Category Archives: Library Technology

Featured Lists – aka What’s New?

If you’ve ever wondered what new titles the Library & Learning Commons receives, just check Featured Lists.  Found inside RaiderSearch Library Catalog, cataloger Lori DeBie updates Featured Lists monthly with recently received and cataloged print and ebooks, and streaming video titles.

Featured List Option in RaiderSearch Catalog

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Microsoft Office 365 Available FREE

Are you upgrading your technology?  Did you know that you can do so much more affordably with your GRCC email address? Grand Rapids Community College, in partnership with Microsoft, is pleased to announce that GRCC students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive a personal license for Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share schoolwork. The service includes online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, plus a OneNote Class Notebook and 1TB of storage in OneDrive. This license is valid as long as you are a GRCC student or employee. See Microsoft Office 365  and select the [Student] or [Faculty] tab.

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Library Offers GRCC Student Laptops for Free 4-hour Checkout

Laptops Checked out at Library Circulation DeskThe Library & Learning Commons has 6 laptops available for GRCC students to checkout out free from the Library Circulation Desk.  All laptops work anywhere on campus and can be checked out for 4-hour periods.  This is great for taking notes in class, working on assignments, or studying in groups.  Each laptop comes with a mouse, power adapter, and computer bag.  A second location (Automated Kiosk) with 12 laptops is located in the Student Center (3rd floor by Advising), also with 4-hour checkouts.  Laptops must be used on campus and late fees apply.  Be sure to bring your RaiderCard (GRCC Student ID).

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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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