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The Triton College Library offers many activities and new resources each semester for students and library users. See what workshops and special events are coming up below!

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Triton College Library presents the "Spotlight Series" workshops and special events on the following dates:

OCTOBER 2014

Research Right Workshop
10-16-14 from 11 AM-12 PM in A-213
Learn how to create a search strategy and use library resources for research. Joint workshop with the ASC’s Writing Zone.

Research Consultation: One on One
10-13-14 from 12-1 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No registration required. Please walk in.

How to Access and Read eBooks
10-16-14 from 12-1 PM in A-213
Make the most of Triton’s eBooks Collection by learning how to access thousands of books through our library catalog, CREDO, EBSCO, and other databases.

Teaching Circle: Copyright from the Faculty Perspective
10-21-14 from 1 PM in CTE E-210
Copyright has been the hobgoblin of teachers since the invention of the mimeograph. Although copyright is at times confusing and vague, there are general principles that, if followed, can keep the educator from crossing the line. In this teaching circle we will look at the Constitutional basis for copyright as well as its implementation in the U.S. Code and discuss its impact upon teaching in the twenty-first century.

Research Consultation: One on One
10-21-14 from 6-7 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

Using Google for Class Assignments
10-22-14 from 12-1 PM in A-215
Learn how to use Google and Google Scholar to find relevant and acceptable academic sources for research papers and beyond.

Research Consultation: One on One
10-29-14 from 1-2 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

NOVEMBER 2014

Successfully Navigating Wikipedia
11-05-14 from 12- 1 PM in A-215
Wikipedia is free and easy, but it is not an acceptable source for class assignments. At the end of this workshop you will better understand what Wikipedia is all about and how to use it effectively.

Research Consultation: One on One
11-06-14 from 12-1 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

Robotics at the Library
11-08-14 from 12-3 PM in A-321
Children are invited to come to the Library to participate in a supervised robot-building activity. The activity will begin at 12 and continue through until approximately 3 pm. No preregistration is required, but space is limited. Please join in the Fun!

Calligraphy and Illumination Demonstration
TBA from 1-2 PM in A-321
Society for Creative Anachronism members will demonstrate the fine art of calligraphy that was developed in ancient societies and continues to be practiced today.

Veterans Day: A Celebration - Co-sponsored with Counseling and VETs4Vets
11-12-13 at 12 PM in A-321
Celebrate Veterans Day by attending a special event to recognize the service of veterans.

Research Consultation: One on One
11-14-14 from 11 AM-12 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

Basics of Internet: Searching and Email for RSVP Members
11-17-2014 from 11 AM-12 PM in A-215
Explore how to search with Google, set up a free email account, and send your first email message.

Research Consultation: One on One
11-17-14 from 12-1 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

Basics of Internet: Searching and Email for RSVP Members
11-19-2014 from 1-2 PM in A-215
Explore how to search with Google, set up a free email account, and send your first email message.

Introduction to Social Media for RSVP Members
11-21-2014 from 9-10 AM in A-215
Learn how to use Facebook and Twitter, two of the most popular social media tools.

Introduction to Social Media for RSVP Members
11-24-2014 from 12-1 PM in A-215
Learn how to use Facebook and Twitter, two of the most popular social media tools.

Research Consultation: One on One
11-25-14 from 6-7 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

DECEMBER 2014

Triton Library Annual Library Book Sale
12-01-14 through 12-08-14 in A-200
The Library will be selling used books to the public during the regular hours that the library is open. Proceeds will go into the Library Foundation account. Some proceeds will be used to fund scholarships at Triton College.

Research Consultation: One on One
12-02-14 from 6-7 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

Research Consultation: One on One
12-10-14 from 1-2 PM in A-213
This session is designed to help students learn how to conduct research using library resources in house and online. Students can bring their assignments and receive individual help in how to develop a search strategy, choose the best online databases, how to use information that they find, and how to cite the sources. No pre-registration required. Please walk in.

Call the Library Reference Desk at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3698, for further information. Reservations are not required.

Don't forget to check the New Book cart near the Circulation Desk for new additions to the Library's collection. The Library also maintains a recreational reading collection, the McNaughton Collection with current best sellers, and a Graphic Novel collection.