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front of LED projector with remote control

Photo/Image Source: Nora Burmeister, Clark College Libraries

LED projector inputs

Photo/Image Source: Nora Burmeister, Clark College Libraries

Cannell Library now has LED projectors available for all your presentation needs. Project large scale images onto any surface with this powerful tool. This item checks out with several connecting cables, a remote control for easy presentation direction, and a quick start guide to get you started. As you can see in the second image, these projectors support a wide variety of inputs: HDMI, USB cables, SD cards, A/V input, and standard computer cables can all be used as sources for this device.

LED projectors check out for three hours at a time. Be careful with these, because the replacement cost for a lost or broken LED projector is $1000!

Find e-books with Discover

ebrary ebook Calculus

ebrary Academic Complete Title

Finding e-books that are available at Clark College Libraries in Discover Catalog is very easy.

1. In the Discover search box on the Library Homepage (http://library.clark.edu) or directly in Discover (http://discover.library.clark.edu/) type your search word(s), for example: calculus.

2. Use search option Clark Libraries in the drop-down menu and then click on Search.

calculus search in Discover

3. On the left of your result lists you will see search filters/facets to refine your results. Under “Refine My Results” select “eBooks”.

calculus search in Discover - filter by ebooks

4. To read a specific ebook online, click on View It first to see the hyperlink(s) to access this e-book.
View It hyperlink
5. Click on the hyperlink in the View It tab, in this case “ebrary Academic Complete E-book Collection”
ebrary Acacemic Complete E-book Collection  link
6. To read this book off-campus, you will have to authenticate first with your Clark computer login credentials:
Clark Login Screen

7. After your authentication off-campus or after clicking the e-book collection hyperlink in View It tab while on campus, you will see the online version of the book.
Calculus ebrary book

Happy Reading!

oil painting of George Washington

Photo/Image Source: “George Washington” by History Rewound, CC BY 2.0.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

On Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 16, 2015), Clark Libraries will be open regular hours as listed below:

Cannell Library

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    I-Commons @ CTC

  • 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Next up for our Clark Model UN students is the Northwest Model United Nations Conference in Portland … February 13-15, 2015.
    Modle UN book display in Cannell Library

    Stop by the display on the first floor of Cannell Library … which has books dealing with some of the current issues Clark’s Model UN team will be debating. Titles include:

    • Is North Korea a Global Threat?
    • Clashing Views in American Foreign Policy
    • Demanding Dignity: Young Voices from the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions
    • Opposing Viewpoints: Syria

    All books in the display may be checked out. Interested in finding out more? Ask a librarian, in person or by chat, email or phone.

    “Northwest Model United Nations (NWMUN) is committed to educating and improving the lives of students by enhancing students’ understanding of the political and institutional workings of the United Nations (UN). Through NWMUN, college students act as delegates to international organizations and debate a range of issues, consistent with the procedures of the UN.” NW Model United Nations

    automatic water dispenser

    Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libraries

    Thirsty? Bring your water bottle to the library and fill it up at our new water dispenser, located on the 2nd floor of Cannell Library. Simply place your container under the tap and wait – a sensor will detect your presence and fill your container with cold water. Refreshing!

    Martin Luther King memorial at night

    Photo/Image Source: “Martin Luther King Memorial at Night” by Will Marlow, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/)

    Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 19, 2015. Clark Libraries will be closed on Sunday January 18th, and Monday January 19th in observance of this holiday. Clark Libraries will reopen on Tuesday January 20th with regular hours as follows:

    Cannell Library

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    I-Commons @ CTC

  • 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    rack of popular periodicals at Cannell Library

    Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libraries

    Starting this quarter, you’ll find People, Forbes, the Nation, Esquire and other popular periodicals in a new location. Where are they? If you walk in through the main library doors and continue toward the east wall, past the circulation desk, you’ll find them on the north wall up against the librarian’s offices. In other words, walk in, face the reference desk and turn left. Can’t find them? Ask at the reference or circulation desks and a staff member will be happy to assist you.

    Periodicals are library use only, but patrons are welcome to use copy machines as long as they observe fair use guidelines.

    OER post

    Recently the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges released a new Open Educational Resources (OERs) website. Open WA provides information on how to find and use learning materials that can be remixed, reused, and redistributed free from copyright restrictions. There’s even a handy Attribution Builder that takes you through the process step by step.

    OERs are important because they result in cost savings for students, can address multiple learning styles, improve student information literacy, and increase student interest in the subject being taught.

    Borrowed images need to be cited just like any other information such as a quote or statistic. This is true for images included in papers, blog posts, and even slide presentations.

    A new tool called Photos For Class will search for an image in the Flickr Creative Commons and will automatically provide a citation at the base of the photo for you. It’s pretty slick.

    Images in the Flickr Creative Commons do not have full copyright, meaning that their owners have already given you permission for some use of their image. Be sure that you do follow the Creative Commons license that goes with your image. For example, if you use an image with an Attribution No Derivative CC License, that means you must give credit to the creator and you are not allowed to modify the image.

    Here’s a plain-language guide to the CC licenses.

    Here’s what an image looks like with the automatic attribution from Photos For Class (click image for larger view):

    Two corgi puppies run in grass, image by evocateur, license attribution share alike


    Try it now: Photos For Class

    penguins standing on snow

    “Emperor Penguins” by Christopher Michel, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Clark Libraries will be open regular hours during finals week but will be close for quarter break beginning Thursday, December 11th at 6:00pm. Libraries will reopen Monday, January 5th.

    Finals Week Hours

    Cannell Library: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday
    iCommons at CTC: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday

    Quarter Break

    Both locations are closed Thursday, December 11th through Monday, January 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 Thursday, December 11th at 5:30pm or a late fine will be charged.

    We reopen Monday, January 5th at 7:00 a.m.

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