Archive for September, 2014

Curtis Kendrick’s Testimony before the City Council pdf

September 29, 2014 | Archive

Kendrick 2014 Testimony Draft_ig

MEC Library Reopens After $22 Million Rehab

September 25, 2014 | News

“Everything has that new car smell,” said Chief Librarian David Orenstein. “We are so happy to be back at what can be called a brand new library. This is not a mere renovation; it’s a re-imagination.” This re-imagination of space not only allows faculty and students greater opportunity to use a modern academic library to its fullest potential, but it also allows the Library’s team to enhance current services and advance new ones.

LaGuardia Community College Wins Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libaries

September 12, 2014 | News

The $25,000 award will enable LaGuardia Community College’s Library Media Resource Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning to develop an online cross-disciplinary guide that shows faculty how they can incorporate research and information literacy skill building into their coursework and class assignments. The guide will be an open web resource and made accessible to faculty nationally. Information literacy standards regarding information use and retrieval developed by the Association of College & Research Libraries will be used to guide curricular development.

FY15 Guidelines: Student Textbook Initiative Guidelines

September 5, 2014 | News

The University is again making funds available to our libraries to help defray the cost of textbooks and other course related materials for students. Student Textbook Initiative funds should be used specifically to support currently enrolled students in their coursework, and are not to be considered as substitute funding for the libraries. Indicated below are guidelines for how the funds should be spent. Please contact University Dean Curtis Kendrick if you have questions about these guidelines.

NMC Horizon Reports 2014: Higher Education and Library Editions

September 5, 2014 | News

NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition examines key trends that are likely to enter mainstream use in academic and research libraries within the next five years. One of the fastest growing trends will be an increasing focus on research data management for publications. Enhanced formats and workflows in electronic publishing have enabled experiments and simulation data to be represented by audio, video, and visualizations. These advancements are ultimately leading to more accurate subject search results and citations, and enabling libraries to more effectively curate and display relevant resources for patrons.

Graduate Center Archival Research Conference

September 4, 2014 | News

The Graduate Center Library is co-sponsoring the first Graduate Center Archival Research Conference this Friday, September 5th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. The conference will feature three sessions of student panels moderated by Graduate Center faculty, plus a roundtable featuring archivists and curators from the New York Public Library and the New York Historical Society discussing their collections and the opportunities for Graduate Center students to explore them.

Technology Workshop Series at Brooklyn College

September 4, 2014 | News

Brooklyn College Library/ Academic Information Technologies will be offering an array of library and technology workshops in Microsoft Office, SPSS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, computer security and more. Workshops are given at different times, including weekends and evenings.