Category Archives: Collection Development

Pure Michigan

Pure Michigan logoWe’ve all seen the Pure Michigan commercials on TV. If you’re like us, those ads make you want to get in a car and drive to the beach, a winery, the Bridge, a Tigers baseball game,  the Falls, “outa town!”  Before you hit the open road, consider combining that Pure Michigan road trip with a Michigan-themed book.  GRCC’s Library has a great selection of Michigan Notable Books – some fiction, non-fiction, and even a few children’s books.  Check them out! Pure Michigan!

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Play Ball!

Play Ball Book DisplayIn honor of Opening Day 2017, librarian Lori DeBie curated a book display titled, Play Ball!  Come in, take a look, check something out!

To get ready for a great baseball season, take a peek at some of the sports magazines GRCC’s Library licenses, and, have some fun with Brainy Quotes about baseball.  Batter Up!

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Encyclopedia of Mental Health – new online!

Encyclopedia of Mental Health coverThe long-awaited second edition of Howard Friedman’s Encyclopedia of Mental Health, covering all aspects of mental health, is now available.  With updated encyclopedia articles written by experts, our e-book version is easier to use than the print version; researchers will find more focused articles faster. GRCC’s Library licensed it for use by an unlimited number of multiple users at a time.   Encyclopedia of Mental Health was chosen as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2016.

This new reference book has been added to several Subject Guides and can be accessed through RaiderSearch Catalog as well. Browse this title now!

Licensed off-campus users may be asked for their last name and Raider number.

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New Book Shelf… Kind of

GRCC’s Library does not have a New Book Shelf like you might expect to see at a public library.  Instead, librarian Lori DeBie provides us with regularly updated lists of new materials through RaiderSearch Catalog Featured Lists.  Updated at the end of each month, there is a featured list for PRINT books, E-books, and also for New Streaming Video.  Take a look at the February 2017 lists now.  When you want to see the newest titles added to GRCC’s collections, go to RaiderSearch Catalog and select [Featured Lists] on the blue toolbar.RaiderSearch Featured Lists

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GR Neighborhoods Streaming Video Published

Landmarks of Grand Rapids video title pageLandmarks of Grand Rapids : A Look at the Neighborhoods of Sacred Heart Church, Heritage Hill, and Eastown is now available via streaming video through GRCC!  This local documentary, “brings to life three significant areas of Grand Rapids: the Sacred Heart Church parish, Eastown, and Heritage Hill. Residents, activists, and scholars, including Dr. Norbert Hruby, Mary Alice Williams, Caroline Matecki, Fr. Ed Hankiewicz, Fr. Dennis Morrow, Joyce Makinen, Tom Logan, and Barbara Roelofs, share their memories of the past and describe how these neighborhoods have helped Grand Rapids become the vibrant city it is today.”

Librarian Steven Putt collaborated with Lori DeBie, Mike Klawitter, Klaas Kwant, and Simon Kittok to recreate a streamable, close-captioned version of the hour-long documentary which was produced in 2007 by the now-dormant Grand Rapids Area Council For The Humanities. The result – scholarship about local neighborhoods has become much more accessible than in the past.  Since posting, it has received more than 100 views!

Check out the Library’s DVD from the Audiovisual Media Collection, OR, watch GRCC TV (Comcast Cable Channel 903 (Digital) and AT&T U-verse Channel 99):

  • Monday, March 20th at 10:00 AM, 11:42 AM, and 2:38 PM
  • Tuesday, March 21st at 9:30 AM and 3:46 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:50 PM
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 9:09 AM and 3:25 PM
  • Friday, March 25th at 10:10 AM, 11:53 AM, 2:50 PM and 9:00 PM

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