February is all about representation in the LLC, and this month we have two different events highlighting Black History in Jacksonville. First, stop by Kent Campus to check out We Have Come Over a Way, a photographic exhibit of African-American Life and History focusing on local neighborhoods and luminaries that resulted from a collaborative effort by Professor Nobuko Mizoguchi at Kent, Professor Scott Matthews at Downtown, FSCJ Associate Director of Programming and Development Dr. Jametoria Burton, and the LLC. Next, on February 20th South Campus will offer A Role Worth Playing: Norman Studios, Representation, and the History of Cinema in Jacksonville. Professor Wes Moody will speak on Jacksonville’s history as the former silent film capital of the country and the importance of Norman Studio’s work creating films that featured black actors in strong, positive roles, followed by a screening of the silent film The Flying Ace.
The Library and Learning Commons is also spending the time leading up to the Author Series bringing The World’s Strongest Librarian Josh Hanagarne to FSCJ this March doing some bragging about the strengths of our librarians and services. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see features about our staff, or come meet us in person at one of the faculty and staff receptions listed below – you can ask your colleagues at Kent how much fun they had at theirs. Not only will you have a chance to get to know your LLC better, there will be refreshments, door prizes, and a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.
Cecil: Tuesday, February 20, 2-4 p.m.
Deerwood: Wednesday, February 14, 10-11:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Downtown: Tuesday, February 13, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Nassau: Wednesday, February 14, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
North: Tuesday, February 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
South: Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Finally, we’re already looking toward March 5 – 9, when the LLC will help celebrate Open Education Week to help raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. There’ll be several faculty presentations that will cover creating OER courses for the Achieving the Dream Grant, as well as presentations from our librarians such as:
Open Education Resources: A Very Brief Introduction – The workshop will include an introduction to OER and open licensing through Creative Commons. Participants will consider and discuss the impact of OER on teaching and learning.
South Campus: Monday, March 5, 2-3 p.m. (G300)
Nassau Center: Wednesday, March 7, 2-3 p.m. (B107)
The Insider’s Guide to Creative Commons – This workshop will increase participant knowledge regarding the history, purpose, and licenses of Creative Commons and develop faculty strategies for using the resource to find open educational resources.
Downtown Campus: Tuesday, March 6, 10-11 a.m. (A2102D)
Searching for Open Educational Resources (OER) – This workshop will demonstrate more in depth searching of open educational repositories for textbooks, journals, and images.
Deerwood: Thursday, March 8, 10-11 a.m. (G2730)
In case you’re counting, we’ve just given you over a dozen excuses to visit your local LLC in the next month. So until next time, we’ll see you in the stacks!