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Come take a look at our culinary display featuring many of the books purchased to support the Clark College culinary program.

The Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute officially opened on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The ribbon-cutting included a thank-you to donors, cooking and baking demonstrations, and tours of the $10.5 million facility. The next cohort starts Fall 2018. To request information email the Culinary Institue at culinary@clark.edu. More information can be found on the Clark College website.

Culinary Insitute Application
Online Dining Menu

International Education Week (IEW) is a chance to appreciate and celebrate international education and the exchange of knowledge among different countries. The celebration is from November 13-17 at Clark College as well as around the nation. During this week, we will have the opportunity to welcome our transitional students, to promote learning about international cultures, and gain knowledge about studying abroad.

Come check out our IEW book display. We have books about studying abroad, Indian, Mexican, Vietnam, Japanese, and African culture just to name a few.

Some of the titles that are available:

Asian flavours: creating architecture for culinary culture (NA7855 .A78 2015)

Frida (ND359 .k33 H47 2002)

Culture shock India (DS421 .K81 2001)

A history of art in Africa (N73870 .H54 2008)


Also, check out information about  Clark College’s International Programs at: http://www.clark.edu/international/index.php.

For a list of local and national IEW events check here: https://iew.state.gov/.


The Cannell Library on main campus and the iCommons at CTC will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, November 22 at 4:30 p.m. Both locations will remain closed Thursday, November 23–Sunday, November 26. Cannell and iCommons will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 8:00 a.m.

pumpkin pie with one bite taken off on plate with fork

“Vegan pumpkin pie” by Suzette – www.suzette.nu is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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The United States Marine Corps celebrates its 242nd birthday, today, November 10th, 2017. Happy Birthday to all the people currently serving, or who have served in the US Marines. Many happy returns to you all!


Tomorrow, November 11th, marks the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I which we will observe as Veteran’s Day.  The signing of the armistice took place on the 11th month, of the 11th day, at the 11th hour and 11th minute past said hour. In honor of this event and to honor everyone who has served or is currently serving in the military, here is a picture of Wilfred Owen, who was killed on Nov. 4th, 1918, during the last week of the Great War. Along this his photo is an picture of one of his poems, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”

Image source W. Owen                                       Image source poem

Here is the poem, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

Currently, at the Cannell Library, we have graphic novels on display. The display features many books from our collection. These books can be taken to the Check Out desk and borrowed for 3 weeks.

Here is a short list of our many available titles:

Gettysburg : the graphic novel (E475.53 .B985 2009)
Beowulf (PN6727.H53 B46 2007 )
A scanner darkly (PN6727.D53 S33 2006 )
Whiteout (PN6728.W585 R83 2007 )
Batman under the hood. Vol. 1 (PN6728.B36 W58 2005 )
Birds of Prey : end run (PN6728.B497 S54 2011 )
Southern bastards (PN6727.A22 S68 2015 )

Come take a look!

US Flag

Clark Libraries are closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 10.

Cannell Library

Friday, November 10 – Closed

Saturday, November 11 – Open: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 12 – Closed

Reopens on Monday, November 13 at 8:00 a.m.

iCommons at CTC 

Friday, November 10 – Closed

Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12 – Closed

Reopens on Monday, November 13 at 8:00 a.m.

Clark Libraries Open and Holiday Hours

Censored 2017

Project Censored - The News That Didn't Make the News (logo)

“In 1976, Dr. Carl Jensen founded Project Censored at Sonoma State University as a media research program with a focus on student development of media literacy and critical thinking skills as applied to the news media censorship in the US. Each year the Project researches, vets, and compiles the Top Twenty Five most censored and under-reported news stories in the US, and offers scholarly analysis and critiques …”

Project Censored “now connects hundreds of faculty and students at colleges and universities across the US and around the world in the collective effort of identifying and researching each year’s top Censored news stories … Project Censored continues to foster relations with numerous independent media groups and free speech organizations.”

“Project Censored has trained over 2,500 students in media literacy and has received numerous honors … and in 2013 became part of the National Coalition Against Censorship.” — Project Censored, About Us


Censored 2017 - book cover - Fortieth Anniversary Edition

You’re in luck! … Cannell Library has the books! … The annual Top 25 censored stories, 2004-2017 … “The news that didn’t make the news — and why.”

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2015-2017 – Reference
2004-2014 – 2nd Floor

Welcome Tracy Gardner!

Tracy Gardner picture

Tracy Gardner (copyright Tracy Gardner)

Tracy Gardner is our new course reserves and equipment specialist at the library! Please make her feel welcome in her new home. To help us get to know her, she offered to answer a few questions.

Please tell us about yourself. 🙂 

I moved to Portland, Oregon from Greensboro, North Carolina in January 2017 with my family to pursue new careers. I like to read mostly non-fiction but I’ve been getting into the Game of Thrones book series lately. I love watching movies, mainly action/adventure and sci-fi. Hard pass on the romantic comedies!  My hobbies are tennis, basketball, golf, chess, and video games.

What’s your experience with libraries and higher education?

I have worked in libraries for over 10 years. I started working as a Student Librarian Assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) while pursuing my B.A. in Anthropology. A few years after graduating, I went back to school and obtained a Master’s in Library Science in 2014. Soon after, I worked for 2 years as a circulation clerk at Greensboro Public Library in NC before moving to Portland which led me to Cannell Library.

What would you like the Clark College community to know about you?

I’m eager to make great connections and lasting impressions on the Clark College Community.

What’s your spirit animal or super power?

The grumpy cat – nuff said

Little known fact?

I used to be a competitive pool shooter.

Favorite quote?

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you so much and welcome Tracy!

The CTC open computer lab formerly located in CTC 203 has relocated to CTC 212!

CTC Open Computer Lab – CTC 212

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

The lab has 10 PCs, a color printer, laser printer and free scanner


CTC iCommons Library – CTC 219

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: Closed

The iCommons has 12 VDI computers and one laser printer. In addition, students can check out laptops, headphones, calculators, LED projectors, computer mice, external DVD drives, wireless keyboards, phone chargers and course reserves! There are also two study rooms available for students.

Students can request items from Clark College Libraries, Summit Libraries or worldwide libraries via Interlibrary Loan and have them delivered to the iCommons. http://library.clark.edu/


Need help with research? Clark librarians are here daily! Ask in the iCommons for availability.


CTC building exterior

Source: Clark College Libraries

Help! It’s the weekend!

Puzzled Kitten

Don’t feel helpless, because it’s the weekend!  Assistance is available for Clark students on the weekend at the following locations on campus and online:

  • Cannell Library &  Cannell Library Student Computer Labs
    Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
  • TechHub (Technical Help for Students)
    Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Student Computer Lab at Scarpelli Hall 135 (Main Campus)
    Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
    Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

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