Jul 11th, 2013 by Zachary
Hello! So last summer we started a podcast, but only one episode was completed. One year later, we are trying again. Click on the play button below to listen to this podcast, or you can download if you wish.
Here is a link to the Ask A Librarian service discussed in the podcast: Ask A Librarian
Here is a link to eLearning’s main website: eLearning
Here’s a link to the library’s main website: Library
Podcast: Play in new window
Photo/Image Source: By C. E. Price [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
July 8 – August 29, 2013
Mon – Thu 8:00am – 6:00pm
Fri – Sun CLOSED
iCommons @ CTC
Mon – Thu 7:00am – 6:00pm
Fri – Sun CLOSED
Outside return boxes are open 24/7!
Photo/Image Source: Barbados Beach Free Stock Photo – Public Domain Pictures
Clark College Libraries are closed for the break.
Cannell Library will reopen on July 8, 2013 at 8am and the iCommons @ CTC will reopen on July 8, 2013 at 7am.
If you place requests for items when the library is closed, staff will contact you to arrange a time for pick up if your email or phone number is valid. Please cancel requests for anything you no longer need in your library record.
Please return materials in the book drops located outside the Cannell Library entrance, in front of Gaiser Hall by the parking lot, or outside the entrance at Clark College Columbia Tech Center.
To speak with someone in the library during the break, please call the Circulation Desk at 360-992-2151.
Jun 17th, 2013 by Katherine
Photo/Image Source: longform.org
The end of the academic year is just around the corner. What will you do with all that free time now that you don’t have to study? I suggest checking out the website Longform.org. Longform collects and recommends narrative journalism, both old and new, from around the web. Articles cover an immense range of subjects, from sports, true crime and popular culture to history, literature and many more. The only requirements for an article to be included on Longform are that it is over 2,000 words, well written, and freely available on the internet.
Finding articles of interest on Longform can be done in several different ways. Often I just check the main page. During the work week, Longform posts several articles a day. Checking out these articles can be like finding little nuggets of gold. I’ve read articles on random subjects that I never thought would interest me, only to find a totally new perspective or part of the world I otherwise wouldn’t have seen. Additionally, you can search for articles in the Longform search box, present on every page of the site. You can also check out articles by topics, writer, publication, or through the tag index.
Longform posts a couple weekly specials. Every week it offers “The Longform Guide to…,” a curated collection of the best articles on a particular topic. A sample of collections includes The Longform Guide to Cocaine, the Guide to “Anonymous”, the Guide to Sad Retired Athletes and the Guide to Cold Cases. The site also offers weekly pod-casts interviewing an article writer and linking to a number of articles they’ve written.
Finally, if you see an article you want to read, but don’t have time, don’t despair! Longform allows you to save articles to read later through Readability, Instapaper, Pocket or a Kindle device. Longform also has a good ipad app that will do the same. So, if you find yourself with 10 to 20 minutes to spare, check out Longform. I promise you’ll never be bored.
Jun 13th, 2013 by Roxanne
It’s that time again … finals! 2013 or 1931 … it’s still the same, as this June 13, 1931 Saturday Evening Post cover shows.
Photo/Image Source: saturdayeveningpost.com
What else was happening on June 13, 1931? Paparazzi, 1930s style! … “It is the photographer’s job to catch them unawares on the street.” ["A Venture in Tabloidia." Saturday Evening Post, p. 21]
Interested in more historical digging into popular magazines? Want to know what magazines Clark Libraries have? Here’s how:
1. At the library website, library.clark.edu, select quick links (in the top blue bar), then periodical titles A to Z:
2. At the Periodical Titles A to Z page, you can:
- type a magazine/periodical title to search
- browse by magazine/periodical title
- browse by subject
3. Listed for each magazine are the library databases it’s in and the years in each database. Click a database link to search directly within the magazine or browse tables of content by date. Happy hunting!
CTC Spring 2013 Finals Week Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tutoring Commons-Room 336
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Computer Lab -Room 203
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Good luck on finals!
Photo/Image Source: Nicole Arnold, Clark College Libraries
The library has computers that students can check out and take home?
Yes! Courtesy of a Technology Fee Grant, the library is now checking out 15 netbooks to students that can be taken home for 21 days just like a book. This is really going to make a difference for students who don’t have computers at home. You will no longer be limited by library hours – you have the freedom to complete your assignments anywhere, any time.
How can you get a netbook?
Come to the main campus Cannell Library during open hours. You need to be a student in good standing and show photo ID. After hours, go to our website and submit an online request. Search for “Netbook” in our catalog. The computers you can take home are called “Netbook – Extended Loan.” If one is available, we will set it aside for you for three days. Even if one isn’t available right away, you will be placed in a queue and we’ll contact you when the next one is ready.
In addition to a netbook, you will get a case and a charger. Keep these together and take good care of them! You will sign paperwork to be responsible for the duration. This is a real computer, so please make sure that your kids/dogs/parents do not cause any harm. We hope there are no problems because the replacement cost is $1000. We are also very strict about on-time returns. We will send emails and charge you $20/day for a late set. That adds up fast. Watch the due date and plan your time so you can bring it in person back to Cannell Library and complete the return paperwork.
The netbook is absolutely due the last day of finals 30 minutes before we close, even if you checked it out one day before. We update our computers during the quarter break, so we must have all the netbooks back during that time. Requesting starts over for the next quarter, so get ready for day one of Summer Quarter to request it again.
Did you miss your chance with the extended loan netbooks? We also have 30 in-library-use laptops and netbooks at Cannell Library and at the iCommons at CTC.
Check one out!
Photo courtesy of Nicole Arnold.
May 30th, 2013 by Michelle
Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libraries
Please take a few minutes (about 5) to answer some questions about Clark’s instructional resources and services. This includes the Libraries, eLearning, and Tutoring. The information you provide is used to develop the annual operational plan and decide where to focus our efforts.
We appreciate the time you take to complete this survey and work hard to improve our services and address concerns you may have.
Please use this link:
Clark College Library Survey Spring 2012
Have you come to class and have forgotten a scantron form or blue book? No worries! CTC has a bookstore vending machine on the 2nd floor that offers scantrons, blue books, pencils, pens, and flash drives for sale. You can also purchase index cards, batteries or facial tissue.
Needing an afternoon snack? Check out the snack machines on either the 2nd or 3rd floor. There are plenty of cold and hot beverage machines on each floor as well.
Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libraries
Creating a PowerPoint slide presentation from ARTstor images is not difficult.
See instructions below:
1. On ARTstor Digital Library block select ENTER HERE and then log into your ARTstor account or register for a new account.
2. Search for images.
3. Select images for your presentation by clicking on them (selected images will have orange borders).
4. Save selected images as a new image group using the following steps:
a. Select “Organize” tab on the top bar.
b. Select “Save selected images to new image group”
c. Select a folder and type your image group name.
d. Select “Save & Open” option.
5. Select “Tools” tab on the top bar.
6. Select “Export image group to PowerPoint.”
7. Select “Submit” option in the Export/Download Gudelines pop-up box.
8. Select “Accept” option in the Terms and Conditions of Use pop-up box.
9. When your Power Point file is generated (it takes a few seconds), you can open your new slide presentation. In my case, it was ” A Piece of Cake”.