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-seven 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 over eighty thousand streaming videos, as well as hundreds of thousands of electronic books, articles and images from sixty-two 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

Don’t worry out there; even though we always say “Santa’s coming to town!” it doesn’t mean he’s not going to visit all those rural areas around town too, such as a lot of where we all live near Goldsboro, N.C.  During Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, December 18th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. we will celebrate this portly hero of the holidays, who touches down everywhere, and forgets none of your good deeds (remember, be good!)!

Books currently on display in the Erwin Library Circulation Desk area highlight the 80th anniversary of the premiere of the movie “Gone With the Wind” on December 15, 1939.

Always admired as a technical achievement, and always controversial, whether for its length or its stereotypical and now outdated depiction of slavery, the movie has drawn audiences in to the story of people surviving the aftermath of the destruction of not only armies, but entire cities, homes, fields and nearly all means of making a living, embodied in the selfish, headstrong, yet very tough character of Scarlett O’Hara.  In the book from which the movie was made, Margaret Mitchell depicted Scarlett closing her mind to the romanticized past, however, and looking toward her future:

“As Scarlett settled the heavy basket across her arm, she had settled her own mind and her own life. There was no going back and she was going forward. Throughout the South for fifty years there would be bitter-eyed women who looked backward, to dead times, to dead men, evoking memories that hurt and were futile, bearing poverty with bitter pride because they had those memories. But Scarlett was never to look back.”

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.