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Grand Rapids Community College Library bi-annual faculty newsletter.

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    • Fall 2013 Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Event Scheduled By Janelle Yahne On November 21, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, the Library & Learning Commons is presenting a reading and talk by Saladin Ahmed entitled “Writing Muslim American Fantasy.” This free event is open to the public and parking is available at the Bostwick (Main) Ramp. Ahmed is an amazing fiction author and poet from Detroit whose writing has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards. GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons is the recipient of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative. The purpose of the Bookshelf is to “introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.” See the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Subject Guide for more information on Ahmed and the collection. Fall 2013 Exam Cram Scheduled! Exam Cram for the Fall 2013 semester has been scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday before Exams – December 7 & 8, 2013. Extended hours will be from 10 am - 10 pm both days. Watch for posters and table topper advertising with more information and tell your students! Thanksgiving 2013 The Library & Learning Commons hours during Thanksgiving week are: M T W-Su M Nov. 25 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM Nov.26 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Nov. 27-Dec. 1 CLOSED Dec. 2 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM Dorothy Terhune Retires Long-time reference and public services librarian, Dorothy Terhune, retired at the end of the Spring 2013 semester. Dorothy, a UM graduate, started her library career at Grand Rapids Public Library, and worked at Grand Valley State to open their first library when that College opened. Dorothy has served GRCC information seekers in the Library since August 1966, and was well-known by many for her years of service on the Faculty Council. Dorothy and her husband, Jack, look forward to travelling more, especially to Dorothy’s home state of Iowa, and to visit her far-flung nieces and nephews, and many friends. The GRCC community extends its thanks for her years of service and friendship, and hopes for a long and healthy retirement! GRCC Library & Learning Commons | Connect Faculty Newsletter Fall 2013 1
    • From the LLC Director Library Staff Personnel News Dear Faculty Member, Angela Batts is a practicum student at Wayne State University. She is working with Mike Klawitter on scanning the English Dept.’s Display Magazine into our institutional repository. Lori DeBie is guiding her in a weeding e-books project. Angela worked with Nan Schichtel on creating and populating Subject Guides. Like you, library faculty members define, develop, and measure outcomes that contribute to institutional effectiveness. In developing evidence to support this assertion, we worked with Heath Chelesvig, IRP Research Analyst, this year to replicate an experiment conducted at the University of Minnesota (Soria). Results from the data tests confirm the results seen in the original study and demonstrate that Information Literacy instruction positively contributes to student success and retention. There is a significant statistical difference in the grade point average of students who received or did not receive Information Literacy instruction. The mean GPA for students who received instruction was 3.24 and the mean for those who did not receive instruction was 2.92. These tests also provide evidence that students who receive Information Literacy instruction at GRCC are retained at a rate that is 1.89 times higher than students who have not received library instruction. We believe information literacy instruction delivers tangible benefits for your students and invite you to schedule instruction at: Asante Cain, Adjunct Librarian, was voted in as president-elect of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) for 2013-2014. Asante worked at the Capital Area District Library (CADL) and currently works full-time at Grand Rapids Public Main as Reference & Adult Services Coordinator. Julianne Claydon, Adjunct Librarian, recently joined the teaching faculty in the LLC. Julianne earned a J.D. and works full-time at Thomas Cooley Law School Library in GR. Lori DeBie, Reference/Technical Services Librarian, presented “Subject Guides: Online Library Research Guides” at the 7th Annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase in late March. Katherine Gregg, Adjunct Librarian, recently joined the teaching faculty in the LLC. Katherine also works as a Library Specialist at Davenport University. Kevin Lyons, Circulation Specialist, has joined our adjunct library roster. His M.L.I.S. is from the University of Michigan. Toy McNeal, Director’s Secretary, moved to the Center for Teaching Excellence Department. Thank you for your service, Toy! Soria, K. M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library use and undergraduate student outcomes: New evidence for students' retention and academic success. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 147-164. Lisa Rabey, Systems & Web Librarian, was on a speaker panel about librarians, technology, and gender at the October Internet Librarian conference. Paul Ruschmann, Adjunct Librarian, recently joined the teaching faculty in the LLC. Paul was a librarian at Davenport University and formerly worked at Schuler Books. Nan Schichtel, Information Literacy Librarian, researched the history for a successful nomination into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame for Grand Rapids-own “Doc” John Leonard Lavan. GRCC pays for an Annual Academic Copyright License with the Copyright Clearance Center. This license allows faculty to use materials from copyrighted works from thousands of authors. "Over the past three months, CCC has added more than 30,000 titles to the Annual Copyright License repertory." To find out whether the copyrighted learning materials you wish to use are covered by the Annual Academic Copyright License, follow the instructions on the [Copyright Clearance Center] tab found on the [Copyright Subject Guide]. In many cases, the Copyright Clearance Center can provide immediate authorization for the use of copyright-protected content. Resources found in the LLC's full-text databases can legally be used in Blackboard semester after semester if you follow linking guidelines. Those techniques are found on the [Linking Library Resources into Blackboard Subject Guide] and are the subject of an upcoming CTE workshop. Additional information and assistance is available if you contact your liaison librarian. GRCC Library & Learning Commons | Connect Faculty Newsletter Fall 2013 2
    • Database News Ambrose Video: This streaming collection of 490 titles has been cataloged and can be found in RaiderSearch by keyword searching "Ambrose Video" and limiting to material type: streaming video. They are closed captioned and can be embedded into Blackboard using permalinks. Berg Fashion Library: “The Berg Fashion Library offers comprehensive coverage of dress and fashion around the world by providing access to interdisciplinary and integrated image, book and journal content.” CINAHL Complete replaces CINAHL Plus with Full-Text and includes more than 600 additional full-text periodicals. CINAHL is the acronym for Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Adjunct Librarian Sophia Brewer (shown) and Nan Schichtel, Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian, spoke to hundreds of incoming students at the August Raider Rally. Classical Scores Library, Volumes I and II: The Classical Scores Library includes thousands of online scores including the 1032 for which catalog records were recently added. Scores are also cataloged into RaiderSearch Catalog, and are identified by an Online Score icon Dental Education in Video: Thanks to Chris Dobberstein (Dental) who won a year's license to Dental Education In Video with 174 videos and 154 hours of viewing, all with simultaneous transcriptions. Alexander Street Press, the database vendor, offers many such drawings at academic conferences….. it’s a great way to see if the resource is a good fit for the College. eBrary Academic Complete: Recently over 1300 titles were withdrawn from our subscription package while over 2802 new titles were added. "A list of additions can be viewed on the featured list New eBooks: Links to eBooks can be embedded into Blackboard." ERIC: GRCC licenses the Ebsco version of the ERIC database, which was available during the recent government shutdown when the free version was not. ERIC’s access to 27,400+ full-text PDF Eric Documents (ED) has recently been restored in all versions of ERIC. In moving from a fiche-based service to an online one, ERIC had to contact all ED authors for copyright permission to place their documents online. Expect even more ERIC EDs available online soon. FMG Business & Economics: A Films on Demand streaming video collection of more than 1400 Business & Economic titles was added. Categories include: Business Education; Business Technology; Economics; Ethics & Business Law; Finance, Accounting & Taxation; Management; and, Marketing. The majority of videos are closed captioned or have transcripts and can be embedded into Blackboard. NBC Learn: Since the Blackboard Building Block has been turned off temporarily, NBC Learn is still available while on campus at this link: It can also be found on the Library’s Databases page under N, and on the [Multimedia Resources Subject Guide.] VAST: Academic Video Online: The VAST collection currently contains 17,300 full-length videos and is growing. Almost all included simultaneous transcripts or are closed captioned. They can be embedded into Blackboard. More than 600 videos have been added since the last issue of this newsletter, including more than 300 videos capturing every major speech given by President Obama from his first inaugural address to the 2013 inauguration. GRCC Library & Learning Commons | Connect Faculty Newsletter Fall 2013 3
    • Academic Foundations - Miriam Thompson Anthropology - Lori DeBie Architecture - Mike Klawitter Archives - Mike Klawitter Astronomy - Miriam Thompson Biology - Miriam Thompson Business – Peter Lewandoski Career Development - Nan Schichtel Center for Teaching Excellence - Lori DeBie Chemistry - Miriam Thompson Child Development - Mike Klawitter College Learning Studies - Nan Schichtel Communication Studies - Peter Lewandoski Computer Applications - Lisa M. Rabey Counseling & Career Center - Nan Schichtel Criminal Justice - Mike Klawitter Culinary Arts - Miriam Thompson Dental Program - Nan Schichtel Disability Support Services - Miriam Thompson Distance Learning - Nan Schichtel Diversity Learning Center - Miriam Thompson Drafting & Design - Mike Klawitter Economics - Don Ellinghausen Education - Mike Klawitter Electricity & Electronics - Mike Klawitter Energy Mgmt. & Construction - Mike Klawitter Engineering - Mike Klawitter English - Lori DeBie English as a Second Language - Miriam Thompson Fashion Merchandising - Lisa M. Rabey Geography - Mike Klawitter Geology- Mike Klawitter Gender & Women's Studies - Lisa M. Rabey Gerontology - Nan Schichtel Health & Wellness - Nan Schichtel History - Lori DeBie Honors - Nan Schichtel Humanities - Peter Lewandoski Innovation - Nan Schichtel Interiors & Furnishings - Lisa M. Rabey International Programs - Lisa M. Rabey Journalism - Lori DeBie Languages – Lisa M. Rabey Mathematics - Mike Klawitter Music - Mike Klawitter Nursing - Nan Schichtel Occupational Therapy Assistant - Nan Schichtel Off-Campus Library Services - Nan Schichtel Older Learner Center - Nan Schichtel Periodicals - Contact your liaison Philosophy - Peter Lewandoski Photography - Lisa M. Rabey Physics - Miriam Thompson Political Science - Don Ellinghausen Psychology - Lori DeBie Radiologic Technology - Nan Schichtel Reading - Miriam Thompson Reference - Don Ellinghausen and Peter Lewandoski Service Learning - Nan Schichtel Sociology - Mike Klawitter Sports - Don Ellinghausen Sustainability - Mike Klawitter Social Work - Lori DeBie Technology - Mike Klawitter Theater - Lisa M. Rabey Transportation - Mike Klawitter Workforce Train.- Manufacturing - Mike Klawitter Workforce Train.- Medical Assistant - Nan Schichtel Workforce Train.- Patient Registration – Nan Schichtel Workforce Train.- Personal Trainer – Nan Schichtel Workforce Train.- Pharmacy Technician – Nan Schichtel Visual Arts - Lisa M. Rabey GRCC Library & Learning Commons | Connect Faculty Newsletter Fall 2013 4