Hooray for Storytime!: Explore the Children’s Book Collection and Online Resources for Kids

The Main Campus Library has a colorful and engaging selection of children’s picture books available. Borrow some to read with the special little ones in your life.

We have a large, diverse collection of children’s picture books to support our Early Childhood Education Program, student parents, and employees. We have Caldecott Award winners and many other great titles to browse.

Main Campus Children's Collection

The picture books are located on the lower level in the large open group study room, 5-105A.

Keep reading to see some of our newest books in the Children’s Book Collection and for information on several digital collections for kids available through the Durham Tech Library’s online resources.

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Recommended Professional Reading for Faculty and Staff

The Library has added many new materials for faculty and staff on equity, pedagogy, student engagement, online teaching and learning, student services, and more!

New Directions for Community Colleges journal

The Library also subscribes to the journal New Directions for Community Colleges in print and with online access (log in using your Durham Tech username and password).

This journals offers practical recommendations on current trends in the field of community college education and includes contributions from leaders and researchers through evidence-based and research-oriented accounts that shape policy and practice.

The current issue is focused on expanding community college opportunities through access, transfer, and completion. Other issues highlight Latinx students, work-based learning, and teaching and learning in the 21st Century Community College.

Keep reading to check out our professional reading recommendations.

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New B.O.O.K.S. at O.C.C.

Just in time for summer session, the Orange County Campus Library has some exciting new fiction and nonfiction in its collection.

OCC New Book Shelf- May 2022

Looking to come to the OCC to visit? Our library hours have changed for the summer!

Librarian services will be available Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Main Campus is open Monday through Thursday for all your in-person Durham Tech Library needs. Virtual services are available Monday through Friday.

Keep reading for the new books!

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New Books at Main Campus: Read about Recipes, Engaging Students, & More!

Library staff were so pleased to see Altarius Moody in The New York Times boosting Durham Tech’s Culinary Arts Program. To celebrate Durham Tech’s appearance in national culinary news, this week we’ve highlighted a few of our excellent new recipe books available for checkout.

(Psst, did you know we have a terrific research guide for Culinary Arts if you need to brush up on some cooking techniques? It has videos, the history of specific ingredients, and other culinary resources!)

Don’t forget to check out the article either through the NYT website or for free through our database access of NYT articles!

Altarius Moody, center, who runs the culinary arts program at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina, said the aim is to meet students where they are, even if they have families and full-time jobs.
Altarius Moody, as photographed in the New York Times by Veasey Conway.

After you’ve read about Durham Tech’s culinary accomplishments, swing by the library to check out exciting titles like Leah Thomas’ The Intersectional Environmentalist, or try a new recipe from the New Native Kitchen: Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian cookbook.

Keep reading to see our selection of new books.

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New Books: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month was enshrined in law as an annual, month-long celebration on March 12, 1987, noting that “despite these contributions [by women], the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history.”

Who reading this can say they’ve done their studies and can score an A+ on NCpedia’s Quiz of North Carolina Women’s History? I like to brush up on my knowledge with their excellent Women’s History materials.

This year, however, Durham Tech got an up-and-close brush with Women’s History. The first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris, visited the school’s apprenticeship program and gave Durham Tech the opportunity to showcase its economic opportunities for students.

We see you asking, and the answer is yes: Durham Tech Library does have a copy of the Vice President’s memoir and her children’s book available for checking out!

Vice President Kamala visited Durham Tech’s Apprenticeship Program

Continue this celebratory spirit with the library’s resources from the comfort of your own home. Students and staff can start with Film-On-Demand’s “Women In Science Series” to keep in theme with the Vice President’s visit. For those seeking women’s history non-fiction ebooks, our Digital Dogwood Library offers a massive list of options.

Keep reading to see a gallery of new physical books available at the library to continue celebrating Women’s History Month! This week we’re highlighting the history of immigrant women and food, a vivid collection of interviews with women over 50, and so much more:

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New Books: Mushroom Guides, Pollinator gardens, Birding & More!

Say goodbye to those chilly evenings, readers, it’s Springtime! We’re celebrating the arrival of warmer weather and buzzing insects with a few new additions to our catalog.

Maybe you’ve heard about mushroom foraging and want to give identification a try, or you’ve spotted a few colorfully feathered friends that you’d like to identify. Are you starting to plan your garden? We’ve got books for all of that over at our Main Campus Library.

Keep reading to see a colorful gallery of these new additions to our catalog.

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Say goodbye to those chilly evenings, readers, it’s Springtime! We’re celebrating the arrival of warmer weather and buzzing insects with a few new additions to our catalog.

Maybe you’ve heard about mushroom foraging and want to give identification a try, or you’ve spotted a few colorfully feathered friends that you’d like to identify. Are you starting to plan your garden? We’ve got books for all of that over at our Main Campus Library.

Keep reading to see a colorful gallery of these new additions to our catalog.

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New Books Courtesy of the Durham Tech Foundation: Jazz, Law, and NC History

When generous individuals choose to give to Durham Tech Foundation, they directly support efforts to lift students up and help instructors succeed in the school’s academic mission. This collective support can build to something as momentous as the recent announcement about Durham Tech’s Housing Initiative.

Today, we’d like to highlight a recent gift from our foundation in honor of two long-serving Foundation Board Members, Judge Willis P. Whichard and vocalist and writer Lois Deloatch, in recognition of their volunteer leadership. Students and staff alike can check out these exciting new books, such as Ted Gioia’s comprehensive The History Of Jazz and the state-history resource North Carolina’s Revolutionary Founders.

Continue reading to see more about this recent addition to Durham Tech Libraries and get links to the books through the library.

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