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  • Winter Semester 2012Exam Cram Revisited Last semester’s Exam Cram was such a success that we’re offering it again – and changing dates and times to reflect student suggestions. What is Exam Cram? Think extended quiet study hours in the library, smiling tutors and librarians, along with beverages and snacks to keep study strength up! April 2012 Exam Cram will be held: Fri. 4/20/2012 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sat. 4/21/2012 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sun. 4/22/2012 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Exam Cram is co-sponsored by Academic Support, Campus Activities, and the Library & Learning Commons. There will be a librarian and tutors in multiple subject areas available during Exam Cram hours. No registration is required. Tutoring subjects may be limited. Students are asked to park in the Bostwick (Main) parking lot.“Subject Guides”DebutIf you haven’t used the [Subject Guides] yourliaison librarian created to support your students’research efforts, take a look today! Professorshave been particularly interested in SubjectGuides for: Faculty Resources; Copyright;Multimedia Resources; and, Linking LibraryResources into Blackboard.Subject Guides provide subject-focused resources.Formerly librarians used a Blackboard Library More Springer E-JournalsInstruction / Information Literacy Community to postinstructional handouts, videos, and library In an effort to maximize the number of e-journalsworksheets; now those go onto our Subject Guides. available to students and faculty, last week librarians signed an agreement with Springer Publishing andSubject Guides, known by their brand-name Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, MCLS.LibGuides at many libraries, better reflect the For less than $300 more than the library was alreadytechnological opportunities represented by our paying to license 4 full-text e-journals, we will soonterrific library resources. Specialized databases, have access to over 1600 e-journals and significanthints for better catalog searches, links to evaluated backfiles! Librarians are constantly on the lookoutwebsites and specific library resources, are provided for sustainably-priced publisher deals that provide awith a direct email link to the liaison librarian. broad range of online content, and which might reduce interlibrary loanSubject Guides are a product that our students will charges and/or reducerecognize when they start research at their transfer periodical shelf space.institution. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 1
  • Grand Rapids Poets’ ConferenceGrand Rapids Poet Laureate, ProfessorDavid Cope chose April, National PoetryMonth, for the first-ever Grand RapidsPoets’ Conference. The LLC served as areading venue for one mid-day and fourevening poetry events, which were well-attended and highly regarded. Librariansprepared a book display, and providedexhibit space for poetry and visual artdisplays by GRCC Professor MursalataMuhammad and Miriam Pederson, the stlatter’s work can be viewed on the 1 floorof the library until May 1. For moreinformation, see the conference website.Presenters at the Grand Rapids Poets Conference: Back: Miriam Pederson, G.F. Korreck, DavidLandrum , Eric Greinke, L.S. Klatt; Middle: Linda Nemec Foster, Barbara Saunier, Laszlo Slomovits(guitarist accompanying Foster), and Front: David Cope. Photo courtesy of Roseanne Greinke Copyright Us During recent semesters, the work of librarians expanded to include providing copyright support for faculty and staff. The Copyright Compliance Center Annual License is an essential component in ensuring that faculty and staff can easily and consistently comply with US Copyright law. The Copyright and Linking Library Resources into Blackboard Subject Guides are two other public faces of this work. Librarians do not secure copyright permissions for classroom faculty. Instead, we assist professors in determining the copyright holder of a work to be duplicated in whole or part. The Library recently purchased an institutional membership to the Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland UniversityCollege and will be advertising upcoming copyright webinars and other copyright education opportunities.Librarians, Print Solutions, and Media Services work together to better understand the nuances andimplications of classroom, media, online, and library copyright law and regulations. Contact your liaisonlibrarian for assistance. Article Reach GRCC will join other Michigan e-libraries to offer ArticleReach, an enhanced interlibrary loan service based upon the MeLCat database. The article requesting service expands MeLCat resource sharing to articles published in periodicals and newspapers. This Spring andSummer, hundreds of library serials records are being upgraded in readiness for the Fall 2012implementation. Watch for more in the next Connect Faculty Newsletter. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 2
  • Library Personnel News Sophia Brewer, Adjunct Librarian and Grand Rapids Public Library’s Programming Librarian, accepted a new position with GRPL as branch manager of the Madison Square Library. Congratulations and Good luck, Sophia!Steevigh Cwayna - was awarded a $1500 SSPD grant to attend the 2012 InnovativeInterfaces Inc. User Group Conference in Chicago in April. Mike Klawitter, Reference Library and College Archivist, was recently named co-chair of the history committee for GRCC’s Centennial in 2014. Klaas Kwant, Media Services, is also serving as co-chair.Marcia Lee – was awarded a $1500 SSPD grant to attend the North American SerialsInterest Group (NASIG) annual conference from June 7-10 in Nashville. Peter Lewandoski, adjunct librarian, recently transferred from Kent District Library’s Cascade Branch to the Kentwood Branch.Kevin Lyons - was awarded a $1500 SSPD grant to attend the Biennial Symposium:Adventures in Copyright, in Baltimore from June 6-8. Lisa Rabey, Systems & Web Librarian, presented “Not Your Mother’s Librarian” at the January Learning Day, and showcased Subject Guides at the 6th annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase in March.Betty Raum, Adjunct Librarian and children’s author, tendered her resignation. Betty andher husband, a Presbyterian minister, are making late career decisions and decided tomove out-of-state. Best wishes!Nan Schichtel, Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian, presented “Jesse Buttrick Davis and “His Boys”: A History of the Early Grand Rapids Jaycees” to a Grand Rapids Historical Society audience. J.B. Davis was the first president of GR Junior College. Schichtel is a grateful IIPD grant recipient which allows her to attend both American Library Association Midwinter and Annual Conferences as this year’s chair. She was also named chair of the ACRL Nominating Committee for the Community & Junior College Libraries Section. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 3
  • New and Enhanced Online ResourcesThanks to those faculty who reviewed potential new databases this year. We reviewed databases from vendorsincluding: Alexander Street Press; CRC Press; EbscoHost; Euromonitor;; LWW; Mergent (Hoover’s);Ovid; ProQuest Safari; and Springer. While most didn’t “make the cut,” the ones that faculty and students enthusedabout were licensed! Academic Video Online delivers streaming video licensed from content providers including: the BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, and California Newsreel. Thisomnibus database provides award-winning documentaries, newsreels, field recordings, interviews, lectures, trainingvideos, and exclusive primary footage – over 10,000 right now and 22,000 full-length videos by 2013. 800+ of thesevideos have already been cataloged into RaiderSearch Catalog – so you’ll find them popping up in Catalog searchresults! Academic Video Online includes the following collection subsets: American History in Video  Dance in Video  Politics and Current Affairs Area Studies Video Online  Education in Video Video Online Art and Architecture in Video  Ethnic Studies Video Online  Psychology Video Online Online  Ethnographic Video Online  Science Video Online Business and Economics Video  Health and Healthcare in Video  Theatre in Video Online  Humanities Video Online  Womens and Gender Studies Counseling and Therapy in  Opera in Video Video Online Video  Philosophy and Religious  World History in Video Criminal Justice and Law in Studies in Video  World Languages and Video Literature in VideoAcademic Video Online provides: Permanent URLs to link into Blackboard – at the title level – OR – at “time-stamped” custom clips selections you create. Fully transcribed and indexed videos – transcript scrolling is synchronized with the video itself! Thumbnail snapshots at 15-second intervals to allow you to quickly browse.New content has been added to American History in Video -- 47 titles fromfour new publishers, plus more titles from PBS and Universal Newsreels.This update brings the total number of videos in American History in Videoto 5,864, or 1,529 hours of content. Take a look at these: The Charles Drew Story, Hot Damn!, and The Last Ridge. CREDO Reference now includes 592 titles! Demonstrate how easy it is to use quality reference books – and consider adding selected CREDO reference titles - like subjectdictionaries - into your Blackboard. CRCnetBASE is a new ebook vendor for the Library & Learning Commons. You’re probably familiar with CRC Press if you teach scientific and technical subjects. Who doesn’t love the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics?Literature Online LION: 3 new journals (The Space Between, Mark Twain Journal and George Eliot-George HenryLewes Studies) and 48 new or revised biographies make LION a resourcethat students of literature won’t want to miss. Literature Online nowcontains over 4,500 biographies, and over 19,000 author records. Scientific and Medical Art SMART imagebase: Scientific and Medical Art SMART imagebase contains 20,000+ still images, 2-D and 3-D images, and animations, depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology,histology, and other health science topics. College students and educators may use the SMART imagebase contentfor educational, non-commercial purposes such as research, classroom assignments, test preparation, lectures, web-based courseware, lesson plans, and testing. WilsonWeb: The H.W. Wilson Company, of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature fame, was purchased by EBSCO, a large database vendor. Most of those familiar databases are still available on the Databases – Alphabetical List under title, or, collectively under the EbscoHost link. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 4
  • Get Connected: Blog: Facebook: Flickr: Foursquare: Grand Rapids Community College & Learning Commons Pinterest: Twitter: YouTube: Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 5