WINS VIRGINIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AWARD
For best display celebrating “freedom to read”
NORFOLK, Va. – (Feb. 3, 2005) – Tidewater Community
College’s Norfolk Campus Learning Resources Center has won
the 2004 Banned Book Week Display Award from the Virginia Library
Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.
The VLA/IFC Banned Books Week Display contest, open to libraries
throughout the Commonwealth, judges displays that celebrate a
“freedom to read.” The VLA/IFC committee selects the
winning display that best evokes the spirit of Banned Books Week
with creativity and educational impact.
Each year the winning library receives a certificate of achievement,
has its display featured on the IFC website and gets recognition
in the VLA Newsletter.
Carolyn Roberts, library specialist with TCC, provided the vision
for TCC’s winning display.
For more information on the displays and previous winners, go
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC
ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded
in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the
college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake,
Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne
and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,