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Library Workshops



Bronx Community College Library Workshops

FALL 2017


eSearch for Research: In this workshop, participants will gain exposure to the research databases available through the BCC Library. Using these databases promotes Information Literacy as students learn how to retrieve scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles efficiently and effectively. Participants will also learn how to: access the library’s resources when off campus; create bibliographies using APA and MLA citation styles; and identify credible resources for the research they will be required to do throughout their academic careers.

Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday April 5, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday May 3, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Prof. Carl Andrews

PrepSTEP (Learning Express):   Are you planning to major in Criminal Justice? Do you hope to become a certified teacher one day? Will you need to take the ACT exam sometime this semester? Then take the LearningExpress PrepSTEP workshop. Available through the BCC Library, Learning Express Library is a database that allows users to practice for civil service job exams; strengthen reading, writing, and math skills; and access the resources needed for continued education and workplace readiness. Learning Express Library is one of the best test preparation databases a college library can offer its students. Improve your academic skills, access math, reading, and writing tutorials, learn about in-demand careers, and prepare for occupational exams.

Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday April 19, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday May 10, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Prof. Carl R. Andrews

Where are my Books? Learn How to find Textbooks and Books at the BCC Library – OneSearch: How do we search the library for books, textbooks and other research material? This workshop will introduce students on how to read the results of their search and locate materials in the library; how to request books from other CUNY Libraries and a brief introduction to CLICS, our CUNY-wide service to obtain resources from other CUNY libraries as well as a brief introduction to a new way of searching for information at the library–OneSearch.

Wednesday February 1, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 210
Thursday February 2, 2017 11:30pm – 12:30pm Room 210
Friday February 3, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 210
Friday February 17, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Prof. Jesus Sanabria

Fake News: How to Evaluate What You See in the News:The days of traditional media controlling what you see and how it is reported has gone by the wayside. In its vacuum, we have newer dangers to navigate including dissimulation, bias, sins of omission, straight-up false news stories, alternative facts and an entire array of different tactics being utilized by various forces for different reasons. In some cases, they want to control what you think and feel, in other cases, they simply want clicks. In most cases, it is a combination of both. In this dizzying information environment, Dr. Falcon will attempt to help you identify some of the features of the new information landscape and give you some simple tools to evaluate what you see fighting for your eyeballs every time you pick up your phone, sit at your computer or turn on your TV. It will be brisk, fast paced, and controversial, fun, infuriating and—most importantly—give you tools to use to defend yourself in the war for your mind.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Librarian: Asst. Prof. Angel Falcon

Images and Media Resources for Research: Do you want to know how to find films and images offered by the library through its collections and online databases?  Are you interested in knowing more about image databases such as ARTstor, Encyclopaedia Britannica? If so, come to this Toolbox Session, and bring your questions with you! Looking for new ways to better prepare your class presentations and papers? Consider adding media. The BCC Library subscribes to a number of streaming and video databases such as Black Studies in Video, Films on Demand, and Theatre in Video that you can use, with content centering on music, theatre, history and much more. This short workshop will present an overview of the image and streaming media resources at your disposal.

Room 210
Room 210
Room 210
Room 210

Librarian: Prof. LaRoi Lawton