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 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.”

LIBRARY NEWS & INFO

What‘s even more fun than playing in puddles when it’s raining? Why Children’s Storytime on Wednesday, June 14th from 9:00-10:00 a.m., of course!  There’ll be plenty of imaginary rainy day fun, and you won’t get muddy feet!

In the Circulation Desk exhibit area this May you will find books related to the 100th anniversary of the birth of former U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy,  (born May 29, 1917 and died November 22, 1963).  Also, if you have a chance to visit Boston, Massachusetts in the coming twelve months, you might want to visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, which “has announced a year-long celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, President Kennedy was the youngest president ever elected to office. To commemorate his centennial year, the JFK Library is spearheading a series of events and initiatives aimed at inspiring new generations to find meaning and inspiration in the enduring values that formed the heart of the Kennedy presidency.”  No matter how high or low this president has been rated in polls or public option, it is agreed that his time in office and personality conjures up all the best attributes of a season of spring, youth. hope and inspiration to see further into a brighter future.

Perhaps it has been Spring already this year for a while, actually since Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Easter Standard Time, or the vernal equinox, but many of us have been too busy to watch the robins roam and magnolias bloom, while finishing coursework and even graduating after years of coursework!  Congratulations to all of you graduates!

But now, let’s enjoy the sweetest season for the short while we’ll still have it, easing us into the wavy heat that often graces a North Carolina Summer (which starts this year with the summer solstice on June 21, 2017 at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Standard Time).

Books now on display in the Erwin Library Reference area for you to checkout and enjoy focus on many traditions for Spring and Summer activities, new beginnings, new life, maybe a little bit of reckless abandon.  According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac the following are some of those Spring aspects:

•Worms begin to emerge from the earth. Even the March Moon is called “The Full Worm Moon” for this reason.
•Notice the arc of the Sun across the sky as it shifts toward the north. Birds are migrating northward, along with the path of the Sun.
•Speaking of birds, did you know that the increasing sunlight triggers bird song? Cool, eh? Enjoy our Bird Songs page.
•Trees, shrubs and flowers are sensitive to temperature and daylength, too! Since ancient days, people have used them as indicators of when the weather is right for planting. For example: Blooming crocus are your cue to plant radishes, parsnips and spinach. See more of nature’s signs.
•Of course, the longer days bring warmer weather! Both we and the animals around us strip off our clothes and heavy coats!
•Ready, set, plant! March is time to start gardens and sow seeds in many regions. See your personalized Best Planting Dates.

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.