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 the east side 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:


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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Library Extended Hours During Finals

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5th, the Library will have extended hours through semester's end:

The LLR will be opening ONE HOUR EARLY and EXTRA HOURS on Friday and Saturday

Dec. 5 - 10
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 12/9: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 12/10: 10am to 5:00pm

Dec. 12 - 16:
Monday - Thursday: 7am to 8pm
Friday 12/16: 7am to Noon

The Library will be closed Dec. 17th through Jan. 8th and will reopen Monday, Jan. 9th for Spring 2017.  

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Each year during the period September 15th - October 15th, the country celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We celebrate the culture, history, and heritage of Spain, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

This four-week period includes the independence anniversaries of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.  Columbus Day, or Dia de la Raza, often falls within this period as well.  (This year it's on October 10th.)

The west side of the display case just inside the doors of Library Learning Resources (LLR) features books from the Library's collection covering a number of aspects of Hispanic culture.  Many more books, DVD's, CD's, and other material are available in the Library's physical and electronic collections.  You can access the Library's catalog and eResources at


Saturday, September 17th, marks the 229th anniversary of the United States Constitution.  You'll find a Constitution Day display on the east side of the display case located just inside the Library Learning Resources (LLR) building's doors.  Books and DVD's from the Library's collection, as well as facts about the Constitution, are on display.

Be sure to visit Moorpark College's celebration of Constitution Day on Thursday, September 15th, from 11am to 1pm in the Campus Quad......"Free Speech, Free Information, Free Ice Cream."

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

LIbrary Learning Resources (LLR) closed on Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.