Tech Yrslf!

Cato Campus Libraries introduces … Tech Yrslf! These are free, walk-in classes (no registration required) to help improve your computer skills. Please spread the word to your students and colleagues!

Navigating Blackboard _ Wednesday, Jan. 22nd 1:30-2:30pm CT 267
Learn skills to help find your way through a Blackboard course, including locating your course syllabus, taking a practice quiz, submitting a practice assignment and participating in a discussion board. Participants with little to no knowledge about Blackboard will benefit most from this workshop.

Computer Basics _ Wednesday, Jan. 29th 10:30-11:20am CT 267
Demonstrations and hands-on exercises will show students the components of a PC or laptop, how to use and save documents on a USB, and how to use a mouse. Participants with little to no knowledge about computers will benefit most from this workshop.

Smarter Searching with Google _ Thursday, Jan. 30th 1:30-2:30pm CT 267
Tips and tricks to make this every day search tool work for you! Learn how to easily find what you’re looking for without sifting through thousands of unwanted results. Find trustworthy information quickly by utilizing the strategies you’ll learn in this workshop. Participants with little to no knowledge about Google searching will benefit most from this workshop.

PowerPoint Basics _ Thursday, Feb. 6th 1:30-2:30pm CT 267
Skills covered will include creating a presentation, adding slides, formatting a presentation using templates, themes, and layouts, and viewing and saving a presentation. Participants with little to no knowledge about PowerPoint will benefit most from this workshop.

More PowerPoint (Advanced) _ Thursday, Feb. 13th 1:30-2:30pm CT 267
In this workshop, you will learn how to insert objects (pictures, videos, audio) into your presentation, manipulate animation features, and use slide transitions. Participants whom have a basic understanding about PowerPoint will benefit most from this workshop.

Cato Library and CLAW closed for Winter Break

Cato Library will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2013 through Monday, Jan. 6th, 2014. Limited hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) will be in place from Tuesday, Jan. 7th through Thursday, Jan. 9th.

CLAW will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 12th 2013 until Monday, January 13th 2014. Both libraries will resume regular service hours for the 2014 spring semester beginning that Monday.

As a reminder, those regular service hours are:

Cato Campus Library: M-Th.: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: Closed

CLAW: M-Th.: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.: Closed; Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun.: Closed

We hope everyone enjoys their break!

End-of-semester library hours for Cato

The end of the semester is almost here! To accommodate students needing extra study and prep time, Cato Library will be open extended hours from Monday, Dec. 9th through Wednesday, Dec. 11th. CLAW’s hours will not change.

Here are the end-of-semester hours for both libraries:


Mon – Wed. Dec. 9-11:  8am – 7pm


Mon., Dec. 2 – Thurs., Dec. 12: 8am-8pm

Sat., Dec. 7: 9am -1pm 


Library fines? Forgiven!

From November 25 – December 12, you may bring in packaged food, cleaning products, baby care items or toiletries to get your fines waived. All items collected will be donated to the Shelter for Battered Women.

Here’s how it works:

_Bring in 3 items for fines between $1.00 and $5.00

_Bring in 4 items for fines between $6.00 and $10.00

_Bring in 6 items for fines $10.00 and above

NOTE: This excludes replacement fees for lost and damaged materials.

All materials must be returned in good condition. Donations are also welcome from those without library fines!

Priority needs include: Cereal, crackers, body lotion, coffee, juice boxes, canned pasta, peanut butter & jelly, pacifiers, towels, bar soap, deodorant, combs, brushes, shampoo/conditioner, shower gel/body wash, toothpaste/toothbrushes, Q-Tips, Ziploc bags, Tupperware, dishes/bowls and automatic dishwasher soap.


Scholarships for Spring 2013!


This information is in the Nov. 20th student newsletter, CPCC Today, but is deadline-sensitive. Please share!

Students who would like to apply for scholarships for the spring semester should visit: and use their CPCC student login. They will see a list of scholarship opportunities. Students may fill out one application form and from the information provided the program will match them with scholarships and prompt them via email to take the next steps (accept award, write essay, thank you note to donor, etc.).