Thursday, July 28, 2016

See you in the Fall!

A reminder that today is the last day the Library will be open during the Summer semester. The Library will close at 8pm tonight and will reopen the first day of Fall semester 2016.

If you need assistance while the library is closed, please call (714) 895-8741 ext 58741.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Off Campus Library Database Access 24/7

GWC students can access the library databases (articles, ebooks, films) 24/7 anywhere you have access to the internet. If you are off campus and trying to access the library databases, enter your student id without the letter C and with a dash in the middle of the numbers. For example C12345678 would instead be entered as 1234-5678.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Golden West College Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of their Annual Peace Conference Peace. Sustainability. Justice. “Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service”



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NEWS RELEASE


                             

You may also view this press release via the link below:


A DECADE OF PEACE
Golden West College Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of their Annual Peace Conference
Peace. Sustainability. Justice.
“Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service”

COSTA MESA, CA – As a nation, we have long witnessed the increase of terror abroad and at home. With an exponential increase of school shootings that have occurred over the years, there couldn’t be a more fitting time to celebrate ten years of peace in the Coast Community College District. On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, the District will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Golden West College Peace Conference.

This year’s theme “Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service”, will set the stage for a day filled with inquiry, discussion and reflection about how everyday people can redefine the current narrative of global challenges that exist within our world today, and recognize their role in shaping our world for a better tomorrow.

“The purpose of this conference is to provide a unique forum for building a culture of peace through intellectual and experiential workshops and dialogues, building bridges and creating communities that are just compassionate and sustainable,” said Peace Studies Program Coordinator, Fran Faraz.

The impactful conference intends to draw crowds of researchers, educators, artists, advocates, and students who share a vision to be deeper stewards of technology, economics, education, art and social media in a way that inspires communities to thrive on the power of knowledge and service. Simply, the conference seeks to encourage people to be the change they wish to see.

Admission is free to Coast Community College District students. Advance tickets are $25 for the General Public, $40 at the door. The registration fee covers vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, conference materials and gifts. Free parking is available in GWC Parking Lots B & C. The event has been promoted as a zero waste event. For complete details, updates and to register, please visit: www.goldenwestcollege.edu/peace. For questions, please contact Fran Faraz: ffarazhaghi@gwc.cccd.edu.


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The Coast Community College District is headquartered in Costa Mesa and is the ninth largest district in the countryThe Districts three colleges—Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa— serve over 60,000 students annually, providing traditional degree and transfer opportunities, career and technical training, basic skills, English as a Second Language and other community programs.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cram Week - Extended Hours @ the Library May 9th - 13th.

Golden West College Library
Spring 2016

CRAM WEEK!

We're open later. 
Come study with us!

Monday, May 9th. 8am-10pm.
Tuesday, May 10th. 8am-10pm.
Wednesday, May 11th. 8am-10pm.
Thursday, May 12th. 8am-10pm.
Friday, May 13th. 8am-7pm. 

2nd & 3rd floors of Learning Resources Center (LRC) Building

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Break 2016

The Library will be closed from 3/28/16 - 4/1/16 for Spring Break.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Miranda, our Library & Learning Resources Center Dean!

CONTACT: Letitia Clark, MPP
District Director, Public Affairs
(714) 438-4605 lclark35@cccd.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 22, 2016

NEWS RELEASE
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE DEAN ALEX MIRANDA
HONORED FOR INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS

Golden West College Dean of Library and Learning Resources, Alex Miranda recognized by the League for Innovation in the Community College with a 2015 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award

COSTA MESA, CA – On March 23, 2016 in Chicago, IL, the League for Innovation in the Community College will present John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards to the nation’s most innovative community college faculty, staff and administration who have demonstrated a commitment to innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies and activities that improve the ability of institutions to serve students and the community.

Alex Miranda, Golden West College (GWC) Dean of Library and Learning Resources was one of 29 awardees to be recognized in California and the only awardee in Orange County. His impressive work with the GWC math intervention “Jump Start” program has been celebrated throughout the Coast District earning him a solid nomination for the award. The Jump Start program has successfully prepared cohorts of high school students to progress from beginner math courses to intermediate or college level courses in eight weeks.

“I am inspired by the moments in which students realize that they are able to learn,” explained Alex Miranda. “This realization leads them to success and certainty in direction. This process of change has far-reaching implications for a young person’s identity, life, and future.” Alex went on to say, “The success that has been attributed to me as an administrator, academic, and scholar has originated from the work of many, support from administrators, my determination to succeed, my learning about effective and positive educational interventions, and my faith in the potential of each student who trusts me with her/his education.”

The John and Suanne Roueche Awards, established in 2012, are in honor of community college leaders, John E. and Suanne D. Roueche who were early proponents of the idea that teachers have major responsibility for how well students perform in the classroom. These awards are open to League Alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Dean Alex Miranda will be recognized in a series of activities and promotions, and honored at special events at the League's Innovations conference.

Dean Alex Miranda’s statement and video submission can be found on the award recipient website.
Alex Miranda, Dean, Library and Learning Resources
Golden West College

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The Coast Community College District is headquartered in Costa Mesa and is the ninth largest district in the country. The District’s three colleges—Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa— serve over 60,000 students annually, providing traditional degree and transfer opportunities, career and technical training, basic skills, English as a Second Language and other community programs.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Librarian chat

Our librarian chat feature, on Facebook and on the library website, is currently down. We're working to get it back up. In the meantime you can still call us on the phone or come in to the library to chat with us!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the staff at Golden West College Library!

GWC Library will be closing Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 3pm for Winter Break. The Library will reopen for Winter Intersession from January 4th, 2016 to January 28th, 2016 from Mondays thru Thursdays 11am to 8pm. For holds or fines, call 714-895-8741 ext. 55181. 
 
 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Maintenance

We will be performing maintenance on our library servers and network equipment from December 26, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016. Remote (off campus or from home) access to databases and other library online resources may be affected during this time.