What Will You Be Making at Age 34?

Students and parents are rightly interested in potential future earnings.  A recent Grand Rapids Business Journal article about a Stanford economist’s “big data” research and subsequent analysis by the New York Times and a Michigan think tank is worth reading.  The entire original report of The Equality of Opportunity Project, which studies many aspects of upward mobility, is available online and on the LLC’s Statistical Resources Subject Guide.

“… Among two-year colleges in West Michigan, the highest median wage at 34 goes to students who attended Grand Rapids Community College at $30,700, and the lowest wage in the same category is earned by students who attended Montcalm Community College at $20,600.”

Are you interested in knowing more about salaries in potential careers?  Take a look at GRCC’s Career Coach and Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. More career resources are available on the LLC’s Careers Subject Guide, and on the [Careers & Education] tabs on Subject Guides for academic departments.

 

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Create a Google Alert

Did you ever wonder how some people always seem to know the latest news about a topic?  Well, you can be that person, too.  You can create a Google alert where you will receive email messages whenever matching news is published on the public internet.  It’s great for keeping up with your major paper topic, a future field of expertise, with family members, a favorite actor or musical group, your future car,  places you hope to visit, or,Google Alert example your hobby.

Go to Google Alerts,   login to your Google account, and set up your Google Search Alert.  You can select frequency, language, region, and number of results you wish to receive for each alert you set up.  And, it’s just as easy to turn off an alert when you get tired of it.

This is one of the tips librarians shared in our recent Google & Beyond Workshops.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sessions Offered

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Is the thought of OER overwhelming…

Come get a brief overview of OER from a librarian’s perspective.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

What  is Creative Commons and what does copyright have to do with it.

What are the best sources for OER?

Also, learn how librarians can help.

Librarian Sophia Brewer will share what she has learned about Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they are being used on college campuses.

Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

LRC LIB 206

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Do you love science?

 

The GRCC Library provides students and faculty FREE online access to one of the longest surviving science journals, Nature.  Prior to its inception, in the mid-19th century, scientists, astrologists, zoologists, and the like were often members of a Royal Society.  Through these membership societies, there was continuous communication amongst scholars within the same domains, although published information was only available for members.  Nature was created in an attempt to combine all science related research and communication into a single, collaborative platform.

Today, Nature continues to provide readers access to current jobs, research, trends, and issues present in various scientific fields.  The overarching classifications covered within the publication are life sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, clinical practice, and chemistry. Further, the journal often links science to social issues being experienced around the world, educating users on how science is intertwined within our society.

If your studies or personal interests have you seeking a quality, easily accessible resource pertaining to any of these domains you’ll definitely want to check Nature out!

To view current and past issues of this publication, CLICK HERE!

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“The Met” Art Goes Open Access!

Metropolitan Museum of Art logoToday, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art  made history my implementing an Open Access policy. The Met has made “images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of their website. Also available is data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions.”  Met content will also soon be available within ArtStor, one of GRCC’s licensed databases, where it will provide students and faculty even more robust search results.

For additional image resources, see the [Image] tab on the Multimedia & Image Subject Guide.  For more on Creative Commons, view this archived webinar, The Beauty of Some Rights Reserved – An Introduction to Creative Commons Licensing, from the Michigan Community Colleges Association.

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