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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

Indian custom performs a story in dance on stage during the Native American Indian Heritage Celebration in Alexander Hall, at Fort Gordon, Georgia (GA),

A native American Indian Dancer performs during the Native American Indian Heritage Celebration Photo/Image Source: Dept. of Defense, American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center

The Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the national Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, the Unites States Holocaust Museum, and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration worked together to create the National Native American Heritage Month web portal. The site is a collection of exhibits, images, audio and video that highlight the important contributions made by the indigenous people of America.

On Friday, Nov. 7 Clark College will host Educating for the Seventh Generation, a celebration of indigenous cultures.


International Education Week photo contest

Photo/Image Source: Clark College


International Photo Contest Display: Join us at CTC as we celebrate the 2nd annual International Photo Contest, “Creating a Sense of Place”!

Photo entries are displayed in the iCommons in CTC 219 from October 27-29.  Clark College students, alumni, faculty and staff were invited to participate.

Stop by and vote for your favorites! Photo submissions will be displayed at each of Clark College’s campuses for voting during October and November, leading up to International Education Week.


30 Clicks: Information Tools At Your Fingertips!

30 Clicks logo

Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libaries

Do you need tutoring help after hours? Learn about eTutoring, an online tutoring service available to Clark students. Korey Marquez, Associate Director of Tutoring presents.

When: Wednesday, October 29, Noon-12:30

Where: CTC 338

Who: Students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Learn more about 30 Clicks


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