The annual meeting of Nylink, a non-profit membership organization serving libraries in New York, was held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in June. The topic for the day was “Innovative Patterns for Success: Tailoring Technology Trends to Fit Your Library.”
Dr. Stanton Biddle, director of Middle States Accreditation Review, at Baruch College, was named the “2010 Library Diversity Research Honoree.”
CUNY has created a customized leadership program entitled “CUNY Librarians Learn to Envision Alternative Directions” (L.E.A.D.) to help librarians thrive in this economy by adopting an MBA mindset.
No one could deny that international experience is invaluable to an academic career. It is why institutions frequently engage in negotiations and overcome barriers of language and culture to create global opportunities for faculty exchange. But when the exchange is with a country like China, some particularly interesting situations can arise.
Are your libraries short-staffed but facing high demand for current resources in health, employment, and information technology? A new State Library website called Information Lifelines (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/lifeline) provides access to library and statewide e-resources to help patrons access online support services.
Fourteen CUNY library faculty received the 2010 PSC-CUNY Grant Awards. The Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Award Program seeks to further the professional growth and development of its faculty, and to provide support for both the established and the younger scholar.
“Childhood in the Bronx” provides a fascinating multimedia overview of the borough’s transformation from bucolic haven into a diverse urban metropolis through the lens of the immigrant groups who grew up there.
Can’t find the book you’re looking for at your library? You might be able to find it at a CUNY library other than your own. The CLICS inter-campus book delivery services lets you make a loan request from the convenience of your laptop. Watch this YouTube tutorial to learn how to request your materials and pick them up at the CUNY library nearest you: http://library.gc.cuny.edu/info/clics.html
“With the rise of Web 2.0, students are more challenged than ever to locate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate information into their academic work. Administrators and faculty who seek to assess information skills also find themselves in a 2.0 world—one we might call “Information Literacy Assessment 2.0”.
“Some people would want to turn up their noses at a boxing collection,” said Professor Cucchiara. “But the story of America is in this archive. Boxing is more than a sport. It’s a lens through which to look at American cultural history.”