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Library Reaches Out

Throughout the Summer, most of the Library staff greeted incoming students and their families at New Student Orientations.

At Raider Rally, Librarians Mike Klawitter and Paul Ruschmann, along with Interlibrary Loan Specialist Kathy Schoen, met over 600 new GRCC students.  They answered questions about library collections and services, and gave out really good swag when students Liked Us on Facebook.  Circulation Specialist Toni Harrington and  Librarian Sophia Brewer met with students at Tuesday’s  Woodrick Diversity Center Block Party.

Watch for us at campus events this year. We’ll help you sign up for New York Times Online, register to vote, and more. See you soon!

Mike Klawitter and Kathy Schoen assist Raider Rally attendees

Mike Klawitter and Kathy Schoen assist Raider Rally attendees.

Toni Harrington gave out library-marketing swag at Diversity's Block Party.

Toni Harrington shared library-marketing swag at Diversity’s Block Party.

 

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New York Times Online to Continue!

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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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New York Times Sign-Up Event

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On Tuesday, January 30, librarian Pete Lewandoski will provide hands-on help for students, faculty, and staff who wish to sign up for their FREE New York Times online subscription.

  • Applied Technology Center 2nd Floor Lobby – near Art & Bev’s
  • 11:30-1:30

NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a trial that will end in August.

For details, see GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide.

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New York Times Online – FREE

New York TImes LogoThe New York Times Online is available for free for all GRCC students, faculty, and staff when you sign up with your GRCC email address.  NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a one-year trial.

NYTimes.com Group Passes provide free access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of the New York Times without needing to pay for their own subscription!

Create an account from any on- or off-campus location!  For details, see GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide, or, call a Reference Librarian at 616-234-3868.

 

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Staff Workshop Offered: Library Resources for Work, Professional Development, & Leisure

Sign up for this staff development session today! Find out how your Library & Learning Commons can help you be a more effective GRCC employee, find the professional development resources you need, and become your source for leisure reading and viewing.

  • Friday October 6
  • 10-11 AM
  • Start with a tour of the Library and continue in our computer classroom

This session will provide a basic introduction to library services for any GRCC employee. How to find and use resources including the traditional book collection, the e-book and e-media collections, general databases, and pertinent Subject Guides will be introduced. Attendees will also sign up for the New York Times online and RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan service.

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