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Freedom is not free Korean War memorial

CC Photo: Freedom is not free by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier.


How concerned are you with privacy, especially online?

Librarians have long been opposed to and concerned about Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. Finally, Congress has acted to curtail some of the provisions that the ALA and others have said threatened civil liberties.

Pew Research Center recently released a report “Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance” which discusses how people feel about online privacy. This seems incredibly relevant given that President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act which overhauls the bulk collection of phone data.

If you are interested in electronic privacy and want to know more, check out EPIC.org (Electronic Privacy Information Center) to learn more about the future of the internet.

Interested in Edward Snowden? Check out the documentary Citizenfour.


US flags in open field with gazebo

Photo/image source: Flags by DennyCraig. CC0 Public Domain – no known copyright restrictions

The Clark College Libraries will be closed in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

Cannell Library will close as usual at 5pm on Saturday, May 23th and reopen on Tuesday the 26th at 7am.
The iCommons @ CTC will be closed on Monday, May 25rd, and will reopen on Tuesday the 26th at 7am.

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.

Journals seating area

Photo/Image Source: copyright Clark College Libraries

Have you seen our new soft seating area around the Current Journals at Cannell Library? We are constantly trying out new arrangements to create the most comfortable, inviting place to read today’s newspaper or the newest issue of People.

Our older issues have all gone upstairs to the second floor. So, if you want to keep reading, head on up the stairs and dig in! Here is our list of print periodicals and the years that we keep: Print Periodicals List.

We have even more journals than you can see in the library. While we only have a few hundred journal titles in print format, we have thousands available in digital form. Here is the list of digital titles, with over 2,954 results and counting: e-Journals List.

With all of these resources, you never have to worry about running out of things to read at the Clark College Libraries!

The Craft of Comics: Artists and Authors Panel is taking place next week Monday, May 18th, starting at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge, PUB 161. This event features five local comic artists and authors and is part of the Subtext Literary Festival, sponsored by the Columbia Writers Series & Clark Art Talks in collaboration with Clark College Libraries. Please visit and bring your questions for our guests:

Brian Churilla – artist/writer in Portland, Oregon, known for Hellbreak, Big Trouble in Little China, The Secret History of DB Cooper

Robin Herrera – editor at Oni Press, Portland, Oregon, known for The Bunker Vol. 1Letter 44, Invader Zim -author of Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Steve Lieber – cartoonist/illustrator/storyboard artist in Portland, Oregon, known for Whiteout, Whiteout: Melt, Batman, Superman, Hellboy, Star Trek, Road to Perdition

Jeff Parker – writer and comic book artist, known for The Interman, Agents of Atlas, Thunderbolts, Aquaman

Taneka Stotts – writer, editor and project manager, known for Full Circle, Love & Sprockets

Flier with event info: Fireside Lounge PUB 161, Monday May 18 10 am - 12 noon

study rooms

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

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