Chimes 31

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Issue #31, November 25, 2009


Introducing ... AtoZ Maps Online

If you haven't looked at our Images/Media page, we've got a treat for you!


Lori Wamsley, Reference/Instruction Librarian, and the Asparagus Girls from Miss Gatchell's pageant, April 16, 1925, Lee County, Alabama, proudly introduce our new image database, AtoZ Maps Online(Background photo courtesy Alabama Mosaic, Auburn University Libraries)


AtoZ Maps Online is the world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps.

Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. (Note for Ray Korpi, there are even bird distribution maps!)


On the fun side, AtoZ Maps Online also combines a large number of games, images and puzzles with a wealth of public domain maps and images culled from hundreds of sources worldwide.

Crossword puzzles can be filled out online or printed. You'll find them under the Education-Teaching Tools tab.


Where in the World Is Lori Wamsley?

Though born in HawaiiLori Wamsley, our new Reference / Instruction Librarian, has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest.

After receiving a BA in business management from the University of Portland, she earned an MLS (Library Science) and an MS in Instructional Design and Technology, both from Emporia State University. Lori’s academic interests include library instruction, instructional design, project management and distance/online learning.

A dog lover, who likes to bike, golf and quilt in her spare time, she's also a big fan of tennis, hockey and baseball. Go, Tigers!!

"I'm excited to become part of the Clark College community and look forward to providing library services to Clark students, faculty and staff."

Go to AtoZ Maps Online, select Antique Map Collection, to find the 1565 world map shown on the right. Available in various formats to download or print.








O, Canada!

Need to put items on reserve or show a video in class? Your go-to guy is Elias Gilman, our newReserves and Video Booking Technician.

Elias went to Skyview High School and majored in History with a Political Science minor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, which he graduated from this past May.  With two librarians in his immediate family, he really likes books.

chimes31_canada_callout.jpgdual citizen, he enjoys (most) things Canadian. Feel free to stop by to discuss anything maple related, curling, the monarchy, or TV shows from the CBC or CTV.

Go to AtoZ Maps Online, select Flags of the World, then Country Flags & Images, for intriguing flag variations, like the Canadian speech bubble above.

Native American Indian Heritage Celebration


Cannell Library contributed to November's Native American Indian Heritage Celebration by hosting a display inside the library.

The display was created by Nikkii Trana, a member of the American Indian Students Council of Clark College .


New ... ESL/ENL Skills & Practice Collection


Do you have students who are non-native English speakers?

The library has added a new collection of self-improvement books, tapes and CDs to our ESL/ENL collection.

These resources are for students who are looking to improve their reading, writing and/or pronunciation.

Located on the first floor of Cannell Library, these materials all check out for three weeks.

Q.: How do I see a complete list of ESL/ENL skills titles?

A.: Go to the library web page. Put an asterisk (*) in the Library Catalog search box, and limit to ESL/ENL Skills.


The Uncommon Information Commons @ CTC

There’s nothing common about the Information Commons at the Columbia Tech Center.

Located on the second floor of Clark College’s newest campus, the I-Commons provides a inviting environment for students to study alone or in groups, access the internet, use Microsoft applications, watch DVDs or videos and get help with Blackboard.

Students can also check out laptops, pick up books and materials delivered from Cannell Library and other libraries, and print out papers and homework.

Need help with research? A librarian is on hand to provide research instruction, including helping students sort through the tens of thousands of digital sources in the library’s databases.

The I-Commons is open 7:30 am-6:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

(Photos by Kitty Mackey)


But wait! ... We DO have books! Alexander Maxa has the honor of being the first Clark student to receive and check out a Summit book at the Information Commons at CTC.

Follow the news by visiting East Side Story, the Information Commons @ CTC Blog.

New DVDs

Special thanks to Dian UlnerWomen's Studies, for donating a number of DVDs, including:



4 Little Girls 
Directed by Spike Lee. HBO (1998)
F334 .B69 N3 1998


Black Is - Black Ain't: A Personal Journey Through Black Identity 
Docuramafilms (2008)
E185.625 .B53 2008




For the Bible Tells Me So
First Run Features (2007)
BS680 .H67 F67 2007


Directed by Gus Van Sant. Universal Studios (2009)
PN1997.2 .M555 2009




Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible
World Trust (2006)
E184 .A1 M58 2006

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 and photos by Roxanne Dimyan

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Revised December 1, 2009, 10:43 a.m. 

Brief Description
* Introducing ... AtoZ Maps Online * Where in the World Is Lori Wamsley? * O, Canada! * Native American Indian Heritage Celebration * New ... ESL/ENL Skills & Practice Collection * The Uncommon Information Commons @ CTC * New DVDs