When Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander set about to establish Touro College over forty years ago, one of the first and most formidable challenges he faced was securing a building to house the new school. In a densely populated and high-priced city like New York, this was no easy task. After considering other locations, he was able to obtain an historic 11-story building at 30 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.
Exterior of Touro’s first home, at 30 West 44th Street. This image was used extensively in early promotional materials for the new college.
Professional development is vital for librarians. It allows us to sharpen our skills, become familiar with innovations in the library and archival worlds, and collaborate with colleagues we don’t usually interact with. All of this helps us to enhance what we do at our home libraries. With this in mind, I attended the METRO Annual Conference at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College on January 15th.
You may have noticed a new link on the Touro Libraries’ homepage. Underneath the traditional entry point for student research, our For Students page, there is now a complementary option called “LibGuides.” A contraction of library research guides, LibGuides is a great place to get started finding information for that research paper or class presentation.
TCL has put together a list of Apps on one of our LibGuides called App Corner. The apps listed here will help you become a better, more efficient and organized student. They are also applicable to your professional career in many disciplines including the field of Health Sciences.
If there are apps that you find helpful in your studies or in your career, please send suggestions to your librarian!