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Source: Clark College Libraries

Are you curious about researching a vocation, career or college program? Clark Libraries can help!

  • Staff in the iCommons at CTC or Cannell Library can assist students looking for vocational or career books or materials using the Discover catalog.
  • CTC Students can request materials from Cannell library and have those materials available for pick up at CTC the next day. Materials requested using Summit usually arrive in five to seven days.
  • The iCommons has a small collection of print books in our browsing collection. This month we are featuring books on Engineering and Mechatronics.

Students wanting to learn more about vocations and careers can also find information in the Vocational and Career Collection Database!

Harper Lee’s first novel in 55 years, Go Set a Watchman, has been all over the news this month. Quite a long gap since 1960’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

To find out more about Harper Lee (and other authors), give our Literature Resource Center database a spin. It’s chock full of literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, etc.

1.  Literature Resource Center has a new look. It’s now part of Artemis Literary Sources. This means you can search the original Literature Resource Center, plus Gale Virtual Reference Library at the same time.

Artemis Literary Sources Search Box


2.  Advanced Search has options to search by Name of Work and Person-By or About … and more.
Artemis Literary Sources Advanced Search Options


3. At the list of search results, be sure to browse through the left column for a gold mine of options to refine or expand your topic.
Artemis Literary Sources list of search results, with options to refine results


  • To locate Literature Resource Center on the Clark Libraries website, select find (in the top blue bar), then articles and databases.

Photo Image Source: Wild Flower Garden. CC0 Public Domain – no known copyright restrictions

Summer Hours

July 6 – August 27, 2015

Cannell Library

Mon – Thu 8:00am – 6:00pm

Fri – Sun CLOSED

Information: 360-992-2151

iCommons @ CTC

Mon – Thu 8:00am – 6:00pm

Fri – Sun CLOSED

Information: 360-992-6138

2012 Clark College Commencement

Congratulations to our 2015 Clark College graduates! We are so happy for you and wish you the best as you embark on the next stage of your educational career.

You are welcome to continue using the Clark College Libraries resources as a General Public (Community) Borrower. Most databases are accessible to you in the library only, and you may continue to borrow our materials as long as you are living in District 14. Come on in after the libraries reopen on July 6th with a photo ID and proof of address and we’ll get you set up your new status.


Photo/Image Source: “2012 Clark College Commencement” copyright Clark College (https://flic.kr/p/ciPqCE)

field of grass

Photo/Image Source: “Peering Through The Long Grass” CC BY 2.0 A Guy Taking Pictures (https://flic.kr/p/cSbVQf)

Clark Libraries will be open regular hours during finals week but will be close for quarter break beginning Thursday, June 18th at 6:00pm. Libraries will reopen Monday, July 6th.

Finals Week Hours

Cannell Library: Monday-Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday
iCommons at CTC: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday

Quarter Break

Both locations are closed Friday, June 19th through Sunday, July 5th.

  • 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 June 18th at 5:30pm or a late fine will be charged.

We reopen Monday, July 6th at 8:00 a.m.

USA Freedom Act

Freedom is not free Korean War memorial

CC Photo: Freedom is not free by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier.


How concerned are you with privacy, especially online?

Librarians have long been opposed to and concerned about Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. Finally, Congress has acted to curtail some of the provisions that the ALA and others have said threatened civil liberties.

Pew Research Center recently released a report “Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance” which discusses how people feel about online privacy. This seems incredibly relevant given that President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act which overhauls the bulk collection of phone data.

If you are interested in electronic privacy and want to know more, check out EPIC.org (Electronic Privacy Information Center) to learn more about the future of the internet.

Interested in Edward Snowden? Check out the documentary Citizenfour.


US flags in open field with gazebo

Photo/image source: Flags by DennyCraig. CC0 Public Domain – no known copyright restrictions

The Clark College Libraries will be closed in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

Cannell Library will close as usual at 5pm on Saturday, May 23th and reopen on Tuesday the 26th at 7am.
The iCommons @ CTC will be closed on Monday, May 25rd, and will reopen on Tuesday the 26th at 7am.

Outside return boxes are always open to return books, movies, etc. Don’t get a late fine!

Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account.

Journals seating area

Photo/Image Source: copyright Clark College Libraries

Have you seen our new soft seating area around the Current Journals at Cannell Library? We are constantly trying out new arrangements to create the most comfortable, inviting place to read today’s newspaper or the newest issue of People.

Our older issues have all gone upstairs to the second floor. So, if you want to keep reading, head on up the stairs and dig in! Here is our list of print periodicals and the years that we keep: Print Periodicals List.

We have even more journals than you can see in the library. While we only have a few hundred journal titles in print format, we have thousands available in digital form. Here is the list of digital titles, with over 2,954 results and counting: e-Journals List.

With all of these resources, you never have to worry about running out of things to read at the Clark College Libraries!

The Craft of Comics: Artists and Authors Panel is taking place next week Monday, May 18th, starting at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge, PUB 161. This event features five local comic artists and authors and is part of the Subtext Literary Festival, sponsored by the Columbia Writers Series & Clark Art Talks in collaboration with Clark College Libraries. Please visit and bring your questions for our guests:

Brian Churilla – artist/writer in Portland, Oregon, known for Hellbreak, Big Trouble in Little China, The Secret History of DB Cooper

Robin Herrera – editor at Oni Press, Portland, Oregon, known for The Bunker Vol. 1Letter 44, Invader Zim -author of Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Steve Lieber – cartoonist/illustrator/storyboard artist in Portland, Oregon, known for Whiteout, Whiteout: Melt, Batman, Superman, Hellboy, Star Trek, Road to Perdition

Jeff Parker – writer and comic book artist, known for The Interman, Agents of Atlas, Thunderbolts, Aquaman

Taneka Stotts – writer, editor and project manager, known for Full Circle, Love & Sprockets

Flier with event info: Fireside Lounge PUB 161, Monday May 18 10 am - 12 noon

study rooms

Source: Clark College Libraries

Three NEW small study rooms are available at Cannell Library! They are located on the second floor near the south east windows. The rooms are suitable for 1 or 2 students to work on projects or study together. The rooms cannot be reserved or held. First come, first serve basis.

Additional small group rooms are also available for 3-5 people. Study rooms are also available for large groups consisting of 12-15 students. The larger rooms may be reserved in advance by student groups.

Learn more about study areas and rooms available at Clark Libraries.

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