“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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.