Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

GRCC’s Academic Video Online / VAST database is regularly supplemented by new video, and this one will inform us all as society deals with the rise in mental health social problems and how police handle them with crisis intervention training.

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops addresses how police officers address the mental health-related issues they encounter daily. This HBO Documentary film “follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time.” Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more resources, check out the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.

Mental Health Police Officer
Mental Health Police Officer trainer

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Poet Amanda Gorman On How She Prepared For Inauguration Day

Since April is National Poetry Month, a recent addition to GRCC’s Academic Video Online / VAST database is especially timely. 23-year old Poet Amanda Gorman, who read her work, The Hill We Climb, at the Biden Presidential Inauguration and wowed listeners worldwide with both her poem and her poise, is featured in a short video Poet Amanda Gorman On How She Prepared For Inauguration Day. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Amanda Gorman on PBS NewsHour

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Metallica & Welding?

April is National Welding Month, which gives us an opportunity to hype GRCC’s Welding: Metallica Scholars program.

What’s Metallica, the famed hard rock band, got to do with welding? The musicians’ foundation, All Within My Hands, funds scholarships to selected welding programs throughout the US, and GRCC students benefit from their largesse!

Occupational Outlook Handbook reports “Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.” The American Welding Society has some great resources on careers in welding, and our Applied Technology and Job Training Subject Guide supports that program.

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Metallica Scholars

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Occupational Therapy Month

April 2021 is Occupational Therapy Month. The occupational therapy profession “makes valuable contributions in helping people “Live Life to Its Fullest” after an illness or injury.” The profession emerged during the First World War to serve physically injured and shell-shocked soldiers; the American Occupational Therapy Association celebrated its 100 anniversary in 2017.

GRCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program is part of the Health and Exercise Sciences Pathway. For more on OT and OTA as a career, see the Occupational Therapy Assistant Subject Guide.

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How Do I Cite … Ask-a-Librarian

Are you polishing up your researched writing assignments? Librarians recommend “citing as you write.” You’ve got the cited resource in front of you and now is the best time to grab the data to cite appropriately and correctly. Three sources librarians use to answer your citing questions include:

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Generic quotation marks by Philroc

If you’ve got a citing question you cannot answer, copy the citation info into an Ask-a-Librarian form. Mention what format you are supposed to be following and whether you need an in-text or bibliographic citation, submit it, and a librarian will respond.

Remember, while database-generated citations are a great place to start, you *do* need to eyeball them to see that they match your assigned citation formatting style.

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