Catchy title, right? Don’t get excited. This is not a post describing how to be a better plagiarist. I’d lose my librarian’s degree if I did that. Continue reading
Are you a faculty member looking for learning exercises to enhance a course you are teaching? Well, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. There are thousands of resources on hundreds of subjects at your fingertips on MERLOT II.
Getting started in the Archives, with over 60 very large cartons…and a stack of steno pads, seen at lower right in the foreground.
When I first began organizing the papers of Touro College founder Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, I was faced with a variety of documents and information, in an array of formats spanning several decades. Not surprisingly for an institution which started in the 1970s, much of the early history was on paper – photocopies, typewritten originals and handwritten, or longhand notes.
On June 16th the Library Staff semi-annual full-day meeting was held at the Brooklyn, Avenue J campus. Librarians and staff from the campuses at Harlem, Middletown, New York Medical College and Bay Shore joined us for a most informative meeting. Continue reading
In the “paper books versus e-readers” debate, I’ve always fallen firmly on the “paper books” side. Nothing against technology, but when I am going to read a book, I want to read a book, not a screen. Continue reading
On Wednesday May 28th 2014, beloved American author and poet, Maya Angelou, passed away at the age of 86. While best known for her many literary achievements, Maya Angelou was also a powerful library advocate.
Touro College in Israel (TCI) is “home away from home” for students who are spending their gap year(s) between high school and college living in Israel and learning Torah in seminary or yeshiva, and for older married students who live and learn in Israel. TCI’s facility in Jerusalem is comprised of classrooms, a state-of-the-art biology lab, a fully-equipped computer lab, and the heart of the school: a comfortable library / reading room with access to Touro College’s comprehensive virtual resources.
I am a library assistant at Touro College’s Midwood Campus. But I am also Touro’s coordinator of interlibrary loans. This service allows all Touro sites to share our resources and to exchange information with institutions outside the Touro College Library system. Even though the Midwood library has an extensive collection of books, periodicals, video tapes, CD-ROMs and DVDs there is always something we do not have. However, we can get almost anything if it is available to the public, and sometimes even if it is in a private collection. Continue reading