Chimes 39

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Issue #39, March 4, 2016


Cannell Library ... 25 Years Young!

The biggest event this quarter ... Cannell Library's 25th anniversary celebration, September 29 ...

Book Dominoes ...

For the full story, read "A beautiful birthday," by Hannah Erickson, Clark College Communcations & Marketing Department.

Happening Now ... Native Voices


"The library helped me a lot because I came here EVERY day.

Who's New ...



I’m originally from Northern Minnesota and went to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  I’m no stranger to the Pacific Northwest, though, having lived in Eugene, OR, and gone to college at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. 

I am the subject liaison for Business and Health Sciences, though my background is in Sociology and Art History.  When I’m not at the library, I like to try new restaurants and catch up with friends and family on Skype.

I’m excited to be part of the Clark community and hope you’ll say hi if you see me around campus!



What's UP with the Journals, Magazines and Newspapers?





The journals, magazines and newspapers have moved, that’s what!  All the back files of the periodicals are now UPstairs on the second floor of the library. 

Although on shorter shelves, they are very easy to find. From the top of the west staircase, just walk straight ahead, or after exiting the elevator, turn left and head due east past the small group rooms.

Back issues of newspapers can be found right in the center of the shelving. Periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title and then chronologically.

On the first floor, to spotlight all the journals and magazines, the most current issue of each title is now put out on display as soon as it arrives. The latest issues of daily newspapersare also in the same area. 

We added a few comfy chairs nearby to make this a perfect spot for relaxing and perusing the varied collection.

All that prime real estate on the first floor didn't stay empty for long. It's now the newly expanded collaborative learning area (below).

Looking for Perry Mason

Machelle Oslund-Jones, a student in Paralegal 103, Legal Research (Alena Tupper), looks through an issue of American Law Reports2d, one of the many titles recently donated to Cannell Library by the Paralegal department.

Although a lot of legal research is now done digitally, the American Bar Association requires students to begin their legal research studies by rolling up their sleeves and navigating the vast and inter-related resources of a print legal collection.

The library’s new Legal Laboratory Collection, housed alongside the Reference Collection, is intended to provide a rich learning experience for paralegal students, rather than an up-to-date working legal collection.



"Smile! You're Doing Fine!"
Three new study rooms were lauched this quarter ... and quickly discovered by students. The size is perfect for teams of two ...



Or one student working on two projects ...

Cassidy Gordon, second year Running Start and a senior at Camas High, did just that ... She assembled a glider for Engineering 104, Intro to Design (Carol Hsu), and practiced her senior speech.

Stressed out over the upcoming speech, to help stay focused, Cassidy drew a virtual audience on the whiteboard ... three faces, smiling, quizzical, and grumpy. Underneath, she wrote,"Smile! You are doing fine!" ... Words to live by!

Opening the Door to Lower Textbooks Costs with Open Friday
Throughout the year the library has hosted Open Friday, a monthly forum for exploring and implementing the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) at Clark. Open Educational Resources are materials that can be freely accessed, reused, and shared (Downes). The meetings have covered at lot of different topics: advocacy and outreach, copyright, and finding OER through sources like Open WA. The February meeting included student leaders, Emmah Ferguson, ASCC President and Sarah Swift, ASCC Vice-President, who joined in to discuss Open Educational Resources from the student perspective, including how this initiative can support the textbook affordability plank of the student legislative action agenda.
Talking Trash: Garbology Book Club



People across the college community were talking trash in the library. Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes that is.

During fall quarter, Cannell Library hosted the Common Read Garbology Book Club. Due to increasing popularity the meetings moved to the Teaching and Learning Center’s classroom (GHL 205). Janette Clay,Transitional Studies Learning Communities Manager, organized the meetings. Each month she led the group in a discussion of different aspects of Humes' study of America’s complex and costly relationship with the stuff that we buy and then eventually throw away; 102 tons in a lifetime.

Check out a copy of Garbology and join the rest of the college as they talk trash (and sustainability).


"That's one eerie consequence of our modern-day culture of waste. Not only do Americans generate more trash than any other society in the history of Earth, but growing evidence now suggests that our garbage — plastic waste in particular — is re-entering the food chain. In a roundabout way, we are quite literally eating what we throw away."

"What we're actually seeing in the ocean is this kind of chowder of plastic — these tiny particles that are the size of plankton," said Humes. "It's plastic that has been weathered and broken down by the elements into these little bits, and it's getting into the food chain."

Brian Nelson,Garbology review, Mother Nature Network

DVD Spotlight ... Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch


"Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents.


- Carl F. Cranor, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, University of California-Riverside

"This film makes the case that the only solution is source control, and that consumers have a great deal of underutilized power."

- Dr. Joel Baker, Director, UW Puget Sound Institute, Professor and Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science, University of Washington Tacoma

Ask for Plastic Paradise at Cannell Library's Check Out Desk (TD427.P62 P53 2014). It's licensed for both classroom use and public performance.

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Edited and photos by Roxanne Dimyan

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