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New Photography Titles on Display

Photography Display in the LLCStop by to check out the display of new photography books on the Library & Learning Commons 1st floor.  Steven Putt, the Visual Arts liaison librarian curated this display; take a look at the Visual Arts Subject Guide, too!

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New York Times Online to Continue!

New York TImes Logo

This year, the Library & Learning Commons offered access to the New York Time Online on  a trial basis.  We’re excited to announce that the trial has been hugely successful with over 36,650 uses from August through mid-March 2018!  Thanks especially go out to Heather Richards and Mike Light for requesting that we add a national newspaper to our collection – and to the entire Social Sciences Department for going in “halfsies” with us on the trial.  The Library will renew this license and cover the license cost in its entirety in the future!

Classroom faculty and librarians wanted a well-written and researched, real-time, full-image (including photos and cartoons)  national newspaper so students could broaden their understanding of important issues, use as a source to combat “fake news,” and where readers were not constantly hitting the payroll – aka the limit on free articles.  By alerting faculty to the continuance of New York Times Online now, they can plan new lessons knowing that students’ free access is ensured. Faculty can also sign up for a weekly email from New York Times in Education which recently published Over 1000 Writing Prompts for Students!

If you haven’t created your FREE New York Times Online logon, go to the New York Times Subject Guide today and start reading!

 

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Cope Poetry Reading Tomorrow Night! April 12

David Cope Poetry Reading PosterJoin other poetry lovers – and celebrate National Poetry Month – when you attend tomorrow night’s poetry reading and book signing. Post-Beat poet and Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Emeritus, David Cope, will read from his newest book, The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems, as well as from poems that span his career. A long-time GRCC English professor, Cope sparked the poetic imaginations of many of his student and served as editor of Grand Rapids Community College Display Magazine for many years. Copies of Cope’s book published by Ghost Pony Press will be available for sale at $16.

  • 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 12.
  • LRC Library & Learning Commons 2nd Floor | 140 Ransom Ave. NE, GR, 49503 | Building #10 on the campus map).
  • Open to the public. | Refreshments | Public parking available in the Bostwick Parking Ramp. (# 8 on the campus map).

See our Poetry Subject Guide!

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Cite as you Write – Help is Available

[Citatation Needed] sign

[Citation needed] sign. Image by Mahanga used through Creative Commons attribution license 2.0.

Cite as you Write – words to live by so you can avoid that sinking feeling if you haven’t kept track of your information sources used to write a paper, and that job looms before you.

Need help with citing?  Librarians suggest the Purdue Owl websites for both APA Formatting & Style Guide and MLA  Formatting & Style Guide citation formats.  You’ll find those links on our Citing Sources Subject Guide. They’re easy to use, provide the “pattern” or “recipe” for a citation, followed by real examples.

Librarians are ready to assist you with citing. Visit the Reference Desk, call us at 616-234-3868, or use the Ask-a-Librarian email form.

 

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Levinson Fake News Streamed

Paul Levinson at the LLCMeet Dr. Paul Levinson, Author of Fake News In Real Context” is available on  GRCC’s Youtube channel. Fordham University professor, Paul Levinson, in his book “Fake News in Real Context” discusses fake news as it relates to the 2016 election and the current political climate. We had more than 60 people attend in person last Tuesday!

Plan to attend our next (and last)  event on Fake News.  Facilitated by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, GRCC adjunct journalism professor, Collegiate Advisor & Former MLive reporterA panel of journalists in various points of their careers will discuss our changing media landscape and the effects of fake news on the journalism industry.  The discussion panel will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Library & Learning Commons (2nd floor, West).  The program includes “Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective” featuring:
  • Catherine Behrendt (QZZM-13)
  • Clayton Cummins (GRCC Alumnus & Anchor for WILX News-10)
  • Justin Dawes (GRCC Alumnus & Grand Rapids Business Journal)
  • Bart Deiters (Wood TV-8)
  • Jim Harger (MLive)
  • Shelly Irwin (WGVU)
  • Participation of student editors from the GRCC Collegiate

Sponsored by GRCC’s Campus Common Reading Committee, Dean’s Office for Instructional Support, Library and Learning Commons, Facilities, and Media Technologies.

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