Category Archives: Library Technology

Copyright Clearance Center – New & Improved

Faculty  – contact your  assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or, in course packs. copyright symbolThere are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-to-print course packs.

Acquaint yourself with the newest version of our Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license – rebranded as RightFind! Connect on-campus via your IP connected computer, or, off-campus users can create a logon with your GRCC email address and any password you will remember. It’s now easier than ever to print out the CCC compliance information for your Blackboard Permissions folder, or for GRCC ePrint use.

Librarian help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; and, permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard.   Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

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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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