Ebola – Where to get the facts

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Overwhelmed by the constant stream of news about Ebola?

The media hype surrounding the Ebola Virus in the United States and abroad has allowed for an astounding amount of information to permeate our daily lives.  Having access to the most current and reliable information is crucial when dealing with any public health emergency, in this case an infectious disease.

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World OT Day October 27, 2014

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According to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, “Occupational Therapy Day was first launched on 27th October 2010. Since then, it has become an important date in the occupational therapy calendar to promote and celebrate the profession internationally. The 2014 theme ‘United in Diversity’ is aimed at promoting the international impact of our profession at an individual, group, local and national level.” Continue reading

Are Audiobooks for you?

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Have you ever listened to an audio book? A key advantage is that they are hands-free, allowing you to listen to a book while doing something else. There are opportunities to listen while sitting on the bus, train or plane, traveling by car, standing on line, working out, sunbathing, knitting, fishing, gardening, sitting in a waiting room, cooking or walking. The possibilities are endless! Continue reading

Librarian, Heal Thyself!

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(CC image by Nevit Dilmen)

My first exposure to the self-help/advice genre was with the book Write Your Own Horoscope. (I still own the crusty little thing!  Consider it my own personal ready reference.) I needed a quick answer to a burning question.  Could I, with my sun sign in Libra and Sagittarius rising, find everlasting happiness with David, a Scorpio?  (Answer: No.)  In an effort to improve my odds, I next turned to the book How to Make a Guy Fall in Love with You.  It was quite popular in its day. “How to Coerce Trick Make a Guy Fall in Love” advocated using techniques commonly employed by used car sellers to “seal the deal”. I am sad to report that although I followed the author’s instructions exactly, I was unable to achieve the desired results.  Perhaps if I had today’s resources- Get The Guy, and the informative Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. I would have experienced a different outcome. Continue reading

Put in your Pocket & Save it for Later. Apps can Make College Life Easier.

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PT student using I-pad in the library

Mobile apps are becoming increasingly popular and offer users a great way to get organized, access resources and improve productivity.  The Touro College App Corner highlights some of the top apps for students and faculty.  There are tons of free apps that cover a variety of functions from research, reading, writing, note-taking, and other essential tools for studying.  Let us know your favorite apps for school and be sure to check out our App Corner!

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With A Little Help From Our Friends

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Scholarship shared, one book at a time (photo by Victoria Reyz, Library Assistant)

I’m not a big fan of numbers, but here’s one I found to be interesting.  In the calendar year 2013-2014, Touro Libraries added 8,364*  new books to our holdings.  (“Holdings” – from the language of librarianship, meaning stuff we own.)  That’s a load of books.  For the most part, these were items which we purchased, selected by site librarians to support classes taught at their specific Touro locations.  (For example, Midtown has strength in education, Jewish studies, social work, psychology, clinical medicine, and profession specific literature for physician assistants, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. To see the strengths of your location, find it on the list, then click on “more information”.) Continue reading

Dr. Kadish named a person to watch in higher education

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Touro College President, Dr. Alan Kadish has recently been named one of Crain’s New York Business’ ten  “People to Watch in Higher Education.” Crain’s declared, “Touro may be New York City’s best-kept secret in higher education,” citing expanding health sciences programs, the recently opened campus in Middletown, NY, and increasing competition for acceptance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Kadish. See the full gallery here.