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



On the Way: New Online Catalog!

Heads up! When you return to campus this fall, Cannell Library will have a new online catalog from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ("Triple I"). Funded in part by a Foundation grant, the new online system will provide an improved interface for locating books, reserves, media and other library resources. Join us on September 12th from 10-11 for an orientation to the new system. If you're just bursting with questions and can't wait for September, stop by the library and get the scoop from Leonoor Ingraham-Swets.

Summer Hours

The library is pleased to add Friday mornings to the regular summer schedule, making this summer's library hours as follows:
June 14th through June 22nd Closed for quarter break*
June 23 -- August 15 Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
*During the quarter break, the library is accessible Monday through Friday afternoon from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for faculty and staff. During the break and on Friday afternoons during the summer quarter, faculty and staff may gain admittance 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.

The decision to set library hours is not an easy task. User statistics help us determine which hours will meet the most needs.


Congratulations, Scott!


Library/Media's ever-cheerful, always-helpful Scott Root received the "Together We Can Award" in May. As Lead Media Technician, Scott is well-known on campus and never hesitates to go the extra mile to help out. "This award has special meaning because of it's origin," Scott said. "Receiving recognition from one's peers confirms that we are all connected in some way and that what I do really has a positive effect on others. I really appreciate the thoughts that accompany the award."

Student Assistant Honored


Bon Ung, a student assistant in the Circulation Department, received an Outstanding Student Employee Award at the Spring awards ceremony. In nominating Bon, Circulation Supervisor Amy Waite noted Bon's accuracy and reliability as well as his eagerness to learn. "Bon is an industrious worker who is ready to help with any task. He will truly be missed when he leaves to continue his education."


Susan Stumped the Jock!

Library Administrative Assistant Susan Harvey won dinner for two from K103 radio by "stumping the jocks" with her question, "When, where and why was the European Starling introduced into North America?" The Answer? The 200 million starlings in North America can be traced back to Central Park in the early 1890s, when a mere 100 darling starlings were set loose by Eugene Scheiffelin, who wanted New York to have all the songbirds mentioned in Shakespeare's plays. (

Reminders about Reserves

  • Materials currently on reserve for classes that will not be taught during the summer quarter will be returned to instructors the week of June 9th.
  • For summer quarter reserves: Only items submitted before June 19th will be ready for student use when classes begin June 23rd.
  • For complete information about reserves, visit the library's web page ( and select About the Library.
  • Questions about reserves or video bookings? Please give Krista a call at x2553.


New Reference Books

In response to student needs, the library recently received funds to spiff up the reference collection with many new encyclopedias and other reference books. Some of these titles are updates of earlier editions, many are new to our collection. Here's sample of the new books, in order by Library of Congress Classification.

  • Encyclopedia of Psychology 
    REF BF31 .E52 2000 (8 volumes)
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia
    REF BX841 .N44 2003 (15 volumes)
  • Chronology of World History 
    REF D11 .M39 1999 (4 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : A Political, Social and Military History 
    REF DS557.7 .E53 1998 (3 volumes)
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt 
    REF DT58 .O94 2001 (3 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
    REF E169.1 .E626 2001 (3 volumes)
  • American Eras
    REF E169.1 .A471979 1997 (8 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of American Cultural & Intellectual History
    REF E169.1 .E624 2001 (3 volumes)
  • American Decades 
    REF E169.12 .A419 1994 (10 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of the American Civil War : A Political, Social and Military History
    REF E468 .E53 2000 (5 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Change : Environmental Change and Human Society
    REF GE149 .E47 2002 (2 volumes)
  • Environmental Activism : A Reference Handbook 
    REF GE195 .S88 2003
  • The Encyclopedia of Propaganda 
    REF HM263 .E53 1998 (3 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 
    REF HN373 .E63 2001 (6 volumes)
  • International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family 
    REF HQ9 .E52 2003 (4 volumes)
  • Women in World History : A Biographical Encyclopedia
    REF HQ1115 .W6 1999 (17 volumes)
  • Social Welfare
    REF HV91 .S62 2002
  • Crime in the United States
    REF HV6787 .A3 2001
  • Capital Punishment, Cruel and Unusual? 
    REF HV8609 .C36 2002
  • Women in Prison : A Reference Handbook 
    REF HV9471 .B365 2003
  • Courts and Trials : A Reference Handbook 
    REF KF8719 .S552 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Education
    REF LB15 .E47 2003 (8 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of American Education 
    REF LB17 .U54 2001 (3 volumes)
  • School Vouchers and Privatization : A Reference Handbook
    REF LB2828.8 .W45 2002
  • Gardener's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective
    REF N5300 .G25 2003
  • Flip Dictionary: For When You Know What You Want to Say but Can't Think of the Word
    REF PE 1591 .K55 2002
  • Media and Politics in America : A Reference Handbook 
    REF P95.82.U6 S74 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
    REF QH 541.15 .B56 E53 2001 (5 volumes)
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
    REF QL7 .G7813 2003 (4 new volumes join volumes 1-10)
  • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy
    REF TJ163.28 M33 2001 (3 volumes)
  • Censorship: A World Encyclopedia
    REF Z 657 .C393 2001 (4 volumes)

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Brief Description
* New Online Catalog * Summer Hours * Congratulations, Scott Root * Student Assistant Honored * Susan Stumped the Jocks! * Reminders about Reserves * New Reference Books