Palomar College Library
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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 Summer and Fall of 2015 the library will be migrating its content to the new template.

A preview of the library's template based webpage will be available later this Fall. During the development phase of the page we will periodically ask users for feedback and suggestions, so stay tuned! 

Added 8-14-2015
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.

Retiree Meredith Oliver

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. Our Technical Services Media Tech Meredith (pictured above) is likely to continue honing her artistic skills (e,g, making miniature books, desiging 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 goodby 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
Library Highlights 2015 

Library Faculty Linda Morrow and Byung Kang earned Service pins 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 Staff participated in the project, after initial testing was completed by Systems Specialist Bob Call. Hourly worker Daniel Wanta earned the Champion Scanner award for processing of 20,000 volumes! 

Added 5-12-2015

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.

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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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