Conference Scholarship

The guidelines and application form for the 2023 conference scholarship are now available on the Awards page.

South Piedmont Community College is Making Textbooks More Affordable

Check out this news release about the steps that South Piedmont Community College continues to take to promote textbook affordability and equitable access: SPCC Implements BibliU’s Universal Learning Solution

Blue Ridge Library Wins Grant

Congratulations to Blue Ridge Community College Library for winning a Bright Ideas grant from the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC)! This will allow them to start work on their Blue Ridge Local History Project. Learn more about the award and their project in this blog post from Blue Ridge CC.

Blue Ridge Community College Logo
View of the Blue Ridge mountains with the campus logo.

OER Community of Practice

The North Carolina Community College System’s OER Community of Practice has announced its Fall 2022 session presenters. The OER Community of Practice is open to anyone (teaching faculty, librarians, staff, etc.) in the NC community college system and meetings are typically held the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

Fall 2022 Schedule

September 1 Presentation: 

  • Practical Steps and Tools for Incorporating Equity and Inclusion into OER Content with Rachel Becker
    Rachel Becker is the Copyright & Open Educational Resources Librarian at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI. Her professional interests focus on incorporating equity and inclusion into course materials through OER. A recent graduate of SPARC’s Open Educational Leadership fellowship program and leader in providing guidance to state and national OER programs, she serves on several conference planning committees.

October 6, 11:00 a.m. Presenters: 

November 3. 11:00 a.m. Presenters:

Join the NCCC System OER Community

If you would like to attend the monthly virtual sessions, join the NCCC System OER Comm. of Practice e-mail list by contacting Elizabeth Simpson:

There is a group for the OER Community of Practice on openNCCC. It is a closed group—simply request to join, and an administrator will approve you. 

Librarians on openNCCC

There is also an NCCC OER Librarians group on openNCCC. Once there, click Join this Group to get started. We hope to “see” you there.

Submitted by Angela Davis, Pitt CC

CJCLS Mentorship Program

Have you heard about the CJCLS Mentorship Program through ACRL’s Community & Junior College Libraries Section? The best part is that you do not have to be a member of ACRL to participate! The opportunity to become a mentor or a mentee is open through September 15, 2022. For more information about the program and how you can participate, read the ACRLinsider blog post.

Submitted by Jennifer Smith, Alamance CC