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.




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!

Intro to Open Educational Resources Workshop

The Library will be hosting a workshop about open educational resources. Faculty and staff are invited to attend and learn about Open Educational Resources (OERs), which are an emerging trend in textbook and course material publishing. Attendees will find out how the library can help integrate them in your classes. OERs represent a different approach to traditional expensive textbook publishing by allowing students free access textbooks and other instructional materials available online. This session will explain what OERs are, where to find them, and how to best use them in your courses.

The workshop will take place in the Main Library Makerspace from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

HCCC Students Highlighted in New Jersey Magazine



Please read “My Immigrant Students: Newcomers construct their new lives, one challenge at a time,by Elena Gorokhova, an HCCC Associate Professor of ESL. Professor Gorokhova wrote this poignant and inspirational article while on sabbatical leave last semester. It features five of her former HCCC students and was published in the February 2018 issue of New Jersey Monthly (available at the HCCC Libraries). The article is linked here, along with the magazine’s cover page, where photographs of the students also appear.

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