Monday, October 05, 2015

30-Minute Thursdays start this week!

Want to improve your research skills? Join us for one (or more) of our 30-Minute Thursdays at the Library!

Click on the schedule to see more about each workshop:

Offered at noon every Thursday from October 8 - November 19, each session will cover a research topic in thirty minutes, including Primary Sources, Finding Articles, and Lexis-Nexis.

No need to sign-up, just be on time! See you at the Library on Thursdays.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Disabilities Awareness Month

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

Want to know more? Stop by the Library to visit our display of resources about Disabilities Awareness Month.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Have a question?

Chat with a librarian
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Free research assistance
Available for all SWC students

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Want to be a better researcher?

Enroll in our one-credit course! The course is only 8 weeks long, and it begins on October 23.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Congratulations, Debbie!

SWC Library Technical Services technician, Debbie Peckenpaugh, was named Southwestern College Employee of the Quarter (October - December 2015).

Those nominating Deborah say she is a “what can I do” and “not a problem!” person. She loves working in the library and helping students, staff, and faculty. She is also great to work with!

Congratulations, Debbie!
Photo: Debbie Peckenpaugh is recognized as Employee of the Quarter (October – December, 2015).
CSEA President Andre Harris waits to present Debbie with flowers.

Monday, September 28, 2015

SWC Otay Mesa Library

Taking a class at Otay Mesa? The Library offers a variety of great resources for you, including:

-- Research help from a Librarian
-- Research databases, e-books, and print books
-- Books delivered from main campus
-- Textbooks for some classes on Reserve

Otay Mesa SWC Library
Fall Hours - Librarian Available

Monday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 11 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed

Current hours for all four SWC Library locations are posted on the Library's Hours webpage.

See you at the Library!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the Freedom to Read 

Banned Books Week: September 27 - October 3 

Many popular books have been banned or challenged over the years. Read more about what the difference is between "banned" and "challenged," and why these attempts at censorship matter: American Library Association: About Banned and Challenged Books

From their site:

"As Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., in Texas v. Johnson , said most eloquently:

If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.

If we are to continue to protect our First Amendment, we would do well to keep in mind these words of Noam Chomsky:

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

The SWC Library is featuring a display of commonly challenged or banned books. Stop by the second floor near the entrance to browse the titles and check out any of the books for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.