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The student news site of Everett Community College in Everett, Washington

The Clipper

Dewey Really Know What the Library Has to Offer?

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Savanna Eickerman
“Asking a librarian their favorite book is like asking a painter what their favorite color is. Too many gorgeous hues to choose from,” said Librarian for Cataloging and Acquisition, Heather Jean Uhl.

By now, most are aware of the library’s move across Broadway to the Cascade Learning Resource Center (CLRC). That said, few people seem to know what the staff offers in terms of aid and library services.

Marianne Le, EvCC’s Librarian for Collection and Development, manages the library’s numerous databases and tends to the needs of students. She said that she and her fellow librarians can answer questions about research, college-related forms and even the college itself. Le said many of the librarians teach classes on how to search the databases to find and cite good sources.

The library has laptops and graphing calculators available for quarterly checkout, as well as phone and computer charging stations accessible for student use. There are also study rooms available for advanced booking online.       

“Access to technology is now an essential component of student success, but the digital divide is very real. That’s why we offer technology in addition to research sources,” said Librarian for Cataloging and Acquisition, Heather Uhl.

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Marianne Le, the librarian for collection development at EVCC. (W. Daniel Combs)

Le said there is also a large reserve of textbooks for students to use if they aren’t able to get ahold of one elsewhere. 

“They have to stay here in the library but they can be really helpful at the beginning of a quarter when the bookstore doesn’t have it yet or they haven’t gotten financial aid yet. They can come here and make copies or take pictures with their phones.” 

Uhl said they regularly advise faculty on how to design a research assignment that meets students’ learning needs.

“EvCC librarians are able to help students, staff and faculty find the resources they need to succeed in achieving their goals,” Uhl said. “This can take the form of building collections to ensure the library has the most up-to-date and relevant resources available for our learners.” 

She also emphasized the importance of information literacy.

According to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which was created by the Association for College and Research Libraries, “Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”  

“Information literacy is powerful because these abilities can serve any professional or creative need,” Uhl said. “That’s why libraries are an integral part in lifelong learning. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, libraries can help you succeed.” 

The library is open on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. For questions about the services the library has to offer, contact the library at 425-388-9354 or [email protected].

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Daniel Combs, Staff Reporter
My name is Daniel Combs (first name, William), and obviously, I go by my middle name. Last quarter, I was still pretty vague on what I wanted to do for a career but now, I think I have some idea. A few months back, I was thinking about journalism and its different forms and I came to a glorious realization; video game journalism is a thing! I have been an avid player since I was a young kid. Games of all sorts; FPS, RPG, MMORPG, etcetera. That was when I decided "to hell with it" and to go after that job title. Hopefully, it takes me somewhere good. My father was a journalist his entire life, and definitely all of mine up until he died. Over the years, I learned quite a bit from him while also managing to form a tenuous relationship with the man himself. In the end, I decided I didn't want to follow directly in his footsteps and that's how I landed at VG journalism. The Clipper fits into my long-term goals by teaching me the fundamentals of journalism, the ones my father never thought to teach me. Last quarter, I learned quite a bit and hope to use what I have learned to be a better journalist this quarter. One issue/topic that really interests me outside of journalism is true crime investigations. Crime, murder, theft, heists, you name it, I want to learn about it. I couldn't possibly tell you where that interest comes from but it's there and I am "bout it bout it." When I'm not writing for The Clipper, I can usually be found in the gym, at home playing video games, on the mountain trail, or at my girlfriend's place trying to wrangle unruly children. I think my most marked characteristic is my willingness to push forward despite the obstacles. When I set my focus on something, there is usually no stopping me. My greatest achievement is getting out of the drug/party life. I used to be a real wild man until some real bad stuff happened and I had to choose to either turn my life around or see it crumble before me. I chose the former. I most identify with Han Solo, don't ask me why. I can spoon feed you a ton of heart warming or inspirational crap about what brought me to The Clipper but at the end of the day, it was my father. I mean, sure, he's dead, but his legacy is what brought me here.
Savanna Eickerman, Managing Editor of Visuals
What interests you about journalism? Journalism is important more than ever, living in a time where connection is so fast and things are constantly changing. To be able to document the world in a professional and honest way is something that will be valued for years to come because history is crucial in helping us to grow. What are you doing when you aren't at The Clipper? I am usually found busy with something photography related which includes editing photos, printing, meeting with clients or out adventuring. What is something you think everyone should do at least once? Something that I highly value and think everyone should try at least once is traveling to experience different realities and cultures. It helps you grow in a way that the mundane routine can't.

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