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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, March 18th and reopen Monday, April 4th.

Finals Week Hours (03/14 – 03/17 )

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 – Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Closed Friday

Quarter Break (03/18 – 04/03 )

Both locations are closed Friday, March 18th through Sunday, April 3rd.

  • 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 March 19th at 5:30pm or a late fine will be charged.

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

Open Education Week 2016 logo

“Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.”  – Open Education Consortium.

Open Education is alive and growing at Clark College!  Students and Faculty are interested in reducing textbook costs for students and increasing accessibility as reported in the Indy.

Community and technical colleges across Washington State are increasingly using more and more Open Educational Resources (OER) to help students reduce costs of textbooks and to give faculty more freedom to develop their course materials.  This Thursday, March 10th at 10:00 am, join the Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) for an online student panel:  OER Adoption- Student Voices Panel and Campus Faculty Development.


Here are a few comments from students here at Clark about the costs of textbooks….

Would like save results of a successful search in Discover (the Clark College Libraries Catalog) and return to it later?  Saving a query (a combination of specific search terms and limiting options) in your Discover account will enable you to do just that. And when you save a query, you can also set up an automatic alert emails to let you know when new library materials on your search topic are added to the library collection.

First, sign into your Discover account.  Then, after you submit your search terms and refine your search with options, such as resource types or subjects, save your query (search) by clicking the Save query link on the left side of your search results.

  • You can access your saved and session queries by clicking either the e-Shelf of My Account link and then clicking the My Queries tab.SaveQuery2


  • This Session’s Queries—this folder lists all of the queries that you have performed in the current session.
    Saved Queries & Alerts—this folder lists all of the queries and alerts that you have saved.
  • You can run a saved query yourself, or you can set it as an alert that runs automatically at scheduled times and sends you new results
    by e-mail. An alert is a process that runs your query automatically at scheduled times and sends you new results via e-mail.
  • To view the list of alerts, click the Saved Queries & Alerts menu.
  • To configure an alert for a saved query, click the Update link for that query and then specify the alert settings.


The instructions above were adapted from Primo Online Help.

Exterior of Cannell Library


Exterior of Archer Gallery and Penguin Union Building

FRIDAY, MARCH 4  5-8 pm

Exterior of Clark County Historical Museum

Cannell Library (first photo) and Archer Gallery (second photo) are located at Clark College: 1933 Fort Vancouver Way

Clark County Historical Museum (third photo): 1511 Main Street

ExploreNative Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” at Cannell Library.
ViewWoven: The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry” in Clark College’s Archer Gallery.
ExperienceOne November Morning” which features artwork depicting the Sand Creek Massacre at the Clark County Historical Museum.

  • Cannell Library will host a reception with light appetizers and refreshments.
  • Artists featured in the Woven exhibit will speak at 6 pm in Archer Gallery–Curator Todd Clark (Wailaki) and artists Ka’ila Farrell Smith (Klamath/Modoc), Brittany Britton (Hupa), and Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos).
  • The Clark County Historical Museum will be open until 9 pm.

This event is free and open to everyone!

“Native Voices” will be at Cannell Library until March 16.  Visit the exhibit webpage for a complete list of events.

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



Photo Credits:

Photo/Image Source: "Sand Creek Massacre." by,Jb10okie (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/j)

Photo/Image Source: “Sand Creek Massacre.” by,Jb10okie (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/j)

With the installation of the Native Voices exhibition, a couple of the associated events hosted by Clark College and the Clark County Historical Museum, bring to light the tragic Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864. On this date, 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho people were horrifically attacked in an unsanctioned battle led by U.S. Army Colonel, John Chivington.

Visiting Cheyenne and Arapaho artists, Brent Learned and George Levi, bring with them their art exhibition, “One November Morning,” located at the Clark County Historical Museum, which works to honor their ancestors and encourage dialogue of the events connection to current world issues.

The Student of Color Luncheon will begin Tuesday, 2/16 and include a discussion led by Learned and Levi about their exhibit. If you miss the luncheon, there is another chance on Friday, 2/19 to take part in the discussion and learn more about the event that inspired their artwork. The Native American Culture Club of Clark County will sponsor a viewing in Foster Auditorium of the documentary “One November Morning” and both artists will lead a conversation about the massacre and their process in creating the exhibition.

If you are interested in learning more about the Sand Creek Massacre of November 29th, 1864, there are several online and print books available in our Discover catalog.

Remember to keep up to date with all of the Native Voices events by following Clark Libraries on Facebook, Twitter (@ClarkLibraries), and on our blog!

The new traveling exhibit, Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illnesslocated at Cannell library, provides a bevy of important information about the health, history, and culture of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. In conjunction with the exhibition, Clark Libraries and Clark County have teamed together to provide meaningful events that will enrich the overall experience and education of student, faculty and public visitors.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Keelie Wray

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Keelie Wray

In an effort to further the mission of Native Voices, the iCommons at CTC has created a book display that contains some materials from our collection that coincide with the exhibit.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Keelie Wray

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Keelie Wray

The books used in this display are ready for checkout and represent only a small fraction of the resources available in the Clark Libraries collection. The included materials encompass several genres, such as, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and biography. Most, if not all, of the authors are Native Americans and Native Hawaiians or translators for Native elders.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Keelie Wray

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Keelie Wray

Also included are written historical facts about Native American and Native Hawaiian history, taken from the Native Voices informational website. Take a moment to read about these events in history and celebrate in the voices of Native individuals by checking out our books!

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.

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