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Spring Break Library Hours

Here's our schedule for the week of March 29:

Mon. 3/29/10 - Fri. 4/2/10: 7:30 am - 4:45 pm

Sat. 4/3/10 & Sun. 4/4/10: CLOSED

Regular hours resume on Monday, 4/5/10.

Have a great spring break!



Short Takes on Literature is Back! Read Kay Boyle and Tim O’Brien with Us!

Short Takes on Literature: "Defeat" by Kay Boyle and "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

Thursday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss "Defeat" by Kay Boyle and "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien with us on Thursday, March 25 from 2:00 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.



From Broker to Strategist: Notes from the Talk

Here are the notes from William Badke's talk, "From Broker to Strategist: Notes of a Traveller in the Strange Land of Information 2.0" (PDF).

Follow the Library Blog for more information on future Information 2.0 events.



From Broker to Strategist: Notes of a Traveller in the Strange Land of Information 2.0

Join us at this exciting free lecture on Friday morning, March 19, from 9:30-12:00.

Second of Three Speakers: William Badke, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia

"The grand academic irony of our age is that, in an environment saturated with data, the information world of today's student is fragmented and incoherent. [William Badke] will propose a strategic approach to teaching academic information literacy that will enable students to make sense of their world."

Friday, March 19th, 2010 9:30AM - 12:00PM

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY Long Island City, NY 11101 Little Theater

No registration fee - Refreshments will be served.

To register, please click on the following link: http://digitalknowledge.eventbrite.com

William Badke has been teaching information literacy courses for 24 years, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is the author of the popular textbook, Research Strategies: Finding Your Way through the Information Fog, 3rd ed. (Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.com, 2008). Through his extensive publications and his regular column in Online, William Badke has been working to further both the theory and practice of information literacy in higher education.



LexisNexis Unavailable on Sat. Night 3/13 through Sun. Morning 3/14

All LexisNexis online products will be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance outage related to the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Products affected include LexisNexis Academic, Congressional, and Statistical.

LexisNexis online products will be unavailable to users from Saturday night, March 13, 11:00 p.m. to Sunday morning, March 14, 6:00 a.m. .



LexisNexis Gets A New Look

The Library has now officially made the switch to the new version of LexisNexis on its website. The content remains the same; the new search page is friendlier to use. Take a look at the new interface and let us know if you have any questions: http://library.laguardia.edu/research/articles