Monday, January 23, 2006

Passwords for databases now available

If you are registered this semester, you may get the passwords for remote access to our databases. Stop in at the Library's Reference Desk or request them electronically by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Friends of the Library essay contest

The Friends of the SWC Library are once again sponsoring an essay contest with up to five prizes of $100 each. Any SWC student registered for spring 2006 is eligible to enter.

This year's College Book is The Kite Runner (by Khaled Hosseini). The essay is to be written on this topic: What does the kite symbolize for Amir and his country at the beginning of the book, how does it change throughout, and what does it mean at the end?

Essays must be the student's original work, typed, double-spaced, at least one page but no more than three pages.

There are two ways to submit an essay:
  • send it electronically to
  • submit it on a disk to Diane Gustafson at the Reference Desk in the Library

The student's name, student ID number, address, telephone number, and an email address must be included at the end of the essay. This information will be separated from the essay itself so the judges will not be able to identify the author. No identifiers (name, ID number, etc.) are to appear in the essay itself. Disks and any containers will not be returned.

Prizes will be awarded at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony in May. Winning essays will be displayed in the Library and may be condensed for the scholarship program booklet.

The deadline for submitting the essays is Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 4 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted.Please call Diane Gustafson (482-6433) if you have questions about the contest.

Note: The Library has ten copies of The Kite Runner on Reserve (call number 2811) for 7-day loans.