Spring 2019 Library Event and Workshop Schedule


Monday, March 4

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome Back Pop-up

Location: E Atrium

This Pop-up Library Service will provide general information to students as they enter campus for the first time in the semester. Library faculty will be available to answer general research questions, market library services and help student navigate broader CUNY/LaGuardia Community College resources.

Monday, March 11

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tax Reform--New Tax Law Changes

MoneyBoss Workshop

Location: E-242

Presenter: Prof. Ahmed Abdelhalim, Business & Technology Dept.

Get an overview of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and learn how it may impact your taxes.

Registration information at shortlib.org/s/moneyboss

Wednesday, March 13

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Navigating the Textbook Options

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

This session will discuss different options for acquiring college textbooks including free access through the Library. Participants will be introduced to different textbook formats and marketplaces, including the pros and cons of each. They will also share personal strategies for saving money on required textbooks.

Thursday, March 14

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Navigating the Textbook Options

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

This session will discuss different options for acquiring college textbooks including free access through the Library. Participants will be introduced to different textbook formats and marketplaces, including the pros and cons of each. They will also share personal strategies for saving money on required textbooks

Thursday, March 21

3:25 pm - 4:25 pm

Introducing the New Library Website

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

The Library launched a new website in September 2018.  This workshop will provide an overview of the changes that were made and some of the site’s new features.  It will also allow users to voice their opinions on design in a focus group.

Wednesday, March 27

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Nexi Uni

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

Nexis Uni delivers unmatched depth and quality when it

comes to content. With more than 15,000 news, legal and

business sources, Nexis Uni helps researchers find credible

Sources. Come learn about this search tool in an interactive workshop with Library faculty.

Thursday, March 28

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Social Media: A Look at Twitter and Instagram

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

Although Twitter is only a decade old, the news and social networking service has captivated our society, becoming a standard in online communication.  Similarly, Instagram is a popular social networking platform that allows you to share photographs and videos.  The workshop will help you create and add material to both a Twitter and Instagram account and show you how to follow other users.

Monday, April 1

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fake News Awareness Pop-up

Location: E Atrium

Join Library faculty at the E-Lobby to discuss the “fake news” phenomena and how it relates to information literacy and evaluation.

Thursday, April 4

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fake News Workshop

Location: TBA

Learn about evaluation in this interactive workshop on “fake news.”

Wednesday, April 17

10:30 am - 11:30 am

What You Need to Know to Start Your Own Business: First Steps

MoneyBoss Workshop

Location: E-242

Presenter: Evelyn Carrasco, Small Business Development Center

Find out what you need to be ready to start your own business.

Registration information at shortlib.org/s/moneyboss

Tuesday, May 7

2:15 pm - 3:15pm

What I Wish I Knew About Student Loans

MoneyBoss Workshop

Location: E-242

Presenter: Prof. Hugo Fernandez, Humanities Dept.

Hear about pitfalls to avoid in the student loan experience from someone who's been there. And how, if you get into student debt trouble, how you can get out.

Registration information at shortlib.org/s/moneyboss

Wednesday, May 8

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Exploring Career Options

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

Library faculty will introduce research tools for exploring potential careers and employment opportunities.  

Thursday, May 9

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Exploring Career Options

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

Library faculty will introduce research tools for exploring potential careers and employment opportunities.

Wednesday, May 15

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Citation Walk-in Clinic

Location: Library Classroom, E-101B

Library faculty will be available for one-on-one help with bibliographic citation and research. Bring your current research paper and questions about MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.

Tuesday, May 21

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Citation Pop-up Clinic

Location: TBA

Library faculty will be available for one-on-one help with bibliographic citation and research. Bring your current research paper and questions about MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.  

Thursday, May 23

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Citation Pop-up Clinic

Location: TBA

Library faculty will be available for one-on-one help with bibliographic citation and research. Bring your current research paper and questions about MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.  

Thursday, June 27

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Identity Theft

MoneyBoss Workshop

Location: E-242

Presenter: Tra'lynn Husbands, Municipal Credit Union

Learn how identity theft happens, how to prevent it, and what to do if it happens to you.

Registration information at shortlib.org/s/moneyboss

More programs are being added. Check back at the Library Website for changes and updated information: https://shortlib.org/s/libraryevents 


All events sponsored by the LaGuardia Community College Library’s Workshop Committee.

For more information, contact Professor Alexandra Rojas (arojas@lagcc.cuny.edu) and Professor Christopher McHale (cmchale@lagcc.cuny.edu)