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Library liaisons can help with copyright questions

December 15, 2017

Faculty  – do you have questions about using copyrighted print, media or other visual materials in your courses?  If so, please contact your assigned library liaison by email for assistance with: utilizing our Copyright Clearance Center Annual License; verifying citations and determining a copyright holder; and, permalinking licensed library resources into Blackboard.  Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

Raider Salute for Jason Natte

December 11, 2017

The Library & Learning Commons offers a Raider Salute to custodian Jason Natte. Jason, in addition to his regular set-up, tear-down, and clean-up duties, helped us decorate for our recent Learning Center Open House. He has “ladder skills” and hung lots, and lots, and lots of snowflakes from our ceiling panels. We salute you!

Jason Natte stands by a ladder in the library; paper snowflakes hang from the ceiling.

Exam Cram starts today

December 4, 2017

Tell your students about the library’s Exam Cram!

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library. Mon.-Sun., Dec. 4-10: Free snacks, quiet and group study spaces, coloring stations for stress relief. Plus on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 9-10: Drop-in tutoring sessions (limited subjects), extended hours from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. No registration needed. Library fines waived during Exam Cram! GRCC. Sponsored by the Library and Learning Commons, Academic Support & Testing Services, and Student Alliance.

Exam Cram includes snacks, tutoring

November 29, 2017

Tell your students about the library’s Exam Cram!

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library. Mon.-Sun., Dec. 4-10: Free snacks, quiet and group study spaces, coloring stations for stress relief. Plus on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 9-10: Drop-in tutoring sessions (limited subjects), extended hours from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. No registration needed. Library fines waived during Exam Cram! GRCC. Sponsored by the Library and Learning Commons, Academic Support & Testing Services, and Student Alliance.

Library hosts open house

November 28, 2017

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, December 5, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..

Light food, beverages, goodies, and entertainment will be offered in the Library, the Center for Equity & Inclusion, and Media Technologies – plus –  upstairs in Academic Support & Tutoring Services. Visit each space for a chance to win prizes.

Receive an extra entry for prizes if you donate items to the Learning Center Food Pantry or if you donate a new or used paperback for avid readers at the Kent County Jail.

2nd Annual Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, December 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learning Center/LRC (#10 on campus map). All-Campus Event! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Free food and beverages served. Enjoy GRCC’s Guitar Ensemble. Prizes! Bring an item for the Learning Center food pantry or a new or used paperback book to go to Kent County Jail inmates for an extra prize entry. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons. GRCC.

Upcoming adjusted library hours

November 9, 2017

Here are the Upcoming Adjusted Library Hours through the Holiday Shutdown:

  • Nov 20, 2017 — 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Nov 21, 2017 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with limited services.
  • Nov 22-26 — CLOSED.
  • Dec 9 — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Exam Cram.
  • Dec 10 — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Exam Cram.
  • Dec 11-15 — Regular Hours – Exam Week.
  • Dec 16-Jan 7 — CLOSED over weekends.
  • Dec 18-22 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with limited services.
  • Dec 23, 2017-Jan 2, 2018 — Campus is CLOSED.
  • Jan 3-5, 2018 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with limited service.

Movie showing, book discussion center on ‘fake news’

October 16, 2017

The Campus Common Reading committee has been hard at work creating events for the Fall and Winter semesters on the topic of “fake news.” Two events are coming up in the next several weeks that you and your students may be interested in attending:

  • A showing of “War of the Worlds” (2005 version) in the ATC auditorium on Monday, October 30, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Admission to the movie is free and we’ll have complimentary refreshments. What’s unique about this showing is that we’ll have a side-bar screen displaying fun facts, trivia, and comments from our viewers.  The movie is PG-13; so families are welcome to attend.
  • Author A. Brad Schwartz will discuss and sign copies of his book “Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News” on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program will be held in the Library and Learning Commons’ second floor. If you would like your class to attend, notify Brian Beecher (director of the Library & Learning Commons) so that accommodations can be made. The library has complimentary copies of this book available to current students, faculty and staff (while supplies last).

The discussion of fake news will continue through the Winter semester and will center on Paul Levinson’s book “Fake News in Real Context.”

Upcoming Fake News Events/Speakers at the GRCC Library

October 12, 2017

Our Campus Common Reading committee has been hard at work creating events for the Fall and Winter semesters on Fake News.  Here are two events coming up in the next several weeks that you and our students may be interested in attending:

  1. Movie Showing of “War of the Worlds” (2005 version) in the ATC Theater on Monday, October 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Admission to the movie is free and we’ll have complimentary refreshments.  What’s unique about this showing is that we’ll have a side-bar screen displaying fun facts, trivia, and comments from our viewers.  The movie is PG-13; so families are welcome to attend.
  2. Author Lecture and Book Signing by A. Brad Schwartz discussing his book: “Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News” on Thursday, November 2 from 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  The program will be held in the Library and Learning Commons (second floor).  Faculty, we would love for your class to join us, so please notify Brian Beecher (Director of the Library & Learning Commons) so that accommodations can be made.   The library has complimentary copies of this book available to current students, faculty and staff (while supplies last).

This series on Fake News will continue throughout the Winter semester (dates are yet to be determined) and will include the following events:

  1. Panel Discussion on Fake News and its effect on journalism and journalists.
  2. Presentation on Fake News from the library’s perspective.
  3. Author Skype visit from Paul Levinson discussing his book: “Fake News in Real Context”.  The library will make complimentary copies available of Paul’s book in the Winter semester (again, while supplies last).

We look forward to participating in these events with you and our students.  Please let our committee know if you have any questions.

 

New York Times Online now available to students off campus

September 21, 2017

The New York Times Online now is available to GRCC students off campus! Now all GRCC students, faculty and staff can create a NYT Group Pass Account by signing up with their GRCC email address whether they are on or off campus.

NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a one-year trial. GRCC students, faculty and staff have free access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of The New York Times without needing to pay for their own subscription!

To activate your pass while on campus:

  • While on GRCC’s network, visit http://nytimes.com/grouppass
  • Click on [CREATE ACCOUNT], then use your GRCC email address to create an NYTimes.com account.
  • You’re done! After your pass has been activated, you can enjoy access to NYTimes.com from any network or location

To activate your pass while off campus:

  • Visit http://accessnyt.com
  • Enter “Grand Rapids Community College” in the [Find school] field.
  • Click [GO] and then [Create Account] using your GRCC email address and a password of your choice.
  • Follow the screen prompts to activate your Group Pass.

To download the free NYTimes smartphone app: Visit http://nytimes.com/mobile

Other questions?  Take a look at GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide, or, call a reference librarian at 616-234-3868.

Library hosts chocolate sculpture

September 18, 2017

A chocolate sculpture, depicting a man wrapped in a tentacle on top of clockworks, sits in the library.Visit the first floor of the Library and Learning Commons to see an amazing chocolate sculpture!

The sculpture, created by chef Francois Behuet during the U.S. pastry team tryouts last month at GRCC, weighs in at about 45 pounds and is constructed of more than $500 of  Valrhona chocolate. It’s not only a fantastic work of art — it smells delicious!

Other works created in the competition can be found around campus:

  • A sugar centerpiece is in President Pink’s office.
  • A sugar centerpiece is in the office of the assistant deans of Workforce Development.
  • A chocolate centerpiece is in The Heritage Restaurant’s display case.

New York Times online available to students, faculty and staff

August 28, 2017

The New York Times Online is available to all GRCC students, faculty and staff when you sign up with your GRCC email address.

NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a one-year trial. GRCC students, faculty and staff have free access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of The New York Times without needing to pay for their own subscription!

To activate your pass:

  • While physically on campus on GRCC’s network, visit http://nytimes.com/grouppass
  • Click on [CREATE ACCOUNT], then use your GRCC email address to create an NYTimes.com account.
  • You’re done! After your pass has been activated, you can enjoy access to NYTimes.com from any network or location

To download the free NYTimes smartphone app: Visit http://nytimes.com/mobile

Other questions?  Take a look at GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide, or, call a reference librarian at 616-234-3868.

Library’s Exam Week, summer hours

April 20, 2017

Here are the upcoming adjusted library hours:

  • April 22 — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Exam Cram
  • April 23 — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Exam Cram
  • April 24-28 — Regular hours
  • April 29 and 30 — Closed
  • May 1-5 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beginning Monday May 8:

  • Monday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Thursday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Friday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • May 29, Memorial Day — closed
  • July 4, Independence Day — closed
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday from April 29 through September 3

Exam Cram at the GRCC library

April 17, 2017

Monday, April 17th – Sunday April 23rd

  • FREE snacks & beverages (while supplies last) everyday
  • Stress relief stations – self guided yoga, self guided mediation, and coloring
  • Quiet study
  • Group work spaces

PLUS on Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd

  • Extended hours from 10 am – 10 pm, both days
  • Tutors available in select subjects

No registration required.

Library’s Amnesty Week starts today

April 17, 2017

Students can have their library fines forgiven from April 17th through April 23rd, by coming in or calling the circulation service desk at (616) 234-3872.

Photos from Faculty Showcase

April 13, 2017

Thank you to all the Faculty Showcase presenters and participants!  Thank you also to Armen Oumedian for his generous support for the Innovation Grants for faculty!

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