Category Archives: Collection Development

Our Frontliner Dental Hygienists

There are few careers more “in your face” and less socially-distanced than those in the dental professions. This month we celebrate our Dental Hygienist students, grads, and faculty who have so resiliently provided dental care during these past many months.

National Dental Hygienist Month 2021 poster

GRCC’s Library supports dental hygiene and assisting students with special resources (like Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source database and the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice) found on the Dental Programs Subject Guide.

If working in the field of dentistry interests you, check out the [Dental Careers and Education] tab for more information.

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National Coffee Day

There are so many “national days” but this is one I can get behind 100% – National Coffee Day! To support the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, GRCC’s Library has a great collection of titles on coffee. Titles range from cookbooks like Top Coffee Recipes, to histories like Uncommon Grounds, to the sociology around coffee drinking in The Little Book of Fika: The Uplifting Daily Ritual of the Swedish Coffee Break.

Uncommon Grounds cover

Check the web for local deals on free coffee today – here’s one to get you started. For more, see the Culinary Arts Subject Guide.

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National Hispanic American Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and the month honors generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Cynthia Browne, Library Evening Circulation Specialist, curated this book display found on the Library’s 1st floor. Displayed books cover famous Hispanic Americans, living and dead. Also showcased are art images of three Hispanic Americans luminaries drawn by our GRCC colleague Mark Fortuna. See more of Mark’s artwork on Facebook:

National Hispanic American Heritage Month display
All books inside the display may be checked out!

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New Books at GRCC

When you’re on-campus, browse the New Books collection near the Library’s front entrance.  It’s regularly refreshed with new print books so the New Books area has a bookstore feel.

New Titles Book Covers

If you can’t come in right now, check out the New Books virtually!  Take a look at our new PRINT titles – as well as new eBOOK titles. Each month, the newest titles are uploaded to the RaiderSearch Catalog Featured Lists.  For Circulating print books, 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 [View this book] link and logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number, and start reading!

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Career Shopping?

Lots of students choose GRCC because it’s a great place to affordably try out classes in many different interest areas. If you are “shopping” for a career focus, we recommend Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center database.

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.

You’ll find Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center under “F” on the Library’s Database page, on the Careers Subject Guide, as well as many other Subject Guides.  On-campus networked users can click right into the database.  Off-campus and wireless users must logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center screen shot
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

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