Thursday, April 18, 2013

on hiatus

The library blog will be on hiatus indefinitely beginning April 2013.

We'd like to thank our followers. We've had a good run, and hope to revisit this service at some point in the future.

--The CLC Library Staff

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Website of the Week: Women Watch

WomenWatch: UN Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment
This United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality website provides a "veritable cornucopia of information on this vast and timely subject."
Find news releases, articles, and statistics on a variety of topics like "Violence Against Women", Trafficking of Women", and "Women & Environment".  Follow links to related United Nations sites.  Explore the status and achievements of today's women world-wide.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Website of the Week: Cactus League

Are you dreaming of Spring?  How about the Cubs or the Sox?  This could be the year of the cross town World Series!
Check out the 2013 Spring Training in Arizona at this Cactus League website.
Find information about the teams, schedules, stadiums, travel, and official press releases.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Are You Ready For College Research?

With a new school year brings research projects. If you’re new to CLC or have had issues with research papers in the past there workshops being held at the Grayslake campus in the library beginning in September and ending in November that can help you out.

When I first started doing research papers my professors asked me to get “peer-reviewed articles,” make sure that websites weren’t biased, use appropriate websites and include a works cited page.  After telling me this information they just turned me loose and figured I knew what they were talking about. I didn’t and they weren’t about to hold my hand and teach me something I should have learned before. For the first research paper I went to the library and talked with the librarians who could help me with some of these things but I was still at a loss and didn’t do very well on the first research paper. Why wasn’t Wikipedia a solid resource? I wish they had workshops like they have now.

The workshops will give you the tools I didn’t have when doing that first research paper. All of the workshops are held at the library in room L113 and run about 45-55 minutes.
  • “Welcome to CLC” is going to cover how the library can work for you and when you’re working at 2 am and need help how to get it. (Sep. 24, 25, 26, 28 at 12:15 pm and Sep. 25 and 26 at 5:15 pm).
  • “Research Paper Kung Fu” will help you master the research process and jump start your research. (Oct. 18 at 8 am, Oct. 2, 3, 5,29 at 12:15, Oct. 15, 16, 31 at 5:15 pm and Nov.3 and 14 at 12:15 pm).
  • “Know C.R.A.P!” will give you the tools to avoid websites that give you bad grades (like wiki). C.R.A.P. is a method for evaluating a webpage’s credibility and accuracy.(Oct. 15,16, 31 at 12:15 pm, Oct. 1, 4, 23, 24 at 5:15 pm, and Nov. 8 at 12:15 pm).
  • “Searching the Hidden Web” is geared toward articles for college projects online at the library. This workshop will teach you how to get articles that you cannot access through Google. (Oct. 1, 4, 13, 22, 23, 24, 26 at 12:15 pm, Nov. 6 at 12:15 pm, and Oct. 2,3 at 5:15 pm)
  • “Power Google” will show you advanced techniques for searching Google specifically for college students.  (Oct. 8, 12 at 12:15 pm, Oct 9, 10, 29 at 5:15 pm, and Nov. 1 at 12:15 pm).
  • “Demystifying the Works Cited Page” will finally let you know why Works Cited are required. It will also show you the different citation styles and what to do with them.  (Oct. 9,10 at 12:15 pm, Oct. 8, 11 at 5:15 pm,  Nov. 5, 9, 10 at 12:15 and Nov 6, 7 at 5:15 pm).
  • “Beyond EBSCO” will open up your research world to JSTOR and Lesix-Nexis. The “Hidden Web” workshop would be useful to have previously attended. (Oct. 17, 18, 20, 30 at 12:15 pm and Oct 17, 30 at 5:15 pm).
  • “Research Paper Drop-in Clinic” if you need a little help or a whole lot of help this clinic is open to all students with research paper questions. Both a librarian and a writing coach will be at your disposal. The room on this one is TBD. (Nov 15, 28 at 8 am, Nov. 12, 13, 16, 27, 28, 29 at 12:15 pm, and Nov. 13, 14, 26, 27 at 5:15 pm)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Website of the Week: NYPL Digital Gallery

"NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more. "      
Browse by subject or search for specific items.
Interesting entries include:
Cigarette Cards
Song Sheet Covers
Chinese Rare Books
Walt Whitman Manuscripts
Montjoy Prison Photographs
American Menu Collection
An Illuminated Manuscript

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Website of the Week - Rise of the Drones

Nova: Rise of the Drones
Flying robots - how are they used?
Check out this Nova website to find out more about these robotic aircraft.
 View the history, use, and technology of drones.
And go to the related links on astrospies, Sputnik, and radar imaging.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

CLC Board of Trustees Candidate Forum

The CLC Board of Trustees is holding a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, February 6th from 12-1:30pm in Room C005. Please join the Forum to learn about the role of a CLC Trustee and participate in Q&A. If you want to submit a question prior to the forum, email

There will also be a chance to register to vote! 
For more information about the forum, contact the CLC Student Government Association at (847) 543-2280.