Pensacola Junior College Library Blog
The mission of District Learning Resources is to promote the goals and initiatives of the College and Distributed Learning by creating and maintaining access to traditional and digital information resources, reference assistance, instruction, library services and state-of-the-art technology in both the traditional and digital (electronic) environments for students, faculty, staff, and community.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
The FEA press release is posted on the UFF Website "News" page.
The direct link is
Thanks to all who joined PSCFA on All College Day. The lunch was delicious and the information available to members was very useful.
To that end.... a reminder that members of FEA have two ways to save with Jackson Hewitt's tax preparation. Jackson Hewitt will estimate your tax refund for free. They also offer 20% off tax preparation in store or 25% off online tax prep. You can pick up a coupon from Charlotte Sweeney in the Pensacola campus library or visit the FEA members benefits page.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In Votes For Women, Jean H. Baker has assembled an impressive collection of new scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage. Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspect of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. (Milton Campus JK1896 .V67 2002)
Monday, August 23, 2010
Welcome to Pensacola State College! On this first day of the new term, please let me remind you of the many materials and services that the libraries offer to Pensacola State College students:
FREE computer use – the Pensacola campus library has over 40 computers available for student use. Students present their student ID cards to use a computer for a 2 hour period.
FREE study rooms – the Pensacola campus library has 8 study rooms available for student use. Students present their student ID cards to use a study room for a 2 hour period.
FREE books – not textbooks , unfortunately! The libraries have more than 50,000 titles available for checking out. Books that the libraries do not own can usually be borrowed from another library – free! Students present their student ID cards to check out books. Most books are checked out for 4 weeks, but there are some exceptions.
FREE DVDs – many popular and recent titles, such as Precious, 2012, and Alice in Wonderland. Students present their student ID cards to check out DVDs for a 7 day checkout.
FREE Research Help – a Reference Librarian is available on each campus every day, all day. The librarian can help you find information for your class assignments, research papers, or just because you want to know more about something.
FREE magazine, journal, and newspaper articles – these are available by using one of the many databases available to students. Begin by going to the library’s homepage at http://lrc.pjc.edu. (Please remember that this web address will be changing as everything changes to Pensacola State URLs.)
The student ID required to use these materials and services is also FREE! IDs can be obtained in Bldg. 5 on the Pensacola campus, Bldg. 4200 on the Milton campus, and Bldg. 3300 on the Warrington campus.
Hope you have a great semester of learning!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Did you know that today is Flag Day? Flag Day commemorates the official adoption of the flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
In 1814, at Fort McHenry in Maryland, a flag flying there inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” which was later set to music and renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” By Congressional resolution, "The Star Spangled Banner" became the national athem in 1931.
• The United States flag is often referred to as the "Stars and Stripes" or "Old Glory," and is a symbol of freedom.
• The American flag was (possibly) made by Betsy Ross in 1776, and adopted as the official U.S. flag in 1777.
• The original flag featured 13 stars to represent the 13 original colonies.
• The current U.S. flag, which was adopted in 1960 when Hawaii became a state, features 50 stars to represent the 50 states, and 13 stripes to represent the 13 original colonies.
• The red in the flag is a symbol of valor and hardiness; white is for innocence and purity; and blue is for vigilance, perseverance and justice.
• The original Pledge of Allegiance was much shorter than the modern version: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands - one nation indivisible - with liberty and justice for all."
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Oil Spill in the Gulf
Several sources provide background and updates on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster. These include:
wuwf.org – Pensacola’s local National Public Radio station
Pensacola News Journal – local Pensacola newspaper
nola.com – the New Orleans, LA newspaper
NOAA - National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Environmental Protection Agency – the EPA’s Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center
The library subscribes to several databases that contain the text of articles from academic journals, magazines and newspapers. One of these databases, Academic Search Complete, provides daily indexing of articles from print publications under the subject “BP oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, 2010.” To access these and other library databases, click here.
PJC faculty, staff and students can access all databases from offsite by logging in with the 14 digit barcode number from the PJC picture ID as the borrower ID, and the last 4 of the Social Security number as the PIN.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
RAYMOND CARVER WAS BORN ON THIS DATE
American short story writer and poet Raymond Carver was born on this date in 1938. Carver is considered a major late 20th century American writer. He is also credited with being a major influence in the revitalization of the short story in the 1980s.
Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, on May 25, 1938, to laborer Clevie Raymond Carver and homemaker Ella Beatrice Carver. At an early age, Carver moved with his family to the working-class town of Yakima, Washington. Throughout his life, he drew on his experiences in the Pacific Northwest as settings for his stories.
Carver graduated from high school in 1956 and took a job working at a sawmill. In 1957, he married Maryann Burk, who was pregnant with their first child. By the time he was twenty, Carver was the father of two children. He and his wife worked menial jobs in order to pay their bills. Like many of the couples in Carver's short stories, he and his wife lived a hand-to-mouth existence, always in fear of some catastrophe that would upset their fragile solvency.
Carver, who wanted to write, studied under novelist John Gardner at Chico State in California. Still working low-paying jobs to support the family, he managed to take enough classes to graduate from Humboldt State University in 1963. After briefly attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he moved to Sacramento, California, where he became a hospital custodian for three years. During this time, he began writing seriously and publishing his stories.
Carver suffered personal turmoil in 1967, both losing his father and filing for bankruptcy. However, in the same year, his story "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?" was chosen for The Best American Short Stories, 1967. Carver met with increasing success publishing his stories during the next few years. As a result, he was offered a number of teaching positions at universities. At the same time, alcohol increasingly began to affect his life. In 1976, unemployed and bankrupt, he began to drink very heavily. Carver and his wife separated and he underwent repeated hospitalizations for alcoholism.
In 1977, Carver met poet Tess Gallagher, and by 1979, the two were living together and teaching creative writing at Syracuse University. Carver's well-received collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love appeared in 1981. With his writing flourishing and his personal life with Gallagher happy, Carver brought his drinking under control. He and his wife Maryann finally divorced in 1983.
In September of 1983, Carver published the collection Cathedral. The book marked a shift in Carver's fiction away from the bare minimalist prose of his earlier work toward a fuller, more detailed style. Critics hailed the book as a transition in Carver's work, singling out several stories, including the title story, "Cathedral," for praise.
Carver began battling cancer in 1987. Nevertheless, he continued to write, publishing his last major collection, Where I'm Calling From, in 1988. He married Gallagher in June, 1988, and died at their home in Port Angeles, Washington, on August 2, 1988.
The inscription on his grave reads:
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
"Raymond Carver." LitFinder Contemporary Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2007. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 25 May 2010.