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Academic Success Centre develops new Anti-Racism Training for Students

March 17, 2021

Picture of Red River College buildingIn the context of March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and City of Winnipeg’s Anti-Racism Week from March 21-27, Academic Success Centre is proud to share that is finalizing the development of a new Anti-Racism Training for Students. Once finalized, this training will join our Diversity Training suite of workshops that already includes Intercultural Competence Training and Gender and Sexual Diversity Awareness Training. (More information about our Diversity Training is available here.)

When we think and talk about racism, most people reference examples of interactions between people. However, racism is also maintained by institutions and society through the implementation of policies, practices, and programs. This training is an introduction on how racism functions as an interconnected system. The training will go over historical instances of racism and it will also focus on current examples of racism.

It is our goal that the Anti-Racism Training will support our students and contribute to the College’s educational efforts in enhancing our knowledge and understanding about racism, acknowledging how racism has shaped our thinking and actions, and speaking out against racism and systemic barriers.

The Anti-Racism Training for Students includes key concepts and frameworks, as well as activities for reflection and discussion. The training also presents a curated suite of relevant videos to amplify the voices and lived experiences of racialized people and Indigenous people. At the end of each training module, students will receive a set of key strategies and resources to map out a personal Action Plan and foster an ongoing student learning and action experience.

After piloting this training in the Spring/Summer time, we expect to offer this training for students from the Fall academic term on. The training modules will be delivered as live workshops via Webex, and will also be recorded for later screening as needed. Workshops are facilitated by Academic Success Centre’s diversity facilitators, and faculty is encouraged to take advantage of this new resource to support their students and book workshops to be delivered during class time, as time allows.

As an additional resource, students and faculty can also access a new Anti-Racism Learning Toolkit developed together with Library staff. This guide is available here and features curated videos, readings and other resources from the College and the community at large.

For more information about the Anti-Racism Training for Students, please connect with Nora Sobel, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator (Academic Success Centre) at nsobel@rrc.ca.

Library Lunch and Learn | Spring 2021

March 14, 2021

Join us for LUNCH and LEARN a new skill!

RRC Library is offering its spring line-up of Library Lunch and Learn sessions, which highlight research-based topics and databases presented by our knowledgeable reference staff. These short webinars run from 12:15 to 12:45 pm, and allow time to interact and ask questions. For accompanying materials and pre-recorded versions, visit Library Lunch & Learn.

Spring Schedule (March/April)

The following live presentations require registration to attend. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to access the online session. To view the schedule at a glance, click here: Library Lunch and Learn Calendar.

Monday, March 22:
OneSearch (Database Instruction)

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The new and improved OneSearch will search print books, ebooks, as well as 30+ full-text databases simultaneously. Join us for a live demonstration and instruction on how to use OneSearch – the Library’s Search engine. Click to register


Wednesday, March 24:
Research Skills – Part 1 of 2

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The number one problem students have when searching is creating keywords and building them into useful search strategies. Join us and learn some more advanced techniques to break down your search question, make finding keywords easier, and using operators to create useful search strategies. Click to register


Thursday, March 25:
Research Skills – Part 2 of 2

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The number one problem students have when searching is creating keywords and building them into useful search strategies. Join us and learn some more advanced techniques to breakdown your search question, make finding keywords easier, and using operators to create useful search strategies. Click to register


Monday, March 29:
RefWorks – Reference Management

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RefWorks simplifies the process of research, collaboration, data organization, and writing by providing an easy-to-use tool for citation, bibliography, and reference management. Learn the basics of using this web-based tool and make writing your papers that much easier. For any person who needs to write and cite! Click to register


Wednesday, March 31:
UpToDate (Database Instruction)

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UpToDate is a point-of-care medical and drug database that contains clinical information intended to assist medical professionals in treating their patients.  It is available to students and staff at Red River College from the Library’s website and can be accessed via an app from anywhere and at any time on your own mobile device. The database is intended for use in clinical settings specifically to improve patient treatment by delivering current information at the point of need, supporting timely decision making, and ensuring consistent care. Learn more about what this database has to offer and how to access and use it. Click to register


Wednesday, April 7:
Advanced CINAHL (Database Instruction)

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature with full-text coverage of 770 health journals.  Attend this session if you would like to build better searches, know more about MeSH Subject headings, or just be more successful in your searches. Join us and get a look at this powerful database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. Click to register


Monday, April 12:
Peer-Review

Library Lunch and Learn - Peer-Review

Join us for a live discussion on Peer Review. For many disciplines, peer-reviewed research is required. Not sure if your perfect article is Peer-Reviewed? Check out this session to learn: what is a peer-reviewed (or scholarly) article or journal, how to identify a peer-reviewed article, and where to find peer-reviewed articles. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions. Click to register


Wednesday, April 14:
Business Source Complete (Database Instruction)

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This essential database for business students contains tens of thousands of full-text journal and magazine articles as well as newspaper items and e-books. Find current news stories, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more greatly enhance your understanding of the world of business. Click to register


Monday, April 19:
Crediting Ideas – Resources to Help Avoid Plagiarism

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Join us for a live discussion on how to credit your ideas and avoid plagiarism. This short overview offers students a chance to learn about citation tools and references to better credit ideas. Click to register


Wednesday, April 21:
Nursing Reference Center (Database Instruction)

Nursing student. Lunch and Learn logo. Text: Nursing Reference Centre - Nursing Database.

Designed specifically for nurses, this resource provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, drug databases, nursing research, and more. Come learn what the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) can do for you. Click to register


Monday, April 26:
IBISWorld (Business Database Instruction)

Library Lunch and Learn - IBIS World

For Business students and anyone researching industry information, IBISWorld is a go-to database. It provides access to Canadian and US industry reports containing trends, market information, industry statistics, competitive landscape, and other industry-related information. Click to register


Wednesday, April 28:
PubMed (Biomedical Database Instruction)

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PubMed is an open-access database, created by the National Library of Medicine, that contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed biomedical literature. PubMed is used by researchers the world over. In this session, we will explore the multiple facets of the popular PubMed database. Click to register


Contact Us

If you have a question or comment regarding Library Lunch and Learn, please contact event organizer, Rosemary Woodby.

Library Lunch and Learn – February 2021

January 28, 2021

Join us for LUNCH and LEARN a new skill!

The world of information is increasingly vast and also tainted by a great deal of misinformation. Library Lunch and Learn is a series of mini-lectures designed to teach you the specifics of finding and evaluating information. We also demonstrate the ins and outs of individual databases, which offer a wealth of information catered to your area of expertise.

 

February 2021 Schedule

Below is the Library Lunch and Learn schedule for the month of February. We are now offering live (Webinar) as well as pre-recorded (Video) sessions. For a complete list of topics, visit the Library Lunch and Learn website, which also provides links to handouts, guides, and recordings. All sessions are also listed in the Library’s Events Calendar.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Live session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

PubMed: Biomedical database instruction (Webinar)*

Library Lunch and Learn - The New PubMed

PubMed is an open-access database, created by the National Library of Medicine, that contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed biomedical literature. PubMed is used by researchers the world over. In this session, we will explore the multiple facets of the popular PubMed database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions.

*Live session: registration required

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Live session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

Crediting Ideas: Resources to Help Avoid Plagiarism (Webinar)*

Library Lunch and Learn - Crediting Ideas

Join us for a live discussion on how to credit your ideas and avoid plagiarism. This short overview offers students a chance to learn about citation tools and references to better credit ideas. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions.

*Live session: registration required

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Live session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

Nursing Reference Center: Database instruction (Webinar)*

Library Lunch and Learn - Nursing Reference Centre

Designed specifically for nurses, this resource provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, drug databases, nursing research, and more. Come learn what the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) can do for you. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions.

*Live session: registration required

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Recorded session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

IBISWorld: Business database instruction (Video)

Library Lunch and Learn - IBIS World

This is a pre-recorded session. Please click the event link at any time in order to view the video.

For Business students and anyone researching industry information, IBISWorld is a go-to database. It provides access to Canadian and US industry reports containing trends, market information, industry statistics, competitive landscape, and other industry-related information.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Live session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

RxTx: Pharmaceutical database instruction (Webinar)*

Library Lunch and Learn - RxTx

RxTx is Canada’s authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy, providing online access to evidence-based, reliable Canadian drug, and therapeutic information. In this session, we will explore the multiple facets of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association’s RxTx database. Join us for a live demonstration and instruction on how to use RxTx – the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association’s therapeutic database. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions.

*Live session: registration required

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Recorded session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

How to be Info-Savvy: Tips for Navigating Online Information (Video)

Library Lunch and Learn - How to be Info-Savvy

This is a pre-recorded session. Please click the event link at any time in order to view the video.

(Formerly named: How not to drown in information)

How do we find creditable information without getting overloaded and cynical? Take the time to learn gain learn about the challenges in searching for accurate information online. In addition, develop some techniques to develop a savvy approach to information gathering for the assignment and beyond.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Recorded session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

MarketLine: Business database instruction (Video)

Library Lunch and Learn - MarketLine

This is a pre-recorded session. Please click the event link at any time in order to view the video.

Business and Marketing students need to locate quality business information. Be sure to familiarize yourself with MarketLine to access 50,000 industry, company, and country profiles. Profiles offer standardized market data, competitive analysis, and other insights into business organization and function. You will also find socio and macroeconomic insights.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Live session: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (CT)

Rejuvenate Your Learning: Making the Most of LinkedIn Learning (Webinar)*

Library Lunch and Learn - Rejuvenate your learnnig (LinkedIn Learning)

The learning videos formerly known as Lynda.com have found their way into course work and even our library guides. This session provides a refresher on what it is and navigating the various parts of a LinkedIn Learning Course to take advantage of this powerful tool for learning. Join us for a live demonstration of how to make the most of LinkedIn Learning. This 30-minute webinar will allow time to ask questions.

*Live session: registration required

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This academic year finds us in quite a different world; however, our commitment to providing you with the supports and services you need to succeed at RRC remains unchanged. As we continue this year together, the Academic Success Centre & Library are here for you.