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

What's New at the Library?

Coming Events
10/25: PDK Workshop: So you think you know the SmartBoard 2
10/28: Library Workshop Section 5 Begins
10/28: Career Workshop: Land an Internship
10/29: Library Workshop Section 4 Begins
10/29: Career Workshop: Make Your Résumé Pop
10/30: Library Workshop Section 3 Begins
10/30: Library Competency Exam
10/30: Career Workshop: Ace Your Interview

Note for the Day


News / Updates / Additions


10/23 : APA Style, Library Workshops, Competency Exam, SmartBoard and Career Workshops, Downtime
Some more adjustments have been made to our guide to APA citation style to bring it further into alignment with the APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources. The printed edition of the Sixth Edition was ambiguous about what to do with the titles of webpages. The electronic guide clarifies: if a webpage is a standalone document, the title should be in italics; if the webpage is part of a larger website (which would be the most common case), the title should not be in italics. This makes it more consistent with APA rules for other kinds of documents than the Sixth Edition had implied. Also, "PowerPoint presentations" are now called "PowerPoint slides", and "Web logs" are now called "Blog posts".

On Saturday, the LIU Post Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1524, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, is offering the second of a "two part, hands-on technology workshop for students and teachers that covers basic SmartBoard skills as well as how to use SmartBoard Notebook to develop interactive, multimedia enriched lesson plans and activities that align with the Common Core. So you think you know the SmartBoard? : Beyond Basics is 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. The presenters will be: Dr. Roberta Levitt, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Literacy; Manju Prasad-Rao, Head, IMC; and Maria Zarycky, IMC Librarian. It will run from 10:00am-1:00pm. Refreshments will be served. To attend this free professional development, please R.S.V.P. to: pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by September 19."

On Saturday and Sunday, our trial to Euromonitor International's Passport database will be unavailable due to essential upgrade work.

The second session of library workshops for the fall semester is about to begin: Section 5 begins on Tuesday at 9:30am. Section 4 begins on Wednesday at 12:30pm. And Section 3 begins on Thursday at 12:30pm. All three sections will take place in room LB220.

On Tuesday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Land an Internship, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and interviews before completing an internship.

On Wednesday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Make Your Résumé Pop, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on interviews and landing an internship before completing an internship.

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).

Also on Thursday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Ace Your Interview, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and landing an internship before completing an internship.



10/19 : Movie Posters, Competency Exam, Ed Tech & Career Workshops, Blood Drive, Downtime
The Special Collections Department has placed a new set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Shocktober Thrillers. 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.

On Monday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Land an Internship, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and interviews before completing an internship.

Also on Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on 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 LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Make Your Résumé Pop, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on interviews and landing an internship before completing an internship.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in Hillwood Commons from 8:30am-8:30pm. Give a gift that will help those in need and donate blood. Bring your friends and make this year's drive the best yet! Reserve your space by calling 516-299-2800.

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).

Also on Wednesday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Ace Your Interview, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and landing an internship before completing an internship.

Even more on Wednesday: the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on 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 Saturday, the LIU Post Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1524, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, is offering the second of a "two part, hands-on technology workshop for students and teachers that covers basic SmartBoard skills as well as how to use SmartBoard Notebook to develop interactive, multimedia enriched lesson plans and activities that align with the Common Core. So you think you know the SmartBoard? : Beyond Basics is 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. The presenters will be: Dr. Roberta Levitt, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Literacy; Manju Prasad-Rao, Head, IMC; and Maria Zarycky, IMC Librarian. It will run from 10:00am-1:00pm. Refreshments will be served. To attend this free professional development, please R.S.V.P. to: pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by September 19."

On Saturday and Sunday, our trial to Euromonitor International's Passport database will be unavailable due to essential upgrade work.



10/16 : New Exhibit, Open House, Competency Exam, Ed Tech & Career Workshops, Blood Drive, Downtime
The new exhibit in the library lobby is Books That Shaped America. "Books have always been a dynamic and powerful force in American culture, shaping who we are and where we are going. The open dissemination of knowledge and the reverence for books that flowered in the 18th century Enlightenment helped create this nation and sustained it through tumultuous times." This exhibit, created by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book, takes a look at the books and other publications that shaped public opinion during the Revolutionary and Civil War periods, as well as the civil rights and environmental movements. It also covers books published for popular reading, children, the blind, and cooking - along with profiles of such people as Rachel Carson, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Thomas Paine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, and what the founding fathers read.

On Friday evening through Saturday morning, ProQuest will be making improvements to their backend systems by performing minor bug fixes. The only one of our databases that is likely to be affected by this is Ulrichsweb. All of the other ProQuest databases should continue to function normally.

On Saturday morning, the College of Management will be holding an open house for prospective students downstairs, starting at 11:00. It's part of the Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.

On Monday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Land an Internship, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and interviews before completing an internship.

Also on Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on 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 LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Make Your Résumé Pop, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on interviews and landing an internship before completing an internship.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in Hillwood Commons from 8:30am-8:30pm. Give a gift that will help those in need and donate blood. Bring your friends and make this year's drive the best yet! Reserve your space by calling 516-299-2800.

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).

Also on Wednesday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Ace Your Interview, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and landing an internship before completing an internship.

Even more on Wednesday: the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on 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.



10/14 : Global Business Database, Ed Tech Workshops, Career Success Workshops, Downtime, Open House
The newest database that we have for a brief trial period is Passport from Euromonitor International. This global market research tool monitors industry trends and provides strategic analysis, market size data, and market share data through articles, rankings, podcasts, forecasts, opinions, videocasts, visual apps, datagraphics, global reports, country reports, SWOT analyses, company profiles, thirteen years of historical data, and more. Industry information includes brands, companies, and overviews for twenty-eight categories of consumer products, services, supply, and industrial. Country information includes business environment, trade, media, finance, industry, economy, technology, infrastructure, and communications for thirty-two countries. Consumer information includes trends, homes, income, lifestyles, population, and expenditure.

On Wednesday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Ace Your Interview, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and landing an internship before completing an internship.

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on 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 Friday evening through Saturday morning, ProQuest will be making improvements to their backend systems by performing minor bug fixes. The only one of our databases that is likely to be affected by this is Ulrichsweb. All of the other ProQuest databases should continue to function normally.

On Saturday morning, the College of Management will be holding an open house for prospective students downstairs, starting at 11:00.

On Monday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Land an Internship, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and interviews before completing an internship.

Also on Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on 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 LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Make Your Résumé Pop, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on interviews and landing an internship before completing an internship.



10/10 : Kid's Science, Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, Posters, Downtimes, Career and Ed Tech Workshops
We have three new science databases that will be of interest to education students. Each includes hundreds of articles, specifically designed for grades 3 to 6, along with videos, interactive games, and hands-on science projects, experiments, and activities. Resources for teachers include: newsletters, lesson plans, reproducibles, promotional materials, science projects & experiments, national & state curriculum correlations, and more. PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science covers maps, water, space, landforms, earth cycles, natural disasters, energy & matter, rocks & minerals, scientific method, weather & climate, environmental issues, and ecosystems & biomes. PowerKnowledge Life Science covers plants, animals, life cycles, green living, classification, the human body, survival & adaptation, habitats & ecosystems, food chains & food webs, and endangered & extinct species. PowerKnowledge Physical Science covers force & motion, energy & matter, atoms & molecules, temperature & measurement, and elements & the periodic table. (A username and password is required for access. Please contact the Instructional Media Center at 516-299-2895 or post-imc@liu.edu)

The Special Collections Department has placed a new set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Shocktober Thrillers. 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.

On Saturday morning, Alexander Street Video will not be available from approximately 8:00-8:45 while they make some scheduled updates.

On Monday, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 in observance of Columbus Day. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

Also on Monday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Land an Internship, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and interviews before completing an internship.

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 LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Make Your Résumé Pop, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on interviews and landing an internship before completing an internship.

On Wednesday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Ace Your Interview, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and landing an internship before completing an internship.

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on 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 Friday evening through Saturday morning, ProQuest will be making improvements to their backend systems by performing minor bug fixes. The only one of our databases that is likely to be affected by this is Ulrichsweb. All of the other ProQuest databases should continue to function normally.



10/07 : Test Review, Egyptomania Lecture, Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, Career Success Workshops
On Thursday, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will be presenting a review for the Comprehensive Examination for graduate students. It will run from 4:00-4:45 upstairs in room LB314.

On Friday evening, the Post Library Association will present a lecture with Dr. Bob Brier about his latest book, Egyptomania, that explores the burning fascination with all things Egyptian and the events that fanned those flames. From ancient times, to Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, to the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter in the 1920s, Dr. Brier explores our three thousand-year-old fixation with recovering Egyptian culture and its meaning. Affectionately known as Mr. Mummy, Dr. Brier is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology. As Senior Research Fellow at LIU Post, he has conducted pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world’s most famous mummies, including King Tut and Ramses the Great. Books will be available for purchase and a signing with take place after the lecture. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00pm downstairs in the Instructional Media Center.

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

Also on Monday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Land an Internship, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and interviews before completing an internship.

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 LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Make Your Résumé Pop, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on interviews and landing an internship before completing an internship.



10/06 : SmartBoard Workshop, Egyptomania Lecture, Holiday Hours, and Internships Workshop
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard III: Enhancing the User Experience with Multimedia, SmartBoard Widgets, and Interactive Tools. "Integrate interactive tools, audio, and video with the SmartNotebook. SmartBoard's new feature, Widgets, is a bridge between online sites and the SmartNotebook. These online and offline Widgets add value and extend the capabilities of The SmartNotebook. 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 Friday evening, the Post Library Association will present a lecture with Dr. Bob Brier about his latest book, Egyptomania, that explores the burning fascination with all things Egyptian and the events that fanned those flames. From ancient times, to Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, to the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter in the 1920s, Dr. Brier explores our three thousand-year-old fixation with recovering Egyptian culture and its meaning. Affectionately known as Mr. Mummy, Dr. Brier is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology. As Senior Research Fellow at LIU Post, he has conducted pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world’s most famous mummies, including King Tut and Ramses the Great. Books will be available for purchase and a signing with take place after the lecture. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00pm downstairs in the Instructional Media Center.

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

Also on Monday, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be presenting the Career Success Workshop, Land an Internship, for students to introduce the co-op/internship process at Post. It will run from 1:00-1:50 upstairs in room LB386. Students are encouraged to also attend the other two upcoming sessions on résumés and interviews before completing an internship.



10/02 : Artist's Reception, Dissertations, Twitter, Poe Illustrations, SmartBoard Workshop, Career Success
The ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text database has been upgraded to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world - spanning from 1637 to the present day - including the full text of most works since 1997, combined with an ongoing retrospective digitization of older works. If you come across a citation to a dissertation while searching one of our other databases, you can check here to get the full text.

The Post Library Association now has a Twitter page that you can follow.

The Special Collections Department is accompanying their Shocktober Thrillers display of posters from the Original Movie Poster Research Collection with a rare edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination - with examples of illustrations by Harry Clarke - from their American Juvenile Collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America between the years 1910-1960.

On Sunday will be the artist's reception for the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Myths of Man and New Contemporary Charcoal Painted Portraits, featuring the work of Larry Aarons, which will also be opening on that day. It will run from 1:00-3:00.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard III: Enhancing the User Experience with Multimedia, SmartBoard Widgets, and Interactive Tools. "Integrate interactive tools, audio, and video with the SmartNotebook. SmartBoard's new feature, Widgets, is a bridge between online sites and the SmartNotebook. These online and offline Widgets add value and extend the capabilities of The SmartNotebook. 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.

Throughout October, the LIU Promise Success Coaches will be holding a series of Career Success Workshops upstairs in room LB386 that will cover internships, résumés, and interviews. The first will be on October 13.



09/30 : Humanities EBooks, Movie Posters, Competency Exam, Artist's Reception, Ed Tech Workshop
A new database that we have for a brief trial period is ACLS Humanities E-Book. Produced by the American Council of Learned Societies, this is a comprehensively reviewed online collection of over 4,300 time-tested books - chosen by scholars and scholarly societies - that study and document how humans create meaning in language, art, thought, and in their history. Through books dating from 1857 to the present, it covers the core disciplines of the humanities - history, literature, linguistics, art history, and philosophy - as well as the related social sciences of sociology, anthropology, political science, and economic history. It also includes: film, dance, music, theatre, religion, folklore, area studies, archaeology, media studies, ethnic studies, LGBT studies, women's studies, and more. A password is required to access it. Please contact the Reference Desk at 516-299-2305, or Post-ref@liu.edu

The witching season is approaching, and Special Collections Department has placed a new set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Shocktober Thrillers. 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.

The problem with Easybib seems to have been fixed.

On Thursday will be the first library competency exam 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 Sunday will be the artist's reception for the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Myths of Man and New Contemporary Charcoal Painted Portraits, featuring the work of Larry Aarons, which will also be opening on that day. It will run from 1:00-3:00.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard III: Enhancing the User Experience with Multimedia, SmartBoard Widgets, and Interactive Tools. "Integrate interactive tools, audio, and video with the SmartNotebook. SmartBoard's new feature, Widgets, is a bridge between online sites and the SmartNotebook. These online and offline Widgets add value and extend the capabilities of The SmartNotebook. 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.



09/28 : Online Books, Technical Difficulties, SmartBoard Workshops, Competency Exam, Artist's Reception
LIUCat now contains listings of the over 130,000 online books in Ebsco's eBook Collection. This collection replaces our subscription to ebrary, although we continue to have access to about 800 of their online books. LIUCat is the best place to start your search because it provides access to the online books from all of the companies that we subscribe to in one place, as well as all of our hardcopy books. If you want to search for only online books, select the Advanced Keyword Search from the drop-down menu on the right. Then select "EBooks" in the "Material Type" box, and enter your search terms.

We are having technical difficulties with Easybib within the LIU domain (on campus and wireless). The webpage is taking too long to load and once it loads the images disappear. IT is investigating. For updated information, you can go to our page for Library Online Resources: Outage Alerts, Known Problem/Issues and Solutions.

On Monday (at 3:45) and Tuesday (at 5:00), the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard II: 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." Both sessions will be held downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Thursday will be the first library competency exam 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 Sunday will be the artist's reception for the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Myths of Man and New Contemporary Charcoal Painted Portraits, featuring the work of Larry Aarons, which will also be opening on that day. It will run from 1:00-3:00.



09/23 : New Databases, Banned Books Exhibit, and Educational Technology Workshops
There are seven new databases for your enjoyment: Alt-PressWatch is a multidisciplinary resource for researchers seeking an alternative to mainstream media perspectives, presenting big stories from small sources that showcase unique, independent voices from some of the nation's most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. They offer a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news, government, policy, and culture, providing regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues including politics, environment, disabilities, hunger, abuse, religion, pop culture, and more.

Alternative Press Index provides text and citations from over 300 international and interdisciplinary alternative, radical, and left journals, newspapers, and magazines that cover ecology, feminism, socialism, anarchism, revolution, democracy, gays/lesbians, social change, organized labor, indigenous peoples, and more.

Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural newspapers, magazines, and journals from the ethnic, minority, and native press (both national and regional) that provides articles, editorials, columns, reviews, and more that present a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints. Ethnicities include: Jewish - Hispanic - Native People - Arab/Middle Eastern - Asian/Pacific Islander - European/Eastern European - and African American/Caribbean/African.

GenderWatch provides the full-text of scholarly journal articles, books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, and government and special reports that focus on issues that are uniquely central to women's daily lives and how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas, including family, body image, societal roles, workplace issues, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement.

History Reference Center features the full text for more than 150 leading U.S. and world history periodicals, as well as that of more than 1,600 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. It also includes 57,000 historical documents, more than 7,800 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos & maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

The Oxford English Dictionary, widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world. In addition to present-day meanings, the OED also provides the history of individual words and of the language that are traced through three million quotations from classic literature, specialist periodicals, films scripts, cookery books, and more.

PsycTESTS, produced by the American Psychological Association, serves as a repository for the full text of tests, scales, measures, assessments, and other instruments that are relevant to psychology, psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and more. It is made up primarily of tests that were originally developed for research but were not made commercially available, along with older, public domain tests. Each detailed test record contains a summary, purpose, test format, development history, background information, reliability & validity data (when available), and the citation for the peer-reviewed source document. It also provides brief information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers.

The new exhibit in the library lobby, Banned Books Week, takes a look at the top ten most challenged books of 2013: Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone, Looking for Alaska by John Green, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, and Bone by Jeff Smith. It joins our other exhibit celebrating Constitution Week, Founding Fathers, that features portraits and biographical profiles of John Jay, John Adams, John Marshal, George Read, James Wilson, Patrick Henry, Robert Morris, John Hancock, John Rutledge, Samuel Adams, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Huntington, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and more - along with a copy of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and an updated pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.

On Monday (at 3:45) and Tuesday (at 5:00), the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard II: 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." Both sessions will be held downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.



09/21 : SmartBoard Workshops and Constitution Exhibit
On Monday (at 5:00) and Tuesday (at 3:45), the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations. In this workshop, students will practice basic SmartBoard skills and be introduced to Notebook software that accompanies this board." Both sessions will be held downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

Founding Fathers - an exhibit presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week (September 17-23) - features portraits and biographical profiles of John Jay, John Adams, John Marshal, George Read, James Wilson, Patrick Henry, Robert Morris, John Hancock, John Rutledge, Samuel Adams, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Huntington, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and more - along with a copy of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and an updated pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.



09/18 : More Database News, Mineral Exhibit, SmartBoard Workshops, Constitution Exhibit
Global Business and Economics in Video from Alexander Street has changed its name to Business Education in Video. This streaming collection of lectures, case studies, biographies, documentaries, 'how to' features, executive interviews, and corporate training videos focuses on all aspects of the global business environment. Subjects covered include ethics, finance, strategy, marketing, technology, negotiations, management, globalization, microeconomics, macroeconomics, entrepreneurship, operations & logistics, international business, cross-cultural communication, and much more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Gale changed the URL to their Business Insights Essentials database, so, if you were having trouble accessing it, this was the reason why. The links are in the process of being changed. The database provides comprehensive data and tools to analyze, research, interpret, and compare information on U.S. and international industries, companies, and business topics. Interactive comparison charts allow users to customize and manipulate financial and statistical data. It includes: SWOT reports - financial reports - industry rankings - market share data - market research reports - professional associations - glossary of business terms - industry reports and profiles - brand and product information - investment research/brokerage reports - company profiles, histories, and chronologies - articles from 3,900 full-text news and academic periodicals - and more.

On Friday, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, LIU Post will hold a ceremony to thank the Heckscher Museum of Art for its generous long-term loan of their mineral collection to the Earth and Environmental Science Department. The Heckscher Museum Mineral Collection, which includes minerals from all over the world, will offer students the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of mineral creation and properties, including the influences of natural environments. Examples from the collection will be on display. It will run from 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the LIU Post Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1524, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, is offering the first of a "two part, hands-on technology workshop for students and teachers that covers basic SmartBoard skills as well as how to use SmartBoard Notebook to develop interactive, multimedia enriched lesson plans and activities that align with the Common Core. So you think you know the SmartBoard? : Basic Skills will 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. The presenters will be: Dr. Roberta Levitt, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Literacy; Manju Prasad-Rao, Head, IMC; and Maria Zarycky, IMC Librarian. It will run from 10:00am-1:00pm. Refreshments will be served. To attend this free professional development, please R.S.V.P. to: pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by September 19."

More PDK events have been added to the schedule.

On Monday (at 5:00) and Tuesday (at 3:45), the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations. In this workshop, students will practice basic SmartBoard skills and be introduced to Notebook software that accompanies this board." Both sessions will be held downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

Founding Fathers - an exhibit presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week (September 17-23) - features portraits and biographical profiles of John Jay, John Adams, John Marshal, George Read, James Wilson, Patrick Henry, Robert Morris, John Hancock, John Rutledge, Samuel Adams, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Huntington, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and more - along with a copy of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and an updated pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.



09/15 : Database News, Mineral Exhibit, SmartBoard Workshops, Constitution Exhibit
The MLA International Bibliography, which indexes articles about literature and languages, and the MLA Directory of Periodicals are now available from Gale/Cengage instead of Ebsco. They can also be searched as part of Gale/Cengage's Artemis Literary Sources. The links are in the process of being changed.

On Tuesday, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will present two Fieldwork Informational Meetings, from 12:45-1:45 and 3:45-4:45, upstairs in room LB314.

On Friday, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, LIU Post will hold a ceremony to thank the Heckscher Museum of Art for its generous long-term loan of their mineral collection to the Earth and Environmental Science Department. The Heckscher Museum Mineral Collection, which includes minerals from all over the world, will offer students the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of mineral creation and properties, including the influences of natural environments. Examples from the collection will be on display. It will run from 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the LIU Post Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1524, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, is offering the first of a "two part, hands-on technology workshop for students and teachers that covers basic SmartBoard skills as well as how to use SmartBoard Notebook to develop interactive, multimedia enriched lesson plans and activities that align with the Common Core. So you think you know the SmartBoard? : Basic Skills will 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. The presenters will be: Dr. Roberta Levitt, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Literacy; Manju Prasad-Rao, Head, IMC; and Maria Zarycky, IMC Librarian. It will run from 10:00am-1:00pm. Refreshments will be served. To attend this free professional development, please R.S.V.P. to: pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by September 19." Other events that they have scheduled for the fall and spring semesters have also been posted.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special, hands-on workshop, SmartBoard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations. In this workshop, students will practice basic SmartBoard skills and be introduced to Notebook software that accompanies this board." It will run from 5:00-6:15pm downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu. A second session will take place the following day at 3:45pm.

Founding Fathers - an exhibit presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week (September 17-23) - features portraits and biographical profiles of John Jay, John Adams, John Marshal, George Read, James Wilson, Patrick Henry, Robert Morris, John Hancock, John Rutledge, Samuel Adams, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Huntington, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and more - along with a copy of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and an updated pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.



09/11 : New Exhibits, Streaming Video, Downtime, and More
There are two new exhibits in the library lobby. Founding Fathers - presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week (September 17-23) - features portraits and biographical profiles of John Jay, John Adams, John Marshal, George Read, James Wilson, Patrick Henry, Robert Morris, John Hancock, John Rutledge, Samuel Adams, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Huntington, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and more - along with a copy of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and an updated pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.

The second takes a look at the College 101 Common Read book selection, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore which tells the story of "two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence for felony murder. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation."

Our newest video resource is Kanopy, which provides over 6,800 streaming videos, movies, performances, documentaries, and more from the arts, health, sciences, humanities, education (k-12), business/training, and media/communication. It includes, among many others, the Criterion Collection, the Green Planet Films Collection, the First Run Features Collection, and the Symptom Media Collection.

On Friday morning, Alexander Street Video will be unavailable from approximately 9:00-10:00 due to scheduled maintenance.

On Tuesday, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will present two Fieldwork Informational Meetings, from 12:45-1:45 and 3:45-4:45, upstairs in room LB314.

A new exhibit is in the process of being set up in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. More information coming soon.



09/09 : Database News, Library Workshop, and PLA Vineyard Tour
The Oxford Islamic Studies Online database is no longer available, but you can still find information on this topic in the databases listed on the Culture and Religion pages.

Section 6 of the library workshop has been cancelled. The other sections scheduled for this semester have been filled up.

On September 26, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a Long Island Vineyard and North Fork Tour to the plush east end of Long Island, home of North Fork's vineyards, beautiful boutiques, and restaurants. The tour will include visits to several wineries throughout the day, which will include everything from how the grapes are picked to the press and bottling process. Depending on time constraints, there will be stops at Greenport and Briermere Farms. Ample time to indulge in wine tasting and purchasing items will be provided at each stop. A boxed lunch will also be provided. The price of the trip - which covers guide, transportation, wine tasting, lunch, and snacks on the bus - is $95 for members and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before September 10.



09/07 : New Databases, Competency Exams, Library Workshops, Movie Posters, Library Maps, Vineyard Tour
The Academic Search Premier database has been upgraded to Academic Search Complete. It provides the full text of over 8,500 periodicals (7,300 of which are peer-reviewed, with some content going back as far as 1887) along with citations to an additional 12,500, as well as more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and more. It covers a broad range of academic subjects, including: the sciences, social sciences, law, music, religion, area studies, engineering, ethnic studies, women's studies, and many other fields.

The Business Source Premier database has been upgraded to Business Source Complete. It provides full text, indexing, and abstracts for the most important scholarly journals in all disciplines of business including: finance, marketing, economics, accounting, management, management information systems, production & operations management, and more - some dating back as far as 1886. Additional full text content includes: books, case studies, monographs, book digests, financial data, country reports, industry reports, SWOT analyses, company profiles, major reference works, market research reports, conference proceedings, investment research reports, and more from sources such as Datamonitor and others.

The schedule of library competency exams for the fall semester has been announced. The first will be on October 2. 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). You can use the Official College 101 Library Guide to study for it. Elsewhere on the campus website is information about the other competency requirements.

On Monday, section 1 of the library workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Tuesday, section 6 of the library workshop will begin at 9:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). The other sections will begin in October.

The Special Collections Department has placed a new set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer. 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.

The map of the library's lower floor has been modified again to show the departure of CanRock's ThoughtBox from the library for another location on campus.

On September 26, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a Long Island Vineyard and North Fork Tour to the plush east end of Long Island, home of North Fork's vineyards, beautiful boutiques, and restaurants. The tour will include visits to several wineries throughout the day, which will include everything from how the grapes are picked to the press and bottling process. Depending on time constraints, there will be stops at Greenport and Briermere Farms. Ample time to indulge in wine tasting and purchasing items will be provided at each stop. A boxed lunch will also be provided. The price of the trip - which covers guide, transportation, wine tasting, lunch, and snacks on the bus - is $95 for members and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before September 10.



09/02 : Welcome Class of 2018 (and Everyone Else Too)
Check back with this page regularly to see announcements about new databases, services, and other library resources, as well as news about upcoming exhibits, lectures, and events presented by the library and the Post Library Association. There are also a pages for Frequently Asked Questions (to introduce you to the basics) and Getting Started (to point you to selected resources and LibGuides for various subjects and how to use them) - along with guides to the major citation styles. And you're always welcome to ask a librarian for any help that you might need anytime - either in person, over the telephone, through email, online chat, or even text message. You can also Book a Librarian in advance if you'd like a lot of individualized attention.

The same username and password that you use for your MyLIU and email accounts will also allow you to access the library's over 250 databases from home. In addition to citations, these databases will provide you with the full text of over 46,000 journal, magazine, and newspapers subscriptions, as well as 130,000 ebooks, 300 encyclopedias, 17,000 streaming videos, and business financial information. Campus computers (and your own computers, tablets, and other handheld devices) that are logged in through the university network won't need a username and password.

Your LIU ID card also serves as your library card. Once you get it, bring it to the Circulation Desk to activate your library account so that you can check out books. Returning students should call or visit the Circulation Desk (516-299-2303) because their library accounts may have expired over the summer. You can also check your library account yourself.

The library is open 8:00am-11:00pm on Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00am-9:00pm on Fridays, 8:00am-11:00pm on Saturdays, and 12:00pm-11:00pm on Sundays. The schedule of holiday hours has also been posted.

Currently on display in the library lobby is Gardens of the World, an exhibit featuring photographs and artwork spanning from the fifteenth century to the present day that takes a look at the elaborate gardens of Italy, India, Japan, Spain, China, France, England, and here on Long Island. And the Special Collections Department has placed a set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer. 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.

On Wednesday, section 2 of the library workshop will begin 12:30. Section 1 begins on Monday at 12:30. And Section 6 begins on Tuesday at 9:30. The other sections will begin in October. They will all take place in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). The schedule of library competency exams has not yet been announced.

The Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology will be presenting a series of special, hands-on educational technology workshops throughout the semester. The first will be SmartBoard Basics on September 22.

The Post Library Association has announced its schedule of lectures and events for the fall and spring semesters. On September 26, they will be sponsoring a Long Island Vineyard and North Fork Tour to the plush east end of Long Island, home of North Fork's vineyards, beautiful boutiques, and restaurants. The tour will include visits to several wineries throughout the day, which will include everything from how the grapes are picked to the press and bottling process. Depending on time constraints, there will be stops at Greenport and Briermere Farms. Ample time to indulge in wine tasting and purchasing items will be provided at each stop. A boxed lunch will also be provided. The price of the trip - which covers guide, transportation, wine tasting, lunch, and snacks on the bus - is $95 for members and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before September 10.

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

From now on, there will be no charge to make black and white printouts from any of the library's computers. Color printouts will still cost twenty-five cents per page.

The guide to APA citation style is in the process of being updated to bring it further into alignment with the new APA Style Guide to Electronic References. There are new or modified examples for online books, videos, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, encyclopedias, and Digital Object Identifiers, along with some discussion about them in the notes at the bottom (with more to come).

The map of the library's lower floor has been modified to show the College of Management's new offices.

The pathfinders to library resources about the American dream, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and Special Education and Education have been updated, as have the guide to using LIUCat and the Library Information for Faculty page. These are only a few of the many Library Guides that are available to help you get started with your research. They've also been given a new look.

Two new online reference books are Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes that provides reviews of 136 graphic novels in all genres (each review covers publication history, plot, volumes, characters, artistic style, themes, and impact) and the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders that covers the broad expanse of autism, pervasive developmental disabilities, and related intellectual disabilities with a focus on education, treatments, communication, behavior/speech, and research trends and findings.

Our subscription to ebrary has been mostly replaced by the eBook Collection from Ebsco. It provides the full text of over 130,000 online books, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, from leading university presses and other scholarly publishers. In addition to viewing the books on your computer, you can also download them to your ebook reader for up to seven days. The books should be accessible through LIUCat soon, but you can start using them right now by following the link. We will continue to subscribe to over 900 books from ebrary, with more added regularly as needed.

Scopus has enhanced its user interface, especially the author profile page. Citation tracking features provide the number of citations an author, article, or journal has received, along with who is citing them. An affiliation identifier automatically identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output.

Alexander Street Video has a new user interface for its streaming collections.

The RefWorks citation management database is no longer available, but we've added a subscription to EasyBib, an information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators to teach and students to learn how to become effective and organized researchers. The citation styles that it covers includes APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Chicago/Author-Date, Harvard, Council of Science Editors (CSE), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Sociological Association (ASA). We've also set up a page where you can learn about Zotero, a free service that functions similarly to RefWorks.



08/25 : PLA Lectures, Holiday Hours, Library Maps, and Online Video
The Post Library Association has added flyers for their upcoming lectures this fall: Egyptomania and I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball from Hollywood to Television.

The holiday hours for the fall semester have been posted.

The map of the library's lower floor has been modified to show the College of Management's individual offices.

Alexander Street Video has a new user interface for its streaming collections.

This weekend, the library will be closed Saturday-Monday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday.



08/18 : Movie Posters
The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer. 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.


08/11 : American Dream, Sunday Hours, and Free Printing
The pathfinder to library resources about the American dream has been updated.

The library will be open 2:00-6:00 on Sunday.

From now on, there will be no charge to make black and white printouts from any of the library's computers. Color printouts will still cost twenty-five cents per page.



08/05 : Free Printing, Artists' Reception, and Movie Posters
From now on, there will be no charge to make black and white printouts from any of the library's computers. Color printouts will still cost twenty-five cents per page.

On Thursday, those who donate twenty-five dollars to the Nassau County Firefighter's Operation Wounded Warrior will be able to attend the special artists' reception for the new exhibit downstairs in the Hucthins Gallery, Endless Summer: Visions of Long Island, featuring 150 original works by over 50 artists and photographers, all of which will be for sale to further benefit this cause.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer. 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.



07/28 : Movie Posters, Library Workshops, Autism Resources, Library Map, Art Exhibit
The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer. 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.

A new section has been added to the fall semester's schedule of Library Workshops. Some of the room assignments have been changed, and the instructors have been announced.

The pathfinder to online resources for Autism and Asperger Syndrome has been updated.

A small change has been made to the map of the library's lower floor. A wall that the recently built has been taken down.

On Saturday, a new exhibit will open downstairs in the Hucthins Gallery. Endless Summer: Visions of Long Island will feature 150 original works of art by over 50 artists and photographers. All works of art will be for sale to benefit the Nassau County Firefighter's Operation Wounded Warrior. A special artists' reception, open to those who donate $25, will be on the following Thursday. In the meantime, you can still catch the current exhibit, My Eyes by Ahhi Choi.



07/22 : Online Encyclopedia, Education Resources, PLA Events, and Sunday Hours
A new online reference book is the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Approximately 1,500 entries written for students, educators, researchers, and professionals cover the broad expanse of autism, pervasive developmental disabilities, and related intellectual disabilities with a focus on education, treatments, communication, behavior/speech, and research trends and findings. Taking advantage of the electronic format, it serves not only as a reference repository of knowledge in the field but also as a regularly updated conduit of new knowledge from leading research long before it trickles down to the standard textbooks. Each entry also includes direct links to related articles from scholarly journals.

The Post Library Association has announced the remainder of the events that they will be sponsoring during the fall semester (and a few for the spring). They include: Egyptomania, the Annual Book Sale, the Member Holiday Dinner, A Long Island Vineyard and North Fork Tour, I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball from Hollywood to Television, and Eighteenth-Century Women Painters in the French Royal Academy.

The pathfinder to Special Education and Education resources has been updated.

The library will be open 2:00-6:00 on Sunday.



07/14 : APA Citation Style, Movie Posters, LibGuides, and PLA Events
The guide to APA citation style has had an example for dissertations, along with additional examples for videos (note the addition of italics) and the parenthetical reference to accompany them, added to bring it further into alignment with the new APA Style Guide to Electronic References.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer. 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.

There's a new look for our LibGuides to library resources.

The Post Library Association has announced some more of the events that they will be sponsoring during the fall and spring semesters.



07/07 : Art Exhibit, APA Citation Style, and Sunday Hours
The guide to APA citation style has had some new examples for online books and online encyclopedias added to it, along with some discussion about them in the notes at the bottom, to bring it further into alignment with the new APA Style Guide to Electronic References.

The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is My Eyes, featuring the work of Ahhi Choi.

The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00.



07/01 : Movie Posters and Holiday Hours
The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway featuring Films to Watch for Independence Day. 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.

On Thursday, the west gate of the campus (near the library) will be closed while they pave the road. The east gate will remain open.

The library will be closed on Friday and open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday.

The Post Library Association has announced some of the events that they will be sponsoring during the fall semester. Egyptomania with Dr. Bob Brier will explore our three-thousand-year-old fascination with all things Egyptian and the events that fanned the flames. I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball from Hollywood to Television with Keith J. Crocker will examine the career of the comedic actress from her humble beginnings in Jamestown, NY, to her rise to stardom in Hollywood and her later television career. There will also be a Wine Tasting Tour (more details coming soon).



06/26 : PLA Lectures & Trip, Library Workshops, Garden Exhibit, and RefWorks
The Post Library Association has announced some of the events that they will be sponsoring during the fall semester. Egyptomania with Dr. Bob Brier will explore our three-thousand-year-old fascination with all things Egyptian and the events that fanned the flames. I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball from Hollywood to Television with Keith J. Crocker will examine the career of the comedic actress from her humble beginnings in Jamestown, NY, to her rise to stardom in Hollywood and her later television career. There will also be a Wine Tasting Tour (more details coming soon).

There have been some changes to the room assignments of this fall's Library Workshops.

The newest exhibit in the lobby of the library is Gardens of the World, featuring photographs and artwork spanning from the fifteenth century to the present day that take a look at the elaborate gardens of Italy, India, Japan, Spain, China, France, England, and here on Long Island.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



06/24 : Gardens of the World Exhibit, Priority Registration for Freshmen, and RefWorks
The newest exhibit in the lobby of the library is Gardens of the World, featuring photographs and artwork spanning from the fifteenth century to the present day that take a look at the elaborate gardens of Italy, India, Japan, Spain, China, France, England, and here on Long Island.

On Thursday at 10:00am, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen in the library. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



06/18 : LibGuides CMS, Taylor & Francis Downtime, Priority Registration for Freshmen, RefWorks
On Thursday, there will be a Brown Bag presentation on LibGuides CMS V2.0. "We're migrating to LibGuides CMS V2.0 and it's time to get together to talk next steps. Now that we've all had the chance to do some spot maintenance on our individual LibGuide accounts, Rob Battenfeld would like to lead a discussion on what's next and what we can all expect to encounter within this new framework. To that end, we're inviting you to join us from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag you should feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP to MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu."

On Thursday at 10:00am and Tuesday at 5:00pm, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen in the library. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

On either Friday night or Saturday morning*, online books and journals from Taylor & Francis will be unavailable from approximately 8:30-10:30 due to scheduled database maintenance. This may cause you to get an error message or broken link when you try to view the full text from any of our databases from any company if they are trying to get the text from Taylor & Francis. If this happens, and you need a particular journal during this time, you can check Ebsco A-to-Z to see if it available from another source. (*Their announcement said "1:30 GMT" but didn't specify AM or PM.)

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



06/16 : Citation Style, Information for Faculty, Using LIUCat, Priority Registration, Online Books, RefWorks
On the guide for APA citation style, some more information about citing newspapers and magazines has been added.

Updated some of the information on the Library Information for Faculty page.

Added two icons for new publication types to the to the Using LIUCat guide.

On Tuesday at 5:00pm and Thursday at 10:00am, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen in the library. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

Our newest database is eBook Collection from Ebsco that provides the full text of over 130,000 online books, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, from leading university presses and other scholarly publishers. In addition to viewing the books on your computer, you can also download them to your ebook reader for up to seven days. They should be accessible through LIUCat by the end of the summer, but you can start using them right now by following the link. Combined with the titles that we already have available through ebrary and the Gale Virtual Reference Library, this brings our total number of online books to over 240,000.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



06/10 : Sunday Hours, Priority Registration for Freshmen, Online Books, RefWorks
The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00.

On Thursday at 10:00am and Tuesday at 5:00pm, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen in the library. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

Our newest database is eBook Collection from Ebsco that provides the full text of over 130,000 online books, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, from leading university presses and other scholarly publishers. In addition to viewing the books on your computer, you can also download them to your ebook reader for up to seven days. They should be accessible through LIUCat by the end of the summer, but you can start using them right now by following the link. Combined with the titles that we already have available through ebrary and the Gale Virtual Reference Library, this brings our total number of online books to over 240,000.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



06/05 : Online Books, APA Style, Citation Generator, Citation Tracking, Priority Registration, RefWorks
Our newest database is eBook Collection from Ebsco that provides the full text of over 130,000 online books, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, from leading university presses and other scholarly publishers. In addition to viewing the books on your computer, you can also download them to your ebook reader for up to seven days. They should be accessible through LIUCat by the end of the summer, but you can start using them right now by following the link. Combined with the titles that we already have available through ebrary and the Gale Virtual Reference Library, this brings our total number of online books to over 240,000.

The guide to APA citation style has been updated with more examples for citing electronic books and encyclopedias.

The citation generator in EasyBib now includes Harvard, Chicago Author-Date, Council of Science Editors (CSE), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Sociological Association (ASA) styles, as well as APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian. This information literacy platform provides citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators to teach and students to learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

Scopus has enhanced its user interface, especially the author profile page. Citation tracking features provide the number of citations an author, article, or journal has received, along with who is citing them. An affiliation identifier automatically identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output.

On Tuesday at 5:00 and Thursday at 10:00, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen in the library. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/29 : Priority Registration for Freshmen and RefWorks
On Tuesday at 5:00 and Thursday at 10:00, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen in the library. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/27 : Priority Registration for Freshmen and RefWorks
On Thursday and Tuesday, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen upstairs in room LB381 at 5:00. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/22 : APA Style, Library Workshops, Posters, Holiday Hours, Priority Registration for Freshmen, RefWorks
A few more updates have been added to the guide to APA citation style, mostly in the notes dealing with Digital Object Identifiers.

The schedule of library workshops for the fall semester has been posted.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Mysteries in May. 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 observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen upstairs in room LB381 at 5:00. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/19 : Library Hours, Priority Registration for Freshmen, Oxford English Dictionary, RefWorks
Summer hours for the library have begun. We will be open 8:00-10:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00-5:00 on Fridays, 9:00-4:00 on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays (except for June 15, July 13, July 27, and August 17 when we will be open 2:00-6:00). The Bookmark Café is closed for the summer.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen upstairs in room LB381 at 5:00. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday.

The newest database that we have for a brief trial period is the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, the OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world. In addition to present-day meanings, the OED also provides the history of individual words and of the language that are traced through three million quotations from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/14 : Oxford English Dictionary, Movie Posters, Library Hours, Priority Registration for Freshmen, More
The newest database that we have for a brief trial period is the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, the OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world. In addition to present-day meanings, the OED also provides the history of individual words and of the language that are traced through three million quotations from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Mysteries in May. 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.

This week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will be open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday and closed on Sunday. On Monday, normal summer hours will begin. The Bookmark Café is closed for the summer.

On Thursday, Tuesday, and next Thursday, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen upstairs in room LB381 at 5:00. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Breath of Life, an installation by Garum Lee.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/12 : Art Exhibit, Library Hours, Priority Registration for Freshmen, and RefWorks
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Breath of Life, an installation by Garum Lee.

This week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will be open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday and closed on Sunday. On Monday, normal summer hours will begin. The Bookmark Café is closed for the summer.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen upstairs in room LB381 at 5:00. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/08 : Congratulations Graduates!
On Thursday, the library will close at 11:00 p.m. when the last examination in the building is completed. The Bookmark Café will close for the summer at 2:00.

The library will be open 8:00-4:00 on Friday, open 8:00-5:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. Next week, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday.

The summer hours that begin on May 19 have been posted.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Mysteries in May. 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.

Monday is the last day to sign up for the Post Library Association's May 15 trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. "This exciting trip will begin with a visit to Palmer Square located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Palmer Square contains a number of stylish brand name and fashion shops as well as stores for gifts, accessories and home furnishing. Lunch will be eaten at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the historic Nassau Inn and we will walk to the Princeton University Art Museum afterward. Founded in 1882, it is one of the leading University Art Museums in the country. Developed from an original gift of a porcelain and pottery collection, it has since grown to include over 60,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art. The collection concentrates geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. This Focus exhibition is centered on Edvard Munch - Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well-known compositions, represented in a wide range of printmaking techniques, and the artist's unique vision." The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and OBHS; and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before May 12, 2014 (note the new date).

On Tuesday and Thursday, the Admissions Office will be holding Priority Registration for Freshmen upstairs in room LB381 at 5:00. "Priority Registration for Freshmen allows students who have been accepted to LIU Post for the fall 2014 semester to bring in their deposit and register for classes. Students will meet their personal Success Coach, who will steer them through to graduation. Financial aid advising is also offered, as well as information on paid internships, experiential learning, study abroad, athletics, student clubs and organizations, and residential life. Appointments are required. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu".

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/06 : Extended Hours, LibGuides CMS Demo, End of Semester Hours, Trip to Princeton, Video, RefWorks
The library currently has extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 on Tuesday-Wednesday. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge stays open all night. A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

On Thursday, "please join us for a Brown Bag on LibGuides' Content Management System (CMS). Professor Robert Battenfeld will be demoing the recently acquired CMS component of LibGuides (version 1). This feature enhances LibGuides' functionality and helps you to manage large amounts of content. Features of the CMS system include: everything from access restrictions, to user permissions, APIs, granular customization options, surveys/forms tool, etc. LibGuides CMS also allows for better organization of content which will help patrons find relevant content much easier. On the back-end, the 'Groups' function will help in managing large amounts of content and multiple users. It also provides access controls and limitations which can be applied to groups, to individual guides, or to the system as a whole. As an added bonus, LibGuides CMS users can password-protect individual documents inside guides. Other enhancements brought about by a pending upgrade to LibGuides CMS, version 2 will be discussed." It will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true Brown Bag, please feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP using this form or to MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu and include comments or questions.

On Thursday, the library will close at 11:00 p.m. when the last examination in the building is completed. The Bookmark Café will close for the summer at 2:00. The library will be open 8:00-4:00 on Friday, open 8:00-5:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

Monday is the last day to sign up for the Post Library Association's May 15 trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. "This exciting trip will begin with a visit to Palmer Square located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Palmer Square contains a number of stylish brand name and fashion shops as well as stores for gifts, accessories and home furnishing. Lunch will be eaten at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the historic Nassau Inn and we will walk to the Princeton University Art Museum afterward. Founded in 1882, it is one of the leading University Art Museums in the country. Developed from an original gift of a porcelain and pottery collection, it has since grown to include over 60,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art. The collection concentrates geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. This Focus exhibition is centered on Edvard Munch - Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well-known compositions, represented in a wide range of printmaking techniques, and the artist's unique vision." The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and OBHS; and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before May 12, 2014 (note the new date).

A new video resource that we have available for a brief trial period is Archive Portal. Still in the pilot stage, this streaming video service provides access to over two million clips of historical, entertainment, and informational video and audio content that includes interviews, unedited footage, archival footage, global news stories, and more from over 100 years of human activity and natural history that has been documented by motion picture cameras and sound recorders. Material comes from over thirty archives, including HBO, CNN, BBC, WGBH, Discovery, ABC News, Media Burn, NBC Universal, Associated Press, WPA Film Library, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada, and more. A full subscription would include licensing rights for any educational purpose, such as student films, research papers, projects, presentations, etc. A username and password are required. LIU students and faculty can obtain them by contacting the Reference Desk (516-299-2305) or the Instructional Media Center (516-299-2895).

Another new resource that we have available for a brief trial period is Psychotherapy.net. It provides streaming videos for teaching, training, self-study, and continuing education in psychotherapy, psychology, and addictions that feature expert therapists demonstrating their techniques in actual sessions and discussing their thoughts behind their interventions. The videos capture the non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction. Many of the videos come with synchronized transcripts and an instructor's manual that includes in-class discussion questions, role plays, and suggested reaction papers. Videos can be browsed by approach, therapeutic issue, expert, or population. Faculty can select and store video clips.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/04 : Extended Hours, LibGuides CMS Demo, End of Semester Hours, Trip to Princeton, Video, RefWorks
The library currently has extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons will be open until 11:00 on Sunday and until 1:00 on Monday-Wednesday. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals begin (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

On Thursday, "please join us for a Brown Bag on LibGuides' Content Management System (CMS). Professor Robert Battenfeld will be demoing the recently acquired CMS component of LibGuides (version 1). This feature enhances LibGuides' functionality and helps you to manage large amounts of content. Features of the CMS system include: everything from access restrictions, to user permissions, APIs, granular customization options, surveys/forms tool, etc. LibGuides CMS also allows for better organization of content which will help patrons find relevant content much easier. On the back-end, the 'Groups' function will help in managing large amounts of content and multiple users. It also provides access controls and limitations which can be applied to groups, to individual guides, or to the system as a whole. As an added bonus, LibGuides CMS users can password-protect individual documents inside guides. Other enhancements brought about by a pending upgrade to LibGuides CMS, version 2 will be discussed." It will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true Brown Bag, please feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP using this form or to MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu and include comments or questions.

On Thursday, the library will close when the last examination in the building is completed. We will be open 8:00-4:00 on Friday and 8:00-5:00 on Saturday.

Friday is the last day to sign up for the Post Library Association's May 15 trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. "This exciting trip will begin with a visit to Palmer Square located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Palmer Square contains a number of stylish brand name and fashion shops as well as stores for gifts, accessories and home furnishing. Lunch will be eaten at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the historic Nassau Inn and we will walk to the Princeton University Art Museum afterward. Founded in 1882, it is one of the leading University Art Museums in the country. Developed from an original gift of a porcelain and pottery collection, it has since grown to include over 60,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art. The collection concentrates geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. This Focus exhibition is centered on Edvard Munch - Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well-known compositions, represented in a wide range of printmaking techniques, and the artist's unique vision." The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and OBHS; and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before May 9, 2014.

A new video resource that we have available for a brief trial period is Archive Portal. Still in the pilot stage, this streaming video service provides access to over two million clips of historical, entertainment, and informational video and audio content that includes interviews, unedited footage, archival footage, global news stories, and more from over 100 years of human activity and natural history that has been documented by motion picture cameras and sound recorders. Material comes from over thirty archives, including HBO, CNN, BBC, WGBH, Discovery, ABC News, Media Burn, NBC Universal, Associated Press, WPA Film Library, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada, and more. A full subscription would include licensing rights for any educational purpose, such as student films, research papers, projects, presentations, etc. A username and password are required. LIU students and faculty can obtain them by contacting the Reference Desk (516-299-2305) or the Instructional Media Center (516-299-2895).

Another new resource that we have available for a brief trial period is Psychotherapy.net. It provides streaming videos for teaching, training, self-study, and continuing education in psychotherapy, psychology, and addictions that feature expert therapists demonstrating their techniques in actual sessions and discussing their thoughts behind their interventions. The videos capture the non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction. Many of the videos come with synchronized transcripts and an instructor's manual that includes in-class discussion questions, role plays, and suggested reaction papers. Videos can be browsed by approach, therapeutic issue, expert, or population. Faculty can select and store video clips.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition."



05/01 : Archival & Psychotherapy Video, Movie Posters, Holiday & Extended Hours, PLA Trip, More
A new video resource that we have available for a brief trial period is Archive Portal. Still in the pilot stage, this streaming video service provides access to over two million clips of historical, entertainment, and informational video and audio content that includes interviews, unedited footage, archival footage, global news stories, and more from over 100 years of human activity and natural history that has been documented by motion picture cameras and sound recorders. Material comes from over thirty archives, including HBO, CNN, BBC, WGBH, Discovery, ABC News, Media Burn, NBC Universal, Associated Press, WPA Film Library, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada, and more. A full subscription would include licensing rights for any educational purpose, such as student films, research papers, projects, presentations, etc. A username and password are required. LIU students and faculty can obtain them by contacting the Reference Desk (516-299-2305) or the Instructional Media Center (516-299-2895).

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Mysteries in May. 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.

The holiday and special hours for the summer have been posted.

The library currently has extended hours in preparation for final exams that begin on Friday. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, until 9:00 on Fridays, and until 11:00 on Saturdays-Sundays. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals begin (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

Another new resource that we have available for a brief trial period is Psychotherapy.net. It provides streaming videos for teaching, training, self-study, and continuing education in psychotherapy, psychology, and addictions that feature expert therapists demonstrating their techniques in actual sessions and discussing their thoughts behind their interventions. The videos capture the non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction. Many of the videos come with synchronized transcripts and an instructor's manual that includes in-class discussion questions, role plays, and suggested reaction papers. Videos can be browsed by approach, therapeutic issue, expert, or population. Faculty can select and store video clips.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. "This exciting trip will begin with a visit to Palmer Square located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Palmer Square contains a number of stylish brand name and fashion shops as well as stores for gifts, accessories and home furnishing. Lunch will be eaten at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the historic Nassau Inn and we will walk to the Princeton University Art Museum afterward. Founded in 1882, it is one of the leading University Art Museums in the country. Developed from an original gift of a porcelain and pottery collection, it has since grown to include over 60,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art. The collection concentrates geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. This Focus exhibition is centered on Edvard Munch - Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well-known compositions, represented in a wide range of printmaking techniques, and the artist's unique vision." The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and OBHS; and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before May 9, 2014.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).



04/30 : Psychotherapy Video, Zotero Citation Management, Extended Hours, and PLA Trip
A new resource that we have available for a brief trial period is Psychotherapy.net. It provides streaming videos for teaching, training, self-study, and continuing education in psychotherapy, psychology, and addictions that feature expert therapists demonstrating their techniques in actual sessions and discussing their thoughts behind their interventions. The videos capture the non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction. Many of the videos come with synchronized transcripts and an instructor's manual that includes in-class discussion questions, role plays, and suggested reaction papers. Videos can be browsed by approach, therapeutic issue, expert, or population. Faculty can select and store video clips.

On Thursday, the Library Brown Bag series will present See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software. "Please join us for a Library Brown Bag workshop on how to use Zotero, a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your sources - improving the efficiency of your research and saving you time! Comparable to RefWorks and other citation management programs, Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. This hands-on workshop will be presented by Professors Kathleen Burlingame and Robert Battenfeld and will cover exporting your RefWorks data files into Zotero, installing the Firefox plugin, and other special features such as file sharing and integration with Microsoft Word." It will run from 12:30-1:25 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220). Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true Brown Bag, please feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP using this form.

The library currently has extended hours in preparation for final exams that begin on Friday. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, until 9:00 on Fridays, and until 11:00 on Saturdays-Sundays. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals begin (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. "This exciting trip will begin with a visit to Palmer Square located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Palmer Square contains a number of stylish brand name and fashion shops as well as stores for gifts, accessories and home furnishing. Lunch will be eaten at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the historic Nassau Inn and we will walk to the Princeton University Art Museum afterward. Founded in 1882, it is one of the leading University Art Museums in the country. Developed from an original gift of a porcelain and pottery collection, it has since grown to include over 60,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art. The collection concentrates geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. This Focus exhibition is centered on Edvard Munch - Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well-known compositions, represented in a wide range of printmaking techniques, and the artist's unique vision." The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and OBHS; and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before May 9, 2014.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).



04/28 : Art Exhibit & Reception, Extended Hours, Citation Management Software, and PLA Trip
The library currently has extended hours in preparation for final exams that begin on Friday. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, until 9:00 on Fridays, and until 11:00 on Saturdays-Sundays. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals begin (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is the Graphic Design Senior Exhibition of LIU Post students: Adrian Almonte, Jaclyn Baum, Lindsay Bauer, Kiara Brathwaite, Jasmine Chehli, Victoria Cooper, Wendi Dai, Joseph DiGirolama, Lexi Ferreri, Ivanna Fortunato, James LaChase, Pavel Regulski, Alido Rodriguez, Francesca Scala, Jessica Venier, Samantha Viskoc, and Linmao Yu. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday, the Library Brown Bag series will present See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software. "Please join us for a Library Brown Bag workshop on how to use Zotero, a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your sources - improving the efficiency of your research and saving you time! Comparable to RefWorks and other citation management programs, Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. This hands-on workshop will be presented by Professors Kathleen Burlingame and Robert Battenfeld and will cover exporting your RefWorks data files into Zotero, installing the Firefox plugin, and other special features such as file sharing and integration with Microsoft Word." It will run from 12:30-1:25 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220). Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true Brown Bag, please feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP using this form.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. "This exciting trip will begin with a visit to Palmer Square located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Palmer Square contains a number of stylish brand name and fashion shops as well as stores for gifts, accessories and home furnishing. Lunch will be eaten at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the historic Nassau Inn and we will walk to the Princeton University Art Museum afterward. Founded in 1882, it is one of the leading University Art Museums in the country. Developed from an original gift of a porcelain and pottery collection, it has since grown to include over 60,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art. The collection concentrates geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. This Focus exhibition is centered on Edvard Munch - Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well-known compositions, represented in a wide range of printmaking techniques, and the artist's unique vision." The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and OBHS; and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before May 9, 2014.

The trial isn't over yet, but we've added a full subscription to EasyBib. Covering APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles, this information literacy platform provides citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators to teach and students to learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/27 : Extended Hours, Citation Management Software, and PLA Trip
On Monday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams that begin on Friday. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, until 9:00 on Fridays, and until 11:00 on Saturdays-Sundays. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals begin (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

On Thursday, the Library Brown Bag series will present See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software. "Please join us for a Library Brown Bag workshop on how to use Zotero, a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your sources - improving the efficiency of your research and saving you time! Comparable to RefWorks and other citation management programs, Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. This hands-on workshop will be presented by Professors Kathleen Burlingame and Robert Battenfeld and will cover exporting your RefWorks data files into Zotero, installing the Firefox plugin, and other special features such as file sharing and integration with Microsoft Word." It will run from 12:30-1:25 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220). Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true Brown Bag, please feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP using this form.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. "This exciting trip will begin with a visit to Palmer Square located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Palmer Square contains a number of stylish brand name and fashion shops as well as stores for gifts, accessories and home furnishing. Lunch will be eaten at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the historic Nassau Inn and we will walk to the Princeton University Art Museum afterward. Founded in 1882, it is one of the leading University Art Museums in the country. Developed from an original gift of a porcelain and pottery collection, it has since grown to include over 60,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art. The collection concentrates geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. This Focus exhibition is centered on Edvard Munch - Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well-known compositions, represented in a wide range of printmaking techniques, and the artist's unique vision." The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and OBHS; and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before May 9, 2014.

The trial isn't over yet, but we've added a full subscription to EasyBib. Covering APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles, this information literacy platform provides citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators to teach and students to learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/23 : Brazil Lecture, EasyBib, Movie Posters, LibGuides Demo, Extended Hours, More
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Brazil: A Little History and Geography. "Elizabeth Roosevelt will give a talk about the history and geography of the Amazon as well as the Pantanal. Brazil is unique as the only Portuguese speaking country in South America. How that came about and what it means to its people is very interesting. The geography of Brazil is also amazing. The Amazon is the second longest river in the world and carries one eighth of the world's fresh water. Its rain forest also produces a large number of important products. The Pantanal is the biggest fresh water swamp in the world and has some fascinating wildlife, especially birds." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Instructional Media Center downstairs.

The trial isn't over yet, but we've added a full subscription to EasyBib. Covering APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles, this information literacy platform provides citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators to teach and students to learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Action/Adventure Movies in April. 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.

On Monday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams that begin on May 2. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, until 9:00 on Fridays, and until 11:00 on Saturdays-Sundays. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals begin (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

On May 8, there will be a Brown Bag demonstration of LibGuides Content Management System. Professor Robert Battenfeld will be demoing the recently acquired CMS component of LibGuides (version 1). This feature enhances LibGuides' functionality and helps you to manage large amounts of content. Features of the CMS system include: everything from access restrictions, to user permissions, APIs, granular customization options, surveys/forms tool, etc. LibGuides CMS also allows for better organization of content which will help patrons find relevant content much easier. On the back-end, the "Groups" function will help in managing large amounts of content and multiple users. It also provides access controls and limitations which can be applied to groups, to individual guides, or to the system as a whole. As an added bonus, LibGuides CMS users can password-protect individual documents inside guides. Other enhancements brought about by a pending upgrade to LibGuides CMS, version 2 will be discussed. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true Brown Bag, please feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP using this form.

We've set up a survey page where you can let us know what you think about the databases that that we currently have trial subscriptions to and which ones that you would like us to keep. Our current trials are: PrivCo, that provides hard-to-find business and financial information on major, non-publicly traded corporations; Kanopy, a streaming video service that provides films covering arts, health, sciences, humanities, business/training, teacher education, and media/communications; PsycTESTS, that serves as a repository for the full text of tests, scales, measures, assessments, and other instruments that are relevant to psychology, psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and more, APA Books E-Collections, that provides the full text of over 9000 chapters and articles from books published by the American Psychological Association; APA Handbooks in Psychology, that makes available the full text of over 900 articles from the eleven titles in this series; and eBook Academic Collection, that provides the full text of over 124,000 eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/21 : Trial Database Feedback, Party on the Porch, Copyright Colloquium, Brazil Lecture, Extended Hours
We've set up a survey page where you can let us know what you think about the databases that that we currently have trial subscriptions to and which ones that you would like us to keep. Our current trials are: EasyBib, that offers citation, note taking, and research tools; PrivCo, that provides hard-to-find business and financial information on major, non-publicly traded corporations; Kanopy, a streaming video service that provides films covering arts, health, sciences, humanities, business/training, teacher education, and media/communications; PsycTESTS, that serves as a repository for the full text of tests, scales, measures, assessments, and other instruments that are relevant to psychology, psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and more, APA Books E-Collections, that provides the full text of over 9000 chapters and articles from books published by the American Psychological Association; APA Handbooks in Psychology, that makes available the full text of over 900 articles from the eleven titles in this series; and eBook Academic Collection, that provides the full text of over 124,000 eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter.

On Tuesday, the Library Liaison Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us in front of the library for the 2nd Annual Party on the Porch. Come and celebrate the season with food, drinks, and live music from the T.K. Blue Quartet. It will run from 12:30-1:30. For more information, please call (516) 299-2305. (In the event of rain, the party will be held in the library lobby.)

On Wednesday, the Palmer School will hold a spring colloquium on Impacts of Copyright Law on Libraries, Academia, and Culture, and the Rise of Open Access and Free Culture Movements with Howard Besser. It will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. upstairs in room LB362 (press release).

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Brazil: A Little History and Geography. "Elizabeth Roosevelt will give a talk about the history and geography of the Amazon as well as the Pantanal. Brazil is unique as the only Portuguese speaking country in South America. How that came about and what it means to its people is very interesting. The geography of Brazil is also amazing. The Amazon is the second longest river in the world and carries one eighth of the world's fresh water. Its rain forest also produces a large number of important products. The Pantanal is the biggest fresh water swamp in the world and has some fascinating wildlife, especially birds." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Instructional Media Center downstairs.

On Monday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams that begin on May 2. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, until 9:00 on Fridays, and until 11:00 on Saturdays-Sundays. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals begin (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/17 : EasyBib, Last Competency Exam, Holiday Hours, Party on the Porch, Brazil Lecture, RefWorks, More
The newest resource that we have for a brief trial period is EasyBib. Covering APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles, this information literacy platform provides citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

On Friday will be the last library competency exam of the semester 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).

The library will be closed on Easter Sunday.

On Tuesday, the Library Liaison Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us in front of the library for the 2nd Annual Party on the Porch. Come and celebrate the season with food, drinks, and live music from the T.K. Blue Quartet. It will run from 12:30-1:30. For more information, please call (516) 299-2305. (In the event of rain, the party will be held in the library lobby.)

On Wednesday, the Palmer School will hold a spring colloquium on Impacts of Copyright Law on Libraries, Academia, and Culture, and the Rise of Open Access and Free Culture Movements with Howard Besser. It will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. upstairs in room LB362 (press release).

Next Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Brazil: A Little History and Geography. "Elizabeth Roosevelt will give a talk about the history and geography of the Amazon as well as the Pantanal. Brazil is unique as the only Portuguese speaking country in South America. How that came about and what it means to its people is very interesting. The geography of Brazil is also amazing. The Amazon is the second longest river in the world and carries one eighth of the world's fresh water. Its rain forest also produces a large number of important products. The Pantanal is the biggest fresh water swamp in the world and has some fascinating wildlife, especially birds." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Instructional Media Center downstairs.

From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).

A business database that we have for a brief trial period is PrivCo. It provides hard-to-find business and financial information on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. Includes elusive private company financials and revenues, private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and more.

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/16 : RefWorks News, Library Hours, Maps, Movie Posters, Last Competency Exam, Party, Colloquium, More
From the Dean: "Dear RefWorks User, we are contacting you to let you know that the LIU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end June 30, 2014. Although the LIU Libraries will no longer provide access to RefWorks, you have several options for choosing a citation management service that meets your needs. Zotero is free to download and functions similarly to RefWorks. Most of your RefWorks citation data can be transferred over to Zotero by following a few simple steps. However, if you saved attachments in RefWorks, they will not be transferred automatically and will need to be attached manually. You may also maintain your current RefWorks account as an individual subscription. EasyBib is primarily a citation generator system and does not directly store your citation data like RefWorks or Zotero. However, EasyBib has some attractive features that meet an occasional need to generate bibliographies in a particular style format. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, you will need to export your RefWorks data file into Zotero or save the file onto a secure drive before June 30, 2014. Instructions for exporting RefWorks data files into Zotero can be found at: http://liu.cwp.libguides.com/refworkstransition. The LIU Libraries will be holding workshops this spring and next fall on how to use freely available open source products such as Zotero. A subscription purchase to the popular citation-generating program, EasyBib, is also under consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your library with any questions you may have about this transition." The first workshop, See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software will be held on May 1st (note the change in date from the one previously announced).

The end of semester hours have been posted. The library will begin extending its hours in preparation for final exams on April 28. Elsewhere on the campus website, you can find the finals schedule.

The map of the library's lower floor has been updated to show the College of Management's new offices.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Action/Adventure Movies in April. 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.

On Friday will be the last library competency exam of the semester 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).

The library will be closed on Easter Sunday.

On Tuesday, the Library Liaison Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us in front of the library for the 2nd Annual Party on the Porch. Come and celebrate the season with food, drinks, and live music from the T.K. Blue Quartet. It will run from 12:30-1:30. For more information, please call (516) 299-2305. (In the event of rain, the party will be held in the library lobby.)

On Wednesday, the Palmer School will hold a spring colloquium on Impacts of Copyright Law on Libraries, Academia, and Culture, and the Rise of Open Access and Free Culture Movements with Howard Besser. It will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. upstairs in room LB362.

The newest database that we have for a brief trial period is PrivCo. It provides hard-to-find business and financial information on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. Includes elusive private company financials and revenues, private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and more.

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/14 : Business Database, Art Exhibit & Reception, Citation Style, Competency Exam, Holiday Hours, Party, More
The newest database that we have for a brief trial period is PrivCo. It provides hard-to-find business and financial information on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. Includes elusive private company financials and revenues, private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and more.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is a M.A. Thesis Exhibit featuring the work of Sarah N. Asplumd, Alexandra Belanich, Liz Fusco, and Sarah Ritchie. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday, from 5:00-8:00.

A few more updates have been added to the guide to APA citation style.

On Wednesday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Jeff Leventhal from Workmarket. It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

Also on Wednesday, the campus will be holding an Online Teaching Forum, featuring "a discussion with a faculty panel on web-facilitated courses and blended classrooms. RSVP: Dr. Amy Gaimaro, instructional designer, amy.gaimaro@liu.edu." It will run from 3:00-4:30 upstairs in room LB362.

On Friday will be the last library competency exam of the semester 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).

The library will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Next Tuesday, the Library Liaison Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us in front of the library for the 2nd Annual Party on the Porch. Come and celebrate the season with food, drinks, and live music from the T.K. Blue Quartet. It will run from 12:30-1:30. For more information, please call (516) 299-2305. (In the event of rain, the party will be held in the library lobby.)

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/13 : 3D Printing Demo, Outside the Box Lecture, Online Teaching Forum, Library Competency Exam
On Monday, the Instructional Media Center invites faculty and staff to a live demonstration of 3D printing. "In recent months, 3D printer technology for education use has been featured prominently in the news media. Higher education institutions, K-12, and public libraries have many uses for this technology: Art History students are able to make replicas; Architecture, Engineering and Design students make 3D models and prototypes; and students in the Life Sciences can illustrate complex concepts. Most recently, affordable 3D printer technology was also used in the manufacture of custom robotic arms and body parts. This technology - though relatively new - is here to stay, and LIU is already applying this cutting edge technology within the Arts and Humanities curriculum on the Brooklyn Campus. As with any innovation in technology, we ask: What are the limits of this new technology? What are the specific benefits of this technology to our current curricula?" It will run from 12:30-1:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please RSVP to Allan S. Howell, Director of Procurement and Sourcing Services, Allan.Howell@liu.edu (516-299-4225) or to Manju Prasad-Rao, Instructional Media Center, mprasad@liu.edu (516-299-2868).

On Wednesday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Jeff Leventhal from Workmarket. It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

Also on Wednesday, the campus will be holding an Online Teaching Forum, featuring "a discussion with a faculty panel on web-facilitated courses and blended classrooms. RSVP: Dr. Amy Gaimaro, instructional designer, amy.gaimaro@liu.edu." It will run from 3:00-4:30 upstairs in room LB362.

On Friday will be the last library competency exam of the semester 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).

The library will be closed on Easter Sunday.

The new exhibit in the library lobby is Reverberations of The Great War: The Centennial of World War I, 1914-1918. "The First World War destroyed tens of millions of lives and changed geographical borders, philosophical outlooks, the nature of armed conflict, and the course of world history. This exhibit - created by the Library of Congress from its resources and supplemented by our library's resources - illuminates the war's impact with maps, photographs, posters, and reproductions of original documents." Topics covered include: entangling alliances, assassination at Sarajevo, no man's land, the first air war, new ways to make war, the social fabric, literature and art, the fall of empires, and more.

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/09 : World War One Exhibit, Movie Posters, Business Lectures, 3D Printing Demo, Online Teaching
The new exhibit in the library lobby is Reverberations of The Great War: The Centennial of World War I, 1914-1918. "The First World War destroyed tens of millions of lives and changed geographical borders, philosophical outlooks, the nature of armed conflict, and the course of world history. This exhibit - created by the Library of Congress from its resources and supplemented by our library's resources - illuminates the war's impact with maps, photographs, posters, and reproductions of original documents." Topics covered include: entangling alliances, assassination at Sarajevo, no man's land, the first air war, new ways to make war, the social fabric, literature and art, the fall of empires, and more.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Action/Adventure Movies in April. 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.

On Thursday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Irwin Tantleff, founder of Foodtown. It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center invites faculty and staff to a live demonstration of 3D printing. "In recent months, 3D printer technology for education use has been featured prominently in the news media. Higher education institutions, K-12, and public libraries have many uses for this technology: Art History students are able to make replicas; Architecture, Engineering and Design students make 3D models and prototypes; and students in the Life Sciences can illustrate complex concepts. Most recently, affordable 3D printer technology was also used in the manufacture of custom robotic arms and body parts. This technology - though relatively new - is here to stay, and LIU is already applying this cutting edge technology within the Arts and Humanities curriculum on the Brooklyn Campus. As with any innovation in technology, we ask: What are the limits of this new technology? What are the specific benefits of this technology to our current curricula?" It will run from 12:30-1:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please RSVP to Allan S. Howell, Director of Procurement and Sourcing Services, Allan.Howell@liu.edu (516-299-4225) or to Manju Prasad-Rao, Instructional Media Center, mprasad@liu.edu (516-299-2868).

On Wednesday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Jeff Leventhal from Workmarket. It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

Also on Wednesday, the campus will be holding an Online Teaching Forum, featuring "a discussion with a faculty panel on web-facilitated courses and blended classrooms. RSVP: Dr. Amy Gaimaro, instructional designer, amy.gaimaro@liu.edu." It will run from 3:00-4:30 upstairs in room LB362.

On April 18th will be the last library competency exam of the semester 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).

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/06 : Citation Style, Movie Posters, FAQs, Competency Exam, Lecture, Zotero, and More
The sixth edition of the APA Style Guide to Electronic References is available online for your use. It supplements the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The library's guide to APA citation style is in the process of being updated.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway for Action/Adventure Movies in April. 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.

Some new and updated answers have been added to our freqiently askes questions page.

On Wednesday will be the next library competency exam 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. The last exam of the semester will be given on April 18 (registration instructions and more information).

On Thursday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Irwin Tantleff, Founder of Foodtown. It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

On May 1, the Library Brown Bag series will present See it. Save it. Sort it. Cite it! : Introducing Zotero Citation Management Software. Please join us for a Library Brown Bag workshop on how to use Zotero, a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your sources - improving the efficiency of your research and saving you time! Comparable to RefWorks and other citation management programs, Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. This hands-on workshop will be presented by Professors Kathleen Burlingame and Robert Battenfeld and will cover exporting your RefWorks data files into Zotero, installing the Firefox plugin, and other special features such as file sharing and integration with Microsoft Word. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true Brown Bag please feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP using this form or to MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu. and include comments or questions.

Our newest database that is available for a brief trial period is Kanopy, a streaming video service that provides films covering arts, health, sciences, humanities, business/training, teacher education, and media/communications. The trial includes the collections: MEF Collection - Green Planet Collection - Georges Melies Collection - Asian Business Leaders Collection - African American Studies Collection - Stanford Executive Briefings Collection - Psychology & Evolutionary Psychology - Great Artists and The Impressionists Series - Documentary Educational Resources: New Releases 2013 - and Into the Classroom Media: Gender, Language and Communication Collection.

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



04/01 : Video and Literature Databases, Art Exhibit, Information Literacy Course, Competency Exam, PsycTESTS, BrowZine
Our newest database that is available for a brief trial period is Kanopy, a streaming video service that provides films covering arts, health, sciences, humanities, business/training, teacher education, and media/communications. The trial includes the collections: MEF Collection - Green Planet Collection - Georges Melies Collection - Asian Business Leaders Collection - African American Studies Collection - Stanford Executive Briefings Collection - Psychology & Evolutionary Psychology - Great Artists and The Impressionists Series - Documentary Educational Resources: New Releases 2013 - and Into the Classroom Media: Gender, Language and Communication Collection.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is a LIU Alumni Show featuring work from members of the Korean Alumni Association of Fine Arts.

Literature Criticism Online has changed its name and been given a new user interface as Artemis Literary Sources. 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. How attitudes toward the works may have changed over time is demonstrated by criticism written during the authors' lives through to the present day, including what various great authors wrote about their predecessors. Many entries also include biographical and/or critical overviews of the authors and works, along with author interviews. It includes the digitized full text of the hundreds of volumes in the ten Thomson Gale sets: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Shakespeare Criticism, and Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, as well as Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Children's Literature Review. It also includes the contents of the library's subscriptions to the Literature Resource Center and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

On Wednesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present a webinar featuring Credo's Information Literacy Course Module. This tool is marketed as something that can be utilized as a ready-to-use (stand-alone) course or to supplement existing courses and instruction sessions. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag please feel free to bring your lunch. It will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Please RSVP using this form or to MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu.

On Friday will be the next library competency exam 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 additional dates).

Another database that we have for a brief trial period is PsycTESTS. Produced by the American Psychological Association, this serves as a repository for the full text of tests, scales, measures, assessments, and other instruments that are relevant to psychology, psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and more. It is made up primarily of tests that were originally developed for research but were not made commercially available, along with older, public domain tests. Each detailed test record contains a summary, purpose, test format, development history, background information, reliability & validity data (when available), and the citation for the peer-reviewed source document. It also provides brief information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers.

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.



03/30 : PsycTESTS, BrowZine, Common Core Websites, Information Literacy Course, Competency Exam, More
The newest database that we have for a brief trial period is PsycTESTS. Produced by the American Psychological Association, this serves as a repository for the full text of tests, scales, measures, assessments, and other instruments that are relevant to psychology, psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and more. It is made up primarily of tests that were originally developed for research but were not made commercially available, along with older, public domain tests. Each detailed test record contains a summary, purpose, test format, development history, background information, reliability & validity data (when available), and the citation for the peer-reviewed source document. It also provides brief information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers.

BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.

On Tuesday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Eric Ho, young entrepreneur/product manager at Capital One Labs (digital innovation group). It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

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, Common Core: Selected Web Resources. "One important step for teaching in the 21st century is the understanding and implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards. During this workshop, students will be shown a variety of resources and examples which demonstrate the use of these standards." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Wednesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present a webinar featuring Credo's Information Literacy Course Module. This tool is marketed as something that can be utilized as a ready-to-use (stand-alone) course or to supplement existing courses and instruction sessions. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag please feel free to bring your lunch. It will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Please RSVP using this form or to MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu.

On Friday will be the next library competency exam 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 additional dates).



03/26 : BrowZine App, Competency Exam, Hearst Lecture, Common Core Workshops, Brownbag
BrowZine is a new app that lets you create an intuitive newsstand of the library's top periodicals on your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire tablet to easily browse journals by subject, discover new titles, monitor the key journals in your field, and read articles. BrowZine combines individual articles from the library's databases to create complete journals that you can arrange into a personal bookshelf to suit your preferences and delivers convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.

On Friday will be the next library competency exam 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 additional dates).

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, William Randolph Hearst: Art Collector Extraordinaire, with Dr. Catherine Larkin - head of the Digital Initiatives and Art Image Library here at LIU Post (which houses the William Randolph Hearst Archive) - to speak about this complex individual who is best known today for his successful 125-year-long publishing and media dynasty. During his lifetime, Hearst was portrayed as a demagogue and maligned as the model for the 1941 film character, Citizen Kane. Hearst developed a reputation as a magpie, lacking self-discipline and discretion in the acquisition of works of art; yet, Hearst remained passionate about antiques and collected objects for over seven decades. Hearst's style of collecting was ostentatious and cavalier. He was known to spend countless hours examining sales catalogues and frequenting New York galleries, choosing additional objects for purchase. Mary Levkoff, author of Hearst the Collector, published in 2010, described Hearst as a collector with a need for quality and a desire for quantity: "He loved to collect objects used to furnish his six main residences; filling them with art was his joy." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1524 at LIU Post, will present the hands-on technology workshop for students and teachers, Mapping Media to the Common Core. "Move forward on the road to digital literacy by integrating common core standards, flipping the classroom, and using interactive technology tools strategically and skillfully." It will be presented by Dr. Roberta Levitt, from the Department of Special Education and Literacy and IMC media librarians, Prof. Manju Prasad-Rao and Prof. Maria Zarycky. It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC. Refreshments will be served. To attend this free professional development event, please R.S.V.P. to: pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by March 27.

On Tuesday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Eric Ho, young entrepreneur/product manager at Capital One Labs (digital innovation group). It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

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, Common Core: Selected Web Resources. "One important step for teaching in the 21st century is the understanding and implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards. During this workshop, students will be shown a variety of resources and examples which demonstrate the use of these standards." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Wednesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present a webinar featuring Credo's Information Literacy Course Module. This tool is marketed as something that can be utilized as a ready-to-use (stand-alone) course or to supplement existing courses and instruction sessions. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag please feel free to bring your lunch. It will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Please RSVP using this form or to MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu.



03/25 : Citation Style, WebQuests, Competency Exam, Hearst Lecture, Common Core Workshops, More
On Wednesday, 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) at 12:30. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

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, 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 from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Friday will be the next library competency exam 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 additional dates).

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, William Randolph Hearst: Art Collector Extraordinaire, with Dr. Catherine Larkin - head of the Digital Initiatives and Art Image Library here at LIU Post (which houses the William Randolph Hearst Archive) - to speak about this complex individual who is best known today for his successful 125-year-long publishing and media dynasty. During his lifetime, Hearst was portrayed as a demagogue and maligned as the model for the 1941 film character, Citizen Kane. Hearst developed a reputation as a magpie, lacking self-discipline and discretion in the acquisition of works of art; yet, Hearst remained passionate about antiques and collected objects for over seven decades. Hearst's style of collecting was ostentatious and cavalier. He was known to spend countless hours examining sales catalogues and frequenting New York galleries, choosing additional objects for purchase. Mary Levkoff, author of Hearst the Collector, published in 2010, described Hearst as a collector with a need for quality and a desire for quantity: "He loved to collect objects used to furnish his six main residences; filling them with art was his joy." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1524 at LIU Post, will present the hands-on technology workshop for students and teachers, Mapping Media to the Common Core. "Move forward on the road to digital literacy by integrating common core standards, flipping the classroom, and using interactive technology tools strategically and skillfully." It will be presented by Dr. Roberta Levitt, from the Department of Special Education and Literacy and IMC media librarians, Prof. Manju Prasad-Rao and Prof. Maria Zarycky. It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC. Refreshments will be served. To attend this free professional development event, please R.S.V.P. to: pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by March 27.

On Tuesday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with Eric Ho, young entrepreneur/product manager at Capital One Labs (digital innovation group). It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

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, Common Core: Selected Web Resources. "One important step for teaching in the 21st century is the understanding and implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards. During this workshop, students will be shown a variety of resources and examples which demonstrate the use of these standards." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.



03/20 : International Financial Statistics, Movie Posters, Library & Citation Workshops, Lecture, WebQuests
Our newest database is the International Monetary Fund's IMF eLibrary. It includes International Financial Statistics with data on all aspects of international and domestic finance (dating back to 1948), including: prices - production - population - interest rates - exchange rates - national accounts - money and banking - balance of payments - government accounts - international liquidity - and international transactions. It will soon also include Balance of Payments Statistics with data on international economic transactions with international investment position (dating back to 1960) on: capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities - tables featuring area and world totals of balance of payments components and aggregates - and total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers each economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world. Please note that a special username and password is required for access to the complete information from both on and off campus. Please contact the Reference Desk at 516-299-2305.) Then click "Sign In or Register" to log in.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters for March Musicals on display in the upstairs hallway. 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.

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

On Tuesday, the ThoughtBox@LIU tech incubator will host an Outside the Box Lecture with social media guru Hilary Topper. It will run from 12:30-2:00 downstairs in room LB130.

On Wednesday, 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) at 12:30. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

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, 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 from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.



03/17 : Library Workshop, Competency Exam, and SmartResponse Workshop
On Thursday, section 2 of the Library Workshop will begin at 12:30 in room LB220 (the Library Instruction Lab).

Also on Thursday will be the next library competency exam 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 additional dates).

Again on Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special hands-on educational technology workshop, SmartResponse PE: Interactive Response System for K-12. "Get students engaged and motivated using response pads or "clickers". These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally, or on paper, or screen. Teachers can create planned or spontaneous quizzes and instantly tally responses and generate reports. Use these response pads with the Smart Notebook software, and add interactive and multimedia content to the assessments." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.



03/13 : Library Hours, Library Workshops, Competency Exam, Ed Tech Workshops, Psychology E-Books
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 8:00-5:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

On Monday, section 7 of the Library Workshop will begin at 12:30 in room LB220 (the Library Instruction Lab).

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

Also on Thursday will be the next library competency exam 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 additional dates).

Again on Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special hands-on educational technology workshop, SmartResponse PE: Interactive Response System for K-12. "Get students engaged and motivated using response pads or "clickers". These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally, or on paper, or screen. Teachers can create planned or spontaneous quizzes and instantly tally responses and generate reports. Use these response pads with the Smart Notebook software, and add interactive and multimedia content to the assessments." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On March 26, the libray brownbag series will present a webinar on Credo's Information Literacy Course Module that can be utilized as a ready-to-use (stand-alone) course or to supplement existing information literacy courses and instruction sessions. Please R.S.V.P.

All of the 2013 postings to this page have been archived for posterity.

We have two new online collections available for a brief trial period. APA Books E-Collections provides the full text of over 9000 chapters and articles from scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association and copyrighted from July 2001 through June 2014. APA Handbooks in Psychology makes available the full text of over 900 articles from the eleven titles in this series that provides both expert overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of sub-fields within psychology.



03/12 : Online Psychology Books, Library Workshop, and Spring Break Hours
We have two new online collections available for a brief trial period. APA Books E-Collections provides the full text of over 9000 chapters and articles from scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association and copyrighted from July 2001 through June 2014. APA Handbooks in Psychology makes available the full text of over 900 articles from the eleven titles in this series that provides both expert overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of sub-fields within psychology.

On Monday, section 7 of the Library Workshop will begin at 12:30 in room LB220 (the Library Instruction Lab).

During Spring Break, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.



03/10 : Spring Break Hours, Downtime, Environmental Resources, and Movie Posters
During Spring Break, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

On Tuesday morning, Information Technology will be replacing the old UPS system. In order to do this, the electricians will be required shut down two of our servers: Illiad and library.liu.edu. This means that interlibrary loan service and library request forms (class instruction, book a librarian, digital delivery, acquisitions, reference questions, etc.) will not work from 8:00-10:00. There may be occasional interruptions during the day as well. The rest of the library website should be unaffected. If you need any of these services during the downtimes, please call the reference desk at 516-299-2305. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Links to full-text resources from LexisNexis that cover various environmental topics have been added to our website. Environmental News provides articles from newspapers, magazines, and trade journals from many industries. Environmental Law Periodicals provides articles from law journals and legal newsletters. And Environmental Cases and Decisions contains federal and state court cases, along with decisions from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and assorted state agencies.

March Musicals is the latest set of vintage movie posters that the Special Collections Department has placed on display in the upstairs hallway. 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.



03/04 : Library Maps, Competency Exam, Spring Break Hours, and Art Exhibit
The map of the library's lower floor has been updated again to reflect some more of the changes that have taken place.

On Wednesday will be the next library competency exam 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 additional dates).

Next week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 on 3/15, and 12:00-8:00 on 3/16.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Women of the World, an art and photography exhibition featuring the work of over fifty artists.

Our newest database is Grolier Online that provides the full text of the general encyclopedias: New Book of Knowledge (for elementary-middle school students), Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (middle-high school), the Spanish language La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (middle-high), and Encyclopedia Americana (high school and above) - the science encyclopedias: Amazing Animals of the World (elementary) and New Book of Popular Science (middle-high) - and the social studies encyclopedias: America the Beautiful with information about states and cities (elementary-middle) and Lands and Peoples with information about countries and their cultures (middle-high) - as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.



03/02 : Online Encyclopedias, Art Exhibit, Digital Storytelling, and Library Competency Exam
Our newest database is Grolier Online that provides the full text of the general encyclopedias: New Book of Knowledge (for elementary-middle school students), Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (middle-high school), the Spanish language La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (middle-high), and Encyclopedia Americana (high school and above) - the science encyclopedias: Amazing Animals of the World (elementary) and New Book of Popular Science (middle-high) - and the social studies encyclopedias: America the Beautiful with information about states and cities (elementary-middle) and Lands and Peoples with information about countries and their cultures (middle-high) - as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.

The new exhibit opening downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery on Tuesday is Women of the World, an art and photography exhibition featuring the work of over fifty artists.

The text of journals published by Taylor & Francis were unavailable from Saturday morning through Sunday morning while they upgraded their online platform.

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 Storytelling. "Digital Storytelling is an extension of traditional storytelling that can be innovatively used by teachers across the K-12 curriculum for individual or collaborative projects and assignments. Using a variety of media, such as photos, video, animation, sound, and narration, students can create stories that are educational or imaginative and fun. The workshop will include a demonstration of select storytelling tools and hands-on experience." It will run from 5:15-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Wednesday will be the next library competency exam 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).



02/26 : Legal Databases, Library Competency Exam, and Digital Storytelling
The page of law databases has been reorganized, and direct links to additional resources from LexisNexis have been added. This is one of the many pages of databases listed by subject.

On Friday will be the next library competency exam at 1:05 in room LB 228. 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). Another exam will be given on Wednesday at 4:00 in room LB 227.

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 Storytelling. "Digital Storytelling is an extension of traditional storytelling that can be innovatively used by teachers across the K-12 curriculum for individual or collaborative projects and assignments. Using a variety of media, such as photos, video, animation, sound, and narration, students can create stories that are educational or imaginative and fun. The workshop will include a demonstration of select storytelling tools and hands-on experience." It will run from 5:15-6:30 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.



02/23 : Library Competency Exam
On Friday will be the next library competency exam at 1:05 in room LB 228. 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).


02/20 : Rubrics Workshop and Online Books
On Friday, upstairs in room LB386, from 12:30-2:30, will be the LIU Post Professional Development Workshop, Developing Effective Rubrics. "Join us at a participatory workshop to discuss best practices for creating rubrics, to see how well-developed and revised rubrics produce more consistent and reliable assessment, and to infuse your own rubrics with language that will help provide for more consistency in scoring. Bring your own in-progress rubric, if you have one. Light refreshments served. Register by sending an email to: LIU-Assessment@liu.edu. In the subject line, note 'Feb 21 Workshop'."

The newest database that we have available for a brief trial period is eBook Academic Collection, which provides the full text of over 124,000 eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including: art, business, education, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religion, technology, engineering, and much more.



02/18 : Online Books, Movie Posters, Voice Thread Workshop, Fieldwork Meeting, Rubrics Workshop
The newest database that we have available for a brief trial period is eBook Academic Collection, which provides the full text of over 124,000 eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including: art, business, education, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religion, technology, engineering, and much more.

Valentine's Day is over, but Love Is in the Air with the latest set of vintage movie posters that the Special Collections Department has placed on display in the upstairs hallway. 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.

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special hands-on educational technology workshop, Voice Thread. "Voice Thread software enables group conversations and comments to be collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. Voice Thread is a Web 2.0 collaborative multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Teachers can share their Voice Threads with students, and students can interact and leave their comments using voice, text, or video (via a webcam). Students can also doodle and take on multiple identities." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

Also on Thursday, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will be holding a Fieldwork Informational Meeting at 12:50-1:50 and 4:00-5:00 upstairs in room LB314.

On Friday, upstairs in room LB386, from 12:30-2:30, will be the LIU Post Professional Development Workshop, Developing Effective Rubrics. "Join us at a participatory workshop to discuss best practices for creating rubrics, to see how well-developed and revised rubrics produce more consistent and reliable assessment, and to infuse your own rubrics with language that will help provide for more consistency in scoring. Bring your own in-progress rubric, if you have one. Light refreshments served. Register by sending an email to: LIU-Assessment@liu.edu. In the subject line, note 'Feb 21 Workshop'."



02/14 : Competency Exam, Downtimes, Holiday Hours, Ed Tech Workshop, Rubrics Workshop, Business Databases
On Saturday will be the next library competency exam 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 evening through Sunday morning, RefWorks and all of the databases from ProQuest will be unavailable from 10:00-8:00 while they make improvements to they're internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

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

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the special hands-on educational technology workshop, Voice Thread. "Voice Thread software enables group conversations and comments to be collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. Voice Thread is a Web 2.0 collaborative multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Teachers can share their Voice Threads with students, and students can interact and leave their comments using voice, text, or video (via a webcam). Students can also doodle and take on multiple identities." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Friday, upstairs in room LB386, from 12:30-2:30, will be the LIU Post Professional Development Workshop, Developing Effective Rubrics. "Join us at a participatory workshop to discuss best practices for creating rubrics, to see how well-developed and revised rubrics produce more consistent and reliable assessment, and to infuse your own rubrics with language that will help provide for more consistency in scoring. Bring your own in-progress rubric, if you have one. Light refreshments served. Register by sending an email to: LIU-Assessment@liu.edu. In the subject line, note 'Feb 21 Workshop'."

There are two new business databases. Plunkett Research Online has industry profiles that provide: statistics - the latest news - a video introduction - executive biographies - an industry-specific glossary - industry associations and professional societies - in-depth company details and descriptions (private, public, U.S. and non-U.S.) - market research and trends (including finances, technologies, deregulation, research/development, globalization, and competitive intelligence) - and a Build-A-Report feature that lets you create custom industry summaries. A Job Seeker Resource and Tools section contains: career guides - job market trends and statistics - occupational outlook handbook - and tools on how to apply for a job online. It also includes tutorials, how-to videos, and sample lesson plans for professors. For each of 99 industries, the Directory of Business Information Resources provides contact and other information about: newsletters, trade shows, associations, industry web sites, magazines & journals, directories & databases, and international trade resources.

The new and revised links for the LexisNexis databases are now available on our list of databases by vendor (scroll down a bit when you get there). Among their new offerings are the Federal Register, Quotes for Speakers, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Manual, and browseable versions of the Constitution, United States Code, and Code of Federal Regulations. Other links throughout our website are still in the process of being updated. There is currently a problem with access to LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations. We're working on a solution.

There is a new user interface for Scopus from Elsevier SciVerse.



02/11 : New Business Databases, SmartBoard Workshops, Competency Exam, Downtimes, Holiday Hours
There are two new business databases. Plunkett Research Online has industry profiles that provide: statistics - the latest news - a video introduction - executive biographies - an industry-specific glossary - industry associations and professional societies - in-depth company details and descriptions (private, public, U.S. and non-U.S.) - market research and trends (including finances, technologies, deregulation, research/development, globalization, and competitive intelligence) - and a Build-A-Report feature that lets you create custom industry summaries. A Job Seeker Resource and Tools section contains: career guides - job market trends and statistics - occupational outlook handbook - and tools on how to apply for a job online. It also includes tutorials, how-to videos, and sample lesson plans for professors. For each of 99 industries, the Directory of Business Information Resources provides contact and other information about: newsletters, trade shows, associations, industry web sites, magazines & journals, directories & databases, and international trade resources.

The new and revised links for the LexisNexis databases are now available on our list of databases by vendor (scroll down a bit when you get there). Among their new offerings are the Federal Register, Quotes for Speakers, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Manual, and browseable versions of the Constitution, United States Code, and Code of Federal Regulations. Other links throughout our website are still in the process of being updated. There is currently a problem with access to LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations. We're working on a solution.

There is a new user interface for Scopus from Elsevier SciVerse.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present two special hands-on educational technology workshops. The advanced workshop is SmartBoard II: 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. Instruction is modified and tailored as per the needs of students." It will run from 3:45-5:00. The beginner workshop is SmartBoard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations. In this workshop, students will practice basic SmartBoard skills and be introduced to Notebook software that accompanies this board." It will run from 5:15-6:30. Both workshops will take place downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Saturday will be the next library competency exam 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 evening through Sunday morning, RefWorks and all of the databases from ProQuest will be unavailable from 10:00-8:00 while they make improvements to they're internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

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



02/07 : Artists' Reception, Coming Lectures, Competency Exam, SmartBoard Workshops
On Sunday, there will be an artists' reception for the exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master. "Invited to contribute to this exhibition are many who have studied under Brodsky in his long career, currently at the Art League of Long Island or in their past as LIU Post graduate students. Their work, and that of Frank Olt, Christian White and Richard Vaux, honor his important legacy, both as a painter and as a teacher, whose intelligence, generosity of spirit and critical eye have been in dialogue with countless artists on Long Island and beyond. This is one of many events dedicated to celebrate Stan Brosky's accomplishments. Brodsky has had a banner year, including three exhibits: a retrospective at Huntington's Heckscher Museum, well-reviewed in the New York Times, and with a Gala honoring his lifetime achievement; a gallery dedicated to his Abstract Expressionism at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, and a solo exhibition at the Tria Gallery in Chelsea - all in 2013." It will rum from 3:00-6:00.

The Post Library Association has announced two lectures that they will be presenting later in the semester: William Randolph Hearst: Art Collector Extraordinaire and Brazil: A Little History and Geography. Their complete schedule of exhibits and events will be announced soon.

On Tuesday will be the next library competency exam 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 two special hands-on educational technology workshops. The advanced workshop is SmartBoard II: 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. Instruction is modified and tailored as per the needs of students." It will run from 3:45-5:00. The beginner workshop is SmartBoard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations. In this workshop, students will practice basic SmartBoard skills and be introduced to Notebook software that accompanies this board." It will run from 5:15-6:30. Both workshops will take place downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

Due to the new carpeting being installed downstairs, access to the hardcopy periodicals will be unavailable for a day or two. You can check to see if the article that you need is available online through Ebsco A-to-Z (this is the "Periodicals" link on the library homepage). If it is available only in hardcopy, you can fill out the digital delivery request form, and it will be scanned and emailed to you as soon as possible. Always feel free to ask a librarian for help if you have trouble accessing what you need either online or hardcopy.

The online index to our thesis collection is currently offline while we move the datafiles to a new server. Please inquire at the Reference Desk if you need access to a thesis.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



02/04 : Bad Weather, New Exhibits, Accounting Databases, and Artists' Reception
As of 11:30 on Tuesday evening, it has been announced that all LIU campuses will delay opening until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, due to the expected inclement weather. If the weather becomes worse than expected, you can get updated information about possible closings from the campus homepage or by calling the emergency number, 516-299-EMER.

In honor of Black History Month and to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the new exhibit in the library lobby is The Civil Rights Movement. "The history of civil rights in America is largely the story of the efforts of African Americans to define and enumerate what rights pertain to citizens in civil society and then advocate to achieve, codify, and preserve those rights. Throughout the years, people of African descent have formed several organizations and movements to promote equal rights. Their efforts accentuated and promoted the movement for equality in America and have remade the nation for what it is. This exhibit includes posters and images from a variety of sources from the internet and from the library's collections."

On the database subject page for accounting and taxation resources, links have been added or updated for materials available from the redesigned LexisNexis website, including periodicals, reference guides, federal and state tax cases, decisions, codes, statutes, guidelines, notices, and more. Links new LexisNexis resources and corrected links to their existing resources are in the process of being added to the other subject pages.

On Thursday, the new exhibit opening downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery will be Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master. "Invited to contribute to this exhibition are many who have studied under Brodsky in his long career, currently at the Art League of Long Island or in their past as LIU Post graduate students. Their work, and that of Frank Olt, Christian White and Richard Vaux, honor his important legacy, both as a painter and as a teacher, whose intelligence, generosity of spirit and critical eye have been in dialogue with countless artists on Long Island and beyond. This is one of many events dedicated to celebrate Stan Brosky's accomplishments. Brodsky has had a banner year, including three exhibits: a retrospective at Huntington's Heckscher Museum, well-reviewed in the New York Times, and with a Gala honoring his lifetime achievement; a gallery dedicated to his Abstract Expressionism at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, and a solo exhibition at the Tria Gallery in Chelsea - all in 2013." The artists' reception will be on Sunday at 3:00-6:00.

The next library competency exam will be on Tuesday 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).

Due to the new carpeting being installed downstairs, access to the hardcopy periodicals will be unavailable for a day or two. You can check to see if the article that you need is available online through Ebsco A-to-Z (this is the "Periodicals" link on the library homepage). If it is available only in hardcopy, you can fill out the digital delivery request form, and it will be scanned and emailed to you as soon as possible. Always feel free to ask a librarian for help if you have trouble accessing what you need either online or hardcopy.

The online index to our thesis collection is currently offline while we move the datafiles to a new server. Please inquire at the Reference Desk if you need access to a thesis.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



01/29 : Educational Technology Workshops, Periodicals, and Database Issues
From Thursday morning to Monday morning, the Gale company will be moving to new offices. All of their databases will continue to work normally during this time, but they will not be adding any new articles to their server until they finish the move.

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

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, SmartBoard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations. In this workshop, students will practice basic SmartBoard skills and be introduced to Notebook software that accompanies this board." It will run from 3:45-5:00. They will also present a more detailed demonstration in SmartBoard II: 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. Instruction is modified and tailored as per the needs of students." It will run from 5:15-6:30. Both workshops will take place downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

As part of the newly remodeled library, the Periodicals Department will now be open 8:00-4:00 on Mondays-Fridays. Many of our journals, magazines, and newspapers can be accessed online 24/7 through our databases and Ebsco A-to-Z (this is the "Periodicals" link on the library homepage). If you need an article that is available only in hardcopy (paper, microfilm, microfiche, etc.), you can fill out the digital delivery request form, and it will be scanned and emailed to you within a day or so. If you need it right away, you can visit the department when it is open or inquire at the Reference Desk when it is closed. Always feel free to ask a librarian for help if you have trouble accessing what you need either online or hardcopy.

The online index to our thesis collection is currently offline while we move the datafiles to a new server. Please inquire at the Reference Desk if you need access to a thesis.

Lexis-Nexis has new user interface for its many offerings which has caused us to have some broken links on our website. They are in the process of being fixed.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



01/26 : Periodicals, Competency Exams, Library Workshops, Theses, Holiday Hours, Databases
As part of the newly remodeled library, the Periodicals Department will now be open 8:00-4:00 on Mondays-Fridays. Many of our journals, magazines, and newspapers can be accessed online 24/7 through our databases and Ebsco A-to-Z (this is the "Periodicals" link on the library homepage). If you need an article that is available only in hardcopy (paper, microfilm, microfiche, etc.), you can fill out the digital delivery request form, and it will be scanned and emailed to you within a day or so. If you need it right away, you can visit the department when it is open or inquire at the Reference Desk when it is closed. Always feel free to ask a librarian for help if you have trouble accessing what you need either online or hardcopy.

On Monday, section 6 of the Library Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220). Please not that sections 2 and 4 do not begin until March.

The first library competency exam of the semester will be on Monday at 4:00 in room LB 227. You need to register to take it at least 48 hours before it starts, so it's too late for this one if you haven't registered already. The next will be on February 11 (more information and registration instructions).

The schedule of the library's holiday and special hours has been posted.

The online index to our thesis collection is currently offline while we move the datafiles to a new server. Please inquire at the Reference Desk if you need access to a thesis.

On Wednesday, the College of Education, Information and Technology Student Council will be presenting an opportunity for graduate students to Meet the Dean and ask questions downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 4:00-7:00. Undergraduate students can meet the dean earlier at 12:30 in the Pioneer Room.

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

Lexis-Nexis has new user interface for its many offerings which has caused us to have some broken links on our website. They are in the process of being fixed.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



01/19 : Welcome Back! (Hours, Competency Exams, Library Workshops, Ed Tech Workshops, Movie Posters, Database News, More)
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday. The Bookmark Café will reopen then too.

The schedule of library competency exams for the semester has been posted. The first will be on January 27th.

Throughout the semester, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present a series of the special hands-on educational technology workshops. The first will be on February 4th.

Four films featuring cold, snowy Winter Tales is the latest set of vintage movie posters that the Special Collections Department has placed on display in the upstairs hallway. 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.

On Monday, the ebrary database will be unavailable from approximately 5:00-8:00 p.m. while a scheduled upgrade is being performed.

On Wednesday, section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220).

On Thursday, section 5 of the Library Workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220).

There is a new user interface for Literature Criticism Online which provides excerpts from criticism of classic and popular writers from journals, magazines, newspapers, and books. But the MLA citation that it automatically provides for each item may be incorrect if the item was been excerpted from something other than a journal article. See the citation style page for more information (scroll down a bit when you get there).

Lexis-Nexis also has new user interface for its many offerings which has caused us to have some broken links on our website. They are in the process of being fixed.

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

From the Dean: Over the next few months, the Post Campus Library will be undergoing major changes that will impact the layout of the Library, the organization of some of the Library's material, and some of the Library's services. The long range goal is a simple one - to improve the user experience over time. This will be accomplished in part by:

  1. Aligning Library and related research services with the ways that users (students in particular) actually prefer to work.
  2. Expanding Library hours (this would be in addition to the recently expanded weekend hours).
  3. Making the Library a more inviting space for students to spend time, study alone or in groups, meet with their instructors, or just explore all the Library has to offer.
  4. Increasing the seating capacity within the Library in a way that is appealing and useful to students.
Please bear with us as these changes take place. If you have any questions, concerns, or need help with a library-related matter, please contact the Dean's Office at 516 299 2307.

The copy machines are now located in the back of Reference Commons, near the windows around the corner on the right.

The maps of the library have been updated to reflect the remodeling that is currently taking place. If you're interested, you can review the previous remodeling that took place back in 2003.

Some more of the video collections available from Alexander Street Press are the history sets: The March of Time, World History in Video, American History in Video, and World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966. Additional specialized collections are: Black Studies in Video, LGBT Studies in Video, Area Studies Video Online, Ethnic Studies Video Online, Global Business and Economics in Video, Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video, Women's and Gender Studies Video Online, and Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video. Documentaries about a variety of subjects can be found in: Current Affairs in Video, Filmakers Library Online, and Humanities Video Online. You can also search through all of these collections and more at the same time through the main Alexander Street Video link.

The 2014 calendar has been posted for your enjoyment.

The schedule of Library Workshops for the spring semester has been posted.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



01/14 : Streaming Video, Artist's Reception, Database News, and Library Hours
Some more of the video collections available from Alexander Street Press are the history sets: The March of Time, World History in Video, American History in Video, and World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966. Additional specialized collections are: Black Studies in Video, LGBT Studies in Video, Area Studies Video Online, Ethnic Studies Video Online, Global Business and Economics in Video, Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video, Women's and Gender Studies Video Online, and Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video. Documentaries about a variety of subjects can be found in: Current Affairs in Video, Filmakers Library Online, and Humanities Video Online. You can also search through all of these collections and more at the same time through the Alexander Street Video link.

On Thursday, there will be an artist's reception to celebrate the vibrant and original art work series by Diana Conklin that adorns our hallway downstairs. It will take place in the Hutchins Gallery from 4:00-6:00. Light refreshments will be served.

The user interface for the Literature Criticism Online database will be changing soon. This extensive compilation of literary commentary covers both classic and popular authors and their works by excerpting what many critics have written about them in journals, magazines, newspapers, and more.

On Monday, the ebrary database will be unavailable from approximately 5:00-8:00 p.m. while a scheduled upgrade is being performed.

The library will be open 9:00-8:00 on Wednesday-Thursday, 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday, and normal hours will resume on Tuesday. The Bookmark Café will reopen then too.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



01/12 : Library Hours
The library will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday-Thursday. 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.

Most of the database issues that were reported in the previous posting have been resolved.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



01/09 : Technical Difficulties and Library Hours
Some behind-the-scenes changes by one of our database companies on Tuesday caused access to many of our databases to not work on Wednesday morning. The problem was mostly resolved by Wednesday afternoon. However, the "Find Books, Articles and More" search box (also known as an Encore search or an Advanced search) is still not working. The regular LIUCat and all of its features are still working by following the link or using the "Find Books and More" search box.

In what may or may not be a related problem, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online, and Oxford Islamic Studies Online, are currently unavailable. We're working on both of these problems and apologize for the inconvenience.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. We will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday-Thursday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



01/06 : SPSS Workshop, Library Hours, Calendar, Database Problem
On Tuesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present Dr. Nancy Marksbury to provide an introductory workshop on SPSS Statistics. This hands-on training session will feature instruction on using SPSS for research and will cover software basics including: entering data, simple charts, and data summaries. Those who plan to attend, as well as all other library faculty, are encouraged to take part in this survey created by Nancy. The survey is designed to generate data which will be manipulated by those who attend the session and is being compiled solely to serve as the statistical basis for the training session. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, you should feel free to bring your lunch. It will run from 10:30-12:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Please RSVP.

The library will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday-Thursday. 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.

The 2014 calendar has been posted for your enjoyment.

People off campus who are trying to use any of the databases from Ebsco, ProQuest, or Cabell's have been receiving the error message: "Please enter search terms" or "Search terms not recognized" after attempting a search. The problem pops up inconsistently but appears to mostly affect people using the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers. Information Technology is investigating the problem. In the meantime, you can try using Firefox, if possible, which does not seem to be experiencing this problem (available for both PC and MAC from www.getfirefox.com) or try using the databases from one of our other vendors. All of these databases work fine from computers on campus. We apologize for the inconvenience (more information).



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