Posted tagged ‘Library’

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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Amnesty Week at the GRCC library

April 13, 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.

 

Exam Cram at the GRCC library

April 12, 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.

 

National Library Week at the GRCC library

April 10, 2017

Join the GRCC Library for pizza and cake tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate National Library Week!  All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend.

‘Landmarks of Grand Rapids’ available on streaming video

March 21, 2017

Landmarks of Grand Rapids : A Look at the Neighborhoods of Sacred Heart Church, Heritage Hill, and Eastown is now available via streaming video through GRCC!  This local documentary “brings to life three significant areas of Grand Rapids: the Sacred Heart Church parish, Eastown, and Heritage Hill. Residents, activists, and scholars, including Dr. Norbert Hruby, Mary Alice Williams, Caroline Matecki, Fr. Ed Hankiewicz, Fr. Dennis Morrow, Joyce Makinen, Tom Logan, and Barbara Roelofs, share their memories of the past and describe how these neighborhoods have helped Grand Rapids become the vibrant city it is today.”

Librarian Steven Putt collaborated with Lori DeBie, Mike Klawitter, Klaas Kwant, and Simon Kittok to recreate a streamable, close-captioned version of the hour-long documentary that was produced in 2007 by the now-dormant Grand Rapids Area Council For The Humanities. The result – scholarship about local neighborhoods has become much more accessible than in the past.  Since posting, it has received more than 100 views!

Check out the Library’s DVD from the Audiovisual Media Collection, OR, watch GRCC TV (Comcast Cable Channel 903 (Digital) and AT&T U-verse Channel 99):

  • Tuesday, March 21st at 3:46 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 9:09 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.
  • Friday, March 25th at 10:10 a.m., 11:53 a.m., 2:50 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Raider Salute to Sophia Brewer, Chris Sain, Raydale Bonivel

March 13, 2017

A Raider Salute from Tamber Bustance, of the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion:

A special thanks to Sophia Brewer (Library and Learning Commons), Chris Sain (Counseling, Advising and Retention) and Raydale Bonivel (Alpha Beta Omega) for presenting at the Diversity Youth Partnership Youth Summit on Friday, March 10, 2017.  More than 250 8th grade students at Northview’s Crossroads Middle School attended the Summit, which was coordinated by GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.  Sophia, Chris and Raydale inspired the students and represented GRCC very well! 

Condolences to Kevin Lyons, David Lyons

February 27, 2017

We extend our condolences to Kevin Lyons, library circulation specialist, and David Lyons, of the English Department, on the death of their mother, Jean Pakka Lyons, on Feb. 23.

Visitation was scheduled for 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 and from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 4291 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids. The funeral took place at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.

Library creates quiet study space

January 30, 2017

The library now offers a designated quiet study space!

You’ll find it on the first floor, next to the new Meditation and Prayer Room in the southeast corner. It’s bright, comfortable, accessible and — best of all — quiet!

A student sits at a table by the windows in the library's quiet study space.

Library adds Meditation and Prayer Room

January 27, 2017

The new Meditation and Prayer Room is on the first floor of the library, in the southeast section.

The room — the result of a collaboration among library faculty and staff, Student Life, and students — can comfortably accommodate six to eight people with a maximum of 15. It’s intended to be a quiet, welcoming and inclusive environment for individual meditation, reflection and prayer, respecting the beliefs, traditions and cultures of everyone.

The Office of Student Life and Conduct will provide general oversight, with library staff monitoring the space. The room can be used whenever the library is open, but it cannot be reserved and minimal seating is provided.

The library's Meditation and Prayer Room.

Library liaisons can help with copyright questions

January 16, 2017

copyright symbolFaculty  – do you have questions about using copyrighted materials in your courses?  If so, please contact your  assigned library liaison  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.

Learning Center Open House prizes announced

December 8, 2016

Thanks to all who attended the Learning Center Open House and to generous donors who provided prizes for the door prizes!

More than 250 people enjoyed a hot chili bar, BBQ meatballs, a hot chocolate and cappuccino bar, a cookie decorating station, popcorn, and more. The GRCC Acoustical Guitar ensemble, led by Professor Brian Morris, provided superb entertainment. And, now, what you’ve been waiting for … the winners are:

  • Kyle Lamos- $100 VISA Gift Card – Learning Center Building Partners
  • Shelsy Deleon Lopez – Celebration Cinema Prize Package
  • Taylor Mrozinski – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Debra Snow – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Tess Dodd – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Joseluis Alonzo – El Barrio Gift Card
  • Sendy Lopez – El Barrio Gift Card
  • Yerry Escobar – Fulton Street Farmers Market Tokens
  • Toryanna DeYoung – Fulton Street Farmers Market Tokens
  • Lyssa Thoms – GRCC Bookstore Gift Card
  • Ijunanyah Liburd – GRCC Bookstore Gift Card
  • Travis Steffens – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Michael Passer – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Lauren Helsen – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Kimesha Clarke – Grand Coney Gift Card
  • Pete Lewandoski – Little Caesars Gift Card
  • Michelle Wingeier – LMCU Visa Gift Card
  • Kendra Preston – Schuler Books Gift Card – Mary Manguse, Alumni Supporter
  • Vivian Herring – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Lillian White – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Caleb McGraw – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Jason Natte – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore

The Open House was hosted by the Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons, Media Technologies, and the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

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Exam Cram starts this week

December 5, 2016

In collaboration with Academic Support & Tutoring and Student Alliance, the GRCC Library will be holding an expanded Exam Cram event this semester.

Come in during regular library hours, Monday, December 5, through Friday, December 9, to partake in quiet study, group study, and free refreshments!

Then, over the weekend before exams, on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, take advantage of expanded tutoring services (limited subjects available), extended hours, and more free refreshments!

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library. Sponsored by Academic Support & Tutoring Services and the Library & Learning Commons. Dec. 5-11: Drop-in tutoring sessions with free snacks. Extended hours on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. No registration required.