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President Lincoln, seated

This image is free to use from the Library of Congress — find more on http://www.flickr.com/commons/

This is a friendly reminder that Clark College and Clark Libraries will be OPEN on President’s Day next Monday, February 15th.

Celebrating February as African-American History Month is a good reminder to explore the vast amount of history resources available through Clark College Libraries.   For example, if you are fascinated with World War II heroes, you might like to read about Tuskegee Airmen.  These brave African-American men had to encounter extreme challenges and discrimination in order to serve as United States Air Force pilots.  Their bravery and sacrifice contributed to the Allied victory against Nazi Germany during World War II.  Looking up an article in Encyclopedia Britannica Online is a quick way to get basic information Tuskegee Airmen. To read in-depth about their plight and their distinguished service, search Tuskegee Airmen in Library Discover Catalog using the Clark + Summit + more search option.  You will find books, ebooks, articles, videos, and other sources of information to help you immerse into history.



Native Voices Logo: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness

Cannell Library has been selected to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. Native Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

The exhibit will run from February 9-March 16, 2016 and is open to students, staff, faculty, and the community.  We are excited to partner with campus and community organizations on several events related to Native Voices:

  • Opening Ceremony featuring a blessing and local drummers
    • Tuesday, February 9th at noon – Cannell Library
  • Student of Color Luncheon with the artists of One November Morning, an exhibit about the Sand Creek Massacre hosted by the Clark County Historical Museum
    • Tuesday, February 16th at 11:30 am – Penguin Union Building (PUB) Room 161
  • Documentary on One November Morning sponsored by the Native American Culture Club of Clark College
    • Friday, February 19th from 2-5 pm – Foster Auditorium
  • 30 Clicks: Learn about the connections between wellness, illness, and cultural life
    • Wednesday, February 24th from 12:15-12:45 pm – Cannell Library 103
  • Art Walk between Cannell Library, Archer Gallery, and Clark County Historical Museum
    • Friday, March 4th from 5-8 pm
  • Closing Ceremony
    • Wednesday, March 9th at noon – Cannell Library

We will also be sharing details in the coming weeks of other community events and exhibits related to Native Voices.  To learn more about the five main exhibit themes–Individual, Community, Nature, Tradition, and Healing–please visit our resource guide created by Clark librarian Jaki King.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced Native Voices: Native People, Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries.

Nation Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Library of Medicine (NLM) logo




American Library Association (ALA) Logo

New Lounge Chairs

Picture of two lounge chairs

Two lounge chairs – copyright Clark College Libraries

The library has two new lounge chairs! These replaced some old, falling-apart chairs. They are pretty comfy. Come in and decide whether they become your new favorite study seat.

Also vote on the furniture survey! Our loaner furniture is only here for another week. Try out the wired table, see-through white board, and our most popular tube-shaped “privacy booth” chair.

Vote in person or online here.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man, his name, and what he represents are all something most American citizens are very familiar with. While his name may be more associated by some with long weekends and federal holidays, it is important to remember the significant role he played in American history and how it affected the lives of thousands of people.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Keelie Wray

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Keelie Wray

Take the time to learn more about this integral part of our history and  head down to the iCommons at CTC to check out our MLK inspired display. The books presented here are just the tip of the iceberg but provide a wonderful starting point if you are looking to broaden your knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement, race relations, and other notable individuals involved in the movement.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Keelie Wray

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Keelie Wray

Reminder: Clark Libraries will be closed Monday January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so please take a moment and check out our holiday hours!

Photo/Image Source: "Civil Rights March on Washington D.C." by, U.S. National Archives (https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4101511358/in/photolist-7frjr5-8aBXjr-5TN1fs-9aSwMp-ahH9Gt-ahKXcs-kamgE6-xBYbTt-p7MsKd-AdK3Yz-yBQTF6-9aPE33-bdG46n-4F891W-2zm8L1-cbEwMy-dPahSb-dPaAAN-iwhXbu-jnrkfP-sj58DK-9aRoG7-dpBQM3-ahHaBZ-jneY6p-gcquSF-dmq3an-8feEjz-oNBbMH-gcrckc-jmnSfg-gwY7YH-64XL1x-ivPiK1-5aaJBm-qLZQCv-9aeK91-5GDU6Q-67u44K-beaFvv-5Abt5L-frHsbT-dvhysG-dS2tZF-n1nCeC-5R6sNL-jhwcbv-7uWoHT-7YbgG2-aEKfKj)

Photo/Image Source: “Civil Rights March on Washington D.C.” by, U.S. National Archives (No known copyright restrictions)

Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 18, 2016. Clark Libraries will be closed on Sunday January 17th, and Monday January 18th in observance of this holiday. Clark Libraries will reopen on Tuesday January 19th with regular hours as follows:

Cannell Library

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

iCommons @ CTC

  • 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please Have a Seat

Sway2 Chair

Photo/Image Source: “Sway2″by, KI Europe Workplace

Cannell Library has several furniture samples on display in the Collaborative Commons on the first floor of the building. Come give them a try. Then share your thoughts on each of the pieces through the online survey. Don’t delay! The furniture will only be on campus until Jan. 29, 2016.

Open Education Resources logo

OER Logo” by Unknown – Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

Textbook costs are one of the unwelcome surprises students face after registering for classes. Required textbooks can cost hundreds of dollars, and it’s so frustrating when the texts aren’t even used much in class.

Open Education Resources are free “open source” textbooks and resources written by professors and industry experts on all sorts of topics. Currently a number of Clark College professors are looking at their books to see if they can be switched over to Open Education Resources. In Summer and Fall Quarter of this year, some CAP classes used the College of the Redwood’s freely released Prealgebra textbook. Biology 160 is using Concepts in Biology from OpenStax, which can be printed for $29 on Amazon or $23.50 from the Clark College Bookstore. In comparison, the Biology 100 textbook costs over $90 new.

An Open Textbook bill was introduced to the US Senate in October to fund pilot programs at colleges and universities to develop more Open Education Resources. Read the Campus Technology announcement for more details.


Feeling Artistic?

The cold, rainy, winter months are now upon us and making outdoor field trips harder and harder. If you’re feeling like exercising your artistic side but wanting to stay cozy and warm inside, try going on a virtual museum jaunt!

Photo/Image Source: "Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland" by, Barnyz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/75487768@N04/17099924583/in/photolist-s44zPV-p2sSbU-5Ua6Vb-5zwA8M-qjsPMK-9sGA4m-2kmqHa-bh1vqP-3gL8kV-9sqzqy-5Vrw7F-rjRGg1-zt3LRZ-pKNxqh-owaoP-rmVRmH-8X42gy-pGiuk6-9aoWFc-a5yKYU-8zFANj-nybmTQ-ttbovo-zWuKtK-pteA87-rbBUCy-z4PHXq-5GLCfZ-ajMEUS-dN6hQM-87AdiH-c2mfDQ-9shW8v-q1g7Nx-nGcvy4-9sofiv-8ypYMW-i9BGNn-9om9gG-auwSwb-gBEX5D-7m52kZ-aPzBTK-doupyg-6rXnk6-aBwRMb-dfa6AY-qDZmjv-bv2JSy-8wVW2p)

Photo/Image Source: “Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland” by, Barnyz (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Through Google Cultural Institute, you can explore thousands of art collections, historic moments, and performing arts videos from all over the world. This amazing database allows you to get up close and personal to some of history’s greatest treasures, like Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. If you’re feeling more up to learning about pivotal moments in history, such as the Women’s Suffragette movement in England, then feel free to turn your attention to the online exhibitions featured in this vast museum.

To add to your online field trip experience, check out the dense collection of Art History resources available through our Discover catalog! Many of these titles are accessible online, thus providing you with immediate artistic gratification.

Need help with researching?  Check out Ask-A-Librarian and receive prompt and personal assistance.

penguins standing on snow

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

Cannell Library will be open regular hours Monday thru Wednesday and will close for the quarter break on Thursday at 6pm. The Information Commons at CTC will be open regular hours during finals week and will close for quarter break beginning Friday, December 11th and reopen Monday, January 4th.

Finals Week ( 12/7 – 12/10 ) Hours

Cannell Library:

  • Monday-Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Friday

iCommons @ CTC:

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Friday

Quarter Break (12/11 – 01/3 )

Both locations are closed Friday, December 11th until Monday, January 4th.

We reopen Monday, January 4th at 7:00 a.m.

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