Erwin Library

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 print collections include over thirty-two thousand books and more than thirty print periodical and newspaper subscriptions. Accessible through the WCC Single Search discovery service are nearly twenty-five thousand streaming videos, as well as thousands of electronic books, articles and images from twenty-nine 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.”

LIBRARY NEWS & INFO

Does rain get us down?  Not at all … not when we can get together for Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, August 27th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for mud pie stories, rainy day songs and fun!

Find It Here! The new bulletin board outside the Erwin Library elevator entrance provides an Erwin Library Map which is your key to a unlocking a world of fiction and non-fiction print books, locating computers and study areas, as well as finding other college departments, such as Academic Skills and Distance Education.  Similar maps are now posted in the stack areas of the library, and available in color copies at the Circulation Desk.  As always in the library, “Just Ask!  We’re here to help you succeed.”

As of August 2014, it has been 75 years since children first shuddered at the sight of flying monkeys, and even adults teared up at the winsome melody of “Over the Rainbow” as a young Judy Garland sang to her little dog Toto in The Wizard of Oz.  And just as with other movies in that impressive group of classics which appeared in 1939, including Wuthering Heights and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this movie was based on a classic book, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, published in 1900 by L. Frank Baum.

In the Erwin Library you will find two book exhibits:  one full of books about The Wizard of Oz, both the movie and series of books, the other about more writers of classic juvenile fiction, including Louisa May Alcott, Lewis Carroll and Beatrix Potter (you know you’re never too old to read it!).  Enjoy the Warner Brothers Wizard of Oz website, where you’ll encounter lots of information, interactive games, music and videos … and maybe a flying monkey or two.

Also a 1939 first, Nation Aviation Day was first proclaimed by President Franklin Roosevelt as August 19, Orville Wright’s birthday.  Now, August 15-21, 2014 is know as National Aviation Week, always observed during the week of Orville Wright’s birthday.

With Orville making his first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. in 1903, and Seymour Johnson AFB located right here in Goldsboro, N.C., this commemoration has particular significance to us for reminding us of how taking to the air has changed the way we think about the world, and what we take for granted these days, such as not having to row to Hawaii, and next-day mail delivery.  In the Erwin Library Circulation Desk book exhibit area find wonderful and colorfully illustrated histories of the development of aviation, as well as biographies of famous aviators.

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.

As well as browsing among, or checking out, books from the Erwin Library exhibits and collections to read about these topics, you may wish to discover more on the internet from relevant links found in the Erwin Library’s Blog.