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

What's New Archive 2008
Current Announcements


12/22 : Happy Holidays
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday and 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday. We will be closed from December 25-28. The Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 10:00-8:00 December 29-30 and 9:00-3:00 December 31. Next year, we will be closed January 1, open 9:00-5:00 January 2, open 9:00-4:00 January 3, and closed January 4. You can see the hours for the rest of January too.

The Interlibrary Loan Office will be closed from December 22 until January 5. All requests received during this time will be processed when the office reopens on Monday January 5, 2009.

The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Spring Semester begins.



12/18 : Finals and Holiday Hours
The library is finishing up extended hours for final exams. The main floor will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Thursday and until midnight on Sunday. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Friday and Saturday (but Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day if you need someplace to study late on these nights). We will close after the last exam on Monday.

The holiday and January hours have been posted. The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday and 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday. We will be closed from December 25-28. The Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 10:00-8:00 on December 29-30 and 9:00-3:00 on December 31. Next year, we will be closed January 1, open 9:00-5:00 January 2, open 9:00-4:00 January 3, and closed January 4. You can see the hours for the rest of January too. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Spring Semester begins.

The Interlibrary Loan Office will be closed from December 22 until January 5. All requests received during this time will be processed when the office reopens on Monday January 5, 2009.

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been posted. If you're more interested in seeing the new books here at Post, you can download the lists at the C.W. Post Library New Book Blog. You can get other news about new acquisitions there too.



12/16 : Theatre Letters and Extended Hours
The Special Collections Department has added a list of Mixed Correspondence from the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection, featuring letters from such notables as Ambrose Bierce, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Lillian Gish, Alec Guinness, Gloria Swanson, and more.

A couple of new items have been added to the Special Education pathfinder. Guides to library resources for other subjects are also available.

The library now has extended hours for final exams. The main floor will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays (but Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day if you need someplace to study late on these nights). The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.



12/15 : New Database and Extended Hours
A new database on the trials page is 360 Search. It's a federated search engine that allows you to search across all of the library's databases and electronic resources at the same time. It provides citations and abstracts as well as linking opportunities to full-text articles, electronic books, and records in the library's catalog. You can also limit it to search only those resources in a particular subject area or to search only those specific databases that interest you.

The library now has extended hours for final exams. The main floor will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays (but Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day if you need someplace to study late on these nights). The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.



12/11 : Eugene O'Neill and Extended Hours
The Special Collections Department has prepared a holdings list for their Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill Library, along with photos, and some background information. This collection of 1,000 books is the only portion of the pre-eminent American dramatist's personal library that survives as an entity. It was donated in 1963 by John H.G. Pell, the then Chancellor of Long Island University and one of the O'Neills' close friends who helped to manage their financial and investment affairs.

The library now has extended hours for final exams. The main floor will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays (but Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day if you need someplace to study late on these nights). The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.



12/08 : Extended Hours
The library has begun extended hours in preparation for final exams that begin next week. The main floor will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours on Fridays and Saturdays. The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).

On Thursday, there will be an Open House for the Palmer School of Library and Information Science's Ph.D. Program from 6:30-8:00 upstairs in room 330. Faculty will be available to speak to you about the doctoral program in Information Studies. If you cannot make the Open House, you can contact the school for an information packet.

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.



12/04 : Online Books, Competency Exam, Extended Hours, and More
Credo Reference has added A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists and the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers to its collection of online reference books, bringing the total to 359 for those of you who are keeping count. In addition, the Gale Virtual Reference Library offers 265 titles, and there are additional online encyclopedias and reference books available from other vendors. For those of you who want even more, ebrary provides over 36,000 online books. A small sampling of the kinds of information that these resources place at your disposal can be seen on the Autism and American Dream pathfinders.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in Life Sciences 139.

The library will begin extending hours on Monday in preparation for final exams that will begin the following week. The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).

On Thursday, there will be an Open House for the Palmer School of Library and Information Science's Ph.D. Program from 6:30-8:00 upstairs in room 330. Faculty will be available to speak to you about the doctoral program in Information Studies. If you cannot make the Open House, you can contact the school for an information packet.

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.



12/02 : Photos Database
The Associated Press has shut down its old AccuNet / AP Multimedia Archive interface in favor of its newer AP Images interface, and access has been restored. It contains over 3.5 million photographs, graphics, maps, and audio files, some dating back to the 1840s, that cover news, history, sports, entertainment, and culture.

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in Life Sciences 139.

The library will add extended hours next Monday in preparation for final exams that begin the following week. The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).



12/01 : Happy December
The library hours for the remainder of the semester have been posted. We'll begin extended hours next Monday in preparation for final exams that begin the following week. The The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).

A Blood Drive is taking place in the Winnick Student Center today from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Please donate if you can.

There's currently a problem with access to the Associated Press photos databases.

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in Life Sciences 139.



11/30 : Online Reference Books
Credo Reference has added the following new books to their collection of online reference resources: They've also replaced their old editions of the Bridgeman Art Library Archive, the Columbia Encyclopedia, the Dictionary of Computing, and the Dictionary of Medical Terms with newer ones.

There's currently a problem with access to the Associated Press photos.

The Registrar's Office has posted the finals schedule on their page (PDF format).

On Monday, there will be a Blood Drive from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Winnick Student Center. Please donate if you can.

From December 3-17 there will be an Art Sale to Benefit Homeless Animals.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in Life Sciences 139.



11/24 : Autism Resources, Database News, and Holiday Hours
The pathfinder for Autism and Asperger Syndrome online resources has been updated. Links to full text books in the ebrary collection have been added along with links to more journals and a few more encyclopedia articles.

The Charleston Advisor database is no longer available. Articles that review online database products can still be found in Library and Information Science journals.

Full text articles have been added to the Teacher Reference Center database.

The link to the Suffolk Cooperative Library System has been changed to its new address.

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday (the Bookmark Café will be closed). We will be closed Thursday and Friday and open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday. We will be open normal hours, 12:00-8:00 on Sunday.

On Monday, December 1, there will be a Blood Drive from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Winnick Student Center. Please donate if you can.



11/23 : Holiday Hours
In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday (the Bookmark Café will be closed). We will be closed Thursday and Friday and open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday. We will be open normal hours, 12:00-8:00 on Sunday.


11/19 : New Exhibit, Friday Lecture, and Competency Exam
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is Armonica-Mente, featuring the work of acclaimed Italian artist, Emilio Baracco.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present Bill Morris' lecture, Can Schools Save the World? Or, How I Learned to Love My 10th Grade Geometry Teacher despite Having to Learn Geometry, that will discuss what schools are and should be doing to insure that students are prepared to be responsible and contributing global citizens in the 21st Century. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.

The library will be open 9:00-3:00 next Wednesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.



11/16 : Software Demo, Friday Lecture, and Competency Exam
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the School of Education will present a software demonstration of Visual Learning with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData. It will take place downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present Bill Morris' lecture, Can Schools Save the World? Or, How I Learned to Love My 10th Grade Geometry Teacher despite Having to Learn Geometry, that will discuss what schools are and should be doing to insure that students are prepared to be responsible and contributing global citizens in the 21st Century. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.



11/12 : New Exhibit and More Theatre Memories
The new exhibit in the library lobby is Books That Shaped America which takes a look at the books and other publications that shaped public opinion during the Revolutionary and Civil War periods, as well as the civil rights and environmental movements. It also covers books published for popular reading, children, the blind, and cooking, along with profiles of such people as Rachel Carson, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Thomas Paine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, and what the founding fathers read.

The Special Collections Department has added a finding aid for the Fred Allen Correspondence to Joseph Cameron Cross, It's another part of the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection of over 300 letters, 50 theater programs, many Christmas cards, postcards, articles, and a great many theatrical photographs chronicling the early 20th century and the 1940's and 1950's.

On Thursday, the Palmer School upstairs invites the campus community to attend a doctoral colloquium presentation. The guest speaker is Paul Kantor, a professor with the School of Communication, Library and Information Studies at Rutgers University. The topic is: "Can psychology teach us how to distinguish genres?" Refreshments will be served. It begins at 6:30. For further information, contact Michael Koenig at Michael.koenig@liu.edu or call (516) 299-2176.



11/11 : Autism Pathfinder and Theatre Memories
The newest library pathfinder is a guide to online reference books, journals, and databases that cover Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Full length online books from the ebrary collection will be added soon, but you can ask a librarian for help if you want them right away. (Of course, in the grand tradition of Murphy's Law, there are currently technical difficulties with a few of the online books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, so the links to those have been temporarily removed). There are also many other pathfinders that point the way to library resources on a variety of subjects to help you to get started with your research.

The Special Collections Department has added a finding aid for the letters of Viola Allen, who was a leading American actress circa 1890 to 1910. They're part of the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection of over 300 letters, 50 theater programs, many Christmas cards, postcards, articles, and a great many theatrical photographs chronicling the early 20th century and the 1940's and 1950's.



11/06 : Database Problems
Ebsco is having technical difficulties with PsycInfo, PsycArticles, and Education Research Complete. Their staff is working on the problem. In the meantime, people doing Education research can still use ERIC or Education Full Text. Psychology researchers can try using those databases or the General, Health Sciences, or Social Sciences databases. As always, everybody should feel free to ask a librarian if they need help.
Update 8:18 pm: They seem better now.

On Friday, the library's Emily Walshe will present the lecture, Culture, Creativity, and Research: Why the "Google Generation" is a Myth, in the Library Instruction Lab at 9:00 a.m. It's part of the C.W. Post Honors Program's day-long academic conference, Creativity and Thought, and everyone is welcome.

The artists' reception for the TriCounty Artists of Long Island exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will be on Saturday at 2:00.

Also on Saturday, the campus will be holding a disaster drill.



11/03 : Don't Forget to Vote
Credo Reference has added four new titles to their collection of online reference books, bringing the total to 350. Critical Terms for Art History provides detailed discussions of thirty concepts. Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism does likewise for fifteen. Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time. And the Encyclopedia of the History of American Management examines the lives and works of the prime movers whose ideas have influenced the theory and practice of management. Combining these with the 265 titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library brings the total number of online encyclopedias available to you up to 615. You can also browse them by subject.

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

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

Also on Wednesday, there will be a demonstration of SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics for Education majors downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 3:45.

On Friday, the library's Emily Walshe will present the lecture, Culture, Creativity, and Research: Why the "Google Generation" is a Myth, in the Library Instruction Lab at 9:00 a.m. It's part of the C.W. Post Honors Program's day-long academic conference, Creativity and Thought, and everyone is welcome.

The artists' reception for the TriCounty Artists of Long Island exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will be on Saturday at 2:00.



10/30 : Happy Halloween!
And to fill your hearts with terror and dread, we've added links to additional online style resources to the citation style page.

On the not so scary front, this Saturday the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will feature paintings and sculpture from the TriCounty Artists of Long Island. The artists' reception will be on November 8.

The library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Tuesday. Don't forget to vote.

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

Also on Wednesday, there will be a demonstration of SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics for Education majors downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 3:45.

On November 7, the library's Emily Walshe will present the lecture, Culture, Creativity, and Research: Why the "Google Generation" is a Myth, in the Library Instruction Lab at 9:00 a.m. It's part of the C.W. Post Honors Program's day-long academic conference, Creativity and Thought, and everyone is welcome.



10/29 : New Books and Pathfinders
A list of new books that were recently added to the Center for Business Research's collection has been posted. You can also get information about new books and other materials added to all of the library's collections at the C.W. Post Library New Book Blog.

The pathfinder for Advertising and Marketing Information Sources has been updated, and there are Getting Started Guides for lots of subjects that are always available.

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

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

Also on Wednesday, there will be a demonstration of SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics for Education majors downstairs in the Instructional Media Center at 3:45.



10/26 : Business Websites
The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a Campus Blood Drive. Please donate if you can.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Wednesday at 3:30.



10/21 : Latin American Women Poets
On Wednesday, our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month will continue when the library and the Foreign Languages Department will present the lecture, Latin American Women Poets, with the Department's Dr. Jorge Rosario-Velez. It will take place downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Manju Prasad-Rao at (516) 299-2868 or Rosemary Burgos-Mira at (516) 299-3526.

The artists' reception for the new exhibits downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery will also be on Wednesday. They are: Beauty Is Pain, featuring the work of Kristen Berdinka, Passage, featuring the work of Jennifer Grasso-Moise, Journey of the Self, featuring the work of Jennifer Mullany, Strato, featuring the work of Mariafrancesca Randazzo, and Rock a Bye Baby, featuring the work of Shelli Romero. It begins at 5:00.

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

Credo Reference has updated its online editions of Hutchinson Chronology of World History and Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.



10/19 : Exhibits, Reception, Lecture, Workshop, Competency Exam
The new exhibits downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery are Beauty Is Pain, featuring the work of Kristen Berdinka, Passage, featuring the work of Jennifer Grasso-Moise, Journey of the Self, featuring the work of Jennifer Mullany, Strato, featuring the work of Mariafrancesca Randazzo, and Rock a Bye Baby, featuring the work of Shelli Romero. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday at 5:00.

Section 3 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Tuesday at 2:00.

On Wednesday, our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month will continue when the library and the Foreign Languages Department will present the lecture, Latin American Women Poets, with the Department's Dr. Jorge Rosario-Velez. It will take place downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Manju Prasad-Rao at (516) 299-2868 or Rosemary Burgos-Mira at (516) 299-3526.

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



10/16 : Friday Lecture: The Secret of the Great Pyramid (and Lots More)
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present C.W. Post's own Bob Brier to reveal The Secret of the Great Pyramid, based on his new book - co-authored with Jean-Pierre Houdin - that presents a new theory as to how the Great Pyramid was constructed. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.

Two new databases that we have for a trial period are Research Starters - Education and Research Starters - Business. They provide summary reports written by researchers, scholars, and other subject matter experts that are designed to serve as starting points for student research by providing current and focused topic overviews, definitions of relevant terms, and detailed bibliographies. They also include articles from relevant journals.

Section 3 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Tuesday at 2:00.

On Wednesday, our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month will continue when the library and the Foreign Languages Department will present the lecture, Latin American Women Poets, with the Department's Dr. Jorge Rosario-Velez. It will take place downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Manju Prasad-Rao at (516) 299-2868 or Rosemary Burgos-Mira at (516) 299-3526.

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

Public STINET: Scientific & Technical Information Network has changed its name to DTIC Online. It provides access to unclassified technical documents and research reports generated for and by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Starting in November, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will be presenting a series of educational technology demonstrations of resources such as SmartBoards, Inspiration, Kidspiraton, InspiraData, WebQuests, and more.



10/15 : Environment, Health, Military, Pyramids, and More
Some new databases have been added for your enjoyment: GreenFILE provides scholarly, government, and general-interest publications covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. The Military and Government Collection provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Salem Health provides the full text of Magill's Medical Guide with information suitable for students, general readers, patients, and caregivers. And remote access capability has been added to Salem History, which covers the events and culture in America from the 1950s through 1980s, so that you can use it from home.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present C.W. Post's own Bob Brier to reveal The Secret of the Great Pyramid, based on his new book - co-authored with Jean-Pierre Houdin - that presents a new theory as to how the Great Pyramid was constructed. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.

Section 3 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Tuesday at 2:00.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Thursday, October 23, at 4:00 in Life Sciences 139.



10/14 : IMC Resources, Online Books, an Friday Lecture
The Instructional Media Center invites faculty and students at C.W. Post to visit its newly renovated demonstration/preview area. This area now includes an instructional lab with 25 PC workstations, a SMART Board, a digital projector, and other accessories. The IMC looks forward to collaborating with individual faculty members and departments, and exploring technology related services for students. Recently IMC has partnered with the School of Education to offer technology workshops/demonstrations, such as: using the SMART Board, concept mapping using Inspiration, data integration using Inspire Data, creating WebQuests - an inquiry based approach to learning and problem solving. You may wish to include these or similar technologies for your student assignments. The IMC is open to your ideas and suggestions. Please call the Instructional Media Center and speak with Prof. Manju Prasad-Rao or Prof. Maria Zarycky at ext. 2895 or 2868.

Credo Reference has added two new books to their collection of online reference materials: Rivers of North America and Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present C.W. Post's own Bob Brier to reveal The Secret of the Great Pyramid, based on his new book - co-authored with Jean-Pierre Houdin - that presents a new theory as to how the Great Pyramid was constructed. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.



10/13 : Drug Database
Our newest database is Lexi-Comp Online that provides drug information such as interactions, identification, medical calculations, i.v. compatibility, patient education, and web links.

This past Sunday, the Special Collections Department hosted members of the Long Island Book Collectors for a tour of their department and current exhibition, Selections from the American Juvenile and Winthrop Palmer Collections.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present C.W. Post's own Bob Brier to reveal The Secret of the Great Pyramid, based on his new book - co-authored with Jean-Pierre Houdin - that presents a new theory as to how the Great Pyramid was constructed. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.



10/12 : Friday Lecture
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present C.W. Post's own Bob Brier to reveal The Secret of the Great Pyramid, based on his new book - co-authored with Jean-Pierre Houdin - that presents a new theory as to how the Great Pyramid was constructed. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.


10/07 : Holiday Hours
In observance of Yom Kippur, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Wednesday-Friday. The Bookmark Café will be open 9:00-4:00 on Wednesday and closed Thursday-Friday.

Credo Reference has added the Manufacturing Engineering Handbook to their collection of online books.

Spaceship Earth: Astroarchaeology at SIUC is the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery. It features the work of graduate students from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale School of Art and Design and is part of an exchange exhibit program between SIUC and our graduate students in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.



10/03 : New Exhibits and Competency Exam
On Monday, the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery will feature the work of graduate students from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale School of Art and Design. It's part of an exchange exhibit program between SIU and our graduate students in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 1:00 in Life Sciences 139.

In observance of Yom Kippur, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Wednesday-Friday. The Bookmark Café will be open 9:00-4:00 on Wednesday and closed Thursday-Friday.

Throughout October, the library will be celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with the two new exhibits, Latin American Women Writers and Poets, celebrating the life and works of Claribel Alegria, Isabel Allende, and more, and Latin Americans in Government, celebrating famous firsts in government. Later in the month will be the lecture, Latin American Women Poets, by Dr. Jorge Rosario-Velez of the Foreign Languages Department.



09/28 : Holiday Hours, New Exhibits, and Database News
In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 from Monday-Wednesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

On October 1, the library will begin celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with the two new exhibits, Latin American Women Writers and Poets, celebrating the life and works of Claribel Alegria, Isabel Allende, and more, and Latin Americans in Government, celebrating famous firsts in government. Later in the month will be the lecture, Latin American Women Poets, by Dr. Jorge Rosario-Velez of the Foreign Languages Department.

Remote access capability has been added to the Britannica Online Academic Edition so that you can now search it from home and other off campus computers.

Access to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities has been restored.



09/25 : Friday Lectures, New Stuff, and Holiday Hours
On Friday, The Post Library Association will present Queens College's Professor William Green with Take it Off: An Overview of American Burlesque, a lecture that will examine the evolution, resiliency, and economic life history of the burlesque show from the 1860s through to its current resurrection. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.

Also on Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will bring you Clickers in the Classroom: Using Student Response Systems to Promote Active Learning with Ingrid Wang taking a look at student-held transmitters that work with classroom receivers to record student answers to short questions, capture student opinions, and help instructors quickly assess whether students understand the main points of the day's class instruction.

The pathfinder for Company and Industry Information Sources has been updated. There are also many other guides to library research to help you get started with your projects.

To accompany their recently added list of Murder/Mystery Movie Posters, the Special Collections Department has added all the War Movie Posters to their genre lists of films represented in their collection of over 6,000 posters for movies produced between 1942 and 1962. Elsewhere on our website, you can also view posters for the top 100 movies from all genres.

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been posted. If you're more interested in seeing the new books here at Post, you can download the lists at the C.W. Post Library New Book Blog. You can get other news about new acquisitions there too.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 from Monday-Wednesday.



09/23 : Movie Mysteries and Database Mysteries
The Special Collections Department has added all the Murder/Mystery movie posters to their genre lists of films represented in their collection of over 6,000 posters for movies produced between 1942 and 1962. Elsewhere on our website, you can also view posters for the top 100 movies from all genres.

Speaking of which, the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities has been solved. Their server is located in Beaumont, Texas which was hit hard by the recent hurricane. Full electrical power may not be restored to the region until October 6. In the meantime, the hardcopy versions of the directories are on reserve at the reference desk.

Gale changed the link to the InfoTrac Nursing and Allied Health Collection database. If you were having trouble accessing it recently, this was why. The links have been fixed, but now the Gale Virtual Reference Library is starting to get a little cranky.

From Public Safety: "Due to the funeral service in Tilles Center on Wednesday, September 24 for retired C.W. Post Provost Dr. Joseph Shenker, the parking areas to the west and south of Tilles Center will be closed until 5 p.m. If you parked your car elsewhere on campus on Wednesday morning, please do not move your vehicle to the Tilles Center lot. This will help with traffic flow and allow the friends and close associates of the Shenker family to park in the Tilles Center lot. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding." [This past August, Dr. Shenker was honored by LaGuardia Community College, which he founded in 1970.]

On Friday, The Post Library Association will present Queens College's Professor William Green with Take it Off: An Overview of American Burlesque, a lecture that will examine the evolution, resiliency, and economic life history of the burlesque show from the 1860s through to its current resurrection. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.

Also on Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will bring you Clickers in the Classroom: Using Student Response Systems to Promote Active Learning with Ingrid Wang taking a look at student-held transmitters that work with classroom receivers to record student answers to short questions, capture student opinions, and help instructors quickly assess whether students understand the main points of the day's class instruction.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 from September 29 - October 1.

Censorship in Schools and Libraries, a new exhibit in the library lobby, is presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week and was produced by the Long Island Coalition against Censorship. It takes a historical look at how the First Amendment to the Constitution has been challenged in the nation's schools and libraries. On our website, you can also find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.



09/22 : Lectures, Exhibits, and New Online Books
Credo Reference has replaced the International Dictionary of Food and Cooking with the Dictionary of Food: International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z and updated their copy of the Bridgeman Art Library Archive. In addition, they've made the following new online reference books available: the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, the Biographical Dictionary of Psychology, the Encyclopedia of 20th Century Technology, the Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, and the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. The latter book has also been added to the pathfinder to special education resources.

New in the Hutchins Gallery is The Fictionalisation of the Reality, a solo exhibition by Eun Hee KIM.

On Friday, The Post Library Association will present Queens College's Professor William Green with Take it Off: An Overview of American Burlesque, a lecture that will examine the evolution, resiliency, and economic life history of the burlesque show from the 1860s through to its current resurrection. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.

Also on Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will bring you Clickers in the Classroom: Using Student Response Systems to Promote Active Learning with Ingrid Wang taking a look at student-held transmitters that work with classroom receivers to record student answers to short questions, capture student opinions, and help instructors quickly assess whether students understand the main points of the day's class instruction.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 from September 29 - October 1.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities is still having technical difficulties.

Censorship in Schools and Libraries, a new exhibit in the library lobby, is presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week and was produced by the Long Island Coalition against Censorship. It takes a historical look at how the First Amendment to the Constitution has been challenged in the nation's schools and libraries. On our website, you can also find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.



09/17 : Happy Constitution Week
Our newest database is the Britannica Online Academic Edition that provides all of the articles from the printed Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, World Data Analyst Online, Gateway to the Classics, maps, illustrations, news headlines, full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, and more.

A new trial database is Science Online that provides the full text of the journal, Science, from 1997 to present along with the ScienceNOW news service that provides brief breaking news stories daily.

The Naxos Music Library website has been redesigned. It provides over 90,000 audio files of classical music, as well as rare repertoire, jazz, world music, and more.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities seems to be having technical difficulties today.

A question about finding the text of articles in databases has been updated on the frequently asked questions page.

Don't panic on Friday if you hear alarms sounding. The Department of Public Safety will be testing the outdoor emergency broadcast system from 10:00-3:00.

Looking ahead, on September 26, the Library Brown Bag series will present Clickers in the Classroom: Using Student Response Systems to Promote Active Learning with Ingrid Wang taking a look at student-held transmitters that work with classroom receivers to record student answers to short questions, capture student opinions, and help instructors quickly assess whether students understand the main points of the day's class instruction.

Censorship in Schools and Libraries, a new exhibit in the library lobby, is presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week and was produced by the Long Island Coalition against Censorship. It takes a historical look at how the First Amendment to the Constitution has been challenged in the nation's schools and libraries. On our website, you can also find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.



09/14 : Investing, History, and Rare Books
Securities and Investment Information Sources is a new guide to making the most of library databases and other resources, along with useful websites, prepared by the library's Center for Business Research. It's the newest of the many pathfinder guides that are available to help you to get started with your research.

A new database is Salem History, that provides that full text of The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, and The Eighties in America and covers all the major events and trends of each decade.

Selections from the American Juvenile and Winthrop Palmer Collections is a new exhibit presented by the library's Special Collections department. The Winthrop Palmer Collections resulted from Mrs. Palmer's generous bequest to the Library to acquire rare editions of Irish and French literature. With the works of Nobel prize winning, avant-garde writer, Samuel Beckett, acting as a linch-pin for both literatures, the several thousand rare items of the collection reflect the vast array of French and Irish writing. The American Juvenile Collection was initiated in 1976 by Diana L. Spirt, Ph.D., a former professor of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science to provide a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960. A few of the appropriate fiction titles, pre-1910 gathered by Professor Christine Gilbert, a colleague, and published in Europe are included. The exhibit will be on display in the Business, Law, and Information Science Sources section in the back of Reference Commons from September 15 - October 15.

Censorship in Schools and Libraries, a new exhibit in the library lobby, is presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week and was produced by the Long Island Coalition against Censorship. It takes a historical look at how the First Amendment to the Constitution has been challenged in the nation's schools and libraries. On our website, you can also find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.



09/11 : New Exhibits
Censorship in Schools and Libraries, a new exhibit in the library lobby, is presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week and was produced by the Long Island Coalition against Censorship. It takes a historical look at how the First Amendment to the Constitution has been challenged in the nation's schools and libraries. On our website, you can also find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.

On Monday, the library's Special Collections department will open the exhibit, Selections from the American Juvenile and Winthrop Palmer Collections. The Winthrop Palmer Collections resulted from Mrs. Palmer's generous bequest to the Library to acquire rare editions of Irish and French literature. With the works of Nobel prize winning, avant-garde writer, Samuel Beckett, acting as a linch-pin for both literatures, the several thousand rare items of the collection reflect the vast array of French and Irish writing. The American Juvenile Collection was initiated in 1976 by Diana L. Spirt, Ph.D., a former professor of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science to provide a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960. A few of the appropriate fiction titles, pre-1910 gathered by Professor Christine Gilbert, a colleague, and published in Europe are included. The exhibit runs from September 15 - October 15.

We've added a New Book Blog from which you can download lists of the newest books that have been added to our various collections. It will also be updated with other news about our latest acquisitions.



09/10 : Library Competency Exams and Coming Exhibit
The schedule of Library Competency Exams for this semester has been posted. The first one will be on October 7. All undergraduate students will either need to take it or to attend the Library Competency Workshop sometime before they graduate.

On Thursday, there will be a remembrance ceremony for September 11, 2001 in the Hillwood Commons lobby at 12:30.

On Monday, the library's Special Collections department will open the exhibit, Selections from the American Juvenile and Winthrop Palmer Collections. The Winthrop Palmer Collections resulted from Mrs. Palmer's generous bequest to the Library to acquire rare editions of Irish and French literature. With the works of Nobel prize winning, avant-garde writer, Samuel Beckett, acting as a linch-pin for both literatures, the several thousand rare items of the collection reflect the vast array of French and Irish writing. The American Juvenile Collection was initiated in 1976 by Diana L. Spirt, Ph.D., a former professor of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science to provide a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960. A few of the appropriate fiction titles, pre-1910 gathered by Professor Christine Gilbert, a colleague, and published in Europe are included. The exhibit runs from September 15 - October 15.

We've added a New Book Blog from which you can download lists of the newest books that have been added to our various collections. It will also be updated with other news about our latest acquisitions.



09/09 : Artists' Reception, New Online Books, Business Websites
The work of Emerging Korean Artists From Paris is featured in the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. The artists' reception will be Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00.

Credo Reference has added the following new titles to their collection of online reference books:

You can browse the database pages for these and many other useful sources.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

We've added a New Book Blog from which you can download lists of the newest books that have been added to our various collections. It will also be updated with other news about our latest acquisitions.

On Thursday, there will be a remembrance ceremony for September 11, 2001 in the Hillwood Commons lobby at 12:30.



09/08 : Artists' Reception, Blogs, and Remote Access
The work of Emerging Korean Artists From Paris is featured in the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. The artists' reception will be Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00.

We've added a New Book Blog from which you can download lists of the newest books that have been added to our various collections. It will also be updated with other news about our latest acquisitions. The Acquisitions Department webpage also has a form that faculty and students can use to recommend books for purchase.

And while we're on the subject of blogs, the Library and Information Science Library also keeps its own blog about its resources and other information that will be of interest to Palmer School students.

Remote access capability has been added to the Value Line Investment Survey database so that you can now search it from home and from other off campus locations.



09/04 : Online Reference Books
Credo Reference has added the Encyclopedia of Postmodernism to their collection of online reference books that you can access (ten others are also in the process of being added - watch this space). They've also replaced the old edition of Chambers Biographical Dictionary with a newer one. And Conspiracy Theories in American History has reappeared after it mysteriously vanished a couple of weeks ago (if one were paranoid, one might wonder if anything has been removed from it).

A new academic conduct policy has been added to C.W. Post's Academic Conduct webpages. Links to it have also been added to the library's Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism pages. There's lots of information there about what plagiarism is and how you can avoid accidentally (or intentionally) getting into trouble for it.



08/28 : Welcome Class of 2012 (And Everyone Else Too)
Check back with this page regularly to see announcements about new databases, services, and other library resources as well as news about upcoming library exhibits, lectures, and events. There are also a frequently asked questions page to introduce you to the basics and a Getting Started page that points you to selected resources for various subjects and how to use them, along with guides to the major citation styles. And you're always welcome to ask a librarian for any help that you might need anytime either in person, over the telephone, through email, or even online chat. You can also make an appointment in advance if you'd like a lot of individualized attention.

Your LIU ID card also serves as your library card. Once you get it, bring it to the Circulation Desk, and we'll set you up with a library barcode so that you can check out books. This barcode will also serve as your password to access the library's over 250 databases from home. Returning students should also go to the Circulation Desk because their library accounts may have expired over the summer. Campus computers and your own computers that are logged into the university network won't need a password. New students should go to the Information Technology Office in the library to register your computers with the wireless network.

The library will be closed Saturday-Monday for Labor Day weekend. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday.

Section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin right away on Tuesday, September 2, at 3:30. The other sections will begin in late October.

Long Island University's email and student information system has been upgraded to the new My LIU system. You can also use this page to access information about your registration, scheduling, records, finances, financial aid, and personal data. Click on the "Activate my account" link to get started. There are kiosks around campus and links throughout the website, or you can go directly to https://my.liu.edu. Information Technology has also set up a Help Center website. There's information about how to fetch your saved messages from the old system and much more.

Interlibrary loan services are now also available to students at Long Island University's Riverhead Library.

Here's some more of what happened over the summer while you were gone:

On the database front, two new ones were added. Value Line Investment Survey provides financial data, analysis, and investment advice for approximately 1,700 stocks, 98 industries, and more (when you get to their page, you may have to click on the "*To continue and log in, please click here" link in order to get in). And Public STINET, the Scientific and Technical Information Network produced by the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Technical Information Center, broadly covers all areas associated with defense research including military, security, international politics, technology, sciences, social sciences, and more.

Credo Reference added 41 new titles to their collection of online encyclopedias and other reference books (they've also redesigned their website), and the task of adding to our pages all of the new titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library that were subscribed to earlier this year has been completed. This brings the total number of online encyclopedias available to you up to 592 and rising (with another 8 Credo titles already waiting to be added). You can browse the titles alphabetically, or you can browse the database subject pages where they've all been organized into categories. Both companies will also let you search through all of the books at the same time. There are additional online encyclopedias available from several other companies. (Who needs Wikipedia?)

Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life are no longer available from ABC-CLIO, but they are still available from Ebsco. The Philosopher's Index is now also available from Ebsco (the Ovid version will be going away soon, and may already have if you're reading this before I come in on Tuesday). And all the Ebsco databases have been given a new interface. The Associated Press is starting to transition its photographs away from its old AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive site to its new AP Images site. No new photographs have been added to the old site since early in June. Grove Art Online has changed its name to Oxford Art Online and has been given a new interface. The same goes for Grove Music Online which has become Oxford Music Online. And Cataloger's Desktop no longer requires a password to access it from either on or off campus.

The Special Collections Department has added all the Crime, Drama, Horror, and Romance movie posters to their genre lists of films represented in their collection of over 6,000 posters for movies produced between 1942 and 1962. Elsewhere on our website, you can also view posters for the top 100 movies from all genres. They've also completed the holdings list for the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, a comprehensive collection of over 3,000 books, pamphlets and documents concerning the life, times, and interests of our 26th President, as well as Roosevelt's rich and prolific writings. The collection was donated by the Theodore Roosevelt Association in 1974.

Circulating books that are classified at the letter "C" (archaeology, genealogy, and other auxiliary sciences of history) have been moved to bookstack level 3, and the Special Education pathfinder has been updated.



08/26 : And summer's lease hath all too short a date
This week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will then be closed Saturday-Monday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday when the semester begins. The Fall operating hours have been posted, as have the Fall holiday hours.

Section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin right away on Tuesday, September 2, at 3:30. The other sections will begin in late October.

Interlibrary loan services are now also available to students at Long Island University's Riverhead Library.



08/20 : Philosophy Database and End of Summer Hours
The Philosopher's Index is now available from Ebsco. The Ovid version will be going away soon. Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia has temporarily vanished from the Credo Reference collection of online reference books. (One can't help but wonder if it's because there's something in it that they don't want us to see.)

Because it's the end of the summer, the library will be closed this weekend. We will then be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will also be closed Labor Day weekend.



08/14 : Library Open This Sunday and Database News
Credo Reference has added seven new titles to their collection of online reference books, bringing the total up to 327. They are: Martial Arts of the World, the Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, the Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics, the Condensed Encyclopedia of Polymer Engineering Terms, the Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, and Public Opinion, Polling, and Democracy Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia.

The Associated Press is starting to transition its photographs away from its old AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive site to its new AP Images site. No new photographs have been added to the old site since early in June.

On the Social Sciences database page, a new section has been added for Miscellaneous. The online reference books grouped there had previously been mixed in the General section.

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



08/06 : Value Line and Other Database News
Our newest database is Value Line Investment Survey with financial data, analysis, and investment advice for approximately 1,700 stocks, 98 industries, and more. When you get to their page, you may have to click on the "*To continue and log in, please click here" link in order to get in.

Due to a corporate merger, the Philosopher's Index is now available from Ovid instead of WebSpirs. There was a problem with the links during the changeover, so you might have had problems accessing it over the past couple of days. This and the other Ovid databases, ATLA Religion Database and YourJournals@Ovid (containing the text of 80 nursing and allied health care journals), have been given a new user interface.

Credo Reference has also been given a new interface.

The links to the WilsonWeb databases are acting a little weird today. They seem to be working every other time that you click on them, so keep trying.



07/31 : Special Education Resources
Added three new online reference books and one new hardcopy reference book to the Special Education pathfinder. Our website has guides to library resources for many other subjects as well.

There's a new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery. We'll post more information as it becomes available.



07/29 : Online Reference Books
Credo Reference has added two new titles to their collection of online reference books: Nigeria's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook and the Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers, bringing the total number up to 320.


07/28 : Mark Your Calendars
The fall schedule of events and exhibits that are being sponsored by the Post Library Association has been posted.

Books classified at "C" (archaeology, genealogy, and other auxiliary sciences of history) have been moved to bookstack level 3.



07/24 : Passion and Misdeeds
The Special Collections Department has added all the Romance and Crime movie posters to their genre lists of films represented in their collection of over 6,000 posters for movies produced between 1942 and 1962. Elsewhere on our website, you can also view posters for the top 100 movies from all genres.


07/23 : New Online Reference Books
Take a deep breath: Credo Reference has added a whole bunch of new titles to their collection of online reference books:

In addition, they've replaced the Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia including Atlas and the Hutchinson World Weather Guide with the updated, combined edition, Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide. They've also replaced the 2006 edition of the Cambridge Guide to Literature in English with the downdated 1993 one (go figure).

Some more of the recently acquired titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library have been added to more of the database subject pages: the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Europe 1789 to 1914: An Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, and the United States Government Internet Manual.

Over on the Literature database page, a new section has been added for Literature by Period, although most of the online books cover only the Modern Period. A number of titles that had previously been listed under the more general, All Literatures, have been moved there. On the Science page, the Biography section has been expanded to include both Biography and History, with a bunch of new titles added along with old titles moved from the General section.

Whew.



07/17 : Databases with a New Look and Sunday Hours
Grove Art Online has changed its name to Oxford Art Online and has been given a new interface. It provides access to the full text of the Grove Dictionary of Art, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. The same goes for Grove Music Online which has become Oxford Music Online and contains the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music.

All the databases that are available through Ebsco have also been given a new interface.

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



07/15 : New Books (Yes, Books)
A list of new books that were recently added to the Center for Business Research's collection has been posted. If you're interested, lists of the Brentwood campus library's new books and videos are also available.

An era has come to an end. There are no longer any pay telephones in the building.

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



07/10 : Online Literature Reference Books and Library Open This Sunday
Credo Reference has added the Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature to its collection of online reference books. And while we're on the subject of literature databases, the following online books from the Gale Virtual Reference Library have also been added: the Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, 1914-2000, Harlem Renaissance, the Thematic Guide to American Poetry, the Thematic Guide to British Poetry, the Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, and the Thematic Guide to the American Novel.

Over on the Culture and Area Studies database page, Africa and the Middle East have been divided into separate sections. And a new section for Latin American Literature has been added to the database page for Literature. There's only one book there now, but you'll also be able to find plenty of reference information for Latin American literature through the books in the All Literatures section.

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



07/09 : (Dare I say it?) More Database News
Keesing's World News Archives moved its website without telling anyone, so if you have been having trouble getting to it, this was why. The links have all been changed. It provides the full text of articles from 2003 onward and excerpts from the text for 1931-2002.

Credo Reference has added Science in the Early Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia to its collection of online reference books.

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



07/08 : Still More Database News
Credo Reference has added the Encyclopedia of Ethics, the Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy, and the Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children to their collection of online reference books.

The titles listed on the philosophy database page have been organized in order to make browsing easier.

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



07/02 : More Database News
Credo Reference has added the Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology and the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 to their collection of online reference books.

The database pages for Biography and Media, Television, Communications, and Publishing have been reorganized, along with lots of cross-references, in order to make browsing easier.

The United States history database page has had the following titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library added to it: Harlem Renaissance, French and Indian War, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, the Columbia Companion to American History on Film, the Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains, the Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Northeast, the Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast, and the Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960.

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



07/01 : Database News
Credo Reference has added the following new titles to their collection of online reference books: the Encyclopedia of Insects, the Encyclopedia of the Solar System, the Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, the International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management, and the Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. The latter has an article that analyzes the science behind Jurassic Park.

The database pages for Zoology and Geography and Earth Sciences have been reorganized in order to make browsing easier.

Due to a corporate merger, Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life are no longer available from ABC-CLIO, but they are still available from Ebsco.

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



06/30 : Happy July
On Tuesday, the AFS International/Intercultural Program will be using the campus for its Departure Day activities, and the entrance near the library will be very busy with busses coming and going all day. You might find it easier to enter the campus through the east gate instead.

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



06/26 : Countries and Grammar
Credo Reference has added new editions of the CIA World Factbook, with population, government, and statistical information about all the countries of the world, and the Good Word Guide (formerly the Bloomsbury Good Word Guide), that covers English usage and grammar with an emphasis on British English. Also available is the American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style that emphasizes American English.

On Tuesday, the AFS International/Intercultural Program will be using the campus for its Departure Day activities, and the entrance near the library will be very busy with busses coming and going all day. You might find it easier to enter the campus through the east gate instead.



06/17 : Databases and Games in Library Instruction
On Wednesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present Dona McDermott leading a discussion on the use of games in library instruction. Game Studies have indicated that there is a genuine interest in and potential for libraries and librarians to use games for instruction. It begins at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

A new database available for a trial period is Value Line Research Center that provides stock quotes, company news, extensive graphing, market updates, portfolio tracking with alerts, analyst supplements in real time, educational programs, and more.

Cataloger's Desktop no longer requires a password to access it from either on or off campus.



06/12 : Artists' Reception, Movie Posters, Library Open This Sunday
The Special Collections Department has added a list of all the Drama and Horror films represented in their collection of over 6,000 posters for movies produced between 1942 and 1962. Look them over (if you dare). Elsewhere on our website, you can also view posters for the top 100 movies from all genres.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is Asian Brush Painting featuring the work of the recent Hutton House Lectures class. The artists' reception will be on Saturday from 1:00-3:00.

This Sunday, the library will be open 2:00-6:00. Happy Father's Day!

On Wednesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present Dona McDermott leading a discussion on the use of games in library instruction. Game Studies have indicated that there is a genuine interest in and potential for libraries and librarians to use games for instruction.



06/09 : Coming Exhibit and Sunday Hours
Coming this week, the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will be Asian Brush Painting featuring the work of the recent Hutton House Lectures class. The artists' reception will be on Saturday from 1:00-3:00.

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

Looking ahead: on June 18, the Library Brown Bag series will present Dona McDermott leading a discussion on the use of games in library instruction. Game Studies have indicated that there is a genuine interest in and potential for libraries and librarians to use games for instruction.



06/04 : Online Reference Books
Lots of new online reference books have been added to the database subject pages. From Credo Reference, there are the Handbook of Vegetable Pests, the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories, the International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent, Notable American Women: Completing the Twentieth Century, Word Origins: The Hidden Histories of English Words from A to Z, and the Handbook of Forensic Psychology: Resource for Mental Health and Legal Professionals. And from the Gale Virtual Reference Library, there are the Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, and the Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies.

From Campus Services: "During the weekend of June 6 - June 8, 2008 the Greek Orthodox Church will be using our lower facilities parking lots for its festival parking. In order to accommodate the vehicle and pedestrian traffic from the festival as well as the campus traffic, the East Gate of the campus will be restricted during the following dates and times: Friday, June 6, from 5 PM - 12 Midnight; Saturday, June 7, from 2 PM - 12 Midnight; Sunday, June 8, from 2 PM - 10 PM. All incoming traffic to the East Gate will be diverted west onto University Drive. There will be no exiting traffic at the East Gate. All exiting traffic will be sent to the West Gate. The area immediately inside the East Gate will be open ONLY for pedestrian traffic. If you have any questions please call my office at 299-2824. Thank you for your cooperation."

Looking ahead: on June 18, the Library Brown Bag series will present Dona McDermott leading a discussion on the use of games in library instruction. Game Studies have indicated that there is a genuine interest in and potential for libraries and librarians to use games for instruction.



06/03 : Gate Closing
From Campus Services: "During the weekend of June 6 - June 8, 2008 the Greek Orthodox Church will be using our lower facilities parking lots for its festival parking. In order to accommodate the vehicle and pedestrian traffic from the festival as well as the campus traffic, the East Gate of the campus will be restricted during the following dates and times: Friday, June 6, from 5 PM - 12 Midnight; Saturday, June 7, from 2 PM - 12 Midnight; Sunday, June 8, from 2 PM - 10 PM. All incoming traffic to the East Gate will be diverted west onto University Drive. There will be no exiting traffic at the East Gate. All exiting traffic will be sent to the West Gate. The area immediately inside the East Gate will be open ONLY for pedestrian traffic. If you have any questions please call my office at 299-2824. Thank you for your cooperation."


05/27 : Network Downtime This Weekend
From Information Technology: "On Saturday, May 31st 2008, the Facilities Department will be replacing the UPS that powers the Network Operations Center. During this time, all University systems will be unavailable. This includes PeopleSoft systems, University email, shared network drives, web applications and services. VPN access will also be unavailable during this time. Facilities work will begin at 8:00 AM and is expected to be completed by 8:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."


05/22 : Holiday Hours, Online Reference Books, Library Workshop
The library will be open 9:00-3:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday.

Added more online reference books from the Gale Virtual Reference Library to the subject guides for Biography, Business Directories, Business Reference Books, Computer Science, Directories, and Film, Theater, and Performing Arts. Also reorganized that last one.

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



05/21 : Military Database and Teddy Roosevelt
Our newest database is Public STINET, the Scientific and Technical Information Network produced by the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Technical Information Center. It broadly covers all areas associated with defense research including military, security, international politics, technology, sciences, social sciences, and more.

The Special Collections Department has completed the holdings list for the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, a comprehensive collection of over 3,000 books, pamphlets and documents concerning the life, times, and interests of our 26th President as well as Roosevelt's rich and prolific writings. The collection was donated by the Theodore Roosevelt Association in 1974.

A list of new books added to the Center for Business Research's collection has been posted.



05/20 : Trial Databases
Three new databases for a brief trial period are First Research, with profiles of industries, states, and provinces; MarketLine, with international profiles of industries, countries, and companies; and Britannica Online Academic Edition, with 65,000 articles covering all subjects and much more.


05/19 : New Exhibit
Just in time for summer vacation trips, the library's newest exhibit celebrates the National Parks of America with profiles of Acadia, Big Bend, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountain, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, and Yosemite as well as top ten lists of national parks, state parks, botanic gardens, waterfalls, and more.


05/06 : Congratulations Class of 2008!
From Wednesday, May 7 through Sunday, May 18, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 Mondays-Fridays and closed Saturdays-Sundays. On Monday, May 19, normal summer hours begin . The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Fall.

Credo Reference has added five new online reference books to their collection: Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Modern Criticism and Theory, Late Antiquity: A Guide to The Postclassical World, Marquis Who Was Who in America: 1985-Present, New Harvard Guide to Women's Health, and Black's Veterinary Dictionary. They've also updated their editions of Philip's Encyclopedia, Philip's World Factbook, and Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives.

On Friday, May 16, the Post Library Association will present Carol Tabler's lecture, Introducing Antoine Vollon: A 19th-Century Master Painter. Vollon's still-lifes and landscapes displayed an anti-academic, personal expressiveness that bridged the Impressionist and Modernist movements. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.

On Sunday, May 18, there will be an artists' reception for the new exhibit, Local Treasures: Artists Who Go Beyond Originality, downstairs in the Hutchin's Gallery from 4:00-6:00. The library will be open for the reception only.



05/04 : Extended Hours and Holiday Hours
The Library will be open until midnight on Sunday and until 1:00 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night Sunday through Monday morning.

The end of semester and summer holiday hours have been posted. The library will be open 9:00-5:00, Wednesday - Friday and closed the following Saturday and Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Fall.



04/30 : New Exhibit and Extended Hours
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of six C.W. Post students. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday evening from 5:00-8:00.

From now through May 6, the Library will have extended hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00, however Hillwood Commons will be open until midnight all days. The Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

After Friday, the Bookmark Café will be closed for the summer.



04/29 : Trial Medical Database and Extended Hours
A new trial database is Natural Standard that provides peer-reviewed information about complementary and alternative therapies, diet, nutrition, wellness, treatment effectiveness, medical conditions, products, and more.

From now through May 6, the Library will have extended hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00, however Hillwood Commons will be open until midnight all days. The Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday.



04/24 : Library Resources and Extended Hours
Added some new items to the Special Education pathfinder and the American Dream pathfinder. Pathfinder guides to library resources for many other subjects are also available.

From now through May 6, the Library will have extended hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00, however Hillwood Commons will be open until midnight all days. Starting April 29, the Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday.



04/23 : Political Database Trial and Extended Hours
The newest trial database is CQ Press Electronic Library with the full text of Congressional Quarterly's political science periodicals, encyclopedias, and reference books. CQ Researcher presents overviews of controversial topics. CQ Weekly covers Congress' activities each week. Also included are Guide to the Presidency, Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, Guide to U.S. Elections, The U.S. Constitution A to Z, Vital Statistics on American Politics, and more.

From now through May 6, the library will have extended hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00, however Hillwood Commons will be open until midnight.



04/22 : Library Extends Hours, Children's Illustrators, New Exhibit
From now through May 6, the library will have extended hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00, however Hillwood Commons will be open until midnight.

The Special Collections Department has created a finding aid for the Saidie Scudder Archival Collection. Part of the American Juvenile Collection of children's literature published from 1910-1960, it contains pre-publication illustrations and a variety of materials created by well known children's author-illustrators. And there's still time to see the exhibit of Illustrations by Berta and Elmer Hader that are also from the AJC.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the thesis projects of C.W. Post students.



04/17 : Dialect Lecture, Competency Exam, Holiday Hours, Extended Hours
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Professor Richard Auletta from the Foreign Language Department with Why We Speak the Way We Do, focusing on the ways in which American English has changed dramatically in both accent and idiom because of the movements of various communities, including those of Germans, Scots and Jews. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that begins in the library lobby at 8:00. (I'm tempted to use this as an opportunity to shamelessly plug my own, far less knowledgeable webpage about American Dialects, But I won't.)

On Friday will be the last Library Competency Exam of the semester. If you are graduating in May and haven't taken it yet, this will be your last chance. It begins at 12:00 noon in Humanities Hall, room 119.

In observance of Passover, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We will then begin extended hours for final exams on Monday.

A new database is ARTstor, a digital library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives.



04/16 : ARTstor, Multicultural Databases, Competency Exam, Friday Lecture
A new database is ARTstor, a digital library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives.

Reorganized the page of Ethnic Studies and Multiculturalism databases so that more groups get their own sections and lots of cross-references. Also added a whole bunch of new reference books to most of the sections - especially Native American - from the new Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) titles that we added to our online collection earlier this year. Also (again) added several new GVRL titles to the Statistics and Demographics database page. Additional new books can be found on the Culture and Area Studies page sections for Africa, Europe, and Latin America, as well as the Judaism section of the Religion page.

Credo Reference has added New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965 to their online collection. They also added an updated edition of the Dictionary of Accounting.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, April 17th 2008, Information Technology will be performing maintenance on the email server that you use to send and receive email. During this time, you will not be able to send or receive e-mail. Please be aware that any incoming email - email that is coming in during that period - WILL NOT BE LOST and will be delivered after the maintenance work is completed. Maintenance work will begin at 8:00 PM and we expect it to be completed by 9:30 PM. We have scheduled this maintenance in the evening 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."

On Friday will be the last Library Competency Exam of the semester. If you are graduating in May and haven't taken it yet, this will be your last chance. It begins at 12:00 noon in Humanities Hall, room 119.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Professor Richard Auletta from the Foreign Language Department with Why We Speak the Way We Do, focusing on the ways in which American English has changed dramatically in both accent and idiom because of the movements of various communities, including those of Germans, Scots and Jews. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that begins in the library lobby at 8:00. (I'm tempted to use this as an opportunity to shamelessly plug my own, far less knowledgeable webpage about American Dialects, But I won't.)

In observance of Passover, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We will then begin extended hours for final exams on Monday.



04/14 : Education Databases, Competency Exam, Friday Lecture
Reorganized the page of Education Databases with new sections to make browsing easier, including an Educational Technology section featuring nine new online books such as Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers and Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom. Many of the books also focus on the use of technology and computers in the college curriculum. Also new are the Almanac of American Education, with lots of statistics on the national, state, and county levels, and the Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

On Friday will be the last Library Competency Exam of the semester. If you are graduating in May and haven't taken it yet, this will be your last chance. It begins at 12:00 noon in Humanities Hall, room 119.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Professor Richard Auletta from the Foreign Language Department with Why We Speak the Way We Do, focusing on the ways in which American English has changed dramatically in both accent and idiom because of the movements of various communities, including those of Germans, Scots and Jews. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that begins in the library lobby at 8:00. (I'm tempted to use this as an opportunity to shamelessly plug my own, far less knowledgeable webpage about American Dialects, But I won't.)

In observance of Passover, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We will then begin extended hours for final exams on Monday.



04/13 : Competency Exam, Friday Lecture, and More
If you were having trouble accessing Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities lately, it was because they were redesigning their website. The links should be working now, but you have to click on the "Member Area" link on upper right when you get there.

The American Dream pathfinder has been updated with two new articles in online encyclopedias and an article in a new hardcopy encyclopedia.

On Friday will be the last Library Competency Exam of the semester. If you are graduating in May and haven't taken it yet, this will be your last chance. It begins at 12:00 noon in Humanities Hall, room 119.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Professor Richard Auletta from the Foreign Language Department with Why We Speak the Way We Do, focusing on the ways in which American English has changed dramatically in both accent and idiom because of the movements of various communities, including those of Germans, Scots and Jews. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that begins in the library lobby at 8:00. (I'm tempted to use this as an opportunity to shamelessly plug my own, far less knowledgeable webpage about American Dialects, But I won't.)

In observance of Passover, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We will then begin extended hours for final exams on Monday.



04/06 : New Database and a Teleconference
There are a whole bunch of new databases. The first is the InfoTrac Nursing and Allied Health Collection with the full text of over 300 journals, magazines, and newsletters in these fields, courtesy of the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Next, Credo Reference has added the Handbook of United States Economic and Financial Indicators, Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Notable American Women: 1607-1950, and Notable American Women: The Modern Period, bringing their online collection up to 280 titles. They've also replaced the old edition of Collins German Dictionary with a new one.

Also, there is a trial of SAGE eReference that provides access to 60 online encyclopedias and reference books.

On Friday will be the teleconference, Trends, Fads or Folly: Spotting Library Trends That Matter. It starts at 12:00 noon in the library instruction lab.



04/02 : More Trial Databases, Competency Exam, and Artists' Reception
Three new trial databases for your perusal are Play Index with publication information, cast analyses, and subject indexing of over 30,000 plays, Dun & Bradstreet's Million Dollar Database with information about 23 million public and private companies, and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online with 1,850 articles covering the whole sphere of economic thought.

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

On Sunday, there will be an artists' reception for the Hutchins Gallery exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors: The Second Annual Long Island Professional Artist's Showcase, from 1:00-4:00. Links to some of the artists' websites have also been added.



04/01 : Theodore Roosevelt, Posters, Trial, Competency Exam, Artists' Reception
The Special Collections Department has added a description and partial holdings list of the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, a comprehensive collection of over 3,000 books, pamphlets and documents concerning the life, times, and interests of our 26th President as well as Roosevelt's rich and prolific writings. The collection was donated by the Theodore Roosevelt Association in 1974. In addition, there are now several vintage movie posters accompanying the library's current Women's History Exhibits. They were selected from our collection of over 6,000.

A new trial service is RefShare, an add-on module to RefWorks that enables users to share their database of RefWorks citations with other people.

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

On Sunday, there will be an artists' reception for the Hutchins Gallery exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors: The Second Annual Long Island Professional Artist's Showcase, from 1:00-4:00.



03/30 : Action Movies, Psychiatry Database, Websites for Teachers

The Special Collections Department has added a list of all the action and adventure films represented in their collection of over 6,000 movie posters produced between 1942 and 1962. You can view posters for the top 100 movies in all genres online.

Our newest trial database is PsychiatryOnline, an online collection of full-text psychiatry reference books, periodicals, and textbooks.

On Tuesday, the School of Education's and the Instructional Media Center's Spring Into Technology workshops will conclude with Websites for Teachers. "Take a walk on the moon or stroll through the galleries of the Louvre in Paris. Go on an archaeological dig of Jamestown or view Thomas Edison's drawing of the light bulb - all with the click of a mouse. This workshop will introduce the best internet resources for educators. A sampling from a variety of K-12 subject areas will be demonstrated. The New York State Education Department website and how to evaluate a website will also be covered." It will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center from 3:45-5:00.

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

On Sunday, there will be an artists' reception for the Hutchins Gallery exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors: The Second Annual Long Island Professional Artist's Showcase, from 1:00-4:00.



03/27 : BookSale, BookSale, BookSale
The Post Library Association Annual Book Sale will continue through Friday and Saturday, and there's still lots of stuff available. In addition to books, there are also DVDs, CDs, videos, records, puzzles, and more. Everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday, the School of Education's and the Instructional Media Center's Spring Into Technology workshops will conclude with Websites for Teachers. "Take a walk on the moon or stroll through the galleries of the Louvre in Paris. Go on an archaeological dig of Jamestown or view Thomas Edison's drawing of the light bulb - all with the click of a mouse. This workshop will introduce the best internet resources for educators. A sampling from a variety of K-12 subject areas will be demonstrated. The New York State Education Department website and how to evaluate a website will also be covered." It will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center from 3:45-5:00.



03/25 : BookSale, Competency Exam, and Trial Databases
The newest database trials for you to explore are eighteen databases from Facts on File. They include World News Digest, with weekly news summaries dating back seventy years, and the history databases: American History Online, Modern World History Online, American Indian History Online, African-American History Online, American Women's History Online, Ancient & Medieval History Online, and Issues & Controversies in American History. Also included are the education databases: Curriculum Resource Center, Curriculum Resource Center: Junior Edition, and Today's Science, as well as the business oriented: Ferguson's Career Guidance Center and Personal & Business Forms. Rounding out the package are: World Atlas, Science Online, Issues & Controversies, Health Reference Center, and Bloom's Literary Reference Online.

The Post Library Association Annual Book Sale will run from Wednesday through Saturday. In addition to books, there are also DVDs, CDs, videos, records, and puzzles. On Wednesday, it will be open only to LIU students, faculty, and staff, as well as to PLA members, so you'll get the first chance to buy all the best stuff. On the other days, everyone is welcome.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 2:30 in Life Sciences 139.

Downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, the second annual Long Island Professional Artist's Showcase will be opening soon. The artists' reception will be on April 9.



03/24 : BookSale and Competency Exam
The Post Library Association Annual Book Sale will run from Wednesday through Saturday. On Wednesday, it will be open only to LIU students, faculty, and staff, as well as to PLA members, so you'll get the first chance to buy all the best stuff. On the other days, everyone is welcome.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 2:30 in Life Sciences 139.

Downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, the second annual Long Island Professional Artist's Showcase will be opening soon. The artists' reception will be on April 9.



03/16 : Spring Break Hours
During Spring Break, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed during the break.

On Monday, March 24, the School of Education's and the Instructional Media Center's Spring Into Technology workshops will present a demonstration of WebQuests, "online inquiry-oriented lesson formats that make an effective use of Internet resources". It will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center from 3:45-5:00.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday, March 26, at 2:30 in Life Sciences 139.

The Post Library Association Annual Book Sale will run from March 26 through March 29.



03/13 : Concert/Lecture, Online Reference Books, Spring Break Hours
On Friday, the Post Library Association invites you to hear The Parts of Ten Famous Songs You've Probably Never Heard, a musical evening with David Fuchs in which he will play and discuss ten famous songs, their forgotten verses, and the people who wrote them. All are welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Library lobby.

Credo Reference has added new editions of the Dictionary of Law and Debrett's People of Today.

The library will be open normal hours this Saturday and Sunday. During Spring Break, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. We will be closed the following Saturday and Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed during the break.



03/12 : New Exhibit, Software Demo, and Friday Concert
The new exhibit in the library's lobby celebrates National Women's History month with profiles of women honored by the National Women's History Project, artists, statistics, historical facts, and more.

A list of new books added to the Center for Business Research's collection has been posted.

On Thursday, Hao Zeng and the Digital Initiatives Department invite you to a demonstration of Moodle and DSpace. Moodle is an open source course management system that effectively assists educators in creating online learning communities. DSpace serves as an online repository system for the academic community and enables the archiving, storage, indexing and redistribution of research materials and publications in an online commons. It begins at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Friday, the Post Library Association invites you to hear The Parts of Ten Famous Songs You've Probably Never Heard, a musical evening with David Fuchs in which he will play and discuss ten famous songs, their forgotten verses, and the people who wrote them. All are welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Library lobby.

The library will be open normal hours this Saturday and Sunday. During Spring Break, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. We will be closed the following Saturday and Sunday.



03/11 : Turnitin Webcast, Database News, Software Demo, Concert
On Wednesday, the library will be holding a webcast on Plagiarism and Turnitin. It will focus on best practices in using Turnitin effectively to prevent and detect plagiarism. In addition, this online meeting will also demonstrate how to use this database on the WebCT platform. By simultaneously broadcasting this session at the Brooklyn Campus Library, we will be able to share experiences online with our Brooklyn colleagues. Follow the link for more information.

BioEngineering Abstracts, Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Abstracts, and Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts, have been absorbed into Biotechnology Research Abstracts.

On Thursday, Hao Zeng and the Digital Initiatives Department invite you to a demonstration of Moodle and DSpace. Moodle is an open source course management system that effectively assists educators in creating online learning communities. DSpace serves as an online repository system for the academic community and enables the archiving, storage, indexing and redistribution of research materials and publications in an online commons. It begins at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Friday, the Post Library Association invites you to hear The Parts of Ten Famous Songs You've Probably Never Heard, a musical evening with David Fuchs in which he will play and discuss ten famous songs, their forgotten verses, and the people who wrote them. All are welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Library lobby.

Saturday and Sunday, the library will be open normal hours. Spring break hours will begin on Monday.



03/10 : Too Much to List in a Headline (Wow)
On Wednesday, the library will be holding a webcast on Plagiarism and Turnitin. It will focus on best practices in using Turnitin effectively to prevent and detect plagiarism. In addition, this online meeting will also demonstrate how to use this database on the WebCT platform. By simultaneously broadcasting this session at the Brooklyn Campus Library, we will be able to share experiences online with our Brooklyn colleagues. Follow the link for more information.

Two new trial databases are ReferenceUSA with information about businesses, health care providers, and individuals; and the Cambridge Companions Complete Collection with the full text of over 170 books covering literature, philosophy, religion, culture, and ancient Greek and Roman civilization.

The Special Collections Department has added a list of all the westerns represented in their collection of over 6,000 movie posters produced between 1942 and 1962. You can view posters for the top 100 movies in all genres online. There's also a new description of the Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection.

On Thursday, Hao Zeng and the Digital Initiatives Department invite you to a demonstration of Moodle and DSpace. Moodle is an open source course management system that effectively assists educators in creating online learning communities. DSpace serves as an online repository system for the academic community and enables the archiving, storage, indexing and redistribution of research materials and publications in an online commons. It begins at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Friday, the Post Library Association invites you to hear The Parts of Ten Famous Songs You've Probably Never Heard, a musical evening with David Fuchs in which he will play and discuss ten famous songs, their forgotten verses, and the people who wrote them. All are welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Library lobby.

Saturday and Sunday, the library will be open normal hours. Spring break hours will begin on Monday.



03/09 : Software Demonstrations and Concert/Lecture
On Monday, the School of Education's and the Instructional Media Center's Spring Into Technology workshops will present Visual Learning with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData, graphic organizing programs that help you to visualize, think, be creative, and understand data. It will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center from 3:45-5:00.

On Thursday, Hao Zeng and the Digital Initiatives Department invite you to a demonstration of Moodle and DSpace. Moodle is an open source course management system that effectively assists educators in creating online learning communities. DSpace serves as an online repository system for the academic community and enables the archiving, storage, indexing and redistribution of research materials and publications in an online commons. It begins at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Friday, the Post Library Association invites you to hear The Parts of Ten Famous Songs You've Probably Never Heard, a musical evening with David Fuchs in which he will play and discuss ten famous songs, their forgotten verses, and the people who wrote them. All are welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Library lobby.



03/05 : Science Fiction, Webcast, and Software Demo
The Special Collections Department's webpage has been redesigned, and they've added a list of all the science fiction movies represented in their collection of over 6,000 movie posters produced between 1942 and 1962. You can also view posters for the top 100 movies in all genres online.

On Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will present the webcast, Library Spaces: Future Need, in which "panelists will address design and function in all types of libraries, and explore creative ways of configuring current and future library spaces to meet new services". It runs from 12:00-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Monday, the School of Education's and the Instructional Media Center's Spring Into Technology workshops will present Visual Learning with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData, graphic organizing programs that help you to visualize, think, be creative, and understand data. It will take place downstairs in the Instructional Media Center from 3:45-5:00.



03/03 : Movie Posters, Competency Exam, Workshops, and Webcast
The Special Collections Department has a collection of over 6,000 movie posters produced from 1942-1962. Complete lists of all the comedies and musicals have just been posted, and you can view images of the posters for the top 100 movies as well.

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

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Campus Blood Drive. Please donate if you can. Call (516) 299-2611 for details.

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

On Wednesday, the School of Education's and the Instructional Media Center's Spring Into Technology workshops will present SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics from 3:45-5:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will present the webcast, Library Spaces: Future Need, in which "panelists will address design and function in all types of libraries, and explore creative ways of configuring current and future library spaces to meet new services". It runs from 12:00-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.



02/27 : Online Reference Books, Competency Exam, Workshops, and More
Credo Reference has added the Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy to their collection of online reference books. They've also added new editions of the Collins Dictionary of Medicine, the Dictionary of Business, Marquis Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, the New Penguin Dictionary of Science, the Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Design Since 1900, the Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers, and the Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers.

Added the newest Academy Award nominees (no winners this year) to our African Americans in Motion Pictures page.

All the 2007 announcements from this page have been archived for posterity.

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

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Campus Blood Drive. Please donate if you can. Call (516) 299-2611 for details.

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

On Wednesday, the School of Education's and the Instructional Media Center's Spring Into Technology workshops will present SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics from 3:45-5:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.



02/25 : The African American Experience and More Events
On Wednesday will be the lecture, Traveling the New York City African American Experience: 1623-1830, with urban anthropologist Sherrill Wilson discussing the people, places and events that document the role of the African people in 17th and 18th centuries New York City. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 12:30, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. It's accompanied by our African American History Month exhibits in the lobby.

The schedule of events sponsored by the Post Library Association has been posted.



02/20 : Computer and Security Databases and New Exhibit
Two new trial databases for your enjoyment are Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies, an online reference library of information about computers, communications, and the IT industry, and Security Management Practices, that provides information about facility security, IT and network security, financial and legal security, business continuity, biometrics, risk and crisis management, public safety, personnel security, and security technology. The trial period for Gale's Nursing Resource Center with Allied Health has been extended so that you can compare it with Ebsco's Nursing Reference Center.

Manga, a new exhibit, features sixteen original drawings by Christina Tumminello and takes a look at the history and characteristics of Japanese comics along with explorations of the various genres, such as shojo (girls' comics), and manga's adoption by the west. Also on display are examples of manga books and magazines, as well as Japanese fans and other artifacts.

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

On Wednesday will be the lecture, Traveling the New York City African American Experience: 1623-1830, with urban anthropologist Sherrill Wilson discussing the people, places and events that document the role of the African people in 17th and 18th centuries New York City. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 12:30, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. It's accompanied by our African American History Month exhibits.



02/14 : Finding Peer-Reviewed Journals, Holiday Hours, March Events
On Friday, as part of the Teaching and Learning Initiative's Teaching with Technology Workshop, Navigating the Technical World, the library's Robert Battenfeld and Wendy Roberts will present "Locating Peer-reviewed Journals Using Ulrichsweb and Cabell's". Registration is required for the day's events.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and open 12:00-8:00 on Monday.

In March, the School of Education and the Instructional Media Center will present a series of workshops called Spring Into Technology 2008 that will present introductions to educational technology resources like SmartBoards, Inspiration, Kidspiration, InspireData, WebQuests, and websites for teachers.



02/13 : Children's Authors, Valentine's Day Contest, Competency Exam, Lectures, Holiday Hours
The Special Collections Department has added a taste of their Joan Hoerger Fern Place Elementary School Library "Letters to Authors Project" collection to their website. It consists of letters written by famous children's authors - such as Judy Blume, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Charles Schultz, Dr. Seuss, and many others - in response to letters that the children wrote to them for a school project. It's an archival collection that is part of the American Juvenile Collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960. There is an extensive Reference Collection, as well as some children's books in foreign languages. They also added a brief description of the Sadie Scudder Archival Collection of illustrations and pre-publication materials created by well-known childrens' authors in the AJC's time period.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities can now be searched from off campus.

There's a jar of candy hearts at the reference desk. Guess how many are in it, and you could win the jar. The first person to guess correctly wins, and the top ten correct guesses will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Thursday at 2:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science Doctoral Colloquium will present CIDOC CRM: A Cultural Heritage Ontology for Interoperability, Preservation and Reuse with Dr. Stephen Stead discussing this "international standard ontology for mapping cultural heritage resources to facilitate resource sharing among repositories by providing semantic interoperability". (The link is to a PDF document.)

On Friday, as part of the Teaching and Learning Initiative's Teaching with Technology Workshop, Navigating the Technical World, the library's Robert Battenfeld and Wendy Roberts will present "Locating Peer-reviewed Journals Using Ulrichsweb and Cabell's". Registration is required for the day's events.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and open 12:00-8:00 on Monday.



02/12 : Valentine's Day Contest, Competency Exam, Lectures, Holiday Hours
There's a jar of candy hearts at the reference desk. Guess how many are in it, and you could win the jar. The first person to guess correctly wins, and the top ten correct guesses will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Thursday at 2:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science Doctoral Colloquium will present CIDOC CRM: A Cultural Heritage Ontology for Interoperability, Preservation and Reuse with Dr. Stephen Stead discussing this "international standard ontology for mapping cultural heritage resources to facilitate resource sharing among repositories by providing semantic interoperability". (The link is to a PDF document.)

On Friday, as part of the Teaching and Learning Initiative's Teaching with Technology Workshop, Navigating the Technical World, the library's Robert Battenfeld and Wendy Roberts will present "Locating Peer-reviewed Journals Using Ulrichsweb and Cabell's". Registration is required for the day's events.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and open 12:00-8:00 on Monday.



02/11 : Database News, Competency Exam, Lectures, Holiday Hours
The Business Source Premier database has changed it's interface, but you can get to something like the old interface by clicking on the "Advanced Search" tab.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Thursday at 2:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science Doctoral Colloquium will present CIDOC CRM: A Cultural Heritage Ontology for Interoperability, Preservation and Reuse with Dr. Stephen Stead discussing this "international standard ontology for mapping cultural heritage resources to facilitate resource sharing among repositories by providing semantic interoperability". (The link is to a PDF document.)

On Friday, as part of the Teaching and Learning Initiative's Teaching with Technology Workshop, Navigating the Technical World, the library's Robert Battenfeld and Wendy Roberts will present "Locating Peer-reviewed Journals Using Ulrichsweb and Cabell's". Registration is required for the day's events.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and open 12:00-8:00 on Monday.



02/10 : Trial Databases, Competency Exam, and Lectures
Two new trial database are Nursing Reference Center that provides access to drug information, evidence-based care sheets, patient information handouts, continuing education modules, daily FDA updates, reference books, and more. Educational Administration Abstracts covers educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Thursday at 2:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science Doctoral Colloquium will present CIDOC CRM: A Cultural Heritage Ontology for Interoperability, Preservation and Reuse with Dr. Stephen Stead discussing this "international standard ontology for mapping cultural heritage resources to facilitate resource sharing among repositories by providing semantic interoperability". (The link is to a PDF document.)

On Friday, as part of the Teaching and Learning Initiative's Teaching with Technology Workshop, Navigating the Technical World, the library's Robert Battenfeld and Wendy Roberts will present "Locating Peer-reviewed Journals Using Ulrichsweb and Cabell's". Registration is required for the day's events.



02/07 : Exhibits, Competency Exam, and Lectures
In celebration of African American History Month, the library is presenting three exhibits. Created by the Upstate History Alliance, Respect for Diversity: Valuing Our Museums, Libraries and the Communities They Create highlights the importance of diversity in communities and examines the rich diversity of New York State as well as the ways our cultural institutions work to represent that diversity in their collections. Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism displays selected resources from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History as well as materials from the library's collections, including vintage movie posters. From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas features materials from the library, the U.S. Library of Congress, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. And, on February 27, there will be the lecture, Traveling the New York City African American Experience: 1623-1830. More about that later.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on February 14 at 2:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on February 14, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science Doctoral Colloquium will present CIDOC CRM: A Cultural Heritage Ontology for Interoperability, Preservation and Reuse with Dr. Stephen Stead discussing this "international standard ontology for mapping cultural heritage resources to facilitate resource sharing among repositories by providing semantic interoperability". (The link is to a PDF document.)

On February 15, as part of the Teaching and Learning Initiative's Teaching with Technology Workshop, Navigating the Technical World, the library's Robert Battenfeld and Wendy Roberts will present "Locating Peer-reviewed Journals Using Ulrichsweb and Cabell's". Registration is required for the day's events.



02/06 : New Online Reference Books
Forty new online reference books - covering educational technology, ethnic studies, literature, history, and more - have been added to the Gale Virtual Reference Library, bringing the total to 266. They're listed individually only on the alphabetic list of databases for now, but they'll soon be added to the various subject listings as well. You can also search through all 266 at once.


01/30 : Communications and More Public Affairs
There are two new trial databases: Communication Abstracts from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts covers communication and related disciplines - such as broadcasting, journalism, film, public relations, marketing, and speech. Compare it with our existing trial of Communication and Mass Media Complete from Ebsco. Also, we've added a trial of PAIS Archive that supplements our existing trial of PAIS International with coverage of the 20th century's public and social policies and issues back to 1915.

The dates of this year's Post Library Association Book Sale have been announced.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.



01/27 : Holiday Hours and Public Affairs Database
The newest trial database is PAIS International that covers current and historical perspectives on the significant political, economic, social, and cultural issues that affect international and local communities, countries, governments, and society.

The schedule of holiday and extended hours for the Spring semester has been posted.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop will begin on Monday. (If you signed up for Section 3, it begins in March).



01/23 : Welcome Back! (A Little Late)
Scroll down a bit to see all the new databases and online reference books that were added during the break. There are some new trial databases too.

The Hutchins Gallery is currently exhibiting Found Drawing, featuring the art of Rim, Jai Kwang and Dialogue, featuring the art of Lee, Sang-Bong.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop will begin on Thursday, January 24. Section 2 begins on Monday. (If you signed up for Section 3, it begins in March).



01/17 : Online Reference Books, Trial Databases, and Holiday Hours
Credo Reference has added four new reference books to their online collection: the Dictionary of Existentialism, the Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy, Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained, and Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia. They've also added new editions of Collins Italian Dictionary, Collins Spanish Dictionary, and the Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics.

Three new trial databases are: Communication and Mass Media Complete, Public Administration Abstracts, and Urban Studies Abstracts.

Added a guide to using Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, January 17th, Information Technology will be performing maintenance on the University network and systems. During this time, Internet connectivity, Email and network files storage access may be intermittently unavailable. Maintenance work will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be completed by 11:00 p.m. We have scheduled this maintenance to have least impact on regular working hours; however, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause."

The library will be closed Saturday and Sunday and open 9:00-5:00 on Monday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop will begin on January 22. Section 4 begins on January 24.



01/16 : Information for Authors and Network Downtime
Our newest database is Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities that provides publication and submission information for Business, Education, Library Science, and Psychology journals.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, January 17th, Information Technology will be performing maintenance on the University network and systems. During this time, Internet connectivity, Email and network files storage access may be intermittently unavailable. Maintenance work will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be completed by 11:00 p.m. We have scheduled this maintenance to have least impact on regular working hours; however, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause."

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday, and open 9:00-5:00 on January 21. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22. The Bookmark Café will resume operation then as well.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop will begin on January 22. Section 4 begins on January 24.



01/14 : Trial Database and Library Hours
The newest trial database is Nursing Resource Center with Allied Health that provides the full text of medical encyclopedias, nursing textbooks, and 540 journals, as well as over 200 multimedia animations.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday, and open 9:00-5:00 on January 21. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22. The Bookmark Café will resume operation then as well.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop will begin on January 22. Section 4 begins on January 24.



01/10 : Library Hours and Moving Stuff
The library will be closed Saturday-Sunday and then be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday. We will also be closed the following weekend and open 9:00-5:00 on January 21. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22. The Bookmark Café will resume operation then as well.

All the volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography have been moved downstairs to the Reference Annex, but the full text of them is also available online in the Literature Resource Center database.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop will begin on January 22. Section 4 begins on January 24.



01/08 : New Books (Online and Hardcopy)
Credo Reference has added three new online books to their collection: the Dictionary of Italian Literature, the Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature, and the Handbook of Environmental Sociology.

The January list of acquisitions in the Center for Business Research has been posted.

ProQuest Psychology Journals is no longer available, but there are still many psychology journals that can be accessed through PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Psychology: A Sage Full-Text Collection, and our other databases.

This week, Reference Commons and the Circulation/Reserve Department will be open 9:00-8:00, Monday-Thursday, with the other departments remaining open until 5:00. All departments will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday. The library will be closed Saturday-Sunday. All departments will be open 9:00-5:00 next week. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

The 2008 Calendar has been posted for your enjoyment.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop will begin on January 22. Section 4 begins on January 24.



01/07 : Happy New Year!
The 2008 Calendar has been posted for your enjoyment.

This week, Reference Commons and the Circulation/Reserve Department will be open 9:00-8:00, Monday-Thursday, with the other departments remaining open until 5:00. All departments will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday. The library will be closed Saturday-Sunday. All departments will be open 9:00-5:00 next week. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

The Library Workshop Schedule has been posted. Section 1 will begin on January 22.



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