Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FOTL Event: Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys on 11/13

When: November 13 at 7pm
Where: OCC Library
Admission: $5 or donation of a gently used book; FREE for OCC students with a valid ID

Guest speakers will be Vinta Oviatt, OCC librarian and professor, and Marcella Norling, OCC professor of religious studies. They will be joined by Majid Hammad, an OCC student and president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA); Omar Rana, an engineering student and MSA vice president; and OCC student Ibraham Vasquez, also a member of MSA.  Special guest will be Shaykh Jamaal Diwan, the resident scholar at the Islamic Center of Irvine.

Last year the OCC Library won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association (ALA) as part of the “Bridging Cultures Initiative” that provided free library materials on cultures and religions throughout the world. The Library is working closely with students, including the Muslim Students Association and the International and Multicultural Committee, OCC’s Religious Studies Department and the community “to use this collection to help educate and to build connections between our college and our community.” The November 13 program is part of that effort.

More information is available here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale on 10/29-30

Friends of the Library Book Sale Fall Book Sale
Tuesday, October 29 - Hours: 10am - 3pm; (9 - 10am Friends of the Library members only)
Wednesday, October 30 - Hours: 9am - 3pm; $1-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 "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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

OCC Library Gets "Created Equal" Grant - Website is Now Live

The OCC Library was given a $1,200 grant from the National Endowments of Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. This grant includes four documentary DVDs for inclusion in our collection, as well as a website where anyone can view three of the films in their entirety. The funding will be used to hold public programs related to the themes in the films. These programs will be held in cooperation with various campus groups.

The films are:
  • The Abolitionists
  • Slavery by Another Name
  • Freedom Riders
  • The Loving Story
If you have any questions about the grant, please contact Vinta Oviatt at 714-432-5885 x21057.