library resources

Library Resources and Collection

Print Collection
The library pri
nt collection is cataloged and shelved using the Library of Congress Classification System. The library collection contains numerous print sources from a wide range of subjects which include but are not limited to business, computer technologies, nursing, humanities, social sciences, science,and math. Hardcover books are preferred due to their durability.Works of lasting value will be purchased in hardcover when available. Paperbacks will be purchased for rapidly changing topics or topics of low interests.The library will consider purchasing multiple copies of books that are of popular interest and high demand.

The library collection contains numerous print reference sources from a wide range of
subjects, including business, nursing, humanities, social sciences, science and math, etc. Reference books do not circulate out of the library;they have to be used in the library only.

Texas & Texas Reference
The Texas and
Texas Reference Collection offers reference materials for research and popular reading relating to the state of Texas, the city of Clarendon, Donley County, and surrounding areas. Some materials are non-circulating.

Clarendon & Local History
This collect
ion contains sources such as works of local and area authors, photographs, early maps, letters, diaries and much more.

Faculty Reserve
Selected materials are placed on reserve by faculty and
shelved at the Circulation desk. Students may check out two reserved items at a time. Circulation periods vary by instructor. Most items circulate for 2 hours and accrue a late fee of $1.00 per hour. Audiovisual material on reserve must be viewed in the library.

Current class textbooks are bought for the library for tutor use
, or for the students waiting on their textbook order to come in.Professors may place their own textbook copies on reserve for students’ use.Current textbook use is for student to use in the library, not to replace students buying them.Textbooks on reserve may be used in the library or for copying up to Census Day (12thclass Day). Non class textbooks will be purchased only when they provide a good, general introduction to a topic or when no other general books can be found.

Journal, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions represent a continual and often large expense, thus added selectively.Electronic full-text availability from one of the subscription databases will be a factor in determining whether to subscribe to the print version of a particular magazine.

The library subscribes to a select number of local and area newspapers. Subscription is
based upon request and availability of funds.

 Reserve Books and Videos
The library has some material that faculty many assign to their students that are not to leave the library. These materials can be checked out and used in the library only. Students will need to ask the library staff for these items.

 Videotapes and DVDs
Videotapes and DVDs are purchased by recommendations from faculty and/or students.
Guidelines for books are applied to videos.

Audio books and Music CD
Audio books and Music CDs are purchased by recom
mendations from faculty and/or students. Guidelines for books are applied to CDs.

Foreign Language Materials
The collection contains a small number of foreign language titles written in languages other than English; these titles are purchased when they support the Foreign Language curriculum as needed.

Popular Fiction (McNaughton Collection)
The library maintains a rental collection of Popular Fiction for patrons’ leisure reading. Popular fiction is purchased from the rental collection unless the book is considered of significant literary value or studied in a literature or reading course.This collection is frequently rotated and updated. Book requests for popular fiction may be made at the circulation desk.

Clarendon College Catalogs
The library
keeps one catalog on the shelf for use any time and one in the library archives; ask library staff if you would like to view this material. Archival items may be used in the library under staff supervision.

The mission of the Rare Book Special Collec
tion is to acquire, to preserve, to provide access, and to promote the use of rare and archival materials. Materials collected include the archival records of the college, rare books, materials related to the college, heritage of Clarendon, Texas, and the United States. These materials are too rare or fragile to exist in the library's main collection; therefore, they are stored in a specially controlled, secure area. The materials do not circulate (Please see Library staff for assistance in the use of this collection). Special Collections materials must be used in the Library under staff supervision. All titles in this collection are listed in the library's online catalog.

The Microform Collection provides back issues of selected magazines and jo
urnals in microfilm and microfiche formats. The library currently does not have a Microform Reader, but please let library staff know if you are interested in viewing them. The more interest in this format will determine if a microform reader is needed in the future.

 Vertical file
The Vertical File Collection is a collection of pamphlets, booklets, leaflets, newspaper
and magazine article clippings that are considered to be of interest to students, faculty staff and the college. It is organized and divided into subjects that are arranged alphabetically. The file also includes maps and pictures-it is an excellent resource for research and class assignments.

Equipment/Media Services
The Library provides audiovisual equipment and resources to support classroom assignments. Most classrooms are equipped with an LCD projector, a document camera, and the capability to play a DVD or CD. The library has the following audiovisual equipment available for student use:TV, VCR player, DVD player, CD player, laptop, scanner, and more. Students wishing to borrow equipment outside the library must get approval from classroom instructor. It will be the responsibility of the instructor to check out the equipment for the student for that particular class assignment.

Students have access to a typewriter located in the Learning Resource
Center. Please report any problems with the equipment or to get new typewriter ribbons at the circulation or LRC desk.

 Online Catalog
Students have access to the Online Catalog from any computer on and off
-campus. Through the online catalog students can look up any item in the Clarendon College Library as well items in all the libraries who are members of the Harrington Library Consortium(HLC). This service is available through the cooperative agreement with more than a hundred academic, public,and school libraries in the Texas Panhandle. In addition to the print collection, students have access to over 18,000 e-books(Electronic Resources)available through EBSCO Host.To gain access to the e-books in the online catalog, off-campus students will need the username and password located within their Student Portal. E-books will automatically open within the library.

 E-Books (Electronic Resources)
The li
brary has e-books also available through EBSCO Host located within the TexShare databases. EBSCO Host e-books are accessible from any computer on and off-campus. There are over 27,000 e-books within the database; to gain access to the e-books off-campus, students will need the username and password located within their Student Portal.

Electronic Databases
The library subscribes to several electronic databases that include a wide range of full
-text magazines, journals, newspapers, images, and books, and government document resources, and more. This is very helpful to students because they do not have to see if the library owns the journal nor wait for an inter-library loan article to arrive. Many full text articles are also available in PDF (Portable Document Format) which show the article pages exactly the same as they would appear in the actual magazine article including illustrations, graphs and charts. Student scan access the databases from the library homepage. Many online vendors control access by a range of computer IP addresses. Anyone coming from a library IP address gains access, a user will need passwords to access from outside this IP address. Passwords for accessing the online databases are available within the Student Portal or in some cases, the instructor. Passwords are only to be given to students of Clarendon College. PowerPoint guides over the following databases are available on the library’s webpage.

 SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series)
SIRS Researcher is a general reference source with three databases containing thousands
of full-text magazine and journal articles exploring social, scientific, health, government, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.Articles and graphics are selected from over 1,500 domestic and international publications.

Texshare provides full-text articles from encyclopedias, almanacs, journals and newspapers. Database topics include homework help for students, health information, business information, biography and genealogy, as well as literature and archival information. This database includes EBSCOhost eBooks which gives access to over 27,000 eBooks that can be read online. It also includes Literature Resource Center(Gale), Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia, and much, much more.

offers personalized online tutoring through recorded sessions and live tutors covering a wide variety of subjects, 24 hours a day. Students are able to interact with a live tutor, submit a question, create flashcards, and more with BrainFuse. Students can access BrainFuse from any computer on or off campus. BrainFuse is located in the Student Portal and accessed with the same username and password as their Student Portal login.See the Learning Resource Center Coordinator for more details.


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History Clarendon College is the oldest institution of higher education in the Texas Panhandle, having been established in 1898 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The College was successfully administered by the church through the first quarter of the 20th Century. The original college was moved to Abilene and became McMurry University. The Clarendon Independent School Board purchased the college property and Clarendon College was re-established in 1927 as a non-sectarian junior college. It is maintained, in part, by property taxes in the Clarendon College District (Donley County). The College was recognized by the Texas Education Agency and the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities in 1927. The College separated from the school district and moved to its present location in 1968. Clarendon College now operates from a beautiful 107-acre campus on the west edge of Clarendon. Eight counties comprise the College's service area. Clarendon College is one of the 50 state-assisted community colleges in the Texas system. Accreditation Clarendon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate Degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Clarendon College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( Philosophy of Clarendon College The faculty, Board of Regents, and administrators at Clarendon College are committed to the concept that our College be an open door to learning. With this goal in mind, we extend an educational opportunity to students of all ages who can profit from instruction. Every effort is made to provide equal access to the educational opportunities offered at Clarendon College without regard to age, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, creed, and/or disability. In keeping with this philosophy, Clarendon College recognizes and accepts the responsibility for providing curricula for university-bound students, for students seeking career opportunities in a variety of occupations, and for persons of the community seeking cultural enrichment, short-term skill training, or personal improvement opportunities. The College will seek to achieve these goals within the limits of its legal responsibilities and available fiscal resources. Mission Statement Clarendon College is a comprehensive community college committed to teaching, learning and providing access to opportunities that assist in the holistic development of its constituents and community. In pursuit of this mission the College provides academic transfer programs, Career/Technical Education, student services, developmental education programs, continuing education/community service courses through a variety of instructional methodology, including but not limited to: face to face, distance education, and hybrid delivery. Clarendon College strives to provide diverse cultural enrichment opportunities for our constituents. Purposes The purposes of Clarendon College shall be to provide the following: Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates Occupational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences; continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students Continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals Workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs Adult literacy programs and other basic skills programs Other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards, in the best interest of post-secondary education in Texas. Clarendon College maintains an open admissions policy. We believe that, through this open admissions policy, we can change the lives of all students that walk through our doors. The admissions staff is committed to the concept that our College is to be an open door to learning. With this goal in mind, we extend an educational opportunity to students of all ages who can profit from instruction. Every effort is made to provide equal access to the educational opportunities offered at Clarendon College with regards to age, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, creed, and/or disability. The staff in the Admissions Office are here to help you through the process from applying for admissions all the way through getting enrolled in classes. Our staff can assist you with questions concerning admissions, testing, and registration. Making a contribution to Clarendon College is simple! Just select one of the following options: Memorial/ Honorarium Gifts: You can honor someone special or remember a loved one with your contribution. Simply contact us for more information. In addition to your acknowledgement letter, we will also send a letter to the individual or family your gift commemorates if provided with complete contact information. Scholarships: One of the greatest ways to contribute to Clarendon College is to provide a scholarship for a deserving student. While we strive to maintain low tuition and fees, the majority of our students still require some form of financial assistance in order to afford the cost of attendance. Regardless of the amount of the gift, scholarships can assist our students with purchasing books, paying tuition and much more. Gifts can be made to support one-time scholarships or our staff can work with donors to establish more permanent scholarship options through our named or endowed scholarship programs. Donors have the flexibility to determine the criteria for each scholarship they generously fund. Matching Gifts: Many companies offer matching gift programs for their employees. If you were already considering giving to Clarendon College, check with your employer to determine if they will match your donation. Contact your employer’s human resources office about ways to double or even triple the impact of your gift to Clarendon College. Please forward the completed form immediately to allow for timely processing. ACADEMIC ADVISING Clarendon College considers academic advising essential to student success. The goal of the advisors is to help students identify their goals, and to help students achieve those goals. As a returning, current, or prospective student, it's important to build a relationship with an academic advisor. An advisor can help you create an academic plan by helping you select appropriate courses and create a class schedule for Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. An advisor can help you achieve your academic goals. An advisor can assist you in other ways, as well. They can help you with the following: Choose the degree, (Associate in Arts or in Science or in Applied Science) or a Certificate offered at Clarendon College that will best meet your goals. Plan to transfer to another college or university. Learn about other resources to help achieve your academic goal, such as tutoring or study groups. Advise on how to raise your GPA if you are on academic probation. Assist with employment and career choices. Academic advisors are available to meet with you throughout the year- not just at registration time. Most importantly, during peak advising times (just before and during registration), if possible, it's best to meet with an advisor in person to review your degree plan and course selection. If you are an online student and meeting with an advisor is not possible then please e-mail or call your advisor for assistance. COUNSELING SERVICES Clarendon College has staff who help students make educational and career decisions, select courses, adjust to college life, understand transfer requirements, improve study skills, and develop personally and socially. Information concerning employment opportunities in various fields is available. For the student who intends to pursue a four-year program, online resources are available. The faculty advisors and the college counselor are available to all students in person as well as via telephone and e-mail. The staff promotes student success with a focus on student retention and completion through academic advisement, placement, career guidance, and follow-up services at Clarendon College. 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Registration Registration for Continuing Education courses in on-going, continuing until a course is filled or until it begins. To register by mail, complete the CE form and mail to the Continuing Education clerk, along with a check or money order for the full amount of tuition and fees. To register in person, stop by the Clarendon College Pampa Center at 1601 W. Kentucky in Pampa, Texas. Normal business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refunds Clarendon College Continuing Education Department refund policy is: 100% prior to the weekday before the first class day. If the class is canceled by Clarendon College, the refund will also be 100%. Classes that are ONE day long must be dropped before the class starts for any type of refund. Clarendon College awards a number of academic and general institutional scholarships. To apply for an academic scholarship a student should have a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Interested students should submit a scholarship application accompanied by two letters of reference and a copy of the most recent high school transcript and/ or college transcript. Applications are available through the Office of Financial Aid. Activity/Departmental Scholarships Scholarship awards are made by the director of each individual program. Athletic Scholarships An athletic scholarship may be awarded to any student-athlete in recognition of his/her athletic ability for the following sports: men’s and women’s basketball, rodeo, ranch horse, men’s baseball, women’s softball, women’s volleyball. Athletic Grants-in-aid are awarded by head coach of the sport. Initial awards amounts are determined by the head coach but may be limited or reduced due to aid determination. Student athletes must be regularly admitted students and must meet all eligibility and ranking criteria as set forth in the College Catalog. Student athletes must complete a FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and have a Student Aid Report on file at the College. All official transcripts must be submitted to Clarendon College before any Title IV aid is awarded. Judging Scholarships Clarendon College features livestock, meats and equine judging teams. Scholarships are awarded by the head coach but may be limited or reduced due to aid determinations. Student must be regularly admitted students and must meet all eligibility requirements. A FAFSA or TASFA must be completed and a Student Aid Report must be on file at Clarendon College. CLARENDON COLLEGE NAMED AND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Named and endowed scholarships may be based on academic achievement, need, and/or other requirements as stipulated by the scholarship donor. For more information on the individual scholarships listed below and/or to receive an application, please see the Clarendon College website. CC scholarships and other financial aid will be awarded through the Office of Financial Aid. The following named or endowed scholarships are available at Clarendon College: Pat Steinbrugge Memorial Scholarship – Available to two students per semester. Recipients must be a high school graduate with 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale, must be considered financially needy, reside within 80 miles of Clarendon, and enroll full-time. Malouf and Iris Abraham Business Scholarship - Available to students attending Clarendon College and majoring in business. Elba S. Ballew Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students in the Agriculture Department. Edith Ballew Memorial Scholarship - Available to students attending Clarendon College who are majoring in Education. Award criteria includes academic excellence and financial need. Barnes Trust Scholarship - Available to students attending Clarendon College who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. M. K. Brown Endowed Scholarship - Awarded to Gray County students. Carson County Waiver for Dual Credit- Open to any student taking dual credit courses at a Carson County high school through Clarendon College. Dusty E. Burleson Memorial Scholarship - Available to students attending Clarendon College and enrolled in the Ranch and Feedlot Operations Program. Kirk Robert Burns Endowed Scholarship Fund - To be awarded to a student in the Ranch and Feedlot Operation Program. Clarendon College General Scholarship Fund - To be awarded to any deserving student in need of financial aid. Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association - Available to a student exhibiting ability, personal character, and financial need. Cultural Affairs Scholarship - Available to students attending Clarendon College in the Fine Arts Department (Art, Drama, and Music). Development Endowment Scholarship - Available to all students (in any field of study) attending Clarendon College. Dr. Charles E. Deyhle, Sr. Scholarship - Available to full-time students attending Clarendon College who have an agriculture background and who have maintained a “B” average in high school. The recipient must also reside in a college residence hall. Donley County Waiver for Dual Credit– Open to any Donley county resident who is enrolled in dual credit courses. These students will pay for 3 Semester Credit Hours of face to face tuition per semester and Clarendon College will waive any hours greater than that in a semester. Donley County Tuition Cap– Open to any Donley County resident who is taking courses at Clarendon College. These students will have their tuition capped at 12 semester credit hours per semester. Any hours above 12 will be covered by a waiver.