Students talk to Office Of Student Success staff members at the open house. | Contributed Photo

September 11, 2018 – The annual Hackney library open house took place at the start of the 2018 fall semester on Aug. 23 from 4-6 p.m.

All students and faculty of the college were invited to attend, however, the overall goal of the event was to inform the student body (particularly the new students) of the resources Hackney library offers, as well as the writing and technology centers.

The event contained seven different stations, which were located around the library. At each station, a staff  member stood providing information regarding the specific location. These seven stations being: the learning cafe, circulation desk, writing center and information technology, technology classroom, reference desk, office of student success, and archives. The students and faculty were given a sheet, and were able to receive a free t-shirt after exploring all seven stations.

Joshua Newport, technology librarian for the college, said, “The library is a great place. Typically students will think it’s just books, but it does a lot more than just that. For example, I am an advisor for the geek club.”

After attending the open house event, student Aubury Smith, said, “I knew the library had some resources, but I found out that they help with research, which will be beneficial for my classes. They also do public speaking classes, which will help me because I o en have a hard time with it.”

The library plans to hold this event at the start of the Fall 2019 semester, continuing to display all its available resources to the new freshman and transfer students.

By Jonathan Moss
Staff Writer