Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Celebrate Black History Month!

Learn more about Black History using either print or electronic resources.  In print, we have a new multi-volume reference book available to use in the library just in time for Black History Month.  The Encyclopedia of African American History is a 5 volume set chronicling the experience of African Americans from 1896 to the present.  So much has come to pass in the last hundred odd years, and yet still there are inequities, challenges, and obstacles the U.S. must overcome in order to end racism.  1896, the age of segregation, is when this reference book starts, so take a journey to the past and discover something new today here in your library!

Or discover some of the fascinating online resources accessible through the Palomar College Library website from any computer with Internet access.  Sources in U.S. History: The American Revolution and Sources in U.S. History: The Civil War both contain rich collections of primary resources from these two eras of history. 
In either online source, try looking under the Browse A-Z tab.  You will find a list of subjects of or relating to African Americans in history from documents about the abolition of slavery and African American soldiers; to African American colonization, African American children, African American suffrage, Freedmen, and much more. 

For remote access, an e-services id and password are required. 

For questions about these or other online resources, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian.

What's New in the Library: Online Workshop for Palomar College Faculty

Want to earn Professional Development credit? Faculty can familiarize themselves with new Library products and services AND earn 1 PD hour by taking the self-paced online workshop "What's New in the Library" (PD99, 1 hour). Here's how:

1. Login to Blackboard Sandbox with your Blackboard login

2. click Professional Development Training (lower right section of screen)

3. select “What’s New in the Library” (upper left box on screen)

4. select the course link (paper icon)

DON'T FORGET: to receive 1 hour of PD credit for taking this online workshop, you must add PD99 to your 2012 Professional Development proposal. For more information about the Library or the online workshop, contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management Librarian. For help with your PD proposal or getting into Bb Sandbox to access PD resources, contact the Professional Development Office.