You’d have to be a hermit to have missed the news of recent volcano eruptions and lava flows on Hilo, the “Big Island,” Hawaii. It’s frightening; citizens and their homes are in grave danger; yet, it’s fascinating to watch. Closer to home, GRCC’s seismometer recorded the earthquakes associated with volcanic activity.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s website is one place to find accurate scientific information. USC’s Digital Folklore Archive provides the ancient side of the story with Pele: The Fire Goddess. If you are interested in learning more, GRCC’s Library has a short video:Hawaii Volcanoes – Mauna Loa. Prod. Arthur Hurley. National Geographic, 2013. Academic Video Online: Premium Database. Web. (logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number)
Last week, several listeners reported buffering problems with Alexander Street Press videos. Our vendor believes the problem has been fixed. Some users have reported they can now view their title with no problem.
If you encounter a problem, please do the following: Press the “Esc” key 3 times rapidly and a diagnostic report will pop up, then click on “Refresh session – OK” and wait for a few seconds for the page to refresh and the video to reload. If the problem continues, please email a screen shot of the diagnostic report to firstname.lastname@example.org so librarians can continue to investigate.
We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused students and faculty.
New Library & Learning Commons (LLC) Fall 2017 hours are:
- Mon: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Tue: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Wed: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Sun: CLOSED
Watch the LLC website for holiday and event (Exam Cram) hour changes. The LLC is closed on Sundays, so please plan ahead for your library needs.
Collections include: 74,000 print books; 150,000 e-books; millions of electronic articles from over 25,000 e-journals; thousands of full-length streaming videos; and, our new campus-wide license to the New York Times Online. We are your source for access to: 60+ new desktop computers; laptops to checkou t; Course Reserves including many textbooks; study / group seating options; a Quiet Study room; a Meditation / Prayer room; whiteboards; charging stations; and much more.
Remember – librarians and staff want to help you with your library and research needs. Have a great semester!
Landmarks of Grand Rapids : A Look at the Neighborhoods of Sacred Heart Church, Heritage Hill, and Eastown is now available via streaming video through GRCC! This local documentary, “brings to life three significant areas of Grand Rapids: the Sacred Heart Church parish, Eastown, and Heritage Hill. Residents, activists, and scholars, including Dr. Norbert Hruby, Mary Alice Williams, Caroline Matecki, Fr. Ed Hankiewicz, Fr. Dennis Morrow, Joyce Makinen, Tom Logan, and Barbara Roelofs, share their memories of the past and describe how these neighborhoods have helped Grand Rapids become the vibrant city it is today.”
Librarian Steven Putt collaborated with Lori DeBie, Mike Klawitter, Klaas Kwant, and Simon Kittok to recreate a streamable, close-captioned version of the hour-long documentary which was produced in 2007 by the now-dormant Grand Rapids Area Council For The Humanities. The result – scholarship about local neighborhoods has become much more accessible than in the past. Since posting, it has received more than 100 views!
Check out the Library’s DVD from the Audiovisual Media Collection, OR, watch GRCC TV (Comcast Cable Channel 903 (Digital) and AT&T U-verse Channel 99):
- Monday, March 20th at 10:00 AM, 11:42 AM, and 2:38 PM
- Tuesday, March 21st at 9:30 AM and 3:46 PM
- Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:50 PM
- Thursday, March 23rd at 9:09 AM and 3:25 PM
- Friday, March 25th at 10:10 AM, 11:53 AM, 2:50 PM and 9:00 PM
New career-related streaming videos (with simultaneous transcriptions) are available in Films on Demand. In the Working With … series, young people in the UK “discuss how they use knowledge and skills they learned at school in the real world… about their working lives, career paths, and what they enjoy about their jobs.” 17 subjects / skills are included: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Design Technology, English, Foreign Language, History, Mechanical Engineering.
For other career resources, take a look at the Careers Subject Guide, as well as the [Careers & Education] tabs on most Subject Guides. For more streaming videos, see the Multimedia & Image Subject Guide.