Thursday, October 27, 2016

Are you ready?

There is a lot on the November 8 ballot! Be prepared and do your homework.

Here are some helpful nonpartisan voting guides to help you to prepare for voting day.

Remember, you don't have to vote on every proposition or every ballot item if you don't want to. The items you choose to vote on will still count.

Learn more about what's on the ballot:

Easy Voter Guide – English and Spanish: Pros/Cons and the impact of propositions on the state budget.
"The aim of the Easy Voter Guide project is to make nonpartisan information about why we vote, how to vote and what’s on the ballot accessible to as many Californians as possible." This site is run by a nonpartisan group, Citizen and Citizens. It provides concise pro/con summaries, along with specific examples. You will also find "further reading" links to newspaper editorials and opinions about the propositions.

Voters Edge: Plug in your zip code to see a preview of your local ballot, along with nonpartisan, in-depth information.

KPBS Voter Guide: Here's another easy way to easily preview what will be on your local ballot, including nonpartisan summaries.

State of California Voter Information GuideThe state sends each registered voter household an official “Voter Information Guide” with detailed analyses and more information about supporters and opponents.

Have a question about your polling place? What ID do you need to bring? Find out the answers to those questions and more on the official California Where and How to Vote site.

Your voice counts.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Need to start that research paper?

Join us for 30 minutes to get all of the basics.

Library GO Training

Where: Room L-244
When: Thursday, October 27 at noon
What: Learn the basics about how the Library can help you get your research done.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Votes for Women

The SWC Library is proud to host an exhibit organized by the Women's Museum of California and the Friends of SWC Library:

A Moral Earthquake

Learn more about four San Diego women who worked to achieve women's suffrage in California in 1911.
The exhibit is available for viewing through November 10, 2016.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Taking a class at Otay Mesa?

The Library offers a variety of great resources for you!

  • Research help from a Librarian
  • Research databases, e-books, and books to check out
  • Books delivered from main campus
  • Textbooks for on Reserve (for some classes)

Otay Mesa SWC Library
Phone Number: 619-216-6750 x4424

Fall Semester Hours
August 22 - December 9, 2016
Monday and Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday : 11 am - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Plan to vote? The deadline to register is Monday!

Register to vote California

 Make your voice heard.

Register to vote online through the California Online Voter Registration. 
 The deadline is Monday, October 24, 2016.

Friday, October 21, 2016

We are open on Saturdays

The Main Campus Library is open 10 am - 2 pm on Saturdays.

See you at the Library!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Website of the Week

Is this your first time voting? 

If so, you might have a lot of questions about the process of registering to vote, finding your polling place, and the methods available to vote.

Luckily for you, there is a website dedicated to helping students with the voting process. Campus Vote Project - - provides state-specific voting information that is designed for students. With it, you can:
  • ​register on time (October 24, 2016), 
  • vote when you're supposed to (by or on November 8, 2016), 
  • and find a voting method of your choice (mail, early in person, or on election day at the polls)
In addition, you can also use Campus Vote Project to get answers to tricky questions that only apply to students.
  • ​​Can you register to vote using your permanent address or school address?
  • Do you need identification? And, what kind?
  • Will voting in California affect my federal financial aid?
  • ​Does being an out-of-state student for tuition purposes affect my right to vote in my college community?
  • Will registering to vote in California prevent my parents from claiming me as a dependent on their taxes?​​
You can make the difference. Vote today!

Review by Lauren McFall, SWC Librarian