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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 September 6, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday October 4, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday November 1, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday November 29, 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 September 13, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday October 11, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday November 15, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 210
Wednesday December 13, 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 August 30, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 210
Thursday August 31, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 210
Monday September 5, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 210
Tuesday September 6, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Prof. Jesus Sanabria

Fake News, Trolling and other things made to get you mad: 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, trolling, Pepes, Deplorables 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, Prof. 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 or sit at your computer. 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. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday September 13, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 210
Thursday November 16, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 210

Librarian: Asst. Prof. Angel Falcon

The Research Emergency Room: Helping you with your research paper: Do you have a research paper to do and don’t know how to start? Are you sitting with a stack of research articles in your bookbag with an idea to write on but don’t know how to put it together? Is the paper due REALLY soon and you just want someone to help you sketch out how to attack it and get that A? Prof. Falcon is willing to help. He has a method he’s used for over 10 years that has been proven to help students to get over writer’s block and get you on the road to handing in a 3, 5, or 10 page paper on time. Come to this workshop and learn a method that will help you put it all together!

Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm – 5:30pm Room 210
Wednesday December 13, 2017 12:00pm – 1:30pm Room 210

Librarian: Asst. Prof. Angel Falcon