COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Coco Kariuki

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Initially, the quarantine downtime was much needed and not all bad. Taking some time to step back and regroup was probably a great thing for all of us. But for me, the routine of waking up and preparing for nothing got old quickly. So, I started… Keep reading

AccessEngineering: Overview of Book Content

Learn how to quickly and conveniently access useful, quality information by attending the webinar AccessEngineering: Overview of Book Content. Mark your calendar for April 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will focus on enhanced book content and features such as: • Searching and browsing capability using site taxonomies • Filtering options to narrow… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Nairah Moustafa

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Hello! I am Nairah Moustafa, a junior studying biomedical engineering and engineering management. I am from Egypt but my family lives in Saudi Arabia. I got stuck away from my family for almost a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so as soon as I had… Keep reading

Social Media: Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Curating Your Own Information Intake – March 30, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 

Are you trapped in a social media echo chamber? Don’t let yourself become a passive consumer of information in a world where informed discourse is intertwined with ‘hot takes’ from Facebook, Twitter, and other user-driven social media. Learn how to critically consume and challenge social media misinformation and disinformation. Register for the Workshop   Learn… Keep reading

Fact-Checking & Critical Analysis to Combat Information Overload – March 23, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Can you critically evaluate news and media sources for fact-based data that is free from ideology? Learn strategies and tools for identifying inevitable bias (including our own) and practice analyzing information resources for evidence-based problem solving and informed discourse.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops

Digital Self-Defense: Protecting Your Privacy – March 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Are your online activities being tracked? Privacy is essential for our freedom to generate new ideas and formulate our conception of self. Surveillance can influence our behaviors with manipulation and deception and stop us from engaging with new, radical, or even subversive ideas. Discover how your online activity can be surveilled and learn tools and… Keep reading

Pandemic Story Series: Kolade Balogun

An SEL student assistant tells his pandemic story: My name is Kolade Balogun, a senior student from London who unfortunately couldn’t go home during the pandemic.  As a result, I spent most of my time in Knoxville and Clarksville.  Whilst in Knoxville, I stayed with a friend who is a fantastic cook leaving me to… Keep reading

Finding and Using Census Data – March 16, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Why does the Census matter? Find out how Census data is used, its historical background and politics, how the pandemic has affected the Census process, and library resources to help you with demographic research and data.  Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops