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  • 1. Connect Faculty Newsletter Fall Semester 2010_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Raider Rally Incoming freshmen and guests were introduced to library services at the Raider Rally on th August 13 . Adjunct Librarians Mary Johnson and Sandy Swanson answered lots of questions about library services, wireless access, logging on to resources from home, and much more. Participants are better able to start their race to academic success!Choosing CivilityChoosing Civility, by Dr. Pier M. Forni, has been chosen as the “One Book OneCollege” text for CLS 100 First Year Experience students and for the college communityin general. For additional GRCC resources on the same topic, see the bibliographylocated in the Blackboard’s Library Instruction / Information Literacy Community – under[Course Specific Handouts] – CLS 100.Art Prize …. Heart of Campuson the The semester is well underway! This summer was unusually transformational. You will find aPatio number of changes both on campus and within the Library & Learning Commons (LLC). While we have not changed locations like so many other offices did, we are now at the heart of anGRCC will host several ArtPrize hopefuls from expanded downtown campus.September 22 – October 10. In addition to theBostwick Commons and Heritage Patio venues, The focus on what it means to be a College ofthis year, art will be displayed on the LRC/ATC Distinction has led me to greater appreciationPatios. See the works of artists Penny Jane for the high quality library services the GRCCSchindler, Deidre Fox, and Anthony Kieren. Be staff provides. More content and discovery toolssure to schedule extra time to view their works are available than ever before. Almost half ourwhen you visit the Library and Learning Commons book collection and 75% of our periodicals areduring ArtPrize. available in digital format, positioning us to serve more people at more locations during more hours. We also serve more students through The USA Today newspaper is Information literacy instruction, online reference, and in person. available in the Library Lobby again this year, thanks to funding We are here and ready to serve you, too. from Student Life and Student Congress. Find resources for using Sincerely,USA Today in your classes at Pat Ingersoll, Library Director Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 1
  • 2. Library Personnel News Asante Cain, Adjunct Librarian and Grand Rapids Public Library’s Reference and Adult Services Coordinator, received the 2010 Urban Libraries Council "Joey Rodger Fund for Library Leadership" in June in Washington DC. He will use the Fund proceeds in the Fall to attend the North Carolina-based Center for Creative Leadership’s well-regarded Leadership Development Program.Steevigh Cwayna, Acquisitions Specialist, was awarded her Michigan Library Consortium BasicCataloging Certificate, reflecting her passing five continuing education classes in Lansing. Congrats!Lori DeBie, Reference/Technical Services Librarian, has been accepted into the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee’s Digital Libraries Certificate of Advanced Study program. This program helps workingprofessionals update their knowledge and develop specialty relating to the acquisition, organization andmaintenance of digital content, virtual collections and services.Don Ellinghausen, Adjunct Librarian, recently published an article, "In Standing Is the Preservation ofHis World": Justice Scalia and the Varieties of Natural-Religious Experience in the Spring 2009 issue ofMissouri Environmental Law & Policy Review. In addition to holding his Masters in Library Science,Don earned his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.LLC Director Pat Ingersoll was elected Secretary of the Michigan Academic Library Council (MALC).MALC is a collaborative representing the member institutions of the Deans/Directors of IndependentAcademic Libraries in Michigan (DIAL-M), the Council of Library Deans/Directors (COLD), and theMichigan Community College Libraries (MCCL).Therese Kersjes, Library Specialist - Serials, has bid adieu to GRCC and moved to Eugene, Oregon.Best Wishes, Therese… we miss you already!Jane Kubiak, former Secretary to the Library Director, passed away August 16. A funeral service will beheld Friday Sept. 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Grand Rapids.Kevin Lyons, Library Specialist – Circulation, recently had his job description upgraded to level B status.We know he’ll continue his good work. Betty Raum, Adjunct Librarian and accomplished author, has published over 25 titles in the past year! The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America covers all aspects “from moldy food and dirt-covered clothes to poisonous pests and extreme weather.” See all Betty’s titles at Schichtel, Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian, was elected 2010-2011 Vice-Chair of the Community & Junior College Library Section of the American Library Association. Schichtelwas chosen to serve on the Michigan E-Library (MeL) Database RFP Advisory TaskForce and the Database Trial Advisory Task Force. Nan was also elected to a second 3-year term as trustee of the Grand Rapids Historical Society.Kathy Schoen, Library Specialist – Interlibrary Loan, was elected Secretary of GRAULS, Grand RapidsUsers of Library Serials, one of the nation’s longest-running multi-type library serials collaborative. Linda Wyskochil, Library Specialist - Access & User Services Coordinator, officially retired th June 30 after 29 years of service to the College. She’s enjoying retirement as she knew she would! Congratulations! Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 2
  • 3. Virtual “New Books” ShelfThe newest e-books added to GRCC’s library collections are available in a RaiderCatFeatured List. This list includes new NetLibrary purchases, Credo Premium additions, mostrecent editions of some GVRL reference books, and a “whole lot” of new eBrary titlesadded this summer. To view all Featured Lists, go to RaiderCat and select [Featured itemslists.]Access from Afar…or Not-so-FarGRCC’s licensed resources (databases, journals,e-books, etc.) are available from home, work,Main and Lakeshore campuses, regional sites, thecottage, your boat, the local coffee shop, a Link Quality Resourcespark…. anywhere you’re connected to the into Blackboardinternet! Do your students select titles from Google’s “firstWhen you select a licensed resource, you will be 10” results? Faculty who link quality e-articlesprompted to logon to authenticate your GRCC and e-books from the Library’s Databaseaffiliation. Type your last name and Raider # collections into Blackboard tell us that modeling (without the W) the behaviors they want their students to practice and click [Go] really pays off. to get connected. View our updated illustrated instructions on creating permanent links for e-articles, e-books and e-media from over 20 library databases. The document is updated regularly and available in the Blackboard’s Library Instruction / Information Literacy Community – [For Faculty] folder. Request Library Hint: To place requests for multiple Instruction sections or similar classes, complete and [Submit] the first - Easier than Ever! request. When the “Thank you “ screen appears, click yourWe’re getting rave reviews from faculty about our new online instructional browser’s [Back]request forms. If you have not yet submitted this semester’s requests for button. Edit the formLibrary and Information Literacy Instruction and/or seating for “Research to match your secondOnly” sessions, give the new online forms a try. They are located on the or subsequent requestLLC’s website under [Faculty Resources]. and [Submit] that request.Check out the Library’s Instruction / Information Literacy BlackboardCommunity where students and faculty will find guides to databases and general research, as well ascourse-specific handouts which librarians distribute during information literacy sessions.Email Nan Schichtel or call 616-234-3082 with any questions. GRCC’s librarians lookforward to working with you and your students! Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 3
  • 4. New and Enhanced Online ResourcesDatabase Trials are regularly offered to the GRCC community so librarians may gather userfeedback. Watch the library homepage for a “Databases Under Consideration” link whenever trials areavailable. If the Library does not license the databases your students need to succeed, please contactyour library liaison. A list of library liaisons appears elsewhere in this newsletter.Changes: Some faculties have asked why GRCC’s database selections are changing. Many ofGRCC’s databases are provided by MeL, the Michigan e-Library program. Databases and services areshared by all Michigan libraries, consequently collection and budgetary decisions are based on thecollective goodwill. Within the MeL decision-making process, GRCC librarians advocate for GRCCspecifically, and for West Michigan and community college users generally. MeL is funded by the federalLibrary Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services withmatching state funds through the Library of Michigan. MeL costs approximately $5 million per year with asavings to the states libraries, schools, colleges and universities of over $72 million per year. Books & Authors replaces What Do I Read Next? Books & Authors helps you decide what to read next. Search by character, topic, setting, timeperiod, genre, title, author, and series. B&A includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousandsof read-alike, award winner, and librarians favorites lists. Titles include both fiction and non-fiction.Careers Internet Database replaces the career pamphlet subscription formerly available from theLLC Periodicals Service Desk. You can find it listed on our web site on both the alphabetical and subjectdatabase pages. The online version also provides career videos. If you’re off-campus or using a wirelessconnection, you’ll be prompted to authenticate with your last name and 7-digit Raider ID.CREDO Reference: CREDOs General Reference collectioncontinues to grow each month and now has 500 titles. In additionto updated editions of several titles, the following well-regardedtitles were added in August: The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility, Wiley An African Biographical Dictionary, Grey House Publishing BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT, British Computer Society Encyclopedia of the Antebellum South, ABC-CLIO Encyclopedia of Consciousness, Elsevier Science The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments, CABI The Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics, Hodder Education A Financial History of Modern U.S. Corporate Scandals from Enron to Reform, M.E. Sharpe Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor, ABC-CLIO Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, Wiley Myths and Legends of the Celts, PenguinEbscoHost : EbscoHost has changed their interface for the better, making screens“cleaner” and easier to use. EbscoHost databases include: CINAHL Plus with Full-text;Gender Studies Database; GreenFILE*, Library, Information Science & TechnologyAbstracts*; PsycINFO; and Teacher Reference Center*; those titles marked with anasterisk are provided free to GRCC by our vendor. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 4
  • 5. Several FirstSearch databases are now available from their “native” publisher, the H.W. Wilson Company, via WilsonWeb. OCLC, which ownsFirstSearch, will transition out of the role ofhosting and reselling commercially publishedcontent. Transitioned databases include: InfoTrac Custom Newspapers has been replaced by InfoTrac Newsstand. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. If you previously created links to Blackboard from Custom Newspapers, they will no longer work. Contact your liaison librarian for assistance in finding those same articles in Newsstand or another database.JSTOR: The Library added new content collections to our JSTOR license: Arts & Sciences VIand VIII, Life Sciences, and Ireland Collections. GRCC gets great value from these licenseswhich allow students, faculty, and staff access both on- and off-campus.Literature Online LION: LION now includes Shakespeare Audio... the BBC Arkangel edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with 38 dramatic audio recordings of all of the Bard’s plays. The recordings are complete and unabridged and feature noted RoyalShakespeare Company actors. These audio plays integrate with the full text, allowing students to read thetext of the plays while listening to the recordings. While you check this new addition to GRCC resourcesout, sample the 900+ Poets on Screen reading their own works.MADCAD: Building codes and standards including: Michigan’s Building, Electrical, Plumbing,Rehabilitation and Residential Codes, Americans with Disabilities (ADA), Construction SpecificationsInstitute (CSI), and Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines arenow available.WilsonSelect has been renamed OmniFile Fulltext Select. OmniFile Full Text Select is a 100%full-text database and presents full text with every entry from more than 1,600 publications. Additionally,this database is part of the FirstSearch transition to the WilsonWeb interface. Permanent links createdinto Blackboard from WilsonSelect titles will need to be recreated in WilsonWeb’s OmniFile.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RaiderLoan Coming Soon! Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery … Correctly filled-in forms Faster EasierWatch our [News & Events] blog for RaiderLoan’s debut. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 5
  • 6. Liaison Librarians Liaison librarians support academic departments with many professional and information services. Invite your library liaison to a department meeting this semester and ask for more information about: 1. Selection requests for library collections. Please share suggestions for GRCC’s curriculum-focused library collection with your librarian liaison. If you assign extensive course readings or viewing lists where the student must track down the content, please consider sharing a copy with your liaison for collection development consideration. While the library does not purchase textbooks used in the classroom, if you have a copy to place onto course reserve, please contact Kevin Lyons at 616-234-3189. 2. Accreditation report support; 3. Copyright assistance; Your liaison can help you find accurate citations and (hopefully) track down copyright holders. 4. Article linking from databases into Blackboard; and, 5. Updates on library materials and services.Dept. Dept. Name Librarian Assigned Email Phone Academic Foundations Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865 Advanced CNA Acute Care Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Applied Technology Klawitter, Mike 616-234-3473 Apprenticeship Training Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473 Archives Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473 Career Development Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Children’s Literature DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873 Counseling Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Disability Support Services Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Distance Learning Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 General Reference Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849 Health Unit Coordinator Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Innovation Curriculum Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 International Programs Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869 Off-Campus Library Services Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Older Learner Center Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Patient Registration Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Periodicals Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865 Pharmacy Technician Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Retirees Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849 Service Learning Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082AD Associate Degree Nursing Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082AN Anthropology DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873AR Architecture Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869ARA Arabic Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849AS Astronomy Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865AT Visual Arts Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869BA Business Administration Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082BI Biology Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865CA Culinary Arts/Hospitality Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865CD Child Development DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873CJ Criminal Justice Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473CLS College Learning Studies Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082 Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 6
  • 7. CM Chemistry Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865CO Computer Applications Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869COM Communication Studies Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849DA Dental Assisting Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082DH Dental Hygiene Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082DR Drafting & Design Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869DX Dental Auxiliary Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082EC Economics Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849ED Education Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473EG Engineering Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473EL Electricity & Electronics Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473EN English DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873ER Energy Mgmt. & Construction Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473ES English as a Second Language Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865FM Fashion Merchandising Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473FR French Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849GE Geography Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473GH General Health Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082GL Geology Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473GO Gerontology Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082GR German Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849HS History DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873HU Humanities Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849IF Interiors & Furnishings Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473JR Journalism DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873MA Mathematics Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473MN Manufacturing Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473MU Music Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473OT Occupational Therapy Assistant Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082PC Physical Science Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865PE Physical Education Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082PH Physics Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865PL Philosophy Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849PN Practical Nursing Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082PO Photography Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869PS Political Science Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849PY Psychology DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873RD Reading Thompson, Miriam 616-234-3865RT Radiologic Technology Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082SL Sign Language Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849SO Sociology Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473SP Spanish Terhune, Dorothy 616-234-3849SW Social Work DeBie, Lori 616-234-3873TE Technology Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473TH Theater Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869TR Transportation Klawitter, Michael 616-234-3473WE Wellness Schichtel, Nan 616-234-3082WST Gender Studies Ingersoll, Pat 616-234-3869This newsletter is posted on the Library’s Library Instruction / Information Literacy Blackboard Communityand on the Library’s[ News & Events] blog at Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 - page 7