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  • 1. Connect Faculty Newsletter Winter Semester 2011________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Great DebatersGRCC‘s Black Student Union has partnered with the Library & LearningCommons, to show a terrific Denzel Washington film, The Great Debaters,during Black History Month. A discussion will follow, led by a panel, and GVSUwill join us. See for more on this movie– and - please attend the screening and program! Date: Thursday February 10, 2011 Time: 3 p.m. Place: ATC Auditorium LLC Winter Hours Criminal M-Th: 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM F: 7:30 AM – 5 PM Justice Builds Sat: 10 AM – 2 PM Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM Course Reserves Mid-Semester Break Saturday 3/5 – Sunday 3/13 Kudos to the Criminal Justice faculty Sat: 10 AM – 2 PM Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM and staff who purchased one copy of six of their textbooks M-F: 8 AM – 5 PM (CJ105, CJ115, CJ140, CJ145, CJ216, CJ221) to place Sat: CLOSED onto the Library‘s Course Reserve. Kevin Lyons, Course Sun: CLOSED Reserve Supervisor states, ―If your department has extra copies of textbooks or a budget to purchase extras, please consider loaning them to the LLC. They will be placed onto Course Reserve at the Circulation Desk in either ―Closed Reserve‖ / in-library use only mode, or ―Open Reserve‖ 1,3,7 or 14 day circulation mode. TheFacebook students will really appreciate it.‖ Steevigh Cwayna created a GRCC Connect from Afar Library Facebook page to help GRCC‘s licensed resources communicate LLC (databases, journals, e-books, events and etc.) are available anywhere interesting you‘re connected to the internet.information to our friends. When connecting via wireless or from a non-GRCCIn Facebook, search for Grand network, you will be prompted to logon to authenticateRapids Community College Library - your GRCC affiliation when you select a licensedand "like" us! resource. Type your last name and 7-digit Raider # and click [Submit] to be connected. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 1
  • 2. Bookplates Honor DonorsIn personal libraries, bookplates - printed labels affixed within a book‘sfront - denote ownership. In college libraries, bookplates are often used torecognize donor contributions. The LLC recently started affixingbookplates into titles which have been donated and accepted into thecollections. In addition, ―virtual bookplates‖ are cataloged into the title‘sRaiderCat bibliographic record. View the ―notes‖ field in the bibliographicrecord for Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, his company, and a centuryof progress, 1903-2003, a gift of Professor Gary Burbridge, as anexample.Please consider donating funds to the LLC to enhance collections in yourfield. Contact Pat Ingersoll for details. It is an excellent and lasting way tocelebrate a devoted student worker‘s graduation, to honor a mentor or acolleague‘s retirement, or to commemorate another of life‘s special events.and they livedhappily ever At the Library &after… Learning Commons …we welcome faculty participation and insight Faculty members represent the front line of curriculum design and implementation. You are the people that best understand the shifts and trends in the subject disciplines and emerging interdisciplinary explorations. In order to assist you in this work, each of you has a library liaison designated to give you a real voice in developing library collections that support your students. We will also periodically ask you for input on trial databases, book purchases, and periodical subscriptions,Seven years ago, they met in and would love you to invite your liaison to departmentGRCC’s library where each meetings that concern course development andworked. Christine Marfia was a programming. If you don’t know your liaison, talk tolibrary student assistant. Robert any of the librarians, email, or call theLaMothe was a student tutor.Christine and Robert were united Reference Desk at marriage on Saturday, January th29 – on the mezzanine of the Sincerely,Library & Learning Commons.Sincere congratulations to thehappy couple! Pat Ingersoll, Library Director Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 2
  • 3. Top 20 Non-Reference E-Books With the College‘s growing emphasis on e-learning, librarians are committed to acquiring e-book content whenever practicable. In fact, some departments have told their librarian liaison that they prefer e-book content over traditional print content. Ever wondered whether those e-books get used? Well, we do, and we regularly check e- book usage statistics. Take a look at our 2011 ―Top 20‖ Most-Used Non-Reference E- Books licensed by GRCC from e-book vendors ebrary and NetLibrary. E-reference books are used even more!# Uses Title68 Apollos Fire : Igniting Americas Clean Energy Economy63 Mexico in Mind : An Anthology46 Women Without Men : A Novella37 All over but the Shoutin33 Understanding Marijuana : A New Look at the Scientific Evidence31 Careers in Health Care (5th Edition)30 The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang27 How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life As a Nurse27 Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects26 Debatabase Book : A Must Have Guide for Successful Debate25 Buying and Selling a Home : Make the Right Choice in Any Market25 Family Fun in Yellowstone National Park24 Pharmacology Demystified24 Circus Age : Culture and Society under the American Big Top24 In the Footsteps of the Masters : Desmond M. Tutu & Abel T. Muzorewa23 Marijuana Medical Handbook : Practical Guide to Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana23 The Bear : Notes <Faulkners The Bear>22 The Savvy Renters Kit22 Changing Institutional Landscapes for Implementing Wind Power22 Fundamentals of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and the Biometric Issue Discovering and Using E-Books You may need to use different discovery methods to identify the new e-books GRCC‘s Library & Learning Commons acquires. In the past, you could browse the new book nd shelves, or select books from the 2 floor Circulating Collections shelves. To make it easier for you to discover new e-books virtually, GRCC cataloger Lori DeBie periodically creates lists of recently cataloged e-titles . From the library homepage, choose [RaiderCat] and then select [Featured Lists]. Select the most recentlist – right now it‘s [New Electronic Books 12.15.2010-1.25.2011].Add e-books to your Blackboard –enabled courses – without copyright headaches.Librarians ensure that the right to link resources into course management systems likeBlackboard is included in our database and e-book licenses.View our short RaiderCast video showing how to link e-books into your Blackboard course. We have also updated the print instructions for creating permanent linksfor e-books (and e-articles, and e-media) from over 20 library databases. Those instructions are availablein the Blackboard‘s Library Instruction / Information Literacy Community – [For Faculty] folder. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 3
  • 4. Library Personnel News Asante Cain, Adjunct Librarian and Grand Rapids Public Library‘s Reference and Adult Services Coordinator, attended a week-long Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership‘s in San Diego. Cain compared self-perceptions with feedback from associates back home, completed exercises intended to illustrate the workplace andleadership opportunities within, and worked with a job coach to create leadership goals. Since returninghe has been executing steps to complete his goals, and reading books recommended by his coach:Coaching for Improved Work Performance; Leading Change; and, Influence: The Psychology ofPersuasion. This professional development was funded through a $5,000 award through the JoeyRodger Fund of the Urban Library Council.Steevigh Cwayna, Acquisitions Specialist, attended the MLA Annual Conference in TraverseCity in November, and ―tweeted‖ critiques of sessions and events back to GRCC colleagues.Lori DeBie, Reference & Technical Services Librarian, and Miriam Thompson, Public Erin Osgerby, Adjunct Librarian Services & Collections Librarian, and Kent District Library - presented I Found it Online, So it Cascade Adult Services Librarian, Must be True!: Inspiring Students to and Jason Filipiak were married Become Intelligent Information at the Calvin College Chapel onConsumers at the January Faculty Learning Day. September 18, 2010. BestSession materials are available in the Blackboard Wishes to the happy couple!Library Instruction Community under [For Faculty.]Secretary to the Director Toy McNeal‘s smile has been even brighter lately. Toy‘s son,Quinncy McNeal, was graduated from the University of Houston‘s Law School last May. nd.Quinncy passed his bar exams and was sworn in November 22 He is working as a full-time attorney at the prestigious Mayer Brown, a global law firm based in Houston. Momwas in attendance for both occasions, rooting Quinncy on.Betty Raum, Adjunct Librarian and children‘s author, recently published thefollowing juvenile titles: Orphan Train: An Interactive History Adventure(Capstone Press); What Did the Aztecs Do for Me? (Heinemann); WhatDid the Vikings Do for Me? (Heinemann); Song and Dance: A JourneyThrough Musical Theater (Heinemann); Twenty-First-CenturyShakespeare (Heinemann); Transportation: From Walking to High SpeedRail (Raintree); Homes: From Caves to Eco Pods (Raintree); and, Work: From Plows to Robots(Raintree). See all Betty‘s titles at Nan Schichtel, Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian and vice-chair of the Community & Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), led the CJCLS Hot Topics Discussion Group at the American Library Association Midwinter conference in San Diego. Nan also served as a judge on the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Committee.Dorothy Terhune‘s new job title is Core Services Librarian; she provides reference services and libraryinstruction. Miriam Thompson‘s new title is Public Services & Collections Librarian. Miriam coordinatesInterlibrary Loan, Circulation & Course Reserve services, and Collection Development for the library as awhole. All librarians provide collection development services to their liaison departments.Miriam Thompson served on the West Michigan regions Great Michigan Read selectioncommittee. Each of 5 regions in Michigan selected three preliminary titles which will benarrowed down to one for the 2011/2012 Great Michigan Read. Sponsored by theMichigan Humanities Council, TGMR is a book club for the entire state. With a statewidefocus on a single book, it encourages Michiganians to learn more about their state, theirhistory, and their society. The next program will launch in May 2011 and citizens will be able to participateby reading the book, talking about it with friends, and joining community Great Michigan Read programs. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 4
  • 5. Information Literacy Instruction Growing The LLC‘s online request forms for Information Literacy and/or Research Only Library Space have been ―getting a st workout.‖ Since January 1 , over 175 faculty requests for instruction or study space have been confirmed! We‘re teaching more information literacy sessions to more students than ever before – in face-to-face sessions at on- and off-campus locations, and virtually through Blackboard.If you have not yet submitted this semester‘srequests for Library and Information LiteracyInstruction and/or seating for ―Research Only‖sessions, please submit an online request today.Request forms are located on the LLC‘s websiteunder [Faculty Resources]. Hint: To placerequests for multiple sections or similarclasses, complete and [Submit] the firstrequest. When the “Thank you “ screenappears, click your browser’s [Back] button.Edit the form to match your second orsubsequent request and [Submit] that request.Email Nan Schichtel or call 616-234-3082 with any questions. GRCC‘s librarians lookforward to working with you and your students!Find More Full-text inFind More Full-text in1. Select Google Scholar Select [Scholar Preferences] and scroll down to ―Library Links‖.3. Type ‗Grand Rapids’ and click [Find Library]. ‗Find it!@GRCC‘ should appear with a check mark in front of it. If you are affiliated with other libraries, search and add them to your Google Scholar Preferences, too.4. Scroll down and [Save Preferences]. Now, when you view Google Scholar results, you will see full- text links courtesy of the libraries to which you are affiliated.5. Contact Mike Klawitter ( or 616-234-3473) for answers to questions. Where ‘s my library worksheet? During information literacy instruction, librarians utilize printed guides, worksheets, and online media on periodical database searching, general research techniques, and course-specific resources. Students and faculty can find those materials in Blackboard. Check out the Library‘s Instruction / Information Literacy Blackboard Community – in Blackboard. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 5
  • 6. New and Enhanced Database Trials are regularly offered to the GRCCOnline Resources community so faculty can try out new resources while librarians gather user feedback. Watch the library homepage forBooks@OVID: GRCC partnered with new vendor, Ovid, in a a [Databases Underbig way. Taking advantage of a year-end sale, we purchased Consideration] link wheneverpermanent multiple-user access to 144 quick-reference nursing e- trials are available. If the Librarybooks – designed to fit the needs of 2-year does not currently license thenursing programs. Nursing faculty and databases your students needstudents have access to individual titles listed in the RaiderCat to succeed, please contact yourcatalog and to titles collectively, soon through a Books@Ovid library liaison.database link.CREDO Reference: CREDOs General Reference collection continues to grow each month and nowcontains 525 titles. In addition to updated editions of several titles, the following well-regarded titles wereadded since the last issue of Connections: American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present, Grey House A Biographical Dictionary of People in Engineering: From Earliest Records to 2000, Purdue University Press The Companion to Hispanic Studies, Hodder Education The Companion to Latin American Studies, Hodder Education Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices, M.E. Sharpe The Dictionary of Alternatives, Zed Books Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology, Hodder Education The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism, CABI The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History, M.E. Sharpe The Essentials of Global Politics, Hodder Education From Suffrage to the Senate: Americans Political Women, Grey House Publishing Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations, ABC-CLIO Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Opera, Thames & Hudson One Hundred and One Botanists, Purdue University Press Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power & Greed, Grey House The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, Princeton University Press The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, Princeton University Press The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook, Grey House Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2009, Grey House The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey, M.E. Sharpe The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, AcademiJob & Career Accelerator: This database comes free to GRCC courtesy of MEL Michigan e- Library. Users will find an easy-to-use application focusing on a successful job search. This system enables users to explore 1000+ occupations, and match interests and skills with careers. Search for millions of recent local and national jobposting, organize and track your job search progress, and create professional resumes and cover lettersas well as practice and master interviewing skills. This database will appear on the Databases page whenthe Library website is refreshed with the new Drupal softwareLiterature Online LION: The latest release of LION includes 326full-text journals. Also included are 94 new or revised biographies,including biographies for Simon Gray, Harper Lee, Salman Rushdie,Vikram Seth, Tom Sharpe, Frank Topping, Hannah Weiner and RichardWilbur, bringing the total to over 4,500 biographies. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 6
  • 7. OED Online: Oxford unveiled OED Online: a redesigned, reengineered site that offers new content, a new look, new features and functionality (citing in MLA and Chicago formats!), and a wealth of changes and updates that will improve the research experience. OED Online contains the full Oxford English Dictionary as well as the HistoricalThesaurus of the OED. The new site also contains publicly available editorial features, providing guidesto the OED content and regular commentaries on topical issues in the story of the English language.ProQuest Databases: Watch the Library News &Events Blog for upcoming changes for users of ProQuestResearch Library databases. ProQuest has re-engineeredtheir searching and results platform, producing a cleaner andmore inviting search screen, and easier to browse-and-usesearch results. This change will impact users of CriminalJustice Periodicals, Ethnic NewsWatch, NationalNewspaper Abstracts, ProQuest Newspapers, ProQuestResearch Library, and the Wall Street Journal.Wall Street Journal: HTML full-text articles from WSJ are available from 1984 to the present, inaddition to 2010 – present issues of Wall StreetJournal Online. GRCC‘s version of the WSJuses the ProQuest platform. This database willappear on the Databases webpage when the College website is refreshed. World History in Video: We asked – and you answered! Faculty responses to the streaming database trial hosted by the LLC this Fall included: "spectacular;" "blown over;" ―sincerely hope it willbecome a permanent addition to our library materials;” ―a great asset for many at the college;‖ “useful formy class and students;” ―I could use it in all my classes;‖ ―I love it. I hope you decide to subscribe.”Responses like that, coupled with the ability to easily link videos into Blackboard, unlimited users,transcripts, and a very reasonable license fee, mean that we‘re licensing this database. With WHIV, youget English-Language documentaries providing a global survey of human history from 8000 BCE to thelate 1980s—online in streaming video. A link to WHIV will appear after the College website refresh.MP3 and Audio Content: More databases have added MP3and audio content to their database content menus. Watch for iconoptions like these in Academic OneFile & General OneFile,OmniFile Full-Text Select (formerly WilsonSelect Plus), CREDO,Opposing Viewpoints, LION Literature Online (including Poets onScreen, Poetry Archive Audio, and Shakespeare Audio Plays),Points of View, and, of course, Naxos Music Library. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 7
  • 8. Register for RaiderLoan Desktop DeliveryWhat is it? RaiderLoan is an interlibrary loansystem integrated with GRCC‘s databases thatfills out an interlibrary loan request for you,tracks the progress of your interlibrary loanorder, and alerts you when the requestedcontent is available on a password-protectedwebsite. First-time requestors must register for RaiderLoan Library service before RaiderLoan requests can be placed. Follow the screen prompts on and allow up-to-two working days for your account to be created and to receive a RaiderLoan New User Registration Notification e-mail. It is your responsibility to keep your data current so we can contact you when items are received, or, to clarify your requests. Username : Use your GRCC Username as your RaiderLoan Username. For example, if is your email address – joeraider is your Username. Password : Choose a password you will remember. Follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems. RaiderLoan will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. E-mail address: Provide your GRCC email address. RaiderLoan Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Please read the FAQ before registering. For questions not answered in the FAQ, contact Kathy Schoen at 616-234-3749 or email Watch for Library Website Changes Watch for imminent changes to most of the College websites – including that of the Library & Learning Commons. GRCC is converting content from the current content management software to Drupal, an open source content management platform. Drupal is a free software package that allows anyone to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website – and is used by many colleges and universities. If you don‘t see the usual links you depend upon, please contact Pat Ingersoll.We‘ll be rebranding several library services soon - to better reflect the technological opportunities behindour terrific library resources.Current and past issues of the Connect Faculty Newsletter are posted on the Library’s Library Instruction / InformationLiteracy Blackboard Community and on the Library’s News & Events blog at Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 8