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

Make some fast tracks to Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, November 12th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Together, we’ll gobble up stories about turkeys, and sing out our thanks for being with all our friends, feathered or otherwise!

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.”

One day soon the leaves will seem so suddenly yellowed, lingering a long year on their tired tree limbs, rustling in October’s wind like drying bones and thin, lonely ghosts.  Don’t say we didn’t warn you … with all the books on display  in our newest exhibit about Halloween!  But then, there are also books to teach you about Autumn and how to enjoy all its fragile days of crumbling gold and flying flame.  Books for every reading level, books with stories, facts, recipes and more.

This year the theme for October’s  Teen Read Week is  Turn Dreams into Reality @ your Library.  This “national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) … began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October (October 12-18 in 2014). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.”  On the YALSA website  you’ll find a Teen Corner which offers you a chance to vote from among twenty-five nominated titles, to help determine the Top Ten Young Adult books.  Most of those books can be found in the Erwin Library.

To enrich your experience of Teen Read Week, the selection of Young Adult books on display in the Erwin Library Circulation Desk area are either about Hispanic culture, or written by Hispanic authors, since September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.  To learn more about other Young Adult books on Hispanic themes, or by Hispanic authors, explore YALSA’s YA Fiction for Hispanic Heritage Month.

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.