Category Archives: Collection Development

Voting Matters: Fighting for Voter Rights

Voting Matters was licensed to support GRCC’s initiative to promote college student voting. GRCC users will be prompted to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more on voting, see the 2020Vote! Subject Guide.

More than 50 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most extensive pieces of civil rights legislation, people of color across the United States still are engaged in a battle to protect their right to vote. Voting Matters follows one dynamic woman working tirelessly on the ground and in the courts to ensure that they are not denied this right. When a key section of the Voting Rights Act was struck down in 2013, several states with a history of racial discrimination immediately attempted to pass laws that further restricted voter rights. This came in the form of limiting the window for voter registration, purging voters with inactive histories and requiring more restrictive forms of ID. There are currently 23 states with such voter restrictions. This film follows civil rights attorney Donita Judge as she helps several voters in Ohio cast ballots even though they initially were turned away. Official Selection at the **Traverse City Film Festival**.

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New Streaming Video from Films on Demand

Every month, streaming documentaries, educational videos, lectures, interviews, and newsreels are added to GRCC’s Films on Demand (FOD) video database. This month, the following grabbed my attention:

Women Who Brew: Breaking the Glass Ceiling for the Love of Beer: This program follows a women who have found success and fulfillment as brewery owners, pub owners, hops farmers, home-based and large-scale beer artisans, and other positions in the industry.

The Definitive Guide to Davinci Resolve: 8-hour long series of Blackmagic Design’s official training course for people wanting to get a basic overview of the editing, motion graphics, color correction and audio tools in DaVinci Resolve.

The Moneyless Man: Mark Boyle: The Green Interview features Mark Boyle, who defied the odds when he launched an experiment to live for one year without spending any money.

Cheese Slices: Master of Cheese Will Studd travels through Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and looks at the fascinating stories behind the cheeses of these areas. (8-part series)

Inside the Storm: Lessons from the Boardroom:  A rare look behind closed doors of big global businesses and their fatal decisions, which have defined the financial and political realities of the current century.  (17 titles)

The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique: Acting coach to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Ivan Chubbuck explains her 12 step acting technique as outlined in the best-selling book, The Power of the Actor.

A complete list of September’s Films on Demand additions can be found here. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number and start watching!

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Browse Our New Books

If you’re on-campus, you can still browse the New Books  collection near the Library front door!  It’s been refreshed with new print books purchased this Summer.  Books are moved to the Circulating shelves after 6 months – so the New Books area has a bookstore feel to it!

Can’t come in right now?  No problem – you can see the New Books virtually!  Take a look at  September’s NEW print titles – as well as this month’s  NEW eBook titles. Each month, the newest titles are uploaded to the RaiderSearch Catalog Featured Lists.  For Circulating print books, you can click the [Request] link in the Catalog record and follow the screen prompts to have  the book placed onto the Hold Shelf  for you, or, it can be mailed to your home or office.  For eBooks, click the full-text link, logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number, and start reading!

Request a book in RaiderSearch Catalog

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Now with more Video!






















Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is  the place to start your search when you’re  wondering what career is right for you, with information on over 3800 careers.  There are links to current job and internship opportunities, and there’s a career interest assessment tool, too.

Ferguson’s isn’t new, but this summer’s overhaul will definitely improved  your experience!  There is new career content with more emerging professions, more video, new proprietary directories, and, new advice and how-to articles. Need help with your job search, or,  with workplace skills? Ferguson’s has that, too.

You’ll find Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center on the Library’s Database page, as well as on most 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.   Try it today!


Ferguson's Career Guidance homepage

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GRCC Library: We’re Here For You!

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