Library Offers GRCC Student Laptops for Free 4-hour Checkout

Laptops Checked out at Library Circulation DeskThe Library & Learning Commons has 6 laptops available for GRCC students to checkout out free from the Library Circulation Desk.  All laptops work anywhere on campus and can be checked out for 4-hour periods.  This is great for taking notes in class, working on assignments, or studying in groups.  Each laptop comes with a mouse, power adapter, and computer bag.  A second location (Automated Kiosk) with 12 laptops is located in the Student Center (3rd floor by Advising), also with 4-hour checkouts.  Laptops must be used on campus and late fees apply.  Be sure to bring your RaiderCard (GRCC Student ID).
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Getting More Out of Google Student Workshops- updated locations

Getting More Out of Google — Get better Google search results and learn when to combine library databases with Google Scholar.  Please note the location changes from earlier postings! All workshops are offered on a drop-in basis — no advance signup is needed.

  • Monday 6-7 p.m. October 16 – meets in ATC213
  • Tuesday 9:30-10:30 a.m. October 17 – meets in ATC228
  • Wednesday 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. October 18 – meets in ATC217
  • Thursday 2:45-3:45 p.m. October 18 – meets in LRC206

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Staff Workshop Offered: Library Resources for Work, Professional Development, & Leisure

Sign up for this staff development session today! Find out how your Library & Learning Commons can help you be a more effective GRCC employee, find the professional development resources you need, and become your source for leisure reading and viewing.

  • Friday October 6
  • 10-11 AM
  • Start with a tour of the Library and continue in our computer classroom

This session will provide a basic introduction to library services for any GRCC employee. How to find and use resources including the traditional book collection, the e-book and e-media collections, general databases, and pertinent Subject Guides will be introduced. Attendees will also sign up for the New York Times online and RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan service.

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Off-Campus Account Creation Now Available for New York Times Online!

The New York Times Online is available for free to all GRCC students, faculty, and staff when you sign up with your GRCC email address.  NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a one-year trial. NYTimes.com Group Passes provide free access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of the New York Times without needing to pay for their own subscription!

For the first few weeks, creating an account was limited to on-campus readers, but now, any current student, professor, or staff member may create an account from any off-campus location!  For details, see GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide, or, call a Reference Librarian at 616-234-3868.

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The Art of Chocolate

Chocolate Sculpture It’s not an ArtPrize sculpture, but it should be.  Visit the first floor of the Library & Learning Commons to see an amazing chocolate sculpture; the sculpture weighs in at about 45-pounds and is constructed of over $500 of  Valrhona Chocolate.  The sculpture was created by Chef Francois Behuet, from the New York patisserie Petrossian,   during the national try-outs for the U.S. Pastry Team held at GRCC last month.  The US Team will compete in the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la PatisserieChef Gilles Renusson, GRCC Pastry Chef Professor, and President of the U.S. Team, organized this competition in the kitchens of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

It’s a fantastic work of art and smells delicious!  For more on cooking with chocolate, browse through the Culinary Collection on the second floor.

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