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Harry Potter Readaloud: Prisoner of Azkaban

Image of the cover of Prisoner of Azkaban with orange and black surrounding it


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Read Aloud

October 25th, 9am-6pm

Library First Floor


Join the Courtright Memorial Library in celebrating the wonderful world of Harry Potter by reading The Prisoner of Azkaban out loud all day long!  The Prisoner of Azkaban was voted as your preferred book on our social media sites.  Readers are needed!  Sign up for a fifteen-minute slot of time to bring this world to life.  Readers will be entered into a drawing for one of two prizes.  To sign up for your slot, visit the library or email Kirsten ( with your preferred 15-minute time period.  Just want to listen?  Come on by anytime from 9am to 6pm, and we’ll be there!

Nothing Scary About Information Literacy

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Nothing Scary About Information Literacy

Join librarians, Rares Piloiu and Allen Reichert as they share tips, best practices, and examples at this hands-on workshop. Bring a syllabus and any research related assignments.

Wednesday, October 30, 3:00-4:00 pm, Library 013 and treats will be available!

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Have you ever considered increasing your students’ information literacy abilities? Do you think they could use some practice formulating research questions, literature search strategies or exploring the complex notions of information reliability, relevance, and authority in a changing information ecosystem?

The librarians at Courtright Memorial Library can offer you quick tips for organically integrating information literacy components into your syllabi so that your students will be able to become better information searchers, more cognizant about evaluation criteria and in general more aware of the contemporary information landscape. You will be introduced to existing best practices and will hear testimonies from Otterbein faculty about the usefulness of these information literacy components in course design.  Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

ASC Upcoming Events

  •  Study Smarter -  Tues., Sept. 17 @ 3 PM - Library 124
  • Test Taking Tips - Mon., Sept. 23 @ 3 PM- Library 011
  •  Learning From Your Previous Math Exam? - Thurs., Sept. 26 @ 3 PM- Library 011
  •  Test Anxiety -  Mon., Sept. 30 @ 3 PM- Library 127
  •  Time Management - Tues., Oct. 8 @ 5 PM - Library 011
  •  Midterm Regroup -  Wed., Oct. 23 @ 4 PM - Library 011
  • Test Anxiety -  Tues., Nov., 5 @ 3 PM - Library 124
  • Test Taking Tips - Mon., Nov.,19 @ 3 PM - Library 011
  • Finals Prep -  Tues., Dec. 3 @ 4 PM - Library 011 
  • Finals Prep -  Wed., Dec. 4 @ 4 PM - Library 127

Workshop Descriptions

Study Smarter
Are you studying for long periods and not getting the results you want?  Are you finding that you're not always sure how to study the material in your college classes?  We'll examine some principles of learning and discuss strategies for learning more effectively.

Test Taking Tips
Are you looking for ways to improve your test taking skills?  We will explore different test taking strategies to use for any type of test and look at specific strategies for multiple choice and essay tests.

Test Anxiety
"I hate exams!" "I study but then I freeze up on every test!" "Tests make me so anxious!" Sound familiar? Then this session is for YOU! Join us to discuss test anxiety, explore ways to break the cycle, and practice techniques that can help relieve some of the stress brought on when taking a test.

Learning from Your Previous Math Exam?

Did your math test grade not meet your expectations?  Need help figuring out where you went wrong while preparing for a math exam?  Bring a recent math quiz or test and we will explore ways to up your game before the next one!

Time Management
During this interactive workshop students will learn effective time management techniques and create their own Master Schedules.  The session will focus on strategies for managing life as a student that balances study and commitments with self-care and a social life.  Students should bring their course syllabi and calendars/planners to the session.

Midterm Regroup
Finish the semester strong!  Join us at this session to learn time management skills, how to avoid procrastination, and study strategies to help you succeed.  With 8 weeks left in the semester it is a perfect time to regroup.

Finals Prep

During this interactive workshop students will create a concrete study plan for the last week of the semester and final exams.  The session will emphasize time management, study strategies, and self-care.  Students should bring their course syllabi and calendars/planners to the session.