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Source Evaluation G.I.F.T.S.

GIFT-orange.pngUsing Memes to Evaluate Sources and Encourage Visual Literacy
     • Students will conduct online research in order to understand the context a visual meme
     • Students will evaluate the source using the CRAAP test in order to determine its credibility

After reviewing and discussing prior knowledge of source evaluation and memes, review and discuss the evaluative criteria of the CRAAP test. Demonstrate the process for researching a meme:
     • Google the meme title
     • Identify the origin of the meme using Know Your Meme
     • Identify and use key words from Know Your Meme to search for an article that explains the meme's context

In groups of 3-4, students are given a Meme worksheet. Each group will work to research their given meme, find a source and evaluate it.

General Education Outcomes: ILc. Locate information effectively and efficiently; ILd. Evaluate information and its sources critically


Extended Study Hours

Extended study hoursTo help you prepare for the end of the semester, the Library will have extended hours from Dec. 4 through Dec. 15. Hours are as follow:

  • Sunday, Dec. 4: 12 noon - 11 pm
  • Monday, Dec. 5: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 8: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 9: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 10: 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 11:12 noon - 11 pm
  • Monday, Dec. 12: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 15: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 16: Normal hours (7:30 am - 4:30 pm)

See the Library hours page for more details.

Good luck on your finals!

Silent Computer Lab Reopens

Silent computer labNeed a quiet space to finish thinking through a paper, presentation, or creation by the end of the semester? Head to our silent computer lab! Library classroom 2030 (the one just past the stairs to the 3rd floor of the SRC) is open Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm from now until the last day of finals. Stop on by to work in peace.

Need to get some questions answered to feel good about completing the project? Stop by one of our reference desks or schedule a reference appointment to talk with us.

Good luck with the end of the semester, and we'll see you again in January!

Like Our Group Study Room Reservation System?

I know that final projects, presentations, and papers are piling up, in addition to beginning of marathon studying for final exams. Need a break? Take a second to answer our 4 question survey about the software we're using to book group study rooms in the library.

We appreciate every opinion, and would love to know what you like about the system as well as what you'd like to be changed.

Take the survey here.

Thank you!


Adobe Career Bootcamp, Nov. 19

Adobe Career Bootcamp

This Saturday, November 19th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm COD Adobe Education Leaders will be hosting the first ever Adobe Career Bootcamp at the Playhouse Theater in the MAC. The Bootcamp is a free, four-hour intensive workshop, open to the entire COD community, that will train participants in the skills of networking and presentation.

Adobe Career Bootcamp is a half-day intensive learning experience focusing on the strategies of launching a creative career in any field.

Bootcamp will train you to network with potential clients and employers, curate your portfolio, present yourself like a pro, and turn compliments into job offers. Packed with insights from insiders, experiential workshops, and a networking simulation where you can practice newly acquired skills, you’ll leave armed with a competitive edge in your industry. Admission is free and open to the entire COD community. Adobe is giving away three or four one-year licenses for the complete Creative Cloud Suite.

For more information and to enroll go to the following link:

Or contact Tony Venezia at [email protected] of 630-942-2020.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Thanksgiving CranberriesThe Library will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving Break. We will also close early at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Normal hours resume Monday, Nov. 28.

See the Library hours page for more details.

Have a safe and restful break!