Saturday, May 25, 2013

SWC Libraries Closed

The SWC Libraries are closed May 25 - June 2
  • Summer hours begin June 3 for the Main Campus and the Otay Mesa Campus Libraries.
  • San Ysidro Campus Library opens for summer on June 10.
  • National City Campus Library will re-open Fall Semester.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Taking an Online Class?

Join us for a one-hour orientation to Blackboard and online learning! No need to sign up, just be on time. All sessions will be held in Room L-244 of the Library.

Saturday, June 1
10:00 AM

Monday, June 3 
5:30 PM

Tuesday, June 4
11:00 AM

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer @ SWC Library

SWC Libraries are closed May 25 - June 2

Main Campus
June 3 through July 25, 2013
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa
June 4 through July 24, 2013 
Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Higher Education Center at San Ysidro
June 11 through July 25, 2013

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Finals over? Ready to relax?

Check out our Leisure Reading Collection on the 3rd floor! We have a wide variety of books to read just for fun. Kick back, enjoy the summer, and read a good book.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Extended Hours at the Library!

May 13  through May 22, 2013 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.         

Thursday May 23: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday May 24: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday 

The Library would like to thank the ASO for providing funds for extended hours.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Check It Out

by Matt K. Matsuda
Cambridge University Press, 2012
New Book Shelf: DU28.3 .M34 2012
Check out this book or any other new book for 4 weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

"Asia, the Pacific Islands and the coasts of the Americas have long been studied separately. This history of the Pacific traces the global interactions and remarkable peoples that have connected these regions with each other and with Europe and the Indian Ocean, for millennia. From ancient canoe navigators, monumental civilizations, pirates and seaborne empires, to the rise of nuclear testing and global warming, the author ranges across the frontiers of colonial history, anthropology and Pacific Rim economics and politics, piecing together a history of the region.

The book identifies and draws together the defining threads and extraordinary personal narratives which have contributed to this history, showing how localized contacts and contests have often blossomed into global struggles over colonialism, tourism and the rise of Asian economies. Drawing on Asian, Oceanian, European, American, ancient and modern narratives, the author assembles a Pacific region from a global perspective."

Summary from publisher

Friday, May 10, 2013

Career Guidance Database

The Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a new library database that helps you research careers and prepare yourself to get the best job possible! It is available from off campus with the current passwords.

Use the database to learn about a wide variety of jobs and industries; scholarships, internships, and professional programs; and invaluable advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment, and more.

The database provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 48,000 resource entries, and much more.

Other features include more than 90 sample resumes and cover letters created by professional career consultants and a searchable archive of articles from current and past issues of Career Opportunities News, a newsletter that provides timely information about colleges and the job market.

Have a question? Ask a librarian!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Tom Kobayashi, Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar, 1943 (photograph by Ansel Adams). Courtesy Library of Congress

The first Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law in 1992. "The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants." Library of Congress

Find out more:

Monday, May 06, 2013

Library Open Extended Hours for Finals

May 13 through May 22, 2013
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday May 23: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday May 24: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday 

The Library would like to thank the ASO for providing funds for extended hours.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Research question?

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Chat with a Librarian

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Check It Out

No Easy Day: the Autobiography of a Navy SEAL : the Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden
by Mark Owen
New York: Dutton, 2012
New Books: VG87 .O94 2012

“Make no mistake: No Easy Day is an important historic document. Think if we had a first-person account of the last minutes of Hitler in his bunker. No Easy Day is brisk and compelling in its telling of the training, execution and immediate aftermath of the Bin Laden mission by the elite Seal Team Six.” -Los Angeles Times