Next week’s Diversity Lecture Series author, Julissa Arce, is a author of “The American DREAMer: From Undocumented to Wall Street and Immigration Advocacy.” Arce advocates for immigrant rights and education. Check out our book display on this timely topic, located on the Library’s first floor.
For more on this author and other authors in the series, visit the The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion web page and for resources on this topic, visit the Diversity Lecture Series Subject Guide.
The Library & Learning Commons has been extra busy – and we love it! In the last two weeks, librarians taught multiple classes simultaneously in the Library, in computer classrooms across campus, and at off-campus locations including: the Thompson Mtec; GVSU Meijer Campus; Midtown; Calvary Laketown; Rockford High School; and, Cedar Springs High School.
Faculty can schedule Information Literacy Instruction or reserve “Research Only” space in the Library using online forms found under the Faculty Resources link on the library webpage.
The Library is a great place for faculty and students to meet and collaborate.
The Reference Librarian on desk duty (here it’s Sophia Brewer) assists researchers with any and all topics students approach us with. We also serve a lot of Ferris State University students taking classes in the ATC.
If you missed hearing author A. Brad Schwartz talk about Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News last week, you have a second chance. Media Services recorded the event, and you can see it here!
This author visit and book signing was 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!
Faculty – if you have questions about using copyrighted materials in your courses, contact your assigned library liaison for assistance. There are many legal ways to avoid having to create expensive course packs. Your librarian can help you with understanding how to use our Copyright Clearance Center Annual License; with verifying citations and determining a copyright holder; using Course Reserve; and, permalinking licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It’s an internet-based creative writing project shared by thousands of would-be writers (Wrimos) since 1999.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Published authors provide tips and encouragement via social media. There is an active group of West Michigan wrimos who are blogging online – take a look and consider joining them.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. Have you ever wondered if there is a book in you? Start writing this month and find out!
Check out our LLC book display with titles that will interest the wrimo in you.