Library News

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Mon, 9/11/2023 - 9:49am
Congrats to our raffle and drawing winners! The SNACK to School Virtual Scavenger Hunt winners were Abigail, Catherine, Melak, Arsheen, and Lila. Winners could choose between one of five snack and swag gift baskets--same swag, different baskets. Fall Fest drawing winners are Logan, Darnette, Valarie, Lydia, Rui, Sue, Leslie, and Elle. Winners can choose between a limited edition Durham Tech Library aluminum water bottle or 2-pocket fanny pack. Check your email if you think one of these folks is

New Academic Year, New Library Resources

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Fri, 9/8/2023 - 11:26am
New semester, new databases for you to check out! Omnigraphics Health Reference Sourcebooks Omnigraphics Health Reference Sourcebooks provide authoritative ebooks on consumer health topics with unlimited simultaneous user access. Book topics include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cancers, Depression, Diabetes, Sleep disorders, Stroke, and many other health topics. Log in on-campus by using the link provided above or the link through the Articles, Journals, and Databases page through the

The OCC Library: New Books and Upcoming Crafternoons!

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Thu, 8/24/2023 - 4:24pm
The first Crafternoons of the fall semester are next week and we've got opportunities to participate both on the Main and Orange County Campus! Join us Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in the OCC Lobby or Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 1:00-3:00 PM downstairs in the Main Campus Library and decorate a 12-month agenda or notebook with a design of your choice , including creating your own vision board for the upcoming academic year! Crafternoons are co-sponsored by the Durham Tech Library and a

Fall Crafternoons: Coming Soon from a Library Near You!

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Thu, 8/17/2023 - 11:17am
The Durham Tech Library is thrilled to announce our Crafternoon schedule for the Fall 2023 semester . Crafternoons are co-sponsored by the Durham Tech Library and a generous grant from the Eichholz Foundation. Planners and Notebooks OCC : Tuesday, August 29, 11:00-1:00 in the OCC Lobby Main Campus : Wednesday, August 30, 1:00-3:00 in the Main Campus Library Downstairs Group Study Area (MC05-105A) All materials will be provided for students, faculty, and staff to decorate their own 12-month

It's SNACK to School: A Library Info Scavenger Hunt!

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Mon, 8/14/2023 - 12:49pm
Hey, Durham Tech students, faculty, and staff? Want to win prizes just for learning more about your Library? Good news! Have we got the virtual scavenger hunt for you! Fill out the Durham Tech Library's SNACK to School Virtual Scavenger Hunt for for a chance to be entered in a drawing to win a gift basket full of Durham Tech and Durham Tech Library swag AND some snacks to get your first few weeks started off right. While the literal baskets will vary, the prize packs will not. Each

Fresh New Semester, Fresh New Spaces!

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Tue, 8/8/2023 - 4:16pm
If you've been around here for a while or are coming back after a while, nope, you're not wrong: The Durham Tech Library Blog has changed! All our very important past posts have been imported, and we're now ready to embark on a new semester in a new virtual space. Please forgive any broken links or wonky images. Please be patient with us as we remember our old lightweight coding skills. (Elder Millennial says Geocities and MySpace what?). Anyways-- Bienvenue! Welcome to the newest home of the

New Books, New Partnership: Discover the Latest in Nursing at Durham Tech Library

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Thu, 6/22/2023 - 11:50am
The library is happy to share WRAL's new story regarding Durham Tech's new Academic Practice Partnership with Duke Health , which aims to "streamline the education and employment journey for students [who are earning a degree to become a registered nurse]." Leading nursing students to quality information and scholarly resources is one of our vital responsibilities as librarians and we are frequently adding new resources to keep up with the challenging pace of healthcare developments following

Celebrate Juneteenth with these Durham Tech Library Resources

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Mon, 6/19/2023 - 11:11am
June 19th marks the historic holiday known as Juneteenth when in 1865 a Union general spread news in Texas of that enslaved Africans were free. North Carolina recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday in 2007, but the holiday was not federally recognized until President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17, 2021. Did you know the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources offers a Juneteenth website ? It offers comprehensive historical resources on African

HOW TO Do a Little Bit of Everything

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Wed, 6/7/2023 - 11:59am
Quick note: The Durham Tech Main Campus Library will close from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 for a College-wide staff training. Printing and chat will be unavailable during this time (since your Durham Tech librarians staff chat during the day.) We will be open from 8:00-8:50 a.m. and then again from 12:30 -5:30 p.m. after the training has finished. It's summer term and summer time (kind of?), and whether you're taking classes, teaching, working, or just taking a little break, the

Focusing on Mental Wellness for Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond

Submitted by Durham Tech Library on Wed, 5/31/2023 - 1:28pm
Today is the last official day of Mental Health Awareness Month. Since taking care of your mental health is a year-long, lifelong process, just focusing on it for one month is obviously not enough, but as with all health awareness days or months , in order to be effective, the focus should not just be on short-term knowledge, but on long-term interventions for change. While most folks find value in treating themselves to short-term relaxing activities*, when that no longer becomes effective or