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Ottenheimer Library

2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA

May 2021

Mural Dedication for the Ottenheimer Library

May 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The Student Government Association, in conjunction with the Faculty Senate Building and Grounds committee, created the mural contest open to all UA Little Rock students. Emma Chambers received more than 750 votes for her design of swimming koi fish. Chancellor Christina S. Drale will make the dedication on May 11. Landon McKay, president of the student government association, and the mural artist Emma Chambers will provide comments.

August 2021

Introduction to the Library – RISE

August 24, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This session is to introduce you to the Ottenheimer Library and the services we have to offer. There will be goodies to get and tours are available if you would like to see the building. We will be in the Active Learning Classroom on the first floor.

Introduction to the Library – RISE

August 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This session is to introduce you to the Ottenheimer Library and the services we have to offer. During the online session we will offer prizes and answer questions.

September 2021

Learning Tools 101 – RISE

September 7, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This session will help you become familiar with the learning tools that will be used in future RISE Workshops as well as tools your professors might use.

Interactive Searching in the Library – RISE @ the Library

September 14, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Need some help with beginning your research? In this session, learn how to search in the library, utilize Google Scholar, and Wikipedia, as well as learn about Library resources for students.

Interactive Searching in the Library – RISE @ the Library

September 21, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Need some help with beginning your research? In this session, learn how to search in the library, utilize Google Scholar and Wikipedia, as well as learn about Library resources for students.

Methods for Approaching Research – RISE @ the Library

September 28, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Need some help figuring out how to conduct research or how to create search results? In this session, learn how to generate keywords and utilize Boolean operators in order to generate more successful search results.

October 2021

Methods for Approaching Research – RISE @ the Library

October 5, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Need some help figuring out how to conduct research or how to create search results? In this session, learn how to generate keywords and utilize Boolean operators in order to generate more successful search results.

PrepStep for Students – RISE @ the Library

October 12, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Want access to academic and career-related resources? In this session, learn about what PrepStep is, how to use it, and how it can help you succeed not just in the classroom but in your future career.

Evaluating & Examining Online Sources – RISE @ the Library

October 19, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Want to learn how to make sure that your information is trustworthy? In this session, learn how to check your online sources for reliability, credibility, and trustworthiness.

Evaluating & Examining Online Sources – RISE @ the Library

October 26, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Want to learn how to make sure that your information is trustworthy? In this session, learn how to check your online sources for reliability, credibility, and trustworthiness.

November 2021

Evaluating & Examining Peer Reviewed Sources – RISE @ the Library

November 2, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Want to learn how to make sure that your information is credible? In this session, learn about the different types of peer review and learn how to evaluate them for reliability, credibility, and trustworthiness.

Fact Checking Through Lateral Reading – RISE @ the Library

November 9, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Want to learn how to make sure that your information is credible? In this session, learn how to fact check online sources through lateral reading. The quicker more effective way to evaluate online sources.

Searching Strategically in Databases – RISE @ the Library

November 16, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Learn how to search some of our more specific databases.

February 2022

Wheel of Fortune – RISE @ Your Library

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome to the Ottenheimer Library. We are conducting Research and Information Skills Exploration (RISE) workshops that support academic success, lifelong learning through critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, and information-seeking skills required for academic success. During the workshops, students will play Wheel of Fortune using their knowledge of the library. Prizes will be given to attendees! Use this form to register for these workshops. After you register, we will send you the Zoom link and basic instructions for joining each workshop.…

Head’s Up Keyword – RISE @ the Library

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Want to test your skills? Do you know the best ways to come up with search terms? Come learn through a game how to better your skills and learn new ways to improve your research. Come learn about Keywords and Boolean Operators! Date: February 16, 2022 Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Ottenheimer Library Register for the Rise @ the Library Spring 2022 workshops here. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.  

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

March 2022

Methods for Approaching Research 2.0 – RISE @ the Library

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Know the best places to begin your research? Have trouble finding sources? Is your search word/phrase not giving you the results you want? Come learn where to look and how to look! You'll walk away with some new and improved search skills! Learn how to improve your keywords and refine your results with boolean operators. Date: March 2, 2022 Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Ottenheimer Library Register for the Rise Spring 2022 workshops here. The Zoom link will…

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Student Opinions About Open Education Resources at the Library

March 7 @ 7:30 am - March 8 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 am, repeating until March 8, 2022

Free

Come by the Ottenheimer Library and tell us about your experience with open educational resources. Open educational resources include free textbooks and other similar items. How do you think having a free textbook might help your student experience? You can share your thoughts on a whiteboard on the first floor of the library. Stop by, give us your opinion, and get some free swag!

Student Opinions About Open Education Resources at the Library

March 8 @ 7:30 am - March 9 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 am, repeating until March 8, 2022

Free

Come by the Ottenheimer Library and tell us about your experience with open educational resources. Open educational resources include free textbooks and other similar items. How do you think having a free textbook might help your student experience? You can share your thoughts on a whiteboard on the first floor of the library. Stop by, give us your opinion, and get some free swag!

Methods for Approaching Research 2.0 – RISE @ the Library

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Know the best places to begin your research? Having trouble finding sources? Your search word/phrase not giving you the results you want? Come learn where to look and how to look! You'll walk away with some new and improved search skills! Learn how to improve your keywords and refine your results with boolean operators. We have a fun game in which to learn these skills!

Communication Skills Center Workshop: A Perspective Change: An Exploration of Conflicts

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us in-person in the Ottenheimer Collaborative Learning Classroom (100A by the Learning Commons) to learn about the third person perspective, recognizing contributions, and the "AND" question as they pertain to conflict.

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Pick a Project, Any Project – RISE @ the Library

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Want to know a quick way to go through your whole research process in one session? Come join us for a quick game on how to do so! Learn some great and quick ways to search, evaluate, and know where to find good sources! Date: March 16, 2022 Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Ottenheimer Library Students can register for the Rise Spring 2022 workshops here. The Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.    

Pick a Project, Any Project – RISE @ the Library

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Want to know a quick way to go through your whole research process in one session? Come join us for a quick game on how to do so! Learn some great and quick ways to search, evaluate, and know where to find good sources! Follow the link below to register for this event.

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Using Search Tools to Find Sources – RISE @ Your Library

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Know the best places to begin your research? Have trouble finding sources? Is your search word/phrase not giving you the results you want? Come learn where to look and how to look. You'll walk away with some new and improved search skills! Learn how to improve your keywords and refine your results with boolean operators. This will be our first in-person event! You can also register for this event online by following the link below. Come join us! There will…

April 2022

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

CSC Presentation Preparation Workshop-In Person

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This in-person workshop, facilitated by the Communication Skills Center, will cover tips on how to present in both virtual and in-person settings. Tips and tricks include outline structure, public speaking anxiety management, and Zoom skills. Workshop Location: Library 100A - Collaborative Learning Classroom

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

Escape the Library! Rise @ the Library

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Ever done an escape room? Come test your knowledge of the library, our resources, and the research process and escape our room!

Communication Skills Center In-Person Conversation Club

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

Free

This is an informal, fun opportunity to sharpen English and general conversations skills while building social connections. Conversation Club meets in 106F of the Learning Commons, first floor of Ottenheimer Library.

September 2022

Campus Discussion, Belonging and Equity Through Inclusive Course Content

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Primrose Igonor will facilitate a campus discussion, Belonging and Equity Through Inclusive Course Content, from 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the Ottenheimer Library Collaborative Learning Classroom, Room 100A, and via Zoom. This opportunity is designed to explore practical and intentional ways our campus can create a sense of belonging and foster critical thinking through inclusive course content. This opportunity will also provide an opportunity to hear faculty voices. Hopefully, this will jumpstart a peer-led, peer review process (or any effective…

October 2022

Communication Skills Center: In Person Conversation Club

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 1, 2022

Free

The CSC In-Person Conversation Club meets in room 106-F in the Ottenheimer Library Thursdays at noon. Conversation Club is a facilitated group where participants meet to practice English skills and build social connections with each other. Please register using the event link below.

November 2022

Communication Skills Center: Presentation Preparation Workshop (In person)

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

This in person workshop will discuss various tools to help you grow in giving presentations. We will discuss how to successfully organize a presentation and the advantages of working toward a communication orientation when thinking about public speaking. Location: 100-A Ottenheimer Library, next to the Learning Commons. Please use the weblink to register for the workshop!

Campus Book Discussion – I Never Thought of it That Way

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Free

Every two weeks, a member of the Racial Barriers Committee will host a discussion and will get the conversation started by asking thought-provoking questions about the chapters we have just read. Discussions will be held both in-person and online synchronously. We will be serving light refreshments for in-person participants. **Meetings held on Wednesdays will be in ROOM 210C in Ottenheimer Library**

Communication Skills Center: In Person Conversation Club

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 1, 2022

Free

The CSC In-Person Conversation Club meets in room 106-F in the Ottenheimer Library Thursdays at noon. Conversation Club is a facilitated group where participants meet to practice English skills and build social connections with each other. Please register using the event link below.

First-Generation College Celebration

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

UA Little Rock will hold a celebration for first-generation students on Nov. 8, the annual First-Generation College Celebration day. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ottenheimer Library lobby. The UA Little Rock campus community is invited to drop in for popcorn and fun as we celebrate first-generation students, employees, and alumni.

Communication Skills Center: In Person Conversation Club

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 1, 2022

Free

The CSC In-Person Conversation Club meets in room 106-F in the Ottenheimer Library Thursdays at noon. Conversation Club is a facilitated group where participants meet to practice English skills and build social connections with each other. Please register using the event link below.

Campus Book Discussion – I Never Thought of it That Way

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Free

Every two weeks, a member of the Racial Barriers Committee will host a discussion and will get the conversation started by asking thought-provoking questions about the chapters we have just read. Discussions will be held both in-person and online synchronously. We will be serving light refreshments for in-person participants. **Meetings held on Wednesdays will be in ROOM 210C in Ottenheimer Library**

Communication Skills Center: In Person Conversation Club

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 1, 2022

Free

The CSC In-Person Conversation Club meets in room 106-F in the Ottenheimer Library Thursdays at noon. Conversation Club is a facilitated group where participants meet to practice English skills and build social connections with each other. Please register using the event link below.

Campus Book Discussion – I Never Thought of it That Way

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Free

Every two weeks, a member of the Racial Barriers Committee will host a discussion and will get the conversation started by asking thought-provoking questions about the chapters we have just read. Discussions will be held both in-person and online synchronously. We will be serving light refreshments for in-person participants. **Meetings held on Wednesdays will be in ROOM 210C in Ottenheimer Library**

December 2022

Communication Skills Center: In Person Conversation Club

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 1, 2022

Free

The CSC In-Person Conversation Club meets in room 106-F in the Ottenheimer Library Thursdays at noon. Conversation Club is a facilitated group where participants meet to practice English skills and build social connections with each other. Please register using the event link below.

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