If you haven’t already done so, today is the last day to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month and take advantage of all of the wonderful resources available from your school and public libraries. Libraries offer way more than just books! Attend workshops, cultural events, and other programming, or explore databases, ebooks, recommendation lists, and blog posts online at your public library. All NYPL and Brooklyn Public Library members also have access to the Lynda.com collection of online courses, a topic we covered recently and a great supplement to you education and professional development.
If you’re a new student at Touro College, your student ID card doubles as your campus library card. To get started borrowing materials, visit any location to get registered. There’s also tons of content you can access without ever leaving home! Choose your off-campus username and password here to use all of our electronic resources wherever you are.
Of course, you can sign-up for a library card any day of the year, but why wait? Whether you’re signing up for the first time or you’ve already got a card, take this opportunity to check out what your library has to offer!
As The Doors once lamented in song, “Summer’s Almost Gone.” Rather than sit around and sulk about oncoming cold weather (I hear we have another snow-heavy season ahead in the Northeast), I decided to squeeze every last bit of enjoyment out of what warm sunshine remains in 2015. And what better way to do that than to lace up a good pair of walking shoes, and hit my favorite trail? Continue reading →
The Lander College Library library has a clock posted in the wall that is frequently 15 minutes slow. It ticks slower than it should and needs to be reset every now and then. To me, this sometimes suggests a magical realm of the library where time can be transcended noetically, in one’s mind. Continue reading →
Rosh Hashanah, in Hebrew, means Head of the Year. It is one of Judaism’s holiest days and begins this year the night of Sunday, September 13th until the night of Tuesday, September 15th. There are many moving prayers and traditions designated for the High Holy days, but I would like to highlight one prayer that goes back to approximately the 10th or 11th century called U-Netaneh Tokef (“Let us tell the mighty holiness of this day”). Continue reading →
Did you know that Labor Day celebrations have their roots right here in New York City? The holiday can be traced back to a workers’ march in Union Square on Sept. 5, 1882. To learn more, check out last year’s post on the meaning and history of Labor Day.
We hope that you have a safe, relaxing, and reflective holiday weekend. Whether you’ve already begun classes or this is your last bit of summer break, we wish you luck for the fall semester and hope that you’ll visit often.
All library locations will be closed on Sunday & Monday September 6th-7th in observation of the holiday.
Greetings Touro community! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Kirk Snyder, and I am the new afternoon and evening Librarian at Touro College Midwood/Flatbush. I come to Touro from New York Public Library’s Harlem Library. Though I love public libraries, I am very excited to be in an academic library where I can help facilitate students’ and professors’ research. Continue reading →