Second Wave of Early Agreements for Sierra Announced

Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that a total of 75 library organizations, representing over 300 individual libraries, have entered into agreements to be partners in or early implementers of the Sierra Services Platform.

The following library organizations are being announced for the first time: ALIS Corporation (NY); Andrews University (MI); Bangor University (UK); College of Lake County (IL); Coronado Public Library (CA); Denton Public Library (TX); Grand Rapids Community College (MI); Grand Valley State University (MI); HELIN Library Consortium (RI); Kalamazoo College (MI); Kellogg Community College (MI); Kent State University (OH); Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Northwest Regional Library (MN); Langara College (Canada); Long Beach Public Library (CA); Marin Automated Resources and Information Network (MARINet) (CA); Medaille College (NY); Miami University (OH); Naperville Public Library (IL); Northern Waters Library Service (WI); Ohio Dominican University (OH); Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) (OH); Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLSnet) (WI); Princeton Public Library (NJ); Sacramento Public Library (CA); Scottsdale Public Library (AZ); South East Academic Libraries System (SEALS) (South Africa); Springfield-Greene County Library District (MO); St. Joseph County Public Library (IN); Teachers College, Columbia University (NY); Union College (NY); Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain); University of California Berkeley School of Law (CA); University of Glasgow (UK); University of Nebraska at Kearney (NE); University of Nebraska Medical Center (NE); University of Western Ontario (Canada); University of San Francisco (CA); Warren-Trumbull County Public Library (OH); and Westerville Public Library (OH). Continue reading

GRCC in the News – 10/8/11

Grand Rapids Community College leaders look to separate salaries from potential tax increase
Published: Monday, October 10, 2011, 8:45 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Will voters accept a tax increase if they know that the money won’t go to salaries and benefits and the rates could go back down in 10 years?  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College’s question: Will voters support tax increase request for buildings, technology
Published: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 7:00 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College leaders are weighing asking voters for a 10-year, $70 million tax increase that would focus on buildings and technology, but not operations, President Steven Ender said.  (More)

GRCC football team rallies against Georgia Military College with 42-point second half
Published: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 7:00 PM | The Grand Rapids Press

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The Grand Rapids Community College football team showed no signs of a letdown after last week’s upset win against nationally ranked Iowa Western.  The Raiders continued their offensive assault Saturday afternoon with a 63-41 road win against Georgia Military College.  (More)

TAKE NOTE! – Apple contest heats up
By ROEL GARCIA | Holland Sentinel contributor | Posted Oct 06, 2011 @ 08:19 AM

Holland – The top 10 entries to the Downtown Holland Maga­zine Apple Contest will be decided Oct. 17.  There are two categories: pies/desserts and breads/ muffins/bars and pastries. […] The submissions were then judged by Secchia Institute for Culinary Education of Grand Rapids Community College. Five entries were chosen for each of the two categories. (More)

Think Pink and Support Breast Cancer Research With Campus Dining

Pink_Together_logoThink Pink! Visit The Raider Grille, Quite Café and The Sneden Café to make a difference during the month of October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have collaborated with General Mills and the Local American Cancer Society to raise money for a great cause.

Ways that you can make a difference in the community:

  • Save Yoplait Pink Lids; for each pink lid collected, General Mills will donate $.10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Purchase Weekly Pink Specials at The Raider Grille; Quiet Café & Sneden Café. Proceeds from each item sold will be donated to our local American Cancer Society to help defer costs associated with Cancer treatments!
  • Buy Bracelets; They are only $1.00 and proceeds will be donated to the Hope Lodge of Grand Rapids

Pink Specials at The Raider Grille, Quiet Café & Sneden Café:

  • Week #1: Pink Velvet Cupcakes
  • Week #2: Pink Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • Week #3: Pink Big as Your Head Cookies
  • Week #4 Pink Rice Crispy Treats

Diversity Lecture Series Presents Jeannette Walls

Jeanette Walls GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series will welcome Author, Journalist and Columnist Jeannette Walls on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to Fountain Street Church to speak on “The Glass Castle: Demon Hunting and Other Life Lessons.”

The event is free and open to all.

Jeannette Walls is author of the memoir, The Glass Castle, which has been on the New York Times best-sellers list for over three years. The book details Walls’ life growing up in extreme poverty and describes the unimaginable obstacles she faced. From the desert of
the Southwest to her parent’s later homelessness in New York City, Walls’ account of an impoverished life is a compelling testament to what it means to be poor. Jeannette Walls is also a journalist whose work has appeared in New York Magazine, Esquire, USA Today, and MSNBC.

  • All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE
  • Free and open to the public
  • On-campus parking $3.00 (with discount pass)

For more information contact the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at 234-3390.