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Don't Pay Fines ... Books Can Be Returned During the Break


Don't pay a fine ... Return your books on time!

It's easy to do!

Our gleaming silver book return boxes are available, 24/7. Even when Cannell Library is closed, December 10 - January 2, 2011, library material will still be picked up from the book return boxes.

You'll find these shining beauties outside the library's front door, plus a drive-up box in Green Parking Lot 1, near Gaiser Hall.

There's also a book return at the Columbia Technical Center, just outside the doors on parking lot side of the building.

Why Your Students Need a Library Orientation


The Top Ten reasons (thanks to Saturday Night Live's "Wayne's World") why your students need a library orientation [created by a community college librarian]:

10. They don't realize the library has books. ("The library has a second floor?" "I can have books delivered to CTC?")

9. They think Wikipedia is a reliable source.

8. When we show a student the library databases, the comment we hear most often is, “Why didn’t I know about this before?”

7. They don’t know that they need to cite sources.

6. It’s a lot easier to show a class how to log in to library resources from off campus than to talk each student through it on the phone.

5. They'll need to know how to do library research in order to be successful at a 4-year university; also, skilled research is a crucial part of many careers.

4. If the professor and the librarian both tell them not to plagiarize, maybe they’ll think twice.

3. They’ll feel more comfortable asking for help in the library.

2. They will turn in better papers and projects.

1. Learning to research properly encourages critical thinking and enables lifelong learning.

To discuss how a library session could benefit your students, at Cannell Librarycontact Reference/Instruction Librarians, Joan, 360-992-2826; Roxanne, x2427; Zachary Grant,, x2971; or Lori, x2558. At CTC, contact Kitty, 360-992-6113.

NBC News Archives on Demand

Cannell Library has a one-year subscription to NBC News Archives on Demand. This treasure trove includes:

  • Thousands of Historic Film and Video Clips: From the earliest days of film and television news to the latest current events
  • Primary Source Documents: Hundreds of historic documents, newspaper articles, letters, and more
  • 26 Subject Areas: Including African-American Studies, Environmental Sciences, Psychology, U.S. History, Women's Studies

Once you register for a password, you can take advantage of:

  • Personal Playlists: Create your own collections of resources and share them with friends and colleagues.
  • Download Videos: Use them in class, embed them in projects, play them back without an Internet connection.

If you register off-campus, you'll be asked for our school code (which is only needed once). Contact Joan, 360-992-2826, or the Reference Desk, 360-992-2375, for the code.

Registration is NOT needed on-campus to browse and play videos.

For a taste of the cornucopia of amazing video clips available, click on the direct links below or the corresponding photos on the left.

Find NBC News Archives on Demand on the library website,, under Images/Media or Online Resources/Databases.



30 Clicks - Thursdays, 12:15-12:45

For a weekly dose of techno knowledge ... and chocolate, drop by our 30-minute 30 Clicks: Information Tools at Your Fingertips sessions. Upcoming topics:

  • Dec. 2 - Skype - Brendan Pust & Zachary Grant

Where? Cannell Library, Room 103. Room open and hosted, 12:00-1:00. Bring your lunch, if you like. Everyone is welcome!

30 Clicks Fall 2010 schedule with details. If you missed any sessions, here is a link to the handouts ... And stay tuned for our Winter 2011 schedule!

Banned Books Display: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week was September 25-October 2, 2010. This is such an important subject, it's been the spotlight of a display throughout Fall quarter. Stop by the library, if you haven't had a chance to see it ... and check out some "banned" books!

"Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms."


"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment."

"Intellectual freedom - the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular - provides the foundation for Banned Books Week." [Quotes from American Library Association]

More information and a link to frequently challenged books are at the American Library Association website.

Find Town Plaza Books in the Library Catalog

Books at the Town Plaza Center (TPC) Student Learning Center Library are now listed in the library catalog. These books are primarily for use by students at TPC. The collection is small and the demand by students in those programs is heavy. Generally, this collection is not open to community members unaffiliated with Clark College. One exception is for tutors at the Student Learning Center. Tutors may check out one item for use with an ESL/ENL, GED, or ABE student.

To check out one of the TPC items, Clark students, faculty and staffmay call the TPC Student Learning Center Library, 360-992-2750, and ask staff to pull an item and hold it for a few days. You'll have to go there to pick it up. Please keep in mind that everyone is limited to one item, which circulates for 14 days. Up to two renewals are possible.

For more information, see the Student Learning Center newsletter.

TPC Student Learning Center hours and location.


Above: Town Plaza Student Learning Center Library

Other department libraries included in our online catalog:

  • Career Center
  • Teaching & Learning Center
Jolly Good!


Welcome to Wendy Clark, our new Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2: Video Bookings and Course Reserves Technician.

A philosophy and English major from Lewis & Clark College, Wendy has been unable to get away from libraries, or her last name! ... Can you guess how many times "Clark" appears?

While working at Fort Vancouver Regional Library, she attended Okuhara-sensei’s Clark College Japanese classes in preparation for three years as an assistant English teacher with the JET Programme in Fukuoka, Japan.

She received her MA in Information Studies from the University of Brighton, UK, and returned to public library service at the King County Library System in the Seattle area. She is very excited to be back in Clark County.

As well as having a weakness for real English tea, she enjoys making and eating cupcakes, writing unpublished novels, and hiking on sunny days.

To schedule or renew a video, or to place items on reserve, contact Wendy at 360-992-2553 or

Winter Quarter Faculty Information


Library Hours:
The library will close December 9 at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen January 3 at 7:00 a.m. During the break, faculty and staff may gain entrance to the library by calling 360-992-2504. To meet with a particular person, please call ahead to make sure the person is available.

Course Reserves:
New reserves that are received on or before December 29 will be available to students on the first day of classes. Items received after that date will be processed as quickly as possible, but may not be ready until after classes have begun. To place a new item on reserve:

1) Print and fill out the Cannell Library Course Reserve Form or submit the form electronically.
2) Bring the reserve material to the library.

Electronic items: For assistance with uploading materials to Blackboard or Moodle, contact either Wendy Clark (x2553) or Connie Anderson (x6137) to make arrangements. Also, it is not necessary to print and scan articles from library databases; ask staff for help obtaining persistent links to database articles.

Video Bookings:
Please book the videos you plan to show in class as soon as possible to avoid scheduling conflicts! Of the 1,500+ videos and DVDs owned by Cannell Library, a few key items are very popular. Book videos with at least ten days advance notice and you can receive the videos in your campus mailbox. You can use our online video booking form or call 360-992-2553.

For renewals and information, try our website ( or call the Check Out Desk, 360-992-2504.
For reserves and videos at Cannell Library, contact Wendy, 360-992-2553; atColumbia Tech Center, contact Connie L., 360-992-6137.

24/7 Reference Service Will Be Off-line During the Break

ask_us4.gif24/7 Chat with a Librarian will go on hiatus over the break. Once Winter quarter begins, students can access 24/7 Chat from the library’s website by following the Ask a Librarian link in the top orange-colored navigation bar.

When students log in to 24/7 Chat they can get research assistance from an academic librarian participating in the nationwide consortium. If the student supplies an email address, Clark Librarians have an opportunity to review the chat transcript and send a follow-up message, if needed.

When students use the e-mail reference service, Clark Librarians respond as soon as possible during the library’s open hours.

From the New Books Shelf ...



At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry
Abe Aamidor & Ted Evanoff, (ECW Press, 2010)
HD9710.U62 A26 2010


Forbidden Fruit: A History of Women and Books in Art 
Christiane Inmann, (Prestel, 2009)
ND1329.3.W6 I56 2009




The Invisible Gorilla: and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons, (Crown, 2010)
BF321 .C43 2010


Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
Lyndall Gordon, (Viking, 2010)
PS1541.Z5 G66 2010




Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years
Michael Shelden, (Random House, 2010)
PS1331 .S45 2010


Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications
Richard R. John, (Harvard University Press, 2010)
TK5102.3.U6 J64 2010

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The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss
George A. Bonanno, (Basic Books, 2009) 
BF575.G7 B66 2009


The Skeptical Economist: Revealing the Ethics Inside Economics
Jonathan Aldred, (Earthscan, 2009)
HB72 .A345 2009




The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health -- and a Vision for Change
Annie Leonard, (Free Press, 2010) 
GN406 .L46 2010


This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, (U. of North Carolina Press, 2010)
E164 .S64 2010




The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy
Paul Shankman, (U. of Wisconsin Press, 2009) 
GN671.S2 S53 2009

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Edited and photos by Roxanne Dimyan

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Revised Nov. 30, 2010, 12:14 p.m. 

Brief Description
* Don’t Pay Fines … Books Can Be Returned During the Break * Why Your Students Need a Library Orientation (thanks to Saturday Night Live’s “Wayne’s World”) * NBC News Archives on Demand * 30 Clicks – December 2 – 12:15-12:45 – Skype! * Banned Books Display: Celebrating the Freedom to Read * Find Town Plaza Books in the Library Catalog * Jolly Good! [a new Clark at Clark ] * Winter Quarter Faculty Information * 24/7 Reference Service Will Be Off-line During the Break * From the New Books Shelf