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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.
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of Clark College:
Thank you for your participation in the Library Snapshot Day on April 17, 2013! Special thanks to those who contributed their vision for Clark College Libraries and to our READ poster volunteers. Watch the Snapshot Day highlights in a video created by Alison Pezanoski-Browne.
Hey, we’ve made it through another week, so it’s time to have a wee bit of fun. This week’s game is called Buttonx20 and it was created by Tom “NinjaDoodle” Vencel. You’re helping a little ninja get a key to open a door.
There are a total of twenty puzzles to solve before you an finish the game. I had trouble with one of the puzzles, but there is a hint button to use if you are really stumped. I’ll only say some of the puzzles require you to think beyond the keyboard as an input device.
I hope you enjoy the game and we’ll be back next week with more fun.
Next Wednesday, April 24 kicks off the Spring 30 Clicks schedule. 30 Clicks hosts 30-minute presentations on technology skills, resources, and products every Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 in LIB103. Each session features a different staff or faculty member sharing their knowledge and expertise.
Everyone is welcome at 30 Clicks: staff, faculty, students, and community members. We record the Wednesday sessions and show the video on Thursdays from 12:15-12:45. Prefer to learn in the comfort of your own home? Recent and previous term videos are posted on our website and can be watched anytime.
Questions? email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us Wednesday, April 17th from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. for Snapshot Day!
For our Snapshot Day on April 17th, we want you to tell us your vision for what you’d like the library to look like or offer in 2020. Tell us your highest hope for the library of the future.
Learn about the services and resources available from the library, including our newly available netbooks ready for checkout this quarter.
Every 30 minutes throughout this event, we will be revealing our READ posters, featuring a Clark College Community member. Look for the posters in the windowed common area on the first floor.
Hello and welcome to Fun Friday. I’ll try and post fun little games or diversions here on the blog at the end of each week during spring term, so if you what a wee bit of a break during your studies, this is the place to be.
So, spring term has just started and we’re all trying to get back into “school mode.” Need help firing up those brain cells? Who doesn’t? Well, why not try this fun puzzle game to help get the juices flowing.
It’s called “Which?” by Nekogames and you are tasked to find which of the two objects are harder, or lighter, or rougher, or whatever by interacting with them using your mouse. There are a total of 20 questions. So, take a couple of minutes, have some fun and get your brain in shape for the rest of spring term. Until next week, enjoy.
“I will study to prepare myself and maybe someday my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln.
Whether your introduction to the 16th President of the United States was via a history class, New York Times best-seller Team of Rivals, recent Academy Award winner Lincoln, or the less historically accurate Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, one thing you may not know about one of our most respected presidents is that he was entirely self-educated.
Raised on the frontier where teachers were hard to find, Abraham Lincoln attended school for less than a year. He taught himself to write poetry, run a general store, and practice law from reading books. By the time he became president, his greatest educational achievement was learning how to learn from the teachers he chose – from his books.
Artist G.B. Clausen was well aware of that fact when he created the Lincoln Medallion, which now resides on the second floor of the Clark College Cannell Library.
The medallion, originally sculpted in plaster and bronzed after Clausen’s death, depicts young Lincoln under a tree reading a book with the famous quote, “I will study to prepare myself and maybe someday my chance will come.” It was completed in 1937. At 27” across, it weighs between 60 and 70 pounds.
George Clausen was a third-generation artist and a self-educated man. His grandfather was recruited from Denmark by the US railroads to paint western murals. Clausen was forced to quit high school to support his family and later taught himself to be an Architect Draftsman. His bronze plaque honoring former Oregon governor Charles H. Martin is currently housed in the state capital building. He was working part-time at the Portland Art Museum when he created the Lincoln Medallion.
The medallion was donated by his children, John and Grace Clausen.
John Clausen was a professor of Business Technology at Clark College up until his retirement in 2012. “I think Clark College could be a fitting place for this plaque,” he said. Because of its central image, the original conversation centered on hanging it in the library. The library is honored to receive the sculpture with the hope that it will inspire students studying to prepare themselves. It is viewable by the public during open hours.
In our modern era, formal credentials are no longer optional for most careers, especially law. But with rising tuition costs and increased job competition, students, like Lincoln, must be smarter than ever at charting their own educational course. Attending community college may be the first or final step on a long and twisting career path.
A long and twisting career path that may, someday, if their chance should come, include the Oval Office at the White House.
Thanks to Terri Lunde of the Clark College Foundation and John Clausen.
New study space at CTC: The LOFT!
Spring quarter we our debuting the LOFT a new study space located on the third floor of CTC. Students can utilize new modular furniture, access the wireless network, use netbooks, laptops or LED projectors for any academic pursuit!
Students can collaborate in groups or study alone in the LOFT!
Come to the iCommons in room 219 to check out netbooks, laptops, LED projectors, headphones, computer mice or our large mobile whiteboard to use in the LOFT or anywhere else in the building!
Stop by and see all the changes at CTC!
Thanks to the student tech fee grant for funding!