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Read Your Textbooks!

Course Reserve ShelfDid you know that the Library & Learning Commons has a large – and growing – collection of textbooks used at GRCC?  We have over 650 textbooks.  While that doesn’t cover all classes, we have at least some texts from most departments – and all the textbooks for: English; Business; Criminal Justice; Math; Psychology; Social Studies; Geography; History; Political Science; English as a Second Language; Anthropology; Exercise Science; Wellness; and,Developmental Education courses.

Run a Course Reserves Search (found on the Library homepage) to see what’s on Reserve for classes you take (or teach!)

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Course Reserves – For Faculty

Student worker assisting with Course ReserveAre your Course Reserves up-to-date?  Check here for a Course Listing of what’s on Reserve,  or, check here for a listing by professor’s name.  Is your current textbook on Reserve?

To place textbooks, workbooks, library resources OR personal titles onto Course Reserve, contact Kevin Lyons (616-234-3189). Check out the Course Reserve Subject Guide.

For assistance in adding links to copyrighted information and/or library resources into your Blackboard courses, contact your liaison librarian, or see the Linking Library Resources into Blackboard Subject Guide.

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Course Reserve – What’s That?

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College and university libraries provide a service not found in other types of libraries – Course Reserve.  Many resources can be legally accessed from within Blackboard, but not everything can be placed online.  When that occurs, your professor uses the LLC’s Course Reserve service.

Students may search [RaiderSearch Catalog]  to see what is on Course Reserve by [Course Number] or [Instructor’s Name]. Kevin Lyons, Course Reserve Supervisor, says most reserve items are for use in-the-library-only, so they are readily available to all students.  Lyons reports that “Students really appreciate having textbooks, especially, on Course Reserve.”

Several academic departments, including Criminal Justice, English, and Business, have been diligent on placing at least one copy of each textbook onto Course Reserve.

A limited Course Reserve selection is also available at the Lakeshore’s Midtown Campus.

 

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sessions Offered

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Is the thought of OER overwhelming…

Come get a brief overview of OER from a librarian’s perspective.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

What  is Creative Commons and what does copyright have to do with it.

What are the best sources for OER?

Also, learn how librarians can help.

Librarian Sophia Brewer will share what she has learned about Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they are being used on college campuses.

Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

LRC LIB 206

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