April is National Poetry Month, sponsored since its inception in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. To celebrate, discover the Erwin Library’s collection of books of poetry as well as biographies about poets, a sample of which you can find in the library’s bulletin board exhibit area. Come check one of these books out and learn more about poetry and the memorable power of the written word. For more information about individual poets, or poetry in general, visit the Academy’s website at Poets.org.
Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.
Its purpose is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of various technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, and streaming videos. All this month the Erwin Library bulletin board exhbit area will showcase books from our growing Science Fiction collection. These books often feature stories which present once well-balanced societies where misused technology has become the challenge to overcome.
For more Science Fiction books available at the Erwin Library, consult our new Science Fiction bibliography to find many more titles with their call numbers.
Erwin Library now hosts a Beekeeping DVD collection. These materials have been purchased and donated as a collection by the N.C. State Beekeepers Association (NCSBA), and are available for loan to any affiliate of the NCSBA, as well as to WCC faculty.
To see which items are available in this collection as well as Erwin Library’s small collection of beekeeping books, visit the Beekeeping bibliography.
On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wayne Community College will host an International Day. This event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Diversity/Global Education Committee and Wayne Community College Student Activities Department. During the two hours of events, you’ll be able to see displays from different countries and cultures, enjoy musicians and dancers, as well as challenge your knowledge with a geography quiz.
To complement this upcoming event, the Erwin Library’s newspaper exhibit area currently offers books that celebrate cultural diversity and global education. Pick up a book about Japan, Spain, Mexico or another country that you may learn more about during International Day. Or learn something about the history of a country you may not know anything about.
For more information about countries all over the world, visit the online version of the CIA World Factbook.
President’s Day is celebrated during the month of February. The other part of the newspaper exhibit is dedicated to biographies about some of the lesser known presidents of the United States as well as the current president, Barack Obama.
To learn more about the presidents, visit the White House’s Presidents website.
Every year during the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Women in American Culture and History. On the bulletin board exhibit, we have books about famous African American women as well as famous African American men and some overview books.
To learn more about Black History, visit the Library of Congress’ African American History Month website.
The Carolina Games Summit will be held at Wayne Community College on Saturday, February 4 starting at 10:00 a.m. Part of the newspaper exhibit area has books that cover many areas of game development as well as the history of video games and information on vintage games.
To learn more about the Carolina Games Summit, visit the website.
The Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. Features included in the database are:
- Over 440 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job
- Information on more than 25 years of many engine models
- More than 80,000 repairs are covered
- Routine maintenance information on topics such as tune-ups, brake service, and even extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly
- Ability to select a type of product, specific brand, specific model/engine type, and specific area of that model/engine type
- All model numbers are also searchable
The Small Engine Repair Reference Center is available under the Other Research Resources Links tab and then under the Other Databases link. It is listed in the category of Business and Technology.
If you have any questions or comments about the new Small Engine Repair Reference Center, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at email@example.com.
The Small Business Reference Center offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. It also includes business videos on a wide variety of topics and state-specific resources. The Small Business Reference Center is available through WCC Single Search using the search category Business and Technology.
If you have any questions or comments about the new Small Business Reference Center, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
The database contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. Each of the main essays includes links to related full-text articles hand-picked by the editor.
The Points of View Reference Center is available through the WCC Single Search using the search category Quick Search.
If you have any questions or comments about the new Points of View Reference Center, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at email@example.com.