A New Semester, A New Building, And A New Beginning

Fall Semester 2021 officially kicked off in full swing August 23rd at the School of Health Sciences in Central Islip, housed with the Touro Law School. This new semester brings to students a chance to either continue their excellence or turn over a new leaf and start the path toward excellence that is found in the hallowed halls of Touro.  Speaking of halls, a brand-new building awaits the School of Health Sciences students who were previously housed at the now defunct Bay Shore location.   

Located in the beautiful Central Islip Touro Law Building, students have the opportunity to study in any one of the four floors of the library! This modern library comes equipped with 2 computer labs (on the 3rd floor), many brand-new study rooms (available on each floor and must be reserved up to 24 hours in advance), and the ability to scan (1st and 3rd floor) in more than one location.

Pictures by Kelly Tenny

Found nestled on the second floor is the Health Sciences Library of books, periodicals, DVD’s, and more physical items for students and professors alike; as well as a giant quiet study room. So, enjoy the offerings but please remember, shush! Keep your voices down no matter how exciting the materials.

Come visit your librarians in room L201 on the second floor of the library as well. In our suite we offer not only the reference services and help you have come to love, but many other items. There is, as always, a full room of reserve books which are generally the most in-demand books for your classes. We also have reserve items such as bone boxes (real and plastic), dry erase markers, dry erase erasers, small dry erase boards, and many other items that will assist you in your studies. (*Please Note: Reserve books and items can only be taken out for 3 hours and cannot leave the building*)

We, the librarians of the School of Health Sciences, look forward to kick starting the new semester at the new location with all our students. Stop by and say hello at L201!

post contributed by Annette Carr- Chief Librarian, Heather Hilton- Librarian, Elisheva Berenstein- Librarian, Theresa (Terry) Zahor- Librarian, and Kelly Tenny- Library Assistant. 

Bay Shore Welcomes New Librarian Keith Pardini

Vintage Long Island map, featuring Touro Bay Shore (source)
Vintage Long Island map, featuring Touro Bay Shore (source)

How’s it going Touro Community! My name is Keith, and I’m the newest librarian at the School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore. For those of you unfamiliar with our Long Island campus, here at Bay Shore we cater to both undergraduate and graduate students who are primarily enrolled in health sciences fields. The majority of students pursue programs such as: Biology, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician’s Assistant. The school also offers programs in Education and Special Education. Continue reading

From Kew Gardens Hills to Bay Shore

We did have these at my last library!
We didn’t have these at my last library!

Touro libraries are not all the same. Are we one big family? Yes! Work very well together across the miles? Yes! Provide services to students and staff? Yes, again! However, there are still some pretty big differences between the locations. This is something I have a new perspective on after moving from librarian at the Lander College for Men to become Chief Librarian at the Bay Shore Campus in Fall 2015. Continue reading

Heading back to the classroom: 3D printer training


The class crowds around as one participant prepares the machine for printing, including leveling the build plate and loading filament into the extruder

As many of you know, the Bay Shore Library has received a 3D printer, thanks to a ‘Medical Library Project’ grant to provide the funds for the printer and its materials. In order to prepare for its integration into courses as well as use in the Library, Touro Librarians along with Professors and IT staff members headed back to the classroom for a two-day MakerBot training course. Continue reading

Staff Profile: Katie Flood (+Tips for health science students!)


My name is Katie Flood and I am the evening Library Assistant at the Bay Shore campus. I’m fairly new to the Touro community, having just started my tenure here in early June. I moved to Long Island after graduating from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in Wellness Management and minors in Health Science and Athletic Coaching. I was extremely interested in a position with the Bay Shore Library because I felt my health science background would allow me to relate to the students here and act as a resource.

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