Category Archives: Library Services

Start Strong with OneSearch

Start your research with GRCC Library OneSearch – that big search box on the Library homepage.  The OneSearch Quick Start Guide explains how to access OneSearch, refine your results, and create citations.

OneSearch provides you with full-text articles, books, ebooks, and multimedia that relate to your assignments.  If you need assistance, the OneSearch Chat box will pop up  and librarians are available to chat with you during Virtual Reference Hours.

Now is the time to get started with that assignment – with OneSearch!

One Search with pop-up Chat

 

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Try Ask-a-Librarian Today!

Ask-a-Librarian email reference requests are  a great way to request assistance from GRCC  Reference Librarians. You can also use OneSearch Chat, text us, call a Reference Librarian (616-234-3868), or, contact your department’s Liaison Librarian directly.

Ask-a-Librarian questions are answered during our Virtual Reference Service hours , and questions received outside those hours are answered first-thing on the next business day.

Ask-a-Librarian gives you the space to be complete when asking your question – enabling librarians to answer completely! Tell us which class your question relates to, about any assignment requirements, where you’ve already searched and what terms you used – and anything else that will inform librarians. Students and faculty tell us they like the ease of using Ask-a-Librarian, and that the answers are complete, helpful, and fast!

Ask-aLibrarian

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Interviews Library Director

GRCC’s Phi Theta Kappa students are working to connect classmates with campus resources to help them be successful, especially in a remote learning environment.  PTK members are recording sessions through a series of video discussions on Zoom and posting them online through YouTube.

GRCC has many resources, services and programs to help overcome academic and other challenges, but students often are unaware of them or don’t know how to access them, especially in a virtual environment.

Scheduled topics include the Library and Learning Resource Center, IT support, Applied Technology Center labs, tutorial labs, Brother 2 Brother, Counseling and Career Development, ALAS, NIA, and Student Life.  Here are the scheduled sessions:Brian Beecher interview

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The organization is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

 

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“Now is the Time for All Good People” to Bring Books & Technology Back

Book dropIf you checked out GRCC Library or RaiderLoan / MeL materials due anytime this year, the due date was extended and materials were due Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  Any GRCC overdue fines have been waived.

Return library titles in the book drop outside the Library Lobby plaza entrance on Ransom Ave., or inside the Library during open hours. Technology materials  (laptops, hotspots, webcams, etc.) must be returned inside the Library.

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Fall 2020 Phase 4 Library Service Hours Announced

As of Monday, August 31, 2020:

Library & Learning Commons Building H ours:technology

  • Mon-Thu: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM – 12 noon
  • All students are required to swipe in with their RaiderCard.
  • Social distancing and mask wearing are required.

Circulation: drop-off / pickup of library materials, laptops, hot spots, headsets, & webcams.

  • Library materials (including Course Reserve textbooks) requested through the RaiderSearch Library Catalog or by phone (616-234-3872).
  • Technology Check-Outs: Laptops, apply here; hotspots, headsets, & webcams at the Circulation Desk.

Computers, RaiderCard accessible copy machines, and study tables are available; no access beyond the 1st Floor, except for students with Tutoring appointments or those taking classes in the Tutoring classroom.

Virtual Reference & Instruction Hours: See the Virtual Services Subject Guide for details.

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30 AM – 8 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Document Delivery  Interlibrary Loan services – in both print and digital formats – are available. Mel ordering will start again Sept. 8.

 

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