Archive for July, 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.