Chimes 24

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Issue #24, June 12, 2007

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Get Blogging with Cannell Library!


chimes24_blog_button.gifKeep up with the latest news, events, databases, tools, tips, and other library happenings at Cannell Library: The Blog. Give it a try! You can even set up an RSS feed to stay on the cutting edge.

Over 10,000 chimes24_red_ebook_icon.gif e-books @ Cannell Library

chimes24_red_ebook_icon.gifHere's an item from the Library's blog: Cannell Library has added its 10,000th electronic book! [We're now up to 10,232] All e-books are available to Clark College students, faculty and staff, 24x7, on- or off-campus, and include titles from the following:

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How to Find chimes24_red_ebook_icon.gif e-books in the Catalog

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chimes24_red_ebook_icon.gifLimiting your search to electronic books in the library's book catalog is easy.

At the Keyword Search screen, open up either the Location or Material Type dropdown menus and select E-Books.
 

 

This is also a handy way to limit your search to other options such as, ESL/ENL, Teaching & Learning Center, Videos/DVDs, etc.

Welcome, Pavel!
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We're pleased to welcome Pavel Popov, who works in the Technical Services Department as our IT Specialist. Although new to Cannell Library, Pavel has already taken on some hefty projects, including working with Millennium, setting up dynamic pages on the library’s web site, creating web-based tools to collect assessments for online tutorials, and setting up the in-house wiki and blog. Pavel has a degree in Computer Information Systems from Eastern Washington University.

The next time you see Pavel, surprise him by saying:  Welcome in Russian 

 [Click Dobro pozhalovat' to hear the pronunciation of "welcome", in Russian.]

And the Winners Are ...

Outstanding Student Employee Awards
Read more about the triumphant trio on Cannell Library: The Blog

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Rachel Elliot

Vy Nguyen

Vi Tran

Quarterly Staff Excellence Award

Tenure at WSU-V

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Susie Harding, who catalogs all the books on our shelves, the electronic books on our web site, plus more, received the Spring 2007 Staff Excellence Award.

Surrounded by all these books, physical and virtual, does Susie have a favorite?

Linda Fredericksen, our stalwart Sunday Reference Librarian, is also Access Services Librarian at WSU-V, and a recently tenured assistant professor. (Photo is Linda in her early days at Cannell as Secretary Senior.)

Pullin' in the Loot at Online Northwest

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Julian Nelson (German) and Bob Hughes (CTEC/GRCP) are the beamin' winners of a $100 database gift certificate and weather radio at Online Northwest, an annual conference focusing on the use of technology in libraries

Bob is a regular at Online NW and is always eager to soak up the latest library techno-info. 

Julian's take on his first encounter: "This is such a great conference. All faculty should attend!"

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Take a drive down I-5 to Oregon State University next February 22 for Online Northwest 2008.

More details at: http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/

A World of DVD Treasures
chimes24_janus2_400w.gif Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films is an amazing set of 50 cinema gems by Bergman, Fellini, Kurosawa, Truffaut ... and more.

The DVDs, which may be checked out for 3 days, include such tantalizing films as: Black OrpheusIvan the TerribleJules & JimLoves of a Blonde, Pandora's Box,Pygmalion, RashomonWages of FearWild Strawberries.
To see the complete list of 50 films, at the library catalog, do the Keyword search: essential art house

The accompanying 200-page book is also available: Oversize PN1997 .E87 2006

(Special thanks to Bob Hughes for spearheading this purchase!)
I Need Medical Info ... STAT! ... New Database

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STAT!Ref - Health & Medicine E-Books is an electronic resource for healthcare professionals. It includes full-text access to 24 up-to-date electronic medical books, including Burket's Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment, Medical-Surgical Nursing Care, and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

NOTE: Allows two users at a time. If you are denied access, please wait a few minutes and try again.

(STAT!Ref is a one-year beta test, funded through a Foundation grant.)

I Need Legal Info ... LexisNexis ... New Database

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LexisNexis is a powerful database that provides access to a wide range of authoritative sources, including world-wide news, business, financial, and legal research tools (such as Shepards Citations, law reviews, Codes for all 50 states, and more). 

To learn how to use LexisNexis, visit the Knowledge Base, download one of the user guides, or ask a librarian for help.
Summer Quarter Hours
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CLOSING for Quarter Break
   at 4:30, Thursday, June 14


CLOSED June 15-24

Summer Quarter - June 25 - August 16
   Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
   Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
   Friday-Sunday: CLOSED

CLOSED July 4

CLOSED for Quarter Break
   Fri., August 17 - Sun., Sept. 23

During the break, faculty and staff may gain admittance to the library by buzzing in at the back door. 

Please call ahead to x2504 to make sure the person with whom you'd like to meet is available.

Who writes the Cannell Chimes? We all do! Everyone in the library contributes ideas and proofreads the drafts until we're all satisfied with the content. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Edited by Roxanne Dimyan

 


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We welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions.   rdimyan@clark.edu

Revised June 13, 2007, 12:22 p.m.

Brief Description
* Get Blogging with Cannell Library * Over 10,000 e-books at Cannell Library * How to Find e-books in the Catalog * Welcome, Pavel! * And the Winners Are ... Outstanding Student Employee Awards; Quarterly Staff Excellence Award; Tenure at WSU-V; Pullin' in the Loot at Online Northwest * A World of DVD Treasures * I Need Medical Info ... STAT! ... New Database * I Need Legal Info ... LexisNexis ... New Database * Summer Quarter Hours