October 28, 2015

Free Library Success Seminars Wrapping Up in November

There's still time to take advantage of free Library Success Seminars in November at the Auburn Hills, Orchard Ridge, Royal Oak and Southfield Campus Libraries. These sessions cover a variety of topics to help you more successfully use the OCC Libraries. Ask your instructor about extra credit for attending any of these seminars.

Auburn Hills Campus
(see all Fall 2015 seminars for Auburn Hills)
All Auburn Hills Library seminars are held in the Auburn Hills Library room D206
  • Locating Primary Sources
    Learn how to find the raw material that helps us interpret the past.
    Weds Nov 4, 12-12:30
    Thurs Nov 5, 2:30-3
  • Evaluating Websites
    Learn how to identify trustworthy websites. Not all .com websites are bad, and not all .edu websites are perfect!
    Weds Nov 11, 12-12:30
    Thurs Nov 12, 2:30-3
  • Google Scholar & Google Advanced Search
    We can show you tips and tricks that will change the way you search the web.
    Mon Nov 16, 12-12:30
    Thurs Nov 19, 2:30-3

Orchard Ridge Campus
(see all Fall 2015 seminars for Orchard Ridge)
Royal Oak Campus Library(see all Fall 2015 seminars for Royal Oak)
Southfield Campus Library(see all Fall 2015 seminars for Southfield)

October 21, 2015

Human Library Returns to Highland Lakes November 4

Flyer for the event
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be deaf? What it is like to be gay or transgender in our society? What it is like living with an addiction? On Wednesday November 4 from 1–7pm, the Highland Lakes Campus Diversity Committee and OCC Libraries will host our ninth Human Library. A Human Library is a collection of individuals who have been stereotyped and are available for “check out,” creating a cross section of “books” that represent the diversity of our population. “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” to interact with people from all walks of life and hopefully break down barriers that are cornerstones of prejudice.

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 get 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 Wednesday November 4, at the OCC Highland Lakes Campus Student Center from 1pm-7pm, our Human Library will have 12 Human Book titles. Please come and check them out.

Submitted by Allison McFadden-Keesling
Faculty Librarian
Highland Lakes Campus Library

October 19, 2015

New Version of OCC Library Journals List Coming This Week

This week the OCC Libraries will be introducing an upgraded version of our Journals List and Check for Copy article linker. The new look & improved searching will make it faster and easier to find full-text journal articles available at the OCC Libraries.

Here’s what you need to know:
  • The OCC Library Journals List will have a new look and more useful search features. For example, you can easily limit your search to peer reviewed journals, subject area, or resource type to find the journals most relevant to you. Try a preview now.
  • If you know the name of the journal, magazine or newspaper you are looking for, you can enter it right into the Search Everything search box on the library home page. If OCC has the publication available, you will get a link to it right at the top of your search results.

See a short tutorial video on the new features (Full Text Finder is the equivalent of the OCC Library Journals List)

October 8, 2015

Celebrating Art With Food & Drink - October 14 in the Auburn Hills Campus Library

Tattoo Artist by Heather Wallace-Campbell
Join us on Wednesday, October 14, from 4-6 pm, in the Auburn Hills campus library as we celebrate a new art exhibit by OCC student Heather Wallace-Campbell. Her work is on display in the library now and will be available through November 4. All are welcome; food and drink will be provided. Reception and exhibit are sponsored by the AH Library and AH Art department. 

Massage Therapist by Heather Wallace-Campbell
About the artist:
Heather Wallace-Campbell has been studying art at OCC for the past 3 years. She is a ballet costume designer by trade, but thoroughly enjoys painting and drawing art. Heather's current focus is painting the figure. The pieces in this show are examples from her “People Working” series and a selection of other works from her time at OCC.