February is Black History Month, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the many resources in our collection related to African-American history, including some lesser known items like subject dictionaries and online videos. Continue reading
Richard Green, one of the most beloved faculty members at Touro College, passed away quite un-expectantly in February 2015. Two years have passed but I still vividly remember his intense eyes, rich voice, and most importantly his passion for his students and teaching. His constant mission to find better ways of teaching and making learning easier and more pleasant was contagious. After every rather overwhelming conversation with him, I would get revitalized and would start thinking of how we could improve our teaching methods in the library so students better understand and take advantage of the many resources available to them for free. Continue reading
Touro librarians are committed to continuously upgrading our knowledge and skills so we can best help our students and faculty. This year it seems that a main theme of our professional development activities at the Bay Shore campus has been “Research.” Our health science students are learning to practice Evidence-Based Healthcare, which involves incorporating the best research evidence available into clinical decision-making. Finding the best research evidence available is one of the subjects that librarians are being asked to teach our students. Looking back on the past year, we have attended an array of interesting and useful trainings on the topic of research so that we will be up to the task. In the process, we have also learned skills that we feel can help our faculty with their research. Continue reading
In December, we ran our annual User Satisfaction Survey asking students, faculty, and staff about their experiences with Touro libraries over the past year. Your responses give us insight into how we can improve our services and offerings. We value your feedback, so we’d like to share some trends we noticed and our responses to the most common issues mentioned. Continue reading
ArticleLinker can be a little temperamental, I admit. We’re working on getting some of the kinks ironed out, but if you do run into any issues, there’s an alternative method you should know about. If you know of an article that you’d like to track down, you can do so using the publication (journal, magazine, or newspaper) title. Continue reading
The Lunar New Year, or “Chinese New Year” falls this year on Saturday January 28th. Traditionally, this holiday marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated throughout the course of a week (or longer), this year from 1/27 to 2/3, 2017 is the year of the rooster. Those born under the rooster are considered “are hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented.” During the holiday families clean their homes and gather for festive meals and revelry. Learn more about Spring Festival traditions in Celebrating the Lunar New Year.
The library staff meeting took place on January 24th, a rainy, windy, and cold day outside, however, inside the comradery of the staff warmed us up. In addition to staff from our NYC locations, the meeting included library staff from as far away as California and Nevada, and closer to home from NYMC and Middletown. Continue reading
While students are enjoying a little time off between semesters, it’s time for Touro Library Staff to take their place in the classroom for a day of professional development. Tomorrow, Tuesday January 24th, librarians and staff from all of our 12 NYC locations, plus colleagues from Nevada, California, Middletown, and the New York Medical College will be coming together at 500 7th Avenue to exchange updates and information.
To facilitate this process, some library locations will be closed during the day on Tuesday. Please call to confirm hours.
With today’s Presidential Inauguration, I have been giving some thought to the speech every president gives on the historic day. Today, with the ability to live broadcast on TV and now also the internet, one is able to hear firsthand what a president says in real time. That is true. But what if you cannot catch the speech live? I strongly encourage you to go to the primary source and read a full transcript of the speech, rather than relying only on commentary online and in the news. Continue reading
This post was contributed by: Mao Mitsuya, student of the Touro Graduate School of Business.
My biggest dream was to live in New York City. I kept dreaming it every single day and telling everyone for 7 years. I finally made it come true last September, and I’m living my dream now. Continue reading