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

What's New at the Library?

Coming Events
04/25: Lecture: Brazil - A Little History and Geography
04/28: Extended Hours Begin
05/01: Demo: Zotero Citation Management
05/08: Demo: LibGuides Content Management System
05/08: Library Closes After Last Exam Ends
05/09: Library Open 8:00-4:00
05/10: Library Open 8:00-5:00
05/11: Library Closed
05/12: Library Open 9:00-5:00, May 12-16
05/15: Trip: Princeton University Library and Museum
05/17: Library Open 9:00-4:00
05/18: Library Closed
05/19: Summer Hours Begin

Note for the Day


News / Updates / Additions


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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