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Library Instruction

Library Workshops for First Year Students


  • Library Workshops run during the mid-semester and at the end of the semester period. For Spring 2019, there will be 8 CC CLUE library workshops
    • There will be 4 workshops in March and 4 in May
    • The dates during mid-semester are: Tues March 19, Thurs March 21, Tues March 26, and Thurs March 28, 2019
    • The dates in May are right before final exams: Tues May 7, Thurs May 9,  Tues May 14 & Thurs May 16, 2019

In-person CLUE workshops will be held on a Tuesday or Thursday from 3pm-4pm in room 1L-214 (second floor inside the library)


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

In-person workshops: there are 2 different Library Workshops, all worth CC CLUE credit. Workshops are 1 hour in length and include a quiz at the end that will be emailed to your instructor.

All 8 workshops take place in the Library Learning Lab (room 1L-214)

1. Fake News: Thinking Critically About Information Sources  (CC CLUE Event)
Thurs March 21, 2019- 3pm-4pm
Tues March 26, 2019- 3pm-4pm
​Thurs May 9, 2019- 3pm-4pm
Tues May 14, 2019- 3pm-4pm

​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.

2. Getting Started on your Research (CC CLUE Event)
Tues March 19, 2019- 3pm-4pm
Thurs March 28, 2019- 3pm-4pm​
Tues May 7, 2019- 3pm-4pm
Thurs May 16, 2019- 3pm-4pm

​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.

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 select a date from the calendar below. Pre-registration is not required.

For further information, contact First Year Outreach Librarian, Prof. Mark Aaron Polger at 718.982.4065 or