Please note that the Hudson County Community College Libraries will be closed on Monday February 15, 2016 in observance of President’s Day.
We will reopen Tuesday February 16, 2016 with regularly scheduled hours. Please enjoy the day off!
The HCCC Library is featured in this month’s edition of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, with a photograph of the Main Library taken by Associate Dean for College Libraries Carol Van Houten.
Choice is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and features over 600 reviews of academic books and electronic resources, and is used by HCCC Librarians and librarians throughout the country to select resources included in college library collections.
More information about CHOICE can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice/home.
The HCCC Library is proud to announce that it has been awarded the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, as the winner in the community college category. The award, which recognizes the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution, is sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and YBP Library Services.
The ACRL Awards committee noted that the HCCC Library impressed the committee with its impact on student learning, campus technology, and outreach services.
“Hudson County Community College Library staff demonstrated a clear focus on students through their active social media outreach, inclusion of students on their advisory board, and various other collaborative efforts in which students are involved,” said Trevor Dawes, chair of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Committee and associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. “The library staff has done and impressive job at incorporating information literacy components across all General Education courses, resulting in a positive impact on student learning. Additionally, the library has demonstrated technology leadership across the campuses through the use of various services, such as the iPad cart and the makerspace. The solutions to meet campus needs are both high-tech and low-tech, based on the needs of the constituents.”
“Receiving this award is a great honor for our library and our college,” said Hudson County Community College Associate Dean for College Libraries Carol Van Houten. “Our achievements are the direct result of having a dedicated and creative library staff who truly care about our students. We are so happy to be recognized as an outstanding community college library!”
The HCCC Library will receive $3,000 and a plaque, to be presented at an award ceremony later this year.