Palomar College Library


Library Displays


South Pacific Islands - Featuring Images of Island Women

South Pacific Islands



Escondido Campus - Library Displays



Learning for Success

Women's History Month Book Display 2009

To kick off the Fall 2009 semester the EJA Library is highlighting Palomar College's Vision "Learning for Success" on our main display board. The display includes a selection of books to help students develop habits that promote academic success and lifelong learning. Also showcased is the new Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). Escondido Center's TLC is the initial phase of the College's plan to build such facilities at each Palomar campus with funding from the California Basic Skills Initiative and a federal Title V grant as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The library is always happy to support college resources that help students succeed academically through research excellence and Information Competency!   

 Learn more about College Success Skills  ...

Added 10-29-09


Coral Reef an Endangered Ocean Environment

Ireland Book Display 2009


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coral Reef Information Service (CoRIS) quotes Turgoen and Asch' description of coral reefs as " ... unique ... and complex systems. Rivaling old growth forests in longevity of their ecological communities, well-developed reefs reflect thousands of years of ... reef formations." Another online document, Coral Reefs of the Indo-Pacific, defines coral reefs a representation of " ...  geologic structures built over time by living organisms ... ". It goes on to explain that as one of two types of biogenic limestone reefs coral reefs are " ... the accumulated remains of the skeletons of lime-secreting organisms, primarily ... corals ..." It is in fact a " ... thin living veneer of tissue lives on and builds upon the skeletal remains of past generations of corals Unfortunately a combination of natural and human threats  are contributing to the disappearance of this sophisticated environment throughout the world.  The global coral reef crisis is monitored by groups such as the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) and the art of The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI).

 Learn more about efforts to restore coral reefs from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ... 

Added 10-29-09
 

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