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Graceland University is committed to full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As part of the implementation of this law, the university will continue to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities so that they can participate fully in the university’s educational programs and activities. Although Graceland is not required by law to change the fundamental nature or essential curricular components of its programs in order to accommodate the needs of disabled students, the university will provide reasonable academic accommodations.
Students with documented disabilities are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disability Services before classes start or as early as possible. The office will work with the course instructor and the student to arrange for reasonable accommodations. Students are required at their own expense to provide documentation verifying disability.
The general definition of a student with a disability is any person who has “a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s activities, and any person who has a history of, or is regarded as having, such an impairment.”
Located on the lower level of the Frederick Madison Smith Library (Room 16), the Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive, welcoming environment where students enrolled in all academic programs can work on improving both general writing skills and specific writing assignments. Supported by tutors—experienced readers trained to assist at any stage of the writing process—students can learn to become effective writers.
The Writing Center offers both face-to-face tutoring (for on-campus students) and online tutoring (for distance learners). Students are encouraged to schedule appointments by calling (641-784-5077), by signing up (Tutoring Schedule posted by the Writing Center door), or by emailing (WritingCenter@graceland.edu).
For additional information, student writers are invited to visit the Writing Center on My Graceland.
Dr. Charles F. Grabske, Sr. Library, Independence Campus
The Library staff is known for providing a welcoming atmosphere for on-campus and online students.
Lee A. Williams, MLIS, AHIP, Library Director
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
(816) 423-4705 or 4706
Articles can be ordered if they are not owned by the Library. The Library belongs to a network of cooperating medical libraries nationwide to provide inter-library loan services to students and faculty.
Grabske Library offers:
- An automated online card catalog to help you gain access to the books, journals and audio visual materials.
- Online databases with full-text articles and journals in print
- Reference assistance
- Document delivery for inter-library loan
- Online video tutorials for distance students
- 562 Health-related journal titles in holdings
- 2000 Electronic health-related journals in databases
- CINAHL with full text
- The Cochrane Library
- Health Source (Nursing Academic)
- Pub Med
- OVID Total Access
- Science Direct College Edition
Other library figures and facts:
- Member of the National Libraries of Medicine and DOCLINE since 2001
- Member of the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City
- Have 6 library student computer workstations
- Full-time reference librarian with AHIP credential from the Medical Library Association
- Full-time assistant librarian
- Staff handles over 4000 article and reference requests from students, faculty and staff in any given year
- The Library fills over 1000 article requests from member libraries in a year