Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Check It Out

“You have the opportunity and also the responsibility to create a better world, a happier world,” said the Dalai Lama last Friday, June 16, at a commencement ceremony at UCSD. He continued, “No longer violence. No longer this huge division. You can do that.” (Source: http://bit.ly/2rSVp4Q).

Interested in discovering more about the Dalai Lama's philosophy of happiness and how to contribute to creating a better world? Check out The Book of Joy: A Lasting Happiness in Today's World by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It's available in the New Book Area of the SWC Library. The call number is BL65.H36 B78 2016.

You may check out any new book for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.




Summary of The Book of Joy from the publisher:
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships -- or, as they would say, because of them -- they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the fact of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy -- from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer student? Get to know your library!


SWC Library Hours
June 5 - August 4, 2017



Chula Vista Campus Library
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed



HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday: 8 am - 2 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday: 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 9  am - 12 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed



Friday, June 16, 2017

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Looking for a summer job?

Find your dream job on idealist.org.


Making last-minute plans for the summer break? If you are looking for internships, volunteer opportunities, or jobs in non-profit organizations, check IDEALIST.ORG

Hundreds of government agencies and nonprofit organizations advertise positions via this popular site. Today, you can find more there 12,000 opportunities listed, and new positions are added on a daily basis!

Search for positions by professional level, level of education, organization type, and location. If you are interested in internships or volunteer opportunities abroad, be sure to search by country.

Idealist.org also has a career platform, IDEALISTCAREERS.ORG with online resume writing classes and webinars on job search and interview skills.

Have a very successful summer job and internship experience!

Review by Svetlana Kondratenko, SWC Librarian 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Check It Out

June 2017 is Adopt-A-Cat Month! 

 Did you know in the library’s print collection there's a great title honoring this theme to check out?



Author: Richard H. Gebhardt 
 Publisher: Howell Books, 1991 

The Complete Cat Book introduces the reader to a wide range of registered cat breeds. The author shares his love of cat in detailing the origin and domestication of cats. He also discusses how to care for them and prepare them for show at competitive events.

The Complete Cat Book can help you decide what type of cat you may want to search for if you wish to adopt one.

Come to the library to see more Adopt-A-Cat Month-related titles on display.

Cheers!

Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian

Friday, June 09, 2017

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month






Stop by the SWC Library to visit our display highlighting Adopt-A-Cat Month!

We have a great selection of books, e-books, streaming media, articles, and other great resources on this topic. The display is on the third floor of the Library.

Ask the Reference Librarian for assistance if you would like to know more!




Monday, June 05, 2017

Welcome to Summer!


SWC Library Hours
June 5 - August 4, 2017

Chula Vista Campus Library
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed



HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday: 8 am - 2 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday: 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 9  am - 12 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Library closed? We're still here!

SWC Libraries are closed until June 5, 2017.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Congratulations Graduates!


We at the SWC Library would like to be among the first to congratulate all of the 2017 graduates! Your hard work and dedication has paid off -- we can see that your future is bright! 

Oh, the Places You'll Go!



It has been an honor for us here at the SWC Library to be part of your journey at Southwestern College.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Libraries closed May 27 - June 4


All SWC Libraries are closed May 27 through June 4, 2017. Summer hours for the four SWC Library locations begin on Monday, June 5.

Have a safe and happy break!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Study at the Library



SWC Library -- Chula Vista
Hours Extended for Finals
May 15 – May 24, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

May 25 - May 26, 2017 
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 2 pm
Closed May 27 - June 4, 2017


HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday & Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday : 11 am - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday & Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am - 11:30 am
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday & Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Friday, May 19, 2017

Open TODAY until 4 pm




We are open THIS Friday, May 19, until 4 pm.

On Saturday, May 20, we are also open until 4 pm.

Take advantage of some extra study time at the Library.


SWC Library -- Chula Vista
Hours Extended for Finals
May 15 – May 24, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Finish Strong

  Did you know that there are FOUR SWC Library locations?

We're glad you're here!



SWC Library -- Chula Vista
Hours Extended for Finals
May 15 – May 24, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm




HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday & Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday : 11 am - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday & Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am - 11:30 am
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday & Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Citing Your Sources



If you’ve been asked to submit your final paper in MLA or APA format…
  • Stop by the reference desk in the library and pick-up MLA and APA handouts with citation examples for print and digital books, magazines, journals, and websites.
  • Check SWC Library's Citing Sources page where we posted links to quick and more detailed guides to citation styles.

A friendly reminder! When you use database sources, you don’t need to create citations from scratch. Find the “CITE” button and select the citation in APA or MLA format, but be sure to double check it (automatically generated citations are not always accurate).

If you need one-on-one help with organizing your paper and formatting it in MLA or APA style, call the Writing Center and ask for a 30-minute tutoring session.

Good luck with your final papers!

Post by Svetlana Kondratenko, SWC Librarian

Monday, May 15, 2017

THIS WEEK: Library Opens at 7 am

This Week!

Extended Hours at the Library



Extended Hours - SWC Library
Chula Vista Campus
May 15, 2017 - May 24, 2017 

Monday - Thursday: 7 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM


Friday, May 12, 2017

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Extended Hours begin Monday!

The Library is open extra hours beginning Monday, May 15.

Finish up that final project and study for finals!




SWC Library 
Extended Hours
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 9 pm
Friday: 7 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
http://www.swccd.edu/libraryhours


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month

Stop by the SWC Library this month to see our display of books, articles, and media on the topic of water safety. The display is on the third floor. If you see something you'd like to check out, let a staff member know!

Looking for more information about water safety or another topic? Ask a librarian!