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Need help citing your sources?

Stop by the Library's 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:

  • Thursday, May 20th 3-5 PM
  • Wednesday, May 26th 2-4 PM
  • Thursday, May 27th 1-3 PM
  • Tuesday, June 1st 2:30-4:30 PM

WHERE: Library Lab (E101-B)

You can drop in anytime during the two hour sessions to get help. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, you can always get assistance at the Library's Reference Desk, anytime the library is open.



Try listening to research articles.

Ebsco databases (such as Academic Search Complete) now have a cool new feature: text-to-speech. The feature is only available for articles that are available as HTML full-text. You can download some of them as MP3s and change the accent/reading speed (sounds like Stephen Hawking reading to you). You can also choose to have only a section of an article read to you if you highlight the passage and then click on 'listen'. Try it out!



Short Takes on Literature: Kenzaburo Oe and Roald Dahl

Please join us for the next Installment of our Short Takes series; "All's Fair in Love and War "

Thursday, May 13, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss "Prize Stock" by Kenzaburo Oe and "Someone Like You" by Roald Dahl with us today in the Library Conference Room. .

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



Information Literacy Assessment in a 2.0 World:  Changes & Challenges

Join us at this exciting free lecture on Friday morning, May 7, from 9:30AM - 12:00PM.

Dr. Megan Oakleaf, iSchool, Syracuse University

"With the rise of Web 2.0, students are more challenged than ever to locate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate information into their academic work. Administrators and faculty who seek to assess information skills also find themselves in a 2.0 world—one we might call "Information Literacy Assessment 2.0". Frustrations abound with 1.0 assessment options like surveys and tests, yet we struggle with 2.0 assessment approaches including authentic, integrated performance assessments and the use of rubrics to evaluate artifacts of student learning. What common mistakes do we make when employing Assessment 2.0 strategies? What are the best ways to avoid these mistakes? What are the best practices for this new world? Can we use Web 2.0 tools to assess student learning? And how can we "roll up" individual assessments for institutional reporting? Join us for a participatory conversation that wrestles with 2.0 challenges and points the way forward to positive change."

9:30AM - 12:00PM; Friday, May 7th, 2010

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY Long Island City, NY 11101 Room: E-242

No registration fee - Refreshments will be served.

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

Dr. Megan Oakleaf is an Assistant Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University. Her research areas include assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, and reference services. Prior to this position, she served as Librarian for Instruction and Undergraduate Research at NC State University and a teacher in Ohio public schools