The end of the academic year is just around the corner. What will you do with all that free time now that you don’t have to study? I suggest checking out the website Longform.org. Longform collects and recommends narrative journalism, both old and new, from around the web. Articles cover an immense range of subjects, from sports, true crime and popular culture to history, literature and many more. The only requirements for an article to be included on Longform are that it is over 2,000 words, well written, and freely available on the internet.
Finding articles of interest on Longform can be done in several different ways. Often I just check the main page. During the work week, Longform posts several articles a day. Checking out these articles can be like finding little nuggets of gold. I’ve read articles on random subjects that I never thought would interest me, only to find a totally new perspective or part of the world I otherwise wouldn’t have seen. Additionally, you can search for articles in the Longform search box, present on every page of the site. You can also check out articles by topics, writer, publication, or through the tag index.
Longform posts a couple weekly specials. Every week it offers “The Longform Guide to…,” a curated collection of the best articles on a particular topic. A sample of collections includes The Longform Guide to Cocaine, the Guide to “Anonymous”, the Guide to Sad Retired Athletes and the Guide to Cold Cases. The site also offers weekly pod-casts interviewing an article writer and linking to a number of articles they’ve written.
Finally, if you see an article you want to read, but don’t have time, don’t despair! Longform allows you to save articles to read later through Readability, Instapaper, Pocket or a Kindle device. Longform also has a good ipad app that will do the same. So, if you find yourself with 10 to 20 minutes to spare, check out Longform. I promise you’ll never be bored.
It’s that time again … finals! 2013 or 1931 … it’s still the same, as this June 13, 1931 Saturday Evening Post cover shows.
What else was happening on June 13, 1931? Paparazzi, 1930s style! … “It is the photographer’s job to catch them unawares on the street.” ["A Venture in Tabloidia." Saturday Evening Post, p. 21]
Interested in more historical digging into popular magazines? Want to know what magazines Clark Libraries have? Here’s how:
1. At the library website, library.clark.edu, select quick links (in the top blue bar), then periodical titles A to Z:
2. At the Periodical Titles A to Z page, you can:
- type a magazine/periodical title to search
- browse by magazine/periodical title
- browse by subject
3. Listed for each magazine are the library databases it’s in and the years in each database. Click a database link to search directly within the magazine or browse tables of content by date. Happy hunting!
Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: ClosedTutoring Commons-Room 336
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: ClosedComputer Lab -Room 203
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: ClosedGood luck on finals!
The library has computers that students can check out and take home?
Yes! Courtesy of a Technology Fee Grant, the library is now checking out 15 netbooks to students that can be taken home for 21 days just like a book. This is really going to make a difference for students who don’t have computers at home. You will no longer be limited by library hours – you have the freedom to complete your assignments anywhere, any time.
How can you get a netbook?
Come to the main campus Cannell Library during open hours. You need to be a student in good standing and show photo ID. After hours, go to our website and submit an online request. Search for “Netbook” in our catalog. The computers you can take home are called “Netbook – Extended Loan.” If one is available, we will set it aside for you for three days. Even if one isn’t available right away, you will be placed in a queue and we’ll contact you when the next one is ready.
In addition to a netbook, you will get a case and a charger. Keep these together and take good care of them! You will sign paperwork to be responsible for the duration. This is a real computer, so please make sure that your kids/dogs/parents do not cause any harm. We hope there are no problems because the replacement cost is $1000. We are also very strict about on-time returns. We will send emails and charge you $20/day for a late set. That adds up fast. Watch the due date and plan your time so you can bring it in person back to Cannell Library and complete the return paperwork.
The netbook is absolutely due the last day of finals 30 minutes before we close, even if you checked it out one day before. We update our computers during the quarter break, so we must have all the netbooks back during that time. Requesting starts over for the next quarter, so get ready for day one of Summer Quarter to request it again.
Did you miss your chance with the extended loan netbooks? We also have 30 in-library-use laptops and netbooks at Cannell Library and at the iCommons at CTC.
Check one out!
Photo courtesy of Nicole Arnold.
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We appreciate the time you take to complete this survey and work hard to improve our services and address concerns you may have.
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Have you come to class and have forgotten a scantron form or blue book? No worries! CTC has a bookstore vending machine on the 2nd floor that offers scantrons, blue books, pencils, pens, and flash drives for sale. You can also purchase index cards, batteries or facial tissue.
Needing an afternoon snack? Check out the snack machines on either the 2nd or 3rd floor. There are plenty of cold and hot beverage machines on each floor as well.
Creating a PowerPoint slide presentation from ARTstor images is not difficult.
See instructions below:
1. On ARTstor Digital Library block select ENTER HERE and then log into your ARTstor account or register for a new account.
2. Search for images.
5. Select “Tools” tab on the top bar.
6. Select “Export image group to PowerPoint.”
7. Select “Submit” option in the Export/Download Gudelines pop-up box.
8. Select “Accept” option in the Terms and Conditions of Use pop-up box.
9. When your Power Point file is generated (it takes a few seconds), you can open your new slide presentation. In my case, it was ” A Piece of Cake”.
Need help with your MLA citations? Cannell Library is offering a Student Success Workshop on MLA Citations on Monday, May 20, from 5:00-6:00 PM in LIB103.
At this workshop, you’ll learn how to cite accurately using MLA style. Topics include creating a works cited page and in-text citations.
If you can’t make the MLA workshop, you can always refer to the Clark College Libraries website for Citing Sources help.
Hello! Well, after missing a few Fridays, Fun Friday is back. I think we might have taken the last game a wee bit too seriously and slowed… waaay…. down in how we perceived the world, but we’re all tuned up and ready to go.
You play as a pianist, (pun fully intended) who, well…, really isn’t very good a playing the piano. The audience is clearly upset and begins to hurl all sorts of items at you. Eggs, shoes, boots, even the odd fish to two. But fear not! You can bat these items back into the audience by using the space bar to activate the piano lid to volley said items back into the crowd.
You move left and right by randomly mashing keys on the left and right of the keyboard. When you mash the keys, the piano tickles out a random tune to match, so you’ll understand why everyone is unhappy.
I don’t want to spoil the game, but there is more to it than just moving to the left and right and volleying items back and forth between you and the unhappy audience to rack up a high score. The key is to be observant to notice the minor details in order to discover a majorly cool ending. If you do that, you’ll scale to the top of the charts and discover what I’m writing about.
Until next week, enjoy!
CTC! Are you struggling in a class? Struggle no more. The Tutoring Commons in room 336 has tutors ready to help you in the following subjects:
Access the tutoring schedule on the Clark libraries website: http://library.clark.edu/?q=content/tutoring
Need tutoring help at home? Log on for 24/7 online tutoring assistance: http://eTutoring.org
If you’ve attended a library instruction session, chances are there’s a Class Guide for you. Librarians know that it can be hard to remember everything from a library instruction session, so we make it easy for you to review the content by putting the information in a Class Guide. Find Class Guides from the library home page > find > class guides, then scroll to find your course and instructor.
Even if your class didn’t come to the library, take a look to see if there’s a guide for a similar class. You never know what you’ll learn!
If you don’t find a Class Guide or you need additional help, you can always get help from a librarian — check out the options on the Ask a Librarian page.
Currently at the library we have a poetry display by Tammy Boyer. The display features a haiku by Nikki Giovanni along with several books from our collection.
Books in our display cases can be checked out at the Check Out Desk. Come take a look!
Summit is being updated overnight from 11pm on April 30th to 11am on May 1st. During this period of time the Summit requesting function will be unavailable.
Hello! So we are ending week three of spring term. Hopefully you are all settling into your spring routines and are ready for another small, fun diversion.
This game is bit different than your typical browser game and that’s what makes it so special. Follow the prompts that appear as you play and then start to experiment. If you are observant and pay attention to the hints, you’ll be fine. Just don’t forget you only have 400 years to solve the puzzle, so don’t think like a short-lived human, think like something that can live for centuries.
Another wonderful aspect to this game is the soothing soundtrack. The music is by composer Kevin MacLeod and suits the game very well.
Until next week, have fun.
Welcome back to CTC in the Information Commons!
We have new hours beginning this term: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Back events at CTC!
Tuesday, September 25
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Are you considering taking an online class or have instructors who post assignments online? Attend a Moodle orientation at CTC on September 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 333.
ASCC Welcome Week at CTC
Wednesday, September 26
Come check out your new ASCC Officers during Welcome Week first thing in the morning on Wednesday, September 26. They will be handing out the new 2012 student planners, snacks, prizes and lots of information for students.
Summer finals week hours at CTC: August 20-23, 2012
iCommons (room 219): Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.
Computer Lab (room 203): Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tutoring Center (room 336): Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The iCommons will be closed at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23 for quarter break and will re-open for
fall quarter at 7:00 a.m on Monday, September 24.