(Holiday Closings) Labor Day 9/7
Veterans' Day 11/11
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Special Library Hours Next Week November 23-28!
There will be no classes in session at Palomar College next week.
The Library will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8am-4pm.On Wednesday November 25th we will
open at 8am and close at Noon. The Academic
Technology Lab and Tutoring Center will also be closing at Noon
The entire college will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving from
Thursday through Saturday November 26-28. Normal hours resume Monday November
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!
Our Veterans' Day Commemoration Was on the Third
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
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.
It's Not Too Late to Check Out a Book About Halloween!
Hispanic Heritage Month was Celebrated Sept. 15 -
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.
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
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
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
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.
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: