library: News

Books open to pages
September 22, 2022

What does a library do for you? What is a librarian?

We get these questions pretty often. Or, I can see that people have the question but are not sure how to say it.

There is a simple answer: the library is your source for information. We are here to help you with all kinds of...

Books open to pages
September 16, 2022

Next week, September 19th through 23rd, is an important holiday in the library world. It’s Banned Books Week! 

No. We aren’t celebrating banning books. That’s terrible! Instead, we celebrate the books that a few people try to keep away from the rest of us. 

Sadly, the books that...

shelf made from letters to form READ
September 2, 2022

You know that feeling when your instructor tells you to go read a book? Or you want to set a good example for the kids in your life by letting them see you reading? Or, maybe you just want to read something new?

Then you get the follow up feeling. Ugh. You are so busy. You are already...

Woman sitting Library using laptop
August 19, 2022

Welcome back to the library!

Everyone is looking forward to a new start and a new semester – and the library is here to support you!

If you are returning to SCTCC, you already know that we have all sorts of resources for you. And if this is your first semester with us, you may be...

Black History Month Header Image
February 8, 2022

We celebrate Black History Month every February in the library, but of course we celebrate these books and authors all the time! We have a display of a diverse selection of books set up in the library right now, to highlight some of the different subjects covered by Black authors.

You can...

Book with heart
December 21, 2021

We are always working to add more good books to the collection in the library – books that will connect with people across our community. We are always looking for more fiction and nonfiction books that will fit the needs and the interests of all the different people around the school. 


CTL logo on green circle background
December 10, 2021

As you know, SCTCC is a Z-Degree school. We support instructors, and students, in finding and using good quality material that is available at no cost. The librarian can help you to find material that will work for your class. 

Anyone in the SCTCC community will have access to our...

Laptop with books and glasses
December 9, 2021

Are you ready for finals week? We've put together some tips to make the end of the semester easier, courtesy of the SCTCC Success Skills Team. Take a look!

Math Testing Tips

  • Use practice tests, review questions, past homework, and/or study guides as a way to get in the
  • ...
CTL logo on green circle background
November 23, 2021

We are always working on adding material to the collection, to be sure we are serving your needs! And we have recently ordered several new books on different aspects of teaching, to help make your job easier.

And I know the first thing every thinks is: No! I already have so much to do! I’...

DVDs in the library
November 12, 2021

This isn’t actually news – we’ve had DVDs in our collection for years. But we are working on moving around some of our collection and making things more accessible and easier for everyone to see. 


November 5, 2021

We celebrate a lot of holidays in the library, because we want to make it easy to connect our books and resources with people’s interests. And of course, we are celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with a display of some of our books! Come on over, check out some books, and we can...

October 29, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan

No matter what season, what holiday, or what kind of experience you are looking for – the library is here to help you find books that work for you!


Heartland Building with daylilies
October 21, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan

Being an adjunct can be a lonely experience. Hopefully everyone knows different resources to reach out to for help, for yourself and your students. You have the ...

Pencil with shavings on notebook
October 15, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan

Whether you are an instructor working on writing up material for yourself, or a student strengthen their writing skills – it’s tough.

Facing that blank page, and coming up with the words and ideas you need and...

Microphone on stage
October 7, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan, Librarian

Many people are nervous about speaking in front of groups. Everyone can get better at this! Some people are born feeling at ease in a group; some are born shaking in their boots at the idea of public speaking. But everyone can improve...