Category Archives: Library Services

Learning Center Open House – Tuesday Nov. 19!

Learning Center Open House 2019 posterThis is your invitation to join us for a FREE “progressive lunch” through the Learning Center (Library / LRC) building. There’s something luscious to eat at all four locations (Library & Learning Commons, Academic Support & Tutoring Services, Media Technologies, and, the Office of Equity & Inclusion). Get your passport stamped at all 4 locations to be eligible for prizes. Plus, GRCC’s Guitar Ensemble will play for us at 1:00 PM – it’s become a Learning Center Open House tradition! Please join us!

  • Tuesday  November  19
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 PM

 

 

 

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Learning Center Open House – Your Invitation

The Learning Center Open House  is next week Tuesday, November 19 – from 11:30 – 1:30.  Visit each Learning Center (LRC) Learning Center Open House 2019 posterbuilding partner and find out what services we offer while enjoying a moveable feast / aka FREE lunch!

  • Library & Learning Commons
  • Academic Support & Tutoring Services
  • Media Technologies
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Word on the street is that we’ll have traditional and vegetarian chili, meatballs, vegetable trays with dips and hummus, fruit, sweet treats, popcorn  – and beverages at each location. Get your passport stamped at all locations to be eligible for prizes!

We are so pleased that the GRCC Guitar Ensemble will be playing for us again this year; they’re great! We hope to see you Tuesday the 19th!

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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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Closed Labor Day Weekend

The Library & Learning Commons (LLC) will be open Friday, August 30 from 7:30 AM – 5 :00 PM – and then CLOSED through Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day weekend.  We’ll reopen on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30 AM with regular LLC hours.

Labor Day evokes parades, farmers’ markets, golfing, a trip to Lakes Michigan, sales at the mall and online, the Michigan State Fair, and more.  Read WHY we have the opportunity to enjoy these last days of summer.

Grand Rapids Labor Day parade - historical photo

Grand Rapids Labor Day Parade (circa 1908-1911) up N. Canal St. (Lower Monroe) taken from the top of  the Boston Store in the former dimestore row. From the Grand Rapids Public Museum Collection: (https://www.grpmcollections.org/Detail/objects/175220)

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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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