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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.

Tutoring at CTC

Tutoring Services

Source: Clark College Libraries

Are you struggling in a class? Do you need advise on writing a paper? Check out the Tutoring Commons at CTC in room 336. Experienced tutors are available to help you this quarter in a variety of subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Law
  • Business Math
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Trigonometry

Tutoring services are FREE to all registered Clark College students! Access the tutoring schedule for more information on tutoring services at all Clark tutoring centers. Online tutoring assistance is also available through eTutoring.


Clark College Latino Celebration

Hola! On Friday, May 1 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Gaiser Student Center, Clark College Libraries will be celebrating the Day of the Children/Day of the Book (Dia del Nino/Dia del Libro) in collaboration with the Spanish Department and Events Office of Clark College.

Spanish language students will offer bilingual StoryTime in a quiet reading corner. They will be reading from children’s books you can check out from our Renaissance Kids Collection. It’s nice to take a break from the excitement and activities of the Children’s Fair going on all around us. Enjoy yummy snacks, games, dancing, puppet shows, crafts, and win a free book to take home! This is our fifth year and every celebration gets bigger and better.

See some of the awesome photos from the 2012 celebration: Clark College Latino Celebration.

Photo/Image Source: “Clark College Latino Celebration” copyright Clark College (https://flic.kr/p/bD3mE5)

Students listening to an officer in a library

Photo/Image Source: “Human Library at University of Essex” CC BY 2.0 University of Essex (https://flic.kr/p/r3X4DJ)

On April 29 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in PUB 258A-C the Clark Libraries will host a Human Library: Borrow an Expert event in collaboration with the Clark College Alumni Association.

What is a Human Library?

Professionals in the workforce will be an “open book” for you to ask any questions about their career. Sign up or show up for a 15 minute slot and find out what it’s really like from a financial advisor, elementary teacher, real estate broker, registered nurse, and more. We have questions printed up and you can ask your own.

Check out this incredible list of experts!

Ted Aadland – Area Manager Sundt Construction Co.
Megan Costello – Recruiter for Waste Connections, Inc.
Walter Crandall – Elementary School Teacher – Vancouver
Public Schools
Carol Doane – Media Strategist, Oregonian Media Group
Jay Gilberg – Financial Advisor at Northwest Mutual
Rod Harris – Chairman of RoLin Advisory, LLC
Jamie Howsley – Shareholder Attorney at Jordan Ramis, PC
Michael Jaeger – Chief Operating Officer – Mekos
Patty Page – Customer Experience Professional
Laura Piltz – Director of Employee Services for MacKay
Adam Roselli – Real Estate Broker at Eric Fuller &
Byron Roselli – Vice President and Real Estate Broker at
Eric Fuller & Associates
J. Newt Rumble – CPA at Peterson & Associates, P.S.
Diane Welch – Registered Nurse/Public Health Nurse II at
the Clark County Health Department

This event is completely free and you won’t get another chance to explore so many careers at once again. Sign up to reserve your spot at the information table during Career Days (April 27-29) or come on upstairs to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

**Important Update: The monks have not received their visa yet. At this time, their visit has been postponed to an undetermined date and may in fact be cancelled. We certainly hope that they will be able to come and we will update here and at the International Events website if/when they are able to reschedule. (4/29/15 4:26 p.m.)**

Third Day: the Tibetan Sand Mandala

The Tibetan Monks are returning to Cannell Library May 4 – 8 **Postponed/Cancelled** to create another beautiful sand mandala.

One of the things students most noted last time, aside from the amazing art created during the monks’ week-long visit, was how soothing the sounds of scraping sand helped their relaxation and focus.

Schedule of Events: **Postponed or Cancelled**

Monday, May 4: 12 – 12:30p.m.: Opening Ceremony with music
12:30 – 6:30p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction

Tuesday – Thursday, May 5 – 7: 10a.m. – 6:30p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction

Friday, May 8: 10a.m. – 2:00p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
12 – 1:00p.m.*: Sacred Tibetan Art Presentation, PUB161 {*This session will take place concurrently with the mandala creation; not in Library}
2 – 3:00p.m.: Closing Ceremony with music
3 – 4:00p.m*.: Sand Disbursal in the Columbia River & Final Ceremony {* New this year & not held in the Library. We will caravan down to a designated spot along the river}

More information is available from the International Events Office.

See the Clark College photo album from their visit in 2012: Sacred Tibetan Art – The Sand Mandala: Creating a Picture of Universal Compassion or read the Indy’s article about this upcoming event: Tibetan Monks Visit Clark.

Photo/Image Source: “Third Day: the Tibetan Sand Mandala” copyright Clark College (https://flic.kr/p/dx2Mdz).


library4you_tyThank you for your participation in Library for You Day!

Special thanks to the Library for You video contributors,

Students – Byron Baugh , Diodato Boucsieguez, and Joe Cristman

Faculty – Robert Hughes (Computer Technology), Jill Darley-Vanis (English), Kushlani de Soyza (Women’s Studies), and Paul Casillas (Mathematics)

Staff – Cath Keane (Career Services), Jon Pielaet (Disability Support Services), and Naomi Kay (eLearning)

Community Member – Jane Thiebaud

Interviewer and videographer – Nick Bremer Korb (Communications and Marketing)

Watch the Library for You! videos

Welcome Signs

Welcome Sign

Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libraries

Have you seen our new welcome signs in the front of the library? Test your knowledge of 24 languages.

Clark Libraries is open regular hours for Spring Quarter:

Cannell Library: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
iCommons at CTC: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed weekends.

We hope that you feel welcome to come on in!

Library for You Day!

"Globe-Map-Suitcase-Travel" by Wilerson S Andrade is licensed under CC BY 4.0

“Globe-Map-Suitcase-Travel” by Wilerson S Andrade is licensed under CC BY 4.0

The Clark College Libraries will celebrate National Library Week with Library for You Day on Wednesday, April 15 from 10 am to 2 pm. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to visit Cannell Library and the CTC iCommons to participate in a variety of activities.

  • Preview the Libraries’ new video which features interviews with members of the college community. There will be a special 30 Clicks screening of the video at Cannell and it will be playing at CTC and in Cannell Library throughout the event.
  • Share your story about the library’s role in preparing you for your journey beyond Clark.
  • Try out new technology.
  • Take a selfie and post it to @clarklibraries #lib4u

Join the Clark College Libraries for a day filled with fun and surprises!Library_For_You_2015


close up of sunflower

Photo/Image Source: “sunflower” by Jim Lukach, CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Clark Libraries will be open regular hours during finals week but will be close for quarter break beginning Thursday, March 19th at 6:00pm. Libraries will reopen Monday, April 6th.

Finals Week Hours

Cannell Library: Monday-Thursday 8:00 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, March 20th through Sunday, April 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 March 19th at 5:30pm or a late fine will be charged.

We reopen Monday, April 6th at 7:00 a.m.

group of students looking at presentation on video monitor

Source: Clark College Libraries | Photographer: Roxanne Dimyan

Need collaborative space for group study? Cannell Library has you covered! Reserve LIB 204 or LIB 212 to collaborate more effectively – your plans and ideas can now be displayed on a brand new video monitor so that everyone can see, share, and participate. In these rooms, you can design and practice presentations from a networked library computer, as well as from your laptops and tablets. Have a smaller group? You can check out laptops and LED projectors from the circulation desk and use these tools to share ideas and create exceptional group projects. We’ve upgraded our study spaces with new chairs and tables to provide the most comfortable and efficient space to support your academic success!

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