Thursday, August 30, 2012

Library Closed Labor Day

SWC Libraries are closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.  Libraries resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 4.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Have a Dream

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Forty-nine years ago today - August 28, 1963 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of nearly a quarter of a million people.

"The three major television networks were to provide live television coverage of the speech, so King had carefully prepared a formal text. In an interview a few months after giving the speech, he recalled he was so moved by the emotion of the crowd spread out before him on that August afternoon in the nation’s capital that he abandoned the prepared text and began to preach from the heart, using the phrase, 'I have a dream.'

In one of the speech’s most memorable passages, King said, 'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.'

His words conveyed, to a television audience of millions, the moral power of the great crusade for civil rights in the 1960’s. No longer could the country ignore the injustices of poverty, segregation, and violence against African Americans in the United States. King’s eloquent plea for justice and freedom was one of the decade’s shining moments; however, it also served as a powerful reminder that much still needed to be done."

Exerpts taken from Frey, Raymond. "“I Have a Dream” Speech." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 27 Aug. 2012. Library database accessible from off campus.

Full text of King's "I have a dream" speech

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Workshops on Primary Sources

What's a primary source and how can you find one?

Attend one of our drop-in workshops on primary sources:
Room L-244
Thursday, September 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16, 1 - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23, 1 - 2 p.m.

While you're waiting to attend a workshop, take a look at our annotated list of books in SWC Library containing primary sources.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcome to Fall Semester

Fall Semester 
August 20 through December 20, 2012
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

Higher Education Center at San Ysidro - Librarian Available
Monday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. &  2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa - Librarian Available
Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Higher Education Center at National City - Librarian Available
Monday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Taking an Online Class? Free Orientation!

Join us for a one hour, hands-on introduction to Blackboard, Southwestern College's online course management system. No registration is required - just be on time!

Blackboard Orientations
Main Campus, Room L-244
Wednesday, August 15, 9 am
Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 11 am
Monday, August 20, 11 am
Monday, August 20, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 2 pm

Higher Ed Center, National City, Room 7208B
Friday, August 17, 2 pm