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Calendar of Events

NOVEMBER 2017

Nov 1 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
eSearch for Research
Location: NHL 210

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.

Nov 8 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenting with Prezi
Location: NL 210

Looking for an alternative to PowerPoint? Get to know Prezi, the software that brings your thoughts to life. Combine images, music and text to create engaging, multi-layered presentations. Prezi can be used for classroom projects, amongst friends or in the workplace. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of Prezi but most importantly you’ll have fun!

Nov 13 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Presenting with Prezi
Location: NL 210

Looking for an alternative to PowerPoint? Get to know Prezi, the software that brings your thoughts to life. Combine images, music and text to create engaging, multi-layered presentations. Prezi can be used for classroom projects, amongst friends or in the workplace. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of Prezi but most importantly you’ll have fun!

Nov 15 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
PrepSTEP (LearningExpress)
Location: NL 210

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, LearningExpress 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. LearningExpress 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.

Nov 16 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
“Fake News, Trolling and other things made to get you mad”
Location: NL 210

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.

Nov 29 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
eSearch for Research
Location: NL 210

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.