Category Archives: Collection Development

Graphic Novels at GRCC

Graphic Novels spelled out with book covers

GRCC’s Library has graphic novels! Who knew? Graphic novels are “books made up of comics content. Although the word “novel” normally refers to long fictional works, the term “graphic novel” is applied broadly and includes fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized work.” – Wikipedia.

This collection is used by graphic arts students, English as a Second Language learners, and those seeking a alternative to “too-much text”.  If you don’t see what you want, try our free MeLCat Interlibrary Loan Service where we borrow titles from other Michigan libraries (with larger graphic novel collections) we don’t own and alert you when they’re here.

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What to read? What to read?

Students perusing New Books titles

 

Summer is  when you can pick up  that book you’ve wanted to read and just didn’t have time.  If your reading list isn’t full, you should stop in at the Library and check out (literally) books from our New Books Display.

Titles purchased during the previous 6 months are displayed on shelves near the front door.  You can also see lists of new print and eBook titles  with our Featured Lists. We hope you will visit  in person or virtually!

 

 

 

New Books area

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Streaming Videos Added

Career Q&A streaming video graphic

35 new streaming videos  from Films on Demand were added to LLC collections last month, with topics ranging  from Bitcoin to the minimum wage debate to net neutrality. Also included were 9 titles in the popular Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight series:

  • Audio Recording Engineer
  • Child Care Service Owner
  • Dermatologist
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist
  • Park Ranger
  • Registered Nurse
  • Wealth Management Associate
  • Wealth Management Managing Director
  • Webmaster: Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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A Display Display?

Check out Archivist/Librarian Mike Klawitter’s Display display – Display Magazine, that is! Published by GRCC since 1964, Display Magazine, a magazine of the arts, features contributions by GRCC students in literature and the visual arts.  Display is available in GRCC’s Digital Archive,  which Mike curates; you’ll want to take a look online!

Display Magazine Display

 

 

 

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New Database: Business Book Summaries

Business Book Summaries logoAnother of our new databases from MeL Michigan eLibrary is Business Book Summaries (BBS).  Concise summaries of the best business books will help busy business faculty and students keep up with the latest information in the business world.

Here’s an example of a summary for the book The Culture Builders: Leadership Strategies for Employee Performance, by Jane Sparrow. (Login with your last name and 7-digit Raider number and select the PDF.)

If the title is intriguing, check RaiderSearch Catalog for a GRCC call number, or, click through to MeL Catalog to borrow it if we don’t own it.

 

 

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