Research Wednesdays (Starting in October)
Photographer unknown. (1953). 'Lily Maley and class, Glendon Hall'. OCAD University Visual Resources & Special Collections, [PH554 / 20_220_022]. Toronto, Canada.
WHAT: a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, faculty) to present in a supportive environment; sort of a TEDtalk, but real-time at the Library for a studio-based environment of peers. Any topic of interest to you can be of interest to us!
WHEN: every Wednesday from 18 October to 22 November from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
WHERE:OCAD U Learning Zone 1st Level, MCC (Annex Blg., 113 McCaul St.) HOW: send an email to Daniel Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org), include a:
Continuing on our history of art installations in the Dorothy H. Hoover Library, we are making a call for library site interventions for the 2017/18 academic year.
Information comes in many different shapes and forms; at the OCAD U Library, we know that art and design can be a powerful way to convey ideas, so we open our library space to site-interventions and other forms of installations. By using art to explore themes concerning libraries and access to information, we feel that these site-interventions can become a powerful way to conceptually explore issues in information literacy using studio-based learning methodologies.
Opper, Frederick Burr. The fin de siècle newspaper proprietor / F. Opper, illus. from Puck, v. 35, no. 887, (1894 March 7), centerfold. Copyright 1894 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. https://www.loc.gov/resource/ppmsca.29087/
Recent concerns regarding fake news, alternative facts, clickbait, and filter bubbles are definitely not just a recent phenomenon.
Why is this a library issue? At the OCAD U Library, we dedicate our work as librarians to information literacy; a strategy that enables students to confidently navigate research portals, decode sources, and critically evaluate information.
For we firmly believe that critical thinking occurs when critical tools are used for research and information retrieval.
HELP STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO READ THE NEW INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT and to change their researching strategies by accessing trustworthy and accurate information.
HOW? Contact Daniel Payne (email@example.com) to arrange an in-class library information session for your 2017 Summer classes; seminars can be formatted for specific course assignments or based on a range of research themes such as:
OTHER INFORMATION LITERACY OPTIONS