Category Archives: Staff News

Let Them Eat (Cup)Cakes …

Schichtel Retirement Invitation

Students and faculty are invited to drop in to the Library Lobby tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/8) for a cup of coffee and a cupcake – socially distanced, of course – to celebrate my retirement as Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian. I’ve worked at GRCC since 2007 – and have loved every minute of it!

Like all librarians, I have worked with you in-person and virtually at the Reference Desk, taught information literacy sessions both on- and off-campus, curated library collections that advance your subject knowledge, and served as liaison librarian to several departments and services. I will especially miss working with liaison students, faculty & staff in: Careers; CEGH (Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomy; Sterile Processing); College Learning Studies / Counselors; Craft Brewing; Culinary Arts; Dental Programs; Exercise Science; General Health; Nursing Programs; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Off-Campus Library Service; Political Science; Radiologic Technology, and TRiO.

I am thankful for the professional development opportunities afforded me by the College as a member of American Library Association / Association of College & Research Libraries including: secretary and chair of the Community & Junior College Library section (2011-2013) and Distance Learning Section Member at Large (2006-2008), and past treasurer for the National Council of Learning Resources. And, it was just darn fun to be on Michigan eLibrary Database selection teams these last many years.

I am a GRCC Alum, who has followed an interesting career path during exciting technological times; thank you for your part in that journey.

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SAVE THE DATE: History Detectives launching new Youtube Channel

The award-winning History Detectives Grand Rapids program sponsored by local heritage organizations is back! This year, History Detectives will launch their new Youtube Channel on January 22, 2022!

History Detectives 2022 logo

Eight pre-recorded programs ranging from the shores of Lake Michigan through Grand Rapids to the State Library in Lansing. You will be able to view these programs starting January 22, 2022 at whatever time is convenient to you!

Members of the Greater Grand Rapids Womens History Council will be presenting Unearthing an Army of Women: Diversity in Our WWI Women’s Registration Cards. Join Ruth Stevens, GRCC’s own Sophia Brewer, Andrea Riley Mukavetz, and Sue Thoms to learn about the historical nuggets that can be found in an astonishing new resource. Collected in 1918, Kent County’s 23,000 WWI women’s registration cards are available on a searchable database, ready to reveal the diversity of women volunteers who crossed class, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries to create, inadvertently, a mine of treasures not limited to Grand Rapids. Sociological, historical, and geographic veins remain largely unexplored. The presenters will highlight individuals and clusters of African American, Native American, and working women to illustrate what the cards can provide state- and nation-wide researchers; as well as fascinating tips on searching: “journalist” was not used, but “Indian” was. Tune in to explore the skills, held or desired, of a forgotten front line.

Click the brochure pages below to learn more about other programs premiering that same day.

History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 1
History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 1
History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 2
History Detectives Grand Rapids 2022 brochure page 2

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CONNECT Library Faculty Newsletter Published

CONNECT Cover Fall 2021 issue published
Fall 2021 Issue

Every semester, the Library publishes the CONNECT Library Faculty Newsletter to inform professors about new and changed services and collection. We hope you will share this news with your students. Please read our newest issue!

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Student Library Jobs Available

The GRCC Library Circulation Desk is looking for enthusiastic students who want to work in a fun, academic environment on campus.   Hours are flexible and can be worked around your class schedule.  Please contact Student Employment at (616) 234-4170, or visit the GRCC library and fill out an application.

Library Lobby Entrance
GRCC Library Lobby Entrance

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Library Student Assistant Job Open

The Library has a job opening for a student library assistant to work in the Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan office. If you are looking for an interesting, detail-oriented part-time job, please take a look at our posting. This student positions helps GRCC students and faculty, as well as researchers from other institutions.

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