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Welcome to the Central Alabama Community College Libraries: Home

The libraries offer you the ease of accessing quality information resources from any place at any time.  This site has been developed to provide an online gateway to information in the CACC libraries and on the Internet.  We have also provided general information about library resources and services.  If you experience difficulties using this site, please contact us!

Mission Statement

The role of the Central Alabama Community College (CACC) library system is to support the academic and career/technical curriculum needs of students, faculty, and community by providing access to materials, both print and electronic, in an environment conducive to intellectual, social, cultural, physical, and moral growth.

Goals

The CACC libraries and the Talladega Center have adopted the following goals:

  1. To seek the advice of administration, faculty, students, and library staff in selecting electronic and print materials for the libraries.

  2. To provide professional guidance to students and faculty in the selection and navigation of the libraries’ holdings, including both print and electronic resources.

  3. To maintain adequate hours to serve students, faculty, and administration.

  4. To develop collaborative relationships with other agencies and institutions to supplement the libraries’ resources and services.

  5. To conduct regular evaluation of the college libraries to ensure that the needs of their users are being met and that the programs and objectives of the college are being supported.

Library Policies

  • Community patrons are permitted one hour for computer usage.  This policy is strictly enforced.

  • Children under the age of 14 are not allowed computer privileges.

  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

  • No cell phone conversations are allowed in the libraries.  Study rooms on the Alexander City campus are available for this purpose.  Conversations must be taken outside the building on the Childersburg campus.

  • Both students and community patrons must sign in to activate computer usage.

  • No food or drink is allowed in the libraries.

  • Study rooms are available to students on a first come, first served basis.  

  • The Media Room on the Alexander City campus is available to faculty, staff, and community.  Reservations are required with a three day notice.

Policy and Procedure Manual

Meet Your Librarian--Denita Oliver

Denita graduated from Faulkner University in 1992.  She went into the working world and, when her daughter was three years old, became employed at CACC  library as a circulation desk clerk.  Her love for the library and education prompted her to attend the University of Alabama in 2000 in pursuit of a masters degree in Library and Information Studies.   She is currently  the librarian on the Alexander City campus. Denita enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends.  And, of course, her favorite hobby is reading.  She enjoys anything that involves being outdoors. 

Meet Your Librarian--Marty Cook

Marty graduated from Troy University in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Computer Science.  Her family moved to Alexander City in 2009 and she accepted a job as the library Learning Resource Assistant.  Marty says the favorite thing about her job is being a resource for the students to enable them to complete their assignments and maneuver the technology we provide.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and all the activities in the Alexander City community and on Lake Martin.

Meet Your Librarian--Karen Thomas

Karen graduated from Athens State University in 1997 and started her career in education the same year as a first-grade teacher.  Following her first year of teaching, she returned to school to pursue the dream of becoming a librarian.  After teaching for three years, she became the librarian for a K-12 school in 2000.  She graduated from the University of Alabama with a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies in 2001.  Since becoming a librarian, she has worked with students from kindergarten through college and has found that working with each age has its own rewards.  She achieved certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2009.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, ballroom and swing dancing, and reading.  

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”--Albert Einstein

Meet Your Librarian--Pattie Bailey

Pattie graduated from the University of Montevallo in 1982 and began her career teaching English. Through the years she has taught grades 7-12 in such areas as AP English Language and Literature, Advanced and Standard English studies, Speech and Drama, and AHSGE remediation. Most of her teaching years were spent at Childersburg High School where she retired in 2012. After retirement she began part-time work with the Educational Talent Search program at CACC and then came to work at the library. She enjoys working with those who come to the library at CACC, many of whom were her former students at CHS.  She also enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with her five grandchildren.

Guide Author

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Karen Thomas
Contact:
34091 US Highway 280
Chilersburg, AL 35044
256-378-2041