Cook Library Events

Past Events

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

A Presentation and Discussion of
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Towson Room (Cook Library 507)

A novel that explores issues of bullying, identity, and Native American culture through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy.
Dr. Fran Luther, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology and Literacy, will provide background and Librarian Ada Woods will lead attendees in a discussion.
Light Refreshments Will Be Served

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Comics Studio with Ellen Forney
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Towson Room (Cook Library 507)

Cartoonist Ellen Forney, the mind behind the comics and artwork in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will teach participants how to develop their own comic art.

Comics: The Extraordinary Power of Words and Pictures
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
University Union, Potomac Lounge

Comics are enjoying a new respect as a compelling literary medium. Join Ellen Forney, creator of the art in this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, as she enthuses about their quirky appeal in a presentation about both her solo projects and her work with the novel.

© U @ TU: Copyright Understanding at Towson University


Digital technology affords new and exciting ways for faculty and students to incorporate copyrighted works into their teaching and scholarship, while copyright law presents challenges to how such uses of technology may be lawfully employed.

Bring your lunch to Cook Library this Thurs. and Fri. afternoon for informal brownbag discussions with your colleagues about two areas of frequent concern—digitally streaming audio and video to students for instructional purposes and using technology to provide access to course reading material.

Brownbag Session #1
Copyright and the Use of Streaming Video and Audio at TU
Thursday, October 21, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Towson Room, Cook Library Rm 507

At this brownbag session we will discuss a recent legal challenge to UCLA’s streaming video practices, the arguments for and against UCLA’s interpretation of copyright law, and the rationale behind TU’s own policy when it comes to streaming copyrighted media for class use. Faculty who have used streaming media in their courses at TU will also be on hand to share their experience.

Brownbag Session #2
Course Packets, E-Reserves, and Blackboard—Delivering Course Reading Material Cheaply, Efficiently, and Legally
Friday, October 22, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Towson Room, Cook Library Rm 507

What is the best way to provide course reading material to your students, given current technological capabilities, the rising concern about skyrocketing textbook prices, and legal constraints to copying and posting readings for students online? Join us as we discuss these questions and present yet another alternative—one that allows faculty to cheaply, efficiently, and legally provide students with access to a vast range of reading material via current technology and at no additional cost to students or the university.

Cook Library Events / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: October 17, 2011

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