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Library Retirements 2015
As Academic Year 2014/2015
ends the Library says goodbye to four
retiring 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
additional time near the water once they no longer have to open the
Library doors. Our Technical Services Media Tech
Meredith is likely
to continue honing her artistic skills (e,g, making miniature
books, desiging library bindings, etc.). Technical Services
Librarian Byung Kang (pictured above) will do some traveling and continue
re-organizing to make more time for visits with grandchildren.
We have already had goodby celebrations for Randy and Kelly and
hosted an event for Professor Kang May 18th. Meredith's
celebration will happen in late June.
Library Highlights 2015
Library Faculty Linda Morrow and Byung Kang earned Service
at the Spring 2015 Palomar Faculty Achievement Tea. Associate
Professor Morrow is the Public Services Librarian and has worked at
Palomar for 10 years, the last 6 as Department Chair. Professor
Kang is the Technical Services Librarian and has served students
here for 25 years.
They are pictured below at a celebration for the
recently completed Inventory Project which Ms. Kang spearheaded.
The project results documented that our loss rate is very low,
always a plus for library collection maintenance. In
addition it allowed the Library to identify and replace missing and damaged materials. The entire Library
in the project, after initial testing was completed by Systems
Specialist Bob Call.
Hourly worker Daniel Wanta earned the
Scanner award for processing of 20,000 volumes!
Did You Know that May is 'Get Caught Reading Month'?
Get Caught Reading is a nationwide public service campaign of the Association
of American Publishers. Although May is officially ‘Get Caught Reading’ month, the initiative is celebrated throughout the year.
As noted on
our Facebook page Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford
is one of the most successful artists in this 'genre'. She
describes her Secret Garden collection as " ... an inky
treasure hunt" with " ... creatures and curiosities to be sought."
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.
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,
activists and women prominent in others fields.
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
Thanks to Librarian Laurie Hope and Library Technician Lisa Franson
who shared their personal items ti recreate the Balboa Park
Scan the QR code to the right and learn more about the centenial.
February was Black History Month
The celebration of Black History was originally proposed
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.
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
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.
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
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.]
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.
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.
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
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.
For research help or with any other kind of
information question, you can also: