Library Instruction & Workshops

Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Librarians are available to teach classes on topics related to library research and to LATTC’s academic and CTE curriculum.  Class topics may include a general orientation to the Library,  how to find books and articles, how to find and identify authoritative public web pages, scholarly vs. popular sources, research strategies, citation styles and more.  Our librarians can also team with faculty to design class presentations specific to their classes and students’ research topics. The librarians follow the Standards of Information Literacy established by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Instruction Section.  As such Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.”

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Student Library Workshops- Fall 2014

Welcome to the Library!

Come take a guided tour of the Library and receive a general introduction to LATTC Library resources.   This workshop includes an overview of the Library policies and procedures.  You will also be introduced to using the library online catalog and library research databases.

Dates and Time:  TBA

Research like a Pro Workshops!

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Library Resources: Finding and Evaluating Books and Articles

Learn how to find and evaluate books for academic research and locate books online

and in the library.  Also, learn how to select and search and evaluate articles using the library


Dates and Time:  Monday    9/22, 9/29, 10/6   3-4pm
Tuesday   9/23, 9/30, 10/7   12-1pm, 3-4pm
Wednesday   9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 11/12   9:30-10:30am, 4-5pm
Thursday   9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 11/13      11am-12 noon, 2-3pm



Evaluating Web Resources for Academic Research Purposes

Learn how to evaluate Web sites based on their authority, currency, relevance, and point of view

Learn about useful Web Sites developed by professional librarians and scholars

Dates and Time: Monday    10/13, 10/20 3-4pm
Tuesday    10/14, 10/21  12-1pm, 3-4pm
Wednesday     10/15, 10/22, 11/19   9:30-10:30am, 4-5pm
Thursday    10/16, 10/23, 11/20    11am- 12 noon, 2-3pm


Citing Your Sources like a Pro 


At this workshop you will:

-          Be introduced to the commonly used citation formats, MLA and APA

-          Learn when to cite or not to cite

-          Learn to use paraphrasing and quoting correctly

-          Learn how to put a works cited page together

-          Ideal for anyone interested in learning how to avoid accidental plagiarism

Dates and Time:  Monday 10/27, 11/3, 11/24    3-4pm
Tuesday    10/28, 11/4, 11/25   12-1pm, 3-4pm
Wednesday     10/29, 11/5   9:30-10:30am, 4-5pm
Thursday    10/30, 11/6    11am-12 noon, 2-3pm



Library Science 101 (Section 0952)– Research Methods  – 1 unit CSU transfer credit
Fall 2014
Mondays   10:10 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.

Location : K305

Instructor: Judith Samu el, M.A., M.L.I.S, Instruction Librarian

An introductory course designed to teach students basis library research methods.  This course provides information on the use of libraries and skills to access, identify and analyze authoritative print and electronic resources.   Citation styles and research guides for writing papers is included.

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