Tuesday, September 02, 2014

What's a good career for you?

Find out with the Occupational Outlook Handbook!

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 edition. Reference Section HF 5381 A1 O36 2014-15

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is an annual publication of the U.S. Department of Labor and the information in it is updated each year.

It is “a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide the overwhelming majority of jobs in the United States. Each occupational profile describes the duties required by the occupation, the work environment of that occupation, the typical education and training needed to enter the occupation, the median pay for workers in the occupation, and the job outlook into the next 10 years for that occupation."

The information provided for each occupation is comprehensive and current, and users should find the required education and training section and the job outlook section included in each occupation description particularly helpful.

You can find this up-to-date resource in the Reference Section of the Library. Stop at the reference desk and ask the librarian for assistance.

Review by John Tibbals, SWC Librarian

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Friday, August 29, 2014

SWC Libraries Closed Monday

SWC Libraries are closed Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The SWC Library at the Chula Vista campus is open Saturday, August 30, 10 am - 2 pm.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Website of the Week

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications - http://catalog.gpo.gov/

Ever wondered about the difference between the idiomatic expressions the eleventh hour, down to the wire and in the nick of time?(http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo46375/PDF%20version/in_the_loop_pages.pdf)

Want to see drawings submitted for an 1885 patent for a baseball glove and in 1902 for an improved baseball bat?

What kinds of things can hit your helmet while motorcycling? (http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo42639)

For answers to these questions, visit the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications! This finding tool for federal government publications includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those available online.

Search by authoring agency, title, subject or keyword, or select "Advanced Search" for more options. Browse eBooks by clicking the eBooks banner.

Review by Rachael Smithey, SWC Librarian

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Win a prize!

Take a tour of the library and you can enter a drawing to win a prize!

Meet at the main entrance of the Library.

  • Wed, 8/27: 11 am and 2 pm
  • Thu, 8/28: 11 am and 2 pm
You may win a prize! After you complete the tour, learn how you can successfully complete a scavenger hunt to enter a raffle for a $10 gift certificate to the bookstore.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Travel back in time at the Library

The SWC Library is featuring a display of photographs from the college's fifty year history, courtesy of the Library Archives.

The exhibit runs through the end of fall semester 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome to Fall Semester

We're glad you're here!

Visit the SWC Library at one of its four locations:
Chula Vista
National City
Otay Mesa
San Ysidro

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See you at the Library!