Category Archives: General News

GRCC Tech Day

This isn’t Library news – but we wanted to be sure you knew about it.  GRCC’s Information Technology Department is hosting its annual Tech Day!Student with problems at computer

  • Wednesday, September 18th
  • Raider Grille
  • 10 am – 2 pm

Students, faculty, and staff  are encouraged to bring their personal electronic devices for FREE technical assistance! Technicians will be on hand to assist with:

  • Free computer diagnostics
  • Free and discounted software recommendations
  • Hardware recommendations
  • Assist with virus, Malware, adware, and spyware scans
  • New laptop recommendations
  • Software training
  • Assistance with Blackboard, campus login, campus wifi, Online Student Center, and email
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What Journals Do We Have in……?

eJournal PortalGRCC’s eJournal Portal provides access to always up-to-date lists of periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, etc.) licensed for your use.  From the Library’s homepage, select [eJournal Portal] and limit your results to Journals only. Select the broad Subject you’re looking for – and drill down to select the more specific subcategory. For example, when seeking a list of  Nursing journals, choose [Health & Biological Sciences] and select the Nursing subcategory to discover 1059 links to eJournals!

eJournal Nursing subcategory

Click through to the periodical of interest. If you’re on wi-fi or off-campus, you may be prompted for your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

[eJournal Portal] is great for browsing, but if you need to do a real literature search, be sure to use a database suggested on the appropriate [Subject Guide].

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Free (to GRCC) New York Times Online

New York TImes Online platformsGRCC students, faculty & staff have complimentary access to New York Times Online through your GRCC Library!  If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to activate your logon today – for free!

It’s a $110 value. If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news. For more on New York Times Online, see our NYT Subject Guide!

  • Click http://accessnyt.com.
  • Enter Grand Rapids Community College in the [Find school] field.
  • Click [GO] and then click [Create Account] using your GRCC email address and a password of your choice. Follow the screen prompts to activate your Group Pass.
  • Mobile users may download FREE New York Times Apps.
  • After your Group Pass has been activated, you may enjoy access to NYTimes.com from any internet-connected network or location.

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Library Reaches Out

Throughout the Summer, most of the Library staff greeted incoming students and their families at New Student Orientations.

At Raider Rally, Librarians Mike Klawitter and Paul Ruschmann, along with Interlibrary Loan Specialist Kathy Schoen, met over 600 new GRCC students.  They answered questions about library collections and services, and gave out really good swag when students Liked Us on Facebook.  Circulation Specialist Toni Harrington and  Librarian Sophia Brewer met with students at Tuesday’s  Woodrick Diversity Center Block Party.

Watch for us at campus events this year. We’ll help you sign up for New York Times Online, register to vote, and more. See you soon!

Mike Klawitter and Kathy Schoen assist Raider Rally attendees

Mike Klawitter and Kathy Schoen assist Raider Rally attendees.

Toni Harrington gave out library-marketing swag at Diversity's Block Party.

Toni Harrington shared library-marketing swag at Diversity’s Block Party.

 

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Printing in the LLC

Print assignments, lecture notes, course syllabi, you name it – in the Library & Learning Commons (LLC). To do so, you must have value on your RaiderCard account, as the printers do not have coin-ops.Student using printer

When printing from a personal device, follow these instructions.

When printing from a networked computer, click [Print] and choose either the [Find_Me_Gray on Papercut] or the [Find Me Color on Papercut] printer.  Do you need single- or double-sided prints? Follow the computer screen prompts. Your document goes into Papercut’s print queue and stays there for the next hour.

With RaiderCard in hand, proceed to a library printer.  If you chose the [Find Me Color on Papercut] option,  use the color printer located in the center of the LLC’s first floor; otherwise any printer will do. Slide your RaiderCard to start the print process and up will pop the documents sent to the queue.  Follow screen prompts – and be sure to [Log off] when you are through.

All library employee are able to help if you need it!

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