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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.

    cannell_libraryClark College Libraries & Academic Success Services (CLASS) would like you to take a few minutes (about 5 minutes) to answer some questions about the resources and services they offer to students. 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 address the concerns you have about our services.

    Clark Libraries and Academic Success Services Fall 2014 Student Survey


    Thank you so much,

    CLASS faculty and staff

    Happy Thanksgiving!  Please note the following Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

    ThanksgivingEbook Cannell Library  
    – closes at 4:30 pm on Wednesday 11/26
    – opens at 1 pm on Sunday 11/30

    I-Commons @ CTC
    – closes at 4:30 pm on Wednesday 11/26
    – opens at 7 am on Monday 12/1

    Thanksgiving : The Biography of an American Holiday

    Your institution has unlimited access to this book.

    Discover (Library Online Catalog) will be available during the entire time for searching and access to ebooks and other online resources.  Early morning on Thursday, Nov. 27th, “My Account”/”Sign In” feature in Discover will be under maintenance for about 3 hours.


    Have you ever wanted to display your art? Here’s your chance! Students, faculty or staff can display art in the display case in the iCommons, CTC 219.

    Clark instructor Gabriel Porque’s Art 181 and 182 Ceramics student’s display featuring porcelain and stoneware:

    Art 181 art display at CTC

    Photo Image Source: Clark College Libraries

    Art 181 Ceramics students display at CTC
    Photo Image Source: Clark College Libraries

    Examples of medium accepted:

    •  Sculpture              Photography
    •  Water Color          Oil
    •  Acrylic                  Ceramic 
    •  Pen and Ink          Charcoal
    •   Mixed Media        Etc.

    Contact the iCommons in CTC 219: 360-992-6138

    *Art is usually displayed for one academic quarter

    While here search the Discover Catalog and find a book on art. Order a book from the Cannell library and receive “next day delivery” to CTC! Or order a book from our Summit Catalog. Most Summit items arrive within 4-6 business days.  Yearning to browse the shelves and take a book home? The iCommons library at CTC offers a browsing collection of print books.

    Did you know that the iCommons at CTC has reference librarians available five days a week? Librarians from Cannell Library rotate days to make sure CTC students have access to the same excellent academic assistance that is provided on main campus.

    We thought that the window to the reference librarian’s office was looking slightly sad, so on the suggestion of reference librarian Kim, we’ve decorated the window with comic-book style bubbles detailing some of the services our super librarians offer. The comic theme is an homage to this year’s banned books theme of challenged comics and graphic novels.

    ask me speech bubble

    databases comic bubble

    citations comic book explosion

    view of reference window with comic bubbles

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