Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Essay contest winners

The following, listed alphabetically by last name, are winners in the Friends of the Library essay contest.

Nestor Espinosa
Jesus Mai Zhu
Laura Nolan
Esmeralda Ramirez
Eric Rodriguez

Thanks to all who entered the contest, and congratulations to these student winners.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Library closed for spring break

The Library will close at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, and will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9. If you plan ahead, you can have access to our databases, historical newspapers, online encyclopedias (in Spanish as well as English), the Oxford English Dictionary, literary criticism and much more! You can even access thousands of electronic books, delivered to your off-campus computer. Come in to the Library or call 421-6700, ext. 5381 as soon as possible.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) available

A copy of the EIR for the proposed Costco in National City will be available in the Library at the Higher Education Center, National City beginning Monday, March 19. Anyone can see it there until April 27 during library hours.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

One week until essay contest deadline

The Friends of the Library essay contest ends at noon on Monday, March 19. No essays will be accepted for the contest after noon on that day.

Scroll down in this blog to the 2/21/07 posting for the rules.

Please note that your entry must include your name, Southwestern College ID number, address, and telephone number.

Winners will be notified as soon as possible, probably just after spring break.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend!

The United States is extending the period of Daylight Saving Time (DST) beginning in 2007. From 2007 onward, DST will commence on the second Sunday in March (three weeks earlier than previously) and end on the first Sunday in November (a one week extension). Tijuana will continue to commence daylight savings time on the first Sunday in April and end on the fourth Sunday in October.
Here are the key dates this year.
Start Daylight Savings Time
San Diego - 2 a.m. on March 11
Tijuana – 2 a.m. on April 1
End Daylight Saving Time
Tijuana – 2 a.m. on October 28
San Diego – 2 a.m. on November 4

Monday, March 05, 2007

Deadline for essay contest is near

The deadline for the Friends of the Library essay contest is Monday, March 19, at 12 noon. You have only two weeks left! Scroll down for complete rules.

Essays emailed after the deadline will not be accepted.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

March e-book of the Month

The NetLibrary March eBook of the Month is Ireland Adventure Guide by Tina Neylon. Ms. Neylon will open your eyes to the astonishing treasures of Ireland, showing you how to experience this ancient island as a participant, not just a spectator. You’ll join in the pub life of Dublin, meet the people through theater and music groups, visit the lake where St. Patrick first landed in 442 AD, and find some of the finest golf courses in the world.

With all the practical information you need, this guide is a comprehensive introduction to the people, the places, and the culture of Ireland. This very readable guide takes a region-by-region approach, plunging into the very heart of each area and the adventures offered, giving a full range of accommodations, shopping, restaurants and entertainment for every budget.

Provided through the generous support of Hunter Publishing, Ireland Adventure Guide will be available to Southwestern College Library patrons March 1-31.

If you have already established a NetLibrary account through Southwestern College Library, visit and log in. If you do not have a NetLibrary account, you can create an account from any computer on the Southwestern College campuses.

For more information about NetLibrary or other services available through Southwestern College Library, please contact our Reference Desk at 619-421-6700 x5381, TTY 619-482-6490, by email or visit our Netlibrary webpage

Art show in the Library

The Southwestern College Library is proud to present the works of two outstanding local artists: Maryellene Deason, former SWC faculty member, and Elaine Davis, another talented local artist. Each focuses on a different subject matter, but both exhibit a verve and gusto that brings life to their works. Their last showing was greatly received, and we look forward to a grand time of viewing pleasure. Stop by the Library main floor area and view these exquisite offerings.