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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Exam Cram starts next week!

Starting next Monday (April 16th) the GRCC Library will, once again, be hosting Exam Cram!  Come join us to take advantage of the quiet and group study areas, expanded tutoring services, crafting sessions, and FREE refreshments all week long!  We will be open during regular hours during the week and EXTENDED HOURS on both Saturday and Sunday.  And don’t forget—library fines will be waived upon request during the week of Exam Cram.  We look forward to seeing you!

Exam Cram April 2018 poster

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Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective Panel Tuesday

Fake News from a Journalist's Perspective posterPlan to attend our last event in the Fake News series.  Facilitated by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, GRCC adjunct journalism professor, Collegiate Advisor & Former MLive reporter, a 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.
Tuesday, April 10, 201 | 11:30 a.m. | Library & Learning Commons (2nd floor, West).
The program includes features:
  • 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. Open to the public. Refreshments!

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Exam Cram Crafting

Studies have shown that crafting can help reduce anxiety and improve concentration.  That’s why the GRCC Library, in collaboration with Craftsanity’s Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, will be offering two introductory-level printmaking sessions during Exam Cram week (April 16th-22nd).  Here’s what you need to know:

WHEN? Monday, April 16th (1pm-3pm) and Wednesday, April 18th (10am-12pm)

WHERE? Room 206 (located on the 2nd floor of the GRCC Library)

WHO?  All students are welcome and there is no registration required

And don’t forget, free refreshments will be provided all week long!

 

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