June 10, 2020

Outstanding Research Paper Award Winners Announced

The winners are in! Forty- Seven students entered the First Annual Outstanding Research Paper Award Competition sponsored by the OCC Libraries and Student Life.  OCC Library Faculty were pleased with the response, as many of the details of submitting papers had to be revised due to the coronavirus closure of the campuses. Papers were judged on information and reasoning, the quality and variety of references, citation usage, readability, and of course, grammar and spelling! Each of the 5 physical campus library locations, AH, HL, OR, RO and SF, awarded a 1st prize of $75.00 and a 2nd prize of $25.00.  All of the award winners were excited and very appreciative to learn their papers were selected! 

And the winners are:

Auburn Hills:  
1st place ($75)     Tyler McDaniel      
Title of Paper: Liberal Arts Education and Employment

2nd place ($25) = Sarah Motsinger  
Title of Paper: America’s Crimes Against the Japanese

Highland Lakes:
1st place ($75) =  Cole Hudalla          
Title of Paper: Socialism Supports American Values

2nd place ($25) = Victoria Polk           
Title of Paper: Why We Should Vaccinate 

Orchard Ridge:
1st place ($75) =Martin Hristov             
Title of Paper: International Responsibility

2nd place ($25) = Jaime Honoway        
Title of Paper: Commercial Design 

Royal Oak:
1st place ($75) = Camille Dixson             
Title of Paper: Crime, Media and Society: An Argument  for Societal and Media Change on Criminal Cases

2nd place ($25) = Delaney Molander    
Title of Paper: Cyberstalking and Physical Stalking Alike   

Southfield:
1st place ($75) = Jessica Feigley             
Title of Paper: Radiation Experiments in the United States

2nd place ($25) = Erin P. 
Title of Paper: Precautions Regarding Fetal Exposure

March 6, 2020

Cancelled: Human Library Event


UPDATE: The Human Library event scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Highland Lakes campus has been cancelled. Please keep an eye out for future diversity events!

March 5, 2020

Outstanding Research Paper Award

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Download the flyer
Attention OCC Students!

The OCC Libraries and Student Life are rewarding outstanding research and scholarship.

Each of the five campuses (AH, HL, OR, RO and SF) will be giving out two Outstanding Research Paper Awards:
  • 1st prize winners receive $75
  • 2nd prize winners receive $25
Make your hard work pay off and submit your paper!

Here are the award details:
  • Research papers will have been written for an OCC course during the Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020 semesters.
  • Students may submit only one paper
  • Last day to submit a paper is April 27, 2020.
What makes a research paper outstanding?
Review the evaluation criteria that will be used to judge research papers. Please contact your OCC Campus Library to find out more paper submission details.

Questions? Contact Beth Garnsey at bagarnse@oaklandcc.edu or the faculty librarian at your campus


Sponsored by the OCC Libraries and Student Life

February 26, 2020

Limited Library Hours During Mid-Winter Recess

The OCC Libraries will be open for limited hours during the Mid-Winter Recess from March 2 through March 7.  The hours for the campus libraries will be Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and closed
Saturday March 7.

January 31, 2020

Celebrate Black History Month Through Reading


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OCC Libraries in partnership with the College Committee for Diversity and Inclusion are proud to participate in the National African American Read-In on February 4-18, 2020.

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.

See our Black History Month research guide for title ideas or ask any OCC Librarian.


Events will be held on:
  • Tuesday, February 4 at Highland Lakes from 10am-3pm Library, Woodland Hall
  • Monday, February 10 at Auburn Hills from 12pm-2pm Library, Room D
  • Wednesday, February 12 at Orchard Ridge from 11am-1pm Library, Room K-200
  • Tuesday, February 18 at Southfield from 12pm-1pm Student Center, Room A129
See the flyer for more information.