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Starting in September Cannell Library will have projectors that can be checked out to use in the smaller study rooms.

 

Stay tuned for more information.

Clark Libraries will be open regular hours during finals week but will be closed for quarter break beginning Friday, August 29.

Finals Week Hours

Cannell Library: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday

iCommons at CTC: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday

Quarter Break

Both locations are closed Friday, August 29 through Sunday, September 21. 

  • Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account
  • To avoid fines, return borrowed items to outside collection boxes when libraries are closed.
  • At Cannell library, extended loan netbooks must be returned by  Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m. or a late fine will be charged.

We reopen Monday, September 22 at 7:00 a.m.

A New Test

This year, the General Educational Development (GED) test had a makeover. Unlike the previous iteration of the GED test from 2002, the 2014 test is given on a computer and is divided into four content areas.

The four content areas are:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Science
  • Social Studies

(“A Fighting Chance”, n.d.)

 

Library Resources for Preparation

New GED Book Cover

Available now at Clark College Libraries

In order to prepare for this new test, the library has several resources available. In our Transitional Programs Collection, look for “New GED: strategies, practice & review” from Kaplan Publishing (Call Number: TPC Skills LB3060.33.G45 V36 2014).

We are currently ordering more resources for the updated test as they become available from the publishers, so check back often in the upcoming academic year for even more print book resources.

Another great resource that is fully updated for the 2014 version of the GED Test is Learning Express. This database offers tutorials, full-text ebooks, and practice tests for all parts of the GED. In addition, if you do not feel ready to take the practice tests, Learning Express provides pre-GED level learning material to build up your skills in the four content areas.

For a complete list of resources from the library for GED preparation, please see our Subject Guide for ABE/GED.

 

 

Work Cited

“A Fighting Chance at 4 Million Jobs.” GED Testing Service, GED Testing Service, n.d. Web. 18 Aug. 2014. <http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/2014test>.

There will be a Discover downtime (approx. 45 minutes) on Sunday, August 3rd, between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. due to a scheduled upgrade.  While our Discover Catalog is not available, you can search our library databases individually by selecting “Article Databases” on the Library homepage http://library.clark.edu/. Of course, you can always sleep until 6 a.m. that morning and miss the Discover downtime completely …

Flickr Image: Vicki's Pics - Oblivious (https://flic.kr/p/4vnbqJ)  Some rights reserved

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Image:  Flickr – Vicki’s Pics – Oblivious (https://flic.kr/p/4vnbqJ)
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How to Renew Items

Most borrowed items may be renewed online except for items on course reserve, items with restricted renewals, items for which you have been billed and items on which another patron has placed a hold. See complete Borrowing Policy.

There are two ways to access your account:

From the Clark College Libraries home page

1.    Mouse over “My Account” on the top menu bar and click “Clark Libraries”.

Clark Libraries Homepage My Account Dropdown

Clark Libraries Homepage My Account Dropdown

 

2.    Select “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the screen.

Discover Catalog

Discover Catalog

 

3.    Log in using your Clark username and password (or your library log-in credentials).

Clark Libraries Account Log-in

Clark Libraries Account Log-in

 

4.     In the upper right corner of the screen select “My Account”. You will see a list of your borrowed items (list of active loans).

Discover Catalog My Account

Discover Catalog My Account

 

5.    Select the items you want to renew by checking the boxes next to the titles and then click “Renew Selected”. If you want to renew everything, click the “Renew All” option.

Logged in My Account view

Logged in My Account view

 

6.    You will see “All loans have been successfully renewed”.

Renewing in My Account

Renewing in My Account

 

7.    If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, “renewed” will appear in the “Status” column and a new date will appear in the “Due Date” column.

From the Discover Library Catalog

1.    Select “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the screen.

2.    Log in using your Clark username and password (or your library log-in credentials).

3.    Select “My Account”. You will see a list of your borrowed items (list of active loans).

4.    Select the items you want to renew by checking the boxes next to the titles and then click “Renew Selected”. If you want to renew everything, click the “Renew All” option.

5.    You will see “All loans have been successfully renewed”.

6.    If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, “renewed” will appear in the “Status” column and a new date will appear in the “Due Date” column.

The iCommons at CTC has repopulated its browsing collection of books this summer! We may have that perfect item for your research paper or a book for personal reading pleasure. Stop by the iCommons to see what’s new! Learn about all of the collections available to you at Clark.

Clark College Library Collections

 browsing book collection

Photo Image/Source: Clark College Libraries

Clark College Libraries open for summer quarter on Monday, July 7.

open hours

Blink and You’ll Miss it, CCSA. No known copyright restrictions.

 

Cannell Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: Closed

 

The iCommons at CTC has new summer hours!

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: Closed

 

We will be premiering our new catalog Discover!

 

The Curtain Opens

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The Clark College Libraries are pleased to present, Discover! The Discover library catalog is a new way for you to search for books, articles and films. Because this system is different from the previous library catalog there are some changes to the way you:

Day 2 by Jay Reed / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Clark College Libraries is on track to complete the roll out of our new library system on June 23. Due to the final steps in this transition the Library Catalog and Summit borrowing will be unavailable to members of the Clark College community from June 19th  to July 1st.

While the Clark College Library Catalog is on hiatus you may search for Clark items in our temporary catalog. For help with your request please contact the Check Out Desk at Cannell Library, 360.992.2151 or the iCommons at CTC, 360-992-6138.

We thank you for your patience as we take the final steps in bringing a new way to search to Clark. When you return for Summer quarter you will come back to our new catalog, Discover.

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G-30-51 Sommer – National Library of Norway (Nasjonalbiblioteket) – no known copyright restrictions

The Clark College Libraries will be closed during the Quarter Break. The Cannell Library will close at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 19th and reopen at 8:00am on Monday, July 7th.

Netbooks must be returned by the closure (Thursday at 6pm) or a late fine will be charged.

Although the libraries are closed, we are still checking in books and you can pick up your requests. Low staffing means we might not be available when you are, so contact us to make an appointment in advance by calling #360-992-2151.

Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account at https://oswald.clark.edu/patroninfo. There may be service interruptions due to the migration to our new computer system, so please call or email us if you have any problems.

Need expert research assistance to finish that paper? You can always contact a librarian online (at this address: http://library.clark.edu/?q=content/ask-librarian) and you can get instant assistance via chat.

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