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  • 1. Connect Faculty Newsletter Fall Semester 2011 At the Library & LLC Fall HoursM-Th: 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM Learning Commons….F: 7:30 AM – 5 PMSat: 10 AM – 2 PMSun: 1 PM – 5 PM If youre like me, every academic year brings with it a surge of hopefulness. Through time, we acquire some of the skills Thanksgiving necessary to translate a portion of that hope into plans concrete Holiday enough to create real progress for students.Wed. Nov. 24 - 8-5CLOSED Th.-Sun – Nov. 25-27 Like your department, the Library & Learning Commons works to improve and extend our curriculum in support of learning. Working together, we can build them a solid foundation that will Exam Cram lead to future success.Open until Midnight!Sun–Tues Dec. 11–13 Sincerely,Long-timeLibrary COLLECTIONS:Colleague As of Sept 2, 2011, GRCC’s Library &Passes Learning Commons held:Linda Bustance Wyskochil, retired Circulation Coordinator, passed Print titles:away Friday, February 4, 2011. Linda was survived by her children: 63,435Steven and Michelle; grandchildren: Breana and Jacob; and her many Ebook titles: 82,620friends at GRCC. Linda was employed for over 30 years at the GRCC A/V titles: 2997Learning Center. She will be remembered for her kindness andwarmth. Linda’s excellent sense of humor always made us smile. This summer, nearly 16,000 titles Professor Mary Bayer donated 27 books in Linda were added to the Wyskochil’s memory. Included were titles about eBrary Academic childrens’ literature as a genre, as well as exemplary Complete works of children’s literature. Eric Carle, Patricia collection. Polacco, Jan Brett, Tomie DePaolo are just a few of the author-illustrators represented. Thank you, Mary! Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 1
  • 2. Professorial Magazine RackThe LLC licenses access to over 20,000 e-periodicals, and has over 500 printsubscriptions. All e-periodicals can be bookmarked in your browser for ease of access.Most allow you to set up an email or RSS alert for the newest issue, or, citations thatmatch your research interest. Off-campus users may connect to e-periodicals bylogging on with your last name and 7-digit Raider #. Here are a few for yourprofessorial magazine rack! Adjunct Advocate reports on the professional needs and concerns of the Adjunct Faculty Nation. The site is updated daily with jobs, editorial content and blog entries. Chronicle of Higher Education Community College Enterprise - A journal published by Schoolcraft College (Livonia MI) that provides sound educational practices based upon scholarship and research for and by the community college practitioners. Community College Journal – from the American Association of Community Colleges Community College Journal of Research & Practice Community College Week – A biweekly focused on community, technical, and junior colleges. Provides news and feature articles, analyses of critical academic trends and issues, vital statistics, technology updates, and employment opportunities in the field. For college administrators and faculty. Department Chair E-Source for College Transitions – supporting the work of the First Year Experience Journal of College Reading and Learning New Directions for Community CollegesRegister for RaiderLoanDesktop DeliveryRaiderLoan is an interlibrary loan system integrated with Watch for LLCGRCC’s databases that fills out an interlibrary loan requestfor you, tracks the progress of your interlibrary loan order, Website Changesand alerts you when the requested content is available on apassword-protected website. First-time requestors must register for RaiderLoan In January, librarians will transition Library service before RaiderLoan requests can be instructional handouts, videos, and placed. Follow the screen prompts at library worksheets from our and allow up- Blackboard Library Instruction / to-two working days for account creation and to receive Information Literacy Community to a RaiderLoan New User Registration Notification e-mail. “front-and-center” on the library It is your responsibility to keep your personal data website - as LibGuides. We think current so we can contact you when items are received, they will better serve students and or, to clarify your requests. faculty by providing the resources Username: Use your GRCC Username as your you need on one subject-related RaiderLoan Username. library guide. And, you’ll be able to Password: Choose a password you will remember. add that LibGuides link into any Follow good security practice and choose a password Blackboard class! LibGuides will that is different from those you use to access other better reflect the technological systems. opportunities behind our terrific E-mail address: Provide your GRCC email address. library resources. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 2
  • 3. 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! Don Ellinghausen Jr., adjunct librarian and attorney, had his article, "Unnatural Education: Legal Educations Ecologically - Dismissive Subtexts" accepted for publication in Issue 3 of Volume 41 of Environmental Law in fall 2011.Erin Filipiak, Adjunct Librarian and Kent District Library - Cascade Adult Services Librarian, resignedafter five years of service. We wish her the best! Marcia Lee – joined our staff in February as Library Specialist, Serials. Marcia processes, manages, and maintains all print and online periodical subscriptions. She also supervises student workers and aids patrons at the Circulation Desk, and worked at the Park Library while attending CMU. This year, Marcia serves as secretary for GRAULS, our local serials union list. Peter Lewandoski, adjunct librarian, also works at the Kent District Library’s Cascade Branch. He is a former teacher-librarian at City High / Middle School. In his spare time, Pete plays acoustic and electric guitars in Java Jive, and guitar and fiddle in a local Irish band. Lisa Rabey, initially joined our staff as an adjunct librarian, and recently accepted a Temporary One-Year position as Systems & Web Librarian. Lisa is a recent graduate of WSU’s library school, and already is volunteering as Michigan Library Association’s Community of Practice in Technology Workgroup, and the Communications & Marketing Web Advisory Subcommittee leader. Betty Raum, Adjunct Librarian and children’s author, recently published the following juvenile titles: Can You Survive Storm Chasing: An Interactive Survival Adventure; Gift of Peace: The Jimmy Carter Story; and, Gwen Stefani. See all Betty’s titles at Nan Schichtel, Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian, is the 2011-12 chair of the Community & Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). “Serving as chair requires about 5 hours of email and phone work each week, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to serve my national professional organization.” Dorothy Terhune, Core Services Librarian, is back from a medical leave. We welcome th Dorothy back to her 46 year of service to the College. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 3
  • 4. Miriam Thompson, Public Services & Collections Librarian, served on the selection committee for the Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read program. This year’s book, written by Kevin Boyle, is Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in Jazz Age. The book won the 2004 National Book Award for nonfiction, was named a 2005 Michigan Notable Book, and was selected for the Great Michigan Read by a group of nearly 50 librarians, teachers, students, professors, authors from across the state. Janelle Yahne joined GRCC’s LLC staff in March as a Circulation Associate. She worked in circulation at Kent District Library and as a Head Cashier and trainer at Barnes & Noble. Janelle is an alumnus of Kendall College of Art and Design and will soon start classes at Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science. Library staff welcomes Bryan Wible, building manager, to our LRC building. Another new face is that of Glen Fox, a student assistant custodian.Tell Students about Exam Cram In response to students seeking appropriate places to study before exams, the Library & Learning Commons, in partnership with Student Life and Tutoring, present Exam Cram. Many GRCC students live where quiet study space is hard to find. Exam Cram will be held during 3 nights preceding exams, starting Sunday December 11 running through Tuesday December 13. The librarywill stay open until midnight, providing library assistance, beverages, and snacks in theLobby, during extended quiet study hours inside the LLC.DATE REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS EXAM CRAM HOURSSunday 12/11 ………….…1:00PM-5:00PM ….…………….. 5:00PM-midnightMonday 12/12 ……………7:30AM-9:45PM ……………….. . 9:45PM-midnightTuesday 12/13 …………...7:30AM-9:45PM ………………… 9:45PM-midnight Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 4
  • 5. What MeL Means FinanciallyMeL is the acronym for Michigan eLibrary. You might have usedtheir popular website:, or, clicked on the[Search MeLCat] icons in GRCC’s RaiderSearch Catalog. MeL isadministered by the Library of Michigan in partnership withMichigans multi-type libraries. MeL provides Michigan residentsfree access to: online full-text articles full-text books digital images evaluated websites an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system.MeL is supported by state and federal funds including the FederalLibrary Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)through the Library of Michigan. Federal funds matched by the Michigan Legislature are allocated throughthe Library of Michigan to run this high-impact program. When Michigan legislators cut tax support to theLibrary of Michigan, federal matching funds are at risk. As part of information literacy instruction, GRCClibrarians teach students to know not only where their information is coming from, but who is paying for it.Librarian representing each library type (public, 2-year academic, 4-year academic, university, medical,corporate, specialty, & K-12) evaluated which online resources were most important to all Michiganresidents, and advocated for resources which best serve his sector’s users. Input was measured againstavailable MeL funds, and soon databases were licensed for a 3-year period. MeL is a national model oflibrary cooperation. st.Old MeL licenses ceased September 30; new ones started October 1 Many – but not all - databaseswere relicensed in the subsequent contract. Databases were dropped due to lack of use, high vendorprice for the numbers served, or because better alternatives were identified. Mel provides GRCCstudents and faculty access to over $200,000 in licensed materials annually. When MeL drops aresource integral to GRCC’s learning process, librarians must find ways to fund that resource. This year, one important career database dropped by MeL cost the LLC over $8000. GRCC librarians were part of the MeL evaluation process and Good-bye: MeL were able to inform the GRCC planning process of this potential Expired Databases no longer budget breaker. accessible though GRCC The following MeL Databases / Database Packages were cancelled by • NoveList (Ebsco) MeL but integral for GRCC researchers, so the LLC continued • Educators Reference licensing the following databases or packages with GRCC funds: Complete (Gale) • Archive Grid (OCLC) CINAHL (Ebsco) • OAister (OCLC) WorldCat (OCLC) WorldCatDissertations (OCLC) ERIC (OCLC) GPO (OCLC) New MeL Databases MedLine (OCLC) Article First (OCLC) • CultureGrams (ProQuest) Ebooks (OCLC) • Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress) ECO (OCLC) • Lansing State Journal (ProQuest) Heritage /Printed Book (OCLC) • Nursing Resource Center with Alternative Health History of Sci Tech & Medicine (OCLC) Module (Gale) SCIPIO (OCLC) • Sabin Michigana (Gale) World Almanac (OCLC • Small Business Resource Center (Gale) Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 5
  • 6. New and Enhanced Online ResourcesTo provide greater discoverability of streaming video content in GRCC’s American History inVideo and World History in Video databases, we have cataloged 1800+ videos in RaiderSearchCatalog. When you see a record with a link that says "View this video," click the link to watch the videoonline. A title search for "American History in Video" or "World History in Video" creates a list of all thematching records. Heres one to get you started -- Akhenaten and Nefertiti: the Royal Gods of Egypt. CREDO Reference now includes 569 titles! Tired of seeing Wikipedia in your students’ source lists? Demonstrate how easy it is to use “real” referencebooks – with the added advantage of a citing feature. Once they see it, they love it!ebrary Academic Complete just announced that readers may downloadebrary content to computers and other devices including the iPad, iPhone, Kindle,Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader! Watch our website for implementation details!Job & Career Accelerator: You’ll want to refer your students to this newdatabase where they can explore 1000+ occupations, and match interests andskills with careers. Search for millions of recent local and national job posting,organize and track your job search progress, and create professional resumes and coverletters as well as practice and master interviewing skills. If you’re interested in evenmore on career searching, try SIGI 3 in Career Development Services’ BlackboardCommunity. JSTOR journal content published prior to 1923 in the United States, and prior to 1870 internationally, is now freely available to the public for reading and downloading. This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR. So, if research takes you on an historical hunt, be sure to use JSTOR to find more.Literature Online LION: Literature Online added 390 volumes of Penguin Classics!Penguin Classics are a staple in college students’ backpacks and are recognized as a pre-eminent series of scholarly yet accessible texts. LION also includes 341 full-text journals, 93new or revised biographies, and 7 new reference works including: The Oxford Companion to rdIrish Literature, The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 Edition, Handbook of AfricanAmerican Literature, Encyclopedia of African Literature, Twentieth-Century Latin American and CaribbeanLiterature, 1900-2003, Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory and Encyclopedia of Linguistics.NewsBank Michigan Newspapers Although initially included in the new MeL databases contract,negotiations fell through and Michigan Newspaper content expires November 1, 2011. GRCC Librariansare in the process of getting quotes for this product, individual titles within this product, or some otherreplacement. NBC Learn now contains a Citation Generator on the back of every Cue Card, making it simple for you and your students to cite NBC News clips in class note, presentations, and in research papers. “Click on theword "Citation," and a bibliographic citation will appear in three formats: MLA, APA, and Chicago Manualof Style. Select the format you want by checking the radio button next to the format option of your choice.Then click the "Copy" button below the citation and paste it into your document. Citations are currentlyavailable for video resources only.” Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 6
  • 7. New and Enhanced Online Resources(continued)417 downloadable Project Gutenberg e-book classics were added to RaiderSearch Catalog. If youown an IPad, Nook, Kindle, or other reader, you can discover and download e-content from GRCC’slibrary. In RaiderSearch Catalog, search for the author: Project Gutenberg.Wall Street Journal: The Wall Street Journal content reported in the last CONNECT newsletter hasbeen removed from the various databases that provided it. Actions like this occur often in library land –and libraries are not reimbursed. So, if you need Wall Street Journal, contact your liaison librarian toexpress that need. Librarians have started to look for affordable licenses to this content. World History in Video: provides streaming video documentary surveys of world history from 8000 BCE to the late 1980s. 13 new titleswere recently added to World History in Video, bringing the total to 325 titles (269 hours of video). Filmsthat explore the Holocaust through first-hand accounts of families and military and government officialsare included: Angels of Vengeance: After World War II, a small group of Jews sought out war crime perpetrators and planned punishments on their own outside of the sanctioned justice systems. Their tactics included plans to poison water sources in German cities and poison bread distributed to SS prisoners held in Allied POW camps. Members of this group describe their experiences for the first time in this video. In Voices from the Attic, the films producer interviews members of her family who survived the Holocaust by living in a peasants attic hideout for two years. The film explores how this experience has affected the lives of subsequent generations in this family as well as the survivors themselves. On a different topic, Weave of Time is an exploration of 50 years of Navajo culture. It includes a 1938 interview with a Navajo family, filmed by an anthropologist, and contrasts this with interviews with the same family, conducted in the 1980s. This is a fascinating way to explore cultural and historical changes to the Navajo culture across 50 years of U.S. history.Calling All Textbooks – for Course ReserveDo you have an extra current textbook? If you do, would you willing to loan it to use on Course Reserve at GRCCs Library? Students who find they have extra time to study – but have left a textbook at home - really appreciate it when professors place a textbook onto Course Reserve. Reserve materials have various loan periods—2 hours in library only; 4 hours in library only; or 1-day 3-day or 7-day open reserve.We encourage you to place textbooks and other materials onto Course Reserve.Please contact Kevin Lyons, Library Circulation Specialist, at 234-3189 for details. Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 7
  • 8. 2011-2012 Librarian Liaisons *** denotes programs accredited / seeking accreditationCatalog Dept. Name Librarian Assigned ContactCode Academic Foundations Program Thompson, Miriam x. 3865 Applied Technology Klawitter, Mike x3473 Apprenticeship Training Klawitter, Michael x3473 Archives Klawitter, Michael x3473 Career Development Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Center for Teaching Excellence DeBie, Lori x.3873 Children’s Literature DeBie, Lori x.3873 Counseling & Career Center Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Disability Support Services Thompson, Miriam x. 3865 Distance Learning Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Diversity Learning Center Thompson, Miriam x. 3865 Honors Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Innovation / Keller Futures Center Schichtel, Nan x.3082 International / Global Programs Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Medical Assistant Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Off-Campus Library Services Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Older Learner Center Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Patient Registration Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Periodicals Contact your liaison Personal Trainer Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Pharmacy Technician Schichtel, Nan x.3082 Reference Terhune, Dorothy x.3849 Retirees Terhune, Dorothy x.3849 Service Learning Schichtel, Nan x.3082AD Associate Degree Nursing *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082AN Anthropology DeBie, Lori x.3873AR Architecture *** Klawitter, Michael x3473ARA Arabic Terhune, Dorothy x.3849AS Astronomy Thompson, Miriam x. 3865AT Visual Arts *** Rabey. Lisa x.3786BA Business Administration *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082BI Biology Thompson, Miriam x. 3865CA Culinary Arts/Hospitality *** Thompson, Miriam x. 3865CD Child Development *** Klawitter, Michael x.3873CHI Chinese Terhune, Dorothy x.3849CHM Chemistry Thompson, Miriam x. 3865CJ Criminal Justice *** Klawitter, Michael x3473CLS College Learning Studies Schichtel, Nan x.3082CO Computer Applications Rabey, Lisa x.3786COM Communication Studies Terhune, Dorothy x.3849DAA Dental Assisting *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082DHY Dental Hygiene *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082DR Drafting & Design Klawitter, Michael x.3473DXX Dental Auxiliary *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082EC Economics Terhune, Dorothy x.3849ED Education Klawitter, Michael x3473EG Engineering Klawitter, Michael x3473EL Electricity & Electronics Klawitter, Michael x3473 Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 8
  • 9. EN English DeBie, Lori x.3873ER Energy Mgmt. & Construction Klawitter, Michael x3473ES English as a Second Language Thompson, Miriam x. 3865FM Fashion Merchandising Rabey, Lisa x.3786FR French Terhune, Dorothy x.3849GE Geography Klawitter, Michael x3473GH General Health Schichtel, Nan x.3082GL Geology Klawitter, Michael x3473GO Gerontology Schichtel, Nan x.3082GR German Terhune, Dorothy x.3849HS History DeBie, Lori x.3873HU Humanities Terhune, Dorothy x.3849IF Interiors & Furnishings Rabey, Lisa x.3786JR Journalism DeBie, Lori x.3873MA Mathematics Klawitter, Michael x3473MN Manufacturing Klawitter, Michael x3473MUS Music *** Klawitter, Michael x3473NUR Nursing *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082OT Occupational Therapy Assistant *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082PC Physical Science Thompson, Miriam x. 3865PE Physical Education Schichtel, Nan x.3082PH Physics Thompson, Miriam x. 3865PL Philosophy Terhune, Dorothy x.3849PN Practical Nursing *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082PO Photography *** Rabey, Lisa x.3786PS Political Science Terhune, Dorothy x.3849PY Psychology DeBie, Lori x.3873RD Reading Thompson, Miriam x. 3865RT Radiologic Technology *** Schichtel, Nan x.3082SL Sign Language Terhune, Dorothy x.3849SO Sociology Klawitter, Michael x3473SP Spanish Terhune, Dorothy x.3849SUS Sustainability Klawitter, Michael x3473SW Social Work DeBie, Lori x.3873TE Technology Klawitter, Michael x3473TH Theater Rabey, Lisa x.3786TR Transportation Klawitter, Michael x3473WE Wellness Schichtel, Nan x.3082WST Gender (Women’s) Studies Rabey, Lisa x.3786Get Connected: Facebook: Flickr: grcclibrary Foursquare: Grand Rapids Community College & Learning Commons Twitter: @library_grcc YouTube: GRCCLibraryCurrent and past issues of the Connect Faculty Newsletter are posted on the Library’s Library Instruction / InformationLiteracy Blackboard Community and on the Library’s blog at Reference: 616-234-3868 Circulation: 616-234-3872 9