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Holt Library


Tina Adams, Library Director

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Tina Adams

Torrie Tatum, Librarian

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Torrie tatum

Shawn Ohtani, Library Assistant

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Shawn Ohtani
Holt Library, Rm 125
447 College Dr.,
Sylva NC 28779

Library Mission & Vision Statement


​The Holt Library provides an information commons environment with professional services and academic resources to support the total instructional program of the College, including access to physical and digital resource collections, recreational reading, variety of spaces for learning and study, and instruction in the use of academic research sources.


​The Holt Library seeks to transform its collections and study spaces into an integral point of student access to information, study spaces, academic support and instruction. 

Collection Development Principles

Holt Library Southwestern Community Collection Development Principles:

The decision to acquire print, media, and digital materials for the library collection will be guided by the following principles:

  1. Relevance to degree-granting curriculum programs of the college
  2. Annual faculty/staff survey of collection development options
  3. Faculty recommendations for specific materials to support assignments
  4. Currency and accuracy of information, including varying points of view
  5. Reputation of author, publisher, and/or producer
  6. Appropriateness of format in support of curriculum needs
  7. Recommendations in professional reviewing sources
  8. Materials support general information needs and lifelong learning

For more on Holt Library's collection development principles see: Procedure 

Collection Development Process:

The Library Director will facilitate and maintain a Library Collection Development Process to guide the selection, purchase and maintenance of print and online library materials that support research and life-long learning and will be purchased with funds provided by the stateFor questions or concerns please contact the Library Director Tina Adams at