Issue #22, December 1, 2006
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Bada-bing! Get the Lowdown on the Latest Bling in OED

bada-bing in OEDThat’s right! The esteemed online Oxford English Dictionary is groovin’ with its latest quarterly update.

Explore the etymology of “bada-bing”, “bling” and over 2,800 new and revised words.

Entries range from SUPERFOOD (an especially nutritious food) to LIPOSCULPTURE (liposuction), from BLING (ostentatious, flashy) to BADA-BING (suggesting something happening suddenly, emphatically, or easily), and from CYPHERPUNK (a person who uses encryption when sending emails in order to ensure privacy) to POD PERSON (a person considered to be conformist, unoriginal, or emotionless).

Plunge into the world of the ever-evolving Oxford English Dictionary on the Library’s web site under Reference Tools:

Welcome New Library Faculty, Staff ... and Babies!

Eoin(Left) - Eoin (pronounced "Owen") wins the title of first Cannell Library baby of the year! Adjunct Librarian Maureen Morasch's wee lad was born April 20, 2006.


(Below) - Zachary Grant's little Grace came in a close second, on May 18, in the Library's "Amazing Baby Race"! She's already perusing some of the hot titles in the Renaissance Kids Collection.

(Photos by Roxanne Dimyan)

Zachary Grant and Grace

Zachary is our new tenure-track Reference / Instruction Librarian. You may have met him ablely manning the Reference Desk last year as an intern. In his own words:

“I started my MLS degree in September of 2003 through Emporia State University’s hybrid distance education program. Emporia State University is in Kansas. Classes were conducted with an instructor in Portland during intensive weekend sessions and the time between classes was supplemented with WebCT and then Blackboard online software. I graduated with my MLS degree in August of this year. Before I was hired to work at Clark, I was with my family’s small business in SE Portland for eight years.”

Congratulations, Amanda!

Amanda Brown was recently promoted to Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2!

Amanda writes, "I was formerly a Library Student Assistant. I have worked at Cannell Library since Fall 2004. I am currently studying Business and plan on transferring as soon as I finish up my credits here."

Notice the Plant Behind Amanda?

That's "Seymour", a pothos/devil's ivy. In the past 5 years he's grown to a length of 75 feet.

Wending his way from the corner behind the Check Out Desk, he's now creeping along the wall behind the Reference Desk. Repotted only once (last summer), he gets regular doses of water and Schultz Plant Food Plus. In his early years, he was juiced up with Miracle-Gro. Way to grow, guy!

Seymour the Plant

(Trivia question: What movie character is Seymour named after? ...
See end of page for answer ... )

Quarter Break Hours
Partridge in a pear tree

Closing for Quarter Break
at 4:30, Thursday, December 7

Closed December 8 - January 1

Opening for Winter Quarter
at 7:30 am Tuesday, January 2

During the break faculty and staff may gain admittance to the library 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.

Spotlight on Business Source Premier

Looking for market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses? Access is better than ever with Business Source Premier, one of the offerings in the EBSCOhost suite of research databases.

In addition to industry and country reports, Business Source Premier, provides full-text articles for more than 8,800 serials, offering full-text articles back to 1965 (or the first issue published for that journal) and searchable, cited references back as far as 1998. It provides full-text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Take Business Source Premier for a test drive (sample search screen below):

Ebsco Business Source Premier

Reminders About Reserves

Reserve Books animationDid you know you may place textbooks, course notes, and sample exams on reserve at the library for student use?

To place items on course reserve:

  • Fill out the Cannell Library Course Reserve form:
  • Send reserve materials with form(s) to Kristin Poage at mail stop #26 or bring them to the library.
  • Forms are also available from the Check Out Desk at the library.
  • Contact Kristin Poage at or call 992-2553 for more information.

Instructions for students on accessing electronic reserves are on the Class Reserves page:

Or pick up instructional bookmarks at the Check Out Desk to pass out in class.

Video Booking

Pirate and video animationThe library has over 1,500 videos and DVDs which may be used in the classroom! We encourage faculty to book videos well in advance to reduce scheduling conflicts.

An online video/DVD booking form is available at:

Requests may also be submitted through email (, campus mail (MS 26), U.S. mail and over the phone (360-992-2553).

If you need help selecting videos or have questions about reserves or video bookings, please give Kristin a call at x2553.

For Your Viewing ... New DVDs

Bill Moyers on Faith and ReasonBill Moyers on Faith and Reason.
Call Number: BL48 .B54 2006 (Check Out Desk DVDs)

Bill Moyers explores the mysterious region between rationality and belief, joined by some of the world's most provocative writers and thinkers. Contents: pt.1. Salman Rushdie -- pt.2. Mary Gordon & Colin McGinn -- pt.3. Jeanette Winterson & Will Power -- pt.4. Anne Provoost & David Grossman -- pt.5. Richard Rodriguez & Sir John Houghton -- pt.6. Margaret Atwood & Martin Amis -- pt.7. Pema Chödrön.

An Inconvenient TruthAn Inconvenient Truth.
Call Number: QC981.8 .G56 I533 2006 (Check Out Desk DVDs)

Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.

Keeping Up with "e-books"

New e-books are now a featured list in the library catalog’s link to New Books & Videos: Susie Harding adds new IT Pro records every two weeks, so this list will change frequently.

Books24-7 LogoWhat’s IT Pro?

The IT Pro Collection, from Books24/7, is a technical reference library for information technology with full-text electronic versions of over 700 technical books and journals. A wide range of IT subjects are covered including programming, graphic design and Web development from publishers such as MIT Press, O'Reilly, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Que, Sams, Sybex and Wiley.

A Duo of IT Pro "e-books"

To whet your appetite for electronic books in the IT Pro Collection, here are two of the over 700 titles. Enjoy!

IT Workers e-bookPro Apache Ant e-book

(Left) - IT Workers: Human Capital Issues in a Knowledge-Based Environment. Edited by Fred Niederman and Thomas W. Ferratt. Greenwich, Conn. : Information Age Pub., c2006.

(Right) - Moodie, Matthew. Pro Apache Ant. Berkeley, Calif. : Apress, c2006.

Trivia Question ... Answer

Little Shop of Horrors - 1986Cannell Library's "Seymour", the pothos/devil's ivy, is named after Seymour Krelborn, played by Rick Moranis, in the 1986 film, Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz.

1960's, The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman, features Jonathan Haze as Seymour, and a very young Jack Nicholson.

You can request both films directly through Summit, the online catalog of over 30 academic libraries in Washington and Oregon, including Clark College.

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