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Water Rights Video

River's End title screen
River’s End: California’s Latest Water War

Each month, GRCC gets new streaming videos in our Academic Video Online VAST database from Alexander Street Press. Click here for a complete list of this month’s additions. River’s End: California’s Latest Water War, the title highlighted this month, while about the California Water Crisis, will inform Michigan and other Great Lakes residents about this important political, environmental, economic, public health, and social challenge.

“River’s End explores the global water crisis, using California as a microcosm. It shows how water politics that led to the draining of the Owens Valley by Los Angeles, made famous by the film Chinatown, continue to this day in ongoing efforts to take ever more water from Northern California’s San Francisco Bay estuary. Except this time, the water grab is at the hands of industrial agriculture and its powerful corporate investors. River’s End inspires viewers to learn where their water comes from so that we can save our rivers and the ecosystems and communities that depend upon them.”

Access this and other videos through the Academic Video Online VAST database link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results.  For more media resources, see the Multimedia and Image Resources Subject Guide. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Library Space Morphs!

Media Shelving and Stairs to the 2nd floorTo better serve our students and faculty, Library & Learning Commons space continues to morph!

The west side of the 1st floor now has additional seating options which allow visiting classes to  sit together.  The DVD collection was moved onto low shelving so students can see the stairway to the 2nd floor.  Next to the Reference Collection in the southeast corner, space has been converted to much-needed Group Study rooms, both equipped with a whiteboard,  and one with a Steelcase conference table with presentation screens.  Pretty slick!

Steelcase Conference TableOur Meditation & Prayer Room pilot project has ended.  Responding to comments for the need for a quieter space, that function has moved upstairs to the Quiet Study area in the NE corner – makes sense!  We’re  also delighted to have  a remodeled, lockable, handicapped-accessible restroom serving all genders in that NE corner of the 2nd floor.

All Gender handicapped access restroomCome on over, grab a cup of  ‘Joe, and walk through your ever-changing Library & Learning Commons.




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