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Let Them Eat (Cup)Cakes …

Schichtel Retirement Invitation

Students and faculty are invited to drop in to the Library Lobby tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/8) for a cup of coffee and a cupcake – socially distanced, of course – to celebrate my retirement as Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian. I’ve worked at GRCC since 2007 – and have loved every minute of it!

Like all librarians, I have worked with you in-person and virtually at the Reference Desk, taught information literacy sessions both on- and off-campus, curated library collections that advance your subject knowledge, and served as liaison librarian to several departments and services. I will especially miss working with liaison students, faculty & staff in: Careers; CEGH (Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomy; Sterile Processing); College Learning Studies / Counselors; Craft Brewing; Culinary Arts; Dental Programs; Exercise Science; General Health; Nursing Programs; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Off-Campus Library Service; Political Science; Radiologic Technology, and TRiO.

I am thankful for the professional development opportunities afforded me by the College as a member of American Library Association / Association of College & Research Libraries including: secretary and chair of the Community & Junior College Library section (2011-2013) and Distance Learning Section Member at Large (2006-2008), and past treasurer for the National Council of Learning Resources. And, it was just darn fun to be on Michigan eLibrary Database selection teams these last many years.

I am a GRCC Alum, who has followed an interesting career path during exciting technological times; thank you for your part in that journey.

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SAVE THE DATE: History Detectives launching new Youtube Channel

The award-winning History Detectives Grand Rapids program sponsored by local heritage organizations is back! This year, History Detectives will launch their new Youtube Channel on January 22, 2022!

History Detectives 2022 logo

Eight pre-recorded programs ranging from the shores of Lake Michigan through Grand Rapids to the State Library in Lansing. You will be able to view these programs starting January 22, 2022 at whatever time is convenient to you!

Members of the Greater Grand Rapids Womens History Council will be presenting Unearthing an Army of Women: Diversity in Our WWI Women’s Registration Cards. Join Ruth Stevens, GRCC’s own Sophia Brewer, Andrea Riley Mukavetz, and Sue Thoms to learn about the historical nuggets that can be found in an astonishing new resource. Collected in 1918, Kent County’s 23,000 WWI women’s registration cards are available on a searchable database, ready to reveal the diversity of women volunteers who crossed class, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries to create, inadvertently, a mine of treasures not limited to Grand Rapids. Sociological, historical, and geographic veins remain largely unexplored. The presenters will highlight individuals and clusters of African American, Native American, and working women to illustrate what the cards can provide state- and nation-wide researchers; as well as fascinating tips on searching: “journalist” was not used, but “Indian” was. Tune in to explore the skills, held or desired, of a forgotten front line.

Click the brochure pages below to learn more about other programs premiering that same day.

History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 1
History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 1
History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 2
History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 2

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Classes Start Monday!

The Library closes at 5PM Friday, Jan. 7 and will re-open with Winter 2022 Regular Hours and all services on Monday January 10 at 7:30 AM.

Need technology? If you have not yet returned last semester’s laptop, please do so ASAP as it needs to be updated for the Winter semester. We will check out another laptop that already has been updated and other technology for your use. Students must have a photo drivers license and/or state ID card to check out a laptop.

We look forward to working with you this semester!

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Holiday Closure

The Library closes for Holiday Break at 5PM Wednesday, Dec. 22, and will re-open on Monday January 3. That week before school starts, the Library will be open from 8-5, Monday – Friday, with no reference service. The Library will re-open with Winter 2022 Regular Hours and all services on Monday January 10 at 7:30 AM.

Happy Holidays!

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Exam Week Library Hours

GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons will be open during Exam Week as follows:

  • Monday Dec. 13: 7:30am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday Dec. 14: 7:30am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday Dec. 15: 7:30am-8:00pm
  • Thursday Dec. 16: 7:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday Dec. 17: 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Dec. 18: 8:00am-3:00pm

All student technology* checked out from GRCC’s Library is due back at the Circulation Desk on Friday, Dec. 17sooner if you are done with it for the semester. Laptops are on a timer which will lock / close at the end of the Fall Semester, when IT will reimage and update them for Winter checkouts which will begin January 3, 2022.

The Library is extending hours for technology returns only on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 8-3. The Circulation Desk will be open, but all other areas of the Library will be closed.

Questions? Call Library Circulation at 616-234-3872.

Technology graphics

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