Cannell Library Chimes

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Issue #17 March 9, 2005

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It's been almost a full quarter since Cannell Library "went live" on Summit, the online catalog Cannell Library shares with 31 member colleges and universities in Washington and Oregon. Through Summit, Clark College students, faculty and staff have access to more than 26 million books, DVDs, videotapes, sound recordings, government documents and more.

With a single search users can view items from all 31 institutions, and eligible patrons may select and borrow materials directly through the Summit catalog. All patrons, including staff and faculty, need to know their 9-digit ID number (available from payroll department) in order to place holds. Materials are available in 2-3 days, thanks to a courier service. If you haven't looked at Summit, give it a try! We think you'll be pleased. More details about Summit.

Many thanks to the faculty and staff in the Circulation and Technical Services departments, who worked so hard to make a smooth transition to Summit.

LIBR 105: Research in the Information Age

Here's a news flash:

There's more to research than Google!

Ahhh... We know that you already know that! But a lot of your students don't know it (or don't believe it!)

Libr 105Help us spread the word about our new course:

LIBR 105:
Research in the Information Age

This 1-credit course meets on Thursdays from 1:10-3:00 during weeks 3-7 (April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12). Item#: 7681

The course is for students who need to improve their research skills. It's ideal for returning students, transfers or students who will be required to write research papers for other classes. The course will merge "traditional" with high-tech, from books to blogs.

Here are a couple of eye-popping flyers for you to print out and post:


Check Your Library Link 

Library URL

Do you have a bookmark and/or links to the Cannell Library web site on your syllabi and class handouts? If so, please check the URL.

The official URL is:

If your link has "csci" in it ( it no longer works.
Please update it to the new URL.

Spring Break Hours

Closing at 4:30 pm, Friday, March 18.
Opening Monday, March 28, 8:00 am.

During the break faculty and staff may gain admittance by buzzing in at the back door. Please call ahead to x2504 to make sure the person with whom you’d like to meet is available.


Reminders About Reserves
  • Materials currently on reserve for classes that will not be taught during the Spring quarter will be returned to instructors after March 18.
  • For Spring quarter reserves: Only items submitted before March 23 will be ready for student use when classes begin March 28.
  • For complete information about reserves, see Placing Materials on Reserve.
  • Questions about reserves or video bookings? Please give Krista a call at x2553.


You Know It's Week 10 When...

Horseshoe for LuckTrue Story. Reference Librarian Betty Stout was at the Reference Desk when a panicked young man raced in to the library.

"I need a book, an article and a website for my assignment. It's due today!" he hurriedly explained.

"OK, what have you done so far?" Betty asked.


"All right. What's your topic?"


Scenes from the Classroom

Students from Environmental Biology

Students from Kathleen Perillo's Biology 101 (Environmental Biology) class collaborate on their group research project during a library instruction session. The new white boards installed in the classroom provide opportunity and space for students to brainstorm, work solutions, and share their ideas with others in the class.

Kathleen and the Cannell instruction librarians have also collaborated in creating a library instruction session that provides student-centered learning activities relevant to the course content while also introducing students to research skills.


From the New Book Shelf

Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940
Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940: How Americans Lived Through the "Roaring Twenties" and the Great Depression, by David E. Kyvig. (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2002) Call Number: E 169 .K985 2004

Door in the Mountain: New and Collected PoemsDoor in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003 (National Book Award Winner), by Jean Valentine. (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University press, 2004). Call Number: PS 3572 .A39 D66 2004


Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World (4 vols.), edited by Karen Christensen and David Levinson. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2003). Call Number: RefHM 756 .E53 2003Encyclopedia of Community


End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for Temple MountThe End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount, by Gershom Gorenberg. (Oxford; University Press, 2002) Call Number: DS 109.28 .G67 2002




Female Gladiators: Gender, Lay and Contact Sport in AmericaFemale Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America, by Sarah K. Fields. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005) Call Number: GV 709.18 .U6 F54 2005


Images of America: Downtown Vancouver

Images of America: Downtown Vancouver, by Pat Jollota. (Chicago: Arcadia, 2004) Call Number: F 899 .V2 J6 2004


TechTV's Catalog of Tomorrow


TechTV's Catalog of Tomorrow: Trends Shaping Your Future, edited by Andrew Zolli. (Indianapolis: QUE, 2003) Call Number: T 174 .T46 2003 (Image is a page from this book.)

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