Among the improvements is a renovated library at the Aravaipa Campus as well as new buildings at the Superstition Mountain Campus (set to open fall 2012) and the college’s two new campuses in the San Tan Valley and in the city of Maricopa.
“I’m really excited for the community,” Saavedra said.
In addition, Saavedra detailed the installation of the Polaris Library Software System that will strengthen CAC’s partnership with the Pinal County community, enable a catalog to run concurrently with Pinal County libraries, give the library the ability to send materials to convenient locations for borrowers throughout the county, and provide community members greater access to CAC library materials.
Saavedra also highlighted future library trends, including film on demand for students and faculty, as well as the use of blogs, social media and electronic newsletters.
“We’re going to make sure that you see a lot of marketing from the library as well as collaboration from faculty and staff,” she said.
CAC currently has physical libraries at each of its three campuses - Signal Peak, Superstition Mountain and Aravaipa. In addition to providing in-person assistance, librarians may be reached at each of these locations through text messaging, e-mail chat or video chat.
CAC's libraries are open to all of the college's students, faculty and staff, as well as Pinal County residents.