Come join the Ottenheimer Library all month long for our RISE Workshops! After the insurrection at the Capitol earlier this year, Chancellor Drale reminded the campus how it is vital for institutions of higher education to “redouble our efforts to teach our students what is required of us as citizens and scholars. UA Little Rock, like all universities, is committed to discovering and disseminating what is true.”
It’s our desire that the skills you learn through Ottenheimer Library’s Research and Information Skills Exploration (RISE) program will not only make you better students, but more informed citizens able to participate in our democracy in an educated and responsible way. Evaluating information for a specific need (Authority Is Constructed and Contextual) is one of our five program learning outcomes.
To demonstrate our commitment, the Ottenheimer Library is offering four open workshops for students on evaluating information sources during our March open virtual workshops. We would be encouraged and excited to receive such an overwhelming response that we would need to offer more sessions to accommodate the demand. Each session is designed to introduce basic concepts, provide hands-on activities involving relevant and current topics, and offer a safe space to discuss and debrief lessons learned.