Chimes 10

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Cannell Library Chimes is an electronic resource for information and ideas to support teaching and learning at Clark College.




Have you been TILTed?

TILT is The Information Literacy Tutorial adapted for Clark College students by Reference Librarians Joan Carey, Roxanne Dimyan and Kitty Mackey. Using web-based TILT, students work through interactive lessons from which they can learn the basics of information literacy: how to select, find, evaluate and use information. TILT is available from the library's home page ( under Library Class Links. Or, go directly to TILT.


P.S. During Spring 2003, we are assessing TILT outcomes. If you'd like to volunteer a class to take a brief pre- and post-quiz, please contact Kitty Mackey for more information.

Reserves and Video Booking Update

hummer3_rev.jpgThere's a lot of news for faculty who place items on reserve or book videos, so we've attached all the details in a one-page pdf document, suitable for pinning to your bulletin board: Reserves and Video Booking Update. Here are some highlights:

  • Materials currently on reserve for classes not offered during the spring quarter will be returned to instructors the week of March 17th.
  • Only items submitted before March 25th will be ready for student use when classes begin March 31st.
  • If you request videos three or more weekdays in advance of the show date you may choose to have them sent to your campus mail stop. Otherwise, videos will be available for you to pick up at the library check-out desk.

Krista Reichard is the go-to person for all questions about reserves and video booking.

Culture Studies


When the librarians noticed more and more students requesting information about other cultures, part-time Librarian Betty Stout set out to find the best books available to meet their needs. Following are some of the books the library purchased.

Located in the reference collection, CultureGrams World Edition, 2003, provides 4-page country overviews that include brief information about a country as well as customs and courtesies, lifestyle and society. If you've been looking for a good tool to use to introduce students to the reference collection, this set is a nice choice. Find CultureGrams at Ref GT 150 .C85 2003.

cultureandcustoms.jpgProving to be very popular with students are books in the series called Culture Shock!: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Books in this series are intended for people (business people in particular) who plan to live in another country, and they're written by people who have studied about and lived in the area. Chapters include communicating, socializing, eating and drinking, daily necessities, settling in, and entertainment and culture. Appendixes include Cultural Quiz, a list of "Dos and Don'ts," and, of course, a resource guide. To find out if the library has a specific country, use the keyword search in the online catalog and enter: culture shock [country]

More scholarly in scope than the Culture Shock! series, books in the Culture and Customs series set out to "explore the world of common people, their sorrow and joy, their pattern of thinking, and their way of life." The more extensive depth of coverage will meet the needs of higher-level students, who also can locate additional sources in the extensive bibliographies. To see the list of countries available (just a few at this point), use the title search in the online catalog and enter: culture and customs.

Rights and Responsibilities of Husband and Wife

"The husband is the head of the house. He chooses the domicile, the permanent location for the household. The wife and family must reside at the place chosen by him unless it is unreasonable and is detrimental to their health and family."

Got your attention, didn't we? The above passage is from Handbook of Everyday Law, 4th ed. copyright 1981 -- just one of many goods reasons for the the library's current "weeding" project. Librarians will contact departments for input; faculty who wish to be involved can also contact their liaison, as listed below:


Business & Technology
Business Betty Stout
Business Technology Betty Stout
Computer Technology Pam Smith
Culinary Arts Joan Carey
Mechanical Technology Joan Carey
Electronics & Industrial Technology Kitty Mackey
English, Mathematics & Basic Education
Basic Education Joan Carey
English Pam Smith
Mathematics Joan Carey
Science & Health Sciences
Dental Hygiene Leonoor Ingraham-Swets
Nursing Leonoor Ingraham-Swets
Health Occupations Leonoor Ingraham-Swets
Health & Physical Education Joan Carey
Life Sciences Betty Stout
Physical Sciences Pam Smith
Social Sciences & Humanities
Behavorial Sci: Chem. Dependence Kitty Mackey
Behavorial Sci: Criminal Justice Kitty Mackey
Behavorial Sci: Human Development Joan Carey
Behavorial Sci: Psychology Roxanne Dimyan
Behavorial Sci: Sociology Roxanne Dimyan
Services for Children & Families Joan Carey
Education Joan Carey
Fine Arts: Art Leonoor Ingraham-Swets
Fine Arts: Theatre Roxanne Dimyan
Fine Arts: Music Roxanne Dimyan
Language Arts Leonoor Ingraham-Swets
Social Sciences: Anthropology Roxanne Dimyan
Social Sciences: Forensic Science Roxanne Dimyan
Social Sciences: Geography Kitty Mackey
Social Sciences: History Kitty Mackey
Social Sciences: Political Science Joan Carey
Social Sciences: Women's Studies Kitty Mackey

Spring Break Hours

hummer1.jpgCannell Library will close for the quarter break at 4:30 Friday, March 21, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 31. During Spring break, faculty and staff have access to the library by ringing the back door buzzer or calling ahead to x2329, x2255 or x2257. To meet with a particular person, check first with Susan Harvey, x2329, to make sure the person is available.


Have a Wonderful Spring Break!

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Brief Description
* Have You Been TILTed?? * Reserves and Video Book Update * Books for Cultural Studies * Weeding Project: Library Liaison List * Spring Break Hours