Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 50

The library promotes distance education, individual and classroom use of these
resources through an automated library system, GIL (GALILEO Interconnected Libraries)
online catalog, reserve service, library instruction/information literacy programs, interlibrary
loan service, reference service and various other online services. Access to the library
homepage is available through the Internet or the Darton State College Homepage. The
library website includes general information, forms, research instruction, hyperlinks to
suggested research sites on various subjects, GALILEO and GIL (library catalog). Georgia
Library Learning Online (GALILEO) can be accessed through workstations in the library or
through any computer using a web browser. Full text articles in core curriculum journals,
University System of Georgia library catalogs, encyclopedias, ebooks and over 200
electronic databases are all available through GALILEO. Newspapers, Georgia census
data, Digital Library of Georgia, Georgia state publications and other resources are also
available through GALILEO. The GALILEO initiative connects all libraries electronically
and also provides service between System libraries to support faster turnaround time for
interlibrary loans. Universal Borrowing is another resource sharing initiative through the
Library that allows USG patrons access to circulating materials at all USG libraries. The
Learning Resources Center provides service to students attending other educational
institutions and the general public, provided such service does not interfere with its
obligation to its primary constituents. The Harold B. Wetherbee Library operates under
Criteria for Accreditation established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
Commission on Colleges, the policies of the University System of Georgia and the Rules
and regulations of Darton State College.
The library provides a variety of seating accommodations. Small lounge areas,
individual study carrels, study rooms and study conference or seminar rooms are available
in the library. A vending machine is located in the downstairs study area.
The library has a book collection of over 100,248 volumes, plus a continually changing
leased collection of current recreational reading materials. Audiovisual materials in various
formats are also available. The serial/periodical collection is made up of 263 titles. Back
issues of many of the periodicals are available in bound volumes or among the more than
37,056 units of micro materials.
In-house equipment items available for the benefit of patrons are VCRs, computers
including wireless, microfilm/microfiche reader-printers, laser printers, laptops, DVD/CD
player and digital reproduction equipment. Adaptive technology housed in the library
includes a magnification system, scanner and computer with Jaws, Zoomtext and Cicero.
Once enrolled in the College, each student should consult the latest Student
Handbook for more details concerning the library at Darton State College.
G. Military Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities with the military awaiting Darton State College
students who graduate with an Associate degree. The United States Air Force, United
States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Navy need a well-educated
military workforce and Officer Corps to accomplish their missions. Military recruiters
schedule regular visits with the Career Development Center and meet with enrolled
students in Darton State College’s Student Center to discuss military programs and career
For additional information, visit the websites:
H. Veterans’ Services
The Office of Military and Adult Education serves as the Veterans Affairs administrative
representative at the College. Please contact the VA Certifying Official, located in room 132
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