Visit the library’s improved Tutoring and Writing Centers pages for up-to-date information about where registered Clark College students can go to get free help with math, English, writing and other classes. (Find the Tutoring page under Quick Links on the library’s website.)
With the new interactive calendars, just click on an event box to get more information, copy the event to your own calendar, or print out the whole week for reference.
The iCommons at CTC will be opening later the week of February 11-14.
Our open hours will be M-TH: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
We return to regular hours on Monday, Feb. 18: 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Student Services at CTC will also be opening later that week.
Their open hours will be M-TH: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
They return to regular hours on Monday, Feb. 18: 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Remember there are fines for all overdue materials!
Important: For all library-use only materials that you check out, there is a $5.00 per hour overdue fine for each item. Don’t forget to return these items on time.
The fine for all checked out books, DVDs, CDs and all reserve items other than hourly loans, is $15 per late item. So, don’t be late! Save your $$ and make sure everyone has a chance to use the materials.
To see the steps to renew Clark College library owned books, DVDs, and CDs click on the following link:
Equipment available for checkout at CTC!
Have you ever forgotten your calculator or laptop or needed a portable whiteboard to use with your group? Look no further. The iCommons in CTC 219 has equipment available for checkout for you or your group. You can check equipment out to use anywhere in the building for up to three hours. Bring your Clark College library card and you’ll be all set. Don’t have a library card? We can help with that too. Stop by with picture ID and we’ll issue you a library card. They’re free!
Students needing laptops must have a computer equipment policy agreement on file. Stop by the iCommons and fill out a form.
Graphing, scientific and ten-key printing calculators, computer mice, laptops, laptop chargers and headphones.
Check out the mobile whiteboard for three hours for use anywhere in the building! Ask at the desk for dry erase markers and erasers.
For all of recorded time our First Floor DVD collection has been available for 6 days and 6 days only, but all this has changed. Now you are able to renew your borrowed DVD up to two times, same as a book! That means you can potentially keep the DVD for 18 days (as long as no one else has a hold on it.) Also new is the ability to request DVDs through our catalog. If you go this route, the DVD you requested will be waiting for you at the Check Out desk (no need to go searching!) To learn more about this and other Clark Library news go to our Facebook page or visit our Twitter feed.
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To succeed in your college classes and in your future careers, appropriate computer skills are no longer optional. They are necessary. How well do your computer skills match the needs of today’s higher education and workforce environments? Maybe you can add a post to Facebook but can you save a file and then attach it to your e-mail? Are you puzzled by the structure and working of an online Learning Management System such as Moodle? Inadequate computer skills are also a roadblock to conducting research and retrieving reliable information. The good news is that there is help available for Clark students. Here are some resources to help you obtain essential computer or information retrieval skills:
Clark College Libraries offer many resources to our Clark community. One resource is called 30 Clicks.
30 Clicks is a series of short, introductory presentations on topics related to technology. The presentations take place on main campus at the Cannell Library in room LIB103, located on the first floor.
This quarter we are providing two chances a week to catch a presentation. A live presentation will take place on Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Then on Fridays from 12:15-12:45 p.m., visitors can sit back and watch a video of the same presentation, recorded two days earlier.
Choose the live show or the cinema; it’s up to you.
This quarter we have eight weeks of presentations on a variety of topics including social media, digital photo usage and editing, Skype, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Next week, eLearning IT Specialist Brendan Pust will kick us off by addressing frequently asked questions about Moodle. Join us for his live presentation on Wednesday, or view the recording of the presentation on Friday.
The recordings of these presentations will also be available on the library website here: 30 Clicks Info. Past presentations are currently available for viewing on this page.
A full schedule of our Winter 2013 30 Clicks presentations will be available on January 14th, 2013 on the same page.
Cannell Library welcomes the Transitional Programs from Town Plaza Center on Mill Plain to the main campus!
We have new books to celebrate. The ESL/ENL collection has been expanded and organized into levels. Blue is beginning, red is intermediate, and green is advanced. We also have a skills section focusing on grammar.
In addition to the new collection, we have expanded our collaborative commons area on the lower part of the first floor with new mobile furniture and group computer stations.We have mobile whiteboards, mobile chairs, and mobile tables that can be pushed together for easy group projects. Check out white board markers and erasers from the Check Out Desk.
Come in and see the changes!
Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 8:30pm
Friday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Students of Professor Robert Hughes’ CGT 105, User Interface Design class, have a lot to be proud of this quarter. As part of their coursework they performed user experience analysis and provided ideas for solutions to improve and update IRIS, Clark College Libraries’ collection of information literacy tutorials.
The project included several phases, starting with using IRIS to get a feel for the user experience, identifying issues, applying principles of Mandel’s Golden Rules of Interface Design, and suggesting solutions to the identified problems. Work included individual as well a collaborative activities, with members of the Library’s UX Team attending several class sessions to guide focus groups and present feedback. The makeover ideas unveiled by students during their final presentations have been both inspiring and motivating.
This is the twelfth year that the library has partnered with Professor Hughes and his students. Previous classes helped design the layout for the existing IRIS, performed usability, and provided makeover ideas for the library’s website.
Visit the CGT 105 class guide for more information and class photos.