January 25, 2018

Celebrate Black History Month Through Reading

OCC Libraries in partnership with The OCC Diversity Committees are proud to participate in the 29th National African American Read-In on February 5-13, 2018.

OCC Students, employees, and community are invited to hear readings or read a brief passage aloud from books written by African American authors. The goal of this event is to celebrate Black History Month and bring awareness about the contributions African Americans have made to the literary world. For more times information, contact your campus OCC Library or check out our flier.

January 3, 2018

OCC Libraries Offering One Credit Hour Courses

Did you know that the OCC Libraries offer one credit hour courses taught by library faculty?

LIB 1000:  Introduction to the College Library and Information Resources (1 Credit Hour):
  • Taught by librarians, take this course and learn effective library use and basic research skills necessary for college readiness.
  • English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
LIB 1100: Information Research Methods (1 Credit Hour)
  • LIB 1100 students learn how to:
    • become effective and efficient researchers and library users
    • select the most appropriate research tools from a variety of library resources for any research assignment
    • analyze and evaluate information to determine credibility
    • cite sources accurately 
    • avoid plagiarism
    • English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Information literacy skills are essential for student success and can be used in your personal life. Check out the Winter 2017 Schedule of Classes to find out more.

November 13, 2017

New Search Everything Coming Soon

The OCC Libraries will be introducing a new and improved Search Everything in the new year. The updated Search Everything will include a whole new look & feel, including improved performance for mobile device users and improved OCC Journals List & Browse Search features.

You can find out more about the changes and preview the new Search Everything at http://libguides.oaklandcc.edu/newui.

The switchover to this new interface will get underway after the end of classes for the Fall 2017 semester and will be ready for the beginning of the Winter 2018 semester on the OCC Libraries home page at https://www.oaklandcc.edu/library.

Please contact Jeff Zachwieja, Coordinator of Library Electronic Resources, at jxzachwi@oaklandcc.edu if you have any questions.

October 11, 2017

Human Library Returns to the Highland Lakes Campus

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be deaf? What it is like to have lived with an addiction? What it is like to be Muslim?

The Highland Lakes Campus Diversity Committee and OCC Libraries will host the Human Library on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 9am–1pm in the Highland Lakes Student Center Arena.

The Human Library allows “readers” to checkout volunteer “books” who represent multiple areas of diversity. Human Books represent a cross section of society that have been stereotyped. “Books” are not asked to be experts, but instead asked to be themselves and tell their story in response to questions asked by the “Reader”. This exercise allows “Books” and “Readers” alike to meet people from other walks of life that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. 

Started in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library helps break down barriers and end prejudice. The idea is simple: if you meet people from other walks of life, people different than yourself, they become real and no longer belong to a faceless group. Once people start talking and getting to know one another, it becomes harder to discriminate against others as we realize we are more similar than we are different. For more information, please go to www.humanlibrary.org.