Upcoming workshops and events at HSSL – September 2017

Here is a list of the library workshops being offered this month at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (HSSL):

Tue, Sep 05: Getting Started at HSSL (workshop)

Thu, Sep 07: Guided tour of HSSL in Arabic

Fri, Sep 08: Guided tours of HSSL in English, French, and Spanish
Thu, Sep 14: Endnote Essentials (workshop)

For details and to register for any of these workshops or tours, please visit the workshops listing on the McGill Library web site.

Also, note that while the popular Keys to Success (undergrad) and MyResearch (grad) workshops won’t be happening until October, space is limited so you may want to head over to register today!

How to Tell Real News From Malarkey

This month McGill Library hosted over 100 international high school students who are part of the McGill Summer Academy. The students were divided into two streams—International Relations and Neuroscience.  Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians, Katherine Hanz and Emily Kingsland, designed and led a mobile scavenger hunt for the 50 International Relations students, as well as a fake news workshop called Black, White, and Re(a)d: How to Tell Real News from Malarkey.

The workshop featured a game called Fake or For Real which incorporated an Instagram Story video series of the same name. It was created, produced, and kindly shared with the Library by Leah Green and Eleni Stefanou at The Guardian. Students were given a recent international news headline and asked to vote with their instincts – was this fake or for real? They then had less than minute to search online to find the answer and vote again.

The students – who are currently entering grades 11 and 12 – got into lively debates about the veracity of the news. It was an eye-opening experience for everyone – the librarians included!

The workshop was such a hit that it will be tailored and offered to McGill students this fall. So mark your calendars, folks! Click here to register.

EndNote workshop in June

CORRECTION: The workshop is taking place on Wednesday, June 21, not June 22 as originally reported.

If you’ve been looking to learn how to use EndNote to manage your citations and references, now is your chance!

The EndNote Essentials workshop is being offered Wednesday, June 21 in our eLearning Classroom. Click here to register!

EndNote is available as a free download to all McGill users.