Last Updated: Oct 18, 2016
In collaboration with the VGCC Professional Development Office, the Main Campus library houses a dedicated and growing collection covering a wide range of subjects of interest to college faculty and staff. From student assessment and engagement to employee leadership and conflict management, the print collection serves as a great starting point for self-directed professional deveopment.
Most books in the collection can be checked out by anyone with a valid VGCC Library Card. Some books are labelled "Staff/Faculty Only" and can only be checked out by VGCC employees. Please bring your employee ID with you to check out materials from the library.
Click here to see a complete list of books available in the Professional Development Collection.
You can also use the catalog search box at the bottom of the page to search for books at any VGCC library.
These books are useful Professional Development resources, but they are housed in the Reference Section, so cannot be taken out of the library.
Hacking the Academy
Call Number: REF AZ 186 .H33 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-13
Serious scholars are asking whether the institutions of the academy as they have existed for decades, even centuries, aren't becoming obsolete. Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked. (Available at Main Campus.)
Call Number: REF LB 2343 .A29 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-29
In this updated edition more than thirty experts offer their knowledge in what has become the most comprehensive, classic reference on academic advising. They explore the critical aspects of academic advising and provide insights for full-time advisors, counselors, and those who oversee student advising or have daily contact with advisors and students. (Available at Main, Franklin, South, and Warren campuses.)
The School Services Sourcebook, Second Edition
Call Number: REF LB 3013.4 .S372 2013
Publication Date: 2012-12-26
Covers every aspect of school service delivery, arming practitioners with the nuts and bolts of evidence-based practice. (Available at Main Campus.)
Find Books, DVDs, and other media in the VGCC Libraries Catalog:
Main: (252) 738-3279
South: (252) 738-3510
Franklin: (252) 738-3606
Warren: (252) 738-3686
VGCC Library Services offers a wide range of journals and other periodicals related to professional development. Current print issues and some back issues of these publications are available to be read in the Main Campus Library. Many are also available from anywhere through the online databases.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Publication Date: 1966-
A weekly publication covering higher education. Full-text available online for 1999-one month ago.