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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.”

METRO Member Spotlight: The Information Commons at Guttman Community College

July 18, 2013 | News

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.

Lehman Librarian Jennifer Poggiali Wins IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant

July 18, 2013 | News

Kenneth Schlesinger, Chief Librarian at Lehman College, announced today that Jennifer Poggiali, the college’s instructional technologies librarian, and Michael Ferraro, associate professor of art at Lehman College, have been awarded a $25,000 IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries for their animated information literacy advocate project.

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium: The Library as Knowledge Laboratory

June 13, 2013 | News

ACRL/NY will hold its 2013 annual symposium, “The Library as Knowledge Factory,” on December 6, 2013, at Baruch College. The symposium will explore the opportunities and challenges facing academic librarians in light of scholars’ increased demands for new formats, open-source tools, digital repositories, and innovative research methods in the new knowledge laboratory.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archive and Nineteenth Century Collection Online Now at CUNY!

May 31, 2013 | News

The Office of Library Services is proud to announce the purchase of two digital collections, Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archives and Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Both acquisitions from GALE Digital Collections present primary source materials that will enhance the research of CUNY scholars and are immediately available for system-wide access.

Emerging Technologies, Innovation and Academic Transformation

May 28, 2013 | News

Abstract: On October 2 and 3, 2012, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on emerging technologies, innovation, and academic transformation. This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes and concepts that came out of the focus session. This white paper also includes links to supporting focus session materials, recordings, and resources. It represents a harvesting of the key elements that we, as a teaching and learning community, need to keep in mind as we explore higher education incubator models, various pilot structures and processes, rubrics and methodologies for evaluating pilots, and considerations and tools to scale innovation to varying degrees.

QCC Library Endorses Open Access

May 17, 2013 | News

The faculty of the Kurt R. Schmeller Library at Queensborough Community College is committed to disseminating research and scholarship as widely as possible. We believe that Open Access to scholarship is critical for scholarly communication and the future of libraries. Further, we assert this is central to CUNY’s mission of public education.

Curtis Kendrick to Speak at Two Conferences Next Week

April 5, 2013 | News

Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources at CUNY, and the panel of CUNY and New York City librarians will discuss the “high school to college” transition issues and the new community of practice model that addresses barriers to college success. Panelists will also look at the Common Core school reform and share viewpoints on college readiness that have emerged from a pilot project that brought together college and school librarians, professors, and teachers across three disciplines for discussion, relationship building, and collaborative curricular revision.

Distinguished Visitors: Five Library Directors from Georgia Visit CUNY

March 18, 2013 | News

Learning about library education in the U.S. attracted delegates from five of Georgia’s academic libraries to visit CUNY’s Office of Library Services. The five library directors, accompanied by two interpreters from the U.S. Department of State Department, arrived on January 31st, 2013, to exchange notes on librarianship, in Georgia and the United States.

Metro Profile of Hunter College Libraries

March 14, 2013 | News

Hunter College Libraries are profiled in this month’s METRO’s Member Spotlight. Among the highlights: a redesigned main floor of Wexler Library, Hunter College’s main library on 68th Street, re-opens in late Spring 2013. The renovation is part of the Hunter College’s $45 million campaign to modernize its campus facilities.