Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Are you a commuter? Or, are you planning to take a long car trip sometime this summer? If so, check out the library’s collection of audiobooks!

This growing collection is located on the lower level of the library, in the Audiovisual Collection room just to the right as you come off the stairs or the elevator. Items check out for four weeks, and most are in CD format, although there are also books on cassette. We have some children’s audiobooks as well.

Come browse in person, or you can browse virtually following these steps:
1) Go to the library’s home page:
2) Click on “Search the Catalog.”
3) Click on “Power Search.”
4) From the drop-down menu in the box next to the word “type:”, choose “Audiobook.”
5) Then click on the “Search” button, and you should get a list of over 400 audiobooks, with those published most recently listed first.

Suggestions for future purchases are always welcome – contact Special Services Librarian Amanda Pape at or at 254-968-9251.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

How Green Is the College?

How Green Is the College? Time the Showers - "How Green Is the College? Time the Showers" from the New York Times - Students doing their part to save the environment.

What can we do here?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Olympics Games

83 days until the Summer Olympics - What is your favorite sport? Are you going to watch?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Library Interim Hours

Hours during Interim:
May 8th to June 8th

Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed Weekends

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Meet Our Staff: Zack Dewees

Zack Dewees
Non-Clerical Assistant
Room 113, Bldg 102
Oveta Culp Hobby Memorial Library
Tarleton Central Texas Campus
Killeen, Texas

My official job title is Non-Clerical Assistant I (I had to look it up). My duties include working at the circulation desk, new book processing, and I have been training in Interlibrary Loan assistance. When I am not working on any of these things my time is filled with “other duties as assigned”. I have worked for the Tarleton Central Texas Library since July 2007. However, I started working in the Oveta Culp Hobby Memorial Library in August 2006 for Central Texas College (CTC) as a work study student, until that position ended in April 2007.

I am currently working on my Paramedic Certification through CTC, and plan on working on the oil rigs in the Gulf. I enjoy singing, and would like to pursue it professionally. Maybe I’ll catch a break one day. I also enjoy acting and am a member of the Brazos Bottom Cow’ographers, an old west entertainment group out of Copperas Cove. I have lived in Central Texas since 2003 when my family and I moved from Canada… Yes. I am Canadian :D

Friday, May 2, 2008

Questions at Semester's End

When a semester ends, questions often appear on the horizon:
~ Is finishing my degree worth the time and expense?
~ Should I consider getting a masters degree?
~ Should I change my major before next semester?
~ When I finally graduate, will I be able to find a job?

Many resources are available to help you find answers to these questions:

  • Tarleton Libraries (254-968-9249) also offer helpful resources:
    -- Databases like Business Source Complete and Business & Company Resource Center let you find articles about specific companies and industries, industry and career trends, current events, legal news, and more.
    -- Legal databases like Lexis-Nexis Academic and Westlaw Campus let you look up court cases, business news, company financial reports, and industry reports.
    -- Current periodicals (in the databases and on the library shelves) can help you keep up with trends in your field, current research, job postings, conferences, etc.

  • The United States government also offers useful information:
    -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics offers the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which lets you learn about careers available in various fields, job descriptions and requirements, salary expectations, and job markets for each state.
Congratulations on finishing another semester! Remember that answers are sometimes just a mouse click or phone call away.