Database Spotlight: Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library has new resources that all students and faculty will want to know about!Laerning Express Library graphic

  • ACT® Test Prep:  Complete practice tests and 2 writing practice tests were added.
  • New eBooks: for GED® and Praxis II test prep, time management, communication skills. New editions of Nursing School Entrance Exams, Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide Exam, Praxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators, ASVAB Core Review, and Border Patrol Exam.
  • New School Center Resources: High School Math Skills Improvement has 5 new practice tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
  • CLEP® Test Practice: 2 practice tests for CLEP® College Mathematics now match the latest CLEP® test specifications.
  • New Career Center Practice Tests: Test prep for military exams increased with practice tests for the SIFT, ASTB-E: OAR, and ASTB-E: Aviation and Nautical Information tests.

You’ll find LearningExpress Library on the Library’s Database page, as well as on several Subject Guides.  On-campus networked users can click right into the database.  Off-campus and wireless users need to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.  Once inside, you need to register for a personal account to track your academic progress.   Try it today!

From: MeL Minute at the Library of Michigan.

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Voter Registration a Success

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Fatima Nieves registered future voters at the LLC event.

Retired Counselor Fatima Nieves, with library employees Kevin Lyons and Nan Schichtel, registered 32 new voters for the upcoming November elections – and beyond.  They spoke to over 100 students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, September 13th. “It was encouraging to hear so many students tell us that they were already registered to vote!,” Schichtel noted.

Registrants will receive their voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks, along with information on their polling place. And some of them will receive extra credit – some classroom faculty offered extra credit for a snapshot of the registration form!

 

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Reminder – Register to Vote Today

Every Vote Counts graphicTo vote in the November 8, 2016 elections, you must be registered to vote by October 11, 2016.  Your GRCC Library is sponsoring a Voter Registration event today!

Tuesday, September 13 |Library & Learning Commons |1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This event is open to students, faculty and staff. To vote, you must be an American citizen, 18 years old by November 8, 2016 and possess a MI driver’s license, MI ID,  or Social Security card. If you’re not sure you’re registered, check the Michigan Voter Information Center website. Please note, if you have moved recently or legally changed your name, you must register again.

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Raider Rally and Your Library

Kathy greets incoming students at Raider Rally.

Kathy greets incoming students at Raider Rally.

Paul invites students to try for a B&N gift card.

Paul invites students to try for a B&N gift card.

Kathy Schoen, Interlibary Loan Specialist, and Paul Ruschmann, adjunct librarian, represented the Library & Learning Commons at Raider Rally on Saturday, August 27.  They spoke with over 285 students and their friends and families, answering questions about the LLC and extolling the traditional and online collections and services.

Students were eligible to win $35.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards.

The winners are:

  • Hannah Ritsema
  • Alexis Potter

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Are you Registered to Vote?

Your Vote CountsTo vote in the November 8, 2016 elections, you must be registered to vote by October 11, 2016. Two registration events – open to students, faculty and staff – are scheduled at GRCC:

  • Wednesday, September 7 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM |Juan Olivarez Plaza
  • Tuesday, September 13 |Library & Learning Commons |1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
To vote, you must be an American citizen, 18 years old by November 8, 2016 and possess MI driver’s license, MI ID,  or Social Security card. If you’re not sure you’re registered, check the Michigan Voter Information Center website. Please note, if you have moved recently or legally changed your name, you must register again.

 

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