Each question is an adventure. You ask for help; we go on a quest to seek the information. The puzzle to figure out the best keywords to pull up better articles is a mystery to be solved. Continue reading →
Did you know that Google Scholar can automatically direct you to free full-text copies of articles that Touro Libraries have in our subscription databases? This is a fact I tout frequently in library workshops, but until a particularly astute question from a student in my orientation last week, I hadn’t ever given much thought to exactly how this piece of internet magic actually worked.
As a third year OT student at Touro College in Manhattan, I have heard, seen, and elaborated on our profession’s slogan, “living life to its fullest,” countless times throughout my educational journey thus far. For me, “living life to its fullest” represents engagement in fruitful, life-changing experiences that facilitate personal growth and exert a positive influence on others. With this quote capturing the essence of OT, I felt it my privilege to honor it by experiencing what life had to offer (educationally and personally) at the 2016 AOTA Conference in Chicago, IL, from April 7th to April 10th. Not only was it my first time frequenting a professional conference, but it also coincided with the 99th OT month since the profession’s founding, and I was able to experience this life-changing event with one of my best friends and classmates, Gabriela Masotti. Continue reading →
On Passover night we read the Haggadah. The Haggadah sets forth the order of the Passover Seder and tells the story of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. Haggadah comes from the Hebrew word le-hagid (“to tell”); we are commanded in the Bible to “tell” over the story of Exodus from Egypt. The Haggadah is the most popular Jewish book. There are more than 3,000 Haggadot to date and every year there are between 6 and 10 new ones, not to mention all the reprinted ones. The Haggadah has been written in many languages, including Hebrew, German, Yiddish, Spanish and Ladino. We at Touro College are fortunate to have in our collection 249 Haggadot. Most of them are located in the Women’s building (where I work), and we have some in Kew Garden Hills and at the Lander College for Men. Continue reading →
This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, a month dedicated to the celebration of poets past and present by encouraging the reading of poetry, and support of poetry community! Continue reading →
What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Israel? Jaffa oranges? Beaches on the Mediterranean Sea? Google’s Research & Development offices? The new “Silicon Wadi” in Beer Sheva? For the sixth year, Israel has also hosted the Jerusalem Marathon in its capitol city. A record number of 30,000 runners, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, ran the full marathon (42.2 KM or 26.2 mi.) or half marathon (21.1 KM), or joined the 10 KM or 5 KM races. Continue reading →
National Library Week is being celebrated this week, from April 10-16th. This year’s theme is “Libraries transform.” Libraries, and the knowledge and people within them, have the potential to transform people’s lives in many different ways. At Touro College Libraries, we strive to play a part in our students transformations into successful college graduates. We provide information, assistance, and a comfortable place to study, but it’s our instructional services that are at the heart of our education efforts. Continue reading →