Archive for 2013

Baruch College’s Market Technicians Association/MTA Educational Foundation Library Is Now Available Via Interlibrary Loan

December 12, 2013 | News

Dr. Arthur Downing, Chief Librarian and CIO of Baruch College, said, “We are delighted that our library is partnering with the Market Technicians Association to make this extraordinary collection available.”

Making Your Publications Open Access: Resources to Assist Researchers and Librarians

December 6, 2013 | News

Diane Dawson has provided both reasons and resources for making your publications OA. From a history of the OA movement to arguments for converting faculty into OA adherents, to directories of open access journals, publishers and repository directories, the article is an excellent and concise introduction to the subject.

Hunter Professor Louise Sherby Discusses the Nobel Peace Prize on CCTV

October 24, 2013 | News

CCTV News interviewed Hunter College Professor Louise Sherby about the selection of a little-known chemical weapons watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Sherby explained that Nobel prizes have often had this element of surprise. “They tend to be controversial because the awards are viewed through a political lens,” said Professor Sherby, who has written a book on the topic, The Who’s Who of Nobel Prize Winners, 1901-2000.

Intern at Leonard Lief Library Wins Metro Innovative Internship Award

October 3, 2013 | News

The on-site Roving Reference Librarian program is one of the consultation services that the Leonard Lief Library offers its student to facilitate uninterrupted instruction and research. Roving Library Consultation services take place outside of the library in academic departments and other locations around campus. In these sessions librarians and students use mobile technology to explore digital resources.

Library Research and the IRB: Is It Generalizable?

September 19, 2013 | News

“There are generally two types of research that take place in the LIS field, one is more rare and is capital-R-Research, typically evidence or theory-based and generalizable; the other, more prevalent, is lowercase-r-research, typically anecdotal, immediate, and written in the style of ‘how we did it good.’ The latter has historically been a defining quality of LIS research and receives much criticism, but as librarianship is a professional field, both theory and practice require documentation.” –excerpt reprinted from article in ACRLog (Pagowsky, Nicole and Maura Smale, “Library Research and the IRB: Is It Generalizable,” in ACRLog, Sept.9, 2013)

City College Librarian Claudia Lascar Named Distinguished BioMedical & Life Sciences Librarian of the Year

July 25, 2013 | News

“I think it is wonderful that CUNY’s librarians continue to be recognized for their fine work in many endeavors,” said Curtis Kendrick, CUNY university librarian. “Claudia’s work in particular, in the areas of engineering and biomedicine, has helped countless CUNY students and faculty in their work and studies.”

METRO Member Spotlight: The Information Commons at Guttman Community College

July 18, 2013 | News

In keeping with an institutional mission to rethink community college education, the Information Commons at CUNY’s newly opened Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (formerly known as the New Community College) represents a new model for academic libraries. Designed specifically for the first college to enter the CUNY system in four decades, the Commons is “an experimental library for an experimental school,” says Chief Librarian Dr. Verlene (“Vee”) Herrington.

Lehman Librarian Jennifer Poggiali Wins IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant

July 18, 2013 | News

Kenneth Schlesinger, Chief Librarian at Lehman College, announced today that Jennifer Poggiali, the college’s instructional technologies librarian, and Michael Ferraro, associate professor of art at Lehman College, have been awarded a $25,000 IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries for their animated information literacy advocate project.

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium: The Library as Knowledge Laboratory

June 13, 2013 | News

ACRL/NY will hold its 2013 annual symposium, “The Library as Knowledge Factory,” on December 6, 2013, at Baruch College. The symposium will explore the opportunities and challenges facing academic librarians in light of scholars’ increased demands for new formats, open-source tools, digital repositories, and innovative research methods in the new knowledge laboratory.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archive and Nineteenth Century Collection Online Now at CUNY!

May 31, 2013 | News

The Office of Library Services is proud to announce the purchase of two digital collections, Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archives and Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Both acquisitions from GALE Digital Collections present primary source materials that will enhance the research of CUNY scholars and are immediately available for system-wide access.