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

What's New Archive 2011
Current Announcements


12/21 : Happy Holidays!
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on December 22 and closed December 23-26. Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on December 27-29 and open 9:00-5:00 on December 30. All other departments will be closed. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

The library will be closed December 31-January 2. Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on January 3-5, and the other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on January 6 and open 9:00-4:00 on January 7.

The schedule of Library Workshops for the spring semester has been posted. The first one will begin on January 18.



12/19 : Extended Hours, Holiday Hours, and New Books
The library currently has extended hours for finals. Reference Commons and the Bookstacks will be open until 1:00am on Monday and Tuesday. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center Lounge usually stays open all night during finals (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the final exam schedule is available on the campus website.

On Wednesday, the library will close after the last exam in the building is finished, probably around 10:00pm. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Thursday and closed Friday through Monday. The Bookmark Café is closed until the spring semester begins.

At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new circulating books, children's 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.

The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Grand Illusions: The Art and Practice of Magic. Created by the Library of Congress, this exhibit is a tour of the history of magic from the 16th century to the present, placing alchemy, legerdemain, escapology, and séance magic in historical perspective and celebrating the joy magic brings along with the discipline required to perform it. Drawn from the Library's collection of posters, books, photos, magic apparatus, advertisements, and correspondence, it profiles people important in the history of magic, such as Harry Houdini, Johann Hofzinzer, Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin, and the Hermann family along with recent performers like Mark Wilson, Johnny Ace Palmer, the Pendragons, Tina Lenert, and more.



12/18 : Extended Hours, Magic Exhibit, and Holiday Hours
The library currently has extended hours for finals. Reference Commons and the Bookstacks will be open until midnight on Sunday and open until 1:00am on Monday and Tuesday. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center Lounge usually stays open all night during finals (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the final exam schedule is available on the campus website.

The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Grand Illusions: The Art and Practice of Magic. Created by the Library of Congress, this exhibit is a tour of the history of magic from the 16th century to the present, placing alchemy, legerdemain, escapology, and séance magic in historical perspective and celebrating the joy magic brings along with the discipline required to perform it. Drawn from the Library's collection of posters, books, photos, magic apparatus, advertisements, and correspondence, it profiles people important in the history of magic, such as Harry Houdini, Johann Hofzinzer, Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin, and the Hermann family along with recent performers like Mark Wilson, Johnny Ace Palmer, the Pendragons, Tina Lenert, and more.

The schedule of holiday and intersession hours has been posted.

On Wednesday, the library will close after the last exam in the building is finished, probably around 10:00pm. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Thursday and closed Friday through Monday.



12/12 : Art Exhibit, Reception, Extended Hours, and Food Drive
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery features the Masters Thesis Work of artists Sabrina Nicosia, Sun Joo Chung, and Hyejin Cho. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday at 5:00pm.

The library currently has extended hours for finals. Reference Commons and the Bookstacks will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open our normal hours, until 5:00pm, 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). Final exams begin on Thursday. A PDF file of the final exam schedule is available on the campus website.

WCWP is holding a food drive for Long Island Cares through December 15. A collection box is located in the library near the reference desk.



12/11 : Extended Hours and Food Drive
The library currently has extended hours for finals. Reference Commons and the Bookstacks will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open our normal hours, until 5:00pm, 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). Final exams begin on Thursday. A PDF file of the final exam schedule is available on the campus website.

WCWP is holding a food drive for Long Island Cares through December 15. A collection box is located in the library near the reference desk.



12/07 : MNYCCPOA Archives, Library Competency Exam, and Extended Hours
Special Collections Department has posted a holdings list for the Archives of the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officer's Association, a dynamic professional organization of career service counselors from the New York Metropolitan area. The archives contain the organization's historical and business records dating from 1960 to the present and was donated by the MNYCCPOA Board of Directors to Special Collections in the spring of 2011 in order to address their long term preservation needs and interest in global access of their archives for research purposes. The archives include the MNYCCPOA's memos, bylaws, programs, newsletters, correspondences, treasurers' reports, committee reports, membership rosters, organizational constitution, executive committee minutes, and more.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. If you have not taken the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. Transfer students with an associate degree or 60 transfer credits need not take the exam or workshop. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

The library currently has extended hours for finals. Reference Commons and the Bookstacks will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open our normal hours, until 5:00pm, 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). Final exams begin on December 15. A PDF file of the final exam schedule is available on the campus website.

WCWP is holding a food drive for Long Island Cares through December 15. A collection box is located in the library near the reference desk.



12/04 : Extended Hours, Library Competency Exam, and Food Drive
On Monday, the library will begin extended hours for finals. Reference Commons and the Bookstacks will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. We will be open our normal hours, until 5:00pm, 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). Final exams begin on December 15. A PDF file of the final exam schedule is available on the campus website.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 11:00 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. If you have not taken the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. Transfer students with an associate degree or 60 transfer credits need not take the exam or workshop. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

WCWP is holding a food drive for Long Island Cares through December 15. A collection box is located in the library near the reference desk.



11/30 : The Great American Songbook and Extended Hours
On Thursday, the Post Library Association's Thursdays at Three booktalk series will present a discussion, led by David Fuchs, on Ten Wonderful Songs and Why They Are, a review and appreciation of the words and music of ten songs from the great American songbook, the classic era of American popular music. It will run from 3:00-4:00 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs.

On Monday, the library will begin extended hours for finals. Final exams begin on December 15. A PDF file of the final exam schedule is available on the campus website.



11/27 : Faculty Publishing Resources, Citation Workshops, Great American Songbook
On Monday, please join us for a Library Brown Bag presentation by Professor Rob Battenfeld and Dr. Selenay Aytac highlighting several Unique Databases for Scholarship and Publication. These scholarly publishing resources will support your teaching and research and are available through the C.W. Post Library. The Brown Bag will focus specifically on Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from ISI's Web of Knowledge. Cabell's provides acceptance rates, review processing information, manuscript guidelines, and publication information. The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains information on over 6,000 journals and book series. JCR gives impact factors which are typically used to measure research influence at the journal and category levels. A hands-on session will follow the presentation and will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore these tools. It will begin at 12:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220), and 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.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Library will offer two one-hour Styling Time workshops on the APA and MLA citation styles. The same material will be covered in each session. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources for hands-on experience in citing. They will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). For any questions, please call or email: Natalia Gelber (ext. 3441, Natalia.Gelber@liu.edu) or Selenay Aytac (ext. 3443, Selenay.Aytac@liu.edu).

On Thursday, the Post Library Association's Thursdays at Three booktalk series will present a discussion, led by David Fuchs, on Ten Wonderful Songs and Why They Are, a review and appreciation of the words and music of ten songs from the great American songbook, the classic era of American popular music. It will run from 3:00-4:00 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs.



11/22 : Holiday Hours, Faculty Publishing Resources, Citation Style, Songs, Finals
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and closed on Thursday and Friday. We will be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and the normal hours of 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed Wednesday through Sunday.

On Monday, please join us for a Library Brown Bag presentation by Professor Rob Battenfeld and Dr. Selenay Aytac highlighting several Unique Databases for Scholarship and Publication. These scholarly publishing resources will support your teaching and research and are available through the C.W. Post Library. The Brown Bag will focus specifically on Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from ISI's Web of Knowledge. Cabell's provides acceptance rates, review processing information, manuscript guidelines, and publication information. The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains information on over 6,000 journals and book series. JCR gives impact factors which are typically used to measure research influence at the journal and category levels. A hands-on session will follow the presentation and will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore these tools. It will begin at 12:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220), and 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.

On November 29 and 30, the Library will offer two one-hour Styling Time workshops on the APA and MLA citation styles. The same material will be covered in each session. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources for hands-on experience in citing. They will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). For any questions, please call or email: Natalia Gelber (ext. 3441, Natalia.Gelber@liu.edu) or Selenay Aytac (ext. 3443, Selenay.Aytac@liu.edu).

On December 1, the Post Library Association's Thursdays at Three booktalk series will present a discussion, led by David Fuchs, on Ten Wonderful Songs and Why They Are. It will run from 3:00-4:00 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs.

Final exams begin on December 15. The library will begin extended hours for finals on December 5. A PDF file of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.



11/20 : Holiday Hours
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and closed on Thursday and Friday. We will be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and the normal hours of 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed Wednesday through Sunday.


11/16 : Another New Exhibit, MIS Job Opportunities, Online Teaching, and Competency Exam
The Instructional Media Center has prepared an exhibit of Educational Games from their collection that teachers and Education students can use with their classes. They include: Equate, Bananagrams, Get the Picture, Scrambled States, Numeracy: Building Fraction Fluency, and more. There's also still time to see The Constitution of the United States: Censorship in Schools and Libraries that "highlights incidents of censorship that have occurred in the United States during the last one hundred years" and our other new exhibit, Andrew Carnegie: Library Advocate and Philanthropist.

On November 29th and 30th, the Library will offer two one-hour Styling Time workshops on the APA and MLA citation styles. The same material will be covered in each session. Students are encouraged to bring their list of sources for hands-on experience in citing. They will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). For any questions, please call or email: Natalia Gelber (ext. 3441, Natalia.Gelber@liu.edu) or Selenay Aytac (ext. 3443, Selenay.Aytac@liu.edu)

On Thursday, there will be an MIS Major and Job Opportunities seminar that will discuss job opportunities as a business system analyst, data specialist, information manager, e-commerce manager, information security manager, IT project manager, and chief information officer. It will run from 4:00-5:00 upstairs in room 351.

Also on Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will present an Online Teaching Forum where the insights and benefits of teaching blended and online courses will be shared. A moderator and an experienced panel of faculty will share best practices. It will run from 4:00-5:00 in the Palmer School Conference Room 362 upstairs. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Amy Gaimaro, Instructional Designer, at amy.gaimaro@liu.edu

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:00 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

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



11/14 : New Exhibit, Career Development, Online Teaching, and Competency Exam
In celebration of the centennial of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the new exhibit in the library lobby is Andrew Carnegie : Library Advocate and Philanthropist. In addition to biographical information, portraits, cartoons, famous quotations, and his contributions to higher education, it also takes a look at Carnegie Hall, the Carnegie libraries around the country, and the work of the Corporation.

On Tuesday, the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, will present How to Create an Online Presence / Techniques for a Successful Interview with Mr. Jason Cascone (Director of Career Development) and Dr. Kathy Lusteg (Associate Dean, College of Education and Information Sciences). This meeting is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.

On Thursday, there will be an MIS Major and Job Opportunities seminar that will discuss job opportunities as a business system analyst, data specialist, information manager, e-commerce manager, information security manager, IT project manager, and chief information officer. It will run from 4:00-5:00 upstairs in room 351.

Also on Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will present an Online Teaching Forum where the insights and benefits of teaching blended and online courses will be shared. A moderator and an experienced panel of faculty will share best practices. It will run from 4:00-5:00 in the Palmer School Conference Room 362 upstairs. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Amy Gaimaro, Instructional Designer, at amy.gaimaro@liu.edu

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:00 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.



11/13 : New Materials, Teaching Career Development, Online Teaching Forum, and More
At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new circulating books, children's 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.

For those of you who would like to start worrying early, the schedule for final exams has been posted as a PDF file. The library will add extended hours before they start.

This week's scheduled lecture from Paul Belard on "The Intricate Art of Bookbinding" has been postponed.

On Tuesday, the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, will present How to Create an Online Presence / Techniques for a Successful Interview with Mr. Jason Cascone (Director of Career Development) and Dr. Kathy Lusteg (Associate Dean, College of Education and Information Sciences). This meeting is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.

Want to learn more about the teaching of blended and online courses? On Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will present an Online Teaching Forum where the insights and benefits of teaching online will be shared. A moderator and an experienced panel of faculty will share best practices. It will run from 4:00-5:00 in the Palmer School Conference Room 362 upstairs. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Amy Gaimaro, Instructional Designer, at amy.gaimaro@liu.edu

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:00 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

On November 28, faculty are invited to join us for a Library Brown Bag presentation highlighting Unique Databases for Scholarship and Publication. These scholarly publishing resources will support your teaching and research and are available through the library. The Brown Bag will focus specifically on Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from ISI's Web of Knowledge. Cabell's provides acceptance rates, review processing information, manuscript guidelines, and publication information. The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains information on over 6,000 journals and book series. JCR gives impact factors which are typically used to measure research influence at the journal and category levels. A hands-on session will follow the presentation and will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore these tools.



11/08 : Online Reference Books, Moby-Duck Lecture, Artist's Reception, Job Interviews
Credo Reference has added 107 new titles to their online collection of encyclopedias and reference books, consisting of 87 entirely new books and 26 updated editions of existing books for a grand total of 568. They're currently all listed on our alphabetic list of databases and will be working their way onto the subject lists of databases over the next few weeks (keep watching this page). We also have over 350 additional online reference books from the Gale Virtual Reference Library and other sources.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, November 10th, from 10 PM - Friday, November 11th, 5 am, Information Technology will be installing updates to the University storage area network. These updates will enhance the security and stability of our systems. During this time, access to the PeopleSoft systems and MyLIU will be unavailable. Access to all other systems, including Email, will remain online and operational. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to enhance the performance and security of our systems. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Donovan Hohn who will discuss his book, Moby-Duck: the True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea. His research into this mysterious incident explores the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. Hohn is the recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, and his work has appeared in Harper's Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be an artist's reception for Sei Ryun Chun, whose exhibit, OM, is currently on display downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. It will run from 2:00-5:00.

On Tuesday, the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, will present How to Create an Online Presence / Techniques for a Successful Interview with Mr. Jason Cascone (Director of Career Development) and Dr. Kathy Lusteg (Associate Dean, College of Education and Information Sciences). This meeting is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.



11/06 : Citation Tracking, Competency Exam, Moby-Duck Lecture, Artist's Reception
A new database that is available for a brief trial period is SciVerse Scopus. It provides abstracts and citation data for peer-reviewed journals and other publications in the scientific, technical, medical, social science, arts, and humanities fields. Citation tracking features provide the number of citations an author, article, or journal has received each year and in total, along with who is citing them. An affiliation identifier automatically identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output. Compare it with our current subscription to ISI Web of Knowledge.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday at 12:45 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

The library will be open normal hours on Tuesday.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Donovan Hohn who will discuss his book, Moby-Duck: the True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea. His research into this mysterious incident explores the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. Hohn is the recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, and his work has appeared in Harper's Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be an artist's reception for Sei Ryun Chun, whose exhibit, OM, is currently on display downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. It will run from 2:00-5:00.



11/01 : Art Exhibit, Database News, The Great Gatsby, and Competency Exam
The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is OM, featuring the work of Sei Ryun Chun. The artist's reception will be on November 12th from 2:00-5:00.

The Alt-PressWatch database is no longer available, but there are still plenty of other news databases that you can use.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will present a booktalk on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Led by David Fuchs, it will also take a look at the 1974 movie version directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Robert Redford to demonstrate how a classic piece of literature is rendered into another medium. It will run from 3:00-4:00 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday at 12:45 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.



10/30 : Children's Books, Educational Technology Workshop, and The Great Gatsby
The Special Collections Department has added two new titles to the list of books illustrated by Kurt Wiese. These lists highlight selected authors and illustrators whose works make up the American Juvenile Collection, a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960. It includes an extensive reference collection, as well as some children's books in foreign languages.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the hands-on educational technology workshop, SMART Ideas Concept Mapping. This "software brings the power of visual learning to your classroom. It helps students visualize and analyze complex ideas by creating dynamic colorful maps with shapes and connectors. It can be used for collaborative brainstorming exercises, and as a planning and preparation tool. Educators can use this with the SMART Board interactive whiteboard to create highly engaging lessons integrating multimedia content." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please RSVP to 516-299-3889 and indicate what grade you will be teaching when you register.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will present a booktalk on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Led by David Fuchs, it will also take a look at the 1974 movie version directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Robert Redford to demonstrate how a classic piece of literature is rendered into another medium. It will run from 3:00-4:00 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.



10/26 : Newspaper Database, Competency Exam, Educational Technology Workshops
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers has been upgraded to InfoTrac Newsstand. It provides access to more than 33.5 million full-text articles from 1,100 major national, regional, and local U.S. newspapers - as well as leading titles from around the world - for comprehensive coverage of current events with national, global, and regional perspectives along with first-hand accounts of historical events. It includes context-sensitive multimedia pictures and video clips as well as audio versions of articles that can be downloaded for later listening.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 12:30 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the educational technology workshop, Smart Board Technology and Integrated Programs Tools. It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC and is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the hands-on educational technology workshop, SMART Ideas Concept Mapping. This "software brings the power of visual learning to your classroom. It helps students visualize and analyze complex ideas by creating dynamic colorful maps with shapes and connectors. It can be used for collaborative brainstorming exercises, and as a planning and preparation tool. Educators can use this with the SMART Board interactive whiteboard to create highly engaging lessons integrating multimedia content." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please RSVP to 516-299-3889 and indicate what grade you will be teaching when you register.



10/23 : Library Workshop, Blood Drive, Ed Tech Workshops, Competency Exam
Section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220).

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in Hillwood Commons from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night. All who donate will receive 2 free movie tickets to the Broadway Multiplex.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Response PE - Interactive Response System for K-12. "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. Teachers can create planned or spontaneous quizzes and instantly tally responses and generate reports. Use these response pads with the SMART Notebook software and add interactive and multimedia content to the assessments." It will run from 3:45-5:00 p.m. downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at (516) 299-3889 and indicate what grade you will be teaching when you register.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 12:30 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the educational technology workshop, Smart Board Technology and Integrated Programs Tools. It will run from 10:00-1:00 downstairs in the IMC and is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education.



10/19 : Mozart Lecture, PLA Trip, Homecoming, Library & Ed Tech Workshops, Blood Drive
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Mozart and the Divas, with Sarah Adams Hoover. During the 1780s, Vienna was home not only to W.A. Mozart, but also to a group of talented female opera singers including Catarina Cavalieri, Adriana Ferraresi del Bene, Maria Anna Gottlieb, Aloysia Weber Lange, Josefa Weber Hofer Mayer, Luisa Laschi Mombelli, Nancy Storace, and Louise Villaneuve. Celebrities in their day, their voices are now remembered mostly through the operatic roles written for them by Mozart in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Die Zauberflöte. Using audio and video recordings, this lecture will explore the larger-than-life personalities and musical gifts of Mozart's divas and discuss the roles he wrote for them. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

Friday will also be the last day that you can sign up for the Post Library Association's October 27th trip to A Day in Long Island City, featuring a guided tour of the Noguchi Museum, a visit to Gantry Plaza State Park, lunch, and a guided tour of MoMA PS1, which is devoted to displaying the most experimental art in the world. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $85 for non-members.

C.W. Post's Homecoming and Family Day will be held this weekend.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220).

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in Hillwood Commons from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night. All who donate will receive 2 free movie tickets to the Broadway Multiplex.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Response PE - Interactive Response System for K-12. "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. Teachers can create planned or spontaneous quizzes and instantly tally responses and generate reports. Use these response pads with the SMART Notebook software and add interactive and multimedia content to the assessments." It will run from 3:45-5:00 p.m. downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at (516) 299-3889 and indicate what grade you will be teaching when you register.



10/17 : Student Success, Artist Lecture, Library Workshop, Mozart Lecture, PLA Trip
On Tuesday will be the Student Success Workshop, Ready, Set, Research: Tips for Using the Library, sponsored by the library and the Academic and Career Planning office. Search smarter, not harder. Learn research techniques and helpful tips for using the library to maximize your search. This workshop satisfies one of the two workshop requirements for probation students. It will run from 12:30-1:30 in library room 227 (limited to 24 students).

Also on Tuesday, artist Yoo Geun Taek will present a lecture about the paintings in his current exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs, Tomorrow. It begins at 7:00 p.m.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop will begin on Wednesday at 3:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220).

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Mozart and the Divas, with Sarah Adams Hoover. During the 1780s, Vienna was home not only to W.A. Mozart, but also to a group of talented female opera singers including Catarina Cavalieri, Adriana Ferraresi del Bene, Maria Anna Gottlieb, Aloysia Weber Lange, Josefa Weber Hofer Mayer, Luisa Laschi Mombelli, Nancy Storace, and Louise Villaneuve. Celebrities in their day, their voices are now remembered mostly through the operatic roles written for them by Mozart in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Die Zauberflöte. Using audio and video recordings, this lecture will explore the larger-than-life personalities and musical gifts of Mozart's divas and discuss the roles he wrote for them. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

C.W. Post's Homecoming and Family Day will be held this weekend.

On October 27th, the Post Library Association will sponsor a trip to A Day in Long Island City, featuring a guided tour of the Noguchi Museum, a visit to Gantry Plaza State Park, lunch, and a guided tour of MoMA PS1, which is devoted to displaying the most experimental art in the world. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $85 for non-members. Please respond before October 21st.



10/16 : Mozart Lecture, More Autism Resources, Library Workshop, PLA Trip
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, Mozart and the Divas, with Sarah Adams Hoover. During the 1780s, Vienna was home not only to W.A. Mozart, but also to a group of talented female opera singers including Catarina Cavalieri, Adriana Ferraresi del Bene, Maria Anna Gottlieb, Aloysia Weber Lange, Josefa Weber Hofer Mayer, Luisa Laschi Mombelli, Nancy Storace, and Louise Villaneuve. Celebrities in their day, their voices are now remembered mostly through the operatic roles written for them by Mozart in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Die Zauberflöte. Using audio and video recordings, this lecture will explore the larger-than-life personalities and musical gifts of Mozart's divas and discuss the roles he wrote for them. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop will begin on Wednesday at 3:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220).

Added links to reviews of test and measures from the Mental Measurements Yearbook database to the pathfinder guide to online resources for Autism and Asperger Syndrome. This is only one of the many pathfinders that are available to help you get started with your research.

On October 27th, the Post Library Association will sponsor a trip to A Day in Long Island City, featuring a guided tour of the Noguchi Museum, a visit to Gantry Plaza State Park, lunch, and a guided tour of MoMA PS1, which is devoted to displaying the most experimental art in the world. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $85 for non-members. Please respond before October 21st.



10/12 : Autism Resources, The Age of Innocence Booktalk, Library Workshop, PLA Trip
The pathfinder guide to online resources for Autism and Asperger Syndrome has been updated with a bunch of new things. It has also been organized for easier browsing. This is only one of the many pathfinders that are available to help you get started with your research.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will present a booktalk on Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, which will also discuss the 1993 film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, to demonstrate how a classic piece of literature is rendered into another medium. It will take place downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery at 3:00.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop will begin on Wednesday at 3:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220).

On October 27th, the Post Library Association will sponsor a trip to A Day in Long Island City, featuring a guided tour of the Noguchi Museum, a visit to Gantry Plaza State Park, lunch, and a guided tour of MoMA PS1, which is devoted to displaying the most experimental art in the world. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $85 for non-members. Please respond before October 21st.



10/09 : New Databases, Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, Ed Tech Workshop, Booktalk
There are two new databases for those interested in Library, Information, and Computer Science. The ASIS&T Digital Library provides the full text of The Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meetings. ACRL Metrics provides access to academic library statistics gathered by the Association of College & Research Libraries and the National Center for Education Statistics that cover hours, serials, trends, faculty, holdings, reference, personnel, circulation, enrollment, instruction, expenditures, service points, selected ratios, interlibrary loan, digital collections, electronic resources, and more (a username and password are required, so please inquire at the Reference Desk).

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 3:30 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the special hands-on 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 assessments, modify existing resources, and integrate multimedia content. Instruction is modified and tailored as per the needs of students." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299- 3889 and indicate what grade you will be teaching.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will present a booktalk on Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, which will also discuss the 1993 film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, to demonstrate how a classic piece of literature is rendered into another medium. It will take place downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery at 3:00.

On October 27th, the Post Library Association will sponsor a trip to A Day in Long Island City, featuring a guided tour of the Noguchi Museum, a visit to Gantry Plaza State Park, lunch, and a guided tour of MoMA PS1, which is devoted to displaying the most experimental art in the world. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $85 for non-members. Please respond before October 21st.



10/05 : Artist's Reception, Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, Ed Tech Workshop
On Saturday, there will be an artist's reception downstairs in the Hutchins Galley for Yoo Geun Taek, whose work is currently on exhibit. It will run from 2:00-5:00.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 3:30 in the Life Sciences building, room 139. Don't forget to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the special hands-on 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 assessments, modify existing resources, and integrate multimedia content. Instruction is modified and tailored as per the needs of students." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299- 3889 and indicate what grade you will be teaching.

The Faculty Technology Resource Center, which is located in the library, has posted the schedule of workshops that they will be holding during the semester.

On October 27th, the Post Library Association will sponsor a trip to A Day in Long Island City, featuring a guided tour of the Noguchi Museum, a visit to Gantry Plaza State Park, lunch, and a guided tour of MoMA PS1, which is devoted to displaying the most experimental art in the world. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $85 for non-members. Please respond before October 21st.



10/03 : Art Exhibit, Artist's Reception, Holiday Hours, and PLA Trip
The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of Yoo Geun Taek. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday from 2:00-5:00.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday.

On October 27th, the Post Library Association will sponsor a trip to A Day in Long Island City, featuring a guided tour of the Noguchi Museum, a visit to Gantry Plaza State Park, lunch, and a guided tour of MoMA PS1, which is devoted to displaying the most experimental art in the world. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $85 for non-members. Please respond before October 21st.



09/28 : New Exhibit, Database News, and Educational Technology Workshops
The new exhibit in the library lobby is Hispanic Heritage Month: Keeping the Promise: Unity, Strength, Leadership. From September 15 to October 15, 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 presents profiles of prominent individuals in the fields of art, music, sports, science, fashion, education, literature, government, and entertainment, with a special look at women poets, young leaders, and demographics.

Art Abstracts from WilsonWeb has been upgraded to Art Full Text. It includes internationally published periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins with the full text of selected journals back to 1997 and indexing back to 1984. It covers art, antiques, archaeology, architecture, crafts, decorative arts, fashion, industrial design, museology, photography, and more. There were some problems with access during the changeover, but it's working now.

We've added coverage of Health Administration, Nursing, and additional Business fields in our subscription to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities. It helps faculty, graduate students, and researchers publish their manuscripts by providing publication information for a large number of journals in the fields of Business (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing), Education (curriculum, methods, psychology, administration, technology, library science), Health (administration, nursing), and Psychology (psychology, psychiatry).

We've also added Arts & Sciences collections V-IX to our subscription to JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive. It provides access to long runs of backfiles of scholarly journals, making complete archives of full text available.

Throughout the semester, the Instructional Media Center will host several of the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa's monthly programs, focusing on educational technology. These free monthly programs, presented by highly qualified professionals who address unique issues and hot topics in education, are open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education. The first IMC/PDK Technology Workshop will be on October 29. These are in addition to the IMC Technology Workshops presented in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences.



09/26 : Meet Your Library Liaison and SmartBoard Workshop
On Tuesday, faculty members can meet their Library Liaison. Every academic department at C.W. Post has their own library liaison. Please join us at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (room 220, library lobby) for a short presentation and light refreshments.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and 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." The workshop will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-3889.



09/25 : Children's Books, SmartBoard Workshop, and Banned Books Week
The Special Collections Department has added a new book to their collection of the works of Berta and Elmer Hader. This is part of the American Juvenile Collection, a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960, including an extensive Reference Collection and some children's books in foreign languages published before 1910.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and 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." The workshop will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-3889.

It's Banned Books Week, and the exhibit in the back Reference Commons is Censorship in Schools and Libraries. Prepared by the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, it provides a "history of censorship in libraries and public schools and highlights incidents of censorship that have occurred in the United States during the last one hundred years. Included are descriptions of the censorship of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, In the Night Kitchen, The Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter, the novels of Judy Blume and Robert Cormier," and more.



09/22 : Marimba Concert, New Materials, SmartBoard Workshop, and System Downtime
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Jay Ritchie and Dana DeFilippo in concert on The Marimba, the World's Oldest New Instrument. Music to be performed includes ragtime selections from George Hamilton Green, J.S. Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major, Keiko Abe's Wind in the Bamboo Grove, Gordon Stout's Astral Dance, and Jacob Druckman's Reflections on the Nature of Water. A lecture on the instrument will be included. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new kits, DVDs, circulating books, children's 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 Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and 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." The workshop will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-3889.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, September 22nd, from 10 PM - 12 AM, Information Technology will be installing updates to both the University Email and PeopleSoft systems. These updates will enhance the security and stability of these systems. During this time, access to email, MyLIU and PeopleSoft may be temporarily unavailable. Access to all other systems will be unaffected. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to enhance the performance and security of our systems. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."

As part of the university's celebration of Constitution Week, a new exhibit in the library is The Constitution of the United States: Censorship in Schools and Libraries. Prepared by the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, it provides a "history of censorship in libraries and public schools and highlights incidents of censorship that have occurred in the United States during the last one hundred years." Elsewhere on the library's website, you can read quotes about the Constitution and the First Amendment by famous people, as well as the text of the Constitution itself, and see a list of resources in the Reference Department.



09/19 : Marimba Concert, Trial Database, Constitution Week, and System Downtime
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Jay Ritchie and Dana DeFilippo in concert on The Marimba, the World's Oldest New Instrument. Music to be performed includes ragtime selections from George Hamilton Green, J.S. Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major, Keiko Abe's Wind in the Bamboo Grove, Gordon Stout's Astral Dance, and Jacob Druckman's Reflections on the Nature of Water. A lecture on the instrument will be included. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00 p.m.

A new database that we have for a brief trial period is Synthesis Computer and Information Science Collections, an information service for researchers, engineers, faculty, and students in engineering and computer science. Areas covered are: visualization - computer vision - synthetic biology - data management - quantum computing - computer architecture - communication networks - human-centered informatics - distributed computing theory - mobile & pervasive computing - human language technologies - computer graphics & animation - data mining & knowledge discovery - information security, privacy, and trust - artificial intelligence & machine learning - information concepts, retrieval, and services - and assistive, rehabilitative, and health-preserving technologies.

As part of the university's celebration of Constitution Week, a new exhibit in the library is The Constitution of the United States: Censorship in Schools and Libraries. Prepared by the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, it provides a "history of censorship in libraries and public schools and highlights incidents of censorship that have occurred in the United States during the last one hundred years." Elsewhere on the library's website, you can read quotes about the Constitution and the First Amendment by famous people, as well as the text of the Constitution itself, and see a list of resources in the Reference Department. On Tuesday, there will be a number of Constitution-related events in Hillwood Commons, including a Constitution knowledge contest, a model of the U.S.S. Constitution, and the documentary, Key Constitutional Concepts.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, September 22nd, from 10 PM - 12 AM, Information Technology will be installing updates to both the University Email and PeopleSoft systems. These updates will enhance the security and stability of these systems. During this time, access to email, MyLIU and PeopleSoft may be temporarily unavailable. Access to all other systems will be unaffected. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to enhance the performance and security of our systems. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."



09/18 : Constitution Week, American Songbook, System Downtime, and PLA Trip
As part of the university's celebration of Constitution Week, a new exhibit in the library is The Constitution of the United States: Censorship in Schools and Libraries. Prepared by the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, it provides a "history of censorship in libraries and public schools and highlights incidents of censorship that have occurred in the United States during the last one hundred years." Elsewhere on the library's website, you can read quotes about the Constitution and the First Amendment by famous people, as well as the text of the Constitution itself, and see a list of resources in the Reference Department. On Tuesday, there will be a number of Constitution-related events in Hillwood Commons, including a Constitution knowledge contest, a model of the U.S.S. Constitution, and the documentary, Key Constitutional Concepts.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, September 22nd, from 10 PM - 12 AM, Information Technology will be installing updates to both the University Email and PeopleSoft systems. These updates will enhance the security and stability of these systems. During this time, access to email, MyLIU and PeopleSoft may be temporarily unavailable. Access to all other systems will be unaffected. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to enhance the performance and security of our systems. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."

Looking way ahead to March, the library will be hosting the travelling exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, that celebrates the many Jewish composers of the American Songbook, such as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein and their great contributions to American popular culture. You can learn a bit about it now on our website as well as see the list of lectures, performances, and educational activities that will accompany it.

Last chance: On September 29, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to New York City for More Fun on the West Side that will include a walk on the High Line, a guided tour of the Rubin Museum of Art, and a visit to Chelsea Market. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please respond before September 19th.



09/14 : Competency Exam, Science Fiction, Book Collecting, Artists' Reception, and PLA Trip
The schedule of Library Competency Exams for the semester has been posted. The first one will be on October 11. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On Saturday, come join archivist and book collector Joe Rainone for his informative and entertaining presentation, How a Young Man's Invention Became the Inspiration for American Popular Science Fiction and Today's "Steampunk" Enthusiast. This presentation is the telling of how author Edward S. Ellis' creation of The Steam Man of the Prairies in 1868 unwittingly became the catalyst for the fantastic stories that followed, while challenging future inventors, artists, and writers to re-invent the ways of the old with more imaginative inventions, images, and tales resulting in the creation of a new genre. It will take place in room 100 of Lorber Hall from 10:00-12:00.

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

On Sunday, you are cordially invited to join the semester's first monthly meeting of the Long Island Book Collectors. LIBC member and rare bookseller Lee Temares will lead LIBC members in a discussion of the ever present question of what to do with one's collections in relation to the influence of the internet and the current economic climate. The LIBC welcomes new members. This will be a most informative meeting open to students interested in rare books and archives. The library's Special Collections Department, which also holds the LIBC archives, has been pleased to host the LIBC on the C.W. Post Campus since 2009. The meeting will take place in the Hunt Room of Winnick House from 2:00-4:00. Refreshments will be served.

On September 29, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to New York City for More Fun on the West Side that will include a walk on the High Line, a guided tour of the Rubin Museum of Art, and a visit to Chelsea Market. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please respond before September 19th.



09/13 : Book Exhibit, Database News, Artists' Reception, and PLA Trip
A new exhibit is Global Sustainability: New Titles on Technology, Economy, and Environment. This display of book covers showcases some of the recent acquisitions here at the library. Also on view are a series of graphs that visualize such topics as the digital dump, where to get a green job, the three spheres of sustainability, perceptions about global warming, and changes in per capita energy consumption over the years.

Our newest database is Environment Complete from Ebsco. It offers deep coverage in applicable areas of geography, agriculture, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, natural resources, environmental law, ecosystem ecology, environmental technology, marine & freshwater science, pollution & waste management, energy & renewable energy sources, and more. It indexes more than 2,200 domestic and international periodicals going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) and contains the full text for more than 920 journals and 90 monographs. It replaces the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Mgmt package from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts that included: Risk Abstracts, Pollution Abstracts, Environment Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts, Sustainability Science Abstracts, Environmental Engineering Abstracts, and ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality. These will be ending soon.

After an absence, ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics is available again. This annual statistics-gathering project encompasses 1,500 academic libraries dating back to 1999. Sections cover: collections - expenditures - personnel and public services - electronic materials expenditures - Ph.D., faculty, and enrollment statistics - and analysis of selected variables. It also covers trends in faculty status, digitization activities, network resources and services, and networked electronic books and networked resources.

Criminal Justice Abstracts is still available from Ebsco, but the version from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts no longer is.

On Saturday, there will be an artists' reception for the exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery that features the work of the Tri-County Artists of Long Island. It will run from 2:00-4:00.

On September 29, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to New York City for More Fun on the West Side that will include a walk on the High Line, a guided tour of the Rubin Museum of Art, and a visit to Chelsea Market. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please respond before September 19th.



09/12 : 9/11 Lectures, Focus Group, Ed Tech Workshops, Artists' Reception, and PLA Trip
Throughout the semester, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will be presenting a series of Educational Technology Workshops. The first will be held on September 28.

On Tuesday, there will be two community conversations in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs: 9/11 Ten Years Later: Why We Can't Get Past It with Dr. Roberta Levitt from the Special Education and Literacy Department and The Personal Impact of Growing up Post 9/11 with Dr. Thomas Demaria from Doctorial Psychology Program. Everyone is welcome to attend. They accompany the exhibit currently in the library lobby, Some of These Daze, featuring art by Mimi Gross and text by Charles Bernstein.

Also on Tuesday, the focus group for students and recent grads will take place downstairs at 5:00 in the Instructional Media Center.

On Saturday, there will be an artists' reception for the exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery that features the work of the Tri-County Artists of Long Island. It will run from 2:00-4:00.

On September 29, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to New York City for More Fun on the West Side that will include a walk on the High Line, a guided tour of the Rubin Museum of Art, and a visit to Chelsea Market. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please respond before September 19th.



09/09 : Fringe Festival, 9/11 Lectures, Holiday Hours, and PLA Trip
On Friday through Sunday, the C.W. Post Campus will be hosting the third annual Long Island Fringe Festival featuring the entire gamut of arts, including theater, dance, film, and more. Tickets for a three day pass are $10 for students and $25 for the general public. For more information, call (516) 299-2356.

On Tuesday, there will be two community conversations in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs: 9/11 Ten Years Later: Why We Can't Get Past It with Dr. Roberta Levitt from the Special Education and Literacy Department and The Personal Impact of Growing up Post 9/11 with Dr. Thomas Demaria from Doctorial Psychology Program. Everyone is welcome to attend. They accompany the exhibit currently in the library lobby, Some of These Daze, featuring art by Mimi Gross and text by Charles Bernstein.

The holiday hours for the fall semester have been posted.

On September 29, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to New York City for More Fun on the West Side that will include a walk on the High Line, a guided tour of the Rubin Museum of Art, and a visit to Chelsea Market. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please respond before September 19th.



09/06 : Welcome Class of 2015 (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 290 databases from home. In addition to citations, they will provide you with the full text of over 46,000 journal, magazine, and newspapers subscriptions as well as 900 encyclopedias and 69,000 additional books. 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.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop will begin on Thursday, September 8, at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Section 1 has been cancelled.

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the library will be taking a look at 9/11: The Aftermath. The new exhibit in the library lobby is Some of These Daze, featuring art by Mimi Gross and text by Charles Bernstein. After the attack, "Gross filled five sketchbooks with ink drawings made on the downtown streets, often working in the dark, directly at Ground Zero. Simultaneously, Bernstein was also writing in response to the events". Together they provide a double parallax view of 9/11: verbal/visual and on-the-spot/on-the-periphery. This exhibit also includes reproductions of newspaper front pages from that day, and, on September 13, there will be two community conversations in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs: 9/11 Ten Years Later: Why We Can't Get Past It and The Personal Impact of Growing up Post 9/11. (There is also still time to view the exhibit, Liberia's Children: The Hope, The Future, in which photographer Lisa Rivera captures the curiosity, expectation, and endless possibilities for the future in the beautiful faces of these children. Her impressions of life after war in this West African nation find human endurance, fertility, friendliness, and vibrant colors in the lives of a people who have been through a catastrophic devastation, yet remain optimistic and resourceful. It's located in the back of Reference Commons.)

The new art exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs features the work of the Tri-County Artists of Long Island. The artists' reception will be on Saturday, September 17.

The Turnitin plagiarism detection software has been replaced by SafeAssign, a new component of LIU's Blackboard course management system. It compares submitted student papers against a database of websites, journal articles, and other student papers to determine which passages, if any, have been plagiarized and from which sources. Faculty may contact Tricia Hinchman in the Faculty Technology Resource Center for more information.

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

We've subscribed to Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, a source of in-depth industry information. Among its offerings:

  • Stock Reports provide detailed company analysis and stock pricing data back to 1984.
  • Industry Surveys with an archive of prior surveys going back to 1999.
  • Trends & Projections report on macroeconomic indicators and forecasts.
  • IPC Notes with economic and market observations/projections for the U.S., Europe, Asia, and globally.
  • Equities, bonds, and mutual funds reports, rankings, and analyses.
  • Credit ratings analyzes the credit risk of issuers and individual debt issues.
  • Articles on sector news and current issues along with links to trade journals, associations, organizations, and regulatory agencies.
  • Downloadable spreadsheets for industries, stocks, funds, bonds, and company comparisons with data that includes ratio, income, balance sheet, cash flow, valuation, and more.
  • A How to Analyze section that walks the user through the factors that professional analysts examine.

Some of the database vendors have designed simplified versions of their websites specifically to work with smartphones and other mobile devices that have small screens. We've set up a Mobile Access page for quick access to those links. You can also download the Ebscohost Mobile App for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to use the databases that we get from Ebsco (follow the link for instructions). To use the full-featured versions of the database websites or to see the complete listings of databases that we subscribe to (along with descriptions of them), please go to our main database page.

Ebsco A-Z has replaced Serials Solutions. It brings together the online periodical holdings that are available in the many databases that we subscribe to. If the database that you are currently using does not contain the full text of an article that you need, Ebsco A-Z automatically creates a direct link to that article if it exists in one of our other databases. The links throughout our website are in the process of being changed, so if you stumble across a broken link, you can always get directly to it through the "Periodicals" link on our homepage. 360 Search from Serials Solutions will no longer be available.

Twayne's Authors Series is now called Twayne's Authors Online, and it has a new user interface. It includes full-text biographies and literary criticism from the over 600 books in Twayne's Classic series, Masterwork series, Short Fiction series, and Updated series that cover American, British, and World authors.

There are several new LibGuides to library resources that cover Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education Policy, Tattoos as Text, English and American Literature, Health Care & Public Administration, Contemporary Issues In Special Education, and Resources for International Students at C.W. Post. These are only a few of the many guides that are available to help you get started with your research.

The Special Collections Department has posted a holdings list for The Archive of the Long Island Book Collectors. The LIBC was started by a group of avid, prominent book collectors in 1966 to "foster and encourage the study of literature, history, bibliography, and the art of bookmaking and illustration." This collection contains assorted archival items related to the on-going activity of the LIBC and contains assorted materials such as original letters and notes, original documents for the preparation of the LIBC journals, LIBC organizational minutes, books, and like items. A brief description of the history and activities of the Long Island Book Collectors is included. They have also added information and a holding list for The Underhill Collection. It consists of mostly classics of Quaker literature - sixty-four books and several issues of three serials - donated to the C.W. Post library by a member of the Underhill family. Although containing predominantly 18th and 19th century publications, there are some 17th and 20th century items as well. The collection ranges from a George Fox 1674 classic and Robert Barclay's 1765 An Apology for the True Christian Divinity to a 1983 issue of the News and Views of the Underhill Society.



08/31 : New Exhibit and Library Hours
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the new exhibit in the library lobby is Some of These Daze, featuring art by Mimi Gross and text by Charles Bernstein. After the attack, "Gross filled five sketchbooks with ink drawings made on the downtown streets, often working in the dark, directly at Ground Zero. Simultaneously, Bernstein was also writing in response to the events". This exhibit also includes reproductions of newspaper front pages from that day.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Thursday and Friday and closed Saturday through Monday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday.



08/24 : Ebscohost Mobile App and Library Hours
In addition to being able to search databases with mobile devices that have small screens through the links on our new Mobile Access page, you can also download the Ebscohost Mobile App for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch (follow the link for instructions). To use the full-featured versions of these databases or to see the complete listings of databases that we subscribe to, please go to our main database page.

The library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 the following week.



08/17 : Search Databases on Mobile Devices
Some of the database vendors have designed simplified versions of their websites specifically to work with smartphones and other mobile devices that have small screens. We've set up a Mobile Access page for quick access to those links. To use the full-featured versions of these sites or to see the complete listings of databases that we subscribe to (along with descriptions of them), please go to our main database page.

Earlier this morning, we experienced issues with the library's server that impacted the use of the library online catalog and other resources. The issues have been resolved, and we are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

On Friday night, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance on Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource from 11:00pm-3:00am that may cause intermittent interruptions in service.



08/11 : Archive of the Long Island Book Collectors and Sunday Hours
The Special Collections Department has posted a holdings list for The Archive of the Long Island Book Collectors. The LIBC was started by a group of avid, prominent book collectors in 1966 to "foster and encourage the study of literature, history, bibliography, and the art of bookmaking and illustration." This collection contains assorted archival items related to the on-going activity of the LIBC and contains assorted materials such as original letters and notes, original documents for the preparation of the LIBC journals, LIBC organizational minutes, books, and like items. A brief description of the history and activities of the Long Island Book Collectors is included.

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



08/09 : New Materials, Library Resource Guides, and Sunday Hours
At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new DVDs, circulating books, children's 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.

There are several new LibGuides to library resources that cover Education Policy for EDU 1001 students and any interested others as well as English and American Literature. There's also a new LibGuide to Mental Health Counseling resources at the Brentwood Campus library. These are only a few of the many guides that are available to help you get started with your research.

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



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


08/03 : Database Changes
Ebsco A-Z is replacing Serials Solutions. It brings together the online periodical holdings that are available in the many databases that we subscribe to. If the database that you are currently using does not contain the full text of an article that you need, Ebsco A-Z automatically creates a direct link to that article if it exists in one of our other databases. The links throughout our website are in the process of being changed, but you can already get directly to it through the "Periodicals" link on our homepage.

360 Search from Serials Solutions will no longer be available.



08/01 : Post Library Association Exhibits and Events
The schedule of trips, lectures, exhibits, concerts, booktalks, and more that will be sponsored by the Post Library Association during the fall semester has been posted.

The World Wide Web turns twenty-one years old today. The idea was first proposed in 1990, but by 1993, there were still only fifty web servers in the world. The library's website was created in 1995.



07/13 : The Underhill Collection and Sunday Hours
The Special Collections Department has added information and a holding list for The Underhill Collection. It consists of mostly classics of Quaker literature - sixty-four books and several issues of three serials - donated to the C.W. Post library by a member of the Underhill family. Although containing predominantly 18th and 19th century publications, there are some 17th and 20th century items as well. The collection ranges from a George Fox 1674 classic and Robert Barclay's 1765 An Apology for the True Christian Divinity to a 1983 issue of the News and Views of the Underhill Society.

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



07/12 : Business Database, Literature Database, and Sunday Hours
Our newest database subscription is Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, a source of in-depth industry information:
  • Stock Reports provide detailed company analysis and stock pricing data back to 1984.
  • Industry Surveys with an archive of prior surveys going back to 1999.
  • Trends & Projections report on macroeconomic indicators and forecasts.
  • IPC Notes with economic and market observations/projections for the U.S., Europe, Asia, and globally.
  • Equities, bonds, and mutual funds reports, rankings, and analyses.
  • Credit ratings analyzes the credit risk of issuers and individual debt issues.
  • Articles on sector news and current issues along with links to trade journals, associations, organizations, and regulatory agencies.
  • Downloadable spreadsheets for industries, stocks, funds, bonds, and company comparisons with data that includes ratio, income, balance sheet, cash flow, valuation, and more.
  • A How to Analyze section that walks the user through the factors that professional analysts examine.

Twayne's Authors Series is now called Twayne's Authors Online, and it has a new user interface. It includes full-text biographies and literary criticism from the over 600 books in Twayne's Classic series, Masterwork series, Short Fiction series, and Updated series that cover American, British, and World authors.

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



07/05 : Photography Exhibit and Sunday Hours
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is Visions of Scenic Long Island Landscapes, featuring the photography of Robert T. Bloom (an online gallery is also available). There's also still time to view our other photography exhibit, Liberia's Children: The Hope, The Future, in the back of Reference Commons.

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



06/27 : National Parks Exhibit, Traffic Alert, and Holiday
The new exhibit in the library lobby is National Parks of America. "In 1916, the National Park System was established to protect and maintain natural resources and historic sights. Today, there are 385 national parks on 84 million acres. About 280 million people from around the world visit these parks annually. This exhibit highlights the top ten national parks - Acadia, Yosemite, Big Bend, Redwood, Crater Lake, Yellowstone, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, and Great Smoky Mountains - and other top ten lists, such as state parks, botanic gardens, hiking, waterfalls, rock climbing, and more. The purpose of this exhibit is to create an awareness of the scenic splendor and biodiversity of national parks and to stress the importance of conservation efforts directed towards them."

On Tuesday, the parking lot south of Hillwood Commons will be used as the staging area for the AFS International/Intercultural Programs departure day. Buses will be entering and exiting all day through the West Gate near the library. You can avoid the traffic by using the East Gate.

The library will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day.



06/14 : Artist's Reception
On Wednesday, there will be an artist's reception for David Cappella's exhibit, Where Paint Never Dries, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 5:00-8:00.


06/09 : LibGuides, Sunday Hours, and Artist's Reception
There are several new LibGuides to library resources that cover: Psychology, Criminal Justice, Tattoos as Text (English 2), Health Care & Public Administration, Contemporary Issues In Special Education (EDS 624), and Resources for International Students at C.W. Post. These are only a few of the many guides that are available to help you get started with your research.

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

On Friday through Sunday, the C.W. Post Campus will be the primary parking facility for the Greek Village Festival at the church next door. Traffic at the East Gate will be restricted to festival goers. If you're coming to use the library or something else on campus, you should use the West Gate (near the library).

On Wednesday, there will be an artist's reception for David Cappella's exhibit, Where Paint Never Dries, downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery from 5:00-8:00.



06/06 : New Exhibit, Online Books, Admissions Event, and Blood Drive
In our newest exhibit in the back of Reference Commons, photographer Lisa Rivera captures the curiosity, expectation, and endless possibilities for the future in the beautiful faces of Liberia's Children: The Hope, The Future. Her impressions of life after war in this West African nation find human endurance, fertility, friendliness, and vibrant colors in the lives of a people who have been through a catastrophic devastation, yet remain optimistic and resourceful.

The National Academies Press has made available for free the full text of over 4,000 books and reports published by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, with over 200 more to be added each year. All you have to do is sign up for an account. You can also find the link to it under Books at the Internet Resources section of the library website. This resource joins the over 54,000 books that are available through our subscription to ebrary and the 900 reference books available through our subscriptions to Credo Reference and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

On Tuesday, there will be an open house for the Palmer School of Library and Information Science in the Tilles Center Atrium & Patron's Lounge from 6:30-8:30pm

On Thursday, there will be a Summer Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room from 10:00am-9:00pm. All donors will receive two complementary tickets to a 2011 NY Mets game at Citi Field.

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

The copy machines in the library are in the process of being replaced. The new ones will be available sometime in the next few days. We apologize for the inconvenience.



06/02 : Library Workshop, Admissions Event, and Blood Drive
The schedule of Library Competency Workshops for the fall semester has been posted.

On Tuesday, there will be an open house for the Palmer School of Library and Information Science in the Tilles Center Atrium & Patron's Lounge from 6:30-8:30pm

On Thursday, there will be a Summer Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room from 10:00am-9:00pm All donors will receive two complementary tickets to a 2011 NY Mets game at Citi Field.

The copy machines in the library are in the process of being replaced. The new ones will be available sometime in the next few days. We apologize for the inconvenience.



05/31 : Art Exhibit and Copy Machines
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is Where Paint Never Dries, featuring David Cappella's textural mixed media pieces embodying symbolic imagery by employing contextual figure ground relationships. Information about the artist's reception will be posted soon.

The copy machines in the library are in the process of being replaced. The new ones will be available sometime in the next few days. We apologize for the inconvenience.



05/24 : MyLIU Downtime and Holiday Hours
From Information Technology: "Starting from tomorrow, May 25th, through May 30th, Information Technology staff will be working around the clock and through the holiday weekend to prepare the upgraded PeopleSoft system for the University community. Please be aware that MyLIU will be unavailable during this window of time. All email, telephone, Blackboard management learning system, and our Website, will be fully operational during this time."

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday.



05/19 : New Stuff
At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new DVDs, circulating books, children's 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.


05/18 : Technology and Teaching at Long Island University (and African American Art)
The university report, New Modes of Learning: Technology and Teaching at Long Island University for the 21st Century, is now available through the library's website. It covers: technology in the classroom and in the marketplace - the objectives of instructional technology at LIU - organizational structure and resources - next steps - fiscal considerations and prospects - web-mediated instruction - faculty instructional resource centers - size of and key trends in online higher education - competitive scans - and more. The page of Long Island University and Faculty Resource Databases where the link is located has been organized to help make finding things easier.

Added some new links to the African American Art on the Internet page (and deleted some dead ones).



05/16 : Summer Hours
During the summer, the library will be open 8:00-10:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00-5:00 on Fridays, and 9:00-4:00 on Saturdays. We will be closed Sundays except for 6/12, 7/10, 7/17, and 8/14 when we will be open from 2:00-6:00. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the fall.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that the Faculty Technology Resource Center will be closed to regular activity while some renovation work is conducted. During May and much of June, you can still reach Brian Tomlinson and Justin Fusco at ext. 3636, for questions about software, hardware, or how to accomplish a task. Those who avail the FTRC as a laboratory space will be welcomed into Library Lab 230 during this interim phase. If you have any questions, please contact us at: IT@cwpost.liu.edu or 516.299.2281 or 299.3636"



05/05 : Congratulations Class of 2011!
The library will close at 9:00 on Thursday when the last exam in the building is finished. We will be open 8:00-4:00 on Friday and 8:00-5:00 on Saturday. We will be closed on Sunday. The Bookmark Café has closed for the summer.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on May 9-13 and open 9:00-4:00 on May 14. We will be closed on May 15.

Normal summer hours will begin on May 16.



05/02 : New Exhibit, Reception, Extended Hours, Holiday Hours
The new exhibits downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery feature the M.A. Thesis work of Deena Arslanian ("Finding Equilibrium"), Renée DiMeo ("Mother-Nature"), and Fran Ormand ("Potential"). The artists' reception will be on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00.

The library now has extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons and the bookstacks will be open until 1:00am on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, we will close when the last exam in the building is over. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. The Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night once finals have begun (we'll add more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

The Summer holiday and special hours have been posted. The library will be open 8:00-4:00 on Friday and 8:00-5:00 on Saturday.



04/28 : Information Literacy Conference, Email Downtime, Extended Hours, PLA Trip
On Friday, the library will be hosting Instructional Connections: Techniques and Tools for Teaching Information Literacy, the 40th Annual Continuing Education Conference of the Nassau County Library Association's Academic and Special Libraries Division. It will run from 9:00-2:30 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. The cost is $15 for students, $35 for NCLA members, and $45 for nonmembers. Registration is limited to the first 50 people.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday April 28th, from 11 PM to 12 AM, Information Technology will be performing scheduled maintenance on University E-Mail systems. During this time, access to E-Mail for University Personnel and Voicemail will be intermittently unavailable. MyLIU will not be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

The library now has extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons and the bookstacks 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 (we'll add more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/25 : Information Literacy Conference, New Exhibit, Extended Hours
On Friday, the library will be hosting Instructional Connections: Techniques and Tools for Teaching Information Literacy, the 40th Annual Continuing Education Conference of the Nassau County Library Association's Academic and Special Libraries Division. It will run from 9:00-2:30 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. The cost is $15 for students, $35 for NCLA members, and $45 for nonmembers. Registration is limited to the first 50 people.

A new exhibit is being set up in the Hutchins Gallery. More information is coming soon.

The library has begun extended hours in preparation for final exams. Reference Commons and the bookstacks 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 (we'll add more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/21 : Holiday Hours, Anthropology Databases, Exhibit, Competency Exam, Extended Hours
Our newest database is Abstracts in Anthropology which covers cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics in both third world societies and subcultures within industrialized nations. A new database subject page for Anthropology has been created to accommodate it along with other online anthropology reference books.

New in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is the BFA Senior Exhibition, featuring print, web, and multimedia design works by the C.W. Post Art Department's Class of 2011.

On Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will take place at 11:30 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop. If you are graduating, this is your last chance to take it.

The library will be closed this Sunday for Easter.

The library has begun extended hours in preparation for final exams. Reference Commons and the bookstacks 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 (we'll add more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

There are free books available in the main corridor downstairs near the Periodicals Department. Come in and help yourselves.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/17 : Extended Hours, New Books, Citation Style Workshop, Competency Exam, Free Books
On Tuesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams. Reference Commons and the bookstacks 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 (we'll add more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new circulating books, children's 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.

Also on Tuesday, the library will be holding a Styling Time workshop in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles. It will take place in the Library Instruction Lab during the common hour (12:30-1:30). Students are invited bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. This will be the last one of the semester.

On Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will take place at 11:30 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

There are free books available in the main corridor downstairs near the Periodicals Department. Come in and help yourselves.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/12 : Online Reference, Dracula Talk, Competency Exam, Citation Style Workshop, More
The newest addition to our collection of online reference books is The Encyclopedia of Power that covers most aspects of power in society as a whole with interdisciplinary views from political science, international relations, public administration, public policy, urban studies, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, economics, and animal behavior (unfortunately, its website seems to be a little bit cranky today). It joins the over 800 online encyclopedias and reference books from Credo Reference, the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and other vendors. (You can also browse them by subject.)

There are free books available in the main corridor downstairs near the Periodicals Department. Come in and help yourselves.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will present, Thursdays at Three: Books, Songs and Other Words, a variation on a book talk that will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry, and consider why some unlikely books and authors endure. This month's meeting will take a look at Dracula, the man Bram Stoker couldn't kill, and try to figure out whatever became of the verses in songs. It will begin at 3:00 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs.

On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 11:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On Friday, the library will be holding a Styling Time workshop in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles. It will take place in the Library Instruction Lab during the common hour (12:30-1:30). Students are invited bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

On Tuesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams. Reference Commons and the bookstacks 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 (we'll add more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF file of the exam schedule has been posted.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/10 : Citation Style Workshop, Dracula Booktalk, Library Competency Exam, PLA Trip
On Tuesday and Friday, the library will be holding Styling Time workshops in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles. They will take place in the Library Instruction Lab during the common hour (12:30-1:30). Students are invited bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will present, Thursdays at Three: Books, Songs and Other Words, a variation on a book talk that will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry, and consider why some unlikely books and authors endure. This month's meeting will take a look at Dracula, the man Bram Stoker couldn't kill, and try to figure out whatever became of the verses in songs. It will begin at 3:00 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs.

On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 11:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/07 : Friday Ken Hechler Lecture, Online Reference Books, Booksale, PLA Trip
On Friday, the Post Library Association will enable you to Meet a Living American Legend: Ken Hechler. "Mr. Hechler is a former statesman, speechwriter, professor and World War II hero. He even recently ran for a United States Senate seat. Hechler will discuss his storied life as an assistant in Roosevelt's 1936 Presidential campaign, a speechwriter for the Truman administration, a United States Congressman, a Secretary of State of West Virginia, a sole member of Congress to march with Dr. Martin Luther King at Selma, Alabama, and a combat historian during World War II, interviewing Nazi Hermann Goering." Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 pm.

This year's PLA Annual Book Sale continues through Saturday. Sale items include books, CDs, videos, records, DVDs, and more, with most items costing under two dollars. Everyone in the LIU community and the general public are welcome.

We've added two titles from the Gale Directory Library to our online holdings. Business Rankings Annual provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources. The Encyclopedia of Associations provides detailed information about American and International organizations in categories such as: cultural - fan clubs - educational - athletic and sports - trade, business, and commercial - veterans, hereditary, and patriotic - legal, governmental, public administration, and military - and many more. They join the over 800 online encyclopedias and reference books from Credo Reference and the Gale Virtual Reference Library. (You can also browse them by subject.)

From Information Technology: "On Thursday April 7th, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Information Technology will be performing scheduled maintenance on the PeopleSoft system. Access to the HR and Finance systems as well as MyLIU will be temporarily unavailable. All other systems will not be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/05 : Booksale, Artist Reception, More Exhibits, Ken Hechler Lecture, PLA Trip
This year's PLA Annual Book Sale will run from Wednesday through Saturday. Sale items include books, CDs, videos, records, DVDs, and more with most items costing under two dollars. Wednesday will be open only to the LIU community and PLA members. The other days will be open to the general public.

Also on Wednesday will be the opening reception in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs for Jisoo Lee, the artist whose work is currently on display. It will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will run from April 6-16.

There are two more new exhibits now on display. Eastern and Western Traditional Music takes a look at the indigenous instruments, folk music, and ensembles from Italy, Spain, India, Japan, China, Korea, Africa, Russia, Arabia, Poland, Ireland, Pakistan, Scotland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Latin America, and more. A Selection of 20th Century Authors and Illustrators' Renditions of Classic Tales presents examples from the library's American Juvenile Collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales and features multiple editions of such classic works as Heidi, Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and Tanglewood Tales to display the different approaches to illustration by famous artists like N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, and Norman Rockwell. Also featured are Boris Artzybasheff, Lois Lenski (who was recently added to our website), Kurt Wiese's contribution to the first edition of Bambi by Felix Salten, and much more. They join the already installed American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures that takes a look at the diversity of folklife and customs in American society.

Updated some of the information about the library's circulation policies.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday April 7th, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Information Technology will be performing scheduled maintenance on the PeopleSoft system. Access to the HR and Finance systems as well as MyLIU will be temporarily unavailable. All other systems will not be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

On Friday, the Post Library Association will enable you to Meet a Living American Legend: Ken Hechler. "Mr. Hechler is a former statesman, speechwriter, professor and World War II hero. He even recently ran for a United States Senate seat. Hechler will discuss his storied life as an assistant in Roosevelt's 1936 Presidential campaign, a speechwriter for the Truman administration, a United States Congressman, a Secretary of State of West Virginia, a sole member of Congress to march with Dr. Martin Luther King at Selma, Alabama, and a combat historian during World War II, interviewing Nazi Hermann Goering." Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 pm.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



04/03 : Exhibits, Citation Workshop, Ed Tech Workshop, Booksale, Artist Reception, Lecture
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures. It takes a look at the diversity of folklife and customs in American society beginning with their ethnic and religious origins and showing how they change over time, get shared between groups, and grow regional variations. In addition, it shows the folklife that has developed among children and within specific occupations and recreational activities (including quilting).

The Special Collections Department continues to highlight holdings in the American Juvenile Collection, a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America from 1910-1960. The newest list features the work of author/illustrator Lois Lenski.

On Tuesday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using APA or MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a Styling Time! workshop in the Library Instruction Lab during the common hour (12:30-1:30). Students are invited bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the special hands-on workshop, Web 2.0 Sharing and Collaborating Tools for Educators. "Web 2.0 applications empower users to create, participate, and share their content with an open or select community of users. This demonstration will include some easy to use tools such as Google Docs, Webspiration, PB Works, Diigo, and Voice Thread." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

This year's PLA Annual Book Sale will run from Wednesday through Saturday. Sale items include books, CDs, videos, records, DVDs, and more with most items costing under two dollars. Wednesday will be open only to the LIU community and PLA members. The other days will be open to the general public.

Also on Wednesday will be the opening reception in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs for Jisoo Lee, the artist whose work will be on display. It will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will run from April 6-16.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will enable you to Meet a Living American Legend: Ken Hechler. "Mr. Hechler is a former statesman, speechwriter, professor and World War II hero. He even recently ran for a United States Senate seat. Hechler will discuss his storied life as an assistant in Roosevelt's 1936 Presidential campaign, a speechwriter for the Truman administration, a United States Congressman, a Secretary of State of West Virginia, a sole member of Congress to march with Dr. Martin Luther King at Selma, Alabama, and a combat historian during World War II, interviewing Nazi Hermann Goering." Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 pm.

On May 5, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. "Enjoy a day at one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Lorillard Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard. It has 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty, including 30,000 magnificent trees. There are also spectacular seasonal exhibitions inside a landmark glasshouse that also features a tropical rain forest and cactus-filled desert with plants that can be seen nowhere else in New York. The day will also include a guided tour at favorite collections like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and Forest as well as other highlights and themes. A delightful lunch will follow the tour, and refreshments will also be available on the bus." The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. Please reserve your place (PDF) before May 1st.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/30 : New Books, Citation Workshop, Ed Tech Workshop, Booksale, Artist Reception
At the Brentwood Campus library's website, the lists of new circulating books, children's 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 Tuesday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using APA or MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a Styling Time! workshop in the Library Instruction Lab during the common hour (12:30-1:30). Students are invited bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the special hands-on workshop, Web 2.0 Sharing and Collaborating Tools for Educators. "Web 2.0 applications empower users to create, participate, and share their content with an open or select community of users. This demonstration will include some easy to use tools such as Google Docs, Webspiration, PB Works, Diigo, and Voice Thread." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

This year's PLA Annual Book Sale will run from Wednesday through Saturday. Sale items include books, CDs, videos, records, DVDs, and more with most items costing under two dollars. Wednesday will be open only to the LIU community and PLA members. The other days will be open to the general public.

Also on Wednesday will be the opening reception in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs for Jisoo Lee, the artist whose work will be on display. It will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will run from April 6-16.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/27 : Library Competency Exam and Artist Demonstration
On Wednesday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

Also on Wednesday, Leslie Barnett - one of the artists whose work is part of the Seven and Seven exhibit that is currently on display in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs - will present a free artist demonstration of drawing a landscape with pastels. It begins at 2:30.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/23 : Citation Style Workshops, Entrepreneurship Resources, Pontius Pilate Lecture
In response to the many requests for help with citing sources using APA or MLA citation styles, the library will be holding four Styling Time! workshops in the Library Instruction Lab (LB 220) during the common hour (the same material will be covered in each session). Students are invited bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. The first workshop will be on April 5 at 12:30.

The Small Business Information Sources pathfinder has been updated and reinvented as Entrepreneurship: Resources for Business Plan Development. This is just one of the many guides to library resources that are available on our website to help you get started with your reaearch.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, An Ambiguous Subject: Pontius Pilate in Medieval Art and Thought, with Colum P. Hourihane. Pontius Pilate "is one of the best known figures in the Bible and also one of the least understood because of the contradictory and ambiguous nature in the textual sources. He is a saint in the Eastern world but is still largely seen as a vacillating and weak character in the Western world. It is clear that our perceptions of him changed over time - mainly in response to religious, social, and racial factors. This lecture will look at how we may have got it wrong - it is time to reassess Pilate and to try and disentangle the real from the imaginary." Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.

On Wednesday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop.

Also on Wednesday, Leslie Barnett - one of the artists whose work is part of the Seven and Seven exhibit that is currently on display in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs - will present a free artist demonstration of drawing a landscape with pastels. It begins at 2:30.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/21 : Artist Demonstration and Pontius Pilate Lecture
On Wednesday, Marie Sheehy Walker - one of the artists whose work is part of the Seven and Seven exhibit that is currently on display in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs - will present a free artist demonstration of drawing a still life with pastels. It begins at 2:30.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present the lecture, An Ambiguous Subject: Pontius Pilate in Medieval Art and Thought, with Colum P. Hourihane. Pontius Pilate "is one of the best known figures in the Bible and also one of the least understood because of the contradictory and ambiguous nature in the textual sources. He is a saint in the Eastern world but is still largely seen as a vacillating and weak character in the Western world. It is clear that our perceptions of him changed over time - mainly in response to religious, social, and racial factors. This lecture will look at how we may have got it wrong - it is time to reassess Pilate and to try and disentangle the real from the imaginary." Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins in the library lobby at 8:00.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/13 : Spring Break Hours, Theater Programs, and Artist Demonstrations
During Spring Break, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

Special Collections Department has created a holdings list for The Archive of American Theatrical Programs. This theatrical archive consists of 899 theatrical programs of plays, musicals, concerts, ballets, and operas from 1942-2009. This archive includes 63 plays, written by French and Irish authors, from the Winthrop Palmer French and Irish Literature Collection.

Updated the list of African American Oscar winner and nominees on the African Americans in Motion Pictures page. There was nobody to add this year.

On Wednesday, Alice Riordan - one of the artists whose work is part of the Seven and Seven exhibit that is currently on display in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs - will present a free artist demonstration of sculpting with red clay. It begins at 2:30. Looking ahead, on March 23, Marie Sheehy Walker will demonstrate drawing a still life with pastels.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/09 : Digby Archive, Library Exam & Workshop, System Downtime, Spring Break Hours
The Special Collections Department has prepared a holdings list for the Archive of Joan and John Digby: Private Press Publications which is composed of literary, visual, contained short works that achieve an exact balance of text - poems, stories, essays and images, drawings, collages and photographs. Illustrated strictly in black-and-white, these booklets are issued in limited editions.

On Thursday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 1:00 in Life Sciences 139. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop. Speaking of which, section 2 of the Library Workshop also begins on Thursday at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.

From Information Technology: "On Thursday March 10th, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Information Technology will be performing scheduled maintenance on the PeopleSoft system. Access to the HR PeopleSoft system and MyLIU will be temporarily unavailable. All other systems will not be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your local Information Technology office. Thank you for your patience in this effort."

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

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/06 : Children's Books, Ed Tech Demos, Artist Demo, Competency Exam, Library Workshop
The Special Collections Department continues to highlight holdings in the American Juvenile Collection, a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America from 1910-1960. The newest list features the work of author/illustrator Boris Artzybasheff.

The 2010 postings to this page have been archived for posterity.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will present the educational technology workshop, Thinkfinity: A Classroom Resource to Improve Student Achievement. "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." It runs from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.

On Wednesday, Susie Gach Peelle, one of the artists whose work is part of the Seven and Seven exhibit that is currently on display in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs, will present a free artist demonstration of painting a still life in oil. It begins at 2:30.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present a special hands-on workshop on Using SMART Board with Other Programs and Peripheral Devices. "Learn to incorporate multimedia and work with programs such as Microsoft Office with the SMART Board. Also learn how to use the interactive whiteboard tablet and the document camera with the SMART Board." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

On Thursday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 1:00 in Life Sciences 139. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the Library Workshop. Speaking of which, section 2 of the Library Workshop also begins on Thursday at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab.

The library will be open normal hours on Saturday and Sunday.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



03/01 : Art Exhibit and Reception, Booktalk, Spanish Guitar Concert, and PLA Trip
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Seven Painters & Seven Sculptors, the fourth annual Long Island professional artist showcase featuring the work of Leslie Barnett, Nanette Fluhr, Dan Fusco, Arthur Bernstein, Hap Bowditch, Daniel Brown, Alex Chwick, Liz Jorg Masi, Shawn McAvoy, Donna Harlow Moraff, Susie Gach Peelle, Alice Riordan, Kiril Tzotchev, and Marie Sheehy Walker. The artists' reception will be on Saturday at 1:00, and, starting next week, selected artists from the exhibit will be presenting free demonstrations of their techniques on Wednesdays at 2:30.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, consider why some unlikely books and authors endure, and examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry. This month's Thursday at Three will present stories you've never heard about songs you have and look at Pearl Buck's invented language in The Good Earth, as well as old and new poems. It begins at 3:00 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will also present a lecture and performance with Harris Becker on the Spanish Classical Guitar. Mr. Becker has had a rich and varied career as a guitarist and lutenist. He has performed extensively both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico, and Canada. His interest in contemporary music has offered him the opportunity to premiere many new solo and ensemble pieces. This lecture/performance will explore the color, nuance, history and repertoire of the Spanish guitar. Composers featured will include Issac Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Malats and Antonio Jose. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

Friday is your last chance to reserve a place on the Post Library Association's March 10 Fun on the West Side trip to Manhattan that will include guided tours of: the art, architecture, and stained glass of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine - the museum and library of the Hispanic Society of America - and some of the art galleries and historic campus of Columbia University. The cost is $75 for members and $90 for non-members.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will present the educational technology workshop, Thinkfinity: A Classroom Resource to Improve Student Achievement. "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." It runs from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.



02/28 : LibGuides, Booktalk, Spanish Guitar Concert, and PLA Trip
Some new LibGuides have been posted for Company and Industry Information, International Finance Resources, International Marketing Resources, and resources for Professor McNabb's English 2 assignment. These are only a few of the many guides to library resources that can help you get started with your research.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, consider why some unlikely books and authors endure, and examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry. This month's Thursday at Three will present stories you've never heard about songs you have and look at Pearl Buck's invented language in The Good Earth, as well as old and new poems. It begins at 3:00 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will also present a lecture and performance with Harris Becker on the Spanish Classical Guitar. Mr. Becker has had a rich and varied career as a guitarist and lutenist. He has performed extensively both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico, and Canada. His interest in contemporary music has offered him the opportunity to premiere many new solo and ensemble pieces. This lecture/performance will explore the color, nuance, history and repertoire of the Spanish guitar. Composers featured will include Issac Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Malats and Antonio Jose. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.

On March 10, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a Fun on the West Side trip to Manhattan that will include guided tours of: the art, architecture, and stained glass of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine - the museum and library of the Hispanic Society of America - and some of the art galleries and historic campus of Columbia University. The cost is $75 for members and $90 for non-members. Please reserve your place before March 4.



02/24 : Database News, Booktalk, Concert, and PLA Trip
The Westlaw Campus legal database is now available remotely so that you can search it from home and other off-campus locations.

There is currently a problem with access to ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics databases. We're looking into the problem.

On Thursday, the Post Library Association will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, consider why some unlikely books and authors endure, and examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry. This month's Thursday at Three will present stories you've never heard about songs you have and look at Pearl Buck's invented language in The Good Earth, as well as old and new poems. It begins at 3:00 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Friday, March 4, the Post Library Association will also present a lecture and performance with Harris Becker on the Spanish Classical Guitar. Mr. Becker has had a rich and varied career as a guitarist and lutenist. He has performed extensively both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico, and Canada. His interest in contemporary music has offered him the opportunity to premiere many new solo and ensemble pieces. This lecture/performance will explore the color, nuance, history and repertoire of the Spanish guitar. Composers featured will include Issac Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Malats and Antonio Jose. Everyone is welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

On March 10, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a Fun on the West Side trip to Manhattan that will include guided tours of: the art, architecture, and stained glass of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine - the museum and library of the Hispanic Society of America - and some of the art galleries and historic campus of Columbia University. The cost is $75 for members and $90 for non-members. Please reserve your place before March 4.



02/16 : New Exhibit, Trial Database, New Books, Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, PLA Trip
The Digital Initiatives Department has prepared a new exhibit from the library's William Randolph Hearst Archive: A Pictorial Review of Greater New York's Silver Jubilee, May 26-June 23, 1923. Vintage photographs and accompanying text take a look at: the civic parades - the background of the Jubilee - the financial and political aspects of its planning and development - the Municipal Educational Exposition at the Grand Central Palace - Civil Service exhibits from the Police, Firefighters, and the Departments of Health, Education, and Street Cleaning - and the philanthropic roles of the women in Hearst's circle: Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Millicent Wilson Hearst, and Marion Davies. Also still on view are our African American History Month exhibits, African Americans and the Civil War and Scenes from the Civil War.

The newest trial database available for a brief period is Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage. This source of in-depth industry information provides Stock Reports, Industry Surveys, IPC Notes, trends, projections, rankings, analyses, credit ratings, news, a how-to-analyze section, and downloadable spreadsheets for industries, stocks, funds, bonds, and company comparisons with data that includes ratio, income, balance sheet, cash flow, valuation, and more.

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.

The Hoover's Online database changed the link to their website, but our links have now been updated.

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.

On Tuesday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139. If you do not take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop.

On March 10, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a Fun on the West Side trip to Manhattan that will include guided tours of: the art, architecture, and stained glass of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine - the museum and library of the Hispanic Society of America - and some of the art galleries and historic campus of Columbia University. The cost is $75 for members and $90 for non-members. Please reserve your place before March 4.



02/13 : Marketing Research Database and Educational Technology Workshop
Our newest database is SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service that provides valuable market information and advertising rates for more than 100,000 U.S. and international print, broadcast, and leading-edge digital and tablet media properties to enable media planners, buyers, and brand marketers to identify where they want to advertise and to find outlets that will reach their target audiences.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the special hands-on workshop, SMART Board Basics and Interactive Websites that "will introduce students to several tools for enhancing teaching and creating lessons using SMART Board. It will also introduce students to other engaging and interactive websites." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC.

The library will be closed next Saturday and Sunday.



02/09 : Legal Databases and Friday Lecture on the Gettysburg Address
Added a number of direct links to the LexisNexis legal resources that became available when they reorganized their website, and reorganized the Law Databases page to accommodate them. A major change caused by their reorganization is that State and Federal statutes, codes, and regulations are now searched through separate pages. Some new additions are Supreme Court Briefs, Landmark U.S. Legal Cases which organizes major cases by subject, LexisNexis Environmental Studies which has also been added to the Environment Databases page, and LexisNexis Legal Reference Books which includes American Jurisprudence 2d. A section for International Law has been added that includes Canadian Legislation, Cases, and Law Journals and European Union, Commonwealth, and Foreign Nations: Laws, Cases, and Treaties.

On Friday at 12:00 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall, the library and several other campus departments and organizations will present David Carlyon's lecture, The Gettysburg Address: Politics Overlaps Performance. "Performance in the mid-19th century intersected with politics: theater was a public conversation, with plays, audiences, and actors getting political. Politicians, meanwhile, had to hone their performing skills, in order to grab the attention of listeners during speeches that lasted hours. Exploring this overlap brings a fresh perspective to the era. It also rescues an apparent influence that generations of historians missed: America's first great actor, Edwin Forrest, gave a political speech in New York City that President Abraham Lincoln echoed in the Gettysburg Address. Although the influence isn't certain, why has no one been curious enough to ask about these competing visions of America, and its original sin, slavery? What does this fresh perspective say about Lincoln as a performer and politician? About Gettysburg? About slavery and American ideals?" This free lecture is open to the general public and will be accompanied by Dramatic Readings by Prof. Rick Desrochers and students from the Theater, Film and Dance Department. "Students will read from two scenes from two different Suzan-Lori Parks' plays, The America Play and the Pulitzer Prize winning Topdog/Underdog, in which Lincoln is seen through the 21st century lens of a black actor who 'plays' Lincoln in order to raise questions about the legacy of Lincoln and what he represents in terms of the legacy of the Civil War and slavery in the U.S. today." These events are part of the library's celebration of African American History Month and a three-year celebration of Abraham Lincoln.



02/06 : Communication Databases, Competency Exam, Thinkfinity Demo, Artist's Reception, Lincoln Lecture
Two new databases are available that cover Communication, Mass Media, and other closely-related fields. Communication and Mass Media Complete provides the full text of 450 journals (some dating as far back as 1915), with indexing for and additional 300. Communication Abstracts covers over 330 major journals with searchable references for over 230.

On Tuesday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place at 3:30 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present an educational technology workshop on Thinkfinity. "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." It will run from 3:45-5:00 in the IMC.

The artist's reception for the new art exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs will also be on Tuesday.

On Friday at 12:00 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall, the library and several other campus departments and organizations will present David Carlyon's lecture, The Gettysburg Address: Politics Overlaps Performance. "Performance in the mid-19th century intersected with politics: theater was a public conversation, with plays, audiences, and actors getting political. Politicians, meanwhile, had to hone their performing skills, in order to grab the attention of listeners during speeches that lasted hours. Exploring this overlap brings a fresh perspective to the era. It also rescues an apparent influence that generations of historians missed: America's first great actor, Edwin Forrest, gave a political speech in New York City that President Abraham Lincoln echoed in the Gettysburg Address. Although the influence isn't certain, why has no one been curious enough to ask about these competing visions of America, and its original sin, slavery? What does this fresh perspective say about Lincoln as a performer and politician? About Gettysburg? About slavery and American ideals?" This free lecture is open to the general public and will be accompanied by Dramatic Readings by Prof. Rick Desrochers and students from the Theater, Film and Dance Department. "Students will read from two scenes from two different Suzan-Lori Parks' plays, The America Play and the Pulitzer Prize winning Topdog/Underdog, in which Lincoln is seen through the 21st century lens of a black actor who 'plays' Lincoln in order to raise questions about the legacy of Lincoln and what he represents in terms of the legacy of the Civil War and slavery in the U.S. today." These events are part of the library's celebration of African American History Month and a three-year celebration of Abraham Lincoln.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.



02/02 : African American History Month, International Finance, Agatha Christie, and More
In honor of African American History Month, there are two new exhibits in the library lobby: African Americans and the Civil War and Scenes from the Civil War, and next week, we'll be sponsoring the lecture, The Gettysburg Address: Politics Overlaps Performance, and Dramatic Readings from plays about Abraham Lincoln by students from the Theater, Film and Dance Department. These are all part of a three-year celebration of Lincoln in which the library is participating. (It's also still not too late to view our other exhibit, 2010 Award Winners and Other Noteworthy Titles.)

A new art exhibit is currently being set up in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. The artist's reception will be on Tuesday.

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

On Thursday, at 3:00, the Post Library Association will present, Thursdays at Three: Books, Songs and Other Words, a variation on a book talk that will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry, and consider why some unlikely books and authors - such as Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table - endure.

The Brown Bag webcast that had been scheduled for this Friday, Free Content for Library Collections, has been cancelled by its provider.

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

Also on Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present an educational technology workshop on Thinkfinity. "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." It will run from 3:45-5:00 in the IMC.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.



01/30 : Special Theatre Collections, BookTalk, and Webcast
Special Collections Department has prepared a finding aid for their holdings in the Archives of Samuel Beckett, featuring theatrical programs, posters, announcements, and photographs relating to this prominent 20th Century writer, covering the period between the first production of Waiting for Godot in 1955 through to the end of the 1990s. Also available is the Dorothy Dayton Sorzano Theatre Collection, a collection of theatrical books and periodicals, bequeathed to the library by Julio Francisco Sorzano in memory of his wife who shared his life-long love of the stage. Sorzano helped found the organization that would eventually become the U.S.O., was a member of the Players Club, and was a long-time friend of LIU's Southampton College Library.

On Wednesday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will be holding an open house for the Ph.D. in Information Studies in the Great Hall from 6:30-8:30.

On Thursday, at 3:00, the Post Library Association will present, Thursdays at Three: Books, Songs and Other Words, a variation on a book talk that will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry, and consider why some unlikely books and authors - such as Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table - endure.

On Friday, the library Brown Bag series will present the webcast, Free Content for Library Collections, that will provide a tour of the treasure trove of free resources that can be accessed online, discussing how to evaluate, describe, and integrate them into library holdings, as well as how to distinguish useful information from unreliable or irrelevant sites. The webcast begins at 12:00 in the library instruction lab. All librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and any interested others are welcome to attend. Please R.S.V.P.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.



01/27 : New Books, BookTalk, and Webcast
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.

Next Thursday, at 3:00, the Post Library Association will present, Thursdays at Three: Books, Songs and Other Words, a variation on a book talk that will roam through some of the who's, why's and what's of the American Songbook, examine current examples of the ancient art of poetry, and consider why some unlikely books and authors - such as Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table - endure.

On February 4, the library Brown Bag series will present the webcast, Free Content for Library Collections, that will provide a tour of the treasure trove of free resources that can be accessed online, discussing how to evaluate, describe, and integrate them into library holdings, as well as how to distinguish useful information from unreliable or irrelevant sites. The webcast begins at 12:00 in the library instruction lab. All librarians, Palmer School students and faculty, and any interested others are welcome to attend. Please R.S.V.P.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.



01/24 : Hutton/Chapin Archives, Competency Exams, Special Hours, Ed Tech Demos
The Special Collections Department has prepared a holdings list for the Archives of William E. Hutton II / Joan King Chapin Families consisting of personal letters, photographs, business papers, and other miscellaneous documents, along with mementos, ephemera, and newspaper clippings. "William E. Hutton II was the grandson of financier William E. Hutton and cousin of Marjorie Merriweather Post's second husband, E. F. Hutton. William E. Hutton II married Joan King Chapin in 1938. Joan Chapin was the daughter of Hudson car magnate Roy D. and his wife Inez Chapin of Michigan. William and Joan Hutton lived on a 26 acre estate adjacent to the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University from 1945-1965 at which time LIU purchased their estate. Special Collections is delighted to make this archive accessible for general and research interests."

The schedule of Library Competency Exams for the semester has been posted. The first one will be on February 8.

The holiday hours for the spring semester have been posted, as have the extended hours for final exams.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will present the hands-on computer workshop, Smart Boards and Clickers for Students and Teachers. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.

The Instructional Media Center has announced several additional educational technology workshops that they will be holding this semester.

On Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will be holding an open house for the Ph.D. in Information Studies in the Great Hall from 6:30-8:30. The snow date will be February 2.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.



01/20 : Artist's Reception and Educational Technology Workshops
On Saturday, there will be an artist's reception downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery for the current exhibit, At This Moment, featuring the work of Hyo Jeong Nam. It will run from 3:00-5:00.

Also on Saturday, The Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present a special, day-long technology workshop showcasing SmartBoard, Notebook, Inspiration 9, Webspiration, and Voice Thread from 9:00-12:00.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will present the hands-on computer workshop, Smart Boards and Clickers for Students and Teachers. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.



01/18 : Blood Drive, Library Workshop, Artist's Reception, and Educational Technology
On Wednesday, there will be a blood drive the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room from 10:00-4:00. Please donate if you can.

On Thursday, section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin at 5:45 pm in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Saturday, there will be an artist's reception downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery for the current exhibit, At This Moment, featuring the work of Hyo Jeong Nam. It will run from 3:00-5:00.

Next Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will present the hands-on computer workshop, Smart Boards and Clickers for Students and Teachers. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.



01/13 : Welcome Back
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday. On Tuesday, we will begin normal spring hours. The Bookmark Café will also reopen then.

The databases provided by FirstSearch are no longer available. The links to them are in the process of being removed from our website.

The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is At This Moment, featuring the work of Hyo Jeong Nam. The artist's reception will be on January 22 at 3:00.

Other exhibits that are still on view are Photographs by Michael Allen, 2010 Award Winners and Other Noteworthy Titles, and Books That Shaped America

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

Some of the additional events that will be taking place during the Spring semester have been announced. The Instructional Media Center and the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will be presenting Smart Boards and Clickers for Students and Teachers on January 25 and Thinkfinity: Classroom Resource to Improve Student Achievement on March 8. As part of the library's four year celebration of Abraham Lincoln, there will be a lecture on February 11, entitled The Gettysburg Address: Politics Overlaps Performance, that will be accompanied by dramatic readings by students in the Theater, Film and Dance Department.

There are three new LibGuides to help you get started with your research. They cover Literacy, Literary Criticism, and Sociology 2: Social Institutions. These are only a few of the many pathfinders to library resources that are available on our website.

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.



01/11 : Snow Closing
The library and campus will be closed on Wednesday due to the expected snowstorm. To find out about Thursday, you can call (516) 299-EMER or check the campus website.

Weather permitting, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Thursday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday. We will also be open 9:00-5:00 next Monday. On January 18, we will begin normal spring hours. The Bookmark Café will be closed until then.

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

The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is At This Moment, featuring the work of Hyo Jeong Nam. The artist's reception will be on January 22 at 3:00.



01/10 : Art Exhibit and Library Hours
The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is At This Moment, featuring the work of Hyo Jeong Nam. The artist's reception will be on January 22 at 3:00.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday. We will also be open 9:00-5:00 next Monday. On January 18, we will begin normal spring hours. The Bookmark Café will be closed until then.

If a snowstorm happens, you can find out if the library and campus are closed by calling (516) 299-EMER or checking the campus website.



01/06 : Library Guides, Coming Events, and Library Hours
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday and 9:00-4:00 on Saturday. We will be closed Sunday. Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday. The other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. The entire library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday-Friday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

There are three new LibGuides to help you get started with your research. They cover Literacy, Literary Criticism, and Sociology 2: Social Institutions. These are only a few of the many pathfinders to library resources that are available on our website.

Some of the events that will be taking place during the Spring semester have been announced. The Instructional Media Center and the C.W. Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will be presenting Smart Boards and Clickers for Students and Teachers on January 25 and Thinkfinity: Classroom Resource to Improve Student Achievement on March 8. As part of the library's four year celebration of Abraham Lincoln, there will be a lecture on February 11, entitled The Gettysburg Address: Politics Overlaps Performance, that will be accompanied by dramatic readings by students in the Theater, Film and Dance Department.



01/03 : Happy New Year
This week, Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00am-8:00pm on Monday-Thursday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Friday. The other departments will be open 9:00am-5:00pm. all week. We will be open 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and closed Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

The 2011 calendar has been posted for your enjoyment.



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