Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
C.W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library

What's New at the Library?

Coming Events
03/31: General Registration Event
04/02: Lecture: Congressman Steve Israel
04/02: Library Competency Exam
04/02: Lecture: The Making of 50 Special Libraries in NYC
04/05: Library Closed
04/07: School of Health Professions and Nursing Registration
04/10: Library Competency Exam
04/10: Lecture: Florentine Sculpture - From Donatello to Michelangelo
04/12: Meeting: Long Island Book Collectors
04/14: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Registration
04/15: LIU Post Poetry Center Awards Night
04/16: CPR Training
04/17: Library Competency Exam
04/18: Artists' Reception
04/21: College of Education and Information Technology Registration
04/24: Library Competency Exam
04/28: College of Management Registration
04/30: Hours Extend for Finals

Note for the Day


News / Updates / Additions


03/29 : Popular Magazines, Registration, Steve Israel, Competency Exam, Career Workshops, Special Libraries
The newest database that we have available for a brief trial period is Flipster from Ebsco. It allows you to browse through page images of the complete content of popular, non-scholarly, magazines from any computer, tablet, or other mobile device. Areas of interest include: sports, leisure, fashion, hobbies, business, current events, product reviews, children's interests, and more.

On Tuesday, there will be a General registration event for accepted students downstairs at 5:30.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting three different Career Success Workshops for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. They will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB384. Students are encouraged to also attend all three before completing an internship.

On Thursday, Congressman Steve Israel will be here to discuss his novel, The Global War on Morris and sign copies. This free event will begin at 11:00am in the Patrons Lounge of the Tilles Center. It's part of the LIU Post Festival of Books.

Also on Thursday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

Even more on Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science and the Nassau County Library Association's Academic and Special Libraries Division will present the lecture, A City of Treasures: The Making of 50 Special Libraries in New York City, presented by Terry Ballard MLS, MEd. It will run from 7:00-8:00pm downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. It's free for NCLA members and $5 for nonmembers. Light Refreshments will be served. RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. Contact Jill Kehoe to RSVP or for more information at: jkehoe01@nyit.edu (additional info).

The library will be closed on Sunday in observance of the Easter holiday.



03/25 : LIU Post Festival of Books, Psychology Database, Downtime, and Registration
On Saturday and Sunday, LIU Post Festival of Books will begin with exhibits and events that will take place in the library and all over campus through April 15. "The Long Island Antiquarian Book Dealers will be there, celebrating their 72nd Annual Book Fair. More than 100 authors and booksellers will exhibit and sell first edition and special feature books, archives, and ephemera. Some of the highlights to be displayed include: children's illustrated books, dog books, sheet music, postcards, original manuscripts, and other collectibles. To add to all the fun, come hear two librarians from the Instructional Media Center who will be offering story time and crafts for children. The Long Island Book Collectors will also be exhibiting. What a great opportunity to discover this more than 50 year old, unique organization of rare book sellers and book lovers based on Long Island. The President of the LIBC is one of the few distinguished experts in book binding and book repair living on Long Island. He will be demonstrating his art during the Book Festival. And the library's Archives and Special Collections Department, which hosts the LIBC at their monthly meetings, will be exhibiting treasures from the Rare Book Room on the library's lower level."

Our newest online reference book is the American Psychological Association's APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. Over 100 articles in four volumes summarize the current state of knowledge on major topics within these fields covering: Attitudes and Social Cognition - Group Processes - Interpersonal Relations - and Personality Processes and Individual Differences.

On Friday morning, Alexander Street Video will be unavailable from 7:00-8:00 due to scheduled maintenance.

On Tuesday, there will be a General registration event for accepted students downstairs at 5:30.



03/23 : Master's Theses, PLA, Common Core Workshop, Competency Exam, LIU Post Festival of Books
The list of Master's theses written by LIU Post students is available on the library's website. Doctoral dissertations are cataloged in LIUCat. Both the theses and dissertations are housed in closed stacks. Please inquire at the Reference Desk if you wish to see one or fill out this form. Some LIU authors have chosen to make their dissertations available online via UMI Dissertation Publishing. These can be viewed in the Dissertations & Theses @ Long Island University database.

The Post Library Association has set up an Instagram account with pictures from their events. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present Dr. Wafa Deeb-Westervelt's lecture, Thoughtful and Deliberate Teaching of the Common Core Modules. Dr. Deeb-Westervelt is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments at the Port Washington Union Free School District. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. by March 19 to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com

On Wednesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On Saturday and Sunday, LIU Post Festival of Books will begin with exhibits and events that will take place in the library and all over campus through April 15. "The Long Island Antiquarian Book Dealers will be there, celebrating their 72nd Annual Book Fair. More than 100 authors and booksellers will exhibit and sell first edition and special feature books, archives, and ephemera. Some of the highlights to be displayed include: children's illustrated books, dog books, sheet music, postcards, original manuscripts, and other collectibles. To add to all the fun, come hear two librarians from the Instructional Media Center who will be offering story time and crafts for children. The Long Island Book Collectors will also be exhibiting. What a great opportunity to discover this more than 50 year old, unique organization of rare book sellers and book lovers based on Long Island. The President of the LIBC is one of the few distinguished experts in book binding and book repair living on Long Island. He will be demonstrating his art during the Book Festival. And the library's Archives and Special Collections Department, which hosts the LIBC at their monthly meetings, will be exhibiting treasures from the Rare Book Room on the library's lower level."



03/19 : Statistics Database, Citation Workshop, Common Core Workshop, Competency Exam, Book Fair
A new database that we have for a brief trial period is Statista: The Statistics Portal that aggregates data from over 18,000 studies, organizations, trade publications, scientific journals, government databases, specialist publications, market research reports, and other sources around the world - with extra focus placed on the US, UK, and Chinese markets - to provide over one million statistics and rankings on over 80,000 topics covering market data, consumer data, sociological data, and much more. Sixty annually updated industry reports provide key trends, figures, revenue, turnover, forecasts, strengths, weaknesses, and developments. One thousand regularly updated PowerPoint dossiers facilitate research with a rapid but comprehensive insight into a topic. Infographics transform complex topics into clear, visually striking designs. (Premium statistics, indicated by a plus sign on the icon, are not included in the trial.)

On Monday, the library will be holding a one-hour Styling Time workshop in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. It will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present Dr. Wafa Deeb-Westervelt's lecture, Thoughtful and Deliberate Teaching of the Common Core Modules. Dr. Deeb-Westervelt is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments at the Port Washington Union Free School District. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. by March 19 to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com

On Wednesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On March 28th, LIU Post Festival of Books will begin with exhibits and events that will take place in the library and all over campus through April 15. "More than 100 authors and booksellers will exhibit and sell books with special features like first editions, sports books and ephemera, children's illustrated books, dog books, sheet music, postcards, original manuscripts, and other collectibles. Workshops in book binding and appraisals as well as story time for kids will be available."



03/17 : Historic Books, Hours, Workshops, Competency Exam, Common Core, Citation Style, Book Fair
Two new databases that we have available are Eighteenth Century Collectons Online (ECCO), which includes the text of every significant book printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of works from the Americas, and Evans Early American Imprint Collection, which provides the full text of nearly two-thirds of all books, pamphlets, and broadsides known to have been printed in the United States between 1640 and 1821. They join Early English Books Online, which provides the full text of over 25,000 publications from the first book printed in English in 1475 through to 1700.

The extended library hours for final exams have been posted. Starting this semester, we will be open all night until 7:00am. This will replace having the Interfaith Center lounge open all night. The end of semester hours have also been posted. Elsewhere on the campus website, the finals schedule is available.

On Wednesday, section 2 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting three different Career Success Workshops for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. They will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB384. Students are encouraged to also attend all three before completing an internship.

On Thursday, the next library competency exam will be held at 4:00 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

Also on Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present educational consultant Dr. Howard Berrent's lecture, The New Technologies, The New Question Types, and The New Common Core State Standard Assessments. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. by March 16 to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com

On Monday, the library will be holding a one-hour Styling Time workshop in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. It will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present Dr. Wafa Deeb-Westervelt's lecture, Thoughtful and Deliberate Teaching of the Common Core Modules. Dr. Deeb-Westervelt is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments at the Port Washington Union Free School District. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. by March 19 to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com

On March 28th, LIU Post Festival of Books will begin with exhibits and events that will take place in the library and all over campus through April 15. "More than 100 authors and booksellers will exhibit and sell books with special features like first editions, sports books and ephemera, children's illustrated books, dog books, sheet music, postcards, original manuscripts, and other collectibles. Workshops in book binding and appraisals as well as story time for kids will be available."



03/15 : Movie Posters, Library Workshops, Career Workshops, Competency Exam, Ed Tech, Book Fair, Trial Database
Saint Patrick's Day is almost here, and the Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Leave It to the Irish features the classics: Crooked River (1950), Captain Boycott (1947), Leave It to the Irish (1944), His Majesty O'Keefe (1954), and Shake Hands with the Devil (1959). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is a display of mythology books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas (1986) by Morgan Llywelyn and The Irish Fairy Book (1909) by Alfred Perceval and illustrated by George Denham.

All the 2014 postings to this page have been archived for posterity.

On Tuesday, section 4 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting three different Career Success Workshops for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. They will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB384. Students are encouraged to also attend all three before completing an internship.

On Wednesday, section 2 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Thursday, the next library competency exam will be held at 4:00 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

Also on Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present educational consultant Dr. Howard Berrent's lecture, The New Technologies, The New Question Types, and The New Common Core State Standard Assessments. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. by March 16 to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com

Some information has been posted about the LIU Post Festival of Books that will take place in the library on March 28-29, along with other exhibits and events that will take place all over campus through April 15. "More than 100 authors and booksellers will exhibit and sell books with special features like first editions, sports books and ephemera, children's illustrated books, dog books, sheet music, postcards, original manuscripts, and other collectibles. Workshops in book binding and appraisals as well as story time for kids will be available."

A new database that we have for a brief trial period is Library & Information Science Source that combines the contents of Ebsco's Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with the three versions of Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science and additional new content to provide the full text of over 460 journals and 30 monographs, along with indexing of over 1,700 additional journals, books, research reports, proceedings, pamphlets, and theses dating back to 1911. Author profiles include information on over 5,200 of the most-frequently indexed authors.



03/11 : Trial Database, Book Fair, Artists' Reception, Downtime, Library Workshops, Spring Break Hours, More
A new database that we have for a brief trial period is Library & Information Science Source that combines the contents of Ebsco's Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with the three versions of Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science and additional new content to provide the full text of over 460 journals and 30 monographs, along with indexing of over 1,700 additional journals, books, research reports, proceedings, pamphlets, and theses dating back to 1911. Author profiles include information on over 5,200 of the most-frequently indexed authors.

Some information has been posted about the LIU Post Festival of Books that will take place in the library on March 28-29, along with other exhibits and events that will take place all over campus through April 15. "More than 100 authors and booksellers will exhibit and sell books with special features like first editions, sports books and ephemera, children's illustrated books, dog books, sheet music, postcards, original manuscripts, and other collectibles. Workshops in book binding and appraisals as well as story time for kids will be available."

This week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will be open 8:00-5:00 on Saturday and open 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The BookMark Café will be closed.

On Saturday, there will be an artists' reception for the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery that showcases paintings, sculpture, and mixed media from the TriCounty Artists of Long Island, featuring work by Arthur Amster, Lisa L. Cangemi, Jane Colgan, Lucille Kranz, R. Linda Levy, Audrey MacMillan, Min Myar, Ludy Robinson Perez, Kay W. Ray, Joyce Rosen, Shirley Sherwin, Selma Stern, Kenneth Strier, and Muriel Wasserman. It will run from 2:00-4:00.

On Saturday, Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource will not be available from 9:00am-9:00pm due to system maintenance. All of the databases will still be functioning normally, but this will complicate the way that you can access the full text of certain journals, including those from databases that are provided by companies other than Ebsco. Please feel free to contact the Reference Desk if you need help accessing the full text (more information).

On Tuesday, section 4 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting three different Career Success Workshops for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. They will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB384. Students are encouraged to also attend all three before completing an internship.

On Wednesday, section 2 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Thursday, the next library competency exam will be held at 4:00 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

Also on Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present educational consultant Dr. Howard Berrent's lecture, The New Technologies, The New Question Types, and The New Common Core State Standard Assessments. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. by March 16 to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com



03/08 : Spring Break Hours, Art Exhibit & Reception, and Downtimes
This week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will be open 8:00-5:00 on Saturday and open 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The BookMark Café will be closed.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery showcases paintings, sculpture, and mixed media from the TriCounty Artists of Long Island, featuring work by Arthur Amster, Lisa L. Cangemi, Jane Colgan, Lucille Kranz, R. Linda Levy, Audrey MacMillan, Min Myar, Ludy Robinson Perez, Kay W. Ray, Joyce Rosen, Shirley Sherwin, Selma Stern, Kenneth Strier, and Muriel Wasserman. The artists' reception will be on Saturday from 2:00-4:00.

Some additional room number information has been added to the library maps.

From Information Technology: "Dear Blackboard User Community, on Tuesday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., LIUís Blackboard (Bb) Learn environment will be unavailable in order for system updates to be performed. We anticipate this maintenance to be completed by 2 p.m. This update addresses some crucial bug fixes and security patches. Features will remain the same as previously available. IT is committed to optimizing all university systems and we appreciate your patience during this essential upgrade. As always, please contact the IT helpdesk if you have any questions or need assistance."

On Saturday, Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource will not be available from 9:00am-9:00pm due to system maintenance. All of the databases will still be functioning normally, but this will complicate the way that you can access the full text of certain journals, including those from databases that are provided by companies other than Ebsco. Please feel free to contact the Reference Desk if you need help accessing the full text (more information).

The IMF eLibrary, from the International Monetary Fund, no longer requires a password to access all of the data from International Financial Statistics and Balance of Payments Statistics.

The Keesing's World News Archives database is no longer available, but you can still get worldwide news from our other newspaper databases. The Keesing's links are in the process of being removed from our website.



03/02 : Library Maps, Database News, Competency Exam, Blood Drive, Career Workshops
A link to a printable version of the library maps has been added to the library maps page.

The IMF eLibrary, from the International Monetary Fund, no longer requires a password to access all of the data from International Financial Statistics and Balance of Payments Statistics.

The Keesing's World News Archives database is no longer available, but you can still get worldwide news from our other newspaper databases. The Keesing's links are in the process of being removed.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be an LIU Post Blood Drive from 8:30am-8:30 p.m. on the lower level of Hillwood Commons.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting three different Career Success Workshops for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. They will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB384. Students are encouraged to also attend all three before completing an internship.

On Wednesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

Next week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday.



02/25 : John Milton's Areopagitica, Database News, PLA Events, Library Maps, SmartBoard, Competency Exam
On Thursday, the library's Louis Pisha will lead a discussion on John Milton's Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England. The discussion of this 17th century tract defending free speech from the English poet is intended to be Socratic in style, and participants are encouraged to read a short selection prior to attendance. Free copies of the text are available in the Philosophy Department office in Winnick House, room 210 (please ask the secretary, Kate Breen). The full text is also available in the library's Early English Books Online database, and our Special Collections Department has a rare 1904 edition in their John Milton Collection. It will run from 12:30-1:50 in room 106 of Hillwood Commons. Lunch will be provided for all students and faculty in attendance. All are welcome to join. An RSVP is appreciated but not required (email shawn.welnak@liu.edu). This luncheon is hosted by both the Institute for the study of Democracy and Liberalism and the LIU Post Department of Philosophy.

The Artemis Literary Sources database is currently having a problem with displaying the PDF of the articles on their results screen. However, if you click the "download" icon on the right, you should be able to view the PDF directly. They are working on the problem (more information). This extensive compilation of literary commentary covers both classic and popular authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres by excerpting what many critics have written about them in journals, magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, broadsheets, and pamphlets.

The Post Library Association has added printable flyers for their April 10th lecture, Florentine Sculpture: From Donatello to Michelangelo and May 14th Trip to Museum of Biblical Art.

The maps of the library have been modified to show all of the newly assigned room numbers on the lower level.

The Cochrane Library has redesigned their website. Designed to facilitate the decisions that doctors, patients, policy makers, and others face in health care, this provides access to over 2000 independent literature reviews that combine the results of the world's medical research on the effects of healthcare interventions, exploring the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc.) in specific circumstances. Each review contains such information as: plain language summaries, background, objectives, descriptions of studies, results, discussion, reviewers' conclusions, potential conflicts of interest, references, comments, criticisms, and more.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the educational technology workshop, So you think you know the SmartBoard? - Workshop 2: Beyond Basics, "a hands-on workshop that is geared towards SmartBoard users who want to take their SmartBoard materials to the next level. Participants will learn how to insert images and other multimedia content, and customize slides to make lessons more dynamic and engaging. Students from Workshop 1 will have the opportunity to continue working on their lesson plans. New participants are encouraged to bring an outline/idea for an interactive Smart lesson. New participants will need to have a working knowledge of SmartBoard basic skills." It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com

On Tuesday, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will be holding a fieldwork informational meeting from 12:30-1:45 upstairs in room LB314.

On Wednesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).



02/23 : Google & the Common Core, John Milton's Areopagitica, SmartBoard Beyond Basics
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on educational technology workshop, "Just Google It" and the Common Core. "An important Common Core requirement is the critical analysis of both print and digital information. This workshop will focus on how to "read" a website - its URL address, its author/publisher, its history - as well as Google's Advanced Search tool and how teachers can develop lessons that teach students how to conduct more useful and precise online searches." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Thursday, the library's Louis Pisha will lead a discussion on John Milton's Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England. The discussion of this 17th century tract defending free speech from the English poet is intended to be Socratic in style, and participants are encouraged to read a short selection prior to attendance. Free copies of the text are available in the Philosophy Department office in Winnick House, room 210 (please ask the secretary, Kate Breen). The full text is also available in the library's Early English Books Online database, and our Special Collections Department has a rare 1904 edition in their John Milton Collection. It will run from 12:30-1:50 in room 106 of Hillwood Commons. Lunch will be provided for all students and faculty in attendance. All are welcome to join. An RSVP is appreciated but not required (email shawn.welnak@liu.edu). This luncheon is hosted by both the Institute for the study of Democracy and Liberalism and the LIU Post Department of Philosophy.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the educational technology workshop, So you think you know the SmartBoard? - Workshop 2: Beyond Basics, "a hands-on workshop that is geared towards SmartBoard users who want to take their SmartBoard materials to the next level. Participants will learn how to insert images and other multimedia content, and customize slides to make lessons more dynamic and engaging. Students from Workshop 1 will have the opportunity to continue working on their lesson plans. New participants are encouraged to bring an outline/idea for an interactive Smart lesson. New participants will need to have a working knowledge of SmartBoard basic skills." It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com



02/18 : Competency Exam, Google & the Common Core Workshop, and Database News
On Monday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on educational technology workshop, "Just Google It" and the Common Core. "An important Common Core requirement is the critical analysis of both print and digital information. This workshop will focus on how to "read" a website - its URL address, its author/publisher, its history - as well as Google's Advanced Search tool and how teachers can develop lessons that teach students how to conduct more useful and precise online searches." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

The Hoover's database has redesigned its website.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime this week".



02/12 : Exhibit, Trip, Downtime, Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, Digital Games, Artstor
The new exhibit in the library lobby is Black History Month: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture. It takes a look at the U.S. Post Office's commemorative stamps - civil rights timelines with profiles of Ella Baker, Rosa Parks, Ruby Hurley, Pauli Murray, Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - profiles of people from the worlds of arts and entertainment, such as Jay-Z, Halle Berry, Ray Charles, Maya Angelou, Muhammad Ali, Russell Simmons, and Katherine Dunham - along with profiles of significant others like Percy Sutton, Barack Obama, Louis T. Wright, William Pickens, John H. Johnson, and Leon H. Sullivan.

The Post Library Association has added a bit more information about their upcoming trip to the Museum of Biblical Art.

On Friday evening, the LibGuides will not be available from 10:00-11:30 due to scheduled maintenance (more information).

On Sunday morning, Alexander Street Video will not be available from 8:00-9:00 to allow for scheduled updates to take place.

On Monday, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 in observance of Presidents' Day.

On Tuesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on educational technology workshop, Digital Games. "Today, the use of educational digital games is becoming more commonplace in classrooms. Gaming can be integrated into a standards-based curriculum, used to access student knowledge and skills, or incorporated as a motivation or reward to help students to develop non-cognitive skills. This workshop will demonstrate a collection of BrainPOP and SmartBoard digital games that will meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Wednesday, you can Learn more about ARTstor at the Library's Shared Shelf Demo. Shared Shelf is Artstor's new web-based media management software that brings together institutional and Artstor image collections in a single workspace, adding the ability to share collections through various platforms and much more. It will begin at 12:30pm in the Instructional Media Center downstairs. Please RSVP to clarkin@liu.edu by Monday.

The high tables in Reference Commons have had electric outlets installed on them so that you can plug in your laptops and other devices.

In addition to being able to Book A Librarian to get intensive one-on-one research assistance and undivided attention, you can now also set up an appointment to Skype a Librarian for virtual reference assistance at your convenience. The library has many online and hardcopy resources that most people are unaware of, and the databases have advanced features for pulling up the desired results. People often think that they've tried all the possibilities and become convinced that the information that they need does not exist when there are still many more options.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime this week".



02/10 : Market Research, Skype a Librarian, Outlets, Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, Ed Tech & Citation Workshops
A new database that we have available for a brief trial period is IBISWorld, a collection, thoroughly researched from economic, demographic, and government data, to provide a better understanding of market conditions, forecasts, and risks. Industry Reports consist of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on operating conditions, market characteristics, major industry participants, current and forecast performance, and more for 700+ American industries. Risk Rating Reports present numerical ratings to determine how much risk an industry will face over the next 18 months by assessing the threats, opportunities, industry conditions, and operating conditions for companies in that industry. Global Industry Reports consist of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis covering five-year forecasts, operating conditions, market characteristics, major industry participants, current and historical performance, and more for 75 industries in key regions like Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and more, with in-depth reports on China, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Business Environment Profiles are 2-3 page reports that provide insights into all the business, demographic, and environmental variables that are outside an industry's control yet have a material effect on industry performance, such as exchange rates, commodity prices, consumer attitudes, weather conditions, government policies, and more.

In addition to being able to Book A Librarian to get intensive one-on-one research assistance and undivided attention, you can now also set up an appointment to Skype a Librarian for virtual reference assistance at your convenience. The library has many online and hardcopy resources that most people are unaware of, and the databases have advanced features for pulling up the desired results. People often think that they've tried all the possibilities and become convinced that the information that they need does not exist when there are still many more options.

In response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA, MLA, or Chicago citation styles, the library will be holding a one-hour Styling Time workshop in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220) on March 23rd. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

The high tables in Reference Commons have had electric outlets installed on them so that you can plug in your laptops and other devices.

On Monday, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 in observance of Presidents' Day.

On Tuesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on educational technology workshop, Digital Games. "Today, the use of educational digital games is becoming more commonplace in classrooms. Gaming can be integrated into a standards-based curriculum, used to access student knowledge and skills, or incorporated as a motivation or reward to help students to develop non-cognitive skills. This workshop will demonstrate a collection of BrainPOP and SmartBoard digital games that will meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime this week".



02/08 : E-Portfolios, Library Competency Exam, Teacher Certification and Interviewing Techniques
In the event of bad weather, you can check the university homepage at liu.edu for any information about campus closures, library closures, and class cancellations. You can also get that information from a recorded message at 516-299-EMER (3637) or sign up to receive text messages at https://webapps.liu.edu/EmergencyContact. The administration will also send alerts to your LIU email account.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on educational technology workshop, E-Portfolios for Future Educators. "Weebly for Education: use this open-access, free Web 2.0 tool to create an e-portfolio. The workshop leader will take you through opening a free account, setting up several pages with headers and images, and lead a discussion on appropriate artifacts including a personal statement, a teaching philosophy, lesson plans, and other examples of exemplary work." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Tuesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the education workshops, Updates on NYS Teacher Certification, presented by Dr. Michael Hogan, Associate Dean at LIU Post, and Become the Best: Interviewing Techniques for Success, presented by Rena Bologna, Adjunct Professor and Supervisor of Student Teaching at LIU. "Come and hear the latest updates on the new New York State Certification requirements. Make yourself more 'Marketable.' Learn about ways to qualify for more certificates without having to complete entire programs." It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime this week".



02/05 : Art Lecture, Early Books, Movie Posters, Faculty Publications, Education Workshops, Competency Exam
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Alexander Katlan's illustrated lecture, Be an Art Detective: Unraveling the Mystery of How Paintings Are Made, How Art Materials Have Evolved, and How to Spot a Forgery. "Award-winning art conservator Alexander Katlan has run a fully-equipped conservation lab for over 30 years, treating works in private collections as well as in museums and historical societies including the Long Island Museum, Heckscher Museum, Suffolk County Historical Society, and Fraunces Tavern Museum. Katlan will share his knowledge of the business of Art Conservation, filled with interesting anecdotes on his experiences throughout his career. He will describe the best way to care for, maintain and repair a painting. Learn how he examines evidence that he discovers while restoring a historic painting. Learn how he examines evidence that may help identify its artist or even uncover a forgery." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 8:00pm.

Our newest database is Early English Books Online from the Text Creation Partnership. Covering literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, science, and all other areas of human endeavor, the full text of over 25,000 publications trace the history of English thought from the first book printed in English in 1475 through to 1700. Among the included authors are: Behn, More, Locke, Boyle, Defoe, Bacon, Donne, Milton, Purcell, Galileo, Caxton, Malory, Hobbes, Newton, Spenser, Chaucer, Erasmus, Marlowe, Shakespeare, King James I, and many others. Note: Only books from Phase I of this project are available to us.

You can now use LIUCat to see what books we own that have been written by our faculty and students. Go to LIUCat and type in "LIU Post faculty and staff publications" or "LIU Post students and alumni publications".

Valentine's Day is almost here, and the Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Love Is in the Air features the romantic classics: Kentucky (1938) - Roman Holiday (1953) - The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) - and An Affair to Remember (1957, and immortalized by Sleepless in Seattle). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre (including Romance) and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, Goddess of Love is a display of mythology books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths and Norse Gods and Giants. Also still on display to accompany our lobby exhibit, The American Cowboy, are posters from the classic Westerns: Shane (1953) - Yellow Sky (1948) - The Searchers (1956) - and The Big Country (1958).

On Saturday, there will be a Ph.D. in Information Studies Open House from 2:30-4:00 upstairs in room 362.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on educational technology workshop, E-Portfolios for Future Educators. "Weebly for Education: use this open-access, free Web 2.0 tool to create an e-portfolio. The workshop leader will take you through opening a free account, setting up several pages with headers and images, and lead a discussion on appropriate artifacts including a personal statement, a teaching philosophy, lesson plans, and other examples of exemplary work." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Tuesday, the next library competency exam will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the education workshops, Updates on NYS Teacher Certification, presented by Dr. Michael Hogan, Associate Dean at LIU Post, and Become the Best: Interviewing Techniques for Success, presented by Rena Bologna, Adjunct Professor and Supervisor of Student Teaching at LIU. "Come and hear the latest updates on the new New York State Certification requirements. Make yourself more 'Marketable.' Learn about ways to qualify for more certificates without having to complete entire programs." It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime this week".



02/01 : WebQuests Workshop, Competency Exam, Art Detective Lecture, Open House
In the event of bad weather, you can check the university homepage at liu.edu for any information about campus closures, library closures, and class cancellations. You can also get that information from a recorded message at 516-299-EMER (3637) or sign up to receive text messages at https://webapps.liu.edu/EmergencyContact. The administration will also send alerts to your LIU email account.

On Wedesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, WebQuests. "WebQuests are online inquiry-oriented lesson formats that make an effective use of Internet resources. They have been embraced by educational technologists and teachers world-wide. WebQuests provide a rich, technology-enabled environment for team participation, research, and collaboration. They also extend content knowledge and promote critical thinking activities. The workshop will demonstrate how to use the free software, Weebly, to develop a WebQuest." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Thursday, the first library competency exam of the semester will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Alexander Katlan's illustrated lecture, Be an Art Detective: Unraveling the Mystery of How Paintings Are Made, How Art Materials Have Evolved, and How to Spot a Forgery. "Award-winning art conservator Alexander Katlan has run a fully-equipped conservation lab for over 30 years, treating works in private collections as well as in museums and historical societies including the Long Island Museum, Heckscher Museum, Suffolk County Historical Society, and Fraunces Tavern Museum. Katlan will share his knowledge of the business of Art Conservation, filled with interesting anecdotes on his experiences throughout his career. He will describe the best way to care for, maintain and repair a painting. Learn how he examines evidence that he discovers while restoring a historic painting. Learn how he examines evidence that may help identify its artist or even uncover a forgery." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 8:00pm.

On Saturday, there will be a Ph.D. in Information Studies Open House from 2:30-4:00 upstairs in room 362.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime this week".



01/28 : SmartBoard Workshop, WebQuests Workshop, Library Competency Exam, Database News
On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the educational technology workshop, So you think you know the SmartBoard? - Basic Skills, "a hands-on workshop to assist teachers and students to master the basics using a SmartBoard interactive whiteboard. Common Core Standards, as they relate to technology, will also be covered. Participants will learn the basic functions and how to use the components of the SmartBoard hardware and Notebook software. Examples of Smart interactive lessons in a variety of content areas as well as Notebook 'friendly' educational websites will be showcased. Participants will spend time developing the first steps of an interactive Smart lesson. The development of the smart lesson plan will be continued in Workshop 2: Beyond Basics. Continuing participants will be shown how to download Smart Notebook in order to continue working on their lessons between workshops." It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by January 29, 2015.

On Wedesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, WebQuests. "WebQuests are online inquiry-oriented lesson formats that make an effective use of Internet resources. They have been embraced by educational technologists and teachers world-wide. WebQuests provide a rich, technology-enabled environment for team participation, research, and collaboration. They also extend content knowledge and promote critical thinking activities. The workshop will demonstrate how to use the free software, Weebly, to develop a WebQuest." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On February 5, the first library competency exam of the semester will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

All links to the online books in Gale Virtual Reference Library on the database subject pages should now be working.

There is currently a problem with the Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) database that seems to be on their end.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime this week".



01/25 : Snow Alert, Children's Books, Library Workshop, and Educational Technology Workshops
In the event of bad weather, you can check the university homepage at liu.edu for any information about campus closures, library closures, and class cancellations. You can also get that information from a recorded message at 516-299-EMER (3637) or sign up to receive text messages at https://webapps.liu.edu/EmergencyContact. The administration will also send alerts to your LIU email account.

The Special Collections Department is accompanying its Love Is in the Air exhibit of vintage movie posters from romantic classics with a Goddess of Love display of mythology books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths and Norse Gods and Giants.

On Monday, section 6 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Please note that Section 4 doesn't begin until March. A new section has been added that also begins in March.

On Tuesday - weather permitting - the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard: Enhancing the User Experience with Multimedia, Widgets, and Smart Notebook Collaboration Tools. "Integrate interactive tools, audio, and video with the SmartNotebook I4. SmartBoard's new feature, Widgets, is a bridge between online sites and the Smart Notebook. These online and offline Widgets add value and extend the capabilities of The Smart Notebook. Participants will view the use of these tools in a variety of disciplines: Art, Language Arts, Math, and Science." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the educational technology workshop, So you think you know the SmartBoard? - Basic Skills, "a hands-on workshop to assist teachers and students to master the basics using a SmartBoard interactive whiteboard. Common Core Standards, as they relate to technology, will also be covered. Participants will learn the basic functions and how to use the components of the SmartBoard hardware and Notebook software. Examples of Smart interactive lessons in a variety of content areas as well as Notebook 'friendly' educational websites will be showcased. Participants will spend time developing the first steps of an interactive Smart lesson. The development of the smart lesson plan will be continued in Workshop 2: Beyond Basics. Continuing participants will be shown how to download Smart Notebook in order to continue working on their lessons between workshops." It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by January 29, 2015.

The March 3rd IMC/PDK event on The New Technologies, The New Question Types, and The New Common Core State Standard Assessments has been rescheduled to March 19.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They "expect to see all access restored sometime next week".

Gale changed the links to the online books in their Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) without warning anyone. When you click on one of the links, you're taken to an error page that provides you with a link to the GVRL homepage where you can search for the book that you want. The direct links to the books all have been fixed on the alphabetic list of databases. The links on the subject lists are in the process of being fixed.



01/21 : Movie Posters, Competency Exams, Holiday Hours, Library Workshops, SmartBoard Workshop
Valentine's Day is less than a month away, and the Special Collections Department has placed a new set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Love Is in the Air features the romantic classics: Invitation (1952) - Her Sister's Secret (1946) - I'll Be Seeing You (1944) - and The Palm Beach Story (1942). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre (including Romance) and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. Also still on display to accompany our lobby exhibit, The American Cowboy, are posters from the classic Westerns: Shane (1953) - Yellow Sky (1948) - The Searchers (1956) - and The Big Country (1958).

The schedule of this semester's Library Competency Exams has been posted. The first one will be on February 5. You must register in advance in order to take the exam (more information).

The schedule of this semester's holiday hours and extended hours for finals has also been posted.

On Thursday, section 5 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Please note that Section 4 doesn't begin until March. A new section has been added that also begins in March.

On Monday, section 6 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard: Enhancing the User Experience with Multimedia, Widgets, and Smart Notebook Collaboration Tools. "Integrate interactive tools, audio, and video with the SmartNotebook I4. SmartBoard's new feature, Widgets, is a bridge between online sites and the Smart Notebook. These online and offline Widgets add value and extend the capabilities of The Smart Notebook. Participants will view the use of these tools in a variety of disciplines: Art, Language Arts, Math, and Science." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They are working on rebuilding it.

Gale changed the links to the online books in their Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) without warning anyone. When you click on one of the links, you're taken to an error page that provides you with a link to the GVRL homepage where you can search for the book that you want. The direct links to the books all have been fixed on the alphabetic list of databases. The links on the subject lists are in the process of being fixed.



01/19 : Welcome Back! (Library Hours, Library Workshops, SmartBoard Workshop, Booksale, Database News)
On Monday, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal spring hours will begin on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, section 3 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Please note that Section 4 doesn't begin until March. A new section has been added that also begins in March.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard: Creating Interactive Lessons. "Enhance content and motivate students with interactive lessons using Notebook software tools. Create your own lessons or assessments, or modify existing resources." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Thursday, section 5 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Monday, section 6 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

Here's some of what happened while you were away:

The annual Post Library Association Booksale has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the first annual LIU Book Fair that will take place in the library on March 27-29. The Book Fair will have special guests, activities for children, and much more (details coming soon). The PLA Booksale may be rescheduled for another date (watch this space and check out their other events).

A new database that we have available for a brief trial period is RKMA Market Research Reports from Richard K. Miller & Associates. It provides the full text of the following biennial reference handbooks that provide useful information for marketing, sports management, business administration, hospitality management, and more: Sports Marketing - Consumer Behavior - Consumer Marketing - Business-to-Business Marketing - International Consumer Markets - Retail Business Market Research Handbook - Leisure Business Market Research Handbook - Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook - Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook - Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research Handbook - and Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They are working on rebuilding it.

Bloomberg's BNA Tax and Accounting Center database from the Bureau of National Affairs is no longer available, but you can still find a great deal of accounting reference information from our subscriptions to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint and LexisNexis.

Gale changed the links to the online books in their Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) without warning anyone. When you click on one of the links, you're taken to an error page that provides you with a link to the GVRL homepage where you can search for the book that you want. The direct links to the books all have been fixed on the alphabetic list of databases. The links on the subject lists are in the process of being fixed.



01/14 : Market Research Information, Database Problems, Library Hours, Library Workshop, SmartBoard
A new database that we have available for a brief trial period is RKMA Market Research Reports from Richard K. Miller & Associates. It provides the full text of the following biennial reference handbooks that provide useful information for marketing, sports management, business administration, hospitality management, and more: Sports Marketing - Consumer Behavior - Consumer Marketing - Business-to-Business Marketing - International Consumer Markets - Retail Business Market Research Handbook - Leisure Business Market Research Handbook - Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook - Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook - Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research Handbook - and Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook.

The Reference and Circulation departments will be open 9:00am-8:00pm on Wednesday-Thursday. The other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until Tuesday.

There is currently a problem with remote access to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities. The link takes you to a page that asks for a username and password. If you are at a computer located on campus, you can still access it by clicking the "Member Area" box in the upper right corner of that page. Unfortunately, this won't work if you are off campus. The IT people are looking into the problem.

On Thursday, Alexander Street Video will be unavailable from 7:00-8:00pm to allow for scheduled updates to take place.

The website of the Keesing's World News Archives database crashed back in December. They are working on rebuilding it.

On Monday, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal spring hours will begin on Tuesday.

Next Wednesday, section 3 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Sections 5 and 6 will begin on the following Thursday and Monday.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard: Creating Interactive Lessons. "Enhance content and motivate students with interactive lessons using Notebook software tools. Create your own lessons or assessments, or modify existing resources." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

Gale changed the links to the online books in their Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) without warning anyone. When you click on one of the links, you're taken to an error page that provides you with a link to the GVRL homepage where you can search for the book that you want. The direct links to the books all have been fixed on the alphabetic list of databases. The links on the subject lists are in the process of being fixed.



01/12 : Educational Technology Workshops, Database News, Art Lecture, Library Hours
Throughout the semester, the Instructional Media Center will be presenting a series of technology workshops for Education students featuring smartboards, webquests, e-portfolios, digital games, Google, and more. The first will be on January 21.

Bloomberg's BNA Tax and Accounting Center database from the Bureau of National Affairs is no longer available, but you can still find a great deal of accounting reference information from our subscriptions to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint and LexisNexis.

A printable flyer has been added to the description of the Post Library Association's February 6 lecture, Be an Art Detective: Unraveling the Mystery of How Paintings Are Made, How Art Materials Have Evolved, & How to Spot a Forgery. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

The 2015 calendar has been posted.

The Reference and Circulation departments will be open 9:00am-8:00pm on Monday-Thursday. The other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

On Monday, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal spring hours will resume on January 20.

Gale changed the links to the online books in their Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) without warning anyone. When you click on one of the links, you're taken to an error page that provides you with a link to the GVRL homepage where you can search for the book that you want. The direct links to the books all have been fixed on the alphabetic list of databases. The links on the subject lists are in the process of being fixed.



01/06 : GVRL and Winter Hours
Gale changed the links to the online books in their Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) without warning anyone. When you click on one of the links, you're taken to an error page that provides you with a link to the GVRL homepage where you can search for the book that you want. The direct links to the books all have been fixed on the alphabetic list of databases. The links on the subject lists are in the process of being fixed.

The Reference and Circulation departments will be open 9:00am-8:00pm on Monday-Thursday. The other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.



01/05 : Happy New Year!
The Reference and Circulation departments will be open 9:00am-8:00pm on Monday-Thursday. The other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

The annual Post Library Association Booksale has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the first annual LIU Book Fair that will take place in the library on March 27-29. The Book Fair will have special guests, activities for children, and much more (details coming soon). The PLA Booksale may be rescheduled for another date (watch this space and check out their other events).



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