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Library Workshops

This guide provides an overview of current GCC Library workshops.

Welcome to Library Workshops!

Join GCC Librarians for workshops that help you find, understand and use information for research assignments and daily life!

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The Library workshops offer opportunities to support information literacy as outlined in the Library's Instruction Program. Workshops run all year including Fall and Spring semesters as well as intersession.

Current Library Workshop Descriptions

GCC Library offers workshops online in Canvas and Zoom and in person. Enrolled students will be invited to a Canvas course space via GCC Email to begin each workshop.


workshop dates for Fall 2023
MONDAY 11/20/23 1:00 PM News and Media Literacy - Canvas

Runs 11/20/23-11/27/23; Asynchronous course in Canvas

Sign up below by 1:00 pm PST on 11/20/23
TUESDAY 11/21/23 5:00 PM Information Honor Code - Zoom Occurs on 11/21/23 at 5pm PST; Synchronous in Zoom Sign up below by 1:00 pm PST on 11/21/23
WEDNESDAY 11/22/23 1:00 PM OneSearch for Books and Articles Runs 11/22/23-11/29/23; Asynchronous course in Canvas Sign up below by 1:00 pm PST on 11/22/23
MONDAY 11/27/23 1:00 PM Introduction to the Library - Canvas Runs 11/27/23-12/4/23; Asynchronous course in Canvas Sign up below by 1:00 pm PST on 11/27/23
FRIDAY 12/1/2023 12:00 PM Research Questions - In Person Occurs In Person at 12:00 PM PST in Library Classroom 313 Sign up below by 1:00 pm PST on 11/30/23
FRIDAY 12/1/2023 3:30 PM Pro-Tips for Finding Sources - ZOOM Occurs on 12/1/23 at 3:30 pm PST; Synchronous in Zoom Sign up below by 1:00 pm PST on 11/30/23
MONDAY 12/4/23 1:00 PM OneSearch for Books and Articles - CANVAS Runs 12/4/23-12/11/23; Asynchronous course in Canvas Sign up below by 1:00pm PST on 12/4/23
THURSDAY 12/7/23 7:00 PM Using Peer-Reviewed Sources - ZOOM Occurs on 12/7/23 at 7:00 pm PST; Synchronous in Zoom Sign up below by 1:00pm PST on 12/7/23

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Current Workshops:

Research Questions - In Person

  • Articulate the needs and scope of research, such as deadlines, source types, citation style, and other project requirements 
  • Formulate a research question to guide inquiry 

Information Honor Code - ZOOM

  • Describe the ethical & legal standards underlying the use of information in college, the workplace, and on the Internet 
  • Use citation and attribution to give credit to the ideas and work of others

Pro-tips for Finding Sources - ZOOM

  • Choose specific terms and library tools in order to search more effectively  
  • Use advanced search strategies in order to find sources in a database 
  • Identify and use the information in search tool records to determine relevancy to a research topic 

Using Peer-Reviewed Sources - ZOOM

  • Differentiate between popular and peer-reviewed sources 
  • Use the Proquest database to locate a peer-reviewed article 

Introduction to the Library - Canvas

  • Distinguish between Glendale Community College Library resources and services
  • Locate and use OneSearch to find books in the library
  • Use the virtual library to find appropriate resources

OneSearch for Books and Articles - Canvas

  • Use a discovery tool called OneSearch that searches for books and articles in a single search.  
  • Design and perform search strategies by brainstorming keywords, refining search terms, and using advanced limiters to filter results
  • Assess sources for relevance, considering subject terms and/or abstracts.

News & Media Literacy - Canvas

  • Evaluate online news and media sources in order to locate objective and verifiable information
  • Locate news sources in the GCC library including OneSearch and library databases
  • Discuss the importance of credible online news sources for your life and community

Workshop Guidelines and Community Agreement

Thank you for considering joining a library workshop! These resources will outline expectations and guidelines for engaging effectively and respectfully in our workshop spaces. By attending the library workshop, you are affirming that you are aware of these guidelines and will uphold them as requested. You can always ask your instructor if you have any questions, comments, or concerns during the workshop.

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