Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Library Learning Resources will be open during Moorpark College's 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-week summer sessions, beginning on May 22nd and ending on August 8th.

The hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00am - 7:00pm.  The building is closed Friday - Sunday.

Reference librarians will be available on the following schedule:

Every Wednesday, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
      May 22 - June 15, 9:00am - 1:00pm  (Closed May 29th)
      June 19 - June 29, 9:00am - 2:00pm
      July 3 - August 8, 10:00am - 2:00pm  (Closed July 4th)

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Before and during finals, Library Learning Resources (LLR) will have extended hours.  Beginning on Monday, May 8th, and ending Friday, May 19th, the open hours are:

Monday - Thursday      7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 12th          7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 13th      12 noon - 6pm
Friday, May 19th          8am - 12 noon

Reference librarians will be available during all of these hours to assist students with use of the Library's resources.

Thursday, April 06, 2017


Every year, in conjunction with Moorpark College's Multicultural Day, students may submit designs that could appear on promotional materials such as posters, flyers, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.  Entries submitted this year are on display in the case right inside the Library Learning Resources (LLR) doors.

The first place winner was Alon Weinberg.  (He won third place as well!)  Winner of second place was Justine Rickey.  Congratulations to both.

Multicultural Day is this coming Tuesday, April 11th.  Its them is "Cross Cultural Connections: Then and Now."  Come to campus on that day and you'll find everything from a panel discussion on the superhero in contemporary culture to a Bollywood dance performance.  There are food and merchandise booths.  You may even learn how to throw a boomerang!

For more information, go to www.moorparkcollege.edu/mcd.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Did you know that there are over 30 scholarships available to Moorpark College students?  They range from $250 to $2500 and applications can be picked up in the Scholarship Office, Fountain Hall 210C.  You can also apply online at:


But before you apply, check out the range of scholarships on the east side of the display case just inside Library Learning Resources (LLR).  You'll find a flyer displayed for each scholarship, and some of them give detailed information on the criteria needed to apply.  Many are available to students transferring to a 4-year college or university in Fall 2017, as well as to continuing students at MC.

Do you need to write an essay?  What GPA is required?  What is your major?  What school are you transferring to?  Check out the flyers, and then head to the Scholarship Office or online for more detailed information and applications.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Please visit the west side of the Library's display case (right inside the front doors) to view a display of books and other material celebrating African-American History Month--including an interesting poster showing African-American inventions such as the elevator, the traffic light, and ice cream.

African-American History Month was originally founded as Negro History Week in 1926.  The second week of February was chosen as it included the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  February was first designated as African-American History Month in 1976.  (It's called Black History Month in Canada and the UK.)

This is only a small subset of the Library's resources related to the history of various ethnic groups in the United States and around the world.  Check the Library's catalog or our many electronic databases.  If you need assistance, please talk to a Reference Librarian.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Every year, in conjunction with Moorpark College's Multicultural Day, students may submit entries for the design that will appear on promotional materials such as posters, flyers, sweatshirts, and T-shirts.  All 25 entries submitted this year are displayed on both sides of the display case right inside the front doors of Library Learning Resources (LLR).

Congratulations to the 1st place winner Alon Weinberg, who had the 3rd place winner as well!  2nd place congratulations go to Justine Rickey.

The theme this year is "Cross Cultural Connections: Then and Now," and it takes place on Tuesday, April 11th.  For more information:  www.moorparkcollege.edu/mcd.


A display of some of the Library's books by and about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as a film or two, are displayed in Library and Learning Resources in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  You'll find them on the west side of the display case just inside the building's front doors.  You'll also see three quotes from Dr. King.  This blogger's favorite: "We may have all come in different ships, but we're in the same boat now."

Thursday, December 01, 2016


Check out the display case just inside the Library Learning Resources doors for books that may help you get through finals and those semester-end final papers.

You'll see a representative sample of books on taking tests, writing papers, and studying.  You'll also find books on meditation, mindfulness, yoga, relaxation, and handling stress.

If prayer is what you need, you'll also see books on a half dozen of the world's major religions.

You'll find many other books on these topics by searching our online library catalog, available on our webpage at www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/library.