COD Library Blog

Plagiarism at Commencement

Graduates.jpgKansas community college leader accused of plagiarizing May commencement speech

In 2004, Hampton University valedictorian Tim Lee used the poem “The New ABC’s,” by Sherri ScottNovoa, in his commencement speech without attribution. In May, John D. Rios, chairman of Kansas City Kansas Community College, gave an eerily similar commencement speech, again without attribution.

Read more at www.kansascity.com/news/local/article166536302.html

Students: COD Wants Your Creative Ideas!

COD Academic Integrity Slogan Contest

Enter to win $$$
AIcontest.pngThis semester the Academic Integrity Implementation Committee is hosting a contest to name the Academic Integrity information campaign and want your creative ideas for a tagline or slogan that the College can use when communicating the importance of honesty in all academic endeavors. The caption selected for the campaign will be used in advertising, publicity and informational materials for the College’s Academic Integrity initiative, slated to start this fall.

The first prize is a $1500 award that can be used towards tuition as well as in our bookstore. There will also be two $500 prizes awarded.

For more information and to submit your entry, visit www.codlrc.org/AcademicHonesty/contest

Interim Hours & Closings, Aug. 4 - Aug. 20

ClockBetween our Summer and Fall semesters, the Library will be closed on weekends and have reduced hours during the week.

Here is a full listing of our hours and closings until the start of the Fall semester:

  • Friday, Aug. 4, Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6: Closed
  • Monday, Aug. 7 - Thursday, Aug. 10: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13: Closed
  • Monday, Aug. 14 - Friday, Aug. 18: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20: Closed
  • Monday, Aug. 21: Normal hours resume

For more information, see the Library's Hours & Closings page.

Have a safe and restful break and get ready for the Fall!

Popup Picks - Your unlimited source for free e-books!

PopupPicks (1).jpgDo you live in Illinois? Well, you are now the lucky recipient of unlimited access to curations of the best e-books from around the world and around the corner with Popup Picks! Thanks to RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System), you can select from rotating collections of hand-curated award-winning SF, travel, humor, self-help, YA, graphic novels and more!
https://library.biblioboard.com/home

Current collections include:

  • Book Club Summer Reads
  • Girls Rule
  • On the Go
  • Recovering the Classics
  • Comics & Graphic Novels

Popup Picks is free and easy to use - no waitlists, no library card, no checkouts. Just head to Popup Picks , select a book, and start reading.

For more options (annotations, bookmarks, favorites list, access from outside IL) you can create a BiblioBoard Library profile or download the app from iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play.

For more information visit http://popuppicks.com/faq-readers/

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Summer Reading - Paperbacks

SummerPaperbacks.JPGIs your next summer read in this stack of just-added paperbacks?

Browse our Paperback Collection for the perfect book to bring along with you anywhere you go! Paperbacks are small and lightweight -- ideal for tucking into a backpack, tote, or a full suitcase. We have titles for everyone, whether you're a fan of literary fiction, genre fiction, memoirs or popular nonfiction. And with the easy to use My Library Account, you can renew your books online and not worry about anything being overdue when you add an extra week to your vacation.

You can see our newest titles here: http://bit.ly/2qXKNFX

Cheating on the Rise? Or Improved Methods of Detection?

exam (1).pngIn Sweden, college student suspensions as the result of cheating have increased by 37.5% since 2013. Are more Swedish students cheating or are instructors and administrators better prepared to identify cheaters?

In its review of 33 universities in Sweden, TT newswire found 733 students had been suspended due to cheating in 2016... [UKÄ Legal Advisor Pontus ] Kyrk thinks the increase is mainly due to increased awareness, and that universities have got better at catching cheaters.

Read more at https://www.thelocal.se/20170606/record-number-of-swedish-university-stu...

www.codlrc.org/academichonesty

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Summer Reading - Audiobooks (& eBooks!)

504x504_SummerReading.png COD Library Audiobooks and eBooks can be your best companion on any summer outing! Take them to the beach, the pool, on cross-country roadtrips, or international flights - you literally have nothing to lose! Check out books from OverDrive and you won't have to worry about damp pages, sand in the binding or a book left behind in a hotel.

OverDrive is easy to use! Learn more at http://www.codlrc.org/overdrive or try out one of our popular eBooks below.

Spring/Summer Break Hours & Closings

COD graduationThe Library will have a number of closings and reduced hours between the Spring and Summer semesters. Our schedule between May 20 and May 30 is as follows:

  • Saturday, May 20: Closed
  • Sunday, May 21: Closed
  • Monday, May 22: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 23: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 24: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 25: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, May 26: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 27: Closed
  • Sunday, May 28: Closed
  • Monday, May 29: Closed for Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 30: Regular summer hours begin
  • Also note the Library is open from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm on Friday, June 2.

For more information, see the Library Hours & Closings page for more details.

Have a safe and restful break!

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