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Need help citing your sources?

The MLA/APA Help-A-Thon

WHAT: Get help with your Works Cited list. Bring in your questions or problem citations and meet one-on-one with a librarian for how-to advice. No appointment necessary!

WHEN: Drop in anytime during one of these two hour sessions:

  • Tuesday, November 24th 11 AM-1 PM
  • Monday, November 30th 2-4 PM
  • Thursday, December 3rd 2:30-4:30PM
  • Monday, December 7th 3-5PM

WHERE: Library Lab (E101-B)

MLA style is used in English and the Humanities. Whether you are new to MLA or if you have used it in the past you may want to take advantage of one of these drop-in sessions to get help or to verify your citations.

APA style is used in Allied Health, Psychology, and the Social Sciences. It is very different from MLA and you may want to get some one-on-one assistance completing your APA bibliography. We're here to help and answer your questions!



Are you backing up your files?

Check out this great Lifehacker posting on ways to back up your files. Data redundancy is important and necessary: "Your files should exist in at least two places, or it's no longer a backup - and your data is at risk."

There's also a comparative review of newer online backup/file-syncing tools like Dropbox and Mozy.


Here's a quick video description of Dropbox:



Short Takes on Literature: Amina Gautier and David Wong Louie

Short Takes on Literature: Amina Gautier - "Dance for Me" and David Wong Louie - "Cold Hearted"

Thursday, November 19, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss Amina Gautier and David Wong Louie with us on Thursday, November 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the Library Conference Room.

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



Short Takes on Literature: Hisaye Yamamoto and Stephanie Vaughn

SHORT TAKES ON LITERATURE: HISAYE YAMAMOTO - "SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES " AND STEPHANIE VAUGHN - "ABLE, BAKER, CHARLIE, DOG"

Thursday, November 12, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss Hisaye Yamamoto and Stephanie Vaughn with us on Thursday, November 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the Library Conference Room.

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

Hisaye Yamamoto, who was born in 1921, was interred in a Japanese camp along with thousands of others during World War II. With that in mind, her touching story of poetry and her mother, written in 1949 is a great introduction to this writer who says: "the way I fell into writing was that I contracted the disease of compulsive reading…all kinds of junk. One day I wrote… (and it was) printed in its entirety, and I must say, to see my very own words in print, it was like some heady wine. I was hooked for life."

Our second author, Stephanie Vaughn, writes about her father, an uncompromising military man whose rules and education inspire and confuse her, yet lead her to understand how complex a father’s love is.



The Future of Textbooks

Fabulous Fall Workshops from the Library

30 Minute Workshop: Finding the 'e' in Textbooks

Textbook options and future possibilities will be discussed. We hope to have an informative conversation about new developments like textbook rentals, e-book reader pilot projects and the future of textbooks themselves. Come by and share your experiences and opinions. Presented by Dianne Conyers and Ann Matsuuchi.

Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 - 11:30am, Library Conference Room, E101-B

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