If you live in northwest Georgia, the next time you have your car serviced or receive medical attention there is a good chance the technician, nurse, or EMT who helps you has benefitted from the services of a Georgia Northwestern Technical College library. That's because GNTC enrolls over 8,000 students in those and other career programs at its five campuses, and each year thousands of northwest Georgia residents directly benefit from the services of GNTC graduates. Georgia Northwestern Technical College, which began in 2009 as the result of the merger between Coosa Valley and Northwestern Technical Colleges, now serves students in nine counties through its campuses in Rome, Rockmart, Rock Springs, Calhoun, and Dalton as well as the Aviation Center in Rome. The campus libraries employ a total staff of 18. The Director of Library Services is based at the Floyd County Campus (Rome), while each of the libraries has its own coordinator. A sixth library will be added in 2016, when the Catoosa County Campus (Ringgold) opens.
|Floyd County Campus Library|
Many GNTC students will continue their studies at colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia. Accordingly, the GNTC libraries offer print resources suitable for argumentative essays and speeches as well as literary criticism assignments and other research papers. Of course, these print resources are complemented by the GALILEO databases which are promoted by and offered through the GNTC libraries.
|Walker County Campus Library|
The GNTC libraries own over 75,000 volumes in addition to well over 100 periodical subscriptions. Also, the libraries annually provide approximately 100 library instruction sessions reaching nearly 2,000 students. So, rest assured, your automotive tech, nurse, and EMT have been exposed to the most current library resources making them well prepared to serve you in their state-of-the-art North Georgia worksites.