This area is one of the latest additions to the JSCC Library' collections. It' located near the Van Veatch room in the Library; there is comfortable seating in the area for those who want to browse the collection at their leisure.
Materials in the Professional Reading collection include books and pamphlets written to train academic personnel in skills useful to their profession. There are also books in the collection which explain and promote various philosophies of education and educating, such as evolving community colleges into learning-centered institutions. Browsers can find much information about topics specifically related to community colleges, including leadership and administrative theories, promotion of new technologies in colleges, methods of teaching, measures of evaluation and effectiveness in the classroom, and career or student counseling.
All Professional Reading books are included in the Library catalog, and listed as being located in Professional Reading.