New Career Videos

Take a look at new streaming videos on Careers and Job Searching! (Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.)  Newly-covered careers include: phlebotomy technician; welder; and, transplant coordinator.  Job search topics include: asking for a raise; selling yourself via a phone or video interview; and, creating an effective cover letter  – and many more!  These streaming videos are part of our Films on Demand database.

We’ve got more great resources on the Careers Subject Guide.

Career Tips Video screen



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Library Space Morphs!

Media Shelving and Stairs to the 2nd floorTo better serve our students and faculty, Library & Learning Commons space continues to morph!

The west side of the 1st floor now has additional seating options which allow visiting classes to  sit together.  The DVD collection was moved onto low shelving so students can see the stairway to the 2nd floor.  Next to the Reference Collection in the southeast corner, space has been converted to much-needed Group Study rooms, both equipped with a whiteboard,  and one with a Steelcase conference table with presentation screens.  Pretty slick!

Steelcase Conference TableOur Meditation & Prayer Room pilot project has ended.  Responding to comments for the need for a quieter space, that function has moved upstairs to the Quiet Study area in the NE corner – makes sense!  We’re  also delighted to have  a remodeled, lockable, handicapped-accessible restroom serving all genders in that NE corner of the 2nd floor.

All Gender handicapped access restroomCome on over, grab a cup of  ‘Joe, and walk through your ever-changing Library & Learning Commons.




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Mindfulness Meditation Mondays Continue

Meditation image colorfulMindfulness Meditation Mondays, facilitated by Counselor Emily Nisely, continue in the Learning Resource Center. This semester, there is a new – and quieter –  location – Room 137 (enter off the Library Lobby) – at the usual time – 12-12:30 pm.  Emily notes that “meditation can reduce stress, improve attention and concentration, increase feelings of connectedness, and may strengthen the immune system and improve stress-related physical and mental health conditions.” Learn how to meditate or build on previous meditation experience. Our practice will be non-religious, and topics vary:

  • 1/20 Fostering connectedness through loving-kindness meditation in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 2/10 Focusing & quieting the mind with mindful breathing meditation
  • 2/24 Body awareness & relaxation with body-scan meditation
  • 3/9 Mindful eating meditation
  • 3/23 Soothing distress with self-compassion meditation
  • 4/6 Meditation for cultivating gratitude
  • 4/20 Lake Meditation: A guided visualization to promote stillness and calm

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Before MLK Book Display

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20), librarian Sophia Brewer has curated a book display entitled “Before MLK there was….” Featured are images of famous African Americans with selected books on their lives and works.  Come on over, grab a cup of free coffee, and take a look at the display found near the Library & Learning Commons New Books Shelving.  Titles may be checked out!

Before MLK Book Display

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Have you activated your New York Times Online? UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS

New York TImes Online platformsGRCC students, faculty & staff have complimentary access to New York Times Online through your GRCC Library!  If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to activate your logon today – for free!

It’s a $110 value. If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news. To create your account, see our NYT Subject Guide!

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