On June 1st, two of our staff were presented with awards at the recent NJLA Conference in Atlantic City. Mei Xie won for her achievements in Technical Services, and Devlyn Courtier won the Technology Award.
Leading the Library catalog migration from SirsiDynix to open-source Koha, Mei updated library catalog records to RDA standards, modernized the library’s authority file and subject headings, improved access to electronic resources for all users, and added support for emerging technologies such as linked data.
Devlyn, along with Johnathan Cintron (a former HCCC employee), won the NJLA Technology Award for their application of Raspberry Pi technology to advance the current manual door count to an automated system. By building three different prototypes using lasers, PIR (passive infrared sensor), and ultrasonic technology, they created devices which can collect and transmit door counts to a database, making record keeping much easier.
The Library will be hosting several Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OERs) workshops during the week of 4/23. At these sessions, learn about Open Educational Resources (OERs), an emerging trend in textbook and course material publishing, and find out how the Library can help you integrate them in your classes. This session will explain what OERs are, where to find them, and how to best use them in your courses.
All workshops will be held in the Main Library Makerspace, except for the Wednesday AM session, which will be in L319.
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact John DeLooper at [email protected] or x4723.
Come on by and increase your chances of getting that summer, part time, or full time job! One of the Career Development Advisors will be giving quick but detailed and helpful feedback about creative impressive resumes. Be at the North Hudson Library’s group study room – N303D – on Tuesday, April 24th from 9:30-12:noon … and get that job!
March is Read-a-Book Month
The North Hudson Campus Library is holding a reading raffle. To enter, just read a book of your choice starting March 1st through April 12th and then submit a short description. Find an entry form here or at the NHC Library and return it to the raffle box.
Prizes will include movie tickets, gift certificates, books, and more. Winners will be selected at the raffle on Tuesday, April 17th at 12:noon during a celebration in the NHC Student Lounge. All current students and staff may enter the raffle.
Good luck and good reading!
Book Club – Everything I Never Told You
The Library has a second title for this Spring’s April Book Clubs – Everything I Never Told You by author Celeste Ng. Pick up your copy at either campus while supplies last. And then meet fellow readers at our Book Clubs and let’s talk!
Come to either campus on the following dates and join the discussion:
Monday, April 2nd – 3:30-5:00 OR Wednesday, April 4th – 1:00 to 3:30
Read an excerpt of the book here.
See how the New York Times reviewed it here.
From the author herself, helpful discussion ideas here.
Food will be served at each of the Book Club gatherings. Come and ENJOY!