The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). It is made possible through library fundraising projects. The deadline for submitting an application for the scholarship is coming up in a month, on November 7, 2014.
To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved program leading to a two-year degree.
- Must have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters, excluding the current semester, at the time of application and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher from CPCC. A copy of your current transcript must be submitted with the application.
- Submit a completed application with supporting documents.
- Write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years.
- Library employees, including work study students, are NOT eligible to apply.
- Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester only; previous Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship winners may not reapply.
For more information and links for the application and recommendation forms for the scholarship program, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship.
October 8, 2014
Fall Break is coming up on October 13 and 14. However, the Cato campus library will be open from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM both days. The law library -CT200 will be CLOSED. We hope you have a good relaxing break. Come by the library and check out our leisure reads and DVDs. They can be a good way to spend your time during the break.
Both libraries will resume regular hours on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
For other library hours during the break, please see: http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc/library/about-the-library/hours
Have a wonderful and safe fall break! Enjoy your time off!
September 30, 2014
Banned Books Week, September 22-September 26, celebrates the freedom to read. Banned books are titles that have been targeted with removal or restriction due to the content of the book. While books have been and continue to be banned, the reason for the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
We have quite a few books that have been challenged over the years here at the Cato campus library. So come to the library and see our display of some of our banned books. Celebrate your freedom to read!
Here are a few examples:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
September 17, 2014
Do you have a study group that needs to get together or a place to work on a group project? Cato campus has a study room that you can use. It has plenty of desks, input for your laptop, a projector, and whiteboards. Just go to http://cpcc.libcal.com to reserve a spot!
August 20, 2014
Another fall semester is here, and I hope everyone had a great summer! As one of your librarians, I wanted to remind everyone that we are here for you and to help you succeed in your classes. As you begin working on research assignments we are able to help you find the best resources, assist with your citations, and if you’re new to CPCC, we can help you become acquainted with the library.
Our hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
You can reach us at 704-330-4818
We look forward to seeing you!
August 18, 2014
Hi Students! Just a reminder that the summer semester will be ending next Thursday, July 17. Remember to return any materials you still have checked out to avoid fines. We are open Monday – Thursday, 8:00AM to 6:00PM.
Also, remember to come by if you need any research help for final papers and projects. We are here to help! Whether you need help with citations, finding good sources, or software questions.
Hope to see you soon!
July 7, 2014
Ever wondered how to cite a quote within a quote? A YouTube video? A podcast? We now have two great new reference books in the library about citations and referencing. They are Cite Them Right: The essential referencing guide and Cite It Right: The SourceAid Guide to Citation, Research, and Avoiding Plagiarism. Definitely keep these in mind for student and teacher use. They can only be used in the library, but they are great tools for writing papers. They cover everything you can think of in a straightforward, easy to read way.
May 13, 2014
Is this your first time taking an online class?
Sign up for an OPTIONAL Blackboard Practice session starting Monday, 5/19 to introduce you to Blackboard, CPCC’s Learning Management System (LMS). You will learn how to:
- Submit an assignment
- Take an online quiz
- Interact in a discussion board
For more info, go to http://cpcc.libcal.com/blackboard
Start your summer semester feeling confident about taking an online class!
May 13, 2014
Looking for some good summer reads? Summer is always a great time to catch up on some leisure reading. Then be sure to come to CT 250 for the Cato Library Book Sale on Wednesday, April 30, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM.
We’re in need of donations for the sale! Gently used books and DVDs of all genre types are greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at CT 250. Clear out your shelves and find something new for yourself!
We hope to see you there!
April 14, 2014
Lives change @ the CPCC Libraries!
We love what we do and want to celebrate with you during National Library Week, April 13 -19, and National Library Workers Day is April 15. Stop in one of the libraries this week and take a selfie (alone or with a staff member) sharing what YOUR library means to you. Don’t like taking photos? Then you can tweet your story using the hashtag #LivesChange and #NLW14. Hey! We can’t let the president and the celebrities have all the fun!
Learn more about NLW at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek
Remember, the college will be closed on Friday, April 18 so be sure to stop by before closing on Thursday!
April 14, 2014