Wikipedia is the best thing since sliced bread. There, I said it! When it comes to giving you ready answers to pressing questions, like the names of all seven wives of King Henry VII, or all seven husbands of Elizabeth Taylor, Wikipedia is the bomb!
Librarians use it all the time, but they do it in private, like it’s a dirty little secret. Just yesterday, I needed to know the Georgian surname of Joseph Stalin (né Jugashvili) before he changed his name to the Russian word meaning “man of steel”. It was easy. Thank you, Wikipedia! Continue reading
Where were you born? Queens, New York
Where else have you lived? My family moved to Long Island when I was about 10, and I came back to Queens about 14 years ago.
The library at 65 Broadway is one of the newest libraries to open in the Touro system. The library opened in May 2009 at the Graduate School of Business and has since been serving students and faculty not only by helping meet their information needs, but also by providing a quiet, relaxing space to work. Continue reading
Before his death, technological genius Steve Jobs left for mankind the coolest personal device: the iPad.
The Midwood Library (Avenue J) currently provides students access to the Bloomberg Essentials Program at Touro College. The Bloomberg Essentials Online Training program is designed to provide users with an introduction to the Bloomberg Professional Service. Continue reading
Joan Wagner, the Librarian at Lander College for Men can often be seen pushing an iPad cart in the halls. This allows her to go into classes with a mobile computer lab. She hands everyone an iPad and the information literacy lesson begins. Behind the scenes, Joan is part of the team that covers the Ask-A-Librarian chat.