A new traveling exhibit at the Central Piedmont Community College Library: Central Campus focuses on major events during the Civil War. Experience the bloodiest battles in the history of the United States through the eyes of major political figures, soldiers, families and freedmen. By virtue of letters, personal accounts and images, learn how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war, and the role of a president in wartime. Come to the Central Campus Library, beginning on November 5, 2013, to explore the exhibition “Civil War 150″ for yourself.
The Theresa Thompson LibraryScholarship 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 Spring Semester 2014 scholarship is November 22nd.
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 degree program leading to a two-year degree
have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters, excluding the current semester, at the time of application
have a cumulative CPCC GPA of 2.5 or higher. A copy of current transcript must be submitted with 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
Need reliable, credible information about the recently implemented Affordable Care Act? In an effort to assist the citizens of North Carolina, the North Carolina State Library has put together a comprehensive research guide that should answer many of your questions about the Affordable Care Act. This research guide may be found at the following link: http://researchguides.cpcc.edu/affordablecare
A large number of government sites are still up and running, but are displaying the following message:
“Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.”
The following sites are not currently being regularly updated. If the government shutdown continues for a prolonged amount of time, the following websites (among others) could eventually contain outdated information. This list is not complete.
Need a video clip to add to your class presentation? CPCC Libraries have recently acquired access to two new video resources that can help!
VAST: Academic Video Online is a large multidisciplinary database of searchable streaming video. Subject areas covered include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, language and literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, psychology, religion, science, theater, musical performance, women’s studies, and more. Documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage are among the video formats provided.
Ambrose Video has a collection of more than 1200 video clips and full programs, including 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays. Subject areas covered include economics, fine arts, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, political science, science and social studies.
Any questions or feedback about these resources? Please feel free to contact Doug Short at email@example.com.
Beginning Wednesday, July 24, the library online catalog will be unavailable as we transition to a new library system. The new catalog will be available on August 7. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
CPCC Libraries has recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to host the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. The Muslim Journeys project presents to the American public new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
As part of the project, the library has received the following materials:
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection- currently on display on the first floor of the Central campus library and available for checkout on April 18.
Additionally, as part of Sensoria, on April 17th at 11 am, the library will be hosting Shared History – Connected Lives, an event with readings from the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf and shared personal experiences of Muslims from the CPCC community.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.