Thursday, January 30, 2014

Check It Out

Between Two Worlds: Life on the Border (DVD)

"No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea. His own life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird's Daughter, The Devil's Highway, and his latest, Queen of America--each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations. Three of Urrea's books were among scores of others removed from classrooms earlier this year when the Tucson school district eliminated Mexican-American studies on the accusation it was "divisive." But there's no ban on ideas in Bill's studio, and Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border."--From container. 

Call Number: E184.M5 B489 2012 dvd 

Available for students to view while in the library -- bring your SWC photo ID card.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ask Us Now

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New! Tutoring in the Library

Starting this semester, one-on-one, 30-minute tutoring sessions are available in the Library!

  • When: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Library ITC Desk, 3rd floor
  • What: Subjects include Accounting, CIS, English, Humanities, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

Appointments can be made at the ASC (Building 420) and the ITC Desk on the 3rd floor of the main Library.

Call the Library ITC Desk for more information: 619-421-6700 (x5198).

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

We're here on Saturday

Need a quiet place to study? We're here 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Database of the Month

EBSCOhost Masterfile Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 81,900 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

The searchable content in this database is designed to be used by SWC students and staff. Use this authoritative, up-to-date tool for your academic research. The information you find is not otherwise available for free on the Internet.

Off-campus access available to currently enrolled students

Have a question? Ask a librarian!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Have a question?

Library reference assistance is available 24/7.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! Stop by the 3rd floor of the library to visit our display about mentoring. Mentoring is a great way to share skills and to learn from the experience of others.

Books in the display may be checked out for four-weeks with your SWC photo ID card. Ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

Here are some additional titles on the topic of mentoring. If you are interested in any of these books, ask at the Reference Desk, or chat with a librarian.

Bell, Chip R. Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 1996. Print.

Brophy, John R. Leadership Essentials for Emergency Medical Services. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2010. Print.

Carew, Jack. The Mentor: 15 Keys to Success in Sales, Business, and Life. New York: Donald I. Fine, 1998. Print.

Daloz, Laurent A. Effective Teaching and Mentoring. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1986. Print.

Dean, Diane R., Susan J. Bracken, and Jeanie K. Allen. Women in Academic Leadership: Professional Strategies, Personal Choices. Sterling, VA.: Stylus Pub., 2009. Print.

Edelman, Marian Wright. Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors. Boston: Beacon, 1999. Print.

Espejo, Roman. Urban America. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2011. Print.

Evans, Thomas W. Mentors: Making a Difference in Our Public Schools. Princeton, NJ: Peterson's Guides, 1992. Print.

Freedman, Marc. The Kindness of Strangers: Adult Mentors, Urban Youth, and the New Voluntarism. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1993. Print.

Gallien, Louis B., and Marshalita Sims. Peterson. Instructing and Mentoring the African American College Student: Strategies for Success in Higher Education. Boston: Pearson/A and B, 2005. Print.

Gurian, Michael. A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors, and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998. Print.

Gurian, Michael, and Barbara Annis. Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. Print.

Hall, Horace R. Mentoring Young Men of Color: Meeting the Needs of African American and Latino Students. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006. Print.

Nevaer, Louis E. V. Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees: A Guide to Hiring, Training, Motivating, Supervising, and Supporting the Fastest Growing Workforce Group. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2010. Print.

Waldroop, James, and Timothy Butler. Shaping Your Career: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges. Boston, MA: Harvard Business, 2008. Print.

Werhane, Patricia Hogue. Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007. Print.

Zachary, Lois J. Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization's Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. Print.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Welcome to Spring Semester

We're looking forward to seeing you at the library! Stop by in person or online. We are here to help.

Main Campus Library

Main Campus Library Hours
January 21, 2014 - May 30, 2014
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

Or visit our libraries at each of the three centers:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Primary Sources

What are primary sources and how can you find them? Stop by one of our free one-hour workshop to learn more! All workshops are held in the Library Classroom (L-244).

Primary Sources Workshops

  • February 5: 11 AM - 12 PM
  • February 11: 2 PM - 3 PM
  • February 21: 12 PM - 1 PM
  • February 25: 9 AM - 10 AM
  • March 27: 11 AM - 12 PM

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Online student? Free orientation!

Are you taking an online class for the first time? If so, come and join us for an hour for an introductory orientation to SWC's course management system, Blackboard.

No need to sign up in advance, just be on time!

Main Campus, Chula Vista orientations are held in Room L-244 in the Library/Learning Resource Center.

  • Tuesday January 14 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday January 16 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday January 18 @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday January 11 @ 11:00 a.m
  • Tuesday January 11 @ 5:30 p.m.

National City Higher Education Center orientation is in Room 1234 Wednesday January 15 @ 2:00 p.m.