Library Service Changes Aug 16

Please be advised that HCCC will be conducting an Emergency Load Reduction on Thursday, Aug. 16 between 2 PM to 4 PM. During this event, the 2nd floor of the Gabert Library will be closed. The lighting in both HCCC Libraries will be dimmed and some elevators will be shut down. Access to computers, internet, and WiFi may not be available or may be limited.

HCCC Library Winners @NJLA Conference

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.

Library OER Week

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.

Library OER Week Flyer

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.

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