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Clark College Libraries are making good progress toward the transition to our new library system which goes live between June 24 and July 1, 2014. We are moving with our Summit partner libraries from 37 stand-alone library systems to one shared system. This will improve the research experience for our students and faculty and allow us to better manage our resources. The current library system you have used to search for information and borrow library materials is being replaced by a new user interface, a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of Clark and Summit resources. Once we complete the post-migration fine-tuning, this new library system will be superior to the product we currently use.

As part of this transition, in spring quarter you will see a new log in page when using our library databases off campus. Please follow the directions provided on the log in page. For help with your username and password please contact the TechHub.

If you experience a problem accessing library resources, please send an email to Pavel Popov, ppopov@clark.edu.

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McDonnell Douglas : F/A-18A : Hornet – SDASM Archives – no known copyright restrictions

Welcome to Spring Quarter the Clark College Libraries!

The hours for Cannell Library are:

Monday – Thursday: 7am – 8:30pm
Friday: 7am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Even if we’re closed, we still have services available to you!

Our outside return boxes are always open to return books, movies, etc. Don’t get a late fine!

Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account at https://oswald.clark.edu/patroninfo.

Need expert research assistance to finish that paper? You can always contact a librarian online (at this address: http://library.clark.edu/?q=content/ask-librarian) and you can get instant assistance via chat.

We look forward to making Spring a fantastic quarter!

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By Joe Mabel [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Name the New Library Catalog!

In Summer Quarter 2014, we will be launching a new way to search for materials in our library and others.

This new way to search needs a name!

Currently we call our search the “library catalog.” We want a new, Clark College specific name, chosen by a student or employee of Clark College.

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So what would you call it?

“You can find that by searching______________?”

Submit your entry and join us for Library Snapshot Day!

Submit your entry by filling out a form available at the check out desk at Cannell Library or the iCommons at CTC anytime before April 30. Feel free to join us on Library Snapshot Day, April 23 at Cannell Library or the iCommons at CTC to preview the new library catalog and interface and fill out an entry form while you’re here!


Submit your entry online by clicking here

All submissions will be carefully reviewed by the Clark College Libraries’ Marketing and Outreach Committee and the winner will be selected by the library employees by the end of week seven, spring quarter 2014. Submissions must be received by April 30.


The winner will be announced the week of May 19 and receive a $25 gift card from the Clark College Bookstore. They will also have their catalog name used for years to come!


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Are you a permanent faculty or staff person at Clark College interested in eReaders but haven’t had the opportunity to try one? Now you can experiment at the main campus library!

Four eReaders (2 Nook Simple Touch and 2 original Kindle keyboard devices) were received via a Washington State Libraries grant. Now, full or part-time permanent staff may check out an eReader for 21 days plus 2 renewals, just like a book. They are not preloaded. Library staff can assist you with registering the device to your own account and finding free ebooks online from websites such as Project Gutenberg. All devices are wiped clean with a “factory restore” when they are returned. You can also request the eReaders via our online catalog.

Could this technology be useful in your classroom, or could you find it useful in your personal life such as during a conference or sabbatical? Do you know how your students are using this technology to share highlights and notes? Drop by the Cannell Library and check out an eReader today!

  • The iCommons at CTC is closed during quarter break.
  • Students can return items at any time. An outdoor metal book return box is located at the North entrance of the building. An indoor book drop is located next to the iCommons entrance door in CTC 219.
  • We open for spring quarter on April 7 at 7:00 a.m.

Have a wonderful break!

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Tynes & Wear Archives & Museums – no known copyright restrictions

The Clark College Libraries will be closed during the Quarter Break. The Cannell Library will close at 6:00pm on Friday, March 21st and reopen at 7:00am on Monday, April 7th.

Netbooks must be returned by the closure (Friday at 6pm) or a late fine will be charged.

Although the libraries are closed, we are still checking in books and you can pick up your requests. Low staffing means we might not be available when you are, so contact us to make an appointment in advance by calling #360-992-2151.

Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account at https://oswald.clark.edu/patroninfo.

Need expert research assistance to finish that paper? You can always contact a librarian online (at this address: http://library.clark.edu/?q=content/ask-librarian) and you can get instant assistance via chat.

Students at CTC are hard at work preparing for final exams and polishing up their final papers. With quarter break just around the corner, students are taking advantage of iCommons technology to conclude their winter term on a high note.

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Students working on iCommons computers. Photo/Image Source: Clark College LibrariesStudents working in iCommons

Reference librarians are available to help with research and citations at CTC Monday-Thursday from 11-6 and on Friday from 10am-1pm. Course reserves, netbooks, and laptops are also available for checkout.

Student working on iCommons laptop

Student working on an iCommons laptop. Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libraries


100 metres final, London, 1948 – National Media Museum – no known copyright restrictions

Quick update on Cannell Library Hours:

We will be open normal hours Monday – Thursday.

The library will be extending our hours on Friday, March 21 until 6pm.

Good luck on finals!

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Finals Week

  • Finals week is almost here! The iCommons at CTC provides equipment such as calculators, laptops, netbooks or headphones and can direct you to any of the many services at CTC!
  • Librarians are available onsite if you have last minute research questions.
  • Need a quiet place to study? We have two student study rooms that are perfect for you or your group!

CTC Finals Week Hours

iCommons: CTC 219

M-TH  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Computer Lab: CTC 203

M-TH  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Student Services: CTC 133

M-TH  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Friday 7:30-3:30 p.m.

Tutoring Commons: CTC 336

Check for finals week tutoring times on the Clark Libraries website: Tutoring

Open Education Week

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Open Education Week, March 10 – 15, is an international celebration to promote educational materials that are accessible, modifiable, and FREE! Throughout the week colleges, universities and other institutions will highlight the importance of making education available to everyone.

Clark College has contributed to the open education movement in a variety of ways. Several Clark faculty participated in designing and teaching courses for the Open Course Library. During 2013-14 five instructors received grants to redesign their courses to use Open Educational Resources (OER). The course are ENGL&101: English Composition I, PSYC&100: General Psychology, METR 101: Atmosphere and the Environment, BMED 137: Therapeutic Communications in Health Professions, and NTEC 220: Introduction to Network Services. The goal is that the instructors involved with this project will be teaching their OER courses by Fall 2014. The project was made possible through a Clark College Foundation Funds Allocation grant.

Celebrate Open Education Week by participating in two free webinars on Tuesday, March 11 at 9 and 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Expanding access for learners is a core value of the open education movement but if instructional materials are not designed with accessibility in mind, the opposite effect can result. Hear from experts in teaching and learning with accessibility from The Open University, National Federation of the Blind, California State University System, MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), and the OpenCourseWare Consortium.

Accessibility of OERs for Diverse Learners and Guidelines for Dyslexia in Modern Language Learning
Time: Tuesday, March 11, 9:00 am (PDT)
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Join us for this webinar discussion on issues relating to accessibility of OERs for learners with diverse abilities. The discussion will focus on a number of questions such as: Is accessibility support in OERs ‘required’ or just ‘nice to have’? How can we achieve full inclusion of OERs without stifling openness and innovation? This will be set in the wider environment such as legal context, pedagogic agendas, and technical issues.

Results from the Dyslexia in Modern Language Distance Learning staff development project will also be shared. Highlights include publishing the Guide to Good Practice as an OER and the project’s impact on tutor’s engagement with open educational practices and online collaboration.

Challenges and Strategies for Promoting Awareness of Open and Accessible Educational Resources
Time: Tuesday, March 11, 11:00 am (PDT)
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This webinar focuses on creating awareness of the need for open and accessible educational resources to improve learning outcomes for all students regardless of disabilities. Sharing the struggles that college students with disabilities face, efforts by the National Federation of the Blind, MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), the California State University system, and the OpenCourseWare Consortium to enhance educational experiences for all learners will be highlighted.

Learn about the range of accessibility issues that need to be addressed and the open educational services that can enable the OER community to provide more accessible educational resources and services. Presenters will invite the audience to join in an online community for sharing accessibility expertise and the discovery and delivery of open educational resources.

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