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History of North Harris Library (1990 - 1999)

Present Time - 2010 | 2009 - 2000 | 1999 - 1990 | 1989 - 1980 | 1979 - 1970 

October 1999

The library developes web pages for Lone Star College System’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools alternative Self-Study project as part of the District’s second ten-year SACS re-accreditation.

September 1999

NHC library celebrated the 25th anniversary of its federal depository status with a Government Information Fair.

May 1999

The library enhances its electronic collection by subscribing to seven TexShare databases accessible to students and faculty from any computer on campus or at the Centers.

April 1999

Remote access to the library's catalog is implemented using Dynix's Web Pac product.

February 1999

Sarah Naper, Lane Johnson and Maryann Readal are awarded a $1500 Lone Star College System Minigrant to establish a pleasure reading collection. The library becoames a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site. Pac4Windows, the new graphical interface to the library's online catalog, is unveiled.

December 1998

Land is cleared and foundation work begins on the new library building. Library staff meets at Mercer Arboretum to draft new mission and goals for the library. 24 new TIFB (Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board) grant computers and 4 laserjet computers are installed in the library.

October 1998

The College's 25th Anniversary and new building celebration is held. The first Library Dateline is published on the Web. An Internet class is offered to community members. The Library Commission is reactivated.

June 1998

The district libraries were awarded a $445,563 TIFB (Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board) grant to improve library technology and campus Internet connectivity.

May 1998

Maryann Readal begins as new Library Director.

April 1998

LRC Executive Council (Libex) approves changing the district LRC's name to library.

December 1997

Dr. Charles Jones retires as LRC Director.

April 1996

Librarians begin teaching Internet Research classes. Monica Norem presents Mysteries of Research Revealed, a computer-aided tutorial, for a Texas Library Association poster session.

June 1995

The library home page is developed and put up on the Web.

August 1994

The first New Books List is published via email.

July 1994

The Master Plan for the new library is presented.

May 1994

The LRC's local CD-ROM network is implemented.

April 1994

Network and Internet connections are enabled in the LRC.

February 1993

The first LRC Dateline is published.

Spring 1993

WESTLAW and First Search online databases are added to the library's electronic collection.

February 1992

The Depository Library Collection receives its third inspection.

May 1991

The LRC undergoes a major renovation project.

February 1991

The LRC implements the Dynix automated system.