Pauline Whitaker Library
Burns Hall, One College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Professional Development

The Library's mission to support learning includes the professional development of NWACC's faculty and staff. We provide a number of resources and service that encourage and facilitate professional growth.

Professional Development Collection

The Professional Development Collection (PDC), located in the main Library in Burns Hall, is supported, developed and maintained through the collaborative efforts of the Library, Faculty Development, Staff Development and Title III. PDC books, videos, journals and other resources are available for your use. Browse these resources in the Library and online via our subscription databases.

Physical Collection
We have hundreds of items in the Library on the subject of professional development, including books, videos, and audio CDs. Many of these items were provided to the Library by Faculty Development and Title III. Click the following link to view a complete list of materials in the collection, sorted in descending order by acquisition date:

Professional Development Collection

Online Periodicals
We offer online access to a number of professional development journals and magazines. If off campus, enter your My NWACC Connection username and password. More titles are available via our Journals A-to-Z service.

ASHE Higher Education Report

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
Community College Review

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Higher Education
Innovative Higher Education
Journal of Philosophy of Education
New Directions for Community Colleges
New Directions for Teaching & Learning
Research in Education

Subscription Databases
The following databases contain journals, magazines, and electronic books that aid in professional development. If off campus, enter your My NWACC Connection username and password when prompted. More databases are available via our Research Databases page.

Academic OneFile
Academic Search EliteEBSCOhost
Computer Database
Ebook Collection
EBSCOhost Web - Complete Collection
Gale PowerSearch - Complete Collection
Information Science and Technology Collection
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Professional Development Collection
Teacher Reference Center