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

What's New Archive 2007
Current Announcements


12/20 : Happy Holidays!
The library will close at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday night/Friday morning and will be open 8:00-5:00 on Friday, 12/21. The library will be closed 12/22-12/26. Only the Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 10:00-8:00 on Thursday, 12/27 and 10:00-5:00 on Friday, 12/28. The library will be closed 12/29-1/1. The Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 9:00-8:00 on 1/2-1/3 with the other departments being open 9:00-5:00. The remainder of the January hours have also been posted.

The Interlibrary Loan Office will be closed 12/22-1/2. All requests received during that time will be processed when the office reopens on January 3, 2008.

The Bookmark Café will close at 10:00 p.m. on 12/20 and remain closed until the spring semester begins.



12/18 : Online Reference Books, Email Problems, and Extended Hours
Credo Reference has added new editions of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the Collins French Dictionary Plus, and the Penguin Dictionary of Psychology.

On Tuesday evening, the campus email system will be intermittently unavailable between 9:00 and 11:00 due to system maintenance.

The library is extending it's hours for final exams. Reference Commons and Circulation/Reserve will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. Other departments will keep their regular hours. We close at 5:00 on Friday.

The Bookmark Café will be open until midnight on Monday through Wednesday and until 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. It will then be closed until the spring semester begins.



12/16 : New Databases and Extended Hours
Produced by the International Relations & Security Network and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, FIRST: Facts on International Relations and Security Trends provides statistics and reports on world military activities, weaponry, treaties, governments, political terror, human rights, and much more.

Due to a corporate merger, Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life are now also available from Ebsco. The ABC-Clio versions of these databases will disappear sometime next year.

Film & Television Literature Index now also includes an image collection of over 24,000 celebrity photos and the full text of movie reviews published in Variety dating back to 1914.

The library is extending it's hours for final exams. Reference Commons and Circulation/Reserve will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and until midnight on Sunday. Other departments will keep their regular hours. We close at 5:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Bookmark Café will be open until midnight on Monday through Wednesday and until 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. It will then be closed until the spring semester begins.



12/09 : Library Extends Hours and Holiday Exhibit
On Monday, the library will begin extending it's hours for final exams. Reference Commons and Circulation/Reserve will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sunday. Other departments will keep their regular hours. We close at 5:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

In the holiday spirit, the newest library exhibit is A Christmas Carol: Twelve Portraits in Charcoal by Christina Tumminello, accompanied by an examination of the life and work of Charles Dickens, as well as a look at the history familiar Christmas decorations and the traditional Christmas feast.

The schedule of hours for the holidays and winter session have been posted.



12/06 : Online Reference Books and Last Library Competency Exam
Credo Reference has added new editions of the Collins Irish Dictionary, the Collins Portuguese Dictionary, the Penguin Dictionary of Economics, and the Penguin International Dictionary of Finance.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 10:30 in Life Sciences 139.

On Monday, the library will begin extending its hours for final exams.



12/05 : All the World's a Stage
A new trial database is Theatre in Video that provides complete streaming video of the world's leading plays from the ancient Greeks up through the 20th century, including the complete works of Shakespeare. It also provides many documentaries about theatre with rare archival footage.

Another trial database is Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works that provides full-text transcriptions of therapy sessions and first-person narratives that provide a primary source look at the experience of those suffering from mental illness and undergoing its treatment. It also includes reference works to supplement the primary material.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 10:30 in Life Sciences 139. This will be your last chance to take it this semester.

On Monday, the library will begin extending its hours for final exams.

The Special Collections Department has put out a call to all campus authors to add their publications to our collection.



12/04 : Calling All Authors (And More)
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the School of Education will be presenting Visual Learning with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData, demonstrating these graphic organizing programs that help you to visualize, think, and be creative.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 10:30 in Life Sciences 139. This will be your last chance to take it this semester.

The Special Collections Department has put out a call to all campus authors to add their publications to our collection.

Added the names of the artists who are currently displaying their works in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Monday, the library will begin extending its hours for final exams.



12/02 : Art Exhibit, Blood Drive, Software Demo, Competency Exam
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is Circle of Friends, an invitational exhibit of work by local artists admired over the years.

On Monday, there will be a C.W. Post Blood Drive from 5:00-10:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the School of Education will be presenting Visual Learning with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData, demonstrating these graphic organizing programs that help you to visualize, think, and be creative.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 10:30 in Life Sciences 139. This will be your last chance to take it this semester.



11/27 : Trial Databases and Concert
Three new trial databases for your enjoyment are Small Business Resource Center that provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners via a combination of reference books, handbooks, textbooks, and nearly 200 business journals; DemographicsNow Library Edition that provides geographic business intelligence with key demographic information on income, housing, race, age, education, and consumer expenditures to aid in determining who potential customers are, where they live, what they spend money on, and how much they spend; and Thomson Gale LegalForms that provides over 1,000 professional attorney forms with descriptive summaries, legal explanations, and instructions.

There's a new user interface for Health and Wellness Resource Center that makes browsing easier (but searching harder).

On Friday, the library will be proudly hosting its first Acoustic Night @ the Library. Take a break from your studies and experience the talents of our performers, including Dan Conklin, Jonathan Elsas, Doug Conklin, and Joe Russo. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this free event that is being co-presented with the Student Government Association and begins at 7:30 in the library lobby.



11/26 : Online Resources and Concert
Credo Reference has added new editions of the New Penguin Business Dictionary, the Penguin Dictionary of Sociology, and the New Penguin Dictionary of Music to their online collections.

Added some more linked tables of contents to the online reference book pages for Religion, General Sciences, and General Social Sciences so that they'll be easier to browse.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

On Friday, the library will be proudly hosting its first Acoustic Night @ the Library. Take a break from your studies and experience the talents of our performers, including Dan Conklin, Jonathan Elsas, Doug Conklin, and Joe Russo. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this free event that is being co-presented with the Student Government Association and begins at 7:30 in the library lobby.



11/25 : Concert and Competency Exam
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday at 4:30 in Life Sciences 139.

On Friday, the library will be proudly hosting its first Acoustic Night @ the Library. Take a break from your studies and experience the talents of our performers, including Dan Conklin, Jonathan Elsas, Doug Conklin, and Joe Russo. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this free event that is being co-presented with the Student Government Association and begins at 7:30 in the library lobby.



11/20 : Happy Thanksgiving
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and will be closed Thursday and Friday. It will be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday.

The new exhibit in the library lobby is Mega to Mini and Beyond that "focuses on mankind's fascination with sizes and the race to be either the biggest or the smallest. It explores several interesting themes such as: massive & miniature trees; the actual sizes of animals; large & miniature books; nanotechnology & its developments in the fields of computers, robotics & medicine; DNA & the Human Genome Project & the uses of DNA in fingerprinting, human cloning & genetically modified foods; media & the historic development of television; and the convergence of media into portable hand-held devices such as the iPhone & much more."

Added a few more names to The African Americans : A History of Their Helpers, Healers, and Humanists in American Society.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday at 4:30 in Life Sciences 139.

Next Friday, November 30, the library will be proudly hosting its first Acoustic Night @ the Library. Take a break from your studies and experience the talents of our performers, including Dan Conklin, Jonathan Elsas, Doug Conklin, and Joe Russo. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this free event that is being co-presented with the Student Government Association and begins at 7:30 in the library lobby.



11/15 : New Literature Database and Secrets Beneath the Sound
Our newest database is Gale's Literature Criticism Online, an extensive compilation of literary commentary that covers both classic and popular authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres by excerpting what many critics have written about them in journals, magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, broadsheets, and pamphlets. How attitudes toward the works may have changed over time is demonstrated by criticism written during the authors' lives through to the present day, including what various great authors wrote about their predecessors. Many entries also include biographical and/or critical overviews of the authors and works, along with author interviews. It includes the digitized full text of the hundreds of volumes in the ten Thomson Gale sets: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Shakespeare Criticism, and Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, as well as Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Children's Literature Review.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Adam Grohman to discuss his underwater research and explorations of Long Island shipwrecks and maritime history in Secrets Beneath the Sound. All are welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, please join us on for a Library Brown Bag demonstration of SmartBoard presented by Emily Walshe. The SmartBoard is an interactive whiteboard for computer projected presentations. This introductory session will focus on how to apply this technology for bibliographic instruction: from mobile setup to colorful toolkits to sophisticated applications for saving and sharing your work.

Looking ahead: the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and will be closed the following Thursday and Friday.



11/14 : Lots of Events
On Thursday, the School of Education and the Instructional Media Center invite all Education undergraduate and graduate students to a demonstration of SMARTBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics. This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard connects to the computer and projector and enables you to control all computer applications directly from the display. It is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing presentations and discussions. It begins at 3:45 in the Library Instruction Lab. Space is limited, so plesase R.S.V.P. (There will be another demonstration coming in early December.)

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Adam Grohman to discuss his underwater research and explorations of Long Island shipwrecks and maritime history in Secrets Beneath the Sound. All are welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, please join us on for a Library Brown Bag demonstration of SmartBoard presented by Emily Walshe. The SmartBoard is an interactive whiteboard for computer projected presentations. This introductory session will focus on how to apply this technology for bibliographic instruction: from mobile setup to colorful toolkits to sophisticated applications for saving and sharing your work.

Mark your calendars for November 30th when Acoustic Night @ the Library presents C.W. Post students in concert, singing and performing their own compositions. All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be served. Watch this space for more information.

Added a few more names to The African Americans : A History of Their Helpers, Healers, and Humanists in American Society.



11/11 : Online Books, Demonstration, and Lecture
The newest online reference books from Credo Reference are the Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century and the Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century.

On Thursday, the School of Education and the Instructional Media Center invite all Education undergraduate and graduate students to a demonstration of SMARTBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics. This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard connects to the computer and projector and enables you to control all computer applications directly from the display. It is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing presentations and discussions. It begins at 3:45 in the Library Instruction Lab. Space is limited, so plesase R.S.V.P. (There will be another demonstration coming in early December.)

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Adam Grohman to discuss his underwater research and explorations of Long Island shipwrecks and maritime history in Secrets Beneath the Sound. All are welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.



11/07 : Competency Exam and APA Citation Style
On the APA Citation Style page: corrected "(1998, November-December)" to read "(1998, November/December)"; removed the link to APA's page of citation samples for internet sources because it's no longer available on their site (they want people to pay for it now); and added some additional explanatory notes about the difference between citing journals and magazines. APA is also making some changes to their citation rules, so watch this space.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139.



11/05 : Remember to Vote
The library will be open from 8:00-5:00 on Tuesday.

The newest trial database is ARTstor, a digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, covering many time periods and cultures.

On Wednesday, there will be an artist's reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, The Teleology of Art: Spectral KickLine by Lis Dreizen. It will run from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139.



11/01 : Databases
A new trial database is Historical Statistics of the United States that provides statistical data on population, race, migration, labor, education, health, economics, industries, government, crime, war, slavery, and more.

A database of over 3.5 million photographs from the Associated Press, AP Images is the still-under-construction new interface of AccuNet/Associated Press Multimedia Archive that it will eventually replace.

The library will be open from 8:00-5:00 on Tuesday.



10/31 : Accounting Journals
A new trial database is American Accounting Association Electronic Journals that provides the full text of fifteen journals published by the Association. A username and password are required, so please contact the Reference Department at (516) 299-2305.


10/30 : New Online Reference Books
Credo Reference has added three new online books: the Cambridge World History of Food, Harrap's Polish Dictionary, and a new edition of the Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Also added more internal cross reference links to the world history, United States history, and health reference book database pages in order to make browsing easier.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Wednesday.



10/28 : New Business Reference Books
The list of October Acquisitions in the Center for Business Research has been posted.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Wednesday.



10/24 : Theater, Money, Art, and More
On the Special Collections page, there is now a description of the Joseph Cameron Cross Theater Collection of over 300 letters and 50 theater programs as well as many Christmas cards, postcards, articles, and a great many theatrical photographs.

Two new trial databases are Value Line Research Center that provides stock quotes, company news, extensive graphing, market updates, portfolio tracking, and more and Morningstar Library Edition that contains investment information for over 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, closed end funds, and exchange traded funds.

The International Finance Information Sources page has had some new resources added.

The Academic-Student Affairs Advisory Committee has posted a resource manual to help point students, faculty, and staff to the webpages and/or contact people in the appropriate campus offices that can answer their questions about campus operations and programs.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Franklin Perrell's lecture, Learning to Look at a Painting: What Makes a Masterpiece?, that will discuss the color, texture, composition, line, form, and meaning of well-known classic paintings that have made them masterpieces. All are welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.



10/22 : Geiriadur Cymreig
The newest online book from Credo Reference is the Collins Spurrell Welsh Dictionary. Added some more internal links on the language database page to make it a bit easier to browse for foreign language dictionaries and English language reference books.

Added some direct links to LexisNexis' intellectual property reference books on the patents and copyright database page, as well as a note about how to focus your journal search onto this topic.

On Tuesday, the M.A. Exhibition will open in the Hutchins Gallery, featuring the work of Tara Daverio, Rosemarie Buscemi Elder, and Caitlin Jablow. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00.

There will be a campus blood drive on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Franklin Perrell's lecture, Learning to Look at a Painting: What Makes a Masterpiece?, that will discuss the color, texture, composition, line, form, and meaning of well-known classic paintings that have made them masterpieces. All are welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.



10/21 : Pros, Cons, and Art
A new trial database is CQ Press Electronic Library that examines both sides of controversial issues.

On Tuesday, the M.A. Exhibition will open in the Hutchins Gallery, featuring the work of Tara Daverio, Rosemarie Buscemi Elder, and Caitlin Jablow. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00.

There will be a campus blood drive on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Franklin Perrell's lecture, Learning to Look at a Painting: What Makes a Masterpiece?, that will discuss the color, texture, composition, line, form, and meaning of well-known classic paintings that have made them masterpieces. All are welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.



10/18 : Grandfather and Grandson
Replaced an incorrect picture of John Marshall Harlan with a correct one on the Constitution Quotations and Personalities page. (Who'd have thought that there were two Supreme Court justices with the same name?) Managed to find public domain pictures of Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Ewart Gladstone, and Thomas Paine that I could add while I was at it.

There will be a campus blood drive on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday.

A new art exhibit is coming in the Hutchins Gallery. Watch this space for more information.



10/17 : Online Sheet Music Trial
Our newest trial database is ebrary Online Sheet Music that makes available 5389 titles from the classical repertoire and 2997 titles from early American popular music published between 1850 and 1920.

Finished updating all the LexisNexis links. Reorganized the Statistics and Demographics database page.

On Thursday, there will be a demonstration of RefWorks, a web-based tool for managing your citations. Presented by Rob Battenfeld, this introductory session will focus on database basics, including creating your own personal RefWorks account, importing citations, and generating formatted bibliographies. Part of the Library Brown Bag series.



10/16 : Legal Resources
Added direct links to more components within the LexisNexis database. You can now go straight to the Federal & State Cases, Federal & State Codes, Shepard's Citations, and Law Reviews on the Law Databases page and the Tax Laws & Cases on the Accounting Databases page.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

On Thursday, there will be a demonstration of RefWorks, a web-based tool for managing your citations. Presented by Rob Battenfeld, this introductory session will focus on database basics, including creating your own personal RefWorks account, importing citations, and generating formatted bibliographies. Part of the Library Brown Bag series.



10/14 : RefWorks Demo
On Thursday, there will be a demonstration of RefWorks, a web-based tool for managing your citations. Presented by Rob Battenfeld, this introductory session will focus on database basics, including creating your own personal RefWorks account, importing citations, and generating formatted bibliographies. Part of the Library Brown Bag series.


10/10 : Course Evaluations and LIU Dissertations
The results of the course evaluations filled out by the students at the end of each semester are now available on the university's website. However, they can be accessed only from public computers in the library's Reference Department, Periodicals Department, and Bibliographic Instruction Lab, not from computers in the IT computer labs or elsewhere on campus. Also added links to them from the alphabetic list of databases and the frequently asked questions page.

A new database is Dissertations & Theses @ Long Island University that provides the full text of dissertations written by LIU students. Added a mention of this too on the frequently asked questions page.

Added a Long Island University page to the list of databases by subject to create a home for these two as well as a few other things that had previously been scattered around because they didn't quite fit into the other categories.



10/09 : Living la Vida Lorca
On Wednesday, Dr. Erica Frouman-Smith will present the lecture, Living la Vida Loca: Translation Issues in Federico García Lorca and the Culture of Male Homosexuality at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery. It's part if the library's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Credo Reference has replaced the old edition of the Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives with a new one.



10/08 : Which Books Are Best?
We've added trials to several databases from WilsonWeb: Book Review Digest Retrospective provides citations to book reviews along with excerpts from them. For Education and Library Science majors, there are Children's Core Collection, Middle and Junior High Core Collection, and Senior High Core Collection that help to identify the best books for young people. And Public Library Core Collection: Fiction and Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction identify the best books for adults.

On Wednesday, Dr. Erica Frouman-Smith will present the lecture, Living la Vida Loca: Translation Issues in Federico García Lorca and the Culture of Male Homosexuality at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery. It's part if the library's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.



10/04 : Literature, Remote Access, Lecture
A new trial database is Literary Reference Center that contains the full text of reference books, journal articles, and more. It provides criticism, plot summaries, and author biographies, as well as the full text of the literary works themselves.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is now available remotely so that you can search it from home.

Added some more cross-reference links to the Literature and Culture and Area Studies database pages in order to make browsing easier.

This evening, Gale seems to be having technical difficulties with access to the books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, although the other Gale databases seem to be working. If you need online reference books tonight, Credo Reference is still working.

On Wednesday, Dr. Erica Frouman-Smith will present the lecture, Living la Vida Loca: Translation Issues in Federico García Lorca and the Culture of Male Homosexuality at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery. It's part if the library's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.



10/03 : Database News
Credo Reference has added five new reference books to their online collection: Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development, Encyclopedia of German Literature, Reader's Guide to British History, Reader's Guide to the History of Science, and Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences. This brings the current total to 263.

Added a link to LexisNexis' full text patents.

Classical Music Archives is no longer available, but you can still get music audio files from Naxos Music Library.



10/01 : Latin American Writers
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the newest library exhibit is Latin American Writers, focusing on the life and works of : Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Junot Diaz, Oscar Hijuelos, Nicholasa Mohr, Himilce Novas, Octavio Paz, Loida Maritza Perez, Richard Rodriguez, Gary Soto, and William Carlos Williams. On October 10, there will also be the lecture, Living la Vida Loca, with Dr. Erica Frouman-Smith.

The Library Competency Exam will be given on Tuesday at 3:00 in Life Sciences 139.

The Medline database is now also available from Lexis-Nexis.



09/27 : Trekking Through the Grand Canyon
This Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Trekking Through the Grand Canyon with Robert Loveland discussing the wildlife, plants, and geology encountered during a five day hike. He will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation featuring the best of many photos taken during the trip. All are welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.

The Library Competency Exam will be given on Tuesday at 3:00 in Life Sciences 139.



09/25 : NoodleTools
We've set up a trial of NoodleTools, a set of online research tools that help you to pick a topic, take notes, organize your research, create bibliographies, and format your citations into APA or MLA style.

This Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Trekking Through the Grand Canyon with Robert Loveland discussing the wildlife, plants, and geology encountered during a five day hike. All are welcome to this free event.



09/24 : Historical Newspapers Now Available
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provide the cover to cover contents of the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1939), Los Angeles Times (1881-1986), New York Times (1851-2004), Wall Street Journal (1889-1990), and Washington Post (1877-1991), including news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements.

This Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Trekking Through the Grand Canyon with Robert Loveland discussing the wildlife, plants, and geology encountered during a five day hike. All are welcome to this free event.



09/23 : Database Changes and Lectures
The FIAF Film/TV Archive is no longer available, but you can still access material about film and television using Ebsco's Film & Television Literature Index, as well as the other listed databases.

This Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Trekking Through the Grand Canyon with Robert Loveland discussing the wildlife, plants, and geology encountered during a five day hike. All are welcome to this free event.

The first Library Brown Bag of the semester has been scheduled for October 18, so bring your lunch and learn all about RefWorks, a web-based tool for managing your citations.



09/20 : Trial Accounting Database and Human Research Subjects
A new trial database is ProQuest's Accounting and Tax with Standards that combines the full text of accounting periodicals with standards from the leading boards, FASB, GASB, and IASB, including original pronouncements, statements, interpretations, bulletins, opinions, and much more. A password is required. To obtain it, please contact the Reference Department at (516) 299-2305. You can also check out our other accounting databases.

Added an answer about finding forms for the use of human subjects in research to the Frequently Asked Questions page.



09/19 : Library Competency Exam
The Fall schedule of Library Competency Exams has been posted. The first one will be on October 2. All students are required to take either the exam or the Library Workshop in order to graduate.

A new database is Library Literature and Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 that provides access to nearly 80 years of citations to periodical articles, books, theses, and more, documenting all the innovations, controversies, and people instrumental in the making of modern librarianship. It includes the full text of Wilson Library Bulletin from 1914 to 1983.



09/18 : Lecture, Artists' Reception, and New Databases
OT Search: The Occupational Therapy Bibliographic System indexes occupational therapy and related subject areas, such as rehabilitation, education, psychiatry, psychology, health care delivery, and health administration, also covering the related allied health, biomedical and psychosocial literature.

Credo Reference has added six new online reference books to its collection: Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution, Encyclopedia of African History, Encyclopedia of Life Writing, Encyclopedia of Paleontology, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, and Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work.

On Wednesday, the library is co-sponsoring the lecture, Living in a Democracy, with Dr. Steven Scalet of Binghamton University that will explore what happens when a majority of the people oppress a minority of the people. It begins at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery on the library's lower level.

Also on Wednesday, the opening reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, Les Passagers N.Y., will take place in the gallery from 6:00-8:00. See the press release for samples and more information about the artists.



09/17 : New Exhibits and a Lecture
New in the Hutchins Gallery is the exhibit, Les Passagers N.Y., featuring sculpture, ink paintings, digital prints, and painting with mixed media by SONAMOU, a group of Korean artists based in Paris. The opening reception will be on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00. See the press release for samples and more information.

Also new, in Reference Commons, is the exhibit, Lewis Carroll, featuring original artwork by Christina Tumminello.

On Wednesday, the library is co-sponsoring Living in a Democracy, a lecture by Dr. Steven Scalet of Binghamton University that will explore what happens when a majority of the people oppress a minority of the people. It begins at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery on the library's lower level. It's part of C.W. Post's Constitution Day celebrations that also include the library's new exhibit, Censorship in Public Colleges and Universities, an examination of instances where violations of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment took place on college campuses over the past fifty years. Also, on the library's website, you can find the complete text of the Constitution, quotes from public figures about the Constitution, and a bibliography of resources in the Reference Department to help you research the Constitution.



09/16 : "We the People..."
As part of C.W. Post's Constitution Day celebrations, the new exhibit in the library, Censorship in Public Colleges and Universities, examines instances where violations of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment that took place on college campuses over the past fifty years. In addition, on Wednesday, the library is co-sponsoring Living in a Democracy, a lecture by Dr. Steven Scalet of Binghamton University that will explore what happens when a majority of the people oppress a minority of the people. It begins at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery on the lower level. Also, on the library's website, you can find the complete text of the Constitution, quotes from public figures about the Constitution, and a bibliography of resources in the Reference Department to help you research the Constitution.


09/11 : Databases and Holiday Hours
Two new databases are Education Research Complete, with the full text of education journals and books, and RCLweb: Resources for College Libraries, with information about recommended books in all subjects for academic libraries.

Credo/Xrefer has replaced Churchill Livingstone's Dictionary of Nursing with a new edition.

Social Work Abstracts, Mental Measurements Yearbook, and International Political Science Abstracts are now available from Ebsco. The link to Film & Television Literature Index needed to be changed.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.



09/10 : New Databases and Coming Events
Expanded Academic ASAP has been upgraded to Academic OneFile. InfoTrac OneFile has changed its name to General Onefile.

The Fall 2007 schedule of exhibits and events sponsored by the Post Library Association has been posted.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop begins on Tuesday at 3:30.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.



09/09 : Database Changes
First, the bad news: ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, International Political Science Abstracts, A Matter of Fact, Mental Measurements Yearbook, Social Work Abstracts, and its accompanying NASW Clinical Register will no longer be available from WebSpirs. The good news is that ERIC is still available from several other vendors, and GPO Monthly Catalog is still available from FirstSearch. International Political Science Abstracts, Mental Measurements Yearbook, and Social Work Abstracts should soon be available from Ebsco. A Matter of Fact has been discontinued by its publisher.

The Bookmark Café has added Friday hours to its schedule.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop begins on Tuesday at 3:30.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.



09/06 : Library Workshop News
Section 4 of the Library Workshop has been cancelled. Section 1 begins on Tuesday, September 11 at 3:30. Sections 2 and 3 begin at the end of October.

Naxos Music Library changed the link that should be used to access it back at the beginning of August. If you were having a problem accessing it, this was the reason why. The links have all been updated now, and remote access has been restored so that you can use it from home. There is also a problem with accessing six of the databases from WebSpirs that we're looking into.



09/05 : Welcome Class of 2011 (and Everyone Else Too)
This page will be regularly updated with news about library resources and events. There's a page of Frequently Asked Questions to help you get started, and there are several ways that you can Ask a Librarian for help including telephone, email, online chat, and, of course, coming into the library in person. The library hours are posted, with a separate page for holiday hours. There are also a page of Frequently Asked Business Questions and a guide to citation style.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday, September 6 at 5:45, and Section 1 begins on Tuesday, September 11 at 3:30.

Naxos Music Library changed the link that should be used to access it back at the beginning of August. If you were having a problem accessing it, this was the reason why. The links have all been updated now, but, for the moment, it can be accessed only from computers on campus. Remote access from off-campus computers should be restored soon. There is also a problem with accessing six of the databases from WebSpirs. We're looking into the problem.

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

On our website, a new pathfinder shows how to make the most out of the library's resources for looking up information on Mergers & Acquisitions. The pathfinder for International Finance Information has been updated. There's also a new guide to APA citation style that's tailored for business sources. A guide to using the "My Account" feature in LIUCat has been posted, and the page of Educational Media websites has been updated. The webpage to accompany our recent exhibit, The African Americans: A History of Their Helpers, Healers and Humanists in American Society, has been posted, but it's still under construction. The Palmer School remodeled their office space upstairs.

Three new databases from Sage Full-Text Collections provide the full text of ninety-five journals in Education, Health Sciences, and Psychology with some of the backfiles going as far back as 1879. Science Reference Center includes the full text of reference books, periodicals, and more, covering all the sciences with materials suitable for grades one through twelve and higher. In addition, it provides teachers with standards-based content by indexing articles into categories taken from state and national curriculum standards.

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES are no longer available from ProQuest due to a corporate merger, but both databases are now available from Ebsco. World Almanac from FirstSearch has morphed into Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and Four Almanacs. LexisNexis has created a new interface for their site. Pierian Press has stopped production of three databases: Consumers Index, Media Review Digest, and Matter of Fact FactSearch.

253 online reference books from Credo Reference (formerly XreferPlus) and 226 from the Gale Virtual Reference Library have been added to the database subject pages. You can also see them all listed together on the alphabetic database page. The addition of so many new titles brought about some changes to the subject pages. Philosophy and Religion have been given separate pages. Film and Television has also been split into two separate pages: Film, Theater & Performing Arts and Media, Television, Communications & Publishing. Food & Nutrition now has its own page, instead of being included under Nursing & Allied Health, and Astronomy & Space Technology has been added. Art has been renamed Visual Arts and Design, and Psychology has been renamed Psychology & Psychiatry. On the Language page, sections for English language dictionaries, thesauri, usage guides, etc and Foreign language dictionaries have been added. In addition, many of the subject pages have been reorganized to make browsing them a bit easier.



08/23 : "And summer's lease hath all too short a date..."
The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 on August 27-30. Then it will be open 9:00-3:00 on Friday, August 31 and closed for Labor Day weekend. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on September 4 and resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 5.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday, September 6 at 5:45.

LexisNexis has created a new interface for their site. They have also moved everything around. I'm in the process of changing all the links throughout the library's website, but, until then, the old links will take you to their general homepage.

From Information Technology: "Electrical Maintenance is being performed in the C.W. Post Library on Friday, August 24th. This will be performed in the evening hours to minimize its impact on the university community. During the maintenance period, some campus-wide computing services may be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the IT Department at x2281."



08/22 : Library Workshop Schedule, Network Downtime, Holiday Hours
The schedule for the Fall Library Workshops has been posted. Section 4 begins on Thursday, September 6.

The holiday hours for the Fall semester have been posted.

From Information Technology: "Electrical Maintenance is being performed in the C.W. Post Library on Friday, August 24th. This will be performed in the evening hours to minimize its impact on the university community. During the maintenance period, some campus-wide computing services may be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the IT Department at x2281."

The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 on August 27-30. Then it will be open 9:00-3:00 on Friday, August 31 and closed for Labor Day weekend. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on September 4 and resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 5.



08/21 : New Databases and End of Summer Hours
Three new databases from Sage Full-Text Collections provide the full text of ninety-five journals in Education, Health Sciences, and Psychology with some of the backfiles going as far back as 1879.

The problem with PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES has been resolved.

The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 on August 27-30. Then it will be open 9:00-3:00 on Friday, August 31 and closed for Labor Day weekend. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on September 4 and resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 5.



08/16 : Library Open This Sunday, Database News, Black History
PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES are no longer available from ProQuest due to a corporate merger, but both databases are still available from Ebsco. (But there seems to be a problem with it tonight.)

Credo/Xrefer has added the newest edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable to their collection of 253 online reference books. They should be deleting the older edition as soon as they realize that they forgot to (making the number 252).

Added some more names and a title graphic to The African Americans : A History of Their Helpers, Healers, and Humanists in American Society. Prettied up the table of contents too.

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



08/14 : Library Maps
Room numbers have been added to the remodeled office space upstairs.

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



08/08 : More Business Information Resources
A new pathfinder shows how to make the most out of the library's resources for looking up information on Mergers & Acquisitions. Guides to finding other kinds of business information are also available.


08/07 : New Science Database
Science Reference Center includes the full text of reference books, periodicals, and more, covering all the sciences with materials suitable for grades one through twelve and higher. In addition, it provides teachers with standards-based content by indexing articles into categories taken from state and national curriculum standards.


08/06 : Business Information Resources
The pathfinder for International Finance Information has been updated. There's also a new guide to APA citation style that's tailored for business sources.


08/02 : How Many Books Have I Checked Out?
To help you find the answer to this question and more, a guide to using the "My Account" feature in LIUCat has been posted.


08/01 : Education Links, Special Periodicals Collections, and Online Reference Books
The page of Educational Media websites has been updated, as have the descriptions of the Special Periodicals Collections.

Credo Reference/Xreferplus has added the Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology to its online collection and has replaced the old edition of Roget's II: The New Thesaurus with the new one.



07/24 : New Business Reference Books
The list of July Acquisitions in the Center for Business Research has been posted.


07/23 : African American Art on the Internet
Added more links to the list of African American art websites.


07/19 : Frequently Asked Questions and Library Open This Sunday
Added answers about the campus bookstore hours and the location of doctoral dissertaions to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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



07/18 : New Online Reference Book
Credo/Xrefer has added the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art to their collection. The Art and Design database page has been renamed Visual Arts and Design in order to make its scope a bit clearer.

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



07/17 : Pathfinder Updates
Added a new reference book to the Special Education pathfinder and several more online resources to the American Dream pathfinder. You can use both as a starting point for your research.

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



07/12 : Library Open This Sunday
Added some pictures of George Washington and Charles Sumner to The African Americans : A History of Their Helpers, Healers, and Humanists in American Society. The page is still very much a work-in-progress with a lot more text and a bibliography yet to be added (not to mention a nicer table of contents and more dial-up friendly file sizes for the graphics).

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



07/11 : Updated Online Reference Books
Credo/Xrefer had replaced the older editions with new editions of Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, Collins Dictionary of Astronomy, and Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professionals.

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



07/09 : Business Websites and Sunday Hours
The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

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



07/02 : Fond Farewells and Holiday Hours
Pierian Press will no longer be producing three databases: FactSearch, Consumers Index, and Media Review Digest. They should be disappearing any day now, but we'll keep the links on our site until they do. Also any day now, ProQuest will no longer be carrying PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES. We've already subscribed to them from Ebsco but will keep the ProQuest links up until they stop working.

In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.



06/28 : Gale Virtual Reference Library Downtime
From Thomson Gale: "The Gale Virtual Reference Library will be unavailable today [Thursday] between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The product will be unavailable due to unscheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you."

World Almanac from FirstSearch has morphed into Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and Four Almanacs.



06/27 : Alphabetic Lists of Online Reference Books
On the alphabetic list of databases, all of the reference books from Credo Reference (XreferPlus) have been added, and all of the books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library have been placed together instead of being mixed throughout the page as they had been. Credo has replaced the Hutchinson Encyclopedia with the Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia including Atlas.


06/25 : A Long Project Is Finished (But Not Really)
Added more online reference books and direct links to the database pages for Sports & Physical Education, Statistics & Demographics, Women & Gender, and Zoology. All the titles have now been added. But, just so I can't even spend a moment basking in the glow of accomplishment, Xrefer has decided to change its name to Credo Reference. All of the existing links will still get you there, but it means that I'll have to change the name on hundreds (and hundreds) of links (eventually). They've also replaced Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary with a newer edition.

Because the Gale Virtual Reference Library and Credo Reference/XreferPlus collections contain so many reference books (226 and 250 respectively), the individual titles will no longer be listed on the general Reference Books & Encyclopedias database page. Just the link to each of these two service's homepage is now listed there, along with all of the links to reference books that we subscribe to from various other companies. A complete list of all the Gale titles is on the alphabetic list of databases, and the Credo titles will be added soon. All titles from all companies can be browsed on the subject pages.



06/21 : Psychology Databases
The PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES databases are now available from the Ebsco vendor. Our access to them from ProQuest will end on June 30 due to a corporate merger.


06/20 : African American History
A preliminary online version of our most recent African American History Month exhibit, The African Americans: A History of Their Helpers, Healers and Humanists in American Society, has been posted. There's still a bit more research, writing, and formatting that needs to be done.

The Ulrich's Periodicals Directory database will not be available on Thursday. Its provider will be taking it down for upgrades.



06/19 : Remodeling and Databases
The Palmer School is remodeling their offices on the upper floor, so the library map has been updated. We'll add the room numbers when they're finished.

Added more online reference books to the Social Work database page.

The Ulrich's Periodicals Directory database will not be available on Thursday. Its provider will be taking it down for upgrades.



06/18 : Social Sciences Reference Books
Added many more online reference books and direct links to the Social Sciences database page.


06/14 : Internet Problems and Library Open This Sunday
The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00. Our normal Saturday hours are 9:00-4:00.

Organized the reference books listed on the Religion database page. Xrefer has added two new books to their online collection: American Heritage Science Dictionary and High Definition: A-Z Guide to Personal Technology.

From I.T.: "On Thursday, June 14, 2007, at 7:00-8:30 pm, LIU Information Technology will be working with our Internet service provider in an effort to trouble-shoot a hardware failure. During this time, you may experience some temporary Internet outages."



06/13 : Remote Access, Online Reference Books, and More
Added many more online reference books and direct links to the database pages for Music, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Patents & Copyright, News & Current Events, and Marine Science & Aquaculture. Created a new page for Astronomy & Space Technology.

Remote access has been added to Books in Print Professional and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory so that you can search them from home. Remote access has also been added to the full-text journals that are made available from Science Direct, IngentaConnect, and Emerald Fulltext. You can access those sites directly through the links on the alphabetic list of databases and various other places. But the easiest way to take advantage of them is to let them work seamlessly behind the scenes through the regular databases (just click the "find full text" link when you find an article that you want) or through the standardized Serials Solutions periodicals search page. Both will access full text from all the databases, not just these three.

On Monday through Thursday in the library, "the experience of the Summer Teaching with Technology Institute is available to all full-time faculty. This annual event brings together faculty of diverse disciplines from across the university, providing support for the exploration of instructional technologies, and generates dialog on the pedagogically effective use of technology for teaching and technology." See their webpage for the schedule of events and registration information. Funded by the Teaching & Learning Initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs.

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



06/11 : Databases and Teaching with Technology Institute
Added many more online reference books and direct links to the database pages for Law, Literature, Library & Information Science, and Terrorism & Homeland Security. Organized the Literature page too.

On Monday through Thursday in the library, "the experience of the Summer Teaching with Technology Institute is available to all full-time faculty. This annual event brings together faculty of diverse disciplines from across the university, providing support for the exploration of instructional technologies, and generates dialog on the pedagogically effective use of technology for teaching and technology." See their webpage for the schedule of events and registration information. Funded by the Teaching & Learning Initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs.

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



06/07 : Not About Online Reference Books (OK, Maybe a Little)
On Monday through Thursday in the library, "the experience of the Summer Teaching with Technology Institute is available to all full-time faculty. This annual event brings together faculty of diverse disciplines from across the university, providing support for the exploration of instructional technologies, and generates dialog on the pedagogically effective use of technology for teaching and technology." See their webpage for the schedule of events and registration information. Funded by the Teaching & Learning Initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Added many more online reference books and direct links to the United States History database page. Tried to organize them a bit too.



06/06 : New Business Acquisitions (and Online Reference Books)
The list of the Center for Business Research's new acquisitions for May has been posted.

Added many more online reference books and direct links to the General History database page. Tried to organize them a bit too.



06/05 : Still More Online Reference Books
Added many more online reference books and direct links to the database pages for Health Reference Books (and organized it a little), Psychology & Psychiatry (newly renamed from just "Psychology"), Pharmacy, and Nursing & Allied Health, creating a new page for all the Food & Nutrition books that formerly would have gone there.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.



06/04 : More Online Reference Books
Added more online reference books and direct links to the database pages for Environment & Pollution, Ethnic Studies & Multiculturalism, and Government & Politics.


05/30 : Exhibits, Exhibits, Exhibits
Two new exhibits in Reference Commons are Christopher Columbus: an Ongoing Voyage and Thomas Jefferson's Legacy: a Library of Congress Exhibition. There are also still a few days left to see the Faculty Scholarship Showcase 2007. Upstairs, you can see Books and Illustrations from the American Juvenile Collection by Berta and Elmer Hader.

Added more online reference books and direct links to the database pages for Criminal Justice, Economics, Earth Sciences (which has been renamed Geography & Earth Sciences), and Education & Counseling, as well as the pathfinder of Special Education Resources.



05/24 : Database News and Holiday Hours
Serials Solutions links together different databases so that, if you find a citation to an article that you want in a database that does not include the full text, you can be taken directly to another database that does include it. Look for a link that says "Article Linker", "Check for full text", "Find alternate full-text", or something similar, and click it. An new feature of the service is that it now takes you directly to the text (if available) instead of the intermediate search results page. There may be a pause at a blank screen for several moments while the text is loading. If the automatic transfer doesn't work correctly or if you would prefer to get the text from a different database from the one that Serials Solutions selects, you can still get to the results page by clicking "Get additional resources related to this".

Remote access has been added to our trial of the Morningstar Library Edition database.

Many new online reference books have been added to the pages for Culture and Area Studies, Computer Science, and Chemistry. The page of Business Research Services and Reference Books has been better organized.

In observance of Memorial Day weekend, the library will be open from 9:00-3:00 on Friday, from 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday and Monday.



05/22 : New Online Reference Books and Trial Investing Database
Our newest trial database is Morningstar Library Edition. Updated daily, this contains investment information for over 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, closed end funds, and exchange traded funds. "Screeners" let you identify stocks and funds that meet your needs. "Reports & Returns" provide comprehensive financial information and detailed analyst guidance. "Portfolio X-Ray" lets you assemble stocks and funds to see how they work together as a portfolio. "Investing Classroom" contains 150 different courses, from basic to advanced.

More online reference books have been added to the following database pages: Biological Sciences, International Business, Botany and Agriculture, and Business Research Services and Reference Books. Added two new titles and reorganized Language and Linguistics (again).

In observance of Memorial Day weekend, the library will be open from 9:00-3:00 on Friday, from 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday and Monday.



05/21 : New Trials for PsycINFO
We've added trials of PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES from Ebsco so that comparisons can be made with the Cambridge versions of those databases. Our current vendor, ProQuest, will no longer be offering them after June.

In observance of Memorial Day weekend, the library will be open from 9:00-3:00 on Friday, from 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday and Monday.



05/08 : Congratulations Graduates!
The Library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on weekdays from May 9-18 and closed on the weekends of May 12-13 and May 19-20. The summer hours begin on May 21. The holiday and special hours have been posted. The BookMark Café will be closed for the summer.

On Thursday, May 10, will be the "webinar", Ask SirsiDynix about Rome, to learn about changes that may be coming to LIUCat.

On Friday, May 11, will be the teleconference, The Relevance of Libraries in a Digital Age: Library Challenges & Opportunities.

On Wednesday, May 16, C.W. Post will be hosting the Nassau Library Association's 36th Annual Continuing Education Conference, New Technology for a New Generation.



05/07 : Coming Events, Online Reference Books, and Extended Hours
The library has extended its hours for finals. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Monday night. Other departments will keep their normal hours. For people who need more time, the Interfaith Center will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Monday night through Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, the library will close when the last exam in the building is over.

On the database front, twenty-one new online reference books have been added to the Biography page.

The Library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday through Friday. The BookMark Café has already closed for the Summer.

On Thursday will be the "webinar", Ask SirsiDynix about Rome, to learn about changes that may be coming to LIUCat.

On Friday will be the teleconference, The Relevance of Libraries in a Digital Age: Library Challenges & Opportunities.

The Library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Looking ahead to next week, on Wednesday, May 16, C.W. Post will be hosting the Nassau Library Association's 36th Annual Continuing Education Conference, New Technology for a New Generation.



05/06 : More Databases and Extended Hours
The library has extended its hours for finals. Reference Commons will be open until midnight on Sunday and until 1:00 a.m. on Monday. On Tuesday, we will close when the last exam in the building is over. Other departments will keep their normal hours. For people who need more time, the Interfaith Center will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday and Monday nights.

On the database front, Philosophy and Religion have been given separate pages with lots of new online reference books added to each.

The Library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday through Friday and closed the following weekend. The BookMark Café has already closed for the Summer.



05/03 : Online Dictionaries and Extended Hours
More links to the individual online reference books within the XreferPlus and Gale Virtual Reference Library collections are being added to the database subject pages. On the Language page, sections for English language dictionaries, thesauri, usage guides, etc and Foreign language dictionaries have been added. Film and Television has been split into two separate pages: Film, Theater & Performing Arts and Media, Television, Communications & Publishing.

The library has extended its hours for finals. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and until midnight on Sunday. Other departments will keep their normal hours. For people who need more time, the Interfaith Center will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday and Monday nights.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

The BookMark Café has closed for the Summer.



04/30 : Links to Online Reference Books and Hours Extend for Finals
Links to the individual online reference books within the XreferPlus and Gale Virtual Reference Library collections are being added to the database subject pages. A title has been added to Accounting, and a separate section for online books has been added to General. The Arts and Humanities page has been renamed Art and Design because the other Humanities have their own pages (or soon will). A section for Fashion now exists on it, and the Photos section is now called Images because it now also includes reproductions of works of art.

The library has extended its hours for finals. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and until midnight on Sunday. Other departments will keep their normal hours.



04/29 : New Exhibit, Hours Extend for Finals
The Special Collections Department invites you to visit our newly completed exhibition of scanned images of some of the delightful writings and illustrations created Berta and Elmer Hader. These 1st edition works are housed within the American Juvenile Collection. The Haders were a married couple who authored and illustrated many young people's books in the 30's, 40's and 50's. The exhibition is located on the Second Floor in the hallway of the East Wing right in front of the Special Collections Department.

On Monday, the library will begin extended hours for finals. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and until midnight the following Sunday. Other departments will keep their normal hours.

Thanks to everyone who took time to complete the library survey during the last three weeks. Soon the survey results will be available and the process of analysis and planning to improve library services will begin. Watch for future announcements of results and outcomes.



04/26 : PsycINFO News, Competency Exam, Webcast, Library Survey
Due to a corporate merger, PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES will no longer be available from ProQuest after June 30. We've set up a trial of these two psychology databases from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, the new owner, that will run until July 31 when we'll have to decide which new vendor to go with.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given this Friday at 12:00 noon in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you are graduating this semester and have not yet taken it (or the library workshop), this will be your last chance.

Also on Friday, the next webcast that the library will be making available is Library Education: Facing New Realities. It will present highlights from a forum held at the Seattle ALA meeting, along with new discussions. Faculty and students from the Palmer School are especially welcome to join us.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.

On Sunday, the library will be open until 10:00. On Monday, we'll begin extended hours for finals.



04/22 : Competency Exam, Webcast, Library Survey
The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given this Friday at 12:00 noon in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you are graduating this semester and have not yet taken it (or the library workshop), this will be your last chance.

Also on Friday, the next webcast that the library will be making available is Library Education: Facing New Realities. It will present highlights from a forum held at the Seattle ALA meeting, along with new discussions. Faculty and students from the Palmer School are especially welcome to join us.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



04/17 : New Databases, Art Exhibit, Refworks, Lecture
Our newest database is Xreferplus that provides access to over 250 reference books from 50 publishers, covering topics such as art, medicine, history, technology, science, law, literature, quotations, business, social sciences, and more, for a total of over 2 million entries. It includes images, data tables, audio pronunciation files, and more. Direct links to individual titles from the database subject pages will be added soon.

The Master's Thesis Exhibition of C.W. Post art students is now on display in the Hutchins Gallery.

Links to SPIN: Sponsored Program Information Network have been added to the alphabetic list of databases and to various subject database pages such as Directories. The links to this database of funding sources for research and more will work on campus. To obtain a password to access it from off campus, please contact the LIU Office of Sponsored Research.

On Thursday, there will be a Refworks Workshop for Faculty. RefWorks allows users to generate their own personal bibliographic database by importing references from text files or online databases into personal accounts. These references can then be integrated into papers and formatted into bibliographies.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Professor Thomas Fahy to lecture on Freak Shows: The Spectacle of the Body in American Culture. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



04/15 : Due to poor weather, the library will be closing at 8:00 on Sunday, April 15

On Thursday, there will be a Refworks Workshop for Faculty. RefWorks allows users to generate their own personal bibliographic database by importing references from text files or online databases into personal accounts. These references can then be integrated into papers and formatted into bibliographies.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Professor Thomas Fahy to lecture on Freak Shows: The Spectacle of the Body in American Culture.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



04/13 : Funding Information, Competency Exam, Teleconference, New Hours, Survey
The LIU Office of Sponsored Research has made available SPIN: Sponsored Program Information Network, a database that consolidates information about funding opportunities for research, scholarship, programs, residencies, conferences, creative projects and more in order to help users make comparisons between a multitude of programs and their sponsors and therefore pick the best prospects for their funding applications. For more information or to access the database from off-campus, contact the office. It will be added to the database list soon.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Friday, you can come to the Library Instruction Lab at 12:00 to view the teleconference, The Best from the Web.

Some additions have been made to the library's hours. Reference Commons will now be open until midnight on Wednesdays and Thursdays and until 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. Also, the schedule of extended hours for final exams has been posted.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



04/10 : New Library Hours, Competency Exam, Teleconference, Survey
Some additions have been made to the library's hours. Reference Commons will now be open until midnight on Wednesdays and Thursdays and until 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. Also, the schedule of extended hours for final exams has been posted.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Friday, you can come to the Library Instruction Lab at 12:00 to view the teleconference, The Best from the Web.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



04/09 : The Survey Begins, Reception, Competency Exam, Teleconference
From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.

On Tuesday, there will be a reception for our 2007 Faculty Scholarship Showcase from 11:30-1:30 in Reference Commons. This exhibit of many recent publications by the C.W. Post faculty will be on display through June 1st.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Friday, you can come to the Library Instruction Lab at 12:00 to view the teleconference, The Best from the Web.

The Library and Information Science Library is also keeping a blog that Palmer School students and faculty can regularly check in on.



04/01 : Spring Break Hours, New Exhibit, Plagiarism Webcast, Library Survey
Spring Break hours will be 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. The Bookmark Café will be closed. The library will then be closed on the following Saturday and Sunday.

The CINAHL Select database has been absorbed into CINAHL Plus with Full Text.

On April 2nd, the Faculty Scholarship Showcase 2007 will begin exhibiting many recent publications by the C.W. Post faculty. A reception will be on April 10th.

Now on display on the library's upper floor, the Special Collections Department showcases the library's historical collection of children's books with images from the works of Berta and Elmer Hader.

On April 5th, there will be a webcast training session for the Turnitin plagiarism detection software. Faculty and administrators are invited to come to the Library Instruction Room or to log on from their own computers.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/29 : Booksale, Spring Break, Abolition Links, Encyclopedias, Plagiarism Webcast
The Post Library Association Annual Booksale is here! On Thursday, it will be open to the Long Island University community and PLA members from 8:00-5:00. On Friday (8:00-5:00) and Saturday (12:00-4:00), it will be open to everyone.

The library will be open normal hours this weekend, but next week the Spring Break hours will be 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. The Bookmark Café will be closed. The library will be closed the following weekend, April 7-8. You can use the time off to read all of your new books.

March 30th marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the slave trade in the British Empire. The BBC has created many webpages covering slavery and abolition that have been added to our page of slavery websites. The United States was not part of the British Empire at the time, and, unfortunately, continued the practice for some time longer (scroll down a bit when you get there).

The selective list of subject encyclopedias and other reference books has been updated with some our new acquisitions.

For the past few days, there have been technical problems with the Books in Print Professional database. The company is working to resolve them.

On April 2nd, the Faculty Scholarship Showcase 2007 will begin exhibiting many recent publications by the C.W. Post faculty. A reception will be on April 10th.

On April 5th, there will be a webcast training session for the Turnitin plagiarism detection software. Faculty and administrators are invited to come to the Library Instruction Room or to log on from their own computers.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/28 : Booksale and Spring Break Hours
The Post Library Association Annual Booksale is here! On Thursday, it will be open to the Long Island University community and PLA members from 8:00-5:00. On Friday (8:00-5:00) and Saturday (12:00-4:00), it will be open to everyone.

The library will be open normal hours this weekend, but next week the Spring Break hours will be 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. The Bookmark Café will be closed. The library will be closed the following weekend, April 7-8. You can use the time off to read all of your new books.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/25 : Coming Soon: Library Survey and Annual Booksale
From April 9 through April 27, the library is inviting all C.W. Post campus faculty, students, and staff to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.

The Post Library Association Annual Booksale is coming. On Thursday, it will be open to the Long Island University community and PLA members from 8:00-5:00. On Friday (8:00-5:00) and Saturday (12:00-4:00), it will be open to everyone.



03/22 : Teleconference, Lecture, Movie Posters, Trial Database
On Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will present access to the College of DuPage teleconference, Library Transformation: Making It Happen. Noted librarians will discuss library transformation, not as an abstraction or buzzword, but as something real with hard, practical ideas on what is necessary to make it happen. It will begin in the Library Instruction Lab at 11:45 a.m.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present former Panama Canal Commissioner, Robert McMillan, to lecture on The Growing Role of China in Central America and at the Panama Canal at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby. All are welcome to this free event.

As part of the library's Women's History Month exhibit, Generations of Women Moving History Forward , that pays tribute to the wisdom and tenacity of women of prior and present generations, several vintage movie posters from films that portrayed Women of Distinction on the Big Screen are being displayed in the lobby and on the library's upper floor. These are just a sampling from the Special Collections department's collection of over 5000. You can also view the posters for the top 100 golden age movies on our website.

We've set up another trial period of the International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center for possible inclusion with our other new Terrorism and Homeland Security databases.

The PLA Annual Booksale is coming next week.



03/20 : Competency Exam, Teleconference, Lecture
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 4:00 in Life Sciences 139.

On Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will present access to the College of DuPage teleconference, Library Transformation: Making It Happen. Noted librarians will discuss library transformation, not as an abstraction or buzzword, but as something real with hard, practical ideas on what is necessary to make it happen. It will begin in the Library Instruction Lab at 11:45 a.m.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present former Panama Canal Commissioner, Robert McMillan, to lecture on The Growing Role of China in Central America and at the Panama Canal at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby. All are welcome to this free event.

The newest exhibit in the library lobby is Generations of Women Moving History Forward, that pays tribute to the wisdom and tenacity of women of prior and present generations who have worked together in furthering the progress of women.



03/19 : Women's History Month Exhibit, Competency Exam, Lecture
The newest exhibit in the library lobby is Generations of Women Moving History Forward, that pays tribute to the wisdom and tenacity of women of prior and present generations who have worked together in furthering the progress of women.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 4:00 in Life Sciences 139.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Robert McMillan to lecture on The Growing Role of China in Central America and at the Panama Canal at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby. All are welcome to this free event.



03/18 : Competency Exam, Lecture, Art
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 4:00 in Life Sciences 139.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, The Growing Role of China in Central America and at the Panama Canal. All are welcome.

Added more links to the list of African American art websites.



03/15 : Terrorism Resources and No Database Access Thursday Night
Our newest database, from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, is the Homeland Security Digital Library that covers terrorism, public health, school violence, emergency response, border security, and more, to provide access to over 40,000 homeland security policy and strategy related documents to support needs of local, state & federal analysts and decision makers as well as academic researchers. With the addition of this, we now have enough online resources in this area for the creation of their own Terrorism and Homeland Security page with links to related encyclopedias, reference books, and other databases.

From I.T.: "On Thursday March 15th 2007, Information Technology will be performing mandatory maintenance on the University network and systems. During this time, Internet connectivity and systems access will be unavailable. Maintenance work will begin at 8:00 PM and will be completed by 11:00 PM. We have scheduled this maintenance to have least impact on regular working hours; however, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office at: (516) 299-2281 for C.W. Post and (718) 488-1082 for Brooklyn."

Also made the alphabetic list of databases a bit more accessible through links at the top of the subject list of databases.



03/14 : No Database Access Thursday Night
From I.T.: "On Thursday March 15th 2007, Information Technology will be performing mandatory maintenance on the University network and systems. During this time, Internet connectivity and systems access will be unavailable. Maintenance work will begin at 8:00 PM and will be completed by 11:00 PM. We have scheduled this maintenance to have least impact on regular working hours; however, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office at: (516) 299-2281 for C.W. Post and (718) 488-1082 for Brooklyn."


03/13 : New Doors
You may have noticed that the new doors are being installed in the front entrance of the building. And, to celebrate, I added some new pictures of the Bookmark Café to the renovations page because ... uh ... I don't have any pictures of the new doors (scroll all the way to the bottom).


03/08 : Artists' Reception, New Database, Pathfinder
The artists' reception for for the exhibit, Seven Sculptors, Seven Painters: Long Island Professional Artists Showcase will be on Saturday, March 10, at 1:00 in the Hutchins Gallery.

A new database is PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress that provides worldwide coverage of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental-health consequences of the exposure to traumatic events among veterans and other groups of people.

The special education pathfinder has been updated.



03/04 : Exhibit, Competency Exam, Blood Drive, Library Workshop
On Monday, a new exhibit will open in the Hutchins Gallery: Seven Sculptors, Seven Painters: Long Island Professional Artists Showcase. The artists' reception will be on Saturday at 1:00.

On Tuesday, the next Library Competency Exam will be held at 3:00 in Life Sciences 139.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the C.W. Post Blood Drive will take place in Hillwood Commons. Please donate if you can.

On Wednesday, section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin at 9:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.



02/28 : Publishing Opportunities and Coming Events
Another new trial database, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities provides author submission information for education journals.

On Friday, the Faculty Technology Resource Center will present a Podcasting workshop.

On Monday, a new exhibit will open in the Hutchins Gallery: Long Island Professional Artists Showcase. There's still time to catch the current exhibit, The Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection.

On Tuesday, the next Library Competency Exam will be held at 3:00 in Life Sciences 139.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the C.W. Post Blood Drive will take place in Hillwood Commons. Please donate if you can.

On Wednesday, section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin at 9:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.



02/27 : Trial Database and More
The newest trial database provides the complete text and illustrations from Scientific American back to 1993.

Started adding the newest Oscar winners and nominees to the African Americans in Motion Pictures page.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

The Reserve Department has a new version of the form to place books on reserve. Faculty can fill it out, print it out, and send it to the reserve desk.

On Friday, the Faculty Technology Resource Center will present a Podcasting workshop.



02/22 : Exhibit, Reception, Irish Writers, and Competency Exam
On Friday, you can go beyond the boundaries to where history meets technology when the newest exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery showcases items from our Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection. It's part of the special launch of our Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection Website. The opening reception will be on Sunday at 1:00.

The Special Collections Department has prepared a bibliographic description that showcases their holdings of rare editions by Five Major Authors of the Irish Literary Renaissance: Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Sean O'Casey, John Millington Synge, and William Butler Yeats. You can also come in and take a look at our ongoing "Celebrating Irish Poets" exhibit on the library's upper floor.

The publications section of our website keeps growing. A large enough number of Long Island related pages now exists to justify giving them their own division.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday at 3:30 in Life Sciences 139.



02/20 : New Exhibits and Holiday Hours
As part of the library's Black History Month exhibit, several vintage movie posters from films featuring such stars as Sidney Poitier are being displayed on the library's upper floor. These are just a sampling from the Special Collections department's collection of over 5000. You can also view the posters for the top 100 golden age movies on our website.

The Interlibrary Loan forms will now ask for your library barcode number when go to fill them out from an off-campus location. They'll work the same as always from on-campus computers.

On Friday, you can go beyond the boundaries to where history meets technology when the newest exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery showcases items from our Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection. It's part of the special launch of our Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection Website. The opening reception will be on Sunday at 1:00.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.



02/16 : Marine Science Lecture and Holiday Hours
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Marine Life of Long Island Estuaries, with Robert Loveland, in the library lobby. All are welcome to this free event.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed Saturday and Sunday. We will be open 12:00-8:00 on Monday and 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed Thursday through Tuesday.



02/13 : Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
In case of bad weather, the number to call to find out about class cancellations and campus closings is (516) 299-EMER. Otherwise...

On Wednesday, there will be a closing reception for the KoreaNOW exhibit at 5:00 in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Marine Life of Long Island Estuaries, with Robert Loveland. All are welcome to this free event.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed Saturday and Sunday. We will be open 12:00-8:00 on Monday and 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.



02/11 : New Books, Artists' Reception, Lecture
The list of January Acquisitions in the Center for Business Research has been posted.

All the 2006 entries for this page have been archived for posterity.

On Wednesday, there will be a closing reception for the KoreaNOW exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Marine Life of Long Island Estuaries, with Robert Loveland. All are welcome to this free event.



02/09 : World News Archive
A new database is Keesing's World News Archives that provides the full text of news articles about world politics dating back to 1931. It covers, with their historical context, such topics as elections, wars, treaties, diplomacy, security issues, legislation, and more.

On Wednesday, there will be a closing reception for the KoreaNOW exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery.

On next Friday (February 16), the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Marine Life of Long Island Estuaries, with Robert Loveland. All are welcome to this free event.



02/06 : Nineteen Trial Databases
New trial databases include Aluka, a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa, Art Museum Image Gallery, with images of over 155,000 works of art, the online versions of such classic Wilson reference books as Current Biography, Play Index, Short Story Index, Fiction Catalog, Public Library Catalog, and their companion sets for all grade levels. We've also thrown in Biography Reference Bank, Essay & General Literature Index, and Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective which indexes materials back to 1905.

The first library competency exam this semester will be on Thursday, February 8 at 2:00.



02/04 : Post Library Association
The Spring schedule of events and exhibits sponsored by the Post Library Association has been posted.

The first library competency exam this semester will be on Thursday, February 8 at 2:00.



02/01 : African American History Month Exhibit & Competency Exam
The new exhibit in the library lobby, "The African Americans : A History of Their Helpers, Healers, and Humanists in American Society", looks at some of the countless whites who crossed the racial divide and put their status, positions, lives, privileges, and, many times, their monies on the line as champions of justice for African Americans' rights.

The schedule of library competency exams has been posted. The first one this semester will be on Thursday, February 8 at 2:00.

The trial was a success, and ViewsWire has been added to our database subscriptions. It provides daily business intelligence on over 200 countries, highlighting up to 250 key economic, political, and market developments around the world.

We added a page of links where faculty and students can find documentation and videos to help them learn about the Turnitin plagiarism detection service to which we subscribe.

The International Finance pathfinder of resources to help you with your research has been updated.



01/29 : Database News
On the alphabetic database list, each of the links to the reference books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) now leads directly to the individual book instead of the GVRL main page. From there, you can browse through each book's index or table of contents. You can still search through the book's text by using the box on the left or by going to the basic or advanced search pages. We'll be beginning the process of making this change to all the subject database pages soon.

The special education pathfinder has been updated.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. The deadline is February 1. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



01/24 : Rembrandt Lecture and Trial Databases
To accompany the current exhibit in our Rembrandt Celebration, the library will be presenting Thomas Germano to lecture on Rembrandt at 400 on January 25th at 9:30am.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday, January 25. Section 5, which would have started in March, has been cancelled.

There are seven new trial databases from Ebsco and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts that cover sociology, social services, political science, education, environment, history, and library & information science.

The holiday hours for the Spring semester have been posted. Operating hours of the Bookmark Café have been added to the library hours page.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

A new version of the Electronic Reserve Archived Request Form has been posted on the ERes Information for Faculty page.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. The deadline is February 1. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



01/23 : Welcome Back (and Have a Cup of Coffee)
Section 2 of the Library Workshop began on Monday, January 22. Section 1 begins on Tuesday, January 23. Section 4 begins on Thursday, January 25.

To accompany the current exhibit in our Rembrandt Celebration, the library will be presenting Thomas Germano to lecture on Rembrandt at 400 on January 25th at 9:30am.

The Bookmark Café is now open for your enjoyment. The operating hours are 9:00am-8:00pm, Monday through Thursday. Information about Fridays and weekends will be posted soon. The winner of the "Name the Café" contest was Jennifer Riley. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered. Some photos of the Bookmark, taken just before the food was brought in, have been posted on the library renovations page (scroll all the way down to the bottom).

Here are some more things that happened during the intersession:

The Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection Project website was posted. Created by the Digital Initiatives Department, this dynamic website features roughly 100 signature items from this collection, dating back to the late 17th century, that pertain to the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Long Island Railroad, and the foundations of Quakerism in the United States. It also includes documents from Long Island's founding families, rare and signed editions of books from celebrated Long Island authors, and much more.

The new exhibit is in the Hutchins Gallery is KoreaNOW, a wide survey of contemporary Korean art in every medium imaginable, with eighteen different artists redefining what it means to be a Korean artist in contemporary art today. The closing reception will be on Wednesday, February 14.

The list of December Acquisitions in the Center for Business Research was posted, as was the library website's 2007 Calendar. You can print it out or bookmark it for your reference.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. The deadline is February 1. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



01/12 : And the Winner Is... (and a Whole Lot More)
A name has been chosen, and the new Bookmark Café will be opening for business with the new semester. The operating hours, as well as some surprises, will be posted soon.

The Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection Project website has been posted. Created by the Digital Initiatives Department, this dynamic website features roughly 100 signature items from this collection, dating back to the late 17th century, that pertain to the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Long Island Railroad, and the foundations of Quakerism in the United States. It also includes documents from Long Island's founding families, rare and signed editions of books from celebrated Long Island authors, and much more.

From Friday, January 15, through Sunday, January 21, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. Normal hours will resume on Monday, January 22.

The new exhibit is in the Hutchins Gallery is KoreaNOW, a wide survey of contemporary Korean art in every medium imaginable with eighteen different artists redefining what it means to be a Korean artist in contemporary art today. The closing reception will be on Wednesday, February 14.

All are welcome to join us on Thursday, January 18, 2007 for a Library Brown Bag demonstration of RefWorks presented by Rob Battenfeld and Mellissa Hinton. RefWorks is a web-based tool for managing your citations. This hands-on session is unique in that it will focus on database basics from a user's perspective. It will include information on creating your own personal RefWorks account, importing citations, generating formatted bibliographies, and provide you with tips on how to deal with issues that arise as a result of the dark side of RefWorks. We'll gather in the library instruction lab, room 220, from 10:00-12:00. Please RSVP by Monday, January 15th. Email your reply to mboyd@liu.edu.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Monday, January 22. Section 1 begins on Tuesday, January 23. Section 4 begins on Thursday, January 25.

To accompany the current exhibit in our Rembrandt Celebration, the library will be presenting Thomas Germano to lecture on Rembrandt at 400 on January 25th at 9:30 a.m.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. The deadline is February 1. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



01/09 : RefWorks Demo
All are welcome to join us on Thursday, January 18, 2007 for a Library Brown Bag demonstration of RefWorks presented by Rob Battenfeld and Mellissa Hinton. RefWorks is a web-based tool for managing your citations. This hands-on session is unique in that it will focus on database basics from a user's perspective. It will include information on creating your own personal RefWorks account, importing citations, generating formatted bibliographies, and provide you with tips on how to deal with issues that arise as a result of the dark side of RefWorks. We'll gather in the library instruction lab, room 220, from 10:00-12:00. Please RSVP by Monday, January 15th. Email your reply to mboyd@liu.edu.

From Wednesday (1/3) through Friday (1/19), all library departments will be open weekdays from 9:00-5:00. In addition, Reference Commons and Circulation will remain open until 8:00 on Mondays through Thursdays. The library will be open on Saturday (1/6) from 9:00-4:00 and closed all other weekend days until the Spring semester starts.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



01/03 : Happy New Year!
The library website's 2007 Calendar has been posted. You can print it out or bookmark it for your reference.

The list of December Acquisitions in the Center for Business Research has been posted.

From Wednesday (1/3) through Friday (1/19), all library departments will be open weekdays from 9:00-5:00. In addition, Reference Commons and Circulation will remain open until 8:00 on Mondays through Thursdays. The library will be open on Saturday (1/6) from 9:00-4:00 and closed all other weekend days until the Spring semester starts.

The Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed 12/23 through 1/4. Requests received during this time period will be processed when the office reopens on January 5, 2007.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



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