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

What's New Archive 2010
Current Announcements


12/22 : Happy Holidays (Hours, John Milton, and Children's Books)
On Wednesday, December 22, the library will close at 9:30pm when the last exam in the building is over.

The library will be closed from December 23-26.

December 27-30: Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 10:00am-8:00pm. The other departments will be closed.

December 31-January 2: the library will be closed.

January 3-6: Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00am-8:00pm. The other departments will be open 9:00am-5:00pm.

The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

The Special Collections Department has posted a few more lists to showcase some of their holdings. From their rare book collections are early editions by the poet, John Milton, dating back to the 1600s, including the first illustrated edition of Paradise Lost. They were donated to the library by Clifford Nickels Carver, a diplomat and naval officer during the early 20th century. From the American Juvenile Collection - a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America from 1910-1960 - there are now holdings lists that highlight the work of: Kurt Wiese, Paul Brown, Berta and Elmer Hader, Dorothy and Marguerite Bryan, and authors/illustrators in the Sadie Scudder Archival Collection Books.



12/19 : Extended Hours and Holiday Hours
The library currently has extended hours for final exams. We will be open until midnight on Sunday and until 1:00am on Monday and Tuesday. The Interfaith Center lounge will be open from 8:00pm-6:00am Sunday night through Wednesday morning. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

On Wednesday, the library will close when the last exam in the building is over. Watch this space for details as the time draws closer.

The library will be closed from December 23-26. The following week, Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 10:00am-8:00pm on Monday through Thursday.



12/14 : Book Exhibit, Copyright Lecture, and Extended Hours
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is 2010 Award Winners and Other Noteworthy Titles. Put together by the library's Technical Services Department, it showcases books added to the library's collection over the past year that have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Nobel Prize in Literature, or were listed in the New York Times 100 Notable Books. Subject areas represented are history, science, religion, geography, humanities, philosophy, technology, area studies, social sciences, performing arts, and behavioral sciences.

Thursday will be the last day that the Bookmark Café will be open until the spring semester starts.

On Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will present Copyright, Fair Use, and the TEACH Act which will provide an overview of the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act and its implications for online instruction at C.W. Post. The TEACH Act was signed into law in 2002 and expands and clarifies the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit educational institutions may use copyright protected materials in online education without permission from the copyright owner and without payment of royalties. Faculty and any interested others are welcome to this presentation that will run from 1:30-2:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

The schedule for the Library Workshop for the spring semester has been posted.

The library currently has extended hours for the final exams that will begin this week. We will be open until 1:00am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center lounge will be open from 8:00pm-6:00am this Wednesday night and from Sunday night through the following Wednesday morning. A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.



12/13 : Copyright, Fair Use, and the TEACH Act (and Extended Hours)
On Friday, the Library Brown Bag series will present Copyright, Fair Use, and the TEACH Act which will provide an overview of the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act and its implications for online instruction at C.W. Post. The TEACH Act was signed into law in 2002 and expands and clarifies the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit educational institutions may use copyright protected materials in online education without permission from the copyright owner and without payment of royalties. Faculty and any interested others are welcome to this presentation that will run from 1:30-2:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

The library currently has extended hours for the final exams that will begin this week. We will be open until 1:00am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.



12/08 : Databases, LibGuides, Last Competency Exam, Extended Hours
LexisNexis redesigned their website (again) earlier this semester. This allowed for some more direct links to their resources. On the Business databases page, you can now go straight to LexisNexis Business and Industry News in addition to the LexisNexis Company Dossier where the old link went. On the Company Information databases page, you can choose between the their Company Dossier, Company Profiles, and SEC Filings.

On the International Business databases page, the link to LexisNexis Country Profiles now takes you to their home page where they have placed the search box on the lower left and renamed it Research Countries. It provides socioeconomic profiles and news from Business Monitor International, Country Briefings, PRS Risk Guide & Service, Walden Country Reports, and more. LexisNexis International News can be searched by clicking on the "Country" or "World Region" button in the "Article Location" box on the All News page and then selecting the place that you want from the dropdown menu. You can also search through Foreign Language News publications.

On the Government and Politics databases page, there is now a link to LexisNexis Government and Politics with the text of political magazines, government publications, reference materials, blogs, and more. The page has also been reorganized to group resources by more specific regions to make browsing easier.

On the Health Sciences databases page, you can search both the LexisNexis version of Medline and LexisNexis Health and Medical Care with the full text of articles in medical journals, newsletters, trade publications, and blogs, as well as health related articles from law journals and law newsletters.

Two new LibGuides that are now available provide access to Nursing Resources and Scholarly Publishing Resources for Faculty. These are only two of the many pathfinders to library resources that will help you with getting started on your research.

On Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given at 11:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. 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 currently has extended hours for the final exams that will begin next week. We will be open until 1:00am on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.



12/05 : Extended Hours, Holiday Hours, Artist's Reception, and Competency Exam
On Monday, the library will begin extending its hours for final exams that will begin next week. We will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

The holiday and winter intersession hours have been posted.

On Wednesday, there will be an artist's reception for the exhibit currently on display downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Space Time by Jeong Min Park, from 5:00-8:00.

On Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given at 11:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. 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.



12/01 : Faculty Publishing Resources Demo and Extended Hours
On Friday at 10:00, faculty are invited to a Library Brown Bag spotlighting scholarly publishing resources available through the library to support your teaching and research. The presentation will feature Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from ISI's Web of Knowledge. Cabell's Directories provide acceptance rates, review processing information, manuscript guidelines, and publication information. Journal Citation Reports gives impact factors which are used to measure research influence at the journal and category levels. JCR also shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. A hands-on session will follow the presentation and will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore these tools as they are applied to their specific discipline. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. using this form. For questions about the Library Brown Bag Program please contact Mary Kate Boyd-Byrnes at (516) 299-4145 or email MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu.

On Monday, the library will begin extending its hours for the final exam period that will begin the following week. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.



11/28 : Faculty Publishing Resources Demo
On Friday at 10:00, faculty are invited to a Library Brown Bag spotlighting scholarly publishing resources available through the library to support your teaching and research. The presentation will feature Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from ISI's Web of Knowledge. Cabell's Directories provide acceptance rates, review processing information, manuscript guidelines, and publication information. Journal Citation Reports gives impact factors which are used to measure research influence at the journal and category levels. JCR also shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. A hands-on session will follow the presentation and will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore these tools as they are applied to their specific discipline. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. using this form. For questions about the Library Brown Bag Program please contact Mary Kate Boyd-Byrnes at (516) 299-4145 or email MaryKate.Boyd-Byrnes@liu.edu.


11/23 : Happy Thanksgiving and Information Science Databases
In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open 9:00-3:00 on Wednesday (note the new time). The Bookmark Café will be closed. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday. We will be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and then open normal hours, 12:00-8:00, on Sunday.

We have two new trial databases from Morgan & Claypool's Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science that will be of interest to Computer, Library, and Information Science students and faculty. Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics covers the intersection of the cultural, the social, the cognitive, and the aesthetic with computing and information technology. And Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services covers information science and applications of technology to information discovery, production, distribution, and management.



11/21 : New Books and Holiday Hours
At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new circulating books, reference books, and children's books have been updated. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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.

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



11/18 : Art Exhibit, Competency Exam, Email Downtime, Holiday Hours
The new art exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is Space Time, the 8th solo exhibition of work by Jeong Min Park. The artist's reception will be on December 8.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday November 18th, from 9 PM to 11 PM, Information Technology will be performing scheduled maintenance on University E-Mail systems. During this time, access to E-Mail for University Personnel, Students, and Voicemail will be intermittently unavailable. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

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 next week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed. In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed November 25-26. We will be open 12:00-5:00 on November 27 and then open normal hours, 12:00-8:00, on November 28.



11/17 : Abraham Lincoln, Exhibits, and Competency Exam
Last Spring, the library began a series of exhibits and events dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, the much admired 16th president of the United States, that will culminate in 2013 with the exhibit, Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibit for libraries organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association's Public Programs Office. Our accompanying website, Celebrating Lincoln 2010-2013, has just been posted. It provides information about the Lincoln events sponsored by library and its partners and is enriched with educational resources.

The new exhibit in the library lobby is Books That Shaped America. Created by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book, it takes a look at the books and other publications that shaped public opinion during the Revolutionary and Civil War periods, as well as the civil rights and environmental movements. It also covers books published for popular reading, children, the blind, and cooking, along with profiles of such people as Rachel Carson, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Thomas Paine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, and what the founding fathers read.

A new art exhibit is going up in the Hutchins Gallery. More information about that as is becomes available.

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 next week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed. In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed November 25-26. We will be open 12:00-5:00 on November 27 and then open normal hours, 12:00-8:00, on November 28.



11/15 : American Dream and Competency Exam
The American Dream pathfinder has had a number of new online resources added to it, including a recent article from the New York Times and ten ebrary books. This is just one of the many guides to library resources that will help you in getting started with your research.

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.



11/14 : Online Reference Books, Databases, Competency Exam
There are some more new online reference books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library that overlap the areas of Educational Technology, Library Science, and Computer Science: Also new is Gender and Violence in the Middle East.

The Food and Nutrition databases page has been organized to make browsing easier, and a section for Cataloging has been added to the Library and Information Science databases page. You can browse through the databases and other online resources for all of the other subjects too.

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.



11/10 : Pathfinders, Reference Webinar, Why Nations Get Swept Up In War Lecture
A new pathfinder of resources for English 2F - Composition: Argument and Analysis has been posted. There's also a new page of Information for Faculty: Library Services and Resources for Faculty. These are just two of the many guides to library resources that will help you get started with your research.

A PDF file of the final exams schedule has been posted. Before they begin, the library will start extending its hours. Watch this page for the announcement.

On Friday, we'll be presenting the library brown bag webinar, Redesigning Today's Public Services: Focus on Reference, that "will explore how reference services are evolving by incorporating new technologies, modes of delivery, and new staffing models." It will begin at noon in the Library Instruction Lab. Librarians, library students, faculty, and others are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present Evan Thomas with the lecture, Why Nations Get Swept Up In War. Evan Thomas is one of the most respected historians and journalists writing today, and was made editor at large of Newsweek in September 2006. He is the magazine's lead writer on major news events and the author of more than a hundred cover stories. Thomas will discuss why nations get swept up in war fever from time to time, drawing on his new book, The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Hearst, Lodge and the Rush to Empire, 1898, and relate it to his work as a writer and editor at Newsweek. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, November 11th, from 10:30 PM to midnight, Information Technology will be performing scheduled network maintenance. During this time, access to LIU Systems will be intermittently unavailable. Additionally, access to the Internet from Administrative offices will be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."



11/09 : Business, Nursing, Databases, Ed Tech Demo, Webinar, War Lecture
On Wednesday, the library's Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, Creating Assessments and Using Clickers with SMART Board. "Get students engaged and motivated using response pads or 'clickers'. These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally or on paper or on screen. A variety of question formats can be used such as: multiple choice, true/false, numeric, and short answer. The system provides for instant feedback and allows the teacher to assess students' comprehension of the material while teaching. It can also be used for grading and generating reports." It begins at 3:45 downstairs in the IMC.

We have a whole bunch of new online reference books from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. In the Business arena, we have the Who's Buying series, a fourteen volume set that provides detailed demographics on the consumers of travel, apparel, groceries, health care, pet products, entertainment, transportation, restaurants & carry-out food, household furnishings & services, alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages, and information & consumer electronics. There are even volumes that cover age, race, and an executive summary of household spending. A new section on Consumer Research has been added to the Business Reference Books page to accommodate them. Also new are How to Prepare a Business Plan and How to Market Your Business: A practical guide to advertising, PR, selling, and direct and online marketing.

For Nurse Managers, we have: Nursing Peer Review (a practical approach to promoting professional nursing accountability), Accountability in Nursing (six strategies to build and maintain a culture of commitment), New Technology in Nursing Staff Development (choosing, justifying, and implementing nontraditional teaching methods), and Practical Guide to Finance and Budgeting Skills for Nurse Managers.

Finally, there's Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2011 that covers contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries. And the page for Visual Arts and Design Databases has been reorganized in order to make browsing easier.

We also have several new trial databases available for two months: Computers and Applied Sciences Complete covers the research and development spectrum of computers, applied sciences, and the many engineering disciplines, along with the business and social implications of new technologies. Jewish Studies Source offers multidisciplinary coverage of all facets of Judaism and Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present, including languages, philosophy, ethnic studies, political science, and more. Political Science Complete provides a worldwide focus that reflects the globalization of contemporary political discourse on legislation, political theory, international relations, and more. Sustainability Reference Center covers all aspects of sustainability and sustainability initiative management including recycling, waste reduction, renewable energy, corporate social responsibility, and more. Sustainability Watch is a robust executive decision support tool in the dynamic area of sustainability that monitors thousands of leading journals and periodicals to provide evidence-based summaries of key developments and best practices in a variety of areas.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, November 11th, from 10:30 PM to midnight, Information Technology will be performing scheduled network maintenance. During this time, access to LIU Systems will be intermittently unavailable. Additionally, access to the Internet from Administrative offices will be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

On Friday, we'll be presenting the library brown bag webinar, Redesigning Today's Public Services: Focus on Reference, that "will explore how reference services are evolving by incorporating new technologies, modes of delivery, and new staffing models." It will begin at noon in the Library Instruction Lab. Librarians, library students, faculty, and others are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present Evan Thomas with the lecture, Why Nations Get Swept Up In War. Evan Thomas is one of the most respected historians and journalists writing today, and was made editor at large of Newsweek in September 2006. He is the magazine's lead writer on major news events and the author of more than a hundred cover stories. Thomas will discuss why nations get swept up in war fever from time to time, drawing on his new book, The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Hearst, Lodge and the Rush to Empire, 1898, and relate it to his work as a writer and editor at Newsweek. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.



11/07 : Children's Books, Competency Exam, Ed Tech Demo, Webinar, Lecture
The newest exhibit in the library is Every Picture Tells a Story: Picture Books for Older Readers, featuring picture books from the Instructional Media Center's School Collection that showcase the more serious subject matter that has also been portrayed in children's literature, such as the holocaust, slavery, immigration, internment camps, and ethnic themes along with folktales and legends from around the world. Also still on display are the exhibits, Photographs by Michael Allen and 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month: Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor.

On Monday, the next Library Competency Exam will be given 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 Wednesday, the library's Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, Creating Assessments and Using Clickers with SMART Board. "Get students engaged and motivated using response pads or 'clickers'. These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally or on paper or on screen. A variety of question formats can be used such as: multiple choice, true/false, numeric, and short answer. The system provides for instant feedback and allows the teacher to assess students' comprehension of the material while teaching. It can also be used for grading and generating reports." It begins at 3:45 downstairs in the IMC.

On Friday, we'll be presenting the library brown bag webinar, Redesigning Today's Public Services: Focus on Reference, that "will explore how reference services are evolving by incorporating new technologies, modes of delivery, and new staffing models." It will begin at noon in the Library Instruction Lab. Librarians, library students, faculty, and others are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served, but in the spirit of a true brown bag feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present Evan Thomas with the lecture, Why Nations Get Swept Up In War. Evan Thomas is one of the most respected historians and journalists writing today, and was made editor at large of Newsweek in September 2006. He is the magazine's lead writer on major news events and the author of more than a hundred cover stories. Thomas will discuss why nations get swept up in war fever from time to time, drawing on his new book, The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Hearst, Lodge and the Rush to Empire, 1898, and relate it to his work as a writer and editor at Newsweek. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.



11/03 : Photography Exhibit, Honors Conference, Competency Exam, Ed Tech Demo
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons features the work of photojournalist and C.W. Post alumnus, Michael Allen, including the two photo essays: "In This world: An Intimate Look into the Life of the Sister Disciples" and "Death of a Charwoman: The Last Days of a Scion of American Pioneers". Mr. Allen will also be presenting Communications and Relationships, the keynote lecture for the Honors Program's Communication: An Academic Conference this Friday at 9:00 am in the Hillwood Lecture Hall.

Also at the conference will be presentations contributed by our librarians: Say Everything: How Blogging is Transforming the Value of Words by Emily Walshe (10:30-11:30, Library Instruction Lab); The Natyashastra: Communication using "Mudra" or "Hand Gestures" by Manju Prasad-Rao (11:45-12:45, Hillwood Pioneer Room); and International Research Collaboration of Turkish Scholars by Selenay Aytac (1:30-2:30, Hillwood Cinema). Everyone is welcome to these and all of the other presentations. Here's the press release.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, November 4th, from 9:30 PM to midnight, Information Technology will be performing scheduled network maintenance. During this time, access to Peoplesoft may be intermittently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

On Monday, the next Library Competency Exam will be given 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 Wednesday, the library's Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, Creating Assessments and Using Clickers with SMART Board. "Get students engaged and motivated using response pads or 'clickers'. These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally or on paper or on screen. A variety of question formats can be used such as: multiple choice, true/false, numeric, and short answer. The system provides for instant feedback and allows the teacher to assess students' comprehension of the material while teaching. It can also be used for grading and generating reports." It begins at 3:45 downstairs in the IMC.



11/02 : Health Information, Database News, and 2010 Honors Conference
We have a new database available for a brief trial period: AccessMedicine provides access to more than 60 medical titles for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review. Sections include: case files - health news - drug database - patient education - practice guidelines - MyAccessMedicine - videos, images, and audio - diagnostic tests and Diagnosaurus - and more.

We no longer have access to Masterfile Premier, but you can get similar information from Academic Search Premier (from the same company), Academic OneFile, ProQuest Research Library, OmniFile Full Text Select, and other general databases (not to mention all of the information that you can get from the specialized databases.

On Thursday and Friday, the Honors Program will be presenting Communication: An Academic Conference. The presentations on Friday that will be contributed by our librarians are: Say Everything: How Blogging is Transforming the Value of Words by Emily Walshe (10:30-11:30, Library Instruction Lab); The Natyashastra: Communication using "Mudra" or "Hand Gestures" by Manju Prasad-Rao (11:45-12:45, Hillwood Pioneer Room); and International Research Collaboration of Turkish Scholars by Selenay Aytac (1:30-2:30, Hillwood Cinema). Everyone is welcome to these and all of the other presentations. Here's the press release.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday, November 4th, from 9:30 PM to midnight, Information Technology will be performing scheduled network maintenance. During this time, access to Peoplesoft may be intermittently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday 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.



10/31 : Scary MLA Style, Biology Databases, and 2010 Honors Conference
Just in time for Halloween, glorious color (or annoying color, depending on your p.o.v.) has been added to the notes in the MLA citation style guide. We also have an APA citation style guide and guides to several other styles.

Biology Digest is no longer available from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, but we still have many other biology databases that you can use.

On Tuesday, the library will be open normal hours.

On Thursday and Friday, the Honors Program will be presenting Communication: An Academic Conference. The presentations on Friday that will be contributed by our librarians are: Say Everything: How Blogging is Transforming the Value of Words by Emily Walshe (10:30-11:30, Library Instruction Lab); The Natyashastra: Communication using "Mudra" or "Hand Gestures" by Manju Prasad-Rao (11:45-12:45, Hillwood Pioneer Room); and International Research Collaboration of Turkish Scholars by Selenay Aytac (1:30-2:30, Hillwood Cinema). Everyone is welcome to these and all of the other presentations. Here's the press release.



10/27 : MLA Style, Website Downtime, Library Workshop, and Competency Exam
The notes at the end of our guide to MLA Citation Style have been expanded and fully updated to the seventh edition. (You all read the notes, don't you. They explain what's happening in the examples.) Color will be added to them soon.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 12:30 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.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop will begin on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

From Marketing Services: "On Thursday, Oct. 28th, from 9 PM to Midnight, scheduled system maintenance will take place on the University Web site. During this time, there will be no access to the University Web site or to the Campus Web sites and their related functions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

Friday is the Internet's birthday! It came into being forty-one 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.



10/25 : Bioethics, Spanish Lecture, Library Workshop, and Competency Exam
Our newest database is Bioethics Research Library. Produced by Georgetown University, it provides interdisciplinary coverage of ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, genetics, and the environment, including attitudes and practices within the Muslim world, links to international bioethics organizations, sample bioethics syllabi, and more.

On Wednesday, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the library and the Foreign Languages Department will present the lecture, Unity and Diversity in the Spanish Language, with Dr. Steven Hess. It will begin at 12:30 in the main lobby of the library.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a blood drive in the second floor study lounge of Hillwood Commons from 8:30am-8:30pm. Please donate if you can. Call 516-299-0900 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop will begin on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 12:30 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.



10/24 : Spanish Lecture, Business Resources, Library Workshop, and Competency Exam
On Wednesday, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the library and the Foreign Languages Department will present the lecture, Unity and Diversity in the Spanish Language, with Dr. Steven Hess. It will begin at 12:30 in the main lobby of the library.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a blood drive in the second floor study lounge of Hillwood Commons from 8:30am-8:30pm. Please donate if you can. Call 516-299-0900 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The page of web links for business has been updated.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop will begin on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 12:30 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.



10/20 : New Books, Artists' Reception, and Spanish Lecture
At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the list of new circulating books has been updated. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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.

On Sunday, there will be an artists' reception for the exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery that features paintings by Mary Abrams, ceramic sculptures by Lillian Dodson, and bronze sculptures by Leonda Froelich Finke. It will run from 3:00-5:00.

Next Wednesday, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the library and the Foreign Languages Department will present the lecture, Unity and Diversity in the Spanish Language, with Dr. Steven Hess. It will begin at 12:30 in the main lobby of the library.



10/19 : Pathfinder, Artists' Reception, and NYC Trip
Our newest online pathfinder is to the library's Theatre, Film and Dance Resources. This is one of the many guides that are available on our website to help with getting started on your research.

On Sunday, there will be an artists' reception for the exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery that features paintings by Mary Abrams, ceramic sculptures by Lillian Dodson, and bronze sculptures by Leonda Froelich Finke. It will run from 3:00-5:00.

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



10/17 : Educational Technology Workshop and NYC Trip
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, Creating SMART Board Interactive Lessons with Notebook. "Enhance content and motivate students with interactive lessons using Notebook software tools. Create your own lessons or modify existing resources." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.

On Sunday, there will be an artists' reception for the exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery that features paintings by Mary Abrams, ceramic sculptures by Lillian Dodson, and bronze sculptures by Leonda Froelich Finke. It will run from 3:00-5:00.



10/13 : Art Exhibit, New Stuff, Database News, King Tut Lecture, and NYC Trip
The new exhibit opening soon in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs features paintings by Mary Abrams, ceramic sculptures by Lillian Dodson, and bronze sculptures by Leonda Froelich Finke. The artists' reception will be on October 24.

Britannica Online Academic Edition changed the URL of its website without telling us, so, if you were having problems accessing it over the past few days, this was why. All of our links should be okay now.

At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new educational kits, circulating books, and reference books have been updated. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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.

On Friday, and back by popular demand, the Post Library Association will present Bob Brier (Mr. Mummy) for The Murder of Tutankhamen: A Update. Dr. Brier, a senior research fellow at C.W. Post Campus, is a world-famous Egyptologist who has conducted research on pyramids and tombs in fifteen countries. There has been recent research on the death of Tutankhamen, including new CAT-scans. Some researchers have suggested that he died of "a broken leg" and others of malaria. Dr. Brier will survey the various theories, including his own theories, detailed in his book, The Murder of Tutankhamen, and then analyze the new research. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 in the library.

There will be a number of Homecoming Events on campus this weekend.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, Creating SMART Board Interactive Lessons with Notebook. "Enhance content and motivate students with interactive lessons using Notebook software tools. Create your own lessons or modify existing resources." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



10/12 : Library Pathfinders, Database Names, King Tut Lecture, and NYC Trip
Several new guides to library resources cover Computer Science, Nutrition Resources, Biomedical Resources, Clinical Genetics in Practice, Environmental History of the United States, and a video of the Top Ten Things to Know about the C.W. Post Library. There are also plenty of other guides to help you with getting started on your research.

In database news, History Resource Center: US has changed its name to U.S. History in Context and History Resource Center: World has changed its name to World History in Context.

On Friday, and back by popular demand, the Post Library Association will present Bob Brier (Mr. Mummy) for The Murder of Tutankhamen: A Update. Dr. Brier, a senior research fellow at C.W. Post Campus, is a world-famous Egyptologist who has conducted research on pyramids and tombs in fifteen countries. There has been recent research on the death of Tutankhamen, including new CAT-scans. Some researchers have suggested that he died of "a broken leg" and others of malaria. Dr. Brier will survey the various theories, including his own theories, detailed in his book, The Murder of Tutankhamen, and then analyze the new research. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 in the library.

There will be a number of Homecoming Events on campus this weekend.

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



10/10 : Competency Exam, Tutankhamen Lecture, and NYC Trip
On Monday (Columbus Day), the library will be open normal hours, and all classes will be held at their normal times.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 3:30 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 Friday, and back by popular demand, the Post Library Association will present Bob Brier (Mr. Mummy) for The Murder of Tutankhamen: A Update. Dr. Brier, a senior research fellow at C.W. Post Campus, is a world-famous Egyptologist who has conducted research on pyramids and tombs in fifteen countries. There has been recent research on the death of Tutankhamen, including new CAT-scans. Some researchers have suggested that he died of "a broken leg" and others of malaria. Dr. Brier will survey the various theories, including his own theories, detailed in his book, The Murder of Tutankhamen, and then analyze the new research. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 in the library.

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



10/06 : New Exhibit, New Books, Email Downtime, Hours, Competency Exam, NYC Trip
The new exhibit on display in the back of Reference Commons is Many Nations. "When the Europeans arrived in the western hemisphere, the Americas were inhabited by a complex mosaic of human societies with an incredible diversity of languages, customs, religions, and lifestyles." This exhibit, created by the Library of Congress from its collections, takes a look at the peoples of the: Plains - Southwest - Northeast Woodlands - Southeast Woodlands - Northeast Coast and Plateau - Alaskan Subarctic and Arctic - and California and the Great Basin. It also explores the history of: removal - colonial power - legends of resistance - segregation and assimilation - trade, treaties, and the Bureau - allotment, reform, and reorganization - termination, self-determination, and self-government - and cultural revitalization. You can also learn more by browsing through some of our online encyclopedias about Native Americans.

At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new circulating books, reference books, and children's books have been updated. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday October 7th, from 9 PM through midnight, Information Technology will be performing a major system upgrade to enhance the University E-Mail system. During this time, access to E-Mail, Weboutlook and Voicemail will be intermittently unavailable. MyLIU will not be affected by this upgrade. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

On Monday (Columbus Day), the library will be open normal hours, and all classes will be held at their normal times.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 3:30 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 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



10/04 : Database, Brookville Hall, SmartBoard Demo, Email Downtime, NYC Trip
Last year at this time, we reported that the producers of the database, InPrint: Publishing Opportunities for College Librarians, were having the technical difficulties with their website. They still haven't been able to fix them, so we have removed the link. You can find similar information in Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities and the MLA Directory of Periodicals.

On Tuesday, Jackie Elsas, Assistant Dean of Reference Services, will present a brief overview of finding books, databases, and proper citation in Brookville Hall. It begins at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor computer lounge. Refreshments will be served. An academic program organized by Annamarie Morgera, Senior Resident Assistant.

On Wednesday, Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard connects to the computer and projector and enables you to control all computer applications directly from the display. It is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations." It begins at 3:45 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday October 7th, from 9 PM through midnight, Information Technology will be performing a major system upgrade to enhance the University E-Mail system. During this time, access to E-Mail, Weboutlook and Voicemail will be intermittently unavailable. MyLIU will not be affected by this upgrade. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



09/30 : Criminal Justice Database and SmartBoard Demonstration
The Criminal Justice Abstracts database is now also available from Ebsco. The version of it from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) will be leaving us next July.

On Wednesday, Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard connects to the computer and projector and enables you to control all computer applications directly from the display. It is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations." It begins at 3:45 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P.

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



09/28 : Exhibit, More Database News, Pathfinder, and Trip to Manhattan
The new exhibit going up in the library's lobby is 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month: Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor. "In 1968, Congress authorized, with Public Law 90-498, a week in September designated as 'National Hispanic Heritage Week'. This observance was expanded in 1988 with Public Law 100-402 to a month-long celebration from September 15 to October 15. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries. They are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, with Mexico and Chile celebrating their independence days on September 16 and 18 respectively. During this month, America celebrates the culture and traditions of United States residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America." This exhibit profiles prominent individuals in government, science, entertainment, art, fashion, education, sports, and more. You can also learn more by browsing through some of the library's Latino culture and history databases.

Our newest database is Alt-Press Watch, a multidisciplinary resource for researchers seeking an alternative to mainstream media perspectives. It presents unique, independent voices from some of the nation's most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. It replaces Alternative Press Index and Alternative Press Index Archive that are no longer available.

Our recently new RDA Toolkit database can now be accessed remotely so that you can use it from home. It aids in the evaluation and implementation of Resource Description and Access, the new cataloging standard designed for the digital world that will replace AACR2.

The pathfinder to the library's Securities and Investment Information Sources has been updated.

Some more databases that we must say goodbye to are Accounting and Tax Periodicals and Accounting and Tax Newspapers, but there are still plenty of other Accounting and Taxation databases that you can use. Worldscope, Disclosure Corporate Snapshots, and Business Organizations, Agencies, and Publications Directory are gone, but the same kind of information can be found in many other Company Information databases. We no longer have access to EconLit, but there are still many online Economics reference books, and economics articles can be found in Business, General, and Social Sciences databases. Ebsco Animals is gone, but you can try out the other online reference books for Zoology, Biology, and Marine Science. Finally, we no longer have Agricola, but you can look in the Botany and Agriculture databases.

On October 27, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the east side of Manhattan. This fun packed day will begin with a tour of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Weather and time permitting, the next stop will be the Conservatory Garden at Central Park. Then lunch will be at the elegant Post House, followed by a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory which contains interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, the Herter Brothers, and other prominent artists of the period. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online. Please respond before October 21.



09/26 : E-Portfolios Demo and Database News
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education & Information Sciences will present the educational technology demonstration, Digital or E-Portfolios for Students and Teachers. "ePortfolios empower students by enabling them to evaluate, reflect, and take responsibility for their learning. They are convenient and help students in preparing for interviews; in easily disseminating their work; and in using technological skills required for the 21st century. In this session, we will explore a wide range of educational portfolios and learn how to create a structured portfolio incorporating learning standards." It begins at 3:00. A number of additional demonstrations for this semester have also been announced.

A new trial database is available for a brief period. If you need to find first-hand information about the history and culture of the 20th century, Readers Guide Retrospective from WilsonWeb provides comprehensive indexing of the popular, general-interest magazines published in the United States from 1890 through 1982.

For Dance, Theatre, and English majors - as well as anyone else who is interested - there are also two new databases for your enjoyment. Theatre in Video provides complete productions of plays spanning the 1930s to the 2000s, representing works from the ancient Greeks up through the 20th century, including the complete plays of Shakespeare. It also provides many documentaries about theatre, playwrights, production, performance, and more. Dance in Video provides hundreds of dance productions covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, and more. Documentaries explore leading choreographers, dance training, and a wide range of 20th century dance styles.



09/22 : Theatre & Dance Video - iPads - Teleconference - Rodgers & Hammerstein Lecture
There are two new databases for your enjoyment. Theatre in Video provides complete productions of plays spanning the 1930s to the 2000s, representing works from the ancient Greeks up through the 20th century, including the complete plays of Shakespeare. It also provides many documentaries about theatre, playwrights, production, performance, and more. Dance in Video provides hundreds of dance productions covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, and more. Documentaries explore leading choreographers, dance training, and a wide range of 20th century dance styles.

The pathfinder to library resources for Company and Industry Information has been updated. This is only one of many guides to library resources that are available on our website.

Beginning Thursday, the university will present iPads to all new full-time freshman and undergraduate transfer students. You need to make an appointment to pick up yours at the Center for Student Information. Go to www.liu.edu/cwpost/ipad for more information.

On Friday, the library will make available the teleconference, Libraries & the Mobile Technology Landscape. In addition to introducing the current technologies and the cultural shifts that have accompanied them, it will explore their implementation in library services and collections. Librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and all others are welcome, but please RSVP.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Era: Reinventing Musical Theater, with Marc Courtade. From 1943 to 1959, the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the structure of musical theater. Music and dance became fully integrated into the plot and propelled the story to its conclusion. Beginning with Oklahoma! in 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein not only brought a fresh model to the musical comedy format and successfully incorporated dance into the fabric of the show but also captured an idealized American image. Their model proved to be versatile and allowed them to explore topics that were not the usual fare for the Broadway musical-going public. Using musical examples, Mr. Courtade will explore their output and analyze how they reflected the American culture. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.



09/21 : Database News, Library Teleconference, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Lecture
Our newest database for Library and Information Science students is RDA Toolkit which aids in the evaluation and implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging standard designed for the digital world that will replace AACR2.

The CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork changed its address without telling us, so if you were having trouble accessing it recently, this was why. All the links on our website have been corrected.

On Friday, the library will make available the teleconference, Libraries & the Mobile Technology Landscape. In addition to introducing the current technologies and the cultural shifts that have accompanied them, it will explore their implementation in library services and collections. Librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and all others are welcome, but please RSVP.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Era: Reinventing Musical Theater, with Marc Courtade. From 1943 to 1959, the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the structure of musical theater. Music and dance became fully integrated into the plot and propelled the story to its conclusion. Beginning with Oklahoma! in 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein not only brought a fresh model to the musical comedy format and successfully incorporated dance into the fabric of the show but also captured an idealized American image. Their model proved to be versatile and allowed them to explore topics that were not the usual fare for the Broadway musical-going public. Using musical examples, Mr. Courtade will explore their output and analyze how they reflected the American culture. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.



09/16 : Library Competency Exam, Constitution Week, and Coming Events
This semester's schedule for the library competency exams has been posted. The first one will be given on October 12.

In anticipation of the University's celebration of Constitution Week, two of the exhibits currently on display in the library are The United States Constitution and the Founding Fathers - which features portraits and biographical profiles of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and more, along with copies of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and Thomas Jefferson's Legacy - which traces Jefferson's intellectual development from his earliest days to the revolution in individual rights in America and the world. 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.

On Friday, September 24, the library will make available the teleconference, Libraries & the Mobile Technology Landscape. In addition to introducing the current technologies and the cultural shifts that have accompanied them, it will explore their implementation in library services and collections. Librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and all others are welcome, but please RSVP.

Also next Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Era: Reinventing Musical Theater, with Marc Courtade. From 1943 to 1959, the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the structure of musical theater. Music and dance became fully integrated into the plot and propelled the story to its conclusion. Beginning with Oklahoma! in 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein not only brought a fresh model to the musical comedy format and successfully incorporated dance into the fabric of the show but also captured an idealized American image. Their model proved to be versatile and allowed them to explore topics that were not the usual fare for the Broadway musical-going public. Using musical examples, Mr. Courtade will explore their output and analyze how they reflected the American culture. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.



09/14 : Library Teleconference, Constitution Week, and PLA Trip
On Friday, September 24, the library will make available the teleconference, Libraries & the Mobile Technology Landscape. In addition to introducing the current technologies and the cultural shifts that have accompanied them, it will explore their implementation in library services and collections. Librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and all others are welcome, but please RSVP.

In anticipation of the University's celebration of Constitution Week, two of the exhibits currently on display in the library are The United States Constitution and the Founding Fathers - which features portraits and biographical profiles of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and more, along with copies of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and Thomas Jefferson's Legacy - which traces Jefferson's intellectual development from his earliest days to the revolution in individual rights in America and the world. 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.

On Wednesday, September 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the Morgan Library & Museum. The tour will highlight two new exhibits: Women in Wartime: Anne Morgan and the American Committee for Devastated France, which includes vintage photographs and rare silent film footage, and Mark Twain: At Home and Abroad, which explores the writer's life, work, and enduring influence. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online (PDF). Please respond before September 14.



09/10 : New Exhibits, Artist's Reception, New Acquisitions, and PLA Trip
Two new exhibits in the library lobby are The United States Constitution and the Founding Fathers and Thomas Jefferson's Legacy.

On Saturday, there will be an opening reception for the art exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery that features the work of Chul Soon Lim. It will run in the gallery downstairs from 2:00-5:00.

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been updated. There are also new pages that focus on new reference books, children's books, and educational kits. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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.

On Wednesday, September 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the Morgan Library & Museum. The tour will highlight two new exhibits: Women in Wartime: Anne Morgan and the American Committee for Devastated France, which includes vintage photographs and rare silent film footage, and Mark Twain: At Home and Abroad, which explores the writer's life, work, and enduring influence. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $90 dollars for non members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk and online (PDF). Please respond before September 14.



09/07 : Welcome Class of 2014 (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 270 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.

A new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will open on Tuesday and feature the work of Chul Soon Lim. The opening reception will be on Saturday from 2:00-5:00.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Wednesday and from 9:00-5:00 on Thursday-Friday.

A new database that we have access to for a brief trial period is SpringerLink eBooks that provides access to the full text of 22,861 books in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Titles available as part of this trial are marked with a green rectangle. Compare this with the ebrary database that we already subscribe to.

Summer exhibits still on display in the library lobby are Selections from the Archives of the William E. Hutton II and Chapin Families, featuring correspondence, family photos, and ephemera of the last family to live in the Georgian-style mansion - now called Lorber Hall - located here on the C.W. Post Campus. William E. Hutton II, cousin of the financial wizard E.F. Hutton, and Joan King Chapin, heiress of the Hudson Car Company fortune, resided in the Old Westbury residence from 1940-1965. Also available for your enjoyment are Long Island Photographs that show off the region's natural beauty, sunsets, waterways, wildlife, landmarks, history, famous visitors, and residents.

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

The university has a new website, but the library website will be remaining the same for now - although you may have noticed that the address has changed to http://www2.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/libhome.htm.

In database news, our newest addition is Dissertations & Theses: Full Text. Covering 1637 to the present, this comprehensive collection provides the full text of over 1.2 million dissertations and theses from around the world, along with citations to an additional 1.5 million. More than 70,000 items are added each year through publishing partnerships with 700 academic institutions as well as UMI's archiving program of retrospectively digitizing past works.

Also new, OmniFile Full Text Select includes the full text articles from the following Wilson databases: Art Full Text, Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text.

The United Nations' Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world, containing 53 tables that illustrate important economic trends and developments.

The Community Resource Database of Long Island changed its name to 2-1-1 Long Island and moved to a new address. It provides detailed information on nearly 10,000 community health, human service, and education agencies and programs.

Credo Reference has added over 100 new or updated titles to their collection of online encyclopedias and other reference books, bringing the total to close to 500. The major additions were in the fields of: biography, business, criminal justice, culture, economics, education, ethnic studies , health, language, literature, philosophy, politics, social sciences, U.S. history, women's studies, world history and psychology (with this latter page being reorganized to make browsing easier). A small number of new titles were also added to the pages for: astronomy, biology, environment, general, homeland security, law, media, music, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, religion, sciences, social work, statistics, and technology. In addition, the Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to 270 reference books. And ebrary provides access to over 48,000 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.

A new version of the guide to Accounting and Taxation Resources has been posted, and the links on the Nonviolence: The Global Choice webpages have been updated. Many more guides are also available on the library's Getting Started page.



09/01 : Holiday Hours
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on September 1-3 and then closed Saturday-Monday for the Labor Day weekend. Normal library hours will begin on Tuesday.

There will be a Welcome Barbecue on Monday, September 6 at 5:00 p.m. in Riggs Park. In the event of rain, the barbecue will be held in the Winnick Student Center. It will be accompanied by a blood drive from 3:30 to 8:00. Please donate if you can.

A new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will open on Tuesday and feature the work of Chul Soon Lim. The opening reception will be on Saturday, September 11, from 2:00-5:00.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 on September 8 and from 9:00-5:00 on September 9-10.

A new database that we have access to for a brief trial period is SpringerLink eBooks that provides access to the full text of 22,861 books in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Titles available as part of this trial are marked with a green rectangle. Compare this with the ebrary database that we already subscribe to.



08/31 : Holiday Hours and Construction
The holiday and special hours for the fall semester have been posted. The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday-Friday. We will be closed Saturday-Monday.

This week, there will be construction on the ramp in the front of the library. People who are unable to use the stairs may park in the lot on the side of the building and enter through the side door. We apologize for the inconvenience.

There will be a Welcome Barbecue on Monday, September 6 at 5:00 p.m. in Riggs Park. In the event of rain, the barbecue will be held in the Winnick Student Center.

Normal library hours will begin on Tuesday, September 7. In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the library will be open 8:00-5:00 on September 8 and from 9:00-5:00 on September 9-10.



08/25 : Library Workshops, Construction, Library Hours
Section 1 of the Library Competency Workshop has been cancelled. Section 2 has been rescheduled to begin on October 28.

This week, there will be construction on the ramp in the front of the library. People who are unable to use the stairs may park in the lot on the side of the building and enter through the side door. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The following week, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday.



08/23 : Under Construction
This week, there will be construction on the ramp in the front of the library. People who are unable to use the stairs may park in the lot on the side of the building and enter through the side door. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The following week, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday.



08/16 : Project Muse
Added a link to Project Muse on the database pages. It provides the full text of a number of journals in the humanities and social sciences.


08/12 : Mosquito Spraying and Sunday Hours
A news release from the Nassau Health Department says that they will be spraying for mosquitoes in our area on Thursday night between 7:00pm and 5:00am. More information is available (scroll to the lower right).

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



08/11 : Frequently Asked Questions and Sunday Hours
Updated the links to Long Island University pages on the Frequently Asked Questions page so that they now lead to the equivalent versions in the new university website.

The problem that Mozilla Firefox was having with accessing the Gale Virtual Reference Library seems to have been corrected. For some reason, it was affecting only version 3.6.3 and not the earlier or later versions.

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



08/10 : International Economic Statistics - GVRL Problem - Sunday Hours
Our newest database is the United Nations' Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online. It presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 53 tables (comprising over 100 indicators) of monthly, quarterly, and annual data on a variety of subjects that illustrate important economic trends and developments. It includes: energy - finance - transport - population - construction - price indices - manufacturing - national accounts - employment and earnings - industrial production indices - international merchandise trade.

Some versions of Mozilla Firefox currently a problem with the direct links to individual reference books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), but you can still access them through the main GVRL homepage.

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



08/09 : Accounting Resources and Sunday Hours
A new version of the guide to Accounting and Taxation Resources has been posted.

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



08/04 : Online Dissertations and More
Our newest database is Dissertations & Theses: Full Text. Covering 1637 to the present, this comprehensive collection provides the full text of over 1.2 million dissertations and theses from around the world, along with citations to an additional 1.5 million. More than 70,000 items are added each year through publishing partnerships with 700 academic institutions as well as UMI's archiving program of retrospectively digitizing past works. Most of the full text is still from the past thirty years.

ProQuest Platinum Periodicals is no longer available, but you can still get the same kind of information from ProQuest Research Library, our newly-added OmniFile Full Text Select, and our other general interest databases (not to mention all of the additional information that is available in our specialized subject databases).



08/02 : New Books
The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been updated. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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.


07/29 : Post Library Association and Website Downtime
The schedule of events and exhibits that will be sponsored by the Post Library Association this fall has been posted.

Sunday will be the 20th anniversary of the birth of the World Wide Web.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday evening, July 29, maintenance will be conducted on the server that houses the University's Web site. This maintenance will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will conclude at 1 a.m. During this time, there will be no access to the University Web site or to the Campus Web sites and their related functions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

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07/26 : New Database and Art Exhibit
Our newest database is OmniFile Full Text Select from WilsonWeb. It includes the full text articles from the following Wilson databases: Art Full Text, Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text. It replaces FirstSearch's Wilson Select Plus that will soon no longer be available.

The new exhibit being set up in the Hutchins Gallery is Life is Better with Art in It, featuring the work of students in the Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth.



07/20 : Special Collections Exhibit
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons presents Selections from the Archives of the William E. Hutton II / Chapin Families. The Special Collections Department invites you to come see a variety of correspondence, family photos, and ephemera of the last family who lived in what is now Lorber Hall from 1940-1965.


07/15 : Clickers Demo, Nonviolence, and Sunday Hours
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, Interactive Learning Using Clickers. "Get students engaged and motivated using response pads or 'clickers'. These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally or on paper or on screen. A variety of question formats can be used such as: multiple choice, true/false, numeric, and short answer. The system provides for instant feedback and allows the teacher to assess students' comprehension of the material while teaching. It can also be used for grading and generating reports."

The Nonviolence: The Global Choice webpages have been updated.

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



07/06 : Health Databases and Sunday Hours
The Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module database is no longer available, but you can still get plenty of medical information from Health Reference Center-Academic, MEDLINE, and the many health science reference books that we subscribe to. There are also a number of nursing and allied health databases that you can use.

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



06/29 : Holiday Hours
In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed Saturday through Monday.


06/24 : Art Exhibit and Reception and Library Science Database
Recent Works by Wheiza Kim is the new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. The opening reception will be on Saturday at 2:00.

A new database available for a brief trial period is RDA Toolkit which aids in the evaluation and implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging standard designed for the digital world that will replace AACR2. New users will be asked to create a User Profile.



06/16 : 2-1-1 Long Island Database
The Community Resource Database of Long Island has changed its name to 2-1-1 Long Island and moved to a new address. It provides detailed information on nearly 10,000 community health, human service, and education agencies and programs for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Areas covered include: health services - support groups - food assistance - disability services - employment support - child and elderly care - volunteer opportunities - family violence services - camps and youth services - financial and legal counseling - education and training programs - heating and other emergency services - mortgage, rent, and housing assistance - counseling and substance abuse services - and much more.


06/15 : Visual Learning with Inspiration 9 and Webspiration
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, Visual Learning with Inspiration 9 and Webspiration. "Inspiration 9 is a graphic organizing program, which helps you to visualize, think, and be creative. Easy to use concept mapping tools, with integrated Diagram and Outline views, encourage learning in multiple modes. Drag-and-drop actions and hyperlinks make it easy to gather research and connect to files and web resources. In addition, Inspiration's Presentation Manager helps you to transform your diagrams, mind maps, and outlines into polished presentations. Webspiration, the web-based concept mapping program, extends the functionality of Inspiration into the Web 2.0 environment and includes sharing and collaboration tools."


06/10 : Long Island Exhibit, Gate Closing, Sunday Hours, and Ed Tech Workshop
The newest exhibit in the library lobby is Long Island Photographs. From the archives of Newsday and the far reaches of the world wide web come images of both Long Island's varied history and it's natural beauty. Not just traffic jams, storms, and shark hunters - scenic photographs of sunsets, waterways, and wildlife are joined by well known landmarks like the Jones Beach tower, Old Westbury Gardens, and the Montauk Point lighthouse. History comes alive through images of the Westhampton fire, Levittown in the 1940s, celebrations of sports victories, the explosion of TWA flight 800, World War One soldiers at Camp Upton, and the infamous garbage barge - along with famous visitors like Pope John Paul II, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Marilyn Monroe, as well as famous residents like Billy Joel and William DeKooning. Even the history of Newsday and its founder, Alicia Patterson, is included.

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

From Dana Weiss, Sr. Assistant Provost: "During the weekend of June 11-13, the Greek Orthodox Church will be using our lower facility parking lots for their festival parking. In order to accommodate the auto and pedestrian traffic from the festival in addition to campus traffic, the East Gate of the campus will be restricted during this weekend as follows:
   During the following dates and times:
   Friday, June 11, from 5 p.m. - 12 Midnight
   Saturday, June 12, from 2 p.m. - 12 Midnight
   Sunday, June 13, from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
All incoming traffic to the East Gate will be diverted west onto University Drive. There will be no exiting traffic at the East Gate. All exiting traffic will be sent to the West Gate. The area immediately inside the East Gate will ONLY be open for pedestrian traffic. If you have any questions please call 516-299-2781. Thank you for your cooperation."

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, Visual Learning with Inspiration 9 and Webspiration. "Inspiration 9 is a graphic organizing program, which helps you to visualize, think, and be creative. Easy to use concept mapping tools, with integrated Diagram and Outline views, encourage learning in multiple modes. Drag-and-drop actions and hyperlinks make it easy to gather research and connect to files and web resources. In addition, Inspiration's Presentation Manager helps you to transform your diagrams, mind maps, and outlines into polished presentations. Webspiration, the web-based concept mapping program, extends the functionality of Inspiration into the Web 2.0 environment and includes sharing and collaboration tools."



06/08 : New Books, Sunday Hours, and Educational Technology Workshop
The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been updated. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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 library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, Visual Learning with Inspiration 9 and Webspiration. "Inspiration 9 is a graphic organizing program, which helps you to visualize, think, and be creative. Easy to use concept mapping tools, with integrated Diagram and Outline views, encourage learning in multiple modes. Drag-and-drop actions and hyperlinks make it easy to gather research and connect to files and web resources. In addition, Inspiration's Presentation Manager helps you to transform your diagrams, mind maps, and outlines into polished presentations. Webspiration, the web-based concept mapping program, extends the functionality of Inspiration into the Web 2.0 environment and includes sharing and collaboration tools."

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is The 2nd Annual Asian Brush Painting Class Exhibit, featuring artwork by the students in the Hutton House class instructed by In K Kim.



06/07 : Art Exhibit, Sunday hours (and Online Reference Books)
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is The 2nd Annual Asian Brush Painting Class Exhibit, featuring artwork by the students in the Hutton House class instructed by In K Kim.

Eighteen new online reference books from Credo Reference have been added to the database subject page for social sciences. A couple of new titles have also been added to sciences and social work.

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



06/03 : More Online Reference Books and Thinkfinity Workshop
Even more new or updated online reference books from Credo Reference have been added to our subject pages of databases, especially in the areas of psychology, world history, philosophy, and ethnic studies . A few titles have also been added to media, homeland security, religion, music, and law. In addition, the psychology page has been reorganized to make browsing easier.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, Introducing Thinkfinity: a high quality content resource for educators. "Improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content within a comprehensive digital learning platform. Explore selected primary source materials, interactive student resources, and grade-specific research lists, and tailor these materials to meet your needs. Thinkfinity content-partners include several nationally renowned organizations such as: The National Center for Family Literacy, The Smithsonian National Museum, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science."



06/02 : Online Reference Books and Technology Workshop
Lots of new or updated online reference books from Credo Reference have been added to our subject pages of databases, especially in the areas of biography, business, criminal justice, culture, economics, education, health, language, literature, politics, U.S. history, and women's studies. A few titles have also been added to arts, astronomy, biology, environment, general, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, statistics, and technology.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, Introducing Thinkfinity: a high quality content resource for educators. "Improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content within a comprehensive digital learning platform. Explore selected primary source materials, interactive student resources, and grade-specific research lists, and tailor these materials to meet your needs. Thinkfinity content-partners include several nationally renowned organizations such as: The National Center for Family Literacy, The Smithsonian National Museum, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science."



06/01 : Happy June
On Monday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, Introducing Thinkfinity: a high quality content resource for educators. "Improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content within a comprehensive digital learning platform. Explore selected primary source materials, interactive student resources, and grade-specific research lists, and tailor these materials to meet your needs. Thinkfinity content-partners include several nationally renowned organizations such as: The National Center for Family Literacy, The Smithsonian National Museum, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science."


05/27 : Holiday Hours and Online Book News
In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday.

Credo Reference has added 94 books to their online reference collection, bringing the total to 492. They've been added to the alphabetic list of databases and will start appearing on the subject lists soon.

The ebrary collection of online books may not be available for part of Saturday afternoon due to scheduled maintenance.



05/20 : Movie Posters and New Books
In honor of the late Lena Horne, the Special Collections Department is displaying posters from some of her movies in the library lobby. These are only two examples from their collection of over 6,000 posters produced between 1942 and 1962. Elsewhere on our website, you can view posters for the top 100 movies in the collection.

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been updated. If you'd like see lists of the newest books, videos, music, and more added to our collections here at the C.W. Post library, 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 university has a new website, but the library website will be remaining the same for now - although you may have noticed that the address has changed to http://www2.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/libhome.htm.



05/18 : New Exhibit, New Website, I.D. Cards, and Library Workshops
The new exhibit on the main floor of the library is The Radical Periodicals in the United States, 1890-1960. Highlighting one of the library's many historical periodical collections, this exhibit brings yesterday's political and social controversies to life with examples of articles, illustrations, and editorial cartoons that appeared in publications that challenged the status quo. This periodical collection is a useful primary source for people doing historical research on the rise of labor unions, socialism in America, conscientious objectors during World War II, and more. Other historical collections, some dating back to 1640, that are also available for your use cover such topics as: art - theatre - literature - British politics - women's rights - William Morris - motion pictures - Charles Dickens - the Bronte Family - Shakespeare stage history - slavery, emancipation & civil rights - and much more.

The university has a new website, but the library website will be remaining the same for now - although you may have noticed that the address has changed to http://www2.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/libhome.htm.

From Public Safety: "The Department of Public Safety would like to remind you that the ID card hours will be operating on a revised schedule for the summer of 2010. The hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Department of Public Safety will have extended hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on the first three days of each summer session: Session I - May 17, 18, 19; Session II - June 21, 22, 23; Session III - July 26, 27, 28. Thank you for your cooperation in helping maintain a safe and informed environment within our campus community."

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



05/11 : 2010 Computers in Libraries Conference and LibGuides
On Wednesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present Angela Cornwell, Electronic Resources/Distance Learning Librarian, with highlights of the recent Computers in Libraries Conference that she attended in April. She will also introduce LibGuides, an online management system for creating, searching, and presenting library guides.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday-Friday, open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and closed Sunday.

Normal summer hours will begin on Monday.

The Instructional Media Center will be presenting several Technology Workshops during the summer.



05/07 : Congratulations Graduates!
The library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Friday-Saturday and closed Sunday. We will then be open 9:00-5:00 Monday-Saturday and closed Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the fall.

On Wednesday, the Library Brown Bag series will present Angela Cornwell, Electronic Resources/Distance Learning Librarian, with highlights of the recent Computers in Libraries Conference that she attended in April. She will also introduce LibGuides, an online management system for creating, searching, and presenting library guides.

On Monday, May 17, normal summer hours will begin.



05/04 : Extended Hours, Summer Hours, Art Exhibit and Reception
The library has extended its hours for finals. We will be open until 1:00 on Monday-Wednesday. The Interfaith Center lounge will stay open all night from Monday through Thursday. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of BFA Seniors: Dan Alssid, James Battistelli, Ashley Dethlefben, Bill Ferraro, Rob Hanley, Dan Kourie, Deanna Lindenberg, Rob Peppard. Erica Robbins, and Chen Yu Wang. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00.

On Thursday, the library will close when the last exam in the building is finished, possibly around 10:30. This is also the last day that the Bookmark Café will be open until the fall.

The library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Friday-Saturday and closed Sunday.

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

There are free books available for your enjoyment. Go to the main hallway downstairs, and help yourselves.

On May 12, the Library Brown Bag series will present Angela Cornwell, Electronic Resources/Distance Learning Librarian, with highlights of the recent Computers in Libraries Conference she attended in April. She will also introduce LibGuides, an online management system for creating, searching, and presenting library guides.



05/02 : Extended Hours
The library has extended its hours. We will be open until midnight on Sunday and open until 1:00 on Monday-Wednesday. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center lounge will stay open all night from Monday through Thursday. A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

On Thursday, the library will close when the last exam in the building is finished, possibly around 10:30.

There are free books available for your enjoyment. Go to the main hallway downstairs, and help yourselves.



04/25 : Extended Hours
The library has extended its hours. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open 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 all night (more information about that when it becomes available). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

Another new art exhibit is being set up in the Hutchins Gallery. Check back for more information.

There are free books available for your enjoyment. Go to the main hallway downstairs, and help yourselves.



04/21 : Extended Hours, Full-Text Access Demo, World's Fair Lecture, Artists' Reception
The library has extended its hours. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open 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 all night (more information about that when it becomes available). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of C.W. Post students, Laura Cirino ("Elements"), Jamie Fessenden ("On the Road"), and Courtney Webber ("Vessels"). The closing reception will be on Saturday at 2:00.

On Friday, the library will present The Devil Is in the Details: Strategies for Solving Linkage Problems to Our Online Resources. "You will leave this program with a variety of tips, tricks, and tools to help you problem-solve some of the most commonly experienced difficulties in linking to our full-text resources." It will run 12:00-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Please RSVP.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present a lecture about the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair with Pierre Montiel. One of the biggest expositions of the post World War II years, the Fair attracted 50 million people and cost $1 billion. The theme of the Fair was "Peace through Understanding," and all of corporate America came to the Fair to display their products. Robert Moses, President of the Fair, said "My Fair will have something for everyone, from Michelangelo to Walt Disney." The lecture will be an overview of the Fair, its exhibits and shows, and its impact on the American public. You can also view a display of 1964/1965 World's Fair souvenirs and paraphernalia. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 on the main floor of the library.

There are free books available for your enjoyment. Go to the main hallway downstairs, and help yourselves.

On April 29, the Post Library Association will be presenting a Fun Day in Downtown Manhattan, featuring visits to Bowling Green park, the National Museum of the American Indian (and the exhibit, "A Song for the Horse Nation"), lunch at 2 West Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, the Skyscraper Museum, and Battery Park. The cost is $60 for PLA members and $70 for non-members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk. Please respond before April 23.



04/18 : E-Portfolio Demo, Extended Hours, Full-Text Access Demo, World's Fair Lecture
On Monday, the C.W. Post chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the Instructional Media Center will present an e-portfolio workshop on how "students and teachers can demonstrate their individual and collaborative work, technological abilities, and achievements over a period of time in order to reflect on their professional development and create an awareness of successful learning strategies." It will run from 4:30-6:00 downstairs in the IMC.

On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open 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 all night (more information about that when it becomes available). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

On Friday, the library will present The Devil Is in the Details: Strategies for Solving Linkage Problems to Our Online Resources. "You will leave this program with a variety of tips, tricks, and tools to help you problem-solve some of the most commonly experienced difficulties in linking to our full-text resources." It will run 12:00-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Please RSVP.

Also on Friday, the Post Library Association will present a lecture about the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair with Pierre Montiel. One of the biggest expositions of the post World War II years, the Fair attracted 50 million people and cost $1 billion. The theme of the Fair was "Peace through Understanding," and all of corporate America came to the Fair to display their products. Robert Moses, President of the Fair, said "My Fair will have something for everyone, from Michelangelo to Walt Disney." The lecture will be an overview of the Fair, its exhibits and shows, and its impact on the American public. You can also view a display of 1964/1965 World's Fair souvenirs and paraphernalia. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 on the main floor of the library.

A new art exhibit is being set up in the Hutchins Gallery. Check back for more information.

There are free books available for your enjoyment. Go to the main hallway downstairs, and help yourselves.

On April 29, the Post Library Association will be presenting a Fun Day in Downtown Manhattan, featuring visits to Bowling Green park, the National Museum of the American Indian (and the exhibit, "A Song for the Horse Nation"), lunch at 2 West Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, the Skyscraper Museum, and Battery Park. The cost is $60 for PLA members and $70 for non-members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk. Please respond before April 23.



04/14 : National Library Week!
In celebration of National Library Week, the H.W. Wilson company is offering free access to its Current Issues: Careers database that provides information on the qualifications, responsibilities, pay, prospects, and more on each career field. Access will run through April 25.

There are free books available for your enjoyment. Go to the main hallway downstairs, and help yourselves.

The trial was a success, and we've added the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science to our database subscriptions. It covers the collection, organization, storage, preservation, retrieval, transfer, and display of the entire body of knowledge from business, government, education, creative endeavors, and daily life.

The list of new books at the Brentwood Campus library has been updated (again). 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.

On Monday, the C.W. Post chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the Instructional Media Center will present an e-portfolio workshop on how "students and teachers can demonstrate their individual and collaborative work, technological abilities, and achievements over a period of time in order to reflect on their professional development and create an awareness of successful learning strategies." It will run from 4:30-6:00 downstairs in the IMC.

Final Exams will begin on April 30, and a PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted. The library will begin extended hours on April 21.

On April 29, the Post Library Association will be presenting a Fun Day in Downtown Manhattan, featuring visits to Bowling Green park, the National Museum of the American Indian (and the exhibit, "A Song for the Horse Nation"), lunch at 2 West Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, the Skyscraper Museum, and Battery Park. The cost is $60 for PLA members and $70 for non-members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk. Please respond before April 23.



04/11 : Trial Databases, New Materials, and Computer Downtime
Three new trial databases that are now available through the end of May are the enhanced versions of America: History and Life (with the full text of over 196 journals and 92 books) and Historical Abstracts (with the full text of over 316 journals and 138 books) as well as Political Science Complete (with the full text of over 400 journals, 165 books, and 27,000 conference papers).

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

From Information Technology: "On Monday, April 12th, from 8 PM to Midnight, Information Technology will be performing scheduled system maintenance. During this time, access to PeopleSoft systems and My LIU will be temporarily unavailable. A separate communication has been placed on the My LIU site to advise the user community regarding this scheduled maintenance. Please be advised that access to Email, shared drives, VPN and Voicemail will be unaffected and remain available. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office."

On April 29, the Post Library Association will be presenting a Fun Day in Downtown Manhattan, featuring visits to Bowling Green park, the National Museum of the American Indian (and the exhibit, "A Song for the Horse Nation"), lunch at 2 West Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, the Skyscraper Museum, and Battery Park. The cost is $60 for PLA members and $70 for non-members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk. Please respond before April 23.



04/07 : Book Sale!! (and Exhibits, Competency Exam, and Library Teleconference)
The Annual Book Sale, held by the Post Library Association, will run from Wednesday through Saturday. Everyone in the Long Island University community and the general public are welcome.

There are three new exhibits on the main floor of the library. Everyday Life in Colors takes a look at the role and symbolism of colors in our lives and the world around us through examples of their use in cars, flags, food, gems, idioms, fashion, flowers, quotations, filing systems, writing systems, college heraldry, and computer graphics, as well as how they relate to gender, moods, sounds, and seasons. New York City tours the art, people, streets, subways, architecture, and celebrations in the city, along with portrayals New York in art and film (see below for information about an upcoming trip). And 1964/1965 New York World's Fair features souvenirs and paraphernalia to accompany the April 23 lecture by Pierre Montiel.

The IRWI (Information Research Watch International) database has been discontinued by its producer, but you can still find plenty of similar information in the other Library and Information Science databases.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be held on Friday at 11:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you are graduating this semester and haven't yet taken it (or the Library Workshop), this will be your last chance. For everyone else, 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.

Also on Friday, will be the teleconference, Technology Trends in Libraries: Tools, Skills, Staffing, Training, in the Library Instruction Lab at 12:00. Librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and any interested others are welcome to attend, but please RSVP.

On April 29, the Post Library Association will be presenting a Fun Day in Downtown Manhattan, featuring visits to Bowling Green park, the National Museum of the American Indian (and the exhibit, "A Song for the Horse Nation"), lunch at 2 West Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, the Skyscraper Museum, and Battery Park. The cost is $60 for PLA members and $70 for non-members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk. Please respond before April 23.



04/05 : Educational Technology Demo, Book Sale, Competency Exam, Teleconference
On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present an educational technology demonstration of Easy to Use Web 2.0 Sharing and Collaborative Tools. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

The Annual Book Sale, held by the Post Library Association, will run from Wednesday through Saturday. The first day will be open only to the Long Island University community, and the following days will be open to the general public as well.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be held on Friday at 11:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you are graduating this semester and haven't yet taken it (or the Library Workshop), this will be your last chance. For everyone else, 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.

Also on Friday, will be the teleconference, Technology Trends in Libraries: Tools, Skills, Staffing, Training, in the Library Instruction Lab at 12:00. Librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and any interested others are welcome to attend, but please RSVP.

On April 29, the Post Library Association will be presenting a Fun Day in Downtown Manhattan, featuring visits to Bowling Green park, the National Museum of the American Indian (and the exhibit, "A Song for the Horse Nation"), lunch at 2 West Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, the Skyscraper Museum, and Battery Park. The cost is $60 for PLA members and $70 for non-members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk. Please respond before April 23.



03/28 : Spring Break Hours, MLA Style, and Coming Events
During Spring Break, he library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed for the week.

The format for including parenthetical references has been added to the MLA Citation Style page, as has a citation to a comment posted on a blog.

On April 7, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present an educational technology demonstration of Easy to Use Web 2.0 Sharing and Collaborative Tools. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

The Annual Book Sale, held by the Post Library Association, will run from April 7-10. The first day will be open only to the Long Island University community, and the following days will be open to the general public as well.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be held on Friday, April 9 at 11:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you are graduating this semester and haven't yet taken it (or the Library Workshop), this will be your last chance. For everyone else, 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.

Also on April 9, will be the teleconference, Technology Trends in Libraries: Tools, Skills, Staffing, Training, in the Library Instruction Lab at 12:00. Librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and any interested others are welcome to attend, but please RSVP.

On April 29, the Post Library Association will be presenting a Fun Day in Downtown Manhattan, featuring visits to Bowling Green park, the National Museum of the American Indian (and the exhibit, "A Song for the Horse Nation"), lunch at 2 West Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, the Skyscraper Museum, and Battery Park. The cost is $60 for PLA members and $70 for non-members. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk. Please respond before April 23.



03/24 : MLA Style, Gardens of the World Lecture, Spring Break Hours
The updated MLA Citation Style page slouches towards completion. All of the examples now reflect the changes in the Seventh edition, and the notes soon will too. A section on parenthetical references is also on the way.

On Thursday, the LIU student chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology will present a "panel with speakers who have gone through the process of being published" to answer the "questions of students who are interested in getting published." The panel will run from 5:00-6:00 upstairs in room 362.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will take a journey around the globe to visit the great gardens of Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and more through Vincent A. Simeone's lecture, Great Gardens of the World. Come along for a train ride through the Canadian Rockies, a hiking trip into the wild bush of Australia, a whale watching expedition to Cape Town, and a visit to a 15th century abbey in jolly old England. The journey begins at 8:00 p.m. in Reference Commons, and everyone is welcome.

From Dr. Paul Forestell, Provost: "C.W. Post will test its Emergency Alert System on Friday, March 26 between noon and 1 p.m. A test message will be sent to the Long Island University e-mail accounts of faculty, staff and students. In addition, those who registered their cell phone numbers with the Emergency Alert System will receive a text message. The Emergency Alert System is designed to rapidly notify the campus community during major emergencies by text message and LIU e-mail. The system will be activated in emergency or urgent situations only - such as a sudden threat of severe weather, a potentially catastrophic accident or the presence of a dangerous person on campus. The system will provide information about the incident, safety instructions and other courses of action. Of course, we hope we will never have to activate the system except for testing. Should we need to use it, however, this system will greatly increase the safety of the campus community. The test on March 26 will include text messages to registered cell phones and e-mail addresses in the Long Island University e-mail system. Please note that your phone carriers may charge to receive the text message. If you wish to change your settings or stop receiving emergency text messages, please log-on to my.liu.edu (see 'Update Emergency Contact'). If you have any questions, please visit our Web site at www.liu.edu/cwpalert or call Information Technology at (516) 299-2281."

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



03/21 : Resumes, Competency Exam, Getting Published, and Gardens of the World
On Monday, Phi Delta Kappa will present Resumes and Cover Letters: Tips for Educators with Roni Badrian from the Career Services office. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the Instructional Media Center.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 3:30 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 Thursday, the LIU student chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology will present a "panel with speakers who have gone through the process of being published" to answer the "questions of students who are interested in getting published." The panel will run from 5:00-6:00 upstairs in room 362.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will take a journey around the globe to visit the great gardens of Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and more through Vincent A. Simeone's lecture, Great Gardens of the World. Come along for a train ride through the Canadian Rockies, a hiking trip into the wild bush of Australia, a whale watching expedition to Cape Town, and a visit to a 15th century abbey in jolly old England. The journey begins at 8:00 p.m. in Reference Commons, and everyone is welcome.



03/18 : The Year's Best Books and Library Survey
The newest exhibit in the library is Choice 2009 Outstanding Academic Titles, books published during the previous year that were selected for their excellence by Choice magazine.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 3:30 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.

From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/17 : Art Database, New Materials, and Library Survey
The newest trial database available for your enjoyment is Art & Architecture Complete which covers periodicals and books on art, archaeology, architecture, photography, printmaking, costume design, interior and landscape design, and more. It includes an image collection of over 64,000 images.

The lists of new books and videos, DVDs, and CDs at the Brentwood Campus library have been updated. 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 next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 3:30 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.

From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/14 : Blood Drive, Competency Exam, APA Style, Databases, Library Survey
There will be a blood drive on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am-9:00pm in the Hillwood Commons East-West Café. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Hillwood Commons at extension 2800. Walk-ins are also welcome. Everyone who donates will receive a Subway coupon or a t-shirt and will be entered for a chance to win an iTouch or $100 Visa gift card.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 3:30 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.

Our guide to APA citation style has been supplemented with a two page printable version in Word format. The link is at the end of the notes (or you can click on this one here).

A new trial database is the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science which covers the collection, organization, storage, preservation, retrieval, transfer, and display of the entire body of materials representing what cultures know and value.

Gray's Anatomy Online is no longer available, but you can get similar information from the Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders, as well as other online reference books for Biology and Health. Of course, we still have the paper version too.

From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/10 : Oscars, Small Business, New Stuff, Workshop, Teleconference, Downtime, Survey
The list of African American Oscar winners and nominees has been updated on the African-Americans in Motion Pictures page.

The library pathfinder to Small Business Information Sources has been updated. This is only one of the many guides that can help you in getting started with your research.

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.

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

On Friday, the first Library Brown Bag event of the semester will present the teleconference, Information Literacy Education: A National Overview, with Lisa Stock, Jean Donham, and Dane Ward. It will provide "a background briefing on the working standards and assessments for national literacy and open a dialog on what librarians can do to strengthen efforts to encourage and build information literacy efforts not only in your own library, but in concert with your colleagues around the country." Librarians, Library Science students, and any interested others are welcome to this program that begins at noon in the Library Instruction Lab. Please RSVP.

From Information Technology: "As a result of continued emergency repair to the power infrastructure at the B. Davis Schwartz Library at C.W. Post, Buildings and Grounds has requested that we take campus-related computing services offline while this work is conducted. Please be advised that beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday evening, March 13th, the campus will have restricted access to shared drives, and other campus computing resources. It is expected this work will be completed and all computing resources will be restored by noon on Sunday, March 14. If, after noon on Sunday, March 14th, you experience issues with access to normally-available resources, please contact Information Technology by email (IT@cwpost.liu.edu). Please also be reminded that Long Island University's Information Technology department will never ask for your username and/or password by email."

There will be a blood drive on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am-9:00pm in the Hillwood Commons East-West Café. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Hillwood Commons at extension 2800. Walk-ins are also welcome. Everyone who donates will receive a Subway coupon or a t-shirt and be entered for a chance to win an iTouch or $100 Visa gift card.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 3:30 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.

From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/07 : Online Video, Ed Tech Demo, Library Workshop, Teleconference, and Library Survey
The trial of the Films on Demand database has been extended. It provides streaming video of more than 6,000 documentaries and dramatic productions that cover the humanities, social sciences, business, sciences, and more.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the School of Education, will present the educational technology demonstration, Interactive Learning Using Clickers. It begins at 3:45 downstairs in the IMC.

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

On Friday, the first Library Brown Bag event of the semester will present the teleconference, Information Literacy Education: A National Overview, with Lisa Stock, Jean Donham, and Dane Ward. It will provide "a background briefing on the working standards and assessments for national literacy and open a dialog on what librarians can do to strengthen efforts to encourage and build information literacy efforts not only in your own library, but in concert with your colleagues around the country." Librarians, Library Science students, and any interested others are welcome to this program that begins at noon in the Library Instruction Lab. Please RSVP.

From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/03 : Shea Stadium Lecture, Artists' Reception, Coming Events, and Library Survey
A series of library brown bag events has been announced for the spring semester. The first will deal with information literacy education and will take place on March 12. Later ones will deal with technology trends in libraries and making the most of our full-text online resources. Everyone is welcome.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Dana Brand's lecture, based on his book, The Last Days of Shea: Delight and Despair in the Life of a Mets Fan, in which he focuses on his love for the now-demolished Shea Stadium and his experiences following the Mets' misfortunes since 2006. This book is not just about baseball. It is about family life, community, hope, fun, and suffering. The book has been praised by Mets announcers Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Howie Rose, as well as by the great Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman. It has also received recognition in the world of literature where it has been praised by the novelist Jonathan Lethem and the essayist Phillip Lopate. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 in the library lobby.

On Saturday, there will be an artists' reception for the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Art in Spring!, which features the work of the Manhasset Art Association. It will run from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



03/02 : Art Exhibit, Computer Downtime, Shea Stadium Lecture, and Library Survey
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Art in Spring!, featuring the work of the Manhasset Art Association. The artists' reception will be on Saturday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

From Information Technology: "Buildings and Grounds will be performing emergency power repairs to the B. Davis Schwartz Library at C.W. Post at 6:15 am on Wednesday, March 3rd. During this time all computing services will be unavailable for the duration of this repair, which is expected to take approximately one hour. This may have a residual effect on other campus locations. After 5 pm on Tuesday, March 2nd, all shared drives as well as Raiser's Edge will be unavailable. Please contact Information Technology if you experience connectivity issues after 8 am on Wednesday, March 3rd."

Some of the guide to MLA Citation Style has been updated to the seventh edition.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Dana Brand's lecture, based on his book, The Last Days of Shea: Delight and Despair in the Life of a Mets Fan, in which he focuses on his love for the now-demolished Shea Stadium and his experiences following the Mets' misfortunes since 2006. This book is not just about baseball. It is about family life, community, hope, fun, and suffering. The book has been praised by Mets announcers Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Howie Rose, as well as by the great Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman. It has also received recognition in the world of literature where it has been praised by the novelist Jonathan Lethem and the essayist Phillip Lopate. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 in the library lobby.

From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.



02/28 : Library Survey and Shea Stadium Lecture
From March 1-19, the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is inviting all C.W. Post campus students and faculty to participate in the Association of Research Libraries' LibQUAL+ survey. This library service quality survey measures library users' perceptions of services and resources. The information gathered through the survey will be used by the Library to plan future services to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at C.W. Post.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Dana Brand's lecture, based on his book, The Last Days of Shea: Delight and Despair in the Life of a Mets Fan, in which he focuses on his love for the now-demolished Shea Stadium and his experiences following the Mets' misfortunes since 2006. This book is not just about baseball. It is about family life, community, hope, fun, and suffering. The book has been praised by Mets announcers Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Howie Rose, as well as by the great Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman. It has also received recognition in the world of literature where it has been praised by the novelist Jonathan Lethem and the essayist Phillip Lopate. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 in the library lobby.



02/24 : Trial Databases, Library Competency Exam, Museum Trip
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 3:30 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 next section of that begins on March 11).

There are four new databases from WilsonWeb that we have access to for a brief trial period. Art Museum Image Gallery provides online images of over 155,000 works of art from around the world. Cinema Image Gallery provides contains over 150,000 images and 4,000 posters from movies, television, and the entertainment industry, including rare behind-the-scenes material. Art Full Text enhances our Art Abstracts database with the text of selected journals dating back to 1997. And ERIC is Wilson's version of the education database that provides access to journal articles and other education-related resources.

The Interlibrary Loan Department encourages everyone to make use of the new ILLiad interlibrary loan system instead of the older request forms. ILLiad enables you to create an account so that you won't have to reenter your personal information each time you use it and to keep track of your interlibrary loan requests.

On Thursday, March 11, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. The highlight of the visit will be a guided tour of the exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey along the greatest trading route in history, the Silk Road, and traverse the ancient cities of Asia and the Middle East as well as ancient Baghdad. This will be followed by Journey to the Stars at the Hayden Planetarium, a stunning voyage through time and space to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky. Finally, you will be treated to an IMAX film, Mysteries of the Great Lakes. Light refreshments will be available on the bus. If you wish to purchase lunch at the museum, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum food court. The cost is $65 for PLA members and $75 for non-members. Please reserve your place by March 1. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk.



02/23 : Interlibrary Loan, Post Pride Day, Library Competency Exam, Museum Trip
The Interlibrary Loan Department encourages everyone to make use of the new ILLiad interlibrary loan system instead of the older request forms. ILLiad enables you to create an account so that you won't have to reenter your personal information each time you use it and to keep track of your interlibrary loan requests.

On Wednesday, "show your Post Pride by 'Being Seen in Green and Being Bold in Gold'. Wear Post gear, play games, win prizes, in the Hillwood Commons Lobby anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the various community service initiatives on campus, create cards for U.S. Troops overseas, and make sandwiches for the homeless. Then cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams as they go head-to-head with St. Thomas Acquinas College. Wear C.W. Post clothes to get free admission, support the Pioneers, and get entered to win prizes such as Dining Dollars and a 47" flatscreen LCD TV. Women's basketball is at 5 p.m. and men's is at 7 p.m."

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 3:30 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 next section of that begins on March 11).

On Thursday, March 11, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. The highlight of the visit will be a guided tour of the exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey along the greatest trading route in history, the Silk Road, and traverse the ancient cities of Asia and the Middle East as well as ancient Baghdad. This will be followed by Journey to the Stars at the Hayden Planetarium, a stunning voyage through time and space to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky. Finally, you will be treated to an IMAX film, Mysteries of the Great Lakes. Light refreshments will be available on the bus. If you wish to purchase lunch at the museum, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum food court. The cost is $65 for PLA members and $75 for non-members. Please reserve your place by March 1. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk.



02/22 : Museum Trip and Library Competency Exam
On Thursday, March 11, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. The highlight of the visit will be a guided tour of the exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey along the greatest trading route in history, the Silk Road, and traverse the ancient cities of Asia and the Middle East as well as ancient Baghdad. This will be followed by Journey to the Stars at the Hayden Planetarium, a stunning voyage through time and space to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky. Finally, you will be treated to an IMAX film, Mysteries of the Great Lakes. Light refreshments will be available on the bus. If you wish to purchase lunch at the museum, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum food court. The cost is $65 for PLA members and $75 for non-members. Please reserve your place by March 1. Reservation forms are available at the Reference Desk.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 3:30 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 next section of that begins on March 11).



02/18 : Library Competency Exam
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 3:30 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 next section of that begins on March 11).


02/11 : Holiday Hours and Competency Exam
On Friday, "Long Island University will join the American Heart Association's fight against heart disease by holding Wear Red Day. We encourage everyone to participate by wearing red to work and donating $5 to help the AHA raise women's awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk. If you have any questions or would like to donate, please call Ellen McHugh at 516-299-2504."

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.

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



02/08 : Holiday Hours and Campus Events
On Wednesday, "show your Post Pride by 'Being Seen in Green and Being Bold in Gold'. Wear Post gear, play games, win prizes, in the Hillwood Commons Lobby anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the various community service initiatives on campus, create valentines for U.S. Troops overseas, and make sandwiches for the homeless. Then cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams as they go head-to-head with Mercy College. Wear C.W. Post clothes to get free admission, support the Pioneers, and get entered to win prizes such as Dining Dollars and a 47" flatscreen LCD TV. Women's basketball is at 5 p.m. and men's is at 7 p.m."

On Friday, "Long Island University will join the American Heart Association's fight against heart disease by holding Wear Red Day. We encourage everyone to participate by wearing red to work and donating $5 to help the AHA raise women's awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk. If you have any questions or would like to donate, please call Ellen McHugh at 516-299-2504."

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.

All of the 2009 postings to this page have been archived for posterity.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on February 16 at 3:30 in Life Sciences room 139.



02/03 : Artist Reception and Database Downtime
On Thursday, there will be an artist's reception and talk with Dan Christoffel for his exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and his Legacy, that features a series of portraits of President Lincoln along with works inspired by the Civil Rights movement of the 60s. It begins downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery at 6:00. This is part of a series of Abraham Lincoln events on campus.

On Friday morning, Credo Reference will be unavailable from 8:00-9:00. On Saturday morning, ebrary will be unavailable from 7:00-9:00. Both companies will be performing scheduled maintenance on their servers.

Next Wednesday, "show your Post Pride by 'Being Seen in Green and Being Bold in Gold'. Wear Post gear, play games, win prizes, in the Hillwood Commons Lobby anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the various community service initiatives on campus, create valentines for U.S. Troops overseas, and make sandwiches for the homeless. Then cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams as they go head-to-head with Mercy College. Wear C.W. Post clothes to get free admission, support the Pioneers, and get entered to win prizes such as Dining Dollars and a 47" flatscreen LCD TV. Women's basketball is at 5 p.m. and men's is at 7 p.m."



02/01 : Civil War Exhibit, Abraham Lincoln Lectures, SmartBoard Demo
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Scenes from the Civil War. Prepared by the Library of Congress, it takes a look at the causes, history, battlegrounds, timeline, maps, art, photography, and reporting of this period of American history. As part of the library's celebration of National Black History Month, it is accompanied by the exhibit, The History of Black Economic Empowerment, that examines the organizational and entrepreneurial skills exercised by African Americans after gaining freedom from centuries of slavery.

On Wednesday, Dr. Harold Holzer, a renowned Abraham Lincoln scholar, will present the lecture, Lincoln and Obama: Lessons from the Past, Inspiration for the Future, in the Interfaith Center at 12:30. The lecture is part of a series of Abraham Lincoln events on campus

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology demonstration, SmartBoard II - Creating Interactive Lessons, at 3:45.

On Thursday, there will be an artist's reception and talk with Dan Christoffel for his exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and his Legacy, that features a series of portraits of President Lincoln along with works inspired by the Civil Rights movement of the 60s. It begins downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery at 6:00.



01/31 : Abraham Lincoln, Competency Exams, SmartBoard Demo
Beginning a series of Abraham Lincoln events on campus, the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is artist Dan Christoffel's Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and his Legacy, featuring a series of portraits of President Lincoln along with works inspired by the Civil Rights movement of the 60s. There will be an artist's reception and talk on Thursday at 6:00.

On Wednesday, Dr. Harold Holzer, a renowned Lincoln scholar, will present the lecture, Lincoln and Obama: Lessons from the Past, Inspiration for the Future, in the Interfaith Center at 12:30.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology demonstration, SmartBoard II - Creating Interactive Lessons, at 3:45.

On Thursday at 6:00, there will be an artist's reception and talk with Dan Christoffel for his exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and his Legacy, in the Hutchins Gallery.

The schedule of this semester's Library Competency Exams has been posted. The first one will be on February 16. 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 March 11).

In celebration of National Black History Month, the new exhibit in the library lobby is The History of Black Economic Empowerment. This exhibit portrays African Americans - after gaining freedom from centuries of slavery - moving forward with organizational and entrepreneurial skills. The exhibit also commemorates the centennial of the National Urban League, an organization that has worked in various ways to bring about educational and employment opportunities to blacks.



01/27 : Black History, Architecture, International Finance, Abe Lincoln, Ed Tech
In celebration of National Black History Month, the new exhibit in the library lobby is The History of Black Economic Empowerment. This exhibit portrays African Americans - after gaining freedom from centuries of slavery - moving forward with organizational and entrepreneurial skills. The exhibit also commemorates the centennial of the National Urban League, an organization that has worked in various ways to bring about educational and employment opportunities to blacks.

The Special Collections Department has posted a holdings list for the Architectural Library of H.T. Lindeberg. This collection contains architectural monographs and some periodicals donated circa 1962 by Mrs. H. T. Lindeberg. New York architect Harrie T. Lindeberg's career, spanning more than forty years, won him great renown for the grand urbane country home. He retired on his estate on Long Island after World War II.

The guide to International Finance Information Sources has been updated. This is one of many guides that are available to help you in getting started with your research.

Beginning a series of Abraham Lincoln events on campus, a new exhibit will open downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery on Tuesday. Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and his Legacy features the work of Dan Christoffel and is a series of portraits of President Lincoln along with works inspired by the Civil Rights movement of the 60s. There will be an artist's reception and talk on Thursday at 6:00.

On Wednesday, Dr. Harold Holzer, a renowned Lincoln scholar, will present the lecture Lincoln and Obama: Lessons from the Past, Inspiration for the Future in the Interfaith Center at 12:30.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology demonstration, SmartBoard II - Creating Interactive Lessons at 3:45.



01/25 : Culture, Archeology, New Books, Coming Events
New among our trial databases are two from the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University. eHRAF World Cultures provides information on all aspects of cultural and social life and is browsable by region, culture, and ethnic group. eHRAF Archaeology covers the world's prehistory and is browsable by archeological tradition, region, and country. Each entry in both is also accompanied by full text articles, books, and dissertations, as well as glossaries.

On Wednesday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will hold an open house for their Ph.D. program in Information Studies at 6:30 in the Tilles Center Patrons Lounge.

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.

There has been a problem with accessing the Westlaw Campus database from off-campus computers, but it is still available for on-campus use. The LexisNexis legal databases can be used from both on-campus and off-campus computers.

Next week, there will be several Abraham Lincoln events on campus, beginning on Monday with a new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and his Legacy is a series of portraits of President Lincoln and works inspired by the Civil Rights movement of the 60s by Dan Christoffel. There will be an artist's reception and talk on Thursday. On Wednesday, in the Interfaith Center, there will be a lecture entitled, Lincoln and Obama: Lessons from the Past, Inspiration for the Future, with Dr. Harold Holzer, a renowned Lincoln scholar.



01/20 : New Exhibit, Database News, Library Workshop
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons showcases the library's William Randolph Hearst Archive, including the history of the collection, preservation and digitization activities, and web-based initiatives, as well as a look of Hearst's spectacular homes, extraordinary purchases, and more.

Section 3 of the library workshop begins on Thursday at 5:45.

Our newest database is Environment Abstracts, which covers all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies.

In addition to being able to ask a librarian for help in person, over the telephone, through online chat, and email, you can also IM a librarian through your Yahoo! Messenger, Window's Live Messenger, AOL AIM, Astra IM, or Google Talk account. Contact the screen name "cwplibrarian".

The following databases are no longer available: Social Services Abstracts (but you can still access Social Work Abstracts and other social work databases), PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress (but there are still many psychology and health databases), Human Population & Natural Resource Management (but there are still many other environment databases), and LexisNexis Polls and Surveys from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (but the other components of LexisNexis provide a great deal of statistical and opinion information, as do our other statistics and demographics databases).

Next Wednesday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will hold an open house for their Ph.D. program in Information Studies at 6:30 in the Tilles Center Patrons Lounge.

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01/13 : Poetry Reading and Library Hours
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Thursday and Friday and closed this weekend. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday. Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, and the Bookmark Café will reopen then too.

On Wednesday, the Poetry Center will present their first reading of the semester featuring poets Miles Champion and Giorgios Qure Lacroix Retsinas. It begins at 7:30 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Everyone is welcome.

Section 3 of the library workshop begins next Thursday at 5:45.



01/12 : More Online Journals, Mission Statement, and Library Hours
Just in time for the new semester, our newest database is Sage Premier, which provides access to the full text of 545 peer-reviewed journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine. You can also access these journals through our main periodicals search page and through the cross-links that are available in all of the subject databases that we also subscribe to. Going in these ways will also provide you with access to the over 46,000 periodicals that we receive from other vendors as well.

The library's mission statement has been updated.

The Cataloging and Acquisitions Departments are now called the Technical Services Department.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday through Friday and closed this weekend. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday. Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, and the Bookmark Café will reopen then too.



01/11 : Video Database, Library Hours, and Coming Events
A new database that is available for a brief trial period is Films on Demand that provides more than 6,000 streaming educational programs, documentaries, and dramatic productions that cover all subject areas.

Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday and Tuesday; other departments will be open until 5:00. The entire library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday - Friday, closed this weekend, and open 9:00-5:00 on Monday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Spring semester begins. Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

Coming up in February, there will be several Abraham Lincoln exhibits and events in the library and on campus.

Looking even further ahead, the schedule of extended library hours for final exams has been posted.



01/07 : AskALibrarian, Artist's Reception, Holiday Hours
Starting Monday, in addition to being able to ask a librarian for help in person, over the telephone, through online chat, and email, you will also be able to IM a librarian through your Yahoo! Messenger, Window's Live Messenger, AOL AIM, Astra IM, or Google Talk account. Contact the screen name "cwplibrarian".

On January 9, there will be an artist's reception for the exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, A Life from the Beginning, featuring the work of Park Eun Jung.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday and open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday and Tuesday; other departments will be open until 5:00. From January 13-18: the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Spring semester begins. Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

The holiday hours for the Spring semester have been posted.



01/05 : Schedule of Events, Artist Reception, Library Workshop Changes, Library Hours
Section 1 of the Library Workshop has been canceled due to low enrollment. Section 3 will begin on Thursday, January 21. Section 2 will begin on Thursday, March 11, instead of the previously posted date.

The Post Library Association's Spring schedule of events and exhibits is now available.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is A Life from the Beginning, featuring the work of Park Eun Jung. The artist's reception will be on January 9.

From January 4-12: Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on Mondays through Thursdays; other departments will be open until 5:00. The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. From January 13-18: the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Spring semester begins. Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

The 2010 calendar has been posted for your enjoyment.



01/04 : Happy New Year!
From January 4-12: Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on Mondays through Thursdays; other departments will be open until 5:00. The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday, open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. From January 13-18: the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the Spring semester begins. Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is A Life from the Beginning, featuring the work of Park Eun Jung. The artist's reception will be on January 9.

The 2010 calendar has been posted for your enjoyment.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin on Thursday, January 21. Section 1 has been canceled due to low enrollment. Section 2 will begin on Thursday, March 11, instead of the previously posted date.



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