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

Do raindrops keep falling on your head?  Well, come inside the Erwin Library for Children’s Storytime on Wednesday, September 24th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Our cheerful stories will sing to you of future fun in the sunshine!

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.

September is National Honey Month, and what a sweet celebration it is!  Also, unlike most sweet foods we’re warned away from, honey can be downright therapeutic.  According to the National Honey Board “More than ever, people are looking for natural ingredients and it’s hard to imagine anything more pure and natural than one-ingredient honey … In addition to being a great natural sweetener, honey has a multitude of benefits that many people don’t know about.  Have you ever had an unrelenting sore throat? Honey has been proven to be a natural throat soother! Are you an athlete looking for a natural energy boost before the big game? Honey’s unique blend of natural sweeteners gives it the ability to provide quick energy in any circumstance.”  Use the Honey Locator to find a beekeeper or vendor near you who sells honey made by local bees.

Did you know that the Erwin Library at WCC is the official library for the North Carolina State Beekeeper’s Association (NCSBA)?  As a result, we hold an extensive collection of DVDs and books about bees and apiculture which are loaned by request to affiliates of the NCSBA for training of their chapter members.  Some of those books are now on exhibit, and ready for you to check out, in the Circulation Desk exhibit area.

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.