As we all know, the ACC's Highland Campus is expanding. This expansion includes commercial buildings, campus departments (both Gen Ed and Workforce) and a variety of other Centers and services. While our big goal is to have a completely new library (the HLC library was too small upon move-in) our current goal is to maximize use of the current HLC library and contiguous areas for our students, faculty and staff. This entails expanding our collection at HLC by bringing over collection support materials to support the programs moving to Highland. And yes, we have thousands of e-books to support all of our areas, but the HLC departments moving have browsing materials, many not available online at this time and others that will never be available in digital format.
Moving library materials takes a great deal of strategic planning and time and in preparation for moving the materials to the HLC Library, Library Services has reviewed the variety of ways collections can be sorted and shifted and has chosen a way to systematically move these collections.resources to other ACC campus library locations. In order for them to move; however, the following things need to happen:
To answer questions users have our team has created this online guide to track space changes and the collection move process. We have included an FAQ with anticipated questions already answered. For any additional questions or concerns, we ask that you use the guide’s feedback form. This form goes directly to the Dean of Library Services - Julie Todaro, the Head Librarian for RGC - Carrie Gits and the Co-Chairs of the HLC Materials Move Committee: Head Librarian for RVS - Irena Klaic, and Faculty Librarian at HYS Barbara Jorge. We will keep updating this guide as we answer your questions and as we progress with the renovation, then move of collections.
Dr. Julie Todaro
Dean of Library Services, Austin Community College
What is happening now?
January- April 2020