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Volume 4 Issue 2, June 2019

HCC Library quarterly As I prepare to open the chapter of my life that will follow my retirement, I invite you to browse the insert to this issue of HCC Library Quarterly, which touches upon just a few of the highlights of the work done by the Library and the HaysHeighe House team during the past decade. It has been a productive and innovative time, and I have felt privileged to lead the outstanding group of individuals who make up the Library and the Hays-Heighe House. I know that you share my appreciation for the dedication they bring to our enterprise, and I know that you also share their commitment to the success of our students. Since I announced my retirement in January, I have been deeply touched by the kind words of appreciation that so many of you have sent my way. Your kindness and graciousness, however, does not surprise me. Since I first arrived at HCC in 2008, I have marveled at the way that employees in every area of the college work together congenially, energetically, and creatively to carry out the teaching and learning mission that is at the heart of what we do. Having spent my first thirty years of work at two research universities and one state higher education agency, it was a delight to arrive at a college that truly sees the success of our students as priority number one. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to collaborate with you in this undertaking, and I wish you continued success in this vitally important work.

Currently-enrolled HCC credit students may check out a variety of equipment at the Library Circulation Desk, including microphones, cameras and camcorders, calculators, iPads, laptops, webcams, and accessories such as cables and headphones. In order to borrow these items, a Fro NLW


Equipment for Check-Out student must clear any fines of $50 or more, and must present a valid HCC credit student ID card. Loan periods range anywhere from four hours to seven days, depending on the item. Equipment

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is available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved ahead of time. For more information about borrowing policies for all types of equipment, visit the Library’s website under Technology & Spaces — Equipment for Checkout.

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Dr. William Allen and Carol Allen. Carol was presented with a Harford County Proclamation, honoring her work directing the HCC Library and for transforming the Hays-Heighe House into a “public history space reflecting the diverse social and cultural history of Harford County.”



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Volume 4 Issue 2, June 2019

“Libraries = Strong Communities”

The HCC Library collaborated with our amazing community this year for a very successful National Library Week. The HCC Environmental Club was a key partner and sponsored “Planting on the Patio,” Monday, April 8. More than 20 students and staff members planted seeds in recycled, biodegradable newspaper pots on a beautiful spring day. The Environmental Club also helped out with “Sustainable Snacking” on Wednesday, where library patrons got to enjoy veggies and dip, hummus and pita, and try out a mindful eating exercise hosted by the HCC Office of Student Life.

The Art & Science of Recipe Development with Kerry Dunnington

As part of the HCC Scholar-in-Residence initiative, Gathering at the Community Table, the Library and Hays-Heighe House were pleased to host local cookbook author Kerry Dunnington, who discussed using local, sustainable ingredients to produce fresh, healthy meals. At our Thursday evening panel discussion on the book Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up, Harford County farmers and health care providers discussed the link between local food production and health. Our ever popular Used Book Sale raised over $1,200 for the William Schwartzman Memorial Textbook Scholarship Fund. Thanks again to the HCC community for supporting such a great cause!

Planting on the Patio

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Volume 4 Issue 2, June 2019

HCC Library & Hays-Heighe House, 2009-2019: A Decade of Growth, Innovation & Change 2008-2009:

Former division of Library and Instructional Services is re-organized as two departments (Library and Distance Learning/IRC) with each headed by a director reporting to the Vice President for Instruction (based on recommendation from HCC Distance Learning Committee).

Carol Allen is hired as Director for the Library and Christel Vonderscheer is promoted to Director for Distance Learning.

We revamp our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey to obtain better data.

We initiate our annual Planning Day and create library-wide goals.

Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness moves into two rooms in the third floor administrative wing.

We receive approval to convert our supply/copier room into a quiet study room (L309).

We receive approval to change Instructional Services Librarian from a 10-month to a 12-month position.

Collection size: 53,622 books; 7,000 ebooks; 22,109 government documents; 12,305 physical media (VHS, DVD, slides, etc.); 138,239 microforms.


We hold “A Novel Birthday Celebration” to commemorate our 10-year anniversary in the current library building; event raises $11,000 for student scholarships.

We add six new workstations for student use.

We develop new, targeted online information literacy tutorials and begin to embed librarians in online courses.

Library is included in acoustical engineering study, to explore options to address noise problems.

We receive approval to convert two vacant offices into quiet study rooms (L203 and L204).

We complete internal redesign of our website.

We begin purchasing textbooks to place on reserve to assist student access & affordability.

We assume responsibility for newly renovated Hays-Heighe House as a public history site, and a part-time position of Hays-Heighe House Coordinator is created (Ann Persson is hired).

With the VP for Academic Affairs, we initiate program to recognize scholarly & creative works by HCC employees.

With HC Public Library and HC Public Schools, we organize Harford County Information Literacy Summit.

We create our Facebook page (second department on campus with a social media presence).


HCC Library Quarterly 2010-2011

We develop our first five-year strategic plan, along with Library vision and values statements.

We establish the “Library Student Textbook Scholarship” with proceeds from annual Used Book Sale.

We acquire anatomical models to place on reserve for A&P students.

We partner with STEM in the “STEM Scholars Step Up” program.

We set up a formal MOU with Harford County Public Library for support of our shared online catalog, and migrate from Horizon to Polaris as the system.

Hays-Heighe House receives grants for “Let’s Talk About It: America’s Civil War and Emancipation” and for the “Manifold Greatness” traveling. Also exhibits wax figures of Zora Neale Hurston and Carter G. Woodson.

We convert vacant Owl offices to quiet study rooms (L200 and L201) and add ten more student workstations.

We contract with national library building consultant to develop a long-term plan for space redesign.

We implement our “one-on-one research consultation” service for students.


We receive support from HCC administration to create two group study rooms on 2nd floor.

Hays-Heighe House acquires collection of Anne Heighe’s “race day” photographs and digitizes the photographs to add to the “Maryland Digital History” collection.

African-American Heritage Garden is created in space between Library and Hays-Heighe House.

Library is commended by MSCHE Accreditation Site Visit Team for assessment projects.

We partner with Tutoring Center to experiment with offering tutoring within the Library building.

We add a part-time Instruction Librarian.

“Herblock” political cartoon exhibit travels to the Hays-Heighe House. We create a local exhibit commemorating the War of 1812 and bring the traveling 1812 replica flag to campus.


Hays-Heighe House initiates the Robert & Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism and installs Beauty in Sport exhibit (focusing on the Boniface family among others) to correspond with award.

Library volunteer/temp Julie Mancine organizes HCC College Archives and creates finding aids for the collection.

Library acquires a major ebook collection (75,000 titles).

Hays-Heighe House obtains grant from Maryland State Arts Council for exhibit and programming about the living history Welsh traditions in this region. Hays-Heighe adds part-time Office Assistant position.

Government documents collection is mainstreamed with the rest of the collection and moved to third floor, freeing second floor space for student workstations and study.

Maryland Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly is National Library Week speaker.


Volume 4 Issue 2, June 2019 2013-2014

College Archives exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of ground-breaking for initial buildings at HCC.

Hays-Heighe House exhibit celebrates the heritage of black jockeys in Harford County, MD and beyond. Pellom McDaniel creates and installs exhibit about Isaac Murphy Brown.

Maryland Humanities Council funds exhibit Faces of Freedom at the Hays-Heighe House.

Library partners with Harford County Public Library and HC Public Schools on “Harford Hacks” Information Literacy program aimed at teens.

Library receives substantial gift of children’s books to support teacher education from Cheryl Monk.

Lois Entner and Greg Priebe offer a workshop on Open Education Resources during faculty PD Days.

Initial redesign of second floor of library building is completed; large tables by the curved windows are replaced with study carrels to reduce noise problems on second and third floors.

Reference collection transitions from print to digital, freeing floor space for student study space.

Hays-Heighe House is added to the U.S. National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom as a result of research done by Iris Leigh Barnes (then HHH Coordinator).

Hays-Heighe House receives preservation award from Maryland Historic Trust.


Library assumes responsibility for first floor computer lab (previously managed by eLearning).

Phase 2 of second floor renovation is completed; tall shelving is removed and curved shelving for the legal collection, installed; second floor is now mainly study space for students. Periodicals Room is created there.

HCC Library tab is added to Blackboard.

The fall equestrian exhibit focuses on Durbar II: The Racehorse, the Royals & the Writer: The Legacy of Herman Duryea. Hugo Vickers is guest speaker at the equestrian award reception. We acquire a portrait of Durbar II.


Library internally re-allocates positions to make the Hays-Heighe House Coordinator a .75 position instead of .5; Julie Mancine becomes HHH Coordinator.

Renowned equestrian cartoonist Peb receives Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism; his original art is on display in the fall. The spring exhibit is Voices of Change: Social Protest through the Arts & Humanities, with major grant support from Maryland Humanities Council.

We introduce our annual “Library Expo;” eLearning and Learning Center participate.

Political cartoonist Victor Nabokov is the Constitution Day speaker.

Grant-funded exhibit Changing America: Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and March on Washington, 1963 travels to the Hays-Heighe House.

Library initiates annual African-American Author Read-in Day.

We begin multi-year project to digitize the College Archives collection.


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Library’s One Button Studio is installed, with support from HCC Foundation Grants for Innovation; HCC is second community college in Maryland with a One Button Studio. We set up a Digital Media Lab, Digital Media Classroom (shared as GIS classroom) and Library Digital Media Specialist position, offering workshops on media software.

Learning Center moves into the Library building (former CTS work space); Library and Learning Center initiate monthly meetings to collaborate in supporting HCC students.

Executive Leadership Team moves into third floor administrative wing of the Library building, which necessitates loss of five quiet study rooms, the Periodicals Room, the Special Collections Room, and some stack space.

Two additional group study rooms are added on second floor.

Hays-Heighe exhibits include APG as Catalyst: The Changing Landscape of Harford County and a reinstallation of Made By Hand (to celebrate stabilization of the springhouse).


We expand our equipment lending program, including allowing students to check out laptops for three days, increasing the number of laptops to lend, and adding tablets and other technology to lend.

We acquire Credo Instruct service, adding Credo online information literacy tutorials to those developed inhouse.

We obtain approval for construction of three replacement quiet study rooms on third floor.

We celebrate our 50th Anniversary as a Federal Depository Library; Government Publishing Office Director Davita Vance-Cooks presents the award.

We implement OwlSearch discovery service.

Hays-Heighe exhibits include APG Tech Revolution; HCC’s 60th Anniversary; The Wider World of Jim McKay; and Cultures & Disease: Epidemics and the Human Experience.

Named textbook scholarship fund The William Schwartzman Library Textbook Scholarship in honor of our late, long-term volunteer.


We begin to lend digital camera, web cams and related items. We increase the loan period to seven days.

Hays-Heighe House exhibits include World War I’s Long Shadow and Votes for Women: Taking Our Place in Politics.

Based on student input, we implement a reservation system for our study rooms.

Learning Commons Building Project Committee works with StudioJAED to plan for building renovation.

We make 400 digitized archives available on CONTENTdm, our digital repository.

Library becomes part of the Teaching, Learning & Innovation division.

Library Director Carol Allen retires in June 2019.

Collection size: 48,344 books; 1,715 print government documents; 4,090 DVDs; 203,719 ebooks; 106,312 streaming video titles; and 63 e-journals.


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New Employees Hello! I’m Kelly and I’m a new part-time Library Associate at HCC’s library! I attended HCC for a year and then transferred to Maryland Institute College of Art where I majored in Illustration with a concentration in Book Arts and graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While I was a student at MICA, I worked at their library where I discovered I thoroughly enjoyed working in a library setting, so I am happy to be at HCC’s library! When I am not working at the library I am a freelance artist and small business owner where I sell original pieces, prints, stickers, patches, etc. I also do art shows around the Baltimore area often where I sell my work. If you would like to talk art or art in the library, I’d be happy to discuss with you! In my free time, I like to create art, hike, read, and go antiquing.

Hello! My name is Lillian Trader. I started working at HCC as a Federal Work Study student in the Library Computer Lab as a computer lab assistant. I received my Associates Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Health Information Technology. As of May 1, I was hired as a Library Associate. I love spending my time helping people in any way I can. It brings me joy to help students with technology questions. I am originally from New Jersey where I worked for several years in the casino industry. I enjoy creating and editing images in Adobe Photoshop, one day hoping to have the skills to show my work.

1. His collection gave a boost to the Library of Congress after the War of 1812 2. The Month of National Library Week 3. The country that has the oldest library 4. Current Librarian of Congress 5. City with the largest library in the world 6. MLS Regalia color, _____ yellow 7. ______ Dewey of decimal fame 8. First name of librarian first lady

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Hays-Heighe House Exhibit Women of the Turf Our autumn exhibit will honor women in Maryland and beyond who have excelled in all aspects of equestrian sport, including as thoroughbred farm owners, trainers, jockeys, and journalists. While many of them would eschew the adjective “woman” in front of their profession title – perhaps even find it to be a pejorative – we must acknowledge the breakthroughs they have made in what was once a male-dominated field. This exhibit, curated by Maryanna Skowronski, director of the Historical Society of Harford County, will feature a hall of fame for Maryland women of the turf and a historical overview of women’s participation in the sport. Images by photojournalists Cappy Jackson and Lydia Williams, the 2019 recipients of the Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism, will be on display in galleries that focus on their lives and work. Anne Heighe, for whom Hays-Heighe House and the award are named, was herself a woman of the turf. She ran a successful thoroughbred race horse breeding and training operation from the 1920s through the 1940s headquartered here at what was then called Prospect Hill Farm. Our equestrian exhibits celebrate the history of the site, and Anne Heighe’s legacy.

Events Friday, October 4 5-7 PM W omen of the Turf Exhibit Opening An exhibit honoring women in Maryland and beyond who have excelled in all aspects of equestrian sport, including as thoroughbred farm owners, trainers, jockeys, and journalists. Free. 7-9 PM W omen of the Turf Reception and Aw ard P resentation Meet special guest Kathy Kusner, the first licensed female jockey in the United States, and celebrate photojournalists Cappy Jackson and Lydia Williams, the 2019 recipients of the Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism. Tickets $50.

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