Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vogue Archive

The library now has access to the Vogue Archive online, featuring the current issue of Vogue magazine and archives back to the first issue in 1892, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. The Vogue archive is searchable by garment type, designer and brand names. Access Vogue through the library catalog by typing in Vogue Archive and clicking on title. Or, you can access Vogue from within any ProQuest database, such as GenderWatch or Ethnic NewsWatch, by clicking on the database link at the top of the screen. The Vogue Archive is a nice complement to the library’s other fashion databases, FashionSnoops and the Berg Fashion Library.

Escondido Center Renovation

Renovation of the Escondido Center is progressing.  Last Monday, May 1, the framework for a new tower was put in place. The EJA Library, along with the whole Escondido Center, will be closed during the summer, as construction enters its final phase.

EJA Library Closed for Summer 2013

The EJA Library, along with the Escondido Center, will be closed for the 2013 Summer Semester. Our last day of business will be May 24, 2013. The library at the San Marcos campus will be open during the summer.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

AIDS Memorial Quilt Display at the Library

The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Palomar College Library in San Marcos from March 11 – 15, 2013.  In addition to the display, a series of events commemorating this exhibition are planned.  The Quilt, composed of more than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS, was first displayed at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on October 11, 1987.  The exhibition and events are hosted by Palomar College Health Services, in cooperation with Palomar College LGBTQ Pride Center, and sponsored by Vista Community Clinic. For more information on events, click here. More information may be found at

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Library Display -- Behind Barbed Wire: The Story of the Internment of Japanese Americans in 1942

The current library display, created by Mary Kira, details the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II after President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. Approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans were held in ten internment camps from May 1942 to January 1945. The display describes life at the various camps and features photographs by noted photographers Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Tōyō Miyatake, who was interned at the Manzanar relocation camp.

Miyatake, an accomplished photographer before the war, smuggled in a lens, and with a homemade camera, was able to document life inside the camps. Also featured in the display are drawings by internees and reproductions of camp newspapers, as well as information about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a unit composed of Americans of Japanese descent, who volunteered to fight in World War II, despite the fact that many of their relatives and friends were held in internment camps.

New Books at EJA

Come check out the new books at the Escondido Center Library.  Here are just a few of the new books available:

Food and Nutrition Controversies Today:  A Reference Guide
By Myrna Chandler Goldstein
Call Number: TX357 .G5745 2009

Boots on the Ground by Dusk : My Tribute to Pat Tillman
By Mary Tillman
Call Number: GV939 .T49 T55 2008

Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
By Michael J. Fox
Call Number: PN2308 .F69 A3 2009

Garbology : Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash
By Edward Humes
Call Number: TD788 .H86 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Escondido Center Renovation

Have you noticed? The Escondido Center Tower stands no more.  The tower was torn down on Dec. 8, as part of an overall renovation of the Escondido Center.  A new tower, as shown in the drawing below, will be constructed by March, 2013. Demolition of the front exterior is continuing and is also expected to be completed by March.  The Admissions office is now located in EC-10, across from the TLC.  Students and staff are encouraged to use the side entrance next to the TLC.