“A Wizard of Earthsea” Cook Library Book Club


“A Wizard of Earthsea” Cook Library Book Club
Wednesday, March 11th
Cook Library, RM507


The discussion will begin with Shelly Huggins, Department of Educational Technology and Literacy, providing her perspective on LeGuin’s classic fantasy of a young sorcerer, his hunger for knowledge and power, and the battle to keep the earth in balance. Then Librarian Laksamee Putnam will facilitate a discussion about the book. Free copies of “A Wizard of Earthsea” will be available and light refreshments will be served.

March 5, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Noontime Jazz – Featuring Women Composers!!

jazzy2Noontime Jazz
Tuesday, March 10th 12:00-1:00pm
Cook Library, 3rd floor lobby

Towson student musicians will play selections from female composers in celebration of Women’s History Month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the library’s monthly noontime jazz combo.

March 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

New Document Scanner on the 3rd Floor

newscannerThanks to the generous support of our donors, Cook Library has a new scanner on the 3rd floor!

Now you can scan a book chapter or an article from a journal and save it as a pdf file.

There is an operating manual beside the scanner and feel free to ask at the Research Help Desk if you have any questions about how to use it.

March 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

World War I Poetry Open Mic Event!!


World War I Poetry Open Mic Event
Wednesday, March 4th
3rd Floor Lobby, Cook Library


Read your own poetry inspired by World War I themes (such as modernism, propaganda, destruction, illness & disease, political change, or remembrance) or read a famous poem from that era.

Contact Librarian Joyce Garczynski at jgarczynski@towson.edu or 410-704-5168 to reserve a 5-minute reading time. During your slot you will say a little bit about what inspired you to pick/write your poem and read the work. If you are reading your own poetry, please send your work to Joyce Garczynski no later than March 1st.

Need inspiration? Visit http://tinyurl.com/WWIthemes




February 26, 2015 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Midterm Extended Hours Sun. 3/8 to Fri. 3/13

Cook Library will be open 24/7 during the mid-term period.

The Library will be open from 12pm on Sunday, March 8th until 8pm on Friday, March 13th.

During extended hours, the 2nd & 3rd floors will be open; other floors will be closed at the end of the library’s regular hours. Course Reserves services will still be available, but all other library services will be closed. A Photo ID will be required to enter the Library during extended hours.

February 26, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

*CANCELED* Inter-Dimensional Perspectives on “A Wizard of Earthsea”

CANCELED due to inclement weather–Will reschedule
Inter-Dimensional Perspectives on “A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula Le Guin

Three scholars will present varying perspectives on A Wizard of Earthsea. Panelists include: Juliette Wells, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Rodney Yoder, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, Goucher College, and Jonathan Mattanah, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Towson University.

February 25, 2015 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

From APA to Zotero: Get the Research Skills You Need at a Spring Workshop!

This Spring, librarians will be teaching free research workshops. So whether you want to know how to find that perfect image or get a refresher on how to cite your sources correctly, there is a workshop for you.

Register now at http://tinyurl.com/libworkshopsS15

Modern Language Association Style (MLA) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Friday, Feb. 27th
10:00-11:00 am– Cook Library 317
Citation work is an art that everyone can master, but not everyone is born an MLA “DaVinci.”  The MLA Citation workshop will guide attendees through MLA style paper formatting and the creation of basic in-text and bibliography entries.

Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) Citations with Lisa Woznicki
Wednesday, March 4th
3:30-4:30 pm– Cook Library Room 317
If you can’t tell the difference between a footnote and a football, this CMS Citation workshop will give you valuable guidance in using this citation style.  The session focuses on the ins and outs of creating footnote/endnote and works cited entries as well as the specifics of CMS paper formatting.

Getting Started with Zotero with Kim Miller and Megan Browndorf
Tuesday, March 10th
3:30-4:30 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Tired of creating all your bibliographies from scratch? Need help saving and organizing research sources? Then come learn about Zotero – a free citation management software that allows you to collect, organize, and cite your research sources. In this workshop, learn how to use Zotero to save citations and PDFs, organize research using folders and tags, and automatically generate bibliographies. Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops and install the Zotero plug-in for Firefox at https://www.zotero.org/

Due Diligence: Company & Industry Research with Shana Gass
Tuesday, March 31st
1:00-2:00 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Save time and effort with these key sources for company and industry research.

Like a Boss: Business Article Research with Shana Gass
Wednesday, April 1st
6:30-7:30 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Optimize your article searching to find news, scholarly articles, and other information using the Cook Library business databases.

Advanced Google Searching with Sara Arnold-Garza
Wednesday, April 8th
3:30-4:30 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Do you like the ease of using Google, but need high quality information for your papers or presentations?  This Cook Library workshop will help you learn how to use various Google products to access credible and appropriate resources.  There will be time for lots of questions and practice.

American Psychological Association (APA) Citations with Carissa Tomlinson
Monday, April 6th
2:00-3:00 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Trying hard not to plagiarize, but not sure what you’re doing?  Not sure where to put that pesky comma?  Volumes and issue numbers got you down?  This Cook Library workshop will cover both reference list and in-text APA citations for a variety of different materials.  There will be plenty of time for questions and practice.

Getting Your Research Started: Finding Context for Your Topic with Lisa Sweeney
Thursday, April 9th
3:30-4:30 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Practice searching online and print resources to discover critical background information on your research topic, then get help using those resources to find more specifically relevant resources for your academic paper.

Researching Countries and Cultures with Joyce Garczynski
Monday, April 13th
3:30-4:30 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Are you thinking about studying or traveling abroad? Come to this workshop where you can try out global news and information resources and learn what you need to know before you go.

Top 10 Things You Can (and Can’t) Do Online with Government Information Workshop with Joyce Garczynski and Carl Olson
Wednesday, April 15th
4:00pm to 5:00pm – Cook Library Room 317
We live in the digital age so everything is available online, right? If only it was that simple. Learn from two librarians the ins and outs of what you can and cannot do online with U.S. government information.

Finding and Using Public Domain and Creative Commons Content with Rick Davis
Wednesday, Apr. 22nd
4:00-5:00 pm – Cook Library Room 317
Thanks to the ever-increasing presence of public domain and Creative Commons materials on the Web, you can say goodbye to clip art and canned audio files forever. In this workshop you will learn how to find text, images, music, even film that you can incorporate into your own presentations, papers, and projects, without having to worry about copyright infringement complaints or DMCA takedown notices. You will also learn best practices to follow when using this type of content.

February 19, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

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