Friday, August 30, 2013

Spotlight on: Environmental Science & Technology

For the month of September, the Library is happy to promote one of the College's new programs:  Environmental Science and Environmental Technology degrees.

From the College website:
"The Associate in Science degree in Spatial Information Technology with a focus in Environmental Science, prepares students for careers and continuing education in natural resource fields. Through this program, students gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the natural world and the science behind current environmental issues. We offer exciting opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning in the classroom, laboratory, and through fieldwork.

The Associate in Science degree in Spatial Information Technology, with a focus in Environmental Technology, offers students many of the same opportunities as our Environmental Science concentration... Our Environmental Technology students are also required to take general courses in science, mathematics, English, and humanities. However, the required content courses for this option really focus on giving students hard skills. We teach our students how to run basic surveying equipment, give them background knowledge of how GPS systems really work, and teach them advanced GIS skills. We also put this environmental technology into context by requiring them to learn about how natural systems work through geology, hydrology, and other natural resource classes."

Click the Environmental Science/Technology Home Page link or visit the College webpage for more information.

Please contact instructors for even more information:
Dave Carlisle  603-342-3022
Rachel Whitaker  603-342-3023

Reading Steinbeck

Next on the list for the Lunchtime Book Discussion Group is The Red Pony by John Steinbeck.  Originally written as short stories, published separately over years, this episodic novella follows a boy named Jody through the trials of growing up and learning to deal with death and disappointment.

Copies of the book are available in the library.  We will meet in Room 122 on Thursday, September 26, at noon.  Bring your lunch!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fifty Years of Dreaming

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech in on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

On the 50th anniversary of this historic event, we honor Dr. King's dream and his legacy.  To learn more about this speech, and about the life and work of Dr. King and other civil rights activists, please visit our display at the Fortier Library.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Databases Page Upgrade

If you've searched for a book or article from the WMCC Library Databases page lately, you've probably noticed that things look a little different.

Our search engines have had an extreme makeover, and it's better than ever!  By searching with the Discovery tab, you can search for all materials:  books, articles, ebooks, media, etc.  Icons make it easy to see you what type of material you've found in your search: book, article, sound, audiovisual, etc.  In the Books & Media tab, you can see if a book is available, where it's located on the shelf, and even place holds.  The Articles tab will take you to Ebscohost, where you will find that more articles are available in full-text than ever before, and you can print them immediately.  eBooks brings you to 118,000 electronic books that you can open and read right away.

Give it a try!  Don't be shy to ask a member of the library staff for assistance!

New Library Hours Beginning August 19