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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

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.”