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The Collaboration Commons has changed since the end of our summer quarter. We have moved our popular periodicals and all the furniture that was across from the Check Out Desk down to the Collaboration Commons. For your convenience there chairs/couches available next to the popular periodicals and our most recent daily newspapers have been shelved before the older newspapers.

Explore the ways that Clark librarians fill these roles:

Value of Social Librarians

Curator, Creator, and Promoter

Check out the video tours and the library website!

Don’t forget to Ask a Librarian smiley face emoticon


Find great tips on Twitter @ClarkLibraries!

These fun tutorials can help too!

Filter and Connector

Look at these class guides and subject guides made just for you!

Facilitator and Experimenter

30 Clicks explores new and exciting subjects!


Join us for fun events in the library and let us know what you think!



wayback machineHave you ever wondered if historical information is lost in a constantly changing online environment?  The Internet Archives Wayback Machine provides a way to preserve the online past by taking snapshots of the Web.  According to the information on their site, with the Wayback Machine one can browse over 240 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.   Using Wayback Machine is very straightforward: go to http://archive.org/web/web.php, type the URL of your website in The Wayback Machine search field and click on the button “Take Me Back”.  After that select a year and day from the calendar on which a snapshot was taken (snapshot dates are marked with blue circles).
Take a look at the October 14, 2006 version of the Clark College Libraries website  http://web.archive.org/web/20061014020113/http://www.clark.edu/Library/

Recently I discovered a practical use of the Wayback Machine when I needed to use the US. Census Bureau website (http://www.census.gov/), which is currently not accessible due to the lapse in government funding.  Using the Internet Archives Wayback Machine I was able to search a September 2013 version  of this site.  One can often encounter glitches while trying to open an archived version of this particular website with the Wayback Machine but trying patiently different snapshot dates  until one works can be rewarding.  And if you are not comfortable with the “trial and error” approach, you can always use the Statistical Abstracts of the United States books (REF HA 202 .A1) in the Cannell Library Reference Section.

Hello! If you are enrolled in an online class, watch the video below for a introduction of who we are and how you can contact us to get help with your assignments.

As promised here are the links for contact info:


Twitter: twitter.com/zgrant

Skype: zgrant.clark

Google: Google +

Email: zgrant@clark.edu

Phone: 992-2971


Email: kmackey@clark.edu


Email: rdimyan@clark.edu


Email: jaustad@clark.edu


Email: abullock@clark.edu

Clark College Libraries close for quarter break beginning Friday, August 30.

We reopen on Monday, September 23 for fall quarter.


Fall 2013 Open Hours

Cannell Library:

  • Monday – Thursday       7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday                            7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday   1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Information Commons at Columbia Tech Center (CTC) :

  • Monday – Thursday       7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday                            7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday    Closed

Click here to learn more about our hours

Items can be returned to any of our outside book returns

We look forward to seeing you in the fall!


PodCast # 5

Wow has it really been two weeks since our last Podcast? I guess so. Let’s just get straight to the links so you can listen.

Here’s a link to the Internet Archive

Here’s the link to the song we played: I Want To Go Back To The Grass Shack In Kentucky

Here’s a link the Canvas Guides

Here’s a link to Clark’s Canvas Course Modules eLearning 101

And here’s a link to a screen shop of the help Button Brendan was talking about: Help Button



CTC expanded hours

This fall, Clark College at Columbia Tech Center will offer for-credit classes on Fridays!

What will that mean to you?


  • More class offerings per quarter without traveling to main campus.
  • Easier for students to complete degrees entirely at CTC.
  • Ultimately allowing for additional lab classes and other popular offerings.
  • Enabling Running Start students to more easily build a schedule around high school classes and activities.


Beginning Monday, September 23 the Information Commons will have new, expanded hours!

  • Monday-Thursday:   7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
  • Friday:                      7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.     


The Information Commons, in room 219 of CTC, offers a variety of library services and resources. Check us out!

iCommons @ CTC

Looking forward to seeing you in the fall!

It may be a little difficult to find a list of our newest books. Below are step by step instructions to see the list.

Step 1

From the library homepage (library.clark.edu) click on Advanced Search.

Clark College Libraries homepage
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Step 2

Click on the New Books & Videos link.

Clark College Libraries advanced search page
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Step 3

Click on the link that starts with “New Books”. The date in parenthesis will change as we receive more new books.

Clark College Libraries new books and videos page
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You have made it to the current list of our new books.

Clark College Libraries new books list
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If you look at the image for step 3 you can see that there is also a list for DVDs and 2 lists for e-books.

PodCast #4

Hello! It is near the end of week four, which means it is time for our fourth podcast. We have a special guest this week, Connie Anderson at the iCommons at the CTC. Never heard of the CTC? Not sure what an iCommons is? Well, the answers to these and many other questions are waiting for you in the podcast.

Connie talks about tutoring at the CTC, so we thought it would be a good idea to link to the tutoring calendar. The link is right here: Tutoring Calendar. You’ll need to scroll down a tiny bit to find the calendars for the CTC, but they are there.

Can Brendan and Zachary make it five in a row? What might they talk about? Do you even care? Tune in next week, same podcast time, same podcast blog to find out!

What database usage increased by 1087.5% during Spring quarter 2013?

New York Times Historical!

The library marketing committee featured three databases during spring quarter. The experiment was successful!

  • New York Times Historical was featured in April on the homepage of the library website and showed a huge increase in page views compared to April 2012.
  • ARTstor was featured in May and had a 265.38% increase in viewing.
  • IT Pro Collection (aka Books 24/7) was featured in June and viewings were up by 246.21%.

Try them for yourself! To learn more about these databases click on these links:


New York Times Historical (1851-2009):

New York Times logo


ARTstor logo


IT Pro Collection (aka Books 24×7): 

Books 24x7 icon


Look for “database of the month” to return in the fall!



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