Archive for 2010

NYLINK Annual Meeting

June 21, 2010 | News

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.”

Baruch’s Dr. Stanton Biddle Named “Library Diversity Research Honoree”

June 10, 2010 | News

Dr. Stanton Biddle, director of Middle States Accreditation Review, at Baruch College, was named the “2010 Library Diversity Research Honoree.”

Leadership Training at CUNY

June 7, 2010 | News

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.

At CUNY, A Library Faculty Exchange with Shanghai

June 2, 2010 | News

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.

New State Library Launches Lifelines Website

June 2, 2010 | News

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 ( provides access to library and statewide e-resources to help patrons access online support services.

PSC-CUNY Research Grant Awardees

May 6, 2010 | News

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.

Lehman Librarian Janet Butler Munch Recognized for Design of “Childhood in the Bronx” Website

May 6, 2010 | News

“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.

CLICS Tutorial: Requesting Books Beyond Your Campus Library

April 29, 2010 | News

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:

May 7th Conference at LaGuardia: Information Literacy Assessment in a 2.0 World

April 19, 2010 | News

“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”.

Professor Tony Cucchiara Awarded NEH Grant for Hank Kaplan Boxing Collection

April 8, 2010 | News

“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.”