Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Faculty OER Adoption Opportunities


Hello OCC Faculty,

We have several exciting opportunities to share with you about textbook affordability and OER! We have saved students over $750,000 through our grants so far and we want that number to grow. We have been hard at work getting funding to continue our textbook affordability efforts and I’m happy to announce that funding is now available! We have three opportunities to announce: 
  1. Faculty may receive a maximum of $1000 per course to support activities necessary for adopting an OER textbook in place of a traditional textbook. Once funding runs out, this will no longer be available.
  2. The Library can provide you with a desk copy of your OER textbook, as well as a copy to go on library reserve. Funded by the Friends of the Library
  3. The Library may be able to buy an ebook copy of your textbook for students to use. Availability is limited to what we can purchase - only some textbooks will be available. Funded by the Friends of the Library
For more information, visit our OER Professional Development and Funding Opportunities page or contact Lori Cassidy, OER Grants Project Coordinator & Instructional Design Librarian.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New Bestsellers Available in the Library

We wanted to let you know that we have added several new bestseller titles to the OCC Library collection. We hope that you like this selection of new books. Please contact our Circulation Department if you wish to check out any of these titles (714-432-5705 or occlibrary@occ.cccd.edu).

Your input is very important to us! Please let us know if you have suggestions for book titles. Here is the link for the Library Material Purchase Request form on our web page:
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/library/Pages/library_material_purchase_request.aspx

Also, check out our blog page for library updates at http://occ-library.blogspot.com/

Our bestseller collection is funded by the OCC Friends of the Library. Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested in bestsellers at our library. Happy reading!

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari - CB428 .H36848 2018

Ambush by James Patterson - PS3566 .A822 A6 2018

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures by America Ferrera - E184 .A1 A63625 2018

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff - JC599 .U5 L85 2018

Dead Man Running by Steve Hamilton - PS3558 .A44363 D43 2018

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover - CT3262 .I2 W47 2018

The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen - PS3616 .E358 E94 2018

The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien - PR6039 .O32 F354 2018

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward - E912 .W66 2018

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras - PS3618 .O5355 F78 2018

The Good Neighbor: The Life & Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King - PN1992.4 .R56 K56 2018

In Pieces by Sally Field - PN2287 .F43 A3 2018

Juror #3 by James Patterson - PS3566 .A822 J87 2018

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith - PR6068 .O93 L48 2018

Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb - PS3568 .O243 L49 2018

Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer - HM742 .S5745 2018

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan - PS3555 .G292 M36 2018

The Restless Wave by John McCain - E840.8 .M467 A3 2018

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs - QA76.2 .J63 B75 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Experiencing Comics Author to Speak at the Library Thursday, Nov.8 @2pm

Award winning author Rachelle Cruz, lecturer at UC Riverside and part time faculty at Orange Coast College, will be at the OCC Library Thursday, Nov. 8 at 2pm to talk about her new book, Experiencing Comics. Find out more about the event [link].

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Films on Demand is Again Available

Films on Demand is again available as of 9am on 10/11/2018. Please note that bookmarks and links will not work, as the URL has temporarily changed.

Original Post: 9am on 10/10/2018
The library database Films on Demand is currently experiencing technical issues. We do not have a time for when it will be fixed. We'll update this post as we learn more.

Monday, September 24, 2018

New Ask a Librarian Chatbot is Waiting for Your Questions

You may have noticed something lurking in the lower right corner of the Library's website recently. It looks like this:

Click on it and you can chat with a librarian.

Librarians can help you find textbooks, information about campus happenings, and are especially eager to help you with your research or just find the answer to basic questions. So, if you are on our web page looking for information to complete your assignment and you are lost, confused, or just don't know where to go ... ask a librarian!

Remember: when you see the "..." in the word balloon, a librarian is waiting for your question! Ask a Librarian.

Fall 2018 Friends of the Library Book Sale

Tuesday, October 16  - Hours: 10am - 3pm; (9 - 10am Friends of the Library members only)

Wednesday, October 17 - Hours: 9am - 3pm; $2-a-bag sale starts at 1pm

Great used books at incredible prices! The Friends of the Library will host their Fall Book Sale for two days. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1.00. The sale will culminate with a "2-dollar-a-bag" sale from 1 - 3pm on the second day. Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the first day one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members. The sale will be held inside of the library, with entry from the outside door. Metered parking is available in Lot E (take Merrimac Way to the southwest corner of campus). Please call (714) 432-0202 x21058 for further details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

New Bestsellers in the Library

Hello avid reader,

We wanted to let you know that we have added several new bestseller titles to the OCC Library collection. We hope that you like this selection of new books. Please contact our Circulation Department if you wish to check out any of these titles (714-432-5705 or occlibrary@occ.cccd.edu).

Your input is very important to us! Please let us know if you have suggestions for book titles. Here is the link for the Library Material Purchase Request form on our web page:

http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/library/Pages/library_material_purchase_request.aspx

Also, check out our blog page for library updates at http://occ-library.blogspot.com/

Our bestseller collection is funded by the OCC Friends of the Library. Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested in bestsellers at our library. Happy reading!

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin - PS3607 .I28 A79 2018

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston - E44 .H897 2018

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware - PS6123 .A745 D43 2018

The Dime by Kathleen Kent - PS3611 .E674 D56 2017

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy - RC568 .O45 M33 2018

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Things are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling - BF441 .R673 2018

Feared by Lisa Scottoline - PS3569 .C725 F43 2018

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian - PS3552 .O495 F58 2018

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent - D774 .I5 V56 2018

The Outsider by Stephen King - PS3561 .I483 O98 2018

The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - PS3566 .R3982 P43 2018

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter - PS3569 .L275 P54 2018

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson - PS3603 .L56539 P74 2018

Severance by Ling Ma - PS3613 .A14 S49 2018

Texas Ranger by James Patterson - PS3566 .A822 T49 2018

Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman - E912 .O47 2018

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard - PZ7 .A9529 War 2018

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger - PS3623 .E432457 W48 2018

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump by Dan Pfeiffer - E907 .P44 2018