Category Archives: Learning Opportunity

TONIGHT: Fighting Fake News: War of the Worlds Movie Screening – October 30

War of the Worlds PosterJoin us for a  screening of “War of the Worlds” (2005 version) in the ATC auditorium, tonight, Monday, October 30, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Admission to the movie is free and we’ll have complimentary refreshments. What’s unique about this showing is that we’ll have a side-bar screen displaying fun facts, trivia, and comments from our viewers.  The movie is PG-13; so families are welcome to attend.

This movie is the first of several events planned by the Campus Common Reading Committee  during the 2017-18 academic year that relate to Fighting Fake News. See the Fake News Subject Guide for more information!

 

 

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Fighting Fake News: Broadcast Hysteria Author Book Talk and Signing – Nov. 2

Join us to hBroadcast Hysteria Coverear author A. Brad Schwartz talk about Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News. The event will be held on the west side of the Library’s 2nd floor on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Students and faculty are invited to pick up a free copy of Schwartz’s book at the Library Circulation Desk.  Admission is free, all are welcome,  and we’ll have complimentary refreshments.

This author visit and book signing is the second of several events planned by the Campus Common Reading Committee  during the 2017-18 academic year that relate to Fighting Fake News. See the Fake News Subject Guide for more information!

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Getting More Out of Google Student Workshops- updated locations

Getting More Out of Google — Get better Google search results and learn when to combine library databases with Google Scholar.  Please note the location changes from earlier postings! All workshops are offered on a drop-in basis — no advance signup is needed.

  • Monday 6-7 p.m. October 16 – meets in ATC213
  • Tuesday 9:30-10:30 a.m. October 17 – meets in ATC228
  • Wednesday 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. October 18 – meets in ATC217
  • Thursday 2:45-3:45 p.m. October 18 – meets in LRC206

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Staff Workshop Offered: Library Resources for Work, Professional Development, & Leisure

Sign up for this staff development session today! Find out how your Library & Learning Commons can help you be a more effective GRCC employee, find the professional development resources you need, and become your source for leisure reading and viewing.

  • Friday October 6
  • 10-11 AM
  • Start with a tour of the Library and continue in our computer classroom

This session will provide a basic introduction to library services for any GRCC employee. How to find and use resources including the traditional book collection, the e-book and e-media collections, general databases, and pertinent Subject Guides will be introduced. Attendees will also sign up for the New York Times online and RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan service.

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Off-Campus Account Creation Now Available for New York Times Online!

The New York Times Online is available for free to all GRCC students, faculty, and staff when you sign up with your GRCC email address.  NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a one-year trial. NYTimes.com Group Passes provide free access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of the New York Times without needing to pay for their own subscription!

For the first few weeks, creating an account was limited to on-campus readers, but now, any current student, professor, or staff member may create an account from any off-campus location!  For details, see GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide, or, call a Reference Librarian at 616-234-3868.

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