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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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)
“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.”
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.