Category Archives: Library Instruction

Upcoming Library Hours Changes (Interim and Summer Session)

Exam Week (April 23-27):

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM (April 23-26)
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (April 27 – Commencement Day)

Interim Week (April 30-May 4):

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Summer Session (May 7-Aug. 17):

  • Monday – Thursday:  7:30 AM – 8:00 PM  (Faculty – information literacy instruction is available after 8:00 PM)
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed:

  • Saturdays & Sunday (April 28 through September 2)
  • Monday May 28 Memorial Day
  • Wednesday July 4 Independence Day
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Cite as you Write – Help is Available

[Citatation Needed] sign

[Citation needed] sign. Image by Mahanga used through Creative Commons attribution license 2.0.

Cite as you Write – words to live by so you can avoid that sinking feeling if you haven’t kept track of your information sources used to write a paper, and that job looms before you.

Need help with citing?  Librarians suggest the Purdue Owl websites for both APA Formatting & Style Guide and MLA  Formatting & Style Guide citation formats.  You’ll find those links on our Citing Sources Subject Guide. They’re easy to use, provide the “pattern” or “recipe” for a citation, followed by real examples.

Librarians are ready to assist you with citing. Visit the Reference Desk, call us at 616-234-3868, or use the Ask-a-Librarian email form.

 

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Faculty – Bring ’em on in!

Faculty – this is a great time of year to reserve library computer and study space for you and your students.  Here, Professor Andrew Lussky, met with students during his class session, while they found academic resources, deciphered those darn citations, and worked on their writing.  Use our online “Research Only” Space Request” if you would like to reserve space and computers in the LLC for your students.

If instead your students would benefit from Information Literacy instruction, use this form and we’ll assign a librarian to work with your students in our 30-laptop classroom.

Contact Nan Schichtel at 616-234-3082 with questions about either.

Professor Lussky's class in the LLC

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Oerhli’s Fake News Program Streamed

Fake News PosterFake News, Lies, and Propaganda!: How to Sort Fact From Fiction was a tremendous success, with two classes and a total of 127 attendees.  Angie Oehrli (UM-Ann Arbor Learning Librarian) talked about questions we should ask ourselves as we watch or read the news. We learned critical thinking skills and practical strategies to evaluate the news.   If you missed it, check out the recording.

Here’s a link to the Fall semester’s Brad Schwartz presentation: Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 20th at 1:00 pm when Paul Levinson will discuss his book Fake News In Real Context.  Dr. Levinson will sign copies of his book after the presentation; the LLC has complimentary book copies for GRCC students, faculty and staff (while supplies last) available at the Circulation Desk.

See our Fake News Subject Guide.

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Need help with citing?

Before you start writing, think about citing!! graphic

For more on citing, use the Citing Sources Subject Guide.

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