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Palomar College Library Day of the Dead Exhibition and Display! 

The Day of the Dead Exhibition and Display at Palomar College Library has been an annual event for 25 years!  The Exhibition began with the initiative and hard work of Jose Rangel, a former professor and Alexis Ciurczak, a former librarian, through the sponsorship of the Multicultural Studies Department and the Library at Palomar College.

Dia De Los Muertos

In past years, altars were built with many ofrendas. Students created altars with ofrendas for visual artists and for visual artists and many others who have left us. Sometimes the ofrendas were open to the public so that they could leave photographs and objects as small ofrendas for their departed loved ones. One year, a painting from world renown artist Roland Crump (Former Disney Art Director) was displayed. Other art from artists such as Enrique Lazaro have been exhibited as well as crafts and "artesanias" from Mexico. Numerous books on the topic of the Day of the Dead have also been displayed.

Dia De Los Muertos

This year the event is sponsored by the Multicultural Studies Department, MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/Chicana de Aetlan, a student organization that promotes higher education, culture and history) and the Palomar College Library. 

To learn more about the Day of the Dead click here to view a list of library resources.

Added 10-22-2014

CSU San Marcos Arts & Lectures Series Featured a Palomar Instructor! 

On October 15th as part of its Fall 2014 Arts & Lectures series CSU San Marcos featured Sonia Gutiérrez performing readings from her published poetry anthology Spider Woman/La Mujer Araña and the manuscript Kissing Dreams from a Distance. Musical accompaniment was provided by Paulino  Mendoza, another Palomar Instructor.

Sonia Gutiérrez
Added 10-19-2014

Access the video series A History of Hispanic Achievement in America in our Ambrose Digital Collection!

The 8 part series A History of Hispanic Achievement in America covers events from 1492-2007. It is available through our subscription to Ambrose videos. The entire collection is available from the Media  section of our Databases page.

The California video series includes a segment that explores the arrival of Spanish explorers to California.

Ambrose Digital

Added 9-18-2014

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.

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 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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