Fake News Display & Bootcamp

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Fact-Check Boot Camp: Finding the Truth Online

Teams will compete* to find the truth in online stories using strategies taught by Mosaic staff and librarians.

April 26, 2017
6:00 pm
McKillop Library, 2nd FL

Dinner provided by Mosaic.
*Winning participants will receive gift cards.

Fact or Fake Interactive Display

Think you can spot the truth among the lies? Come view our display on how to spot fake news and then test yourself with our quick quiz!

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McGinty Book Display & Lecture

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McGinty book display to complement the McGinty Lecture by James M. McPherson

James McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and professor emeritus at Princeton University, will present the inaugural John E. McGinty Lecture in History. McPherson’s lecture, titled “Unconditional Surrender: The Failure of Peace Negotiations in the American Civil War,” will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Book Display – Library 1st FL

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March is Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. (source: http://womenshistorymonth.gov)

About Women’s History Month
“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” (Source: http://womenshistorymonth.gov)

Display created by Kristin Butler, Special Programs Librarian

Library Display

To help commemorate Women in History, the library has created a book and informational display on the 1st FL.

Online Collections – Library of Congress

Penn[sylvania] on the picket line– 1917
Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party, 1875-1938
https://www.loc.gov/resource/mnwp.160022

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party
This collection includes 448 digitized photographs selected from approximately 2,650 print photographs in the Records of the National Woman’s Party (NWP). The NWP sought to attract publicity, generate public interest, and pressure government officials to support women’s suffrage in order to win passage of a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.

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Library Event: “Open Educational Resources” Faculty Workshop – Wed. March 22 @ 2pm

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OERs (Open Educational Resources) are teaching, learning and research materials that are free of copyright or license restrictions. Faculty members may choose to replace a paid textbook with a freely available textbook. Faculty members may also replace a textbook with a series of OERs. These freely available materials can be reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed, providing an opportunity to move away from traditional textbook-based instruction and explore alternative methods of instruction.

To gather baseline data, we ask faculty members to complete this short survey on current use and knowledge of OER and Open Access Textbooks.

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