Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Essay Contest - Win an iPad Mini!

College Book Essay Scholarship


The Friends of the Library sponsors a College Book Essay Scholarship each spring. Students are asked to write an essay on a topic related to the annual College Book, and the winner receives an iPad Mini! The scholarship application period ends on February 28, 2017.

To enter, you must first read this year's College Book selection: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is available for 7-day check out at the Reserve Desks at the Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and San Ysidro Libraries. Ask for it at the Circulation Desk with this call number: E185.615 .C6335 2015.

After you read the book, read the prompt in the SWC Scholarship Application. You must write your essay and submit it by February 28, 2017.

Have a question? Ask a Librarian!




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SWC Library Hours
January 30 – May 26, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm




HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday & Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday : 11 am - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday & Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am - 11:30 am
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday & Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Friday, February 17, 2017

SWC Libraries Are Closed



The SWC Libraries are closed February 17 - February 20 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Have a question? Ask a Librarian!





Thursday, February 16, 2017

"Alternative Facts" got you down?

Mark your calendar -- 30 Minute Thursdays begin March 2


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Anniversary!

Stop by the Library and join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the SWC College Book.

All of the previous College Book selections are highlighted in our spring semester display. You may check out any of the books for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.


This year's College Book selection, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, is available for 7-day check out at the Reserve Desks at the Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and San Ysidro Libraries.

The Friends of the Library sponsors a College Book Essay Scholarship each spring. Students are asked to write an essay on a topic related to the annual College Book, and the winner receives an iPad Mini! The scholarship application period ends on February 28, 2017. 

Have a question? Ask a Librarian!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fake News?

We hear a lot about "Fake News" lately... what exactly is Fake News?

Definition of Fake News
Fake News is completely false information. It is created by an author who knows it is completely false information, but has purposefully attempted to make it look real to try to spread misinformation.

Why?

The motives for Fake News are either economic (the author makes money from advertising every time someone clicks); or political/social (the author wants to direct public opinion).

Fake News is NOT:
  • Bias -- Information may contain opinion, but that doesn't automatically make it Fake News.
  • News You Disagree With -- You may not like a particular news article, but that doesn't mean it's Fake News.

Examples of Fake News
Here are some recent examples of Fake News that are completely false and were created either to make money through advertising or because of a political/social agenda.

Bogus Ballot Stuffing Story



Pope Warns About Fake News -- From Experience





Want to know more about how to identify Fake News? Here's a handy quick guide, created by Michele Kirschenbaum, a Librarian at EasyBib.




We are also offering a 30-Minute Workshop on the topic of Fake News -- join us in Room L-244 at noon on March 16 or April 20.

For more assistance on this topic -- or any other aspect of your research -- Ask a Librarian!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Libraries Closed Feb 17 - Feb 20



The SWC Libraries are closed February 17 - February 20 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Have a question? Ask a Librarian!