Monday, October 24, 2011

Research Tuesdays & a Librarian in the TP/SS WRL Center

Do you struggle with finding good sources and putting them into your research papers? If so, fear not! You can come to the TP/SS Writing, Reading, & Language Center in November to get individual help with both skills at one time.

Research Tuesdays are a series of workshops and open labs where you can learn about writing and research skills, and get help with both. They will be from 12:30-2:00 in RC 106: 

  • November 1: Posing a Research Question, Successful Library Research, and Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance 
  • November 8:  Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance 
  • November 15: Evaluating Research Material, Using MS Word for MLA Citations, and Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance 
  • November 29: Open Lab for Research & Writing Assistance

Librarian in the WRL Center: A librarian will also set up shop in the Computer Tutorial Language Center RC 105J from 10:00-11:00 on November 2, November 9, November 16, and November 30. Ask research questions while you write your paper!

No need to register first, just drop in! If you have questions, email the WRL Center at or stop by and ask in the Library.

Monday, October 03, 2011

October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month

National Information Literacy Month 2011 BadgeOctober is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In 2009, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation acknowledging the critical importance of information literacy to the social and economic welfare of the American people.

Knowing how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively from a variety of media and information resources is one of the five General Education competencies at Montgomery College.

What can information literacy do for our students now and for their continued lives in school and after? It can:
• enhance academic performance in schools, colleges, and universities
• improve productivity by working smarter for America in the global economy;
• foster a greater awareness of personal responsibility in alleviating healthcare costs;
• reduce considerably the growing achievement gap;
• support families in coping better with seemingly endless social and economic challenges;
• encourage wiser decision making within public and private sectors; and
• strengthen our national security efforts

Contact your campus User Instruction librarian and schedule a workshop or assign one of the Library’s online tutorials to help your students develop their information literacy skills!

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