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Library sponsored workshops and events will be held in the Hogan Room
(room 160), unless otherwise noted.

(Check back as we’ll be adding more events in the future.)

Space is limited, sign up today!

 

September

24th-30th:
Banned Books Week

October

9th (12pm-1pm):
Makerspace Open House: Play with 3D printer, Laser Cutter, Makey Makey and Other Cutting Edge Technology
(location: Makerspace, room 172)  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3635724

4th (Noon-1pm):
Grand Opening Bible Exhibit (location: Library Lobby)

10th (Noon-1pm):
Lecture Series – Oral Histories of the University of La Verne (location: Presidents Dining Room)

11th (8pm, room 172):
Game Night @ Makerspace

17th (Noon-1pm):
3D Printing Workshop (location: Makerspace, room 172) http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3634611

18th (Noon-1pm):
ULV History Trail (Scavenger Hunt) (location: Library Lobby)

19th (4pm-5:30pm):
Excel Workshops  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3637401

24th (Noon-1pm):
Laser Cutter Workshop (location: Makerspace, room 172) http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3634709

25th (Noon):
Archives Research Poster Sessions (location: Library Lobby)

26th (Noon-1pm):
Open Access Week  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3637398 (Canceled)

30th (11:30am-1pm):
NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party

November

1st-30th:
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) laverne.libguides.com/NaNoWriMo

1st (12:15pm-1:15pm):
APA Style Central  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3621855

2nd (5pm-8pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event 

4th (1pm-4pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event 

7th (5pm-8pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event

8th (Noon-1pm):
Web of Science for the Sciences 
http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3634148

8th (8pm, room 172):
Game Night @ Makerspace

9th (10a-1pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event

13th (2pm-5pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event

14th (11:30am-1pm):
Book Arts Workshops: Updating and Creating with Library Books  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3635414

15th (5pm-8pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event 

18th (12pm-3pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event — CANCELED

20th (5pm-8pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event 

28th (10:30am-12:30pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event 

28th (Noon-1pm):
Cricut (location: Makerspace, room 172)
http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3634768

29th (Noon-1pm):
Literature Review Basics
http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3701754

30th (5pm-8pm):
NaNoWriMo Drop in Writing Event  

December

4th (11:30am-1pm):
NaNoWriMo Closing Party 

5th (Noon-1pm):
Makey Makey Workshop (location: Makerspace, room 172) http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3634728

January

10th (8pm, room 172):
Game Night @ Makerspace

February

28th (Noon-1pm, room 172):
IoT: Internet of Things

7th (Noon-1pm):
Using the Census for Marketing   http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3635705

14th (Noon-1pm):
SPSS  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3637400

14th (8pm, room 172):
Game Night @ Makerspace

21st (11:45am-12:45pm):
APA Style Central  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3621779

March

7th (11:45am-1pm):
Copyright  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3634463

14th (11:30am-1pm):
Book Arts Workshops: Updating and Creating with Library Books  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3635706

14th (8pm, room 172):
Game Night @ Makerspace

21st (11:45am-12:45pm):
Literature Review Basics  http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3621795

28th:
Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (Women’s History Month)

April

4th (5pm-6pm):
Maps and Visualizations with the Census
http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3635714

8th-14th:
National Library Week

10th:
Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

11th (Noon-1pm):
Journal Citation Reports for the Sciences
http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3634147

11th (8pm, room 172):
Game Night @ Makerspace

18th (5pm-6pm):
Finding School and Education Statistics with the Census   http://laverne.libcal.com/event/3635715

30th:
Children’s Book Day

Last updated: 11/21/17

24/7 Library Hours and De-Stress Activities

 

The library will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, May 14th at noon until Friday, May 26th at 5pm.

During these two weeks join us for a variety of activities to de-stress!
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Coffee and tea will be served nightly at 11pm.

Therapy Dogs

May 17 & 18: 10a

 

Arts & Crafts

Tuesday, May 16: 7pm – 9pm
Wednesday, May 17: 12pm – 1pm
Sunday, May 21: 7pm – 9pm
Monday, May 22: 12pm – 2pm
Monday, May 22: 8pm – 10pm
Wednesday, May 24: 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, May 24: 8pm – 10pm

 

Banner Images by Neha Viswanathan, Rob Allen, & Kim Fairies on Flickr

Banner Images by Neha Viswanathan, Rob Allen, & Kim Fairies on Flickr

Cite Your Sources!

Have you heard your professor say, “Cite your sources.”

You may be wondering: “what is APA?” or “what is MLA?.” We have tools to help you.

Get started with learning about the citation format at the library’s Citation Help Guide. Here you will find information and examples on AJPA, APA, ASA, MLA and Chicago/Turabian.

Another great (even better) resource is the Online Writing Lab at Purdue (affectionately known by your librarians as “OWL”). This is an in depth guide to some citation formats.

If you are jumping into a large research paper or thinking about your senior project, take a look at RefWorks. Create a database of your references that you can organize and then quickly create bibliographies. There is even a tool that works with Word that helps to formats your in-text citations, while building your work cited list at the end.

For detailed tutorials on using RefWorks visit the library’s RefWorks Guide.

Other freely accessible citation generators include:

 

Can’t Find the Article You Want?

Have you come across articles that you want for your paper, but the library doesn’t seem to have it full-text?

In these moments, use ILLiad.

This interlibrary loan service gets you the resources you need for free.

What you need to do:

  • sign up for an ILLiad account
  • Request articles, books, book chapters or other resources you need when you can’t find them in the library
  • Wait for the item to arrive. This takes from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks depending on the item. And whether it can be sent virtually or needs to be sent through snail mail.

What does this cost? It is part of your La Verne experience and is free to you.

Look for the ILLiad icon to have the article information automatically entered into a request form, or access ILLiad directly and fill out a request there. You can request any citation, it doesn’t have to be found in the library databases.

 

Can’t Find the Article You Need?

Have you come across articles that you want for your paper, but the library doesn’t seem to have it full-text?

In these moments, use ILLiad.

This interlibrary loan service gets you the resources you need for free.

What you need to do:

  • sign up for an ILLiad account
  • Request articles, books, book chapters or other resources you need when you can’t find them in the library
  • Wait for the item to arrive.  This takes from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on the item.  And whether it can be sent virtually or needs to be sent through snailmail.

What does this cost?  It is part of your La Verne experience and is free to you.

Look for the ILLiad icon to have the article information automatically entered into a request form, or access ILLiad directly and fill out a request there.  You can request any citation, it doesn’t have to be found in the library databases.

 

Getting Started

Classes have started. You’re meeting new friends, seeing old friends. At this point you have probably met with each of your professors in class. Next up: assignments, research, and papers close insight. Time to use your library!

Whether you are new to La Verne or have used the library many times, there are always a few new ways to get the information you need through the library. Take a few minutes and watch an introductory video on getting started with the online library. Find where to search for books, articles, and get help.

If you are new to La Verne and the Library or just need a refresh, take a look at our Get Started guide. It will give you the information you need to know about using the library. Check out the Ask Us tab on the website to get quick answers to library questions.

Need help? 

Text a Librarian at (909) 638-1882 during the hours of:

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

or Chat with a La Verne Librarian Monday-Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday – Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm. The chat service is available 24/7. Hours that a La Verne Librarian is not available a librarian from another university will answer your questions.