GRCC Library Building Hours for the Interim Week between Winter and Summer Semesters are:
Monday – Thursday: 8AM-5PM
There are no scheduled in-person or chat Reference Hours this vacation week, but if you send an Ask-a-Librarian message, one of our librarians will respond within 24 hours.
The Library will reopen with Summer Hours on Monday, May 10.
If you have any technology checked out, it must be returned in person to the Library Circulation Desk. Library books can be returned inside the Library, or, in the blue Book Return box on the Ransom Ave. plaza at the Front Entry.
Are you polishing up your researched writing assignments? Librarians recommend “citing as you write.” You’ve got the cited resource in front of you and now is the best time to grab the data to cite appropriately and correctly. Three sources librarians use to answer your citing questions include:
If you’ve got a citing question you cannot answer, copy the citation info into an Ask-a-Librarian form. Mention what format you are supposed to be following and whether you need an in-text or bibliographic citation, submit it, and a librarian will respond.
Remember, while database-generated citations are a great place to start, you *do* need to eyeball them to see that they match your assigned citation formatting style.
If you are thinking about Open Educational Resources (OER) and missed International Open Education Week (OE Week) – during Spring Break – we’ve got you covered. OE Week is when colleges and universities worldwide celebrate Open Educational Resources by actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education.
GRCC is a proven leader in the adoption and integration of OER. With GRCC’s latest data showing 5,062 students benefiting and 199 sessions using OER, we reduced student cost by $628,700 in Fall 2020. Yes, we are excited about what we have been able to save students, but we can do so much more if other faculty adopt OER.
Check out the Center for Teaching Excellence list of GRCC courses using OER, and contact Lauren Woolsey (laurenwoolsey @ grcc.edu)who is leading GRCC’s OER Initiative if you have questions. Our OER Subject Guide can help – and your liaison librarian will help you search for quality OER if you are interested. Whether you are curious to learn more about OER, or want to know what other colleges and universities are doing, check out the recorded sessions from this year’s OE Week:
Have an APA citing question? Need a list of professional journals in your field? Can’t find a college-level article that explains the PRO-CONS of a topic? Need an eBook on <name your topic>? Wondering if an internet website is legit? Have to narrow a research topic to articles published in peer-reviewed journals?
We will help answer all of those questions – and yours, too. Contact a GRCC librarian via: