Archive for 2011

RFPs and Grant Opportunities

December 13, 2011 | News

Selected opportunities announced by funders during December 2011.

Open Access Week 2011

September 30, 2011 | Announcements

Open Access Week 2011 at CUNY includes events discussing Open Access Publishing in the Sciences, Using Open Education Materials in Your Courses, Understanding and Protecting Your Rights as an Author and Open Access Scholarly Publishing at various CUNY campuses such as City Tech, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center.

ARL Releases Resource Packet on Orphan Works

September 15, 2011 | Announcements, News

The legality of making orphan works available to the public was recently challenged by three authors’ groups and eight individual authors in a lawsuit filed against the orphan works partnership and digital works repository HathiTrust and five of its research library partners. Read the ARL resource packet providing information about the core issues in that suit, including the scope and applicability of fair use to orphan works.

Leadership Workshop Enters Second Year

July 26, 2011 | News

The second annual CUNY Librarians L.E.A.D. (Learn to Envision Alternative Directions) workshop took place on May 12, 2011. Intended for CUNY library staff who are or will be in managerial positions, the workshop included topics such as adaptive leadership, effective interpersonal communication, and effective negotiation. A complementary seminar for chief librarians is expected to take place in November, 2011.

CUNY Critical Thinking Skills Initiative

July 7, 2011 | Announcements, News

Strong information literacy skills are ever more crucial to academic success, the effective use of information technology in the workplace, and the development of lifelong problem solving and critical thinking skills. The Office of Library Services is pleased to announce a CUNY Critical Thinking Skills Initiative with support from the Verizon Foundation. The initiative will commence in Fall 2011, with two online information literacy courses for community college students.

2011 PSC-CUNY Grant Recipients

June 23, 2011 | News

Twelve CUNY library faculty members received 2011 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.

Publishing Productivity of CUNY Library Faculty Recognized

June 23, 2011 | News

CUNY was ranked 23rd nationally with respect to the number of papers of research and professional practice published in the leading journals for subject specialist librarians during 2000-2010.

The Latest on Scholarly Communication

June 16, 2011 | News

CUNY was one of five institutions across the U.S. selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries to host the program “Scholarly Communication 101: Starting with the Basics.”

Information Commons: A Learning Community for Instructors

January 6, 2011 | News

As Strayer stared at this conundrum, the answer came to him in the form of a logistical objective. If he could open the bottleneck that formed at the reference desk each fall when students come seeking help with their first research assignment, he would have found a way to better support their learning.

Verizon Foundation Awards Grant to Pilot CUNY Critical Thinking Skills Initiative

January 3, 2011 | News

The Office of Library Services has received a $40,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to help it improve remediation at CUNY’s community colleges.