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Clark Libraries Presidents’ Day Holiday Closures

Cannell Library:

Open: Saturday, February 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20

Reopens at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21

iCommons at CTC:

Closed: Friday, February 17 – Monday, February 20

Reopens at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21


Need to return something? Outside return boxes are always open to return books, movies, etc. Don’t get a late fine!

Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account.


Televisions and Equipment Available at Clark College Libraries

Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late, and you can shop in bed thanks to television. Joan Rivers

Television is chewing gum for the eyes. Frank Lloyd Wright

You have found the perfect resource for your research, but it is a VHS tape, and you no longer have a VHS player at home. Never fear, Clark College Libraries have VHS players and DVD combo units with Televisions available. Also, included for your convenience, and the courtesy of other students, is one pair of headphones. The units are housed on carts that can be wheeled into any study room. Remote controls are available at the Check Out Desk. If two people want to use headphones to listen to televised audio, a headphone jack box is available at the Cannell Library.

If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners. Johnny Carson

Television Books and Articles Available at Clark College Libraries

*Haerens, Margaret. Television. Greenhaven Press, 2011.

This book explores subjects that address television and the various issues that surround the social implications of program viewing and the broadcasting industry. Chapters in the book are written by respected professionals and include hard-to-find quality resources. Readers will be able to examine both sides of an issue to establish their own critical thinking about the subject they are researching.

*Smith, Anthony. Television: An International History. Oxford, 1995.

The history of television is covered from a global perspective and features the various genres presented on screen, such as news, sports, drama, and comedy. From the conceptualization of television to multimedia developments today, authors who are specialists in these subjects have contributed to the publication. The content is richly illustrated and each chapter provides material for discussion about the issues affecting television technology, to the social impacts that television has on society. Readers interested in the history of television beginnings and its impact on society will find the book to be a helpful resource.

*Kompare, Derek. “Filling The Box: Television in Higher Education.” Cinema Journal, vol. 50, no.4, 2011, pp. 161-166. Academic Search Premier, http://ezproxy.clark.edu:12048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=66562325&site=ehost-live&scope=site

What role does television have in higher education humanities curriculum is the question examined by Anthony Smith. Budget implications of higher education globally and the problems associated with the technology is explored in addition to the future of television studies and production in partnership with the internet and computers.

*Mitu, Bianca-Marina. “Television’s Impact on Today’s People and Culture. Economics, Management and Financial Markets, vol. 6, no. 2, 2011., pp. 916-921. ProQuest, http://ezproxy.clark.edu:12048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/884341126?accountid=1157.

This article explores the criticisms that surround the implications of television viewing and the association of societal downfalls. The benefits of television technology is also presented by the author.


A reference librarian demonstrates a database for two students.

Photo/image source: Clark College Libraries

Forgot your phone charger? Laptop in the shop? Do you need a copy of Rules for Writers, but can’t afford it because the laptop shop is charging you $200? Are you in Internet withdrawal because of the whole laptop/phone charger situation? Or is it an unexpected relief to get away from the Internet, except that now you have nothing to read? And what about your English paper? How are you going to find the time to talk to a reference librarian before it’s time to pick up the laptop? You just got out of class at the CTC, and Cannell is a half-hour drive away!

The iCommons is here to help with all of your emergencies. To begin with, there’s always a reference librarian on staff. We have many textbooks on course reserve, and standard reference books (from Rules for Writers to a Spanish-English dictionary to a DSM-5) are on the shelves. Laptops and chargers are available for checkout, and our curated browsing collection is here to entertain you.

There’s free coffee in the CTC first-floor lobby on Tuesdays. Why not take the excuse to come up and get to know us better?

Research in UCL Quantum labs by UCL Mathematical and Physical Sciences (2014) https://www.flickr.com/photos/uclmaps/11926928804/ Attribution (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) Photo Attribution by PhotosForClass.com

  • Do you have little or no research experience?
  • Do you have a desire to get research training and be mentored to research in the field of your interest?
  • Are you a full-time Clark College student, who will be transferring to one of the following universities: Portland State University, University of Alaska Anchorage, or University of Hawaii?
  • Is your cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher?
  • Are you a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or non-citizen national?

If you answered yes to the questions above, you might consider applying to the BUILD EXITO, an undergraduate research training program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  If your application is accepted, in addition to research mentorship and transfer support from Clark faculty, you will be also introduced to paid research opportunities.

For additional information about the application process, go to the BUILD-EXITO website at https://www.pdx.edu/exito/ (click on the “Prospective Scholars” link for the application link, and associated help resources, including YouTube video tutorials).  The application is currently open, and the application deadline is Feb 28 at 5pm local time.  Interested Clark College students can contact Dr. Roberto Anitori or Dr. Travis Kibota with any application questions you may have.  There will also be an information and application help session for BUILD EXITO program for Clark students on February 10, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in SHL 124.

iCommons exterior


The iCommons at CTC will be extending its hours to host an open house Monday, January 30 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to help introduce students who attend evening classes after library hours to the materials and staff at the iCommons location.

All Clark students and staff are encouraged to attend. Come and enjoy some refreshments and chat with the iCommons staff!

Rosa Clemente, the speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration, reminded us that we’ve been here before.

Here are a few stories, but certainly not all, of where we’ve been:

To find more stories, search in our Discover catalog or Ask a Librarian!

United States city lights CC by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Photo/Image Source: "Civil Rights March on Washington D.C." by, U.S. National Archives (https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4101511358/in/photolist-7frjr5-8aBXjr-5TN1fs-9aSwMp-ahH9Gt-ahKXcs-kamgE6-xBYbTt-p7MsKd-AdK3Yz-yBQTF6-9aPE33-bdG46n-4F891W-2zm8L1-cbEwMy-dPahSb-dPaAAN-iwhXbu-jnrkfP-sj58DK-9aRoG7-dpBQM3-ahHaBZ-jneY6p-gcquSF-dmq3an-8feEjz-oNBbMH-gcrckc-jmnSfg-gwY7YH-64XL1x-ivPiK1-5aaJBm-qLZQCv-9aeK91-5GDU6Q-67u44K-beaFvv-5Abt5L-frHsbT-dvhysG-dS2tZF-n1nCeC-5R6sNL-jhwcbv-7uWoHT-7YbgG2-aEKfKj)

Photo/Image Source: “Civil Rights March on Washington D.C.” by, U.S. National Archives (No known copyright restrictions)

Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 16, 2016. Clark Libraries will be closed on Sunday January 15th, and Monday January 16th in observance of this holiday. Clark Libraries will reopen on Tuesday January 17th with regular hours as follows:

Cannell Library

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

iCommons @ CTC

  • 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to a new term and opening on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 am. During the break we have been busy making additional changes in the Commons area.

Electrical outlets and network connection boxes were installed. Plus, additional VDI stations have been moved to the Commons area. In the future decorative fabric will be added to cover the wires.

There will be more work completed to improve the aesthetics, atmosphere, and services of the library. Please feel free to provide any suggestions or comments about the changes.


Work Begins

Outlets and Network Connection















In Case of Bad Weather:

With the current weather forecast predicting snow, we want to make sure you know where to go (and what to do).

  • Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account.
  • To avoid fines, return borrowed items other than equipment to outside collection boxes when libraries are closed.
  • Equipment can not be returned in the outside collection boxes, but if you give us a call (360-992-2151) we can make an appointment to get the items returned without a late fine.


Merry Christmas! We have two grand and glorious gifts for you!Special tickets to travel into the past! Hop aboard the National Digital Newspaper Program Express!

100 years ago today, December 7, 1916, the cartoon on the front page of The West Virginian foretold the perils of Christmas shopping crowds …


Your second gift is a local journey into the past aboard the Washington Digital Newspapers (WDN) Collection! … 100 years ago, The Seattle Star‘s December 25, 1916 cartoon shows a delighted family (who survived the shopping melee) on Christmas morning …


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