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Yesterday was Library Snapshot Day. We had many visitors including City of Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt celebrating how important Cannell Library is to the college and community. More students are visiting Cannell Library than ever before. Visitor counts have been increasing every fall, from 103,000 visitors in the fall of 2008, to 126,000 visitors in […]

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Photo from Wikimedia. Credit: Photohound Today starts the Year of the Rabbit according to the Spring Festival, or as it is more often referred to, the Chinese New Year.  If you want to learn more about this celebration we have many resources to recommend. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, edited by Edward L. Davis, […]

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For the history enthusiasts: To help mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, recently unveiled the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive, providing unprecedented global access to the most important papers, […]

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Today would have been Mr. Wodehouse’s 129th birthday.  What’s that?  You don’t know who P. G. Wodehouse is?  Why not take a gander at our online resource, Literature Resource Center, or check our online catalog for some of his books. Here’s a clue: Bertie Wooster would be lost without Jeeves. List of P. G. Wodehouse […]

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Graduation

Congratulations to all of our Clark students who will graduate with degrees and certificates this June.    The  commencement ceremony will be this  Thursday, June 17 at at the Sleep Country USA Amphitheater (formerly the Amphitheater at Clark County), 17200 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield.  The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Wondering why graduates wear […]

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What’s that?  You’ve never heard of the Cavalcade of Stars?  Let me guess, you’ve never heard of Jackie Gleason either, right?  Well, in a time before the mind numbingly stupid “reality television” the networks fob off onto us today, there was a lot of quality television programing.  I’m talking, Grade A, number one, top notch […]

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March is Woman’s History month in the United States, so let’s take a moment to celebrate a group of women frequently overlooked in American history. Did you know over 1000 woman flew military aircraft during 1942-1944 in non-combat roles? No? Well, it’s true. If you want to read the fascinating history of how and why […]

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During the summer quarter reserve materials were checked out by students 1,485 times. This fall, the Library has 153 copies of 99 different textbooks for 76 courses available on reserve. eLearning has a blog for Clark College Blackboard Users; Smart Penguin – http://www.smartpenguin.org/smartpenguin/ The Information Commons at CTC launched their own blog, the East Side […]

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Try our free trial of American History in Video, available until November 15, 2009, and let us know what you think. American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students […]

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