2014 Library Construction

Visit Turning the Page, a blog dedicated to the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library remodeling and construction projects in 2014-2015.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 - "Internet Slowdown" Day

Discussions of  "Net Neutrality" can be overwhelming...but it is soooo important!

If you have seen "page loading" icons on your favorite sites today (9/10/2014), the links below can explain why.  Basically, many Net neutrality advocates say that "without strong Net neutrality rules, the Internet could be divided into slow and fast lanes. Earlier this year, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new Net neutrality rules that would allow broadband providers to engage in "commercially reasonable" traffic management, and many Net neutrality advocates suggested his rules would lead to a slower Internet for many websites." (InfoWorld, 9/8/2014)



http://www.ala.org/advocacy/telecom/netneutrality (a longer read, but explains why the open internet is of heightened importance to libraries)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Take Our Survey!

Look to the right...and check out our fun new survey tool, run through the Pew Research Center! It asks several questions about your use of public libraries (unfortunately, we couldn't customize the quiz to ask about our library, or even college libraries in general). Once we have at least 5 respondents in our group (and if you fill out the survey by clicking on the button to the right, you will be recognized as a member - no need to register or create any passwords or usernames) we can share a community snapshot and other fun statistics. It is all anonymous, so don't worry that anyone is collecting any personal information about you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We're Still Here!

As construction projects occur across the Spencer Hill campus, the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library IS still available - although in a slightly different form than before!  We are currently located in the Classroom building, rooms C205 and 206.  During June and July, our hours will be 8 am- 4 pm, Monday - Friday.  By the time classes start in August, we should be in the Fitness Center, with offices and quiet study areas in the suite to the right when you enter the Wellness Center and computers available in classrooms G120 and 121 (on the left).  The remodeled and renovated library is scheduled to reopen in January of 2015.

In the meantime, you can check in on the construction progress on our other blog, Turning the Page, and you can follow us on Facebook!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

March Contest in the Library!

We know you're all tired of winter, but we want to help you be prepared for next year....or the April blizzard?!?  Enter the contest below and win a brand new shovel!

Fill out an entry form to predict the amount of precipitation in inches for the month of March. The actual precipitation data will come from www.weather.com monthly data for Corning, NY.  Entries must be submitted by March 17, 2014.

Entry forms are available at the Main Desk. One entry per person, and, in the event of more than one submission with the same total, the first entry submitted will be declared the winner.
Open to the entire campus!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Library Service at CCC!

February 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library building! In celebration, the CCC community is invited to gather to enjoy cake and drawings for students and staff to win new books.

Monday, February 3, 2014
Library Gallery

This is an historic moment for the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library, as the building is about to undergo an expansion and renovation, slated to begin in March. Come get a "before" view of the Library prior to its exciting transformation, which will be unveiled in January 2015. You can also get a preview of the plans for the renovation.

Join us!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Spring 2014 Library Hours & News

Welcome back!  As the Spring 2014 semester begins at CCC, the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library is here to support your academic goals.
By this point you may have heard about the extensive renovation project that will begin in the library this spring - rest assured that the Library WILL BE OPEN, staffed, and available to you until the end of the semester.  In March our main entrance will close as construction begins, but the lower level entrance will remain open and all of the computers and resources upstairs will still be available.  Please ask a staff member if you have any questions or concerns!

Our hours during the spring semester are:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Monday - Thursday
  • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday 
  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday (No Sunday hours if no Monday classes)
Finally, don't forget about the Library Research Award.  Entries for the 2013 award are due by January 31, 2014!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall 2013 displays

This fall there are three new displays in the library exhibit cases!
Upstairs, you can watch the evolution of the library building, and look at a collection of photographs of our original building alongside the architectural plans for the upcoming library renovation.
Also, check out our "Much Ado About William Shakespeare" display, featuring materials from our rare book collection.
In the cases you can see a 1632 edition of Shakespeare's "Second Folio," printed by Thomas Coates.  Because Shakespeare's works were intended for acting, not reading, they did not appear in print during his lifetime!  William Shakespeare died in 1616, and the first printing of his plays (known as the "First Folio") was not published until 1623.  The First Folio omitted 2 plays and was rife with errors - leading to the creation of the Second Folio nine years later.
We also have a collection of dolls dressed as Shakespeare and various characters from his plays.  Do you have a favorite?  Do any of them look like someone you know?

Downstairs, the Fall 2013 CCC Archives display, “Constructing Academia; The Architectural History of CCC,” has been created by the CCC History Club to showcase photos of the campus’ architectural evolution since the College’s inception.  Kudos to the History Club for their hard work!