Welcome to the Fall 2018 Semester!

Picture of a welcome sign
Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester!   With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.

Books and More!

As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs.  To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.

We have a new online catalog that allows you to search for both articles and books or DVDs available in the library (or in electronic format), all at once. Check it out here.

You might also be interested in checking out some of our online resources available on our Research Databases page.

Need help using any of our resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Unfortunately, online book renewals and placing online holds are not working right now. However, you may contact any CPCC Library location to place a hold or ask to have your books renewed.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quite study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato, Harris and Levine campuses have study rooms available. You can book these study rooms yourself online. Book early though, as they tend to fill up quickly!

Faculty Resources

We also offer a number of resources just for faculty.  Be sure to check out our Faculty Resources page to see what we can offer you.

We hope everyone has a great semester!

Congratulations Mark Coltrain!

CPCC Library’s very own Mark Coltrain, Assistant Director for Instructional and Research Services, was recently awarded the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards by the League for Innovation in the Community College.This award celebrates outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Recipients are recognized in a series of activities and promotions, and honored at special events at the League’s Innovations conference each spring. For more information about Mark, click the link below!

http://special.league.org/exawards/recognition/recipients/rdetail.cfm?rid=2489

MLK Commemoration Events

CPCC Library will be holding two events, one at Cato Campus and one at Central Campus,  to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, please see below:

CATO CAMPUS EVENT

CENTRAL CAMPUS EVENT

Fine Forgiveness Days

From November 13 to December 12, 2017, the CPCC Library will be hosting Fine Forgiveness Days. During this period, fines accrued from overdue items will be forgiven at all campus libraries in exchange for a donation to CPCC’s Single Stop program.

How does fine forgiveness work?
• For every multi-pack of requested items from the list below $3.00 in fines will be waived. Single items will not be accepted. For instance, an individual serving of Lance crackers will not be accepted, however a multi-pack of crackers will be.
• A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived from any account.
• Only fines are waived – replacement fees for lost books are not eligible.
• No credits for future fines will be issued. Fine Forgiveness Days is for existing fines only.

The following multi-pack items are requested for donation for Fine Forgiveness Days:
• Microwave Popcorn
• Hot Cocoa
• Apple Juice
• Water
• Trail Mix or Nuts
• Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars
• Oatmeal
• Lance Crackers
• Tissues

Donations will be accepted even if you don’t have fines!

Learning Resource Center Green Roof Project

Thanks to the CPCC Public Art Committee and CPCC Cabinet for supporting the LRC Green Roof Project.  The Green roof sculptures presentation was held on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017.  The sculptor, Matt Horick talked about his process in creating the sculptures.  The space on the city view side of the LRC veranda is a beautiful outdoor space for anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty of the Charlotte skyline.

New Resource: SAGE Journals

SAGE Journals is CPCC Library’s newest research resource for students. This extensive database contains more than 1000 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine. The high quality resources that SAGE provides access to can really make a difference in your research papers!

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! SAGE Journals may be accessed here or from the Research Resources section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Library Sponsored Sensoria Events

CPCC Library is hosting Sensoria programs across campuses:

Author Showcases are taking place at Central and Cato.

  • At Central, Gavin Edwards, “Author of The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing,” will be speaking Monday, April 3, at 11:30 AM in the Library Atrium.
  • At Cato, “Ed Williams, former editorial page editor of the Charlotte Observer, will share his wisdom and wit with CPCC audiences.” He will be speaking Wednesday, April 5, at 9:30 AM in CT024.

Harris and Cato have Edible Book Fests. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to create an “edible book” inspired by a favorite tale, a pun on a famous title or simply in the shape of a book, scroll, or tablet.  All entries will be exhibited, documented, and then eaten!

  • Harris hosts the Edible Book Fest on Monday, April 3, at 5:30 PM.
  • Cato hosts the Edible Book Fest on Wednesday, April 5, at 11:30 AM.

At Harris, the library is presenting a film. Staff will be showing and discussing Girl with a Pearl Earring. It takes place Friday, March 31 at 1 PM, in the Harris Student Life Lounge.

CPCC Library is hosting Book Sales throughout the week. Stock up early on Christmas and birthday presents, or just pick up something interesting to read!

  • Levine, Harper – All week.
  • Cato – Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Central – Wednesday, Thursday

CPCC Library is also participating in World War I Centennial events as part of a grant. On Thursday, April 6, at 9:30 AM at Central Campus, in Tate Hall, there will be, “a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I in 1917. Mecklenburg County played a role in the war as a training camp, Camp Greene, was located in the area to prepare troops before going to Europe.”

At Central, there will be an Architectural Technology exhibit and reception in the Library Atrium on Tuesday, April 4, all day.

There will be a Green Roof reception at the Central library on Wednesday, April 5, to celebrate the new green roof over Pease Auditorium, adjacent to the library.

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