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Annual Holiday Display!

This year's Library Holiday display is again arranged by the Fashion Merchandising students. We hope the trees and lights will help you get in the mood for the various holidays celebrated in December. Take a moment to  think joyful thoughts as you finish your Fall 2015 coursework and exams.

Moda Holiday Card

Added 11-30-2015

The Winter Solstice and Starry Nights!

In earth's northern hemisphere the start of winter brings about a weather event known as the Winter Solstice . A solstice is an astronomical phenomenon. The Winter one has resulted in many cultural traditions. The Library thanks Palomar College's STEM Ambassadors for the solstice model they created and installed above our 3rd floor stairwell.

 Solstice Install

As you continue up the stairs to the Library's 3rd floor, you'll find the Starry Nights display. The exhibit was arranged by Library Technician Mary Kira and originally displayed at the Ernest J. Allen Library, in Palomar's Escondido Center facility. It traces the history of telescopes and contributions by George Ellery Hale, pioneer in the development of early 20th century telescopes, to the world famous Palomar Observatory.

Starry Night Poster

Added 11-30-2015

American Indian Studies' Native American Heritage Month Display

AIS students in Prof. Aquallo's classes designed the displays in SM library's entrance and on our 2nd floor. The students selected the theme (Who We Are) and designed all the display elements. Their examination of Native American stereotypes is both reflective and provocative!

AIS Fall 2015
Added 11-8-2015

Our Veterans' Day Commemoration Was on the Third Floor!

This year the library commemoration of Veterans, honored every November 11th, was on the third floor. The posters mounted along the wall were designed to pay tribute to veterans who served in recent conflicts. You can review one of them by clicking this link.

Added 11-6-2015

We Invite You to Share in a Tribute to Carlos von Son!

Palomar Faculty and staff mounted a special Día de los Muertos altar in the Library to honor former Spanish and Multicultural Studies Instructor Carlos von Son. Hopefully you were able to add an  ofrenda alongside the marigolds gracing the altar. 

Added 11-2-2015

It's Not Too Late to Check Out a Book About Halloween!

Last month as you entered the Library you could view our 'Great Pumpkin', the time honored symbol for Halloween. Our third floor Halloween display included a poster highlighting the history of this event. Click here to see a list of the items we featured as part of the display. 

Added 10-28-2015
Fashion Merchandising Helped Showcase Día de los Muertos!

To supplement our Día de los Muertos display students in the Fashion Visual Merchandising class arranged a floor display.

Added 10-20-2015
Hispanic Heritage Month was Celebrated  Sept. 15 - Oct. 15!

Hispanic Heritage Month has been officially celebrated in the United States since 1989. Organizers chose to begin the month long celebration on September 15 because that is the official Independence Day for 5 Latin American nations: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, our closest 'Hispanic' neighbor celebrates its independence on September 16.

This year the Library featured a display showcasing Hispanic Americans who work at Palomar!

Added 9-15-2015
We Had Summer Displays and Welcomed You Back!

We were so happy to welcome students for the Fall 2015 semester we mounted 2 'huge' "Welcome Back" cutouts!

If you were on campus this summer you were fortunate to view our Route 66 and Balboa Park displays. Both were 'retreads', displays previously mounted at our library. It seemed fitting during the vacation season to again suggest fun summer options for our Palomar community.

Added 9-10-2015
New College Webpage 

Palomar College launched its new webpage on Wednesday July 1st. As part of the College Website Revamp departments are migrating to a standard template. This will allow our students and various users easier access to key college wide resources. Throughout the Fall the Library will be migrating its content to the new template.

A preview of the library's webpage will be available later in the semester. We will ask users for feedback and suggestions before going live, so stay tuned! View this clip to learn more.    

Added 9-9-2015
Library Retirements 2015 

This academic Year 2014/2015 the Library said goodbye to four staff members. These Faculty and Library Media Technicians have a total of over 75 years of service to Palomar College. While we will miss their individual and collective professional contributions to our students, we are thrilled to celebrate the beginning of their next chapters in life.

Public Services Media Techs Kelly and Randy will probably spend additional time near the water once they no longer have to open the Library doors. Technical Services Media Tech Meredith  is likely to continue honing her artistic skills (e.g., making miniature books, designing library bindings, etc.). Technical Services Librarian Byung Kang will do some traveling and continue re-organizing to make more time for visits with grandchildren.

We have already had goodbye celebrations for Randy and Kelly and hosted an event for Professor Kang May 18th. Meredith's celebration was held June 30th.

Added 7-2-2015
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.

Dashboard 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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