Archive for 2014

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.

Interactive Discussion of Ebooks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

July 3, 2014 | News

Join JSTOR and your colleagues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for a day of lively, interactive discussion about ebooks: from discovery and usage to acquisition and preservation.

METRO Spring 2014 Innovative Internship Recipients Announced

May 27, 2014 | News

Emily Kramer, Graduate Student. Emily will be working at Hostos Community College/CUNY to help bring together the Hostos Community College Archives and the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the selection, organization, and preservation of ephemera and special collections material documenting the Hostos Center’s 30 years of cultural programming for the Latino and African-American communities of the South Bronx and wider metropolitan area. Hostos is partially matching METRO’s Innovative Internship stipend.

Seamus Scanlon wins the 2014 President’s Award

May 12, 2014 | News

Associate Professor Seamus Scanlon won the 2014 President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Service in the Library for his work as the librarian at City College’s Center for Worker Education (

From Stale to Stellar: Practical Innovations for Teaching Information Literacy

April 21, 2014 | News

Are you looking to discuss practical ways to reinvigorate your instruction? Does your library want to try out a new instructional approach but could use some advice? Do you have experience related to gaming, flipped instruction, or other innovative practices to share? If so, please join us for an event organized by the City University of New York’s Information Literacy Advisory Council (LILAC) this Friday, April 25, 2014 at Brooklyn College.

Upcoming: LACUNY 75th Anniversary Celebration, LACUNY Institute and LACUNY Hackathon

March 14, 2014 | News

This spring at the Library Association of the City of New York: the LACUNY 75th Anniversary Celebration, a LACUNY Institute on “Information Literacy to Empower,” and a LACUNY Hackathon that focuses on Python and Regular Expressions.

Arthur Downing Named Vice President for Information Services and Dean of the Library

January 10, 2014 | News

Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein announced on January 10th that Dr. Arthur Downing, who has served as Baruch College’s chief librarian since 1997, has been promoted to Vice President for Information Services and Dean of the Library.

NYPL Talk: “The Dictionary as Data: What the Online Dictionary Tells Us About English”

January 9, 2014 | News

Author @ the Library: “The Dictionary as Data: What the Online Dictionary Tells Us About English,” with Peter A. Sokolowski, Editor at Large at Merriam-Webster, Inc. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Mid-Manhattan Library