Category Archives: Library Technology

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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Filed under Event, Learning Opportunity, Library Instruction, Library Technology

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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New Study Carrels & Charging Stations @ the Library!

The library has procured some new, technology friendly, furniture!  Charging stations can now be found on the 1st and 2nd floors of the library, in addition to new study carrels on the 2nd floor with built-in charging.  The new carrels are conducive to individual work, offering students privacy and quiet spaces to study, with inclusion of partitions.  Come in and check out the new additions!

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