MAYbe You Should Check Out the New Books at the Orange County Campus Library

New books at OCC just in time for summer session!

OCC New Books Shelf, May 2023

Our Library summer hours start Monday, May 15 (though Librarian hours start at OCC the week of May 15).

The Main Campus Library will be open Monday and Tuesday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The Orange County Campus Library will be open for general use Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; the Librarian will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Library services will be virtual on Fridays– utilize our Library Chat and virtual library services on our website! The Northern Durham Center Library will be moving over the summer; for librarian services, email the Library (library at durhamtech .edu).

Check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Keep reading for specific titles new on the Orange County shelves and click on the link in the caption to check availability or put a book on hold.

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New Cookbooks and Culinary Resources

The Library supports the Culinary Arts program and the Durham Tech community with cookbooks, ebooks, databases, and streaming video collections related to cooking, nutrition, food science, and more.

Enjoy cooking and baking with this global collection of new cookbooks! We hope you find some inspiration here with new recipes and ideas.

We also have cookbook ebooks available through the NC LIVE Home Grown eBooks, which includes a Food and Wine collection

The library also provides the Gale Culinary Arts database which features academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition and includes thousands of searchable recipes and industry information.

Gale OneFile Culinary Arts database search page

You can also explore the Films on Demand Culinary Collection of videos featuring PBS and BBC series like Food-Delicious Science, Food Detectives, The Story of and much more.

AVON, Academic Video Online Cooking Collection has great videos including the Culinary Journeys series featuring twenty one international chefs talking about their unique cuisines.

You can also browse our Culinary Arts Subject Guide for links to even more library resources.

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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