The GCC Library holds numerous events and educational opportunities throughout the year. Check out some of our upcoming events to learn more.
A Thousand Cuts -- Online Film Event
Wednesday, 09/15 to Sunday, 10/31
Each month, we will be highlighting one film from our streaming collection. Students must log in with their MEID and password to access.In recognition of today's International Day of Democracy and the upcoming Banned Books Week celebrating our freedom to read, the first film is A Thousand Cuts accessed through our Films on Demand database.If you would like to offer extra credit, please share this link with your students. The form will close at the end of October, and we will send instructors the list of students who watched and responded.Film synopsis: 100 minutes"Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Rodrigo Duterte. With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, A Thousand Cuts goes inside the escalating war between the government and the press. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media. Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press on the line in defense of truth and democracy."
Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies (90 minutes) -- Online Film Event
Tuesday, 10/05 to Monday, 11/15
Film synopsis: In a world where access to media is unprecedented, the global conversation around the propagation of information, “alternative facts” and “fake news” has never been more heated. As media outlets become increasingly polarized, and as social media rules information feeds, where does propaganda come into play? How is it influencing changes in the world order? Distributed by PBS Distribution. 90 minutes
If you would like to offer extra credit, please share this link with your students. The form will close November 15th, and we will send instructors the list of students who watched and responded.
The Haunted Library Scavenger Hunt
Monday, 10/25 to Thursday, 10/28
The Library is Haunted! There are 7 ghosts wreaking havoc around the Library, and they are bothering the students! We need help from our Gaucho Ghostbusters to find all 7 ghosts (and learn about the library as they go).
Stop by the Main Library to help us find these pesky ghosts all around the building. We will have stickers and a drawing for two $20 Changing Hands bookstore gift cards as a thank you for your help. Hurry! These ghosts are driving us mad!
Information in a Post-Truth World (IFS201)
- Development of critical thinking skills in using information. Exploration of how information can be used as a tool or a weapon. Explanation of the role of information as a consumer and creator. Recognition of the impact of culture and worldview on how information is understood, created, and disseminated. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ENG101 or ENG107.
- General Education Designations: L, SB
Information Without Borders: Research in a Global Society (IFS210)
- A comparative study focused on access to digital information in a global environment. Explore the global culture developing around the Internet and the impact of local, national and global cultures as well as economic and social factors related to the flow of information in a global society. Examine emerging technologies to produce and distribute information across cultures in a global society in an ethical manner. Prerequisites: None.
- General Education Designations: G, SB