Welcome to the Clyde A. Erwin, Jr. Library, located in the Wayne Learning Center, with entrances on the third floor beside the elevators and on the third floor landing of the atrium stairwell. Part of the Community College Libraries in North Carolina (CCLINC) consortium, with a shared online catalog, the Erwin Library collections include over thirty-five thousand print books and a small selection of print periodical and newspaper subscriptions, with thousands more subscribed to electronically for in-library and remote use, 24/7. Accessible through the WCC Single Search discovery service are nearly thirty thousand streaming videos, as well as hundreds of thousands of electronic books, articles and images from forty-four research databases in addition to those subscribed to through NC LIVE. Our mission includes providing “the highest standard of professional and friendly service to all patrons, including both individual and classroom instruction in information literacy.”
Whether you’re homesick as a kitten, playful as a rabbit, or grumpy as a badger, there’s a place for you at Children’s Storytime in the library on Wednesday, December 14th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Our holiday stories may make you feel cozy as at home, be (almost) as much fun as a sled ride in the snow, and might even cheer up the grumpiest little badger around!
Regarding elections in the United States, former President Abraham Lincoln remarked “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” We’ll have plenty of time to decide this year, since the election on November 8, 2016 is the latest date possible for the event to take place in any given year. Why vote on a Tuesday? Well, it has to do with farmers and two-day trips to the polls. Learn more at history.com about all aspects of this four-year American rite.
Also, this November, in the Erwin Library Reference exhibit area you will find a large group of books on display which you may check out and read to learn more about not only Lincoln, but many other former and current Presidents, as well as their counterparts, each in her turn known as the “First Lady.” Our current presidential race could result in a revision of that designation, but Americans are nothing if not flexible and inventive!
To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, also this November, you will find books on display in the Erwin Library Circulation Desk exhibit area highlighting the history, biography and cultural contributions of many tribes of first Americans. Long before any U.S. Presidential elections occurred, these civilizations thrived and still challenge the often only professed, yet not actively proven, ideals of our government.
What did WCC students do in 1972? How about those hairdos .. and that’s the faculty! You’ll see it was a slightly different world, but still Goldsboro and still our school as you flip through thirteen newly digitized WCC Yearbooks (Yearbooks link) published between 1964 and 1985, now part of the WCC Historical Archives. You’ll also find the WCC Campus Voice newspaper (See: Newspapers) published between 1968 and 2008, and the WCC Renaissance literary magazine (See: Campus Publications) for 1985 through the present.