosting an Open House all day on Feb. 11. Co-directors Tyana Maddock and Tiffany Yost encourage students, faculty, staff, and members of the community with environmental concerns to come by and see what is available.

EARC offers a wide variety of books, journals, and information files on hundreds of environmentally oriented topics. Although there is some overlap between the EARC and Meriam Library collections and EARC books are included in the library catalog, the center is a separate organization staffed by student activists. The center is funded by Associated Students and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Many of the approximately 500 books and 20 periodical subscriptions and all of the information files are unique to EARC.

In addition to information on local, regional, and global environmental organizations and issues, staff provide guidance on environmental volunteer, intern, and job opportunities. Computer access, research assistance, educational outreach, and a meeting place for individuals and groups are available. Their Web site,, includes links to hundreds of online resources.

EARC now has expanded hours of 9 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday. You can reach EARC at x5676 or at Seek EARC and ye may find!

Jim Dwyer, Library Collection Mgmt.

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