Higher education is not limited to the classroom environment, and as the new semester starts up, the library is working with folks–inside and outside of St. John’s– to offer programs that enhance learning in different ways. The events calendar for the first week in February offers a film, a Jeopardy Contest, and a workshop on Finding Scholarly Articles. 

first_film1The film series on “Law, Liberty and Moral Responsibility”  is co-sponsored by the Honors Program and the Library, and facilitated by Dr. Doug Rasmussen of the Philosophy department.  “This film series will explore the various ways laws, liberty and moral responsibility are related in …four films.”   The first film in the series will be “Judgment at Nuremberg,” screening on Monday, February 2nd, from 7:00 – 10:30 pm in the Honors Commons.  Everyone is invited  to watch this film depicting  judges in Nazi War crimes trials and to join the conversation about the nature of law. 

Got the right stuff for Jeopardy?  The library will sponsor a game of IL Jeopardy during Common Hour in Room 307, Thursday, February 5th.  Questions will focus on research, information & technology literacy.  Unfortunately, we can’t give away the BIG bucks like Alex Trebek can, but gift-card prizes will be awarded to 3 players and 3 audience members.  Join the fun and brush up on a little information and communications technology literacy to boot!

Worrying about that assignment that asks for Scholarly Research (and forbids Wikipedia and common websites)?  Come to a Library Instruction session on how to go about searching for scholarly articles, and how to evaluate the scholarly merit of  web resources. Workshop held during common hour on Thursday, February 5th in room 308, Library  Instruction Lab.