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For the Spring of 2023, the library is offering a series of curricular add-ons that will enrich your students' academic experience. From campus history to genealogy to social media to that paragon of journalism, the New York Times, your students will find something with which to engage. In addition, we will be hosting regular citation workshops for students who want to master their craft.
Workshops will be drop-in only at 11am on Fridays in Learning Studio 3 (Library First Floor).

All the News That’s Fit to Print: Getting to Know the Gray Lady

Want to keep up with current events? Looking for great recipes? Seeking a reliable source for information about domestic and foreign politics? Hoping to keep track of your Wordle performance? Then you need a subscription to The New York Times! Come to the library for a quick session with Systems Librarian Janell Bekauri about activating your HWS subscription to the NYT. Pick up some tips and tricks for utilizing the many components of the subscription, both on mobile devices and laptops. Once active, your subscription allows access both on and off campus.
DATE: February 3rd & March 17th
LOCATION: Learning Studio 3

Researching Family: Yours, Mine, and Everybody Else’s

Have you ever wanted to uncover more details about a person or family when doing historical or biographical research? If so, the techniques of genealogical research may be exactly what you seek! This session focuses on the nineteenth and early twentieth-century United States where we will introduce solid genealogical research practice, resources including census records, and methods for keeping yourself organized.
DATE: February 17th
LOCATION: Learning Studio 3

Social Media between the Pages: Scrapbooks as Social Media

Social media is an integral part of most of our lives. We post, comment, like, share, and scroll on numerous platforms, from the old-fashioned Facebook to the trendy TikTok. But how did folks share their photos, thoughts, and life updates before the social media boom? SCRAPBOOKS! Join Archivist Tricia McEldowney for a discussion about scrapbooks as a form of social media before social media—and explore some scrapbooks from Archives & Special Collections.
DATE: April 7th & April 21st
LOCATION: Learning Studio 3

The Spaces We Share: A History of Campus Buildings

Every building on campus tells a story. Utilizing historic photos and primary sources, Archives Technician Brandon Moblo will peel back the layers and reveal the history we walk by every day. In this session, we will focus on the area west of the ridge. A relatively recent addition to campus, this former “wasteland” has seen an ice skating rink, Adirondack shelter, and Geneva’s first Little League field, but is now home to Boswell Field, Bristol Field House, and Odell’s Pond.
DATE: March 3rd
LOCATION: Learning Studio 3
Time: 11am Fridays
Location: Learning Studio 3 (Library First Floor)
2/3 All the News That’s Fit to Print
2/10 MLA Citation Style
2/17 Researching Family: Yours, Mine, and Everybody Else’s
2/24 (no workshop)
3/3 The Spaces We Share: A History of Campus Buildings
3/10 Chicago Citation Style
3/17 All the News That’s Fit to Print
3/24 Spring Break (no workshop)
3/31 Zotero (Citation Manager)
4/7 Social Media between the Pages
4/14 Senior Symposium (no workshop)
4/21 Social Media between the Pages
4/28 APA Citation Style