Tuesday, June 19, 2018

NEW! Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture

Southwestern College Library now provides access to the Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 in its collection of e-resources.

This archive houses more than one million pages covering several thematic collections on gay rights, LGBTQ culture, feminism, gender studies, and more. It also includes historic LGBTQ newspapers and magazines, government reports, and other sources.

 In the Archives of Sexuality and Gender, you can find publications, photographs, and remembrances of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) movement that used nonviolent action to protest the US government’s handling of the AIDS crisis. You can also read historic issues of the Lesbian Feminist in the Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter Collection.

SWC students, staff and faculty can access Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 from both on and off campus locations. Visit the Southwestern College Library’s Articles and Databases website for access.

Also – don’t forget to stop by the third floor of the Library this month to visit our display commemorating LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Books, streaming media, articles, and more are available to all SWC employees and students.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Session @ SWC Libraries

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Summer Session

SWC Library Hours - Summer 2018
June 11 - August 2, 2018

Chula Vista (Main Campus) Library
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Closed

HEC -- National City Library
Monday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday- Sunday: Closed

HEC -- Otay Mesa Library
Monday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday- Sunday: Closed

HEC -- San Ysidro Library
 Monday : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday- Sunday: Closed

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Check It Out

June is Pride Month!

Did you know in the library’s e-book collection there is a great title honoring this theme?

Out and Running: Gay and Lesbian Candidates, Elections, and Policy Representation
 Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
 Publisher: Georgetown University Press, 2010

Out and Running presents an analysis of gay and lesbian candidates, elected officials, and policies in government institutions, especially at the state level. The author highlights a number of findings that focus on the strategies LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) candidates use when running for elected positions and also the government policies they help create favorable to their communities.

It is a timely resource for preparing for upcoming local, state, and national elections. This e-book is accessible remotely from off-campus with any device with internet access. Remember to log in with your mySWC username and Date of Birth for your password.

Come to the library to see more Pride Month-related titles on display.


Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Stop by the Library 3rd floor to visit our display about LGBTQ+ Pride Month. We have many resources on this topic -- including history, the social movement, biographies, and the struggle for equal rights.

All books on display may be checked out with your SWC photo ID card.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. 
In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months.
LGBT History Month is also celebrated with annual month-long observances of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, along with the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first “March on Washington” in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBT community during LGBT History Month.

Source: Library of Congress Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month, https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/. Accessed 6/12/18. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

NEW! Women's Studies Archive Database

The Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities, traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights.

As a comprehensive academic-level archival resource, the Women’s Studies Archive focuses on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. Along with providing a closer look at some of the pioneers of women’s movements. 

Students, staff and faculty can access The Women’s Studies Archive from both on and off campus locations. Visit the Southwestern College Library’s Articles and Databases website for access.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Sign Up for the Library's 8-week, One Credit Class

Class begins next week!  

LIB 110 -- Simplified Research is a hybrid class that meets once a week on Tuesdays and requires online participation. You'll earn one credit and learn all of the basics of academic research.

Give yourself a head start on those research assignments for upcoming classes this fall!