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Faculty Blackboard Day & Library Drop-in for New Books

Blackboard Day posterGRCC faculty are invited to join Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies and two Blackboard Representatives in the Learning Resource Center (Library – LRC 123)  on Tuesday, October 15 to learn about the latest tools available in our learning management system.  There is no registration or fee for this event. Just stop on by.  The tentative schedule is as follows:
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Blackboard Ultra Demo
  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm: 10 Things You May Not Know About Blackboard Learn
  • 1:30 – 2:25 pm: Blackboard Ally
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Q & A Session with Blackboard

While you’re in the building, please drop into Coffee cup graphicthe Library to see what New Books have been added to the Library’s collections. Grab a coffee cup from the Circulation Desk and spend a few minutes in the New Books Nook!

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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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30,000 Titles Added to Copyright Clearance Center

By Nan Schichtel
Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian

GRCC pays for an Annual Academic Copyright License from the Copyright Clearance Center. This license allows faculty to use materials from copyrighted works from thousands of authors. “Over the past three months, CCC has added more than 30,000 titles to the Annual Copyright License repertory.”

To determine if copyrighted learning materials you wish to use are covered by the Annual Academic Copyright License, follow the instructions on the [Copyright Clearance Center] tab found on the [Copyright Subject Guide]. In many cases, the Copyright Clearance Center can provide immediate authorization for the use of copyright-protected content.

Resources found in the LLC’s full-text databases can legally be used in Blackboard semester after semester if you follow linking guidelines. Those techniques are found on the [Linking Library Resources into Blackboard Subject Guide] and are the subject of an upcoming CTE workshop. Additional information and assistance is available when you contact your liaison librarian.

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CANCELED: Library Workshop for Adjunct Faculty

This session was canceled and event planners hope to reschedule during April. Adjunct Faculty are invited to attend the Adjunct Learning Day on Saturday March 19. It will be held in the ATC.

Library Resources for You and Your Students Session II 10:45 a.m. – noon ATC Computer Lab 227

Library Resources for You and Your Students will be led by Nan Schichtel, Assistant Professor, Information Literacy and Outreach. Bring your class reading lists to this hands-on computer session. Librarians will help you create permanent Blackboard links to online versions of articles found in GRCC’s licensed library databases — easily and legally. Linking articles reduces costs of printing for classroom distribution or course packs.

After this session, you will be able to:
1. Identify and be able to access library resources, both on campus and online.
2. Create Blackboard links to articles from GRCC’s licensed databases.
3. Develop a plan for integrating GRCC library resources in at least one course.

REGISTRATION: http://www.grcc.edu/ctecurrentlearning Register for Adjunct Faculty Learning Day. Your attendance at each session will be noted on your training transcript.

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Permanent Links from Library Databases into Blackboard

Want to link quality periodical articles, e-books and streaming media into your Blackboard? View the March 2011 updated illustrated instructions to learn how to create permanent links from over 30 library resources.  The March 2011 version includes linking instructions for CREDO Reference e-Books and reference entries and Books@Ovid e-Books.  The document is attached. Future updates will be stored in the Library’s Blackboard Information Literacy Community – “For Faculty” folder.

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