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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 (http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/cwe/).

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.