Category Archives: Library Services

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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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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Copyright Assistance for Faculty

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Do you have copyright questions? There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-for students-to-print course packs. Contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs.

Librarians can help you use RightFind Academic Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license.  Be sure to create a logon while you are on-campus if you intend to use RightFind from off-campus.  Librarians can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve;  or permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

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