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Professional Development for Community College Librarians
North Carolina Community College Library Association
Founded on December 15, 1967, The North Carolina Community College Library Association (NCCCLA) underwent a series of name changes through the years to accommodate the ever-evolving role of the library in North Carolina community colleges. Known as the North Carolina Community College Learning Resources Association for several decades, the organization came full circle in 2014 when it once again adopted the name of North Carolina Community College Library Association.
North Carolina Library Association -The Community & Junior College Libraries Section
To promote state-wide cooperation among librarians at community colleges, junior colleges and technical institutes, by providing professional development opportunities through activities, programs and discussion. To fulfill the objectives of the North Carolina Library Association.
American Library Association - ACRL - Community and Junior College Libraries Section
Serves to share common areas of interest to enhance library services and librarianship in libraries and learning resource centers in two-year institutions and to support the educational programs of these institutions.
Professional Development E-books
Core Journals in Library and Information Services
In the library science field, there is no professionally accepted tiered list of journals in the United States to guide librarians, as there is in other academic disciplines. This situation creates a challenge for both new and experienced librarians who wish to make a serious contribution to librarianship by publishing articles. This article outlines a methodology used at the Libraries of Purdue University, which could be adapted by other university libraries, to create a tiered list of journals tailored to the institution. The article begins with a literature review that identifies a short list of top-level journals. This is followed by the methodology that uses expert opinion surveys, acceptance and circulation rates, impact factors, h-indexes, and journals with local faculty articles. Tables with the journals ranked into three tiers are included.
Library Science Databases
Academic OneFile (Gale)
Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources, including Nature, The Economist, and The New York Times, in PDF and HTML full-text formats. Also includes access to podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN and videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)
General database covering all major academic subjects and offering full text access for over 11,000 publications, with indexing and abstracts for more than 16,000. To learn more about using Academic Search Ultimate, visit the tutorials on the EBSCOhost support page
Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete
Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC is a database of articles from hundreds of publications about education and educational research. (Internet Resource)
Information Science (Gale OneFile)
For library science students, information science and technology professionals, and others. Updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more. (Formerly InfoTrac Information Science & Library Issues Collection)
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
Access full text for more than 330 journals in Library and Information Science. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
ProQuest Education Database
Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.
ProQuest Library Science Database
This database allows you to search the full-text of leading library and information science journals. This collection provides full-text coverage of 125+ core titles.
ProQuest Research Companion
An award-winning, cloud-based information literacy solution that enables educators and librarians to guide students through research projects efficiently.
ProQuest Research Library
General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.
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