January 2023

Winter Learning Days Sessions this Friday!

OER (Open Educational Resources)

Library Manager Michele Pratt and Dr. Laura Dull will talk about getting started with OER. This interactive session will help you learn more about and locate OER materials. Sessions offered at 12:00pm and 1:15pm in J-134.
Open Education Resources (OER) graphic showing the initials OER in blue circles. Top of graphic reads Retain. Reuse. Revise. Remix. Redistribute

Visualizing Data with PolicyMap

Join librarian Anne Elias to learn more about the latest library tool, PolicyMap, an easy-to-use online mapping tool for visualizing U.S. data from multiple governmental and non-governmental sources on demographics, housing, health, jobs and much more. Find PolicyMap on the library A-Z list of databases. Sessions offered at 12:00pm and 2:30pm in J-135 and are open to faculty and staff!
Graphic show colored map sections in the background with the text PolicyMap A cloud-based, U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications. Try it now! overlayed
Image looking in to group study room through window

Clubs in the Library

Do you sponsor a student club? The Library has space available for club meetings. Group Study Rooms, the Pop-Up Classroom and the Library Instruction Room computer lab located in A135 could all be used as student club meeting space. Contact with questions or to reserve a space. 

Brush up on BEDI this Winter

Learn something new about BEDI (Belonging, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) this winter by grabbing one of the titles on display in the library. You can also visit our virtual display to see lists of titles and links to eBook titles and other electronic resources. 
Image showing the BEDI book display. Titles showing include Neurotribes and You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Image of Martin Luther King Jr. Day display in library with life cut-out of Martin Luther King Jr. various quotes from Dr. King and books on display

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Stop by the library to pick up a book about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from our display near the reference desk or grab the current issue of Michigan History magazine to read the article Reflecting on "The Other America": Martin Luther King Jr. in Grosse Pointe by retired Delta faculty member Jeremy W. Kilar and Bradley F. Smith. Dr. King spoke in an unlikely location, predominantly white Grosse Pointe, Michigan, just months before he was assassinated. The article will also be available full-text online after the 180 day publisher embargo. The print copy of Michigan History magazine can be found in the current magazine area of the library. 


Image of the first 2 pages of the article Reflecting on "The Other America". First page is an image of Dr. King, second page is article text and image of Grosse Pointe High School
Reflecting on "The Other America": Martin Luther King Jr. in Grosse Pointe by Jeremy W. Kilar and Bradley F. Smith from the January 2023 issue of Michigan History magazine. 

Correlation Between Library Instruction and Student Retention

A recent study following eight years of data from Grand Valley State University Libraries found a positive correlation between in-class library research instruction and student reenrollment the following fall semester. Sign your class up for online or in-person library research instruction today!
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Featured New Book: Pickleball for All: Everything but the "Kitchen" Sink

Pickleball for All: Everything but the "Kitchen" Sink by Rachel Simon, pickleball enthusiast, is an entertaining and comprehensive look at America's fastest growing sport. Pickleball for All is the ultimate primer for any level of player interested in the wacky history, unique rules, and exciting future of pickleball. 
Book cover image of Pickleball for All. Blue background with graphic of pickleball racket with book title on top

A Minute in the Archives:
The 1973 Delta Student, Volume I

The 1970s were fashionably questionable, but for students questioning society and authority there may be no better decade. The Delta College Archives recently digitized and uploaded the 1973 Delta Student publication to the Internet Archives. This unique volume, written and published by Delta students, includes a running narrative with a tree. Check it out!

Data Dive: 2686 Newsbank Views in 2022

Students, faculty and staff viewed 2686 articles in the Newsbank database in 2022. Newsbank includes full-text access to Bay City Times, Midland Daily News, Saginaw News, Ann Arbor News, Detroit News, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette and many other Michigan newspapers. Most publications in Newsbank can be viewed either as plain text or in image view (example shown below) that gives you the look and feel of the print newspaper. 
Image of January 14th front page of Bay City Times newspaper
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