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Audiovisual Scheduling

Please contact Media Technologies (616-234-3830) to schedule a TV/VCR or other audiovisual device for classroom use.

Blackboard Support (in person)

Between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, visit the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies office located in room 316 Main for help with teaching technology.

After 5:00 PM and on weekends, support for basic Blackboard questions is available at the library reference desk.

Collection Development

Librarians encourage and appreciate GRCC student, faculty, and staff recommendations for books and journals to be added to the library collection. Send a message to your Liaison Librarian, call the Reference Desk (616-234-3868), or send an email with your recommendation. If you provide your contact information, we'll notify you when the book arrives.

Connect Faculty Newsletter


Distance Learning

Many library resources are available online and do not require physical presence on campus to access. Please send your access question to your Liaison Librarian, read about Off-Campus Library Services, or, contact Nan Schichtel (616-234-3082).

Embed a Librarian within your Blackboard Course

Librarians will provide information literacy instruction in your Blackboard course with at least two-weeks notice. To request a librarian to work in your Blackboard, fill out an Information Literacy Request FormLiaison Librarians can also assist faculty who are new to adding links to copyrighted materials to their Blackboard courses.

Information Literacy / Library Instruction & "Research Only" Reservations

Please fill out the appropriate request form to schedule information literacy / library instruction, or, to reserve space/seating for "research only" sessions:

Students learn: about college-level library collections and services; how to locate books, journals, and e-resources; how to evaluate web sites, and more. See the Information Literacy Subject Guide or contact Nan Schichtel (616-234-3082) with questions.

Library Liaison

One of the most important learning resources is a librarian designated to be a specialist for you and your department. Your department's librarian liaison handles library materials orders, copyright questions, Subject Guide curation, library accreditation reports, faculty training, and more.  If you do not see your department listed, contact Nan Schichtel (616-234-3082).

RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan


Contact Library Circulation Specialist Kevin Lyons 616.234.3189 or Circulation Associate Tess Alliston 616-234-3555 to place library resources or personal materials onto course reserve for your students, or, Liaison Librarians can assist faculty who are new to adding links to copyrighted material to their Blackboard courses.

Routing Periodicals

There are a variety of ways that we can help you stay current in your field, including the routing of periodicals. Contact Marcia Lee (616-234-3879) to be included on a routing list of your favorite periodical, or ask Marcia or your Liaison Librarian for assistance in setting up journal alerts.