Category Archives: Library Technology

Library Hours Change

New Library & Learning Commons (LLC) Fall 2017 hours are:

  • Mon: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Tue: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Wed: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sun: CLOSED

Watch the LLC website for holiday and event (Exam Cram) hour changes. The LLC is closed on Sundays, so please plan ahead for your library needs.

Collections include: 74,000 print books; 150,000 e-books; millions of electronic articles from over 25,000 e-journals; thousands of full-length streaming videos; and, our new campus-wide license to the New York Times Online.  We are your source for access to: 60+ new desktop computers; laptops to checkou t; Course Reserves including many textbooks; study / group seating options; a Quiet Study room; a Meditation / Prayer room; whiteboards; charging stations; and much more.

Remember – librarians and staff want to help you with your library and research needs. Have a great semester!

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GR Neighborhoods Streaming Video Published

Landmarks of Grand Rapids video title pageLandmarks of Grand Rapids : A Look at the Neighborhoods of Sacred Heart Church, Heritage Hill, and Eastown is now available via streaming video through GRCC!  This local documentary, “brings to life three significant areas of Grand Rapids: the Sacred Heart Church parish, Eastown, and Heritage Hill. Residents, activists, and scholars, including Dr. Norbert Hruby, Mary Alice Williams, Caroline Matecki, Fr. Ed Hankiewicz, Fr. Dennis Morrow, Joyce Makinen, Tom Logan, and Barbara Roelofs, share their memories of the past and describe how these neighborhoods have helped Grand Rapids become the vibrant city it is today.”

Librarian Steven Putt collaborated with Lori DeBie, Mike Klawitter, Klaas Kwant, and Simon Kittok to recreate a streamable, close-captioned version of the hour-long documentary which was produced in 2007 by the now-dormant Grand Rapids Area Council For The Humanities. The result – scholarship about local neighborhoods has become much more accessible than in the past.  Since posting, it has received more than 100 views!

Check out the Library’s DVD from the Audiovisual Media Collection, OR, watch GRCC TV (Comcast Cable Channel 903 (Digital) and AT&T U-verse Channel 99):

  • Monday, March 20th at 10:00 AM, 11:42 AM, and 2:38 PM
  • Tuesday, March 21st at 9:30 AM and 3:46 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:50 PM
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 9:09 AM and 3:25 PM
  • Friday, March 25th at 10:10 AM, 11:53 AM, 2:50 PM and 9:00 PM

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Filed under Collection Development, Grand Rapids History, Library Technology

Google & Beyond Workshops This Week in Your Library

Google and Beyond Workshops with tips for better Google search results will be offered to GRCC students in February.  Students will also learn about the Library and Learning Commons databases that provide 24/7 access to E-books full text periodicals — many including citing functions.  These workshops will occur in the LLC computer classroom 206.  No registration required!Google G logo

  • Monday, Feb. 6; 1-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7; 2:15-3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8; 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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Wireless Printer Driver Issue Identified

Laptops running Windows 10 and MacBook Pros running the latest iOS do not currently interact with GRCC’s wireless printing driver.  IT is working on this issue.  Until a “driver fix” is available, send  the document (email, download from cloud or flash drive) to a GRCC hard-wired / networked computer and print from there. We will alert you via this blog when the new driver is available. Find a link to the wireless printer drivers on the Library’s website under [Resources].Wireless printer driver link graphic

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Top 5 Future Technology Inventions: 2019 – 2050

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