June 23, 2017

Make Your Summer Notable: Read a Library of Michigan 2017 Notable Book!

If you are looking for a good read this summer, check out the Library of Michigan's list of the 2017 Michigan Notable Books - 20 books highlighting Michigan people, places and events. These books encompass a number of genres and subjects including:


The OCC Libraries have the majority of the 20 Michigan Notable titles available for checkout in our collections. Search the Library Catalog to see if the title you are interested in is available. If the book you want is not available at OCC you can always try to request it through MeLCat and have it delivered to OCC or any other Michigan library where you are an authorized borrower.

To find out more about the program, visit the Library of Michigan Notable Books website.

April 17, 2017

Congratulations OCC Librarian Allison McFadden-Keesling, 2017 Diversity Champion

The College Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) has selected Highland Lakes Faculty Librarian Allison McFadden-Keesling as the 2017 Diversity Champion!

Read all about it on the CCDI website and the OCC Spirit Blog.

Congratulations Allison!

March 30, 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 live with a mental illness? What it is like to be Muslim? The Highland Lakes Campus Diversity Committee and OCC Libraries will host the Human Library on Tuesday April 4 from 9am–1pm in the Student Center Arena. The Human Library event that 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 allowed “Books” and “Readers” alike to meet people from other walks of life that they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet.

The Human Library was started in 2000 in Denmark to help break down barriers and end prejudice. The idea was 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.

On Tuesday April 4, at the OCC Highland Lakes Campus Student Center from 9am– 1pm, our Human Library will have 23 Human Book titles. Please come and check them out.

January 26, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month Through Reading


OCC Libraries in partnership with The OCC Diversity Committees are proud to participate in the 28th National African American Read-In on February 1-14, 2017.

OCC Students and employees 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.


Events will be held in the OCC Libraries:
Feb. 1 at Orchard Ridge from 11am-1pm
Feb. 6 at Auburn Hills from 12pm-1:30pm
Feb. 7 at Highland Lakes from 10am-1pm
Feb. 14 at Royal Oak from 11:30am-12:30pm


For more times information, contact your campus OCC Library or check out the flier.