The TCL Time Machine: Stepping Up to the Plate

In the spring of 1975, Touro College saw its first class of 41 men graduate.  That fall, as the young school entered its fifth year, designs were submitted for custom bookplates to be used in the steadily growing library. Rough sketches found in the Touro Archives show some of the designs that did not make the cut:

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We’ll need a bigger trophy case!

Faculty from the Occupational Therapy program at Touro College are making headlines and receiving awards from several different Occupational Therapy associations for their stellar work in the field.

left to right, are award winners Assistant Professor Pat Precin, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Griffin Lannigan, and Beth Chiariello, Associate Director of the School’s Manhattan-based OT program
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Pictured above are award-winning faculty members. From left to right, Assistant Professor Pat Precin, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Griffin Lannigan, and Beth Chiariello, Associate Director of the School’s Manhattan-based OT program.

The role of an occupational therapist is to improve the quality of life for those they are assisting.  Some of the OT and OTA Professors at Touro are not only impacting the students they work with on a daily basis but they are making breakthroughs in the field of occupational therapy through their research and practice.  The new precedents and programs that are being established will ultimately have a lasting positive effect and their work will touch the lives of many people they will never even meet.

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The Library Welcomes Alumni Users

Even after you graduate, you are still a part of the Touro College community.

Touro College Libraries will continue to support our alumni in their pursuit for research and professional development!

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The library provides Touro College alumni access to a number of electronic resources, including e-book databases with thousands of popular titles, leading databases for scholarly articles in many subject areas as well as several Judaica resources. http://www.tourolib.org/alumni.

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The TCL Time Machine: A Piece of Dr. Alan Kadish’s Past, Discovered in the Touro College Archives

523616_10150650234268123_635652698_nThe personal Judaica collection of Touro College’s founder and long-standing first President, Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, is available for all to use at the Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens.

Shortly after the passing of Touro College founder and long-time President Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, of blessed memory, the Touro College Libraries were privileged to receive his personal library as a donation from the Lander family. His Judaica books were cataloged and given their rightful place of honor at the Lander College for Men.

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Library Staff Profile: Touro College South Librarian Joana C. Fernandez

JoanaTouro largeAs far back as I can remember, I have wanted to live surrounded by books. Reading at my grandmother’s was a frequent noon pleasure during my childhood in Cuba. That is probably why I was not disappointed at all when I found out that on the admission tests required to access the University there, I was assigned to the School of Librarianship and Information Sciences.

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Library Staff Profile: Judaica Cataloging Librarian Leiba Rimler

picWith its many campuses, Touro College is fortunate to have a large staff of highly skilled information specialists to assist students at its libraries. Our dedicated professionals play a crucial role in students’ academic success, responding to their reference inquiries and guiding them in the use of the libraries’ ample electronic resources.

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Google Scholar

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Google Scholar is a free academic search service that scours the internet for scholarly content in all disciplines.  It has become very popular with researchers and students probably for several reasons; it is free, it requires no subscription or password to access, it covers academic disciplines that are not covered in other free products like PubMed, and it includes content from academic websites and institutional repositories like preprints and theses that are not typically included in databases of peer-reviewed journal articles.

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New Interface for Scopus’ 10th Anniversary

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Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature in science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities.  It is made available to Touro faculty, staff and students through a Touro Library subscription.   Scopus recently released a new interface which has streamlined the steps for the most common uses of the database.  The Scopus 10thanniversary release went live on February 1.

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