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National Library Week was April 12-18! 

Palomar College Library, along with libraries across the country, celebrated National Library Week from April 12-18. To honor National Library Week  we asked that library users participate in Focus Groups sponsored by the Palomar College Website Revamp Task Force. The Task Force is proposing changes to all college website pages, including the Library's, in order to improve their usefulness.

If you didn't have time to participate last week, additional Focus Groups are being held this week. To express your thoughts about the planned changesou you can also submit your feedback online. Our library page will be changing to a subpage template, so your suggestion might actually impact our future look! 

National Library Week (NLW)

Added 4-21-2015

Palomar Supports Students and Children in our Communtiy  

Palomar offers both coursework in Child Development and access to quality preschool programming. Information is currently displayed on the Library's 2nd floor detailing the Child Development (CHDV) program and the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Lab School.  Visit their department webpage to learn more about Child Development.  

Womens History Month Display

Added 4-8-2015

Women's History Benefits More than Women 

For 2015 the Women's History Month Library display was again created by Palomar faculty from the Women's Studies degree program. The theme for this showcase is "The Study of Women and Social Justice". Do come to the 2nd Floor of the library to learn about women who have supported the fight for justice and equality in the United States. Those showcased include suffragates, LGBTQ advocates, Native American activists and  women prominent in others fields.  

Added 3-30-2015

Balboa Park Celebrates the Panama-California Exposition Centennial !

Last mont he Library paid tribute to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. This San Diego 'world fair' funded Balboa Park's expansion. The Exposition's Mission style and lush landscaping established the cultural heritage of today's Balboa Park (e.g. Cabrillo Bridge, California Bell Tower and the Spreckels Organ Pavilion). 

Included in the display were posters, cutouts and various memorabilia, both original sources and commemorative replicas. Thanks to Librarian Laurie Hope and Library Technician Lisa Franson who shared their personal items ti recreate the Balboa Park signposts. Scan the QR code to the right and learn more about the centenial.

Balboa Park QR Code
Added 3-7-2015

February was Black History Month 

The celebration of Black History was originally proposed in1915 by Carter Woodson through the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). After 1976 the United States began to officially recognize the contributions of African Americans to the nation by designating the month of February as 'National African American History Month'. This year ASAALH has selected "A Century of Black Life, History, & Culture" as the theme for the 2015 celebration.

Our 2015 Black History Month display focused on the Civil Rights movement. Works detailing the sacrifices of individuals who participated in this struggle were displayed in cases on the 2nd floor. These included a printout of the cover for the ebook The Informant, about Viola Liuzzo, the dvd 4 little girls and a copy of the March 19, 1965 issue of Life magazine with an iconic cover from the Bloody Sunday Selma confrontation.

Added 2-24-2015

The Ambrose Digital Collection includes A History of Equal Rights in America.

The 8 part series A History of Equal Rights in America covers events from 1772-2011. It is available through our subscription to Ambrose videos. The link to the collection appears on the Media  section of our Databases page.

Program 8 of the series discusses " ...  feminism, political rights for American women and a recognition of equality for all women around the world..." and includes the 5 minute chapter The Third Wave of Feminism. To read the text of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the legislation that ended discrimination against women athletes and women's sports, follow this link.

Added 1-13-2015

Spring 2015 at the Library!

The library welcomes all students, staff and community members to the start of our Spring 2015 semester. We continue to offer access to textbooks (many through the Palomar President's Associates program), reference assistance for your research needs and learning resources  in multiple formats (print, media, digital, etc.).

What's new? - Brand new public use computers and monitors! A required sign-on policy maximizing access for student learners! [Click here to read about the policy.]

Added 1-12-2015

Dashboard - Lessons on Avoiding Plagiarism, Citing Sources and More! !

Dashboard consists of interactive, online lessons designed to help students develop their information literacy skills. The lessons address plagiarism, incorporating outside sources into one’s own work, and the concepts and mechanics of citing sources using MLA and APA documentation styles.

World Book Academic Image

 Some instructors will be using the tool within their classes but students are free to independently work with the 3 modules currently available to enhance their skills.

Added 8-18-2014

New Library Catalog -- WorldCat Local

The library introduced a new public catalog, WorldCat Local (WCL), in January 2014.

The most exciting thing about the catalog is that it allows you to search our physical and virtual collections at the same time. From the Everything tab on the searchbox at the top of the page type keywords, click Go and your list of results will include everything from books or DVDs we own to articles from library subscribed databases. Stop by the Reference Desk if you need help or want to learn more about using WCL.

Some catalog options especially helpful  for researchers are: the ability to link to the catalog record for a resource (Permalink), a save search button and export of bibliographic information to EasyBib for citation use. You can even use the My library account tool to view a list of library items you've checked out, titles you've requested and any payments made/owed. Click here to learn how to sign in to My library account.

WorldCat Library Catalog
Added 8-18-2014


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