Learning about library education in the U.S. attracted delegates from five of Georgia’s academic libraries to visit CUNY’s Office of Library Services. The five library directors, accompanied by two interpreters from the U.S. Department of State Department, arrived on January 31st, 2013, to exchange notes on librarianship, in Georgia and the United States.
Hunter College Libraries are profiled in this month’s METRO’s Member Spotlight. Among the highlights: a redesigned main floor of Wexler Library, Hunter College’s main library on 68th Street, re-opens in late Spring 2013. The renovation is part of the Hunter College’s $45 million campaign to modernize its campus facilities.
An article about CUNY’s Critical Thinking Skill Initiative (College & Research Library News) was ranked No. 1 on LOEX Currents’ list of recommended readings for February, 2013. The Critical Thinking Skills Initiative, a Verizon-grant funded program, was piloted at LaGuardia Community College and the CUNY School of Professional Studies in 2011. Students who successfully completed the pilot showed improved performance on the ETS iSkills assessment test and received grades that far exceeded similar courses in the past. The Critical Thinking Skills Initiative is the brainchild of Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources at CUNY. LOEX is an educational clearinghouse that distributes an e-mail current awareness service to librarians.