Cannell Library Chimes

The mission of the Chimes is to provide information and ideas to support teaching and learning at Clark College

Issue #18 May 23, 2005

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Change in Database Subscriptions

EbscoHost bannerHeads Up! By the end of June, Cannell Library will be discontinuing the following InfoTrac databases: Expanded Academic, Health Reference Center Academic, History Resource Center - U.S., History Resource Center - World.

Replacing Expanded Academic is a new database, EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier. This multidisciplinary database provides indexing to over 7,900 journals. Of these, almost 4,000 are available full-text, including American Historical Review, Family Relations, and Journal of Education.

Librarians performed exhaustive research prior to making this change. EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier provides better value for our database funds by including more and better resources and a user-friendly search interface. A trial subscription is available: EBSCOhost --> links you to the main menu. Scroll to the bottom and click on Academic Search Premier.

Library/Media Director Retiring

Congratulations to Leonoor on her retirementHappy Retirement, Leonoor!Please join us Wednesday, May 25th from 11:00-1:00pm in the Cannell Room to indulge in light refreshments and to thank Leonoor Ingraham-Swets for her 15 years of service as the Director of Library and Media Services in Clark College’s Cannell Library. Leonoor will be retiring effective June 9, 2005. She is well-known for her quick sense of humor, passion for reading, art, gardening and travel, enthusiastic involvement in the community and inspiring shopping skills. She has donated many books and works of art to the library and loves to share her knowledge and passions.

During Leonoor’s tenure, the Library has:

  • Moved into the new Lewis D. Cannell Library building (1990)
  • Joined with Ft. Vancouver Regional Library to move from a card catalog to an automated library system (1992)
  • Ensured Clark College’s participation in regional resource sharing by joining PORTALS (Portland Area Library System) (1993)
  • Integrated electronic resources, the Internet and the World Wide Web with traditional Library resources (ongoing)
  • Strengthened consortia relationships with Washington State University – Vancouver, PORTALS and Ft. Vancouver Regional Library
  • Actively participated in providing statewide databases
  • Migrated to a new, state-of-the-art online library system (2003)
  • Joined Orbis Cascade Alliance (2004) providing Clark College students access to academic resources throughout Washington and Oregon

Leonoor plans to spend more time getting the family library in order, delving into research in art history and public administration, and tending her garden. Leonoor will be missed by all who know her and we wish her a happy retirement!

It was a Rockin' Good Time!

Providing the entertainment for Summit Day was Los Profes, featuring, (left to right) Jeff Thomas, guitar, Joe Pitkin, bass, John Governale, drums, and Dennis Wallace, guitar.

Summit Day provided the library an opportunity to promote 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.

LIBR 105: Research in the Information Age

The Spring pilot of Libr105: Research in the Information Age was a great success! Although many of the 17 students said that the class was a lot of work for 1 credit, all the students indicated that the course was valuable and worth the time invested. Take a look at Spring quarter's LIBR105 Blog and the LIBR 105 Web Site.

This course is designed 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.

During Summer quarter, LIBR105 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:10-2:00, July 12 - August 11. Maureen Morasch will be the instructor.

Congratulations on Publications and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating the following library staff:

Krista Reichard's article, "Distance Education: Issues and Concerns," appeared in the March/April 2005 issue of Knowledge Quest, the Journal of the American Association of School Librarians. Krista works in the Circulation department and is responsible for Reserves, Video Bookings, and Video Rentals. In addition, Krista will be earning her Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in June of this year!

Congratulations to Cheryl Mancini, who will receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from WSU-Vancouver this May. Cheryl works part-time in Serials, but she started as a student assistant at Cannell Library while she was attending Clark College.

All you gardeners out there, dig this: Linda Fredericksen published "Yard Appeal," a bibliography of resources, in the February 1, 2005 issue of Library Journal. Linda is a part-time librarian at Cannell Library, and a full-time librarian at WSU-V.

 Welcome New Staff

Jennifer DeanJennifer Dean worked at the Career Center for 6 years prior to joining the Cannell Library staff as Administrative Assistant in March. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband Chris, two dogs, one cat and a tank full of fish.




Zachary Grant



Zachary Grant has been working at the reference desk as an intern. He is a graduate student at the Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management.

Renew Your Library Books Online
Do you know you can renew your library materials online? From the library home page ( click More Options, then select "Your Library Record."
Break and Summer Hours

Memorial Day Weekend:

  • Closing at 4:30 pm, Friday, May 27
  • Opening at 8:00 am, Tuesday, May 31

Quarter Break Hours:

  • Closing at 4:30 pm Thursday, June 9
  • Closed Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 26
  • Open at 9 am Monday, June 27

Summer Quarter Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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 Summer quarter will be returned to instructors after June 6.
  • For Spring quarter reserves: Only items submitted before June 22 will be ready for student use when classes begin June 27.
  • For complete information about reserves, see Placing Materials on Reserve.
  • Questions about reserves or video bookings? Please give Krista a call at x2553.

Thank You, and Congratulations to Student Workers!

The following students workers have been honored for their exceptional service:

Alla KononenkoAlla Kononenko worked as a student circulation assistant at Cannell Library from April 2004 until March 2005. She received a library award for exceptional shelf-reading in fall 2004 as well as two library awards for outstanding attendance in summer 2004 and winter 2005. Alla was extremely reliable and even offered to work additional evening hours when there were staffing shortages. She consistently and competently performed her duties with enthusiasm. Her co-workers enjoyed and appreciated Alla's sense of humor. We wish Alla great happiness as she begins her married life in June!

Kristin FriedrichKristen Friedrich began as a volunteer circulation assistant at Cannell Library in spring 2004 while a Running Start student. Since then, she has received two library awards for outstanding attendance in summer 2004 and winter 2005. Kristen learns very quickly with excellent attention to details. Kristen is a thorough and thoughtful worker. She undertakes every task with good humor and constantly strives to do her best. Kristen will truly be missed when she leaves to continue her education. Julia Durr

Ever since Julia Durr was hired as a student employee at Cannell Library in January 2004, she has been an enthusiastic and tireless worker willing to help with any task. She cheerfully performs routine tasks without reminders. In winter quarter 2004, Julia received a library award for exceptional shelf-reading. She was also given a library award for outstanding task performance in spring 2004. Her dependability and friendly attitude make Julia a great asset in the circulation department and to Clark College library users. We look forward to working with her again next year!

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