Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Learning Express Educational and Career Database

Do you want to improve your writing, reading, or math skills?  Do you need to prepare for the SAT or ACT, but are not sure how?  Maybe you are planning to transfer and need to prepare for the college admissions essay writing, or need to study for the entrance exam to the military.   As varied as the needs may be, you can find materials to help build your skills with Learning Express, a career and education resource now available to Palomar students, faculty and staff.  It is designed to help students and professionals improve skills that are required at school and in the workplace.  

The Learning Express is easy to navigate, once you know how the content is organized, and has a many types of educational tools available.  The Learning Center uses "Centers" (hence the name) that focus on a specific theme: Adult Learning Center, the Test Prep Center, or the Career Center to name a few. Within these centers are a variety of educational activities; from practice tests and review exercises; to interactive tutorials, ebooks and strategy advice designed by experts.  

To access Learning Express, go to the Palomar College Library Homepage, click the Articles link and select the "Education and Career" tab. An authorization window will pop-up; please select "I agree."  Select the "Click Here" link to connect, and click "Register," so you can create an account.  After you create an account, you have access to Learning Center, and can use the "My Center" tab to track your work and progress!  

For remote access to Learning Express, an e-services id and password are required.  For additional information about this resource, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Artstor Images of Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit

Artstor has recently acquired photos of an exhibition about renowned fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier. Gaultier is an artist/fashion designer well-known for breaking traditional gender and cultural boundaries.

The exhibit "The Fashion World of John Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" has been making its way through museums across the globe from Stockholm to London and now here in the U.S.  The artist's work has been subdivided by seven themes that showcase Gaultier’s 40-year career of status quo defiance: Punk Cancan, Muses, The Boudoir, Metropolis, Eurotrash, Skin Deep, and Urban Jungle.

You can now see images of the exhibit using Palomar College Library's Artstor.  Just use the last name "Gaultier" to search for images from the collection.
To access Artstor, go to the Palomar College Library Homepage, click on Articles and select the Arts and Humanities tab.  (Palomar College eservies id and password are required for remote access.)
For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

National Caffeine Awareness Month

Did you know that it is National Caffeine Awareness Month? Visit our 2nd floor library display to learn more about the benefits and problems associated with caffeine consumption, and make an informed decision about how much caffeine is right for you!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Don't miss the Black History Month display that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Nelson Mandela.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela
 "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."--Martin Luther King Jr. 

If you like this quote, visit the display where you will find other inspiring quotes, as well as books and photos highlighting these incredible individuals.

Rosa Parks

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Interactive Display Honoring Native American Heritage Month

The American Indian Studies students and their instructor, Professor Alan Lechusza Aquallo, have created a fantastic display in the Library. It is interactive and includes a headset to listen to Native American music and drums.

XTREME Fashion!

Don't miss the beautiful display from the Fashion Merchandising and Design Program that features the work of one of their most talented designers, Sara E. Ninori.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Arrivals at Palomar College Library

Palomar College Library works hard to provide access to current books and DVDs that students and faculty can use to keep abreast of their field of study.  The New Arrivals area is located near the entrance of the library.  It is a space where a small number of our new books and media are temporarily shelved as a way to showcase new purchases.  You will find emerging ideas, interests, and perspectives from authors that represent many fields of higher education. 

You will also find resources that fall outside the realm of academia; books and media that have some significance due to their timeliness, or local or visual appeal. Among some of the genres are critically-acclaimed fiction; beautifully illustrated books on art, architecture and fashion--we even have graphic novels and nontraditional children's books.  This collection is updated on a continuous basis, so you  never know what you will find! 

Additionally, we have many documentaries and popular movies to choose from that you can borrow for FREE.

We want to catch your attention; we want to entertain, to surprise and to delight you with what is featured.   Browse the shelf to see if you get inspired! You may walk away with a book about a potential hobby, or with a book that addresses the issue you just had a debate about in class. 

This small sampling of the library's collection is an invitation from the library to you.  We hope you  explore the library's vast resources.  Be sure to stop by the New Arrivals area the next time you are in the library.