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

What's New at the Library?

Coming Events
09/04: Library Open 9:00-5:00, 8/31-9/4
09/05: Library Closed, 9/5-9/7
09/08: Fall Hours Begin
09/09: Library Workshop Section 2 Begins
09/11: September 11, 2001
09/14: Library Workshop Section 1 Begins
09/17: Constitution Week, 9/17-9/23
09/27: Academic Open House

Note for the Day


News / Updates / Additions


09/04 : Welcome Class of 2019 (and Everyone Else Too)
Check back with this page regularly to see announcements about new databases, services, and other library resources, as well as news about upcoming exhibits, lectures, and events presented by the library and by the Post Library Association. And you're always welcome to ask a librarian for any help that you might need anytime - either in person, over the telephone, through email, through online chat, or even text message. You can also Book a Librarian in advance if you'd like a lot of individualized attention.

The same username and password that you use for your MyLIU and email accounts will also allow you to access the library's over 250 databases from home. In addition to citations, these databases will provide you with the full text of over 80,000 journal, magazine, and newspapers subscriptions, as well as 130,000 ebooks, 300 encyclopedias, 17,000 streaming videos, and business financial information. Campus computers (and your own computers, tablets, and other handheld devices) that are logged in through the university network won't need a username and password.

Your LIU ID card also serves as your library card. Once you get it, bring it to the Circulation Desk to activate your library account so that you can check out books. Returning students should call or visit the Circulation Desk (516-299-2303) because their library accounts may have expired over the summer. You can also check your library account yourself. It is only necessary to have an active account when you are checking out books or placing a hold on books that are checked-out from your campus or requesting books that are available from another LIU campus. It is not necessary to have an active account to access our databases.

Starting on Tuesday, the library will be open its normal fall semester hours of 8:00am-11:00pm on Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00am-9:00pm on Fridays, 8:00am-11:00pm on Saturdays, and 12:00pm-11:00pm on Sundays. Just before the semester starts, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on September 4 and closed September 5-7. The schedule of other holiday hours has also been posted.

Currently on display in the library lobby is Christopher Columbus: an Ongoing Voyage "This exhibit, produced by the Library of Congress, examines the rich mixture of societies in both pre- and post-contact America, as well as in the Mediterranean world, and the intense process of exploration, conquest, and acculturation through images of manuscripts, books, maps, art, and artifacts in the Library's collection. The exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Gattorno: A View, featuring the photography of Vincent Gattorno and accompanying poetry. And the Special Collections Department has placed a set of vintage movie posters and children's books on display in the upstairs hallway that showcase Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer.

On Wednesday, section 2 of the library workshop will begin at 9:30am in room LB227. Section 1 will begin on September 14 at 12:30 in room LB226. Please note the changed room numbers. The other sections will begin in November. The schedule of library competency exams has not yet been announced.

There have been big changes in the Library over the summer. The library's website is on the process of being moved to a new platform. You may have already noticed the changed links on our homepage. Out in the physical world, the Reference Desk has been moved to near the windows on your left as you enter the building. The Circulation Desk has been moved near the Reference Desk, and the former Circulation area is almost finished being turned into a café. The printer has been moved to the back of Reference Commons near the computers. The Library Instruction computer lab has been moved downstairs into room LB114 in the Instructional Media Center, and that space is being converted into a student art gallery. Several of the room numbers downstairs have also been changed. The maps of the library have been updated to reflect this.

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

In database news, Plunkett Research Online, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities, and all of the ProQuest databases redesigned their user interfaces.

A new database is Essential Science Indicators. It provides performance statistics and trends on authors, journals, research fields, research fronts, institutional affiliations, and countries of publication that were extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles over the past ten years. Customized tables can be created based on various indicators, field baselines, and citation thresholds. Its companion database, Journal Citation Reports, has been given a new interface. It allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data. It provides impact factors and other key performance indicators that can be compared by journal name or category in customizable tables to identify the ideal journal in which to publish your forthcoming research. (With both of these databases, you may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or "Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.)

A new database is Nursing Reference Center Plus. It is an evidence-based, point-of-care reference resource designed specifically to quickly answer nurses' clinical questions and educate about best nursing practices. Among the topics covered are: core measures - skills and procedures - diseases and conditions - nursing management and leadership - and legal cases and regulatory requirements. It includes: nursing care plans - drug guide information - patient education handouts - continuing education courses - nursing and medical reference books - videos and images that demonstrate procedures - and more

CINAHL Plus with Full Text has been upgraded to CINAHL Complete. It provides the full text of more than 1,350 journals, with full-text coverage dating back to 1937, as well as indexing for more than 5,200 journals. It covers nursing, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, and seventeen allied health disciplines. It also offers access to audiovisuals, health care books, nursing dissertations, standards of practice, educational software, and selected conference proceedings. Searchable cited references for nearly 1,500 journals are also included.

Education Research Complete has been upgraded to Education Source. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and the full text of more than 1,800 journals, 550 books, monographs, and education-related conference papers. Coverage spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and includes: social issues, adult education, educational tests, distance learning, student counseling, government funding, continuing education, vocational education, multilingual education, health education & testing, multicultural/ethnic education, and more.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) and Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science have been merged into Library and Information Science Source. Combining the contents both databases with additional new content, this provides the full text of over 460 journals and 30 monographs, along with indexing of over 1,700 additional journals, books, theses, pamphlets, proceedings, and research reports dating back to 1911. Subjects covered include: websites, indexing, copyright, cataloging, rare books, censorship, publishing, automation, latest trends, classification, bibliometrics, public relations, government aid, internet software, reference services, information brokers, information retrieval, equipment & supplies, circulation procedures, preservation of materials, history of library studies, personnel administration, information management, education for librarianship, associations & conferences, care & restoration of books, children's & young adult literature, electronic resources & ERM systems, and more. Author profiles include information on over 5,200 of the most-frequently indexed authors.

The Westlaw Campus database has been upgraded to WestlawNext. It provides cases from the courts of all 50 states and the federal courts; statutes from all 50 states and federal statutes published in the United States Code Annotated; federal regulations published in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations; annotations from American Law Reports, a publication containing attorney-written articles that summarize and analyze case law on a particular legal issue; articles from American Jurisprudence 2d, a comprehensive encyclopedia of state and federal law; articles from law reviews and journals; and more. (When you click the link to go to the WestlawNext database, you may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or "Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.)

Good luck!



08/31 : Photography Exhibit and Library Hours
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Gattorno: A View, featuring the photography of Vincent Gattorno.

This week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will be closed on Saturday-Monday. Normal fall hours will begin on Tuesday, September 8th.

Construction continues on the new café and art gallery in the library's lobby. We apologize for the noise and mess during this exciting transition.



08/26 : Library Hours and Workshop Room Changes
The library will be open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Next week, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday.

The room numbers for the library workshops have been changed.

The tentative holiday hours for the fall have been posted.

Construction continues on the new café and art gallery in the library's lobby. We apologize for the noise and mess during this exciting transition.



08/20 : Library Redesign and Database Redesign
The Library Instruction Lab on the main floor (LB220) is being moved downstairs to the lab inside the Instructional Media Center (LB114). The space on the main floor will be repurposed into a gallery that will showcase student art. The maps of the library have been updated.

ProQuest has redesigned the user interface for its databases.

Construction continues on the new café in the library's lobby. We apologize for the noise and mess during this exciting transition.



08/17 : Exceptional Researchers' Discovery Institute
On Thursday, the Center for Community Inclusion invites you to a luncheon followed by a panel discussion that will be the culmination of their three-day Exceptional Researchers' Discovery Institute, which brought together a group of high school students - both with and without autism spectrum disorders - to learn about cell biology by performing experiments in LIU's state-of-the-art laboratories. The panel discussion will feature a question and answer session with experts in the field of cell biology and research including: Daniel S. Ginsburg (LIU Post), Douglas Gladue (Plum Island Animal Disease Center), Anna Kloc (Plum Island Animal Disease Center), Lisa Prazak-Stockwell (Farmingdale State College), and Bruce E. Taillon (Elanco Animal Health). The event will run from 12:00-2:00 downstairs in the LIU Entrepreneurship Incubator. Please RSVP by phone to 516-299-3812 or by email to Post-CCI@liu.edu and indicate if you are a faculty member, student, or educator from our local schools.

Construction has begun on the new café in the library's lobby. We apologize for the noise and mess during this exciting transition.



08/12 : Lobby Exhibit, Database Downtime, Power Outage, Artist's Reception, and Sunday Hours
The new exhibit in the library lobby is Christopher Columbus: an Ongoing Voyage. "The name Columbus provokes many questions related to the linking of the Western Hemisphere and the Mediterranean. What was life like in those areas before 1492? What spurred European expansion? How did European, African, and American peoples react to each other? What were some of the immediate results of these contacts? This exhibit, produced by the Library of Congress, addresses such questions by examining the rich mixture of societies in both pre- and post-contact America, as well as in the Mediterranean world, and the intense process of exploration, conquest, and acculturation through images of manuscripts, books, maps, art, and artifacts in the Library's collection. The dramatic events following 1492 set the stage for numerous cultural interactions in the Americas which are still in progress - a complex and ongoing voyage."

On Wednesday evening, the ProQuest databases will not be available from approximately 10:00 through midnight due to system maintenance, but we have plenty of other databases that you can use. You might still feel the effect of this even if you are using a database from another company that tries to redirect you to ProQuest to get the full text of an article.

On Thursday morning - due to the ongoing construction of the new café - the electric power in some sections of the library building will be turned off for a part or all of the day. We don't know yet if this will affect LIUCat, access to databases, or the library website. If the website is up, but the databases seem to not be working, people on campus can try using the links here or here instead. We apologize for the inconvenience.

On Thursday evening, there will be an artist's reception for the new art exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs, Baekdu-san Arirang. Korean artist, Kie-soo Park, is presenting his 28th Solo Exhibition on Baidu-san Mountain which is located on the border of China and the Korean Peninsula. The mountain was considered as the place of the ancestral origin and a sacred mountain in Korean culture. The artist expressed the tremendous power of the mountain and vital force of life with his rough and strong strokes, and its physical energy of this living volcanic mountain with natural colors. It will run from 6:00-9:00.

On Sunday, the library will be open 2:00-6:00.



08/11 : Artist's Reception and Sunday Hours
On Thursday, there will be an artist's reception for the new art exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs, Baekdu-san Arirang. Korean artist, Kie-soo Park, is presenting his 28th Solo Exhibition on Baidu-san Mountain which is located on the border of China and the Korean Peninsula. The mountain was considered as the place of the ancestral origin and a sacred mountain in Korean culture. The artist expressed the tremendous power of the mountain and vital force of life with his rough and strong strokes, and its physical energy of this living volcanic mountain with natural colors. It will run from 6:00-9:00pm.

On Sunday, the library will be open 2:00-6:00.

Construction has begun on the new café in the library's lobby. We apologize for the noise and mess during this exciting transition.



08/06 : Construction, Art Exhibit, and Reception
Construction has begun on the new café in the library's lobby. We apologize for the noise and mess during this exciting transition.

On Tuesday, the new art exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will be Baekdu-san Arirang. Korean artist, Kie-soo Park, is presenting his 28th Solo Exhibition on Baidu-san Mountain which is located on the border of China and the Korean Peninsula. The mountain was considered as the place of the ancestral origin and a sacred mountain in Korean culture. The artist expressed the tremendous power of the mountain and vital force of life with his rough and strong strokes, and its physical energy of this living volcanic mountain with natural colors. The artist's reception will be on Thursday at 6:00pm.



07/31 : Coming Lectures, Art Exhibit, Poster Exhibit, and Anniversary
The Post Library Association has announced some of its upcoming events. In the fall, there will be lectures on historical New York Heroes, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy's comedies, and Hollywood's portrayals of Long Island's Gold Coast mansions.

There will be an art exhibit coming in August.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer features the classics: Them! (1954), The Thief of Baghdad (1961), Thief of Damascus (1952), and World Without End (1956). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is a display of books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, The Arabian Nights, Beyond the Gates of Hercules, The Coming of the Demons, The Last Days of Pompeii, Red Planet : A Colonial Boy on Mars, Tom Swift and His Flying Lab, and a first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Saturday will be the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. The idea for it was first proposed on August 1, 1990. But, by 1993, there were still only fifty web servers in the world. The Library's website will celebrate its 20th anniversary this December.



07/28 : Library Maps and Business Database
The maps of the library have been updated (again) to reflect some changes that have been made to the main floor. The Circulation/Reserve Desk is now located with the Help Desk on your left as you enter the building. A second Help Desk is being set up in the back of Reference Commons near the computers. The printer has been moved there too. The Bookmark Café has been removed, and, eventually, the old Circulation/Reserve area will be turned into a much larger café with a seating area.

The Plunkett Research Online database has created a new user interface for its website. Designed to give the general reader an easy-to-understand total picture of an industry, each industry profile provides: 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.

The links to the Encyclopedia of Power have been fixed. If you were having a problem accessing it, this was why.



07/22 : Journal Analytics and Sunday Hours
Our newest database is Essential Science Indicators. It provides performance statistics and trends on authors, journals, research fields, research fronts, institutional affiliations, and countries of publication that were extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles over the past ten years. Customized tables can be created based on various indicators, field baselines, and citation thresholds. Its companion database, Journal Citation Reports, has been given a new interface. It allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data. It provides impact factors and other key performance indicators that can be compared by journal name or category in customizable tables to identify the ideal journal in which to publish your forthcoming research. (With both of these databases, you may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or "Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.)

On Sunday, the library will be open 2:00-6:00.



07/14 : Nursing Database and Harper Lee Documentary
Our newest database is Nursing Reference Center Plus. It is an evidence-based, point-of-care reference resource designed specifically to quickly answer nurses' clinical questions and educate about best nursing practices. Among the topics covered are: core measures - skills and procedures - diseases and conditions - nursing management and leadership - and legal cases and regulatory requirements. It includes: nursing care plans - drug guide information - patient education handouts - continuing education courses - nursing and medical reference books - videos and images that demonstrate procedures - and more.

To celebrate the publication of Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's early draft of To Kill a Mockingbird, Kanopy video is making the new documentary, Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman, available for free on their website for one week. (If you're not on campus, try this link). The film includes excerpts from the novel and sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee. The DVD will be released nationally next week so all Kanopy customers will have the opportunity to view the film before its official release. There are thousands of other films, videos, and documentaries available through the library's subscriptions to Kanopy and Alexander Street Video.



07/13 : Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer features the classics: Assignment: Outer Space (1960, rereleased 1962), Atlantis, The Lost Continent (1961), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961, rereleased 1962), and The Last Days of Pompeii (1959, USA release in 1960). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is a display of books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, The Arabian Nights, Beyond the Gates of Hercules, The Coming of the Demons, The Last Days of Pompeii, Red Planet : A Colonial Boy on Mars, Tom Swift and His Flying Lab, and a first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


07/06 : Database Upgrades, SmartBoard Workshops, and Sunday Hours
CINAHL Plus with Full Text has been upgraded to CINAHL Complete. It provides the full text of more than 1,350 journals, with full-text coverage dating back to 1937, as well as indexing for more than 5,200 journals. It covers nursing, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, and seventeen allied health disciplines. It also offers access to audiovisuals, health care books, nursing dissertations, standards of practice, educational software, and selected conference proceedings. Searchable cited references for nearly 1,500 journals are also included.

Education Research Complete has been upgraded to Education Source. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and the full text of more than 1,800 journals, 550 books, monographs, and education-related conference papers. Coverage spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and includes: social issues, adult education, educational tests, distance learning, student counseling, government funding, continuing education, vocational education, multilingual education, health education & testing, multicultural/ethnic education, and more.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) and Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science have been merged into Library and Information Science Source. Combining the contents both databases with additional new content, this provides the full text of over 460 journals and 30 monographs, along with indexing of over 1,700 additional journals, books, theses, pamphlets, proceedings, and research reports dating back to 1911. Subjects covered include: websites, indexing, copyright, cataloging, rare books, censorship, publishing, automation, latest trends, classification, bibliometrics, public relations, government aid, internet software, reference services, information brokers, information retrieval, equipment & supplies, circulation procedures, preservation of materials, history of library studies, personnel administration, information management, education for librarianship, associations & conferences, care & restoration of books, children's & young adult literature, electronic resources & ERM systems, and more. Author profiles include information on over 5,200 of the most-frequently indexed authors.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present two sessions of a special, hands-on educational technology workshop, SmartBoard: Creating Interactive Lessons. "Enhance content and motivate students with interactive lessons using Notebook software tools. Create your own lessons or assessments, or modify existing resources." The Wednesday session will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00 and the Thursday session will run from 5:00-6:15. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

On Sunday, the library will be open 2:00-6:00.



06/30 : Library Maps, Movie Posters, and Holiday Hours
The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Films to Watch for Independence Day features the classics: The Fighting Sullivans (1944, rereleased 1951), John Paul Jones (1959), The Scarlet Coat (1955), and Stars and Stripes Forever (1952). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is still time to see the Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer display of books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, The Arabian Nights, Beyond the Gates of Hercules, The Coming of the Demons, The Last Days of Pompeii, Red Planet : A Colonial Boy on Mars, Tom Swift and His Flying Lab, and a first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Several of the room numbers downstairs have been changed, so the maps of the library have been updated.

The library will be closed Friday through Sunday in observance of Independence Day.



06/22 : Fire Alarms and SmartBoard Workshops
From June 17-26, Facilities Services will be inspecting the fire alarms from 7:00am-4:00pm.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present two sessions of a 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." The Monday session will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00 and the Tuesday session will run from 5:00-6:15. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at the IMC ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.



06/18 : Downtime and Fire Alarms
On Thursday evening, Alexander Street Video will be unavailable from approximately 7:00-7:30 to allow for scheduled updates to take place.

From June 17-26, Facilities Services will be inspecting the fire alarms from 7:00am-4:00pm.



06/16 : New Student Registration Event and Fire Alarms
On Wednesday, there will be a New Student Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm. Students will meet their personal LIU Promise Success Coach, who will guide them from registration through graduation. Faculty and administrators will share information regarding courses, campus resources, financial aid, and campus life.

On Tuesday, there was a problem with logging into your LIUCat account. It has been resolved.

From June 17-26, Facilities Services will be inspecting the fire alarms from 7:00am-4:00pm.



06/11 : Science Fiction, Fantasy, Research Methods, Sunday Hours, and Registration
A new database that we have for a brief trial period is Sage Research Methods. It provides information from books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, journal articles, and videos on the process of creating a research study - including the literature search, literature review, research design, methodology concepts, data collection, data analysis, writing up the results, and more. Focusing on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the sciences and social sciences to help researchers explore methods concepts, understand particular methods, or identify a new method. Cases includes examples of completed research studies. Datasets includes numerical data that had originally been collected for published research studies and can be reused for the teaching of data analysis methods.

The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Sci-Fi and Fantasies in Summer features the classics: Assignment: Outer Space (1960, rereleased 1962), Atlantis, The Lost Continent (1961), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961, rereleased 1962), and The Last Days of Pompeii (1959, USA release in 1960). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is a display of books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, The Arabian Nights, Beyond the Gates of Hercules, The Coming of the Demons, The Last Days of Pompeii, Red Planet : A Colonial Boy on Mars, Tom Swift and His Flying Lab, and a first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

On Sunday, the library will be open 2:00-6:00.

On Wednesday, there will be a New Student Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm. Students will meet their personal LIU Promise Success Coach, who will guide them from registration through graduation. Faculty and administrators will share information regarding courses, campus resources, financial aid, and campus life.



06/08 : Sunday Hours
On Sunday, the library will be open 2:00-6:00.


06/04 : National Parks Exhibit
Just in time for summer vacation trips, the library's newest exhibit celebrates the National Parks of America. "In 1916, the National Park System was established to protect and maintain natural resources and historic sights. Today, there are 385 national parks on 84 million acres. About 280 million people from around the world visit these parks annually. This exhibit highlights the top ten national parks - Acadia, Yosemite, Big Bend, Redwood, Crater Lake, Yellowstone, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, and Great Smoky Mountains - and other top ten lists that cover hiking, beaches, waterfalls, state parks, most visited, rock climbing, and botanic gardens. The purpose of this exhibit is to create an awareness of the scenic splendor and biodiversity of national parks and to stress the importance of conservation efforts directed towards them."


06/01 : New Student Registration Event
On Thursday evening, there will be a New Student Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm. Students will meet their personal LIU Promise Success Coach, who will guide them from registration through graduation. Faculty and administrators will share information regarding courses, campus resources, financial aid, and campus life.


05/26 : Cabell's Database, Movie Posters, and Registration Events
The Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities database has redesigned its website to give it a more modern, user-friendly interface and to include impact factors. It helps faculty, graduate students, and researchers publish their manuscripts by providing the following information for a large number of journals: editor, address, phone, email, website, acceptance rate, and percentage of invited articles - topic areas the journal emphasizes and type of readership - manuscript guidelines, style, format, and number of copies required - type of review process, number of reviewers, time required for review, and availability of reviewers' comments - and fees charged to review or publish the manuscript. It covers journals published in the fields of Business (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing), Education (curriculum, methods, psychology, administration, technology, library science), Health (administration, nursing), and Psychology (psychology, psychiatry).

The Special Collections Department has placed a new set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Mysteries in May features the classics: Green for Danger (1946), Moss Rose (1947), Scream of Fear (1961), and Sleep, My Love (1948). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is still the display of books from the American Juvenile Collection that features famous detective series for young people from the 1920s-1940s, such as Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, along with the now less famous series featuring Kay Tracey, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames, Beverly Gray, and Ginny Gordon.

On Wednesday evening, there will be a New Student Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm. Students will meet their personal LIU Promise Success Coach, who will guide them from registration through graduation. Faculty and administrators will share information regarding courses, campus resources, financial aid, and campus life.

On Thursday evening, there will be a New Student Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm. Students will meet their personal LIU Promise Success Coach, who will guide them from registration through graduation. Faculty and administrators will share information regarding courses, campus resources, financial aid, and campus life.



05/20 : Technical Difficulties, Holiday Hours, Registration Event, and Teenaged Detectives
On Wednesday afternoon, there was a problem with access to LIUCat and our online databases for about two and a half hours. The problem has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you ever have trouble accessing our online resources, you can check our Library Online Resources: Outage Alerts, Known Problem/Issues and Solutions page (the red link in the upper left of the library homepage) to see if there is a system problem on our end that we know about. You can also try our frequently asked questions page to see if there is something that you can do on your end. If you are on campus, you can try these alternate links to the databases in case the problem is with the remote access server and not the databases themselves.

On Thursday evening, Alexander Street Video will go offline from approximately 7:00-8:00pm to allow for scheduled updates to take place.

The library will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Next Wednesday evening, there will be a New Student Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm. Students will meet their personal LIU Promise Success Coach, who will guide them from registration through graduation. Faculty and administrators will share information regarding courses, campus resources, financial aid, and campus life.

The Special Collections Department has added more books from the American Juvenile Collection to their Mysteries in May exhibit that features famous detective series for young people from the 1920s-1940s, such as Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, along with the now less famous series featuring Kay Tracey, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames, Beverly Gray, and Ginny Gordon. They join the mystery movie posters from the Original Movie Poster Research Collection.



05/19 : Teenaged Detectives, Library Workshop, and Holiday Hours
The Special Collections Department has added more books from the American Juvenile Collection to their Mysteries in May exhibit that features famous detective series for young people from the 1920s-1940s, such as Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, along with the now less famous series featuring Kay Tracey, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames, Beverly Gray, and Ginny Gordon. They join the mystery movie posters from the Original Movie Poster Research Collection.

On Wednesday, section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 9:00am in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

The library will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.



05/13 : Movie Posters, Law Database, Artists' Reception, Downtime, Hours, Registration, Library Workshop
The Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Mysteries in May features the classics: And Then There Were None (1945), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), My Cousin Rachel (1952), and The Scapegoat (1959). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is a display of books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring the Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1930) - the Hardy Boys stories, Hunting for Hidden Gold (1928) and The Missing Chums (1962) - Lost Colony : The Mystery of Roanoke Island (1953) - and more.

The Westlaw Campus database has been upgraded to WestlawNext. It provides cases from the courts of all 50 states and the federal courts; statutes from all 50 states and federal statutes published in the United States Code Annotated; federal regulations published in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations; annotations from American Law Reports, a publication containing attorney-written articles that summarize and analyze case law on a particular legal issue; articles from American Jurisprudence 2d, a comprehensive encyclopedia of state and federal law; articles from law reviews and journals; and more. Note: When you click the link to go to the WestlawNext database, you may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or "Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.

Earlier this morning, LIUCat was down for a half hour while some system updates took place. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

On Saturday, there will be an artists' reception for the new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Replenished: The Drawing Room's 4th Exhibition, featuring the work of Jin Cho, Dong Kyu Kim, Sueim Koo, and Stephanie S. Lee. It will run 2:00-4:00.

Summer library hours will begin on Monday. This year we will be open until 11:00pm on Monday-Thursday.

On Tuesday, there will be a New Student Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm.

On Wednesday, section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin at 9:00am in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).



05/11 : Art Exhibit & Reception, Library Maps, Registration Event, Library Hours
The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Replenished: The Drawing Room's 4th Exhibition, featuring the work of Jin Cho, Dong Kyu Kim, Sueim Koo, and Stephanie S. Lee. The artists' reception will be on Saturday from 2:00-4:00.

The maps of the library have been updated to reflect the changes that have taken place on the main and lower floors. The printable version of the maps will be updated soon.

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

On Tuesday, there will be a Program for Academic Success Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm.

Summer library hours will begin on Monday. This year we will be open until 11:00pm on Monday-Thursday.



05/07 : Congratulations Graduates!
On Thursday, the library will close when the last exam in the building is over - probably between 9:00pm and 10:30pm. The Bookmark Café will close for the summer at 8:00pm and will reopen in the fall.

On Friday and Saturday, the library will be open 8:00-5:00.

The library will be closed on Sunday.

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

On Tuesday, there will be a Program for Academic Success Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm.

The summer library hours, that begin on May 18th, have been posted. This year we will be open until 11:00pm on Monday-Thursday. The summer holiday hours have been posted too.

There was a problem with the link to Bowker's RCLweb: Resources for College Libraries database that has been fixed.



05/05 : Extended Hours, Library Workshops, End-of-Semester Hours, Registration Event
The library currently has extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons on the main floor will be open all night until 7:00am on Tuesday evening through Thursday morning, but printing will be unavailable after 1:00am. The Bookmark Café will remain open until 1:00am on Tuesday and Wednesday. After 1:00am, all other areas of the building (including the bookstacks and IT labs) will be closed to the public. The final exams schedule is available elsewhere on he campus website.

The schedule of Library Workshops for the summer and fall semesters has been posted.

On Thursday, the library will close when the last exam in the building is over - probably between 9:00pm and 10:30pm. The Bookmark Café will close for the summer at 8:00pm and will reopen in the fall.

On Friday and Saturday, the library will be open 8:00-5:00.

The library will be closed on Sunday.

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

On Tuesday, there will be a Program for Academic Success Registration Event downstairs at 5:30pm.



04/30 : Extended Hours, New Exhibit, SmartBoard Workshops, Registration Event
The library currently has extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons on the main floor will be open all night until 7:00am every day, but printing will be unavailable after 1:00am. The Bookmark Café will remain open until 1:00am on Thursday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. After 1:00am, all other areas of the building (including the bookstacks and IT labs) will be closed to the public. The final exams schedule is available elsewhere on he campus website.

The new exhibit in the library lobby is American Folklife : A Commonwealth of Cultures which "presents a photographic celebration of the extraordinary range of peoples and heritages that are woven together in the rich cultural tapestry that is the United States. This gathering of images and commentary from the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress explores some of the myriad folkways that are often 'hidden in full view' in daily activities - from cooking to playing music - and in holiday and other special celebrations. These disparate cultural expressions and approaches to daily life enrich the nation and make us truly a Commonwealth of Cultures." There's also still time to see the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery that showcases the work of Graphic Design and Photography students from the LIU Post School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Instructional Media Center has announced several SmartBoard Workshops that it will be holding for Education students over the summer.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for new students downstairs at 5:30pm.

On Thursday, the library will close when the last exam in the building is over.

Remodeling is making progress on the main floor of the library. The Reference Desk and scanner station have been moved to their new home, left of the main entrance as you walk in. The Circulation Desk will eventually be moved there too, and the Circulation area will become a restaurant. A second Reference Desk will be added in the back near the computers. On our website, you can view photographs of the first remodeling from 2003-2004.



04/28 : Art Exhibit & Reception and Extended Hours
On Wednesday evening, there will be an artists' reception downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery for the new exhibit that showcases the work of Graphic Design and Photography students from the LIU Post School of Visual and Performing Arts. It will run from 5:00-7:00.

On Thursday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons on the main floor will be open all night until 7:00am every day. The Bookmark Café will remain open until 1:00am. After 1:00am, all other areas of the building (including the bookstacks and IT labs) will be closed to the public.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for new students downstairs at 5:30pm.

Remodeling is making progress on the main floor of the library. The Reference Desk and scanner station have been moved to their new home, left of the main entrance as you walk in. The Circulation Desk will eventually be moved there too, and the Circulation area will become a restaurant. A second Reference Desk will be added in the back near the computers. On our website, you can view photographs of the first remodeling from 2003-2004.



04/26 : LeadLIU Diversity Workshop, Museum Trip, Priority Registration Event, Extended Hours
On Monday, the LeadLIU Certificate Program will present the workshop, Diversity, with Elisa Waters from Jericho Middle School. It will begin at 5:00pm, downstairs in the LIU Entrepreneurship Incubator (LB122). Registration is required to receive credit toward the certificate.

Monday is also the deadline to register for the May 15th trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The trip is being sponsored by the Post Library Association. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for new students downstairs at 5:30pm.

On Thursday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons on the main floor will be open all night until 7:00am every day. The Bookmark Café will remain open until 1:00am. After 1:00am, all other areas of the building (including the bookstacks and IT labs) will be closed to the public.

Remodeling is making progress on the main floor of the library. The Reference Desk and scanner station have been moved to their new home, left of the main entrance as you walk in. The Circulation Desk will eventually be moved there too, and the Circulation area will become a restaurant. A second Reference Desk will be added in the back near the computers. On our website, you can view photographs of the first remodeling from 2003-2004.



04/24 : Competency Exam, Movie Posters, Diversity, Museum Trip, Registration, Extended Hours
Baseball season is here, and the Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Let's Go Out to the Ball Game features the classics: It Happened in Flatbush (1942), It Happens Every Spring (1949), The Kid from Left Field (1953), The Pride of St. Louis (1952), and Roogie's Bump (1954). 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, the last library competency exam of the semester will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On Monday, the LeadLIU Certificate Program will present the workshop, Diversity, with Elisa Waters from Jericho Middle School. It will begin at 5:00pm, downstairs in the LIU Entrepreneurship Incubator (LB122). Registration is required to receive credit toward the certificate.

Monday is also the deadline to register for the May 15th trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The trip is being sponsored by the Post Library Association. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for new students downstairs at 5:30pm.

On Thursday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons on the main floor will be open all night until 7:00am every day. The Bookmark Café will remain open until 1:00am. After 1:00am, all other areas of the building (including the bookstacks and IT labs) will be closed to the public.

Remodeling is making progress on the main floor of the library. The Reference Desk and scanner station have been moved to their new home, left of the main entrance as you walk in. The Circulation Desk will eventually be moved there too, and the Circulation area will become a restaurant. A second Reference Desk will be added in the back near the computers. On our website, you can view photographs of the first remodeling from 2003-2004.



04/20 : Artists' Reception, Last Competency Exam, Remodeling, Registration, Leadership 101, Museum Trip
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is a Graduate Thesis Art Show, featuring the work of MA students in the School of Visual and Performing Arts: Hsin Pin Tsai, Chuxiao Wang, Jennifer LaCava, Ellen Leonard Connolly, and others. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday.

Remodeling is making progress on the main floor of the library. The Reference Desk and scanner station have been moved to their new home, left of the main entrance as you walk in. The Circulation Desk will eventually be moved there too, and the Circulation area will become a restaurant. A second Reference Desk will be added in the back near the computers. On our website, you can view photographs of the first remodeling from 2003-2004.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the College of Education, Information, and Technology downstairs at 5:30pm.

On Thursday, the LeadLIU Certificate Program will present the workshop, Leadership 101, with Michelle Carlson, National President of the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority. It will begin at 12:30pm, downstairs in the LIU Entrepreneurship Incubator (LB122). Registration is required to receive credit toward the certificate.

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

On Monday, the LeadLIU Certificate Program will present the workshop, Diversity, with Elisa Waters from Jericho Middle School. It will begin at 5:00pm, downstairs in the LIU Entrepreneurship Incubator (LB122). Registration is required to receive credit toward the certificate.

Monday is also the deadline to register for the May 15th trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The trip is being sponsored by the Post Library Association. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members.



04/16 : Library Competency Exams, Priority Registration, Leadership 101 Workshop, Museum Trip
On Friday, the second to last library competency exam of the semester will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the College of Education, Information, and Technology downstairs at 5:30pm.

On Thursday, the LeadLIU Certificate Program will present the workshop, Leadership 101, with Michelle Carlson, National President of the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority. It will begin at 12:30pm, downstairs in the LIU Entrepreneurship Incubator (LB122). Registration is required to receive credit toward the certificate.

On April 24, the last library competency exam of the semester will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information).

April 27 is the deadline to register for the May 15th trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The trip is being sponsored by the Post Library Association. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members.

Remodeling has begun on the main floor of the library. The Reference Desk is being moved to the left of the main entrance. The Circulation Desk will be moved there too, and the Circulation area will become a restaurant. A second Reference Desk will be added in the back near the computers. In the meantime, the Reference Desk and the scanner are temporarily located behind the Circulation Counter.



04/14 : Remodeling; Movie Posters; Competency Exam; Museum Trip; CPR, Career & LeadLIU Workshops
Remodeling has begun on the main floor of the library. The Reference Desk is being moved to the left of the main entrance. The Circulation Desk will be moved there too, and the Circulation area will become a restaurant. A second Reference Desk will be added in the back near the computers. In the meantime, the Reference Desk and the scanner are temporarily located behind the Circulation Counter.

Baseball season has started, and the Special Collections Department has placed another set of vintage movie posters on display in the upstairs hallway. Let's Go Out to the Ball Game features the classics: Big Leaguer (1953), Damn Yankees! (1958), Fear Strikes Out (1957), It Happens Every Spring (1949), and The Jackie Robinson Story (1950). These are only a few examples of the over 6,000 posters from 1940 through 1962 in the Original Movie Poster Research Collection. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies. In addition, there is a display of books from the American Juvenile Collection, featuring Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball (2007) by John F. Wukovits and Yogi : The Autobiography of a Professional Baseball Player (1961) by Yogi Berra and Ed Fitzgerald.

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

On Thursday, the LeadLIU Certificate Program will present the workshop, Communication and Professionalism, with Dr. Jackie Nealon, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Enrollment, Campus Life, and Communications at LIU Post. It will begin at 6:00pm, downstairs in the LIU Entrepreneurship Incubator (LB122). Registration is required to receive credit toward the certificate.

On Thursday, the CEIT Student Council will be presenting two CPR training certification workshops upstairs in room LB314. The day session will run from 12:45-3:00, and the evening session will run from 7:00-10:00pm. The cost is $15 for LIU Post students, $20 for staff, and $30 for others. Registration is required in advance.

On Friday, the second to last library competency exam of the semester will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information). The last exam will be given on Friday, April 24th.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the College of Education, Information, and Technology downstairs at 5:30pm.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be taking a trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of the Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before April 27.



04/12 : Trial Database, Poetry Awards, Career & CPR Workshops, Competency Exam, Museum Trip
It's National Library Week, and to celebrate, the newest database that we have for a brief trial period is Sage Premier. From the world's fifth largest journals publisher, this package provides access to the full text of 645 leading international peer-reviewed journals - with backfiles dating back to 1999 - and includes high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. Interdisciplinary coverage spans subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, medicine, and many more.

On Tuesday, the LIU Post Poetry Center will be holding its Poetry Awards Night from 7:00-9:00pm in the Great Hall of Winnick House. The special guests will be Fran Castan and Lewis Zacks. "Fran Castan is a well-known Long Island poet who frequently collaborates with her husband, artist Lewis Zacks. One of their most recent books is Venice: City that Paints Itself. The artist's works will be on display during the evening. Fran Castan's reading will be followed by the annual celebration of poetry and fiction awards." The event is part of the ongoing LIU Post Festival of Books.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences downstairs at 5:30pm.

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

Tuesday is also National Library Workers Day.

On Thursday, the CEIT Student Council will be presenting two CPR training certification workshops upstairs in room LB314. The day session will run from 12:45-3:00, and the evening session will run from 7:00-10:00pm. The cost is $15 for LIU Post students, $20 for staff, and $30 for others. Registration is required in advance.

On Friday, the second to last library competency exam of the semester will be held at 1:05 in room LB 227. The Official College 101 Library Guide can be used to study for it. You must register with Academic Standing to take the exam at least 48 hours before it starts. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead (registration instructions and more information). The last exam will be given on Friday, April 24th.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be taking a trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of the Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before April 27.



04/08 : Florentine Sculpture Lecture, Competency Exam, Database News, Book Collectors, Museum Trip, More
On Friday evening, the Post Library Association will present the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Ines Powell's lecture on Florentine Sculpture: From Donatello to Michelangelo. "At the beginning of the 15th century, Florence was a city renowned for its art and artists. Artists and especially sculptors competed with each other in order to obtain the most prestigious commissions in the city. Donatello, for example, became famous within the Florentine territory for his innovative approaches to free standing nude sculpture. Andrea del Verrocchio became the leading sculptor of the following generation. By the early 16th century, Florentine sculpture was very much in demand throughout Europe. Michelangelo created his greatest masterpieces, including the statue of David, between 1500 and 1520." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 8:00pm. Also take note of the PLA's related trip to the Museum of Biblical Art discussed below.

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

The Directory of Business Information Resources from Grey House Online Databases is no longer available, but similar information can be found in many online sources on the business reference book and business directories pages (and the hardcopy version is still available in the Reference Department).

Complete Connection, Fiction Connection, and Non-Fiction Connection are no longer being produced by Book-In-Print, but we still subscribe to many other library selection tools.

The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database changed the link to their website without telling us, but the problem has been fixed (although it no longer works so well in Internet Explorer). There was also briefly a problem with access to Grey House's Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness that has been resolved.

On Sunday, there will be a meeting of the Long Island Book Collectors from 2:00-4:00 in the Hunt Room of Winnick House. It's part of the ongoing LIU Post Festival of Books.

And National Library Week begins on Sunday.

On Tuesday, the LIU Post Poetry Center will be holding its Poetry Awards Night from 7:00-9:00pm in the Great Hall of Winnick House. The special guests will be Fran Castan and Lewis Zacks. "Fran Castan is a well-known Long Island poet who frequently collaborates with her husband, artist Lewis Zacks. One of their most recent books is Venice: City that Paints Itself. The artist's works will be on display during the evening. Fran Castan's reading will be followed by the annual celebration of poetry and fiction awards." The event is part of the ongoing LIU Post Festival of Books.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences downstairs at 5:30pm.

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

Tuesday is also National Library Workers Day.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be taking a trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of the Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before April 27. In preparation for this trip, the PLA will also be presenting the lecture: Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo, on April 10 with Ines Powell from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Everyone is welcome to this free event even if you are not going on the trip.



04/06 : Competency Exam, Florentine Sculpture Lecture, Registration, Book Collectors, Museum Trip
On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the School of Health Professions and Nursing downstairs at 5:30pm.

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

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Ines Powell's lecture on Florentine Sculpture: From Donatello to Michelangelo. "At the beginning of the 15th century, Florence was a city renowned for its art and artists. Artists and especially sculptors competed with each other in order to obtain the most prestigious commissions in the city. Donatello, for example, became famous within the Florentine territory for his innovative approaches to free standing nude sculpture. Andrea del Verrocchio became the leading sculptor of the following generation. By the early 16th century, Florentine sculpture was very much in demand throughout Europe. Michelangelo created his greatest masterpieces, including the statue of David, between 1500 and 1520." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 8:00pm. Also take note of the PLA's related trip to the Museum of Biblical Art discussed below.

On Sunday, there will be a meeting of the Long Island Book Collectors from 2:00-4:00 in the Hunt Room of Winnick House. It's part of the ongoing LIU Post Festival of Books.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be taking a trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of the Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before April 27. In preparation for this trip, the PLA will also be presenting the lecture: Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo, on April 10 with Ines Powell from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Everyone is welcome to this free event even if you are not going on the trip.



04/02 : Artists' Reception, Holiday Hours, Database News, Registration, Art Lecture and Museum Trip
On Saturday, there will be an artists' reception for the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Luminous Coordinates, which "brings together five artists of Korean heritage who explore human relationships and complex social phenomenon in visually colorful metaphors that range from minimalist abstract paintings to multi-layered collages. The artworks act as interwoven pieces of the puzzle that combine Eastern and Western traditions as they interpret and define fascinating and intricate narratives of the human condition in order to find coordinates to anchor themselves within the ever changing contemporary world." It features the work of Zaun Lee, Sungwook Jake Seo, Zin Helena Song, Yusam Sung, and JooYeon Judy Yang and was curated by Eun Young Choi. It will run from 3:00-5:00.

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

Gale has made changes to the user interfaces of some of their databases in order to increase handicapped accessibility and create a more unified look.

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the School of Health Professions and Nursing downstairs at 5:30pm.

Next Friday, the Post Library Association will present the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Ines Powell's lecture on Florentine Sculpture: From Donatello to Michelangelo. "At the beginning of the 15th century, Florence was a city renowned for its art and artists. Artists and especially sculptors competed with each other in order to obtain the most prestigious commissions in the city. Donatello, for example, became famous within the Florentine territory for his innovative approaches to free standing nude sculpture. Andrea del Verrocchio became the leading sculptor of the following generation. By the early 16th century, Florentine sculpture was very much in demand throughout Europe. Michelangelo created his greatest masterpieces, including the statue of David, between 1500 and 1520." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 8:00pm. Also take note of the PLA's related trip to the Museum of Biblical Art discussed below.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be taking a trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of the Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before April 27. In preparation for this trip, the PLA will also be presenting the lecture: Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo, on April 10 with Ines Powell from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Everyone is welcome to this free event even if you are not going on the trip.



04/01 : Steve Israel Book Signing, Art Exhibit & Reception, Competency Exam, Special Libraries Lecture, More
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Luminous Coordinates which "brings together five artists of Korean heritage who explore human relationships and complex social phenomenon in visually colorful metaphors that range from minimalist abstract paintings to multi-layered collages. The artworks act as interwoven pieces of the puzzle that combine Eastern and Western traditions as they interpret and define fascinating and intricate narratives of the human condition in order to find coordinates to anchor themselves within the ever changing contemporary world." It features the work of Zaun Lee, Sungwook Jake Seo, Zin Helena Song, Yusam Sung, and JooYeon Judy Yang and was curated by Eun Young Choi. The artists' reception will be on Saturday.

On May 15, the Post Library Association will be taking a trip to the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City to see a guided tour of the Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum. The cost is $95 for members of the PLA and $110 for non-members. Please reserve your place before April 27. In preparation for this trip, the PLA will also be presenting the lecture: Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo, on April 10 with Ines Powell from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Everyone is welcome to this free event even if you are not going on the trip.

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

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

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

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

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

On Tuesday, there will be a priority registration event for students who have been accepted by the School of Health Professions and Nursing downstairs at 5:30pm.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

The Hoover's database has redesigned its website.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

The 2015 calendar has been posted.

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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