February 23, 2015

More free Library Success Seminars coming up at Auburn Hills, Orchard Ridge, Royal Oak & Southfield

The are plenty of opportunities to attend Library Success Seminars coming up in March.  These sessions cover a variety of topics related to library research and are designed to improve your library success skills. Ask your instructor about extra credit for attending any of these seminars. See the Library Instruction page for more information about future seminars at all OCC campuses.

Auburn Hills Campus Library
These free seminars are held in room D206 in the Auburn Hills Library. See full schedule here.
  • So You Have a Pro-Con Assignment
    Learn how to locate resources that offer multiple perspectives on a controversial topic.
    Tues March 10 from 5-5:30 pm
    Weds March 11 from 12-12:30 pm
  • Locating Primary Sources
    Learn how to find the raw material that helps us interpret the past.
    Tues March 17 from 5-5:30 pm
    Weds March 18 from 12-12:30 pm
Orchard Ridge Campus Library
Seminars are held on Mondays 12-12:30 in the Orchard Ridge Library. See full schedule here.
Royal Oak Campus Library
Seminars are held in the Royal Oak Campus Library room C202. See full schedule here.
Southfield Campus Library 
Seminars are held in the Southfield Campus Library room A212E. See full schedule here.

February 18, 2015

Enter the Student Essay Contest for a chance to win cash prizes.

The Student Essay Contest, sponsored by the OCC Foundation and the Student Outcomes Assessment Committee, is offering students a chance at winning up to $1,000 for the best essay.  A total of $3,250 in prize money is available for 2nd place, 3rd place, and honorable mention winners.

The theme for this year's contest is The Role of the Nemesis. The deadline for entries is Monday March 9, 2015. For more information including complete contest rules and regulations, visit https://www.oaklandcc.edu/essay/ or download the 2014-15 Essay Packet in PDF format.

For those interested in entering, you might want to check out some of the highlighted library resources that could help you write that prize-winning essay.