Library Workshops for First Year Students

Library Workshops run from February 21, 2017 through May 4th, 2017 during Club Hours (3:00 – 4:00 pm) and selected evenings and weekends.  Unless otherwise specified, all instruction sessions take place in the Library Learning Lab, 1L-214.

Although these workshops are designed for English 111 students, they are also appropriate for those taking introductory level and immersion courses. 

There are 3 different Library Workshops, all worth CC CLUE credit, including:

1. Fake News: Thinking Critically About Information Sources  (CC CLUE Event)

In this workshop, students will learn how to recognize “fake news” and evaluate information sources for college research and everyday life.  There will be a special focus on identifying credible information found on social media, as well as different types of news sources and issues relating to credibility, bias, propaganda, and hoax sites.


Feb 23, 3pm-4pm (Thurs)
Feb 28, 3pm –4pm (Tues)
March 18, 10:30am – 11:30am (Sat)
March 22, 3pm – 4pm (Wed)
April 19, 3pm – 4pm (Wed)
May 4,  3pm – 4pm (Thurs)

2. Getting Started on your Research (CC CLUE Event)

Students will be introduced to the discovery tool, OneSearch, to find books and articles, as well as specific databases to find reference material and popular and scholarly articles.  By the end of the workshop, students will be able to locate the research materials necessary to complete their assignments.


Feb 25, 10:30am-11:30am (Sat)
March 30, 3pm – 4pm (Thurs)
April 4, 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Tues)

3. Introduction to Citation Styles and Avoiding Plagiarism (CC CLUE Event)

This workshop will discuss the issue of plagiarism and the importance of citing properly.  By the end of the workshop, students will be able to avoid plagiarism and cite their sources in MLA and other citation styles.


Feb 21, 6:30pm – 7:30pm (Tues)
March 16, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Thurs)
May 6, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Sat)

In addition to our CC CLUE Workshops, the Library also offers a number of interactive, online tutorials with a quiz that can printed and given to faculty:

Please choose a date from the calendar below and select on “Click here to sign up!” to register.

For further information, contact Prof. Mark Aaron Polger at 718.982.4065 or