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

What's New Archive 2009
Current Announcements


12/21 : Happy Holidays!
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday and closed December 24-27. Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 10:00-8:00 on Dec 28-30. The library will be closed Dec 31 to January 1, open 9:00-4:00 on Jan 2, and closed Jan 3. We will be open 9:00-8:00 on Jan 4-7, 9:00-5:00 on Jan 8, and 9:00-4:00 on Jan 9. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Spring semester begins.

The Interlibrary Loan Office will be closed beginning Thursday, December 24, and will reopen on Monday, January 4. Any requests submitted during this period will not be processed until after the office reopens.

A trial database that will be available for a brief time is the English Language Learner Reference Center. It provides articles designed to support English language proficiency for people who are new to the English language. Subjects covered include science, history, civics, life skills, and literature, along with audio/text-to-speech support, illustrations, and more.

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been posted. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at C.W. Post, you can go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page. It can be browsed either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you.

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



12/16 : Accounting Database and Extended Hours
Our newest database is BNA's Tax and Accounting Center that offers practitioners a comprehensive array of analysis, news, primary sources, and practice tools covering federal, international, and state tax issues and financial accounting.

The library has extended its hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center lounge will be open overnight from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday nights. The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.

The Bookmark Café will be closed from December 18 to January 19.



12/15 : Extended Hours
The library has extended its hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center lounge will be open overnight from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday nights. The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.

BNA Daily Report for Executives and BNA Human Resources Library are no longer available.



12/09 : New Exhibit, Competency Exam, and Extended Hours
The new art exhibits in the Hutchins Gallery are Drive by Christine Eisenhaur, Metamorphosis by Regina Fontana, and Branching Forms by Kimberly Michele Vukov.

Volume 104 of the International Directory of Company Histories has been added to the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given on Friday, December 11, at 11:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

The library has extended its hours for the final exams that begin next week. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open twenty-four hours for several days (more specific information will be posted once there's an official announcement). The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.



12/07 : Extended Hours, Business Databases, and Competency Exam
The library has extended its hours for the final exams that begin next week. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open twenty-four hours for several days (more specific information will be posted once there's an official announcement). The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.

There are two new databases from the Bureau of National Affairs that will be of interest to Business, Accounting, and Political Science students. The BNA Daily Report for Executives provides daily news coverage of state, national, and international legislation, court decisions, enforcement actions, tax regulations, trade, and economic developments. The BNA Human Resources Library covers federal and state compliance requirements, policy-making, employee management, tax codes and other workplace issues of interest to HR professionals, consultants, accountants, and attorneys, along with productivity tools and forms.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given on Friday at 11:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.



12/02 : Database News and Email Downtime
The Catalogers Desktop database redesigned its website which interfered with our access for a while. The link should be working fine now. Users will be asked to create their own accounts when they log in for the first time. InPrint : Publishing Opportunities for College Librarians is still having the technical difficulties that we reported back in September. You can find similar information in Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities and our trial of Ebsco's Publishing Opportunities Database (but that will expire soon).

Fixed some broken links on the Government Websites page.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Information Technology will be performing routine maintenance on the University E-mail System. E-mail will be inaccessible during this period however, all e-mails will be delivered at its conclusion. Please note that access to voicemail (touch-tone), telephones, My LIU, and Internet connectivity will not be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office."

Beginning on Monday, the library will extend its hours for final exams, which will begin the following week. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.



12/01 : Another New Exhibit and Artist's Reception
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Ads in Action: Serving the Public. It presents a sampling of public service campaigns that focus on issues such as education, preventive health care, strengthening families, community well being, environmental preservation, improving the quality of life for children, and more. Our other exhibit, Gender and Advertising, which includes advertisements from the 1800s to the present that demonstrate how men and women have been depicted over time and what messages are conveyed to the viewers is also still available.

On Wednesday, there will be an artist's reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, Translations of Transitions, featuring the M.A. thesis work of Richard Hoschler. It will run from 5:00-8:00.

Beginning on December 7, the library will extend its hours for final exams, which will begin the following week. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.

The holiday and January hours have been posted.



11/30 : New Exhibit and Artist's Reception
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is Translations of Transitions, featuring the M.A. thesis work of Richard Hoschler. The artist's reception will be on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00.

Beginning on December 7, the library will extend its hours for final exams, which will begin the following week. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays.

The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.



11/23 : More Holiday Hours and Final Exam Hours
In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday. We will then be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and back to normal hours, 12:00-8:00, on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed Wednesday through Sunday.

Beginning on December 7, the library will extend its hours for final exams that will begin the following week. We will be open until 1:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays.

The campus schedule for final exams is available as a PDF file.

Looking further ahead, the December holiday hours have also been posted.



11/22 : Holiday Hours and Final Exams
In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday. We will then be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and back to normal hours, 12:00-8:00, on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed Wednesday through Sunday.

The schedule for final exams has been posted (it's a PDF file). Shortly before they begin, the library will extend its operating hours so that you can study late into the night (more about that soon).



11/18 : Library Competency Exam
On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will be given at 12:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving weekend, the library will be open 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday. We will then be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and back to normal hours, 12:00-8:00, on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed Wednesday through Sunday.



11/17 : Database News, Blood Drive, Competency Exam
The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is no longer available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, but we still have access to it through Ebsco, FirstSearch, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Credo Reference has updated its edition of the Dictionary of Literary Symbols.

On Wednesday, the Fall '09 Blood Bus will be outside Hillwood Commons from 10:00-2:00. If you missed the last blood drive, here's another chance. No appointment necessary. Call (516) 299-2800 for more information.

On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will be given at 12:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.



11/15 : New Exhibit, Blood Drive, Competency Exam
Another new exhibit in the library is Google and Books which displays articles, books, and webpages that examine the search engine giant's evolving relationship with books, publishers, and libraries. Included are looks at Creative Commons licenses and the Google Book Settlement Agreement, along with the legal and copyright issues involved in making out-of-print, copyrighted, and public domain material available online.

On Wednesday, the Fall '09 Blood Bus will be outside Hillwood Commons from 10:00-2:00. If you missed the last blood drive, here's another chance. No appointment necessary. Call (516) 299-2800 for more information.

On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will be given at 12:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.



11/11 : New Exhibit, FAQs, Database News, Wine Lecture
The new exhibit in the library lobby, Gender and Advertising, includes a variety of advertisements from the 1800s up through the present day to examine how they depicted men and women over time, defined social expectations, and promoted stereotypes using words, images, violence, fear, intimacy, and sex to play on people's desires and foster insecurities.

The Frequently Asked Questions page has been updated with new information about theses, education portfolios, where you can go to study after the library closes, where you can get help with any classes that may be giving you trouble, and a few revisions of existing information.

The Westlaw Campus database is now available remotely so that you can access it from home.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Louisa Thomas Hargrave's lecture Pioneering Wine: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines of Creating a New Wine Region. As the co-founder of Long Island's first vineyard and winery in 1973, Hargrave will offer insights into the wine business and lessons she learned that other innovators can benefit from. Her stories of over thirty years in the wine business bring humor and poignancy to the audience's understanding of what it takes to make a bottle of wine. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 on the main floor of the library.

Next Wednesday, the Fall '09 Blood Bus will be outside Hillwood Commons from 10:00-2:00. If you missed the last blood drive, here's another chance. No appointment necessary. Call (516) 299-2800 for more information.



11/09 : WebQuests, Poetry, and Wine
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present an educational technology workshop on WebQuests, online inquiry-oriented lesson formats that make an effective use of Internet resources to provide a rich, technology-enabled environment for team participation, research, and collaboration. It begins downstairs at 3:00.

Also on Wednesday, the Poetry Center will be presenting a poetry reading downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery at 7:30.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Louisa Thomas Hargrave's lecture Pioneering Wine: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines of Creating a New Wine Region. As the co-founder of Long Island's first vineyard and winery in 1973, Hargrave will offer insights into the wine business and lessons she learned that other innovators can benefit from. Her stories of over thirty years in the wine business bring humor and poignancy to the audience's understanding of what it takes to make a bottle of wine. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 on the main floor of the library.



11/05 : Corporate Histories, Artists' Reception, Competency Exam, and More
The newest addition to our collection of online reference books is the over one hundred volumes of the International Directory of Company Histories. They cover the historical development of over 10,000 of the world's most important companies with information on each company's mission, goals, ideals, key dates, historic milestones, subsidiaries, divisions, operating units, competitors, number of employees, sales figures, and more. They're part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

On Saturday there will be an artists' reception for the exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery that features work from the Art League of Nassau County. It will run from 2:00-4:00.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday at 3:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present an educational technology workshop on WebQuests, online inquiry-oriented lesson formats that make an effective use of Internet resources to provide a rich, technology-enabled environment for team participation, research, and collaboration. It begins downstairs at 3:00.

The Cataloger's Desktop database is having some technical problems on their end this week. If you have been having trouble getting on, this may be why. The RefWorks service may also still be having problems.



11/02 : Don't Forget to Vote, Health Database, New Exhibit
Our newest database for people in the healthcare fields is the Cochrane Library that provides access to literature reviews that explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments, medications, surgery, education, and more. Each review contains such information as: plain language summaries, background, objectives, descriptions of studies, results, discussion, reviewers' conclusions, potential conflicts of interest, references, comments, criticisms, and more.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs features work from members of the Art League of Nassau County. The artists' reception will be on Saturday from 2:00-4:00.

There was a problem with access to the databases from Ebsco earlier this evening, but it seems to be better now.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on next Monday at 3:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.



10/28 : Library Competency Exam and Internet's 40th Anniversary
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 4:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

The Internet came into being forty years ago on October 29, 1969 when computers at the Stanford Research Institute and UCLA were connected. It went into service on November 21, and two more sites were added. That number grew to ten by the end of the following year. Email began in 1971. The general public wasn't able to get on until 1989, but, by 2008, ninety percent of people aged 18 to 34 had access.



10/22 : Autism Resources, Blood Drive, Lecture, Competency Exam
A few new items have been added to our pathfinder to online resources for Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

There will be a Blood Drive in Hillwood Commons on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00am-10:00pm. Here's a video. Please donate if you can. (There will be prizes....)

On Wednesday, the Library and the Foreign Language Department will present Dr. Erica Frouman-Smith and Dr. Jorge Rosario to discuss Social Commitment and the Latin American Writer as part of our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. It will take place downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 12:30-1:30, and everyone is invited. You also still have time to enjoy or lobby exhibit, Latinos Leading in a Global Society.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 4:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.



10/21 : Library Workshop, Library Ethics Lecture, and More
Credo Reference has updated its online versions of the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary to the newest editions. They have also added twenty-four all-new books that will be listed here soon.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (room 220).

On Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will present a Ph.D. Colloquium discussion of information freedom, information ethics, and the role of the information professional with Barbara M. Jones, entitled Librarians Shushed No More: The Connecticut Four, the USA PATRIOT Act, and Library Ethics. Barbara M. Jones earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Library Science from Columbia University. Dr. Jones currently is an International Library Consultant and Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin/Madison's School of Library and Information Studies, and the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Studies. Dr. Jones recently retired as University Librarian at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. It begins at 7:00, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in Hillwood Commons from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Please donate if you can.

Next Wednesday, the Library and the Foreign Language Department will present Dr. Erica Frouman-Smith and Dr. Jorge Rosario to discuss Social Commitment and the Latin American Writer as part of our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. It will take place downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 12:30-1:30, and everyone is invited. You also still have time to enjoy or lobby exhibit, Latinos Leading in a Global Society.



10/20 : Database Downtime, E-Portfolio Demo, Library Workshop, Ph.D. Colloquium
The ebrary database of online books will be going down for maintenance on Tuesday night from 9:00-11:00. We apologize for the inconvenience.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of Digital or E-Portfolios for Students and Teachers as a measure of individual work and professional presentations from 3:45-5:00. Make your teaching career easier and register now.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (room 220).

On Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will present a Ph.D. Colloquium discussion of information freedom, information ethics, and the role of the information professional with Barbara M. Jones, entitled Librarians Shushed No More: The Connecticut Four, the USA PATRIOT Act, and Library Ethics. Barbara M. Jones earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Library Science from Columbia University. Dr. Jones currently is an International Library Consultant and Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin/Madison's School of Library and Information Studies, and the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Studies. Dr. Jones recently retired as University Librarian at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. It begins at 7:00, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.



10/19 : Business Reference, Ed Tech Demo, Library Workshop
Volumes 14 and 15 have been added to our online versions of the Business Plans Handbook from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. We've also updated the Encyclopedia of Small Business and the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine to their newer third editions.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of Digital or E-Portfolios for Students and Teachers as a measure of individual work and professional presentations from 3:45-5:00. Make your teaching career easier and register now.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (room 220).

The guide to APA Citation Style has been updated to reflect the changes in the new sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Look upon it and despair. In a nutshell, some of the major changes are: doublespace all lines -- new formats for wikis and ERIC documents -- include up to seven authors' names instead of six -- additional rules and examples for different kinds of websites, blogs, and videos -- reinstate the distinction between journals that are paginated by issue and by volume -- include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for hardcopy sources, and what you should do when there is no DOI -- in parenthetical references, the title of a webpage with no author should be placed in quotes, instead of italics, but it may still be italicized in the reference list (huh?) -- and much more, so be sure to also read the notes at the end that explain what is being shown in the examples.



10/15 : Poetry Reading, Ed Tech Demo, Library Workshop, New APA Style
On Monday, "the C.W. Post Poetry Center will present a night of poetry featuring Ted Greenwald and Uche Nduka. Uche Nduka is a poet, essayist and photographer who was born and educated in Nigeria. Nduka is the author of seven volumes of poems, the latest of which is titled Eel on Reef. Ted Greenwald is the author of more than 30 books of poetry including In Your Dreams, 3, Two Wrongs (in collaboration with Hal Saulson), and The Up and Up." It begins downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery at either at 7:00 or 7:30 (we're getting conflicting information).

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of Digital or E-Portfolios for Students and Teachers as a measure of individual work and professional presentations from 3:45-5:00. Make your teaching career easier and register now.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (room 220).

The guide to APA Citation Style has been updated to reflect the changes in the new sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Look upon it and despair. In a nutshell, some of the major changes are: doublespace all lines -- new formats for wikis and ERIC documents -- include up to seven authors' names instead of six -- additional rules and examples for different kinds of websites, blogs, and videos -- reinstate the distinction between journals that are paginated by issue and by volume -- include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for hardcopy sources, and what you should do when there is no DOI -- in parenthetical references, the title of a webpage with no author should be placed in quotes, instead of italics, but it may still be italicized in the reference list (huh?) -- and much more, so be sure to also read the notes at the end that explain what is being shown in the examples.



10/14 : New APA Citation Style, Poetry Reading, Movie Posters
The guide to APA Citation Style has been updated to reflect the changes in the new sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Look upon it and despair. In a nutshell, some of the major changes are: doublespace all lines -- new formats for wikis and ERIC documents -- include up to seven authors' names instead of six -- additional rules and examples for different kinds of websites, blogs, and videos -- reinstate the distinction between journals that are paginated by issue and by volume -- include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for hardcopy sources, and what you should do when there is no DOI -- in parenthetical references, the title of a webpage with no author should be placed in quotes, instead of italics, but it may still be italicized in the reference list (huh?) -- and much more, so be sure to also read the notes at the end that explain what is being shown in the examples.

The Special Collections Department has added all the posters for Children's Movies 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.

On Monday, "the C.W. Post Poetry Center will present a night of poetry featuring Ted Greenwald and Uche Nduka. Uche Nduka is a poet, essayist and photographer who was born and educated in Nigeria. Nduka is the author of seven volumes of poems, the latest of which is titled Eel on Reef. Ted Greenwald is the author of more than 30 books of poetry including In Your Dreams, 3, Two Wrongs, in collaboration with Hal Saulson, and The Up and Up." It begins downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery at 7:30.



10/07 : Art Exhibit, Competency Exam, Upcoming Lecture
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of C.W. Post students: Jillian Ajamy, Shanna Felice, Jessica Henn, Heejin Jang, Leigh Ann Klein, Beata Kruk, Joe McNally, Allison Meriwether, and Meredith Toto.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 1:00 in Life Sciences room 139. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On October 28, a guest lecture in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring Dr. Erica Frouman-Smith and Dr. Jorge Rosario from C.W. Post's Foreign Language Department, will take a look at Social Commitment and the Latin American Writer. It accompanies our current exhibit, Latinos Leading in a Global Society, to which some of our vintage movie posters have recently been added. Everyone is welcome.

The Faculty Technology Resource Center has announced its schedule of fall workshops.

A revised version of our APA citation style page, based on the sixth edition of the publication manual, is in the works. That's why there have been fewer postings here lately. Enjoy the old version while you can.



10/01 : Homecoming and Family Day
The college has lots of events planned this weekend for Homecoming and Family Day. Don't miss out on the fun.

There has been a change to the schedule of library competency exams. The December test date has been moved from the fourth to the eleventh. The first one this semester will be on October 13.



09/29 : SmartBoard Demo, New Databases, Movie Posters, Competency Exams
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics from 3:45-5:00. Make your teaching career easier and register now.

The Wilson company's well known selection guides for librarians have made the jump to the online arena and are now available:

Education majors will also find them to be useful guides to children's literature.

The Special Collections Department has added all the posters for movies about animals 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.

There has been a change to the schedule of library competency exams. The December test date has been moved from the fourth to the eleventh. The first one this semester will be on October 13.

Added a section for Comics & Graphic Novels to the page of literature databases.



09/24 : More Exhibits, Database Info, Business Resources, Whiteboard Demo
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the new exhibit in the library lobby, Latinos Leading in a Global Society, profiles some of the major figures from the worlds of literature, government, entertainment, science, education, and sports. We also have temporary access to the databases, Latino Literature, Caribbean Literature, and Latin American Women Writers, that provide the full text of fiction, poetry, plays, and more by writers from these regions as well as by Latino writers in the United States.

What makes you happy? How badly do you want it? What do you do in times of adversity? What defines your experiences? How do you perceive things? How do you show loyalty? How do you show gratitude? How do you define leadership? These are the questions asked on posters displayed throughout the library as part of the college's Common Read Program of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Each question is accompanied by a quote from Pausch to serve a starting point for your own thoughts about life's basic questions.

The producer of the database, InPrint: Publishing Opportunities for College Librarians, is having technical difficulties with providing access that they don't expect to be resolved for several weeks. Meanwhile, you can get similar information from Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities and from our trial of Ebsco's Publishing Opportunities Database that will run through November 8.

The library pathfinder to Company and Industry Information Sources has been updated. This is only one of the many guides that can help you to get started with your research.

This Friday through Sunday, C.W. Post will host the first Experience Long Island Fringe Festival, featuring theatre, dance, music, films, art exhibits, and more from Long Island's most creative artists and performers in fifteen venues all over the campus. Access bracelets are on sale at the Tilles Center that will allow you to purchase tickets at individual performance sites right before the performance begins. You do not need to purchase a bracelet to attend free events. Here's the press release and a PDF of the schedule and map.

On Wednesday the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics from 3:45-5:00. Make your teaching career easier and register now.



09/22 : Exhibits, Exhibits, Exhibits
There are three new exhibits scattered around Reference Commons on the library's main floor. Christopher Columbus: An Ongoing Voyage explores the encounters that changed the world, taking a look at the peoples of the Americas before their contact with Columbus and the European incursions, claims, and conquests that would continue throughout the sixteenth century and beyond. Instructional Media Center: Not Just Books features some of the toys, games, puzzles, kits, and other items in the IMC's collection that are available for Education students to use in their lesson plans. And Notable Italian-American Politicians features profiles of past and present politicians such as Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, Vito Marcantonio, Geraldine Ferraro, Mario Cuomo, and Nancy Pelosi.

The pathfinder to International Finance Information Sources has been updated. This is one of many guides to help you get started with your research.

This Friday through Sunday, C.W. Post will host the first Experience Long Island Fringe Festival, featuring theatre, dance, music, films, art exhibits, and more from Long Island's most creative artists and performers in fifteen venues all over the campus. Access bracelets are on sale at the Tilles Center that will allow you to purchase tickets at individual performance sites right before the performance begins. You do not need to purchase a bracelet to attend free events. Here's the press release and a PDF of the schedule and map.

And, as part of the university's celebration of Constitution Week, another exhibit in the library's lobby is Founding Fathers, featuring profiles of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and more. Also on view are copies of the Bill of Rights, parts of the Constitution that have been subject to conflicting interpretations, and more. On the library's website, you can find the full text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.



09/17 : Glen Cove History Lecture, Latin American Literature, H1N1 Virus
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Finding History: Glen Cove, featuring the Art Department's Joan Harrison. Author of Glen Cove: Images of America, she will present a visually rich exploration of the history of Glen Cove and discuss the circuitous quest for the photographs to fill her book. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

In honor of Latin American History Month, Alexander Street Press has made its Latino Literature, Caribbean Literature, and Latin American Women Writers databases available for a trial period. They provide the full text of fiction, poetry, plays, and more by writers from these regions as well as by Latino writers in the United States.

You can get information about the H1N1 and other flu viruses from the Influenza (Flu) : Evidence-based Medical Information database. It includes sections of material written specifically for patients, nurses, and doctors. We also have access to many other databases containing nursing resources, medical journals and medical encyclopedias.

As part of the university's celebration of Constitution Week, the new exhibit in the library's lobby is Founding Fathers, featuring profiles of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and more. Also on view are copies of the Bill of Rights, parts of the Constitution that have been subject to conflicting interpretations, and more. On the library's website, you can find the full text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.



09/16 : Children's Literature Database, Downtime, Friday Lecture
A new database that we have for a trial period is TeachingBooks.net that provides multimedia resources relating to children's and young adult books, including audio and video clips of authors and illustrators, books-on-tape readings, book discussion guides, lesson ideas, and more.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, September 17th, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Information Technology will be performing routine maintenance on the LIU Website (http://www.liu.edu ). During this time, the LIU Website will be inaccessible. Please note that access to email, voicemail, telephones, PeopleSoft systems, My LIU, and Internet connectivity will not be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office."
During this time, you should still be able to access the library's databases, but you may not be able to get to our web pages that link to them. You can try to go in through the Brooklyn Campus Library's database page if that is still working. Feel free to contact the Reference Desk at 299-2305 if you need help.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Finding History: Glen Cove, featuring the Art Department's Joan Harrison. Author of Glen Cove: Images of America, she will present a visually rich exploration of the history of Glen Cove and discuss the circuitous quest for the photographs to fill her book. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.

As part of the university's celebration of Constitution Week, the new exhibit in the library's lobby is Founding Fathers, featuring profiles of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and more. Also on view are copies of the Bill of Rights, parts of the Constitution that have been subject to conflicting interpretations, and more. On the library's website, you can find the full text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.



09/15 : New Exhibit, Educational Technology Demos, Friday Lecture
As part of the university's celebration of Constitution Week, the new exhibit in the library's lobby is Founding Fathers, featuring profiles of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and more. Also on view are copies of the Bill of Rights, parts of the Constitution that have been subject to conflicting interpretations, and more. On the library's website, you can find the full text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution from famous people and a pathfinder to library resources.

The Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will be presenting a series of educational technology demonstrations. The first will be SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics on September 30 at 3:45.

Fixed a few links on the Baby Panda page. We dare you not to say "Awwww".

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Finding History: Glen Cove, featuring the Art Department's Joan Harrison. Author of Glen Cove: Images of America, she will present a visually rich exploration of the history of Glen Cove and discuss the circuitous quest for the photographs to fill her book. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.



09/14 : Library Competency Exam, Online Music Scores, Local History Lecture
The schedule of library competency exams for the fall semester has been posted. The first one will be on Tuesday, October 13. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

A new database is the IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library that provides access to thousands of music scores from both the classical repertoire and contemporary composers.

There was a problem with accessing the CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork that has been cleared up. When you get there, they will ask you to enter your email address and register for an account.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Finding History: Glen Cove, featuring the Art Department's Joan Harrison. Author of Glen Cove: Images of America, she will present a visually rich exploration of the history of Glen Cove and discuss the circuitous quest for the photographs to fill her book. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.



09/09 : Trial Database and Artists' Reception
A new database available for a brief trial period is the Publishing Opportunities Database that provides submission guidelines, formatting requirements, and contact information for thousands of journals and conferences. Try it out, and let us know what you think.

There were some technical problems with access to the PsycINFO, PsycArticles, and Naxos Music Library databases the past week, but they should be ok now.

Free looseleaf binders are available on a cart in the downstairs hallway. Help yourself while they last.

There will be a memorial service for Dr. Joseph Shenker on Saturday at 1:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119.

Also on Saturday will be the artists' reception for the Tri-County Artists of Long Island exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. It will run from 2:00-4:00.



09/08 : Database News
Two new databases now available for your use are the Points of View Reference Center that provides essays on the multiple sides of controversial issues and SocINDEX with Full Text that offers comprehensive coverage of sociology and its related areas, such as criminology, ethnic studies, gender studies, social work, anthropology, history, and more. The latter database replaces Sociological Abstracts that is no longer available.

The MLA International Bibliography, that covers literature, language, linguistics, film, theatre, folklore, and more, is now available from Ebsco instead of ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey. It comes with the MLA Directory of Periodicals that provides information about literature and language journals, including editorial contact information and submission guidelines. Literature Online (LION) and the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature are no longer available, but there are still plenty of other literature databases that provide access to both reference books and journal articles, such as Magill on Literature Plus, Literature Criticism Online, the Literature Resource Center, the Twayne Authors Series, and dozens of specialized titles from Credo Reference and the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

There will be a memorial service for Dr. Joseph Shenker on Saturday at 1:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119.

Also on Saturday will be the artists' reception for our new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery that features the work of the Tri-County Artists of Long Island. It will run from 2:00-4:00.



09/03 : Welcome Class of 2013 (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. If you'd like to see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections, you can go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page. It can be browsed either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you.

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 260 databases from home. Returning students should call or visit the Circulation Desk (516-299-2303) 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.

Everyone is invited to a Welcome Barbeque on Monday at 5:00 in Riggs Park. There will also be a blood drive there from 5:00-8:00. Please donate if you can. For more information about the blood drive, call (516) 299-2800.

Section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop will begin on Tuesday at 3:30. Section 2 begins on October 22.

There will be a memorial service for Dr. Joseph Shenker on Saturday, September 12, at 1:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119.

Also on the 12th will be the artists' reception for our new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery that features the work of the Tri-County Artists of Long Island. It will run from 2:00-4:00.

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

In database news: the Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic Library Trends and Statistics database, provides 2007 and 2006 information on staff, usage, faculty, salaries, services, circulation, collections, expenditures, electronic resources, and more. A password is required to access this from both on-campus and off-campus computers. Please inquire at the Reference Desk or call (516) 299-2305. The InfoTrac Nursing and Allied Health Collection database is no longer available, but we still have access to CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and other Nursing databases. The education database, ERIC: Education Resources Information Center, is now also available from Ebsco. And a section for Post Colonial Literature has been added to the Literature databases page.

Credo Reference has added the following titles to their collection of online reference books, bringing their total up to 408:

They have also updated their editions of:

In addition, the Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to 265 reference books. And ebrary provides access to over 42,600 online books of all kinds. On a related subject, we also have online access the full text of over 46,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers.

The Interlibrary Loan Department has implemented the ILLiad interlibrary loan system that will enable you to create an account (so that you won't have to reenter your personal information each time you use it) and keep track of your interlibrary loan requests. Sign up now! The old forms are still available too if you prefer using those.

Some new guides to the library's online resources highlight Oxford Art Online, which provides access to the full text of the 34 volume Grove Dictionary of Art and other art reference books. ARTstor is a digital library of over 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. And the ISI Web of Science citation databases, which include Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, not only index articles within these disciplines but also their reference lists in order to track a publication's impact on its field. Many more guides are also available on the library's Getting Started page.

The Special Collections Department has begun creating a geographic index to the holdings in the Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection of materials pertaining to Long Island History.

The Government Information Department page now has more links to popular government publications, and a new link was added to the African American Art on the Internet page.

Gardens of the World, the new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons, takes a look at gardens in America, China, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain spanning from the fifteenth century to today - including the floral gardens here at C.W. Post. Also on view are photos of Mimi Gross' life-sized sculpture, "Portrait of Success: Garden in Harlem", that recreated an actual Harlem garden along with its gardeners, as well as a look at floral influences in the design of clothing through the ages.

An episode of the tv series, Royal Pains was filmed on campus. Several on-set photos have been posted.

You can scroll down for even more information.



09/02 : Using Library Resources and Library Hours
Another new guide to library's online resources highlights Oxford Art Online which provides access to the full text of the 34 volume Grove Dictionary of Art and other art reference books for a total of over 45,000 articles. It joins the recently added guides to ARTstor and the ISI Web of Science citation databases. Many more guides are available on the library's Getting Started page.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 this week and closed Saturday through Monday. On Tuesday, September 8, we will resume normal hours.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of the Tri-County Artists of Long Island. The artists' reception will be on September 12.



09/01 : Library Guides, New Exhibit, Library Hours
Two new instruction guides to library resources feature ARTstor, a digital library of over 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, covering many time periods and cultures, and the ISI Web of Science citation databases (including Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index), that not only index articles within these fields, but also their reference lists in order to track a publication's impact on its field.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of the Tri-County Artists of Long Island. The artists' reception will be on September 12.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 this week and closed Saturday through Monday. On Tuesday, September 8, we will resume normal hours.



08/31 : Library Hours
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 this week and closed Saturday through Monday. On Tuesday, September 8, we will resume normal hours.


08/27 : Library Hours
The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 the following week.

The Fall semester hours and holiday hours have been posted.



08/25 : Post Library Association
The Fall schedule of events for the Post Library Association has been posted.

The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 the following week.



08/24 : Government Information Links
The Government Information Department page now has more links to popular government publications.

The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 the following week.



08/17 : New Books
The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been posted. If you'd rather see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at C.W. Post, you can go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page. It can be browsed either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you.


08/11 : Sunday Hours
The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00.


08/02 : New Books
The list of July acquisitions in the Center for Business Research has been posted. You can also get regular updates of new acquisitions in the CBR, as well as all other library collections, from the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page.


07/30 : My LIU Downtime
From Information Technology: "On Thursday July 30th, Information Technology will be performing a system upgrade to the PeopleSoft system. From 9 pm today through tomorrow, Friday, July 31st, 6 AM, access to PeopleSoft systems and My LIU will be temporarily unavailable. All other systems will not be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office."


07/23 : More Online Reference Books
Credo Reference has added the following titles to their collection of online reference books: They have also updated their edition of Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions.

Added a section for Post Colonial Literature to the Literature database page.



07/22 : Women's Issues Online
Credo Reference has added 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies and Key Concepts in Feminist Theory and Research to their collection of over 400 online reference books.


07/13 : Sunday Hours
The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00.


07/06 : WebQuests Demo and Sunday Hours
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present an educational technology workshop on WebQuests, online inquiry-oriented lesson formats that make an effective use of Internet resources to provide a rich, technology-enabled environment for team participation, research, and collaboration. It begins downstairs at 3:00.

Also on Wednesday, there will be a blood drive in Hillwood Commons from 1:30-7:00. Please donate if you can.

An episode of the tv series, Royal Pains, will be filmed on campus on July 6-8. During filming, the Equestrian Center will be restricted to the cast, extras, and production personnel. The eastern-most portion of the Gold parking lot (by the football field area) will be closed. On July 8, portions of Gold Coast Road may be intermittently closed during the daytime to film a car scene (more information).

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



07/01 : Garden Exhibit, Holiday Hours, WebQuests, Campus News
Gardens of the World, the new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons, takes a look at gardens in America, China, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain spanning from the fifteenth century to today - including the floral gardens here at C.W. Post. Also on view are photos of Mimi Gross' life-sized sculpture, "Portrait of Success: Garden in Harlem", that recreated an actual Harlem garden along with its gardeners, as well as a look at floral influences in the design of clothing through the ages.

The library will be closed Friday through Sunday. On these days, the Hillwood Commons Café will be open only for breakfast and lunch (10:00-2:00). Box dinner meals may be pre-ordered for pick-up during these hours. Please call extension 2473 for details.

An episode of the tv series, Royal Pains, will be filmed on campus on July 6-8. During filming, the Equestrian Center will be restricted to the cast, extras, and production personnel. The eastern-most portion of the Gold parking lot (by the football field area) will be closed. On July 8, portions of Gold Coast Road may be intermittently closed during the daytime to film a car scene (more information).

On Wednesday, July 8, the Instructional Media Center will present an educational technology workshop on WebQuests, online inquiry-oriented lesson formats that make an effective use of Internet resources to provide a rich, technology-enabled environment for team participation, research, and collaboration. It begins downstairs at 3:00.

Also on July 8, there will be a blood drive in Hillwood Commons from 1:30-7:00. Please donate if you can.



06/30 : Online Reference Books and Holiday Hours
Credo Reference has updated its online editions of the Hutchinson Chronology of World History and the Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide.

The library will be closed Friday through Sunday. On these days, the Hillwood Commons Café will be open only for breakfast and lunch (10:00-2:00). Box dinner meals may be pre-ordered for pick-up during these hours. Please call extension 2473 for details.

An episode of the tv series, Royal Pains, will be filmed on Campus on June 29-30 and July 6-8. During filming, the Equestrian Center will be restricted to the cast, extras, and production personnel. The eastern-most portion of the Gold parking lot (by the football field area) will be closed. On July 8, portions of Gold Coast Road may be intermittently closed during the daytime to film a car scene (more information).



06/29 : Digital Portfolio Demo, Holiday Hours, Campus News
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present an educational technology workshop on Digital and E-Portfolios, a creative means for students and teachers to demonstrate their individual and collaborative work, technological abilities, and achievements over a period of time. It begins downstairs at 3:00.

Also on Tuesday, AFS International/Intercultural Programs Inc. will be using the parking lot by Hillwood Commons for their Departure Day activities. Seventy-five buses will be coming and going through the west gate of the campus, so the east gate will be a better choice for everyone else.

The library will be closed Friday through Sunday. On these days, the Hillwood Commons Café will be open only for breakfast and lunch (10:00-2:00). Box dinner meals may be pre-ordered for pick-up during these hours. Please call extension 2473 for details.

An episode of the tv series, Royal Pains, will be filmed on Campus on June 29-30 and July 6-8. During filming, the Equestrian Center will be restricted to the cast, extras, and production personnel. The eastern-most portion of the Gold parking lot (by the football field area) will be closed. On July 8, portions of Gold Coast Road may be intermittently closed during the daytime to film a car scene (more information).



06/23 : Digital Portfolios
Next Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present an educational technology workshop on Digital and E-Portfolios, a creative means for students and teachers to demonstrate their individual and collaborative work, technological abilities, and achievements over a period of time. It begins downstairs at 3:00.


06/18 : Interlibrary Loans and Artist Demos
The Interlibrary Loan Department has implemented the ILLiad interlibrary loan system that will enable you to create an account (so that you won't have to reenter your personal information each time you use it) and keep track of your interlibrary loan requests. Sign up now! The old forms are still available too if you prefer using those.

On Friday morning, there will be a dedication ceremony for the new fountain in front of Humanities Hall.

On Saturday, sculptor Kiril Tzotchev, one of the artists currently showing in the exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors, will be presenting a demonstration of his art at 2:30 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Tuesday, the last of the Post Library Association's artist demonstrations will feature painter Liz Jorg Masi, one of the artists currently showing in the exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors. It will take place at 2:30 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.



06/15 : Artist Demos and Campus Events
On Tuesday, painter Ruth Baderian, one of the artists currently showing in the exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors, will be presenting a demonstration of her art at 2:30 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, brought to you by the Post Library Association.

The Faculty Technology Resource Center has announced its schedule of summer workshops.

On Friday morning, there will be a dedication ceremony for the new fountain in front of Humanities Hall.

On Saturday, Sculptor Kiril Tzotchev, one of the artists currently showing in the exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors, will be presenting a demonstration of his art at 2:30 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, brought to you by the Post Library Association.



06/10 : Sunday Hours, Network Downtime, Weekend Parking, Artist Demo
Credo Reference has replaced the Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography with the newer Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography.

From Information Technology: "On Friday June 12th, Facilities will be performing an electrical power upgrade to the Mary Lai building at University Center. As a result, power will be shut down at 5 pm on Friday, June 12th through noon, Saturday, June 13th. During this time, access to all University systems including email, voicemail, telephones, PeopleSoft systems, Web applications, My LIU, and Internet (at CW Post Campus and University Center) will be temporarily unavailable." This will likely also affect your ability to access library databases from home during these hours.

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

This weekend, the neighboring Greek Orthodox Church will be holding its annual festival and making use of our adjoining parking lots. The East Gate to the campus will be closed on Friday evening and on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings. On these days, campus traffic should use the West Gate (near the library) instead.

On Tuesday, painter Ruth Baderian, one of the artists currently showing in the exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors, will be presenting a demonstration of her art at 2:30 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, brought to you by the Post Library Association.



06/09 : Tech Demonstration and Art Demonstration
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present a technology workshop on Visual Learning with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData, graphic organizing programs that help you to visualize, think, and be creative. It begins downstairs at 3:00.

Also on Wednesday, sculptor Alice Riordan, one of the artists currently showing in the exhibit, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors, will be presenting a demonstration of her art at 2:30 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. All of this is brought to you by the Post Library Association.

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

From Information Technology: "On Friday June 12th, Facilities will be performing an electrical power upgrade to the Mary Lai building at University Center. As a result, power will be shut down at 5 pm on Friday, June 12th through noon, Saturday, June 13th. During this time, access to all University systems including email, voicemail, telephones, PeopleSoft systems, Web applications, My LIU, and Internet (at CW Post Campus and University Center) will be temporarily unavailable."



06/03 : Art Exhibit, Artists' Reception, Art Demonstrations, and More
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is the third annual Long Island professional artist's showcase, Seven Painters and Seven Sculptors, featuring the work of Ruth Baderian, Leslie Barnett, Arthur Bernstein, Daniel C. Brown, Alex Chwick, Nanette Fluhr, Dan Fusco, Donna Harlow Moraff, David T. Haussler, Liz Jorg Masi, Shawn MacAvoy, Alice Riordan, Marie Sheehy Walker, and Kiril Tzotchev. The artists' reception will be on Saturday from 1:00-4:00. Throughout the month there will be a series of artist demonstrations, beginning next Wednesday with Alice Riordan.

Also next Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present a technology workshop on Visual Learning with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData, graphic organizing programs that help you to visualize, think, and be creative.



06/01 : SmartBoard Demo and Databases
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present a technology workshop on SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics.

There are two more trial databases now available for your perusal. FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals - Full Text indexes 340 scholarly and popular film periodicals and identifies libraries with special collections. ProQuest Central provides the full text of 8,840 periodicals in all subject areas, as well as dissertations and international business market reports.

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been posted. If you'd rather see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at C.W. Post, you can go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page that can be browsd either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you.

The InfoTrac Nursing and Allied Health Collection database is no longer available, but we still have access to CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and other Nursing databases.

The Pratt Recreation Center will be closed this week for yearly maintenance. The gymnasium, multipurpose room, and racquetball courts will be closed for refinishing through June 21.



05/27 : Education Database, Trials, and Educational Technology Workshop
The education database, ERIC: Education Resources Information Center, is now also available from Ebsco.

There are a whole bunch of new databases that will be available for a brief trial period:

Let us know which ones you like.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present a technology workshop on SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics.



05/26 : Online Reference Books
Credo Reference has added the following reference books to their online collection: They have also updated their editions of:

Added a new link to the African American Art on the Internet page.



05/19 : Technology Workshops, Reception, and Concert
The Instructional Media Center has announced its summer schedule of Technology Workshops. The first one will take place on June 2 and will cover SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard Basics. Future workshops will cover Inspiration, Kidspiration, InspireData, E-Portfolios, and WebQuests.

On Sunday, there will be a reception and book release party for the Hutchins Gallery exhibit, Notations 21: Breaking The Boundaries, a display of "musical scores created by composers whose creativity could not be confined by the staff and clef of traditional western notation" that accompanies a new book by C.W. Post alumna Theresa Sauer. It will feature a concert by Long Island composer Martin Sebastian Loyato, a book-signing by the author, and light refreshments.

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

The Library Competency Workshop schedule for the fall semester has been posted.



05/18 : Exhibit, Reception, Concert, and More
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is Notations 21: Breaking The Boundaries, featuring a display of "musical scores created by composers whose creativity could not be confined by the staff and clef of traditional western notation." Accompanying a new book by C.W. Post alumna Theresa Sauer, this exhibit celebrates innovative "musical notation that employs an appreciative aesthetic for both its aural and visual beauty." On Sunday, there will be a reception and book release party featuring a book-signing by the author, a concert by Long Island composer Martin Sebastian Loyato, and light refreshments.

The 2007 data has been added our newest database, the Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic Library Trends and Statistics, with information on staff, usage, faculty, salaries, services, circulation, collections, expenditures, electronic resources, and more. A password is required to access this from both on-campus and off-campus computers. Please inquire at the Reference Desk or call (516) 299-2305.

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



05/06 : Congratulations Graduates! (and Plato Lecture, New Database, Library Hours)
On Wednesday, the library will close at 9:15 p.m. after the last exam in the building has finished. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Thursday-Friday.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Philosophical Kingship: Political Ideal or Political Delusion, featuring C.W. Post's Professor Michael Soupios discussing the philosophical, moral, and intellectual assumptions underlying Plato's philosopher-king, his assessment of democracy, and his aesthetic theory and its relation to politics. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

It's too late for some of you, but our newest database is the Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic Library Trends and Statistics with data for individual libraries that includes staff, usage, faculty, salaries, services, circulation, collections, expenditures, electronic resources, and more. A password is required to access this from both on-campus and off-campus computers. Please inquire at the Reference Desk or call (516) 299-2305.

Some more information has been added about our three current exhibits.

The library will be closed Saturday-Sunday. We will then be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed the following weekend. The Bookmark Café will be closed for the summer. Normal summer hours will begin on Monday, May 18.



05/05 : Plato Lecture and Library Hours
The Final Exams Schedule (PDF) has been posted, and the library has extended its hours so that you can study. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday night. The Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all Tuesday night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, the library will close after the last exam in the building has finished, probably sometime between 10:30 and 11:00. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Thursday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday. We will then be open 9:00-5:00 on the following Monday-Friday and closed the following weekend.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Philosophical Kingship: Political Ideal or Political Delusion, featuring C.W. Post's Professor Michael Soupios discussing the philosophical, moral, and intellectual assumptions underlying Plato's philosopher-king, his assessment of democracy, and his aesthetic theory and its relation to politics. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

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



05/01 : Long Island History, Movie Posters, Extended Hours
The Special Collections Department has begun creating a geographic index to the holdings in the Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection of materials pertaining to Long Island History.

The list of vintage movie posters that are currently on display as part of our new exhibit, Hands and Feet: Many Expressions - Many Meanings, has been posted.

The Final Exams Schedule (PDF) has been posted, and the library has extended its hours so that you can study. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, Hillwood Commons is open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

The college website has also added some useful swine flu information.



04/29 : New Exhibit, Trial Database, Extended Hours
The new exhibit in the library lobby, Hands and Feet: Many Expressions - Many Meanings, takes a look at the different practical and decorative uses of hands and feet throughout history and across cultures, including: greetings, customs, footwear, units of measurement, art, symbolism, artificial limbs, and more.

Our new trial database is Communication Abstracts that provides access to the published literature on communication theory, mass communication, interpersonal communication, and related disciplines such as film, speech, marketing, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, and more.

The Final Exams Schedule (PDF) has been posted, and the library has extended its hours so that you can study. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, Hillwood Commons is open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

The college website has also added some useful swine flu information.



04/27 : Extended Hours
The library has extended its hours in preparation for final exams. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, Hillwood Commons is open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as the following Sunday through Tuesday.


04/23 : Library Conference, Database, Exhibit, Extended Hours
On Friday, the library will be hosting the continuing education conference, The Proactive Library ... Staying Ahead of the Game: Dealing with Problems in the Modern Library, presented by the Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.

Our new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Geometry and Islamic Art that takes a look at tiles, frieze groups, wallpaper or crystallographic groups, architecture, and more.

For Library Science students (and any interested others), our newest database is Guide to Reference. Based on Balay's Guide to Reference Books, it provides reviews of recommended reference books, both hardcopy and online, as well as free websites, metasites, directory sites, and portals. (Also reorganized that section of the database page a little to bring some things to the top).

Fixed a big error on the Biographical movie posters page that was added yesterday (but let's just pretend that it was never there in the first place).

The library has extended its hours in preparation for final exams. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, Hillwood Commons is open until midnight every day. Next week, the Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as the following Sunday through Tuesday.



04/22 : Extended Hours, Movie Posters, Library Conference
The library has extended its hours in preparation for final exams. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, Hillwood Commons is open until midnight every day. Next week, the Interfaith Center Lounge will be open all night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (4/29-4/30), as well as the following Sunday through Tuesday (5/3-5/5).

The Special Collections Department has added all the posters for Documentaries, Spy Movies, Biblical Movies, Fantasy Movies, and Biographical Movies 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.

On Friday, the library will be hosting the continuing education conference, The Proactive Library ... Staying Ahead of the Game: Dealing with Problems in the Modern Library, presented by the Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.



04/20 : Technology Demo, Extended Hours, Online Reference Books, Library Conference
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present a hands-on computer workshop on Smartboards, WebQuests and E-Portfolios for Students and Teachers from 4:30-6:00 for the LIU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and other members of the LIU community. Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P.

Also on Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams that will begin next week.

Credo Reference has added the Penguin Dictionary of Biology and Who Was Who at Waterloo: A Biography of the Battle to their collection of online reference books. They've also replaced the Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations with Jablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations and updated to the newer editions of Marquis Who's Who in America, Marquis Who Was Who in America: 1985-present, and Marquis Who's Who in the World.

On Friday, the library will be hosting the continuing education conference, The Proactive Library ... Staying Ahead of the Game: Dealing with Problems in the Modern Library, presented by the Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.



04/19 : Databases, Technology Demo, Library Conference, Extended Hours
There are two new trial databases from Facts on File. World news Digest summarizes and organizes all major political, social, and economic news events from 1940 to the present day, along with primary source documents, timelines, an hourly news feed, and more. Issues and Controversies explores hot topics in politics, government, business, education, and popular culture, providing a range of opinions, including pro-and-con statements, interviews with experts, statistics, editorials, and more.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present a hands-on computer workshop on Smartboards, WebQuests and E-Portfolios for Students and Teachers from 4:30-6:00 for the LIU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and other members of the LIU community. Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P.

Also on Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams that will begin next week.

On Friday, the library will be hosting the continuing education conference, The Proactive Library ... Staying Ahead of the Game: Dealing with Problems in the Modern Library, presented by the Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.



04/16 : Friday Lecture, Artist's Reception, Change in Extended Hours
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present author Monica Randall to discuss Gatsby's Long Island, based on her book, Mansions of the Gold Coast. It will feature little known details about the infamous Woodward murder case, the mysterious F.W. Woolworth mansion in Glen Cove with its network of secret passageways, and Ferguson's Castle built atop a cliff in Huntington that is said to be haunted. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.

On Sunday, there will be an artist's reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, The Art of Susie Gack Peele. It will run from 2:00-5:00.

On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams that will begin the following week.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present a hands-on computer workshop on Smartboards, WebQuests and E-Portfolios for Students and Teachers from 4:30-6:00 for the LIU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and other members of the LIU community. Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P.

On April 24, the library will be hosting the continuing education conference, The Proactive Library ... Staying Ahead of the Game: Dealing with Problems in the Modern Library, presented by the Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.

The Philosopher's Index is no longer available from Ovid, but it is still available from Ebsco.



04/15 : Links, Friday Lecture, Artist's Reception, Extended Hours
The page of Web Links for Business has been updated, as has the page of links for African and African American Art.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present author Monica Randall to discuss Gatsby's Long Island, based on her book, Mansions of the Gold Coast. It will feature little known details about the infamous Woodward murder case, the mysterious F.W. Woolworth mansion in Glen Cove with its network of secret passageways, and Ferguson's Castle built atop a cliff in Huntington that is said to be haunted. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.

On Sunday, there will be an artist's reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, The Art of Susie Gack Peele. It will run from 2:00-5:00.

On Monday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams that begin the following week.

On April 24, the library will be hosting the continuing education conference, The Proactive Library ... Staying Ahead of the Game: Dealing with Problems in the Modern Library, presented by the Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.



04/13 : Art Exhibit, New Books, Friday Lecture, Conference
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is The Art of Susie Gack Peele featuring a variety of subjects in different media. The artist's reception will be on Sunday from 2:00-5:00.

The list of new books in the Center for Business Research has been posted. You can also get regular updates of new acquisitions in the CBR, as well as all other library collections, from the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present author Monica Randall to discuss Gatsby's Long Island, based on her book, Mansions of the Gold Coast, with little known details about the infamous Woodward murder case, the mysterious F.W. Woolworth mansion in Glen Cove with its network of secret passageways, and Ferguson's Castle built atop a cliff in Huntington that is said to be haunted. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.

Next Monday, the library will begin extended hours for final exams that begin the following week.

On April 24, the library will be hosting the continuing education conference, The Proactive Library ... Staying Ahead of the Game: Dealing with Problems in the Modern Library, presented by the Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.



04/07 : Holiday Hours and Coming Lecture
In observance of the holidays, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and Thursday and open 9:00-3:00 on Friday. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed all of these days.

Looking way ahead to Friday, April 17, the Post Library Association will present author Monica Randall to discuss Gatsby's Long Island, based on her book, Mansions of the Gold Coast, with little known details about the infamous Woodward murder case, the mysterious F.W. Woolworth mansion in Glen Cove with its network of secret passageways, and Ferguson's Castle built atop a cliff in Huntington that is said to be haunted. Everyone is welcome to this free lecture that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00.



04/05 : Psychology Database and Holiday Hours
Our newest database is ProQuest Psychology Journals that provides the full text of 540 titles and indexing of an additional 110, along with the full text of 4,000 dissertations.

In observance of the holidays, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and Thursday and open 9:00-3:00 on Friday. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed all of these days.



04/01 : New Databases and Last Competency Exam
Two new general databases that provide full-text articles about virtually any subject are MasterFile Premier and ProQuest Platinum Periodicals. On the more specialized front, we've also added Black Newspapers, ProQuest Education Journals, and ProQuest Social Science Journals. In the less pleasant fine print, the following databases are no longer available: Informe, TopicSearch, MasterFile Select, Science Reference Center, General Science Collection, and InfoTrac Junior Edition - K12.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in Humanities room 119. If you are graduating this semester and haven't yet taken it or the Library Workshop, this is your last chance. If you will be completing 60 credits this semester, you should also take it, or you will be required to take the Library Workshop in the Fall.



03/29 : Last Competency Exam, Wellness Day, Blood Drive
The 5th Annual Wellness Day at C.W. Post, that was cancelled due to snow, has been rescheduled for Monday in Hillwood Commons from 10:30-3:00. There will be presentations to promote physical, mental and financial well-being.

There will be a blood drive in Hillwood Commons on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00-9:45. Please donate if you can. For more information, you can call the Hillwood Information desk at (516) 299-2800.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in Humanities room 119. If you are graduating this semester and haven't yet taken it or the Library Workshop, this is your last chance. If you will be completing 60 credits this semester, you should also take it, or you will be required to take the Library Workshop in the Fall.

A new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons displays Award-Winning Children's Books. Presented by the Instructional Media Center, it includes past and present winners of the Pura Belpré Award, the John Newbery Medal, the Randolph Caldecott Medal, the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, the Mildred L. Batchelder Award, the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, along with background information about each award.

The Special Collections Department has added a holdings list for the Franklin B. Lord Fishing and Hunting Collection, a comprehensive collection of 700 books, catalogues, and periodicals from the late 17th through mid-20th centuries. Mr. Lord was a trustee of Long Island University from 1955 to 1966.



03/25 : Friday Art Lecture, Children's Books, and Special Collections
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present author Diane Radycki's lecture, The Hudson River and Its Painters, about the Hudson River School, America's first indigenous art movement to achieve wide popularity. It accompanies the current exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, Different at Every Turn: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 in the library lobby.

A new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons displays Award-Winning Children's Books. Presented by the Instructional Media Center, it includes past and present winners of the Pura Belpré Award, the John Newbery Medal, the Randolph Caldecott Medal, the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, the Mildred L. Batchelder Award, the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, along with background information about each award.

The Special Collections Department has added a holdings list for the Franklin B. Lord Fishing and Hunting Collection, a comprehensive collection of 700 books, catalogues, and periodicals from the late 17th through mid-20th centuries. Mr. Lord was a trustee of Long Island University from 1955 to 1966.



03/22 : Competency Exam and Friday Lecture
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present author Diane Radycki's lecture, The Hudson River and Its Painters, about the Hudson River School, America's first indigenous art movement to achieve wide popularity. It accompanies the current exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, Different at Every Turn: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 in the library lobby.



03/19 : Booksale and Online Reference Books
This year's Post Library Association annual Booksale is currently underway and will run through Saturday.

Credo Reference has updated their online editions of the Macquarie Dictionary of English as it is spoken in Australia and Debrett's People of Today which profiles prominent people in the United Kingdom.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday.



03/17 : Faculty Resources, E-Portfolios, Booksale, Ph.D Open House
On Wednesday, there will be a demonstration of Faculty Resources from 3:30-5:00 in the Library's BI Lab (room 220). Items to be covered include: Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Journal Citation Reports from ISI Web of Knowledge, and other databases, as well as RSS feeds, DVD access, and more. All faculty are invited to attend.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present Electronic Portfolios: Using E-Portfolios as a Measure of Individual Work and Professional Presentations. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

This year's Post Library Association annual Booksale will run from Wednesday through Saturday. Wednesday is for the LIU community and PLA members only, and the remaining days will welcome everyone.

In yet another Wednesday event, The Palmer School upstairs will hold an open house event for their Ph.D. program in Information Studies from 6:30-8:00.



03/15 : Back to Work and a Busy Wednesday
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present Electronic Portfolios: Using E-Portfolios as a Measure of Individual Work and Professional Presentations. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

This year's Post Library Association annual Booksale will run from Wednesday through Saturday.

In yet another Wednesday event, The Palmer School upstairs will hold an open house event for their Ph.D. program in Information Studies from 6:30-8:00.



03/08 : Spring Break
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed on Saturday. We will then be open normal hours next Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

After that, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present Electronic Portfolios: Using E-Portfolios as a Measure of Individual Work and Professional Presentations on March 18. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

The Post Library Association annual Booksale will take place March 18-21.



03/05 : Problem Solved, 360 Search Demo, Spring Break Hours
The problem that we were having with the forms to request interlibrary loans, library instruction, new books through the Acquisitions Department, and other library services has been resolved. If you are unsure that a request you made went through, or if you are still receiving an error message, please feel free to contact the appropriate department by telephone or email.

On Friday, there will be a Library Brown Bag demonstration of 360 Search, a federated product designed to assist students and researchers in searching across multiple interfaces at once. Your input and professional expertise are needed to assist us in enhancing the value of this research tool. It will take place at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.

The library will be open normal hours this Saturday and Sunday. Next week, during Spring Break, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed next Saturday. We will then be open normal hours next Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

Electronic Portfolios: Using E-Portfolios as a Measure of Individual Work and Professional Presentations, presented by the Instructional Media Center in cooperation with the School of Education, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 18. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.



03/04 : Competency Exam, 360 Search, Spring Break Hours, Technical Difficulties
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On Friday, there will be a Library Brown Bag demonstration of 360 Search, a federated product designed to assist students and researchers in searching across multiple interfaces at once. Your input and professional expertise are needed to assist us in enhancing the value of this research tool. It will take place at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.

The library will be open normal hours this Saturday and Sunday. Next week, during Spring Break, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed next Saturday. We will then be open normal hours next Sunday.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of Electronic Portfolios: Using E-Portfolios as a Measure of Individual Work and Professional Presentations. It runs from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

We're having some technical difficulties with the forms to request interlibrary loans, library instruction, new books through the Acquisitions Department, and other library services when you are using a computer on campus (computers off campus should be fine). If you receive an error message or are not sure if your request went through, you can contact the appropriate department by telephone or email. We're working on the problem.



02/26 : Online Reference Books and Technical Difficulties
Credo Reference has added Critical Terms for Religious Studies to their collection of online reference books, as well as updating to newer editions of the Penguin English Dictionary and Marquis Who Was Who in America: 1607-1984. They also have a tool, Credo Conversions, that can be used to quickly convert units of area, speed, power, energy, weight, volume, distance, temperature, and fuel consumption.

Speaking of newer editions, the online version of the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is now available form Idea Group Inc.

We're having some technical difficulties with the forms to request interlibrary loans, library instruction, new books through the Acquisitions Department, and other library services when you are using a computer on campus (computers off campus should be fine). If you receive an error message or are not sure if your request went through, you can contact the appropriate department by telephone or email. We're working on the problem.

On Monday, the 5th Annual Wellness Day will take place in Hillwood Commons from 10:30-3:30 with presentations to help promote the physical, mental, and financial well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

Last Friday's, Library Brown Bag demonstration of 360 Search had to be cancelled and has been rescheduled for Friday, March 6. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.



02/25 : Business Resources, Technical Difficulties, and Library Workshop
The library pathfinder for Small Business Information Sources has been updated. This is one of many guides to library resources that are available to get you started. The page of Web Links for Business has been updated too.

We're having some technical difficulties with the forms to request interlibrary loans, library instruction, new books through the Acquisitions Department, and other library services when you are using a computer on campus (computers off campus should be fine). If you receive an error message or are not sure if your request went through, you can contact the appropriate department by telephone or email. We're working on the problem.

Section 2 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Thursday at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.

Last Friday's, Library Brown Bag demonstration of 360 Search had to be cancelled and has been rescheduled for Friday, March 6. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.



02/23 : Websites for Teachers, Library Workshop, Public Safety
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of Websites for Teachers. It runs from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

Section 2 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Thursday at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.

Last Friday's, Library Brown Bag demonstration of 360 Search had to be cancelled and has been rescheduled for Friday, March 6. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.

The list of Academy Award nominees and winners has been updated on the African Americans in Motion Pictures page.

A description of the library's new exhibit, The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas, has been added to our website.

From Public Safety: "The C.W. Post Emergency and Safety Procedures Guide can be found and reviewed on the Public Safety web site at http://www.liu.edu/cwpost/emergency. The Plan provides directions and guidelines for faculty, staff and students to follow in the event of an emergency. The guide provides detailed information about emergencies such as fires, hurricanes, evacuations, sheltering-in-place, suspicious packages, bomb threats, dangerous intruders, power outages, and other hazardous conditions. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our emergency procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 299-2214 or e-mail publicsafety@cwpost.liu.edu."



02/19 : New Exhibit, 360 Search Demo, Competency Exam, Websites Demo, Workshop
On Friday, the first Library Brown Bag event of the semester will be a demonstration of 360 Search, a federated product designed to assist students and researchers in searching across multiple interfaces at once. Your input and professional expertise are needed to assist us in enhancing the value of this research tool. It will take place at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.

The new exhibit in the library lobby, The Quest for Black Citizenship, takes a look at the history of the civil rights movement and profiles past leaders of the NAACP.

All of the 2008 postings to this page have been archived for posterity.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of Websites for Teachers. It runs from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

Section 2 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Thursday at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.

You can now go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page to get lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections - browsable either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you. A little later in the semester, we'll be offering an introduction to using it as part of the library's Brown Bag Series.



02/17 : Online Reference Books, 360 Search Demo, Competency Exam
Credo Reference has added six new titles to their collection of online reference books: On the Economics database page, Economic History and Economic Biography have been split into two sections, and Mexico has been given its own division within the Latin America section of the Culture and Area Studies page.

On Friday, the first Library Brown Bag event of the semester will be a demonstration of 360 Search, a federated product designed to assist students and researchers in searching across multiple interfaces at once. Your input and professional expertise are needed to assist us in enhancing the value of this research tool. It will take place at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

You can now go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page to get lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections, browsable either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you. A little later in the semester, we'll be offering an introduction to using it as part of the library's Brown Bag Series.



02/11 : Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, 360 Search Demo, New Books RSS
In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed Saturday and Sunday and open 12:00-8:00 on Monday. The Bookmark Café will be closed Monday.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on February 17. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop (the next section of that begins on February 26).

The first Library Brown Bag event of the semester will be a demonstration of 360 Search, a federated product designed to assist students and researchers in searching across multiple interfaces at once. Your input and professional expertise are needed to assist us in enhancing the value of this research tool. It will take place on February 20 at 11:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. In the meantime, you can preview 360 Search yourself on our Trial Databases page.

You can now go to the library's New Books RSS feeds page to get lists of the newest books added to our collections, browsable either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you. A little later in the semester, we'll be offering an introduction to using it as part of the library's Brown Bag Series.



02/10 : New Books RSS, More New Books, WebQuests Demo, Holiday Hours
You can go to the library's New Books RSS feeds page to get lists of the newest books added to our collections, browsable either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you.

Credo Reference has added to their collection of online reference books six volumes from ABC-CLIO's series, ... and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, that explores the influence that various nations have had over the cultural, political, and historical development of North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, along with how the new world in turn influenced them. The six volumes cover Africa, Britain, France, Germany, Iberia (Spain and Portugal), and Ireland. (By the way, the new online books can usually be found on additional database subject pages to the links provided here - wherever an interested person who is browsing might need to stumble across them.) And, while we're at the Culture and Area Studies database page, the section for the United Kingdom and Ireland has been split into two separate sections (but no political comment was intended).

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of WebQuests, lesson plans that incorporate the use of websites to encourage student learning. It runs from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

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



02/04 : Pop Culture, Art, and Web Demo
Credo Reference has added six volumes from ABC-CLIO's series, Pop Culture! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle, to their collection of online reference books. The regions covered are India, China, Russia, Germany, Latin America, and the Arab World. Even more titles are still waiting to be added.

Also on the Culture and Area Studies Databases page, the online books about China and India have been given their own divisions within the Asia section.

The new art exhibit that is currently being set up in the Hutchin's Gallery is Different at Every Turn: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River. The scheduled opening date is Monday, but you might be able to get a sneak peek earlier.

On Monday, there will be a blood drive outside the Winnick Center from 5:00-10:00 p.m. All walk-ups are welcome. People who donate blood will be automatically entered to win an Amazon.com gift certificate. For more information please call Fernando Mendoza in the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development at (516) 299-2800.

Of interest to Education majors, on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present a demonstration of WebQuests, lesson plans that incorporate the use of websites to encourage student learning. It runs from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.



01/29 : Trial Database for LIS Students (and Others)
A new trial database for your perusal is Guide to Reference from the American Library Association. Formerly known as Robert Balay's Guide to Reference Books, this is a selective, annotated list of "core collection" reference sources judged to be useful based on their content, organization, and popularity.

A new link has been added the to the bibliography section of African-American Freedom Fighters: Soldiers For Liberty.



01/27 : Databases and Pathfinders
Credo Reference has added to their collection of online reference books seven new titles from ABC-CLIO's series, Guide to the Debates, that take a look at the controversies that arose during the history of science and continue to this day. They are : Animals and Science, Consciousness, Evolution Wars, Great Dinosaur Controversy, Homosexuality and Science, Human Evolution, and Women's History as Scientists, with more waiting to be listed here.

The online reference books on the database pages for Biology and Psychology have been organized into categories in order to make browsing easier.

The pathfinder for International Finance Information Sources has been updated. This is only one of the many guides to library research that are available on our website.

The ebrary website has been given a new interface. It makes available the full text of over 40,000 books. (Actually, it was redesigned a few weeks ago, but I forgot to mention it here.)

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been posted.



01/21 : Exam Schedule (Not That One)
The schedule of this semester's Library Competency Exams has been posted. The first one will be on February 17. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop (the next section of that begins on February 26).


01/18 : New Online Encyclopedias and Holiday Hours
The library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Just in time to help us start fixing the economy, Credo Reference has added the Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, the Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics, the Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, and the Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics to their collection of online reference books. They've also added Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.



01/13 : Welcome back!
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 (like the new autism pathfinder), not to mention 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.

Section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Wednesday, and Section 3 begins on Thursday. Section 2 begins in February.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is DOWNrightART and features the work of nine artists with Down Syndrome that illustrates how these individuals have used their strengths and talents to produce a serious body of artwork while overcoming physical and cognitive difficulties. The reception will be on Sunday.

The schedule of other exhibits and events sponsored by the Post Library Association has been posted as have the library's holiday hours for the Spring.

The library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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

The APA Citation Style page has been upgraded to reflect some rule changes and to include additional information about citing webpages and other online resources based on the new APA Style Guide to Electronic References. There is also a new section that covers in-text citations and parenthetical references.

Our newest database is Science Online which provides the full text of the journal, Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, from 1997 to present. This is only one of over 270 databases, 620 online encyclopedias, 40,000 online books and 46,000 online periodicals that are available for your use. We have stuff made out of paper too.

Finally, the library's 2009 calendar has been posted for your year-long enjoyment.



01/08 : APA Citation Style and Library Hours
The APA Citation Style page has been upgraded to reflect some rule changes and to include additional information about citing webpages and other online resources based on the new APA Style Guide to Electronic References. There is also a new section that covers in-text citations and parenthetical references.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. The Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday and Tuesday, while the other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until then too.

Section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Wednesday, January 14, and Section 3 begins on Thursday, January 15. Section 2 begins in February.



01/06 : Happy New Year
The Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 9:00-8:00 on Mondays through Thursdays, while the other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. All departments will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, January 14. The Bookmark Café will be closed until then too.

Our newest database is Science Online that provides the full text of the journal, Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, from 1997 to present.

The 2009 calendar has been posted for your year-long enjoyment.

Section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop begins on Wednesday, January 14, and Section 3 begins on Thursday, January 15. Section 2 begins in February.



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