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Short Takes on Literature: Sandra Cisneros and Junot Diaz

Read and discuss Sandra Cisneros and Junot Diaz with us on Thursday, November 5 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the Library conference room.

Short Takes on Literature: Sandra Cisneros-"Never Marry a Mexican" and Junot Diaz-"Fiesta"

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.



Gish Jen’s “Who’s Irish”

Read and discuss Gish Jen with us on Thursday, October 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the Library conference room.

Short Takes on Literature: Gish Jen - "Who's Irish" and "Birthmates"

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.



Don’t just look at Wikipedia, learn how to edit

Fabulous Fall Workshops from the Library

30 Minute Workshop: So, Whats the Big Deal with Wikipedia?

Learn how to become an editor and participate in making Wikipedia a better, more trustworthy tool. Presented by Ann Matsuuchi.

Wednesday, October 28th 2:00 - 2:30pm, Library Lab, E101-B

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mozucat/workshops

No need to pre-register - just stop by. Open to faculty, staff and students. Two 1-GB flash drives raffled at each workshop!



“All I have to do in life is mind my brother Raymond, which is enough.”

Read and discuss Alice Walker and Toni Cade Bambara with us on Thursday, October 22 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the Library conference room. Pick up a copy of the stories at the Library Reference Desk.

Short Takes on Literature: Alice Walker-"Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self" and Toni Cade Bambara-"Raymond's Run"

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.



Guerrilla Pedagogy

Information 2.0: Knowledge in the Digital Age - lecture series

Join us for an exciting presentation on technology and pedagogy with Dr. Matthew K. Gold, New York City College of Technology and the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center

Friday, October 16, 2009 : 9:30am - 12:00pm [Room E500]

Guerrilla Pedagogy: A Hit-and-Run Guide to Mobile, Open-Source, Aggregated Course Design; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internets

This presentation will consider the practical and theoretical implications of using the ethos of the open-source software movement as a guiding force for classroom pedagogy. Embracing the principles of open-source in the digital classroom involves distinct notions of openness, transparency, sharing, and student-centeredness that are, in many ways, anathema not just to corporate content management systems such as Blackboard, but also to deeply ingrained ideas concerning the role of higher educational institutions in public life. Responding critically and creatively to the possibilities opened up by new communications technologies can and should entail a reexamination of the assumptions regarding the ways in which students and teachers relate to course materials and to each other.

Presenter Biography

The first speaker in the Information 2.0 series is Dr. Matthew K. Gold an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology and a faculty member in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. His teaching and research interests center on the digital humanities, multimodal writing, open-source pedagogy, and new-media studies. Matt is Project Director of Looking for Whitman: The Poetry of Place in the Life and Work of Walt Whitman, an experiment in online multi-campus pedagogy funded by two Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. He is also Project Director of the CUNY Academic Commons, a new academic social network dedicated to building community across the 23 campuses in the City University of New York system. For more information on Dr. Gold's research and teaching, visit: http://mkgold.net/.

Register here: http://digitalageknowledge.eventbrite.com/



Wonder Bread and Curry

Wonder Bread and Curry...

Read and discuss Jhumpa Lahiri with us on Thursday, October 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the Library conference room. Pick up a copy of the stories at the Library Reference Desk.

Short Takes on Literature: Jhumpa Lahiri - "A Temporary Matter" - Interpreter of Maladies

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.



Smart phones, smart people

Fabulous Fall Workshops from the Library

30 Minute Workshop: Smart Phones, Smart People: Research on the GO!

Drop in and learn about new ways of using mobile technologies. Albert Neal will present a look at mobile research applications (apps) available for use with smartphones (iPhone, G1, Android, etc.)

Wednesday, October 14th @ 3:30 - 4:00 in the Library Lab



Short Takes on Literature Resumes!

Short Takes on Literature Resumes Friday, October 9 and every Thursday through November 19.

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM

Oct 9 (FRIDAY) 2:30- 4:30 - We'll be reading and discussing two stories by Sherman Alexie- "The War Dances" and "What You Pawn I Will Redeem"

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.