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

What's New Archive 2012
Current Announcements


12/27 : Holiday Hours
The Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday and open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday. All the other departments will be closed on these days. The entire library will be closed Sunday through Tuesday.

The Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 9:00-8:00 on Wednesday and Thursday, and all the other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester.



12/21 : Happy Holidays
The holiday and winter hours have been posted. The library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Friday and closed Saturday-Tuesday.

After Christmas, the Reference and Circulation Departments will be open 9:00-8:00 on Wednesday-Thursday. They will be open 9:00-5:00 next Friday. All other departments will be closed during this time. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester.



12/18 : Extended Hours and Holiday Hours
The library now has extended hours for final exams. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Tuesday-Thursday. If you need someplace else to study, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day, and the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

The library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Friday and closed Saturday-Tuesday. The Bookmark Café is closed until the spring semester.



12/16 : Extended Hours and Database Downtime
The library now has extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on Monday. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. The Bookmark Café is closed until next semester. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

Tuesday morning, from 7:00-10:00, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance on its databases. The only services that may be affected will be the ability to log into your personal Ebsco account and to save items into a folder. All other database search functions and access to full text articles should be working fine.



12/11 : Movie Posters and Extended Hours
To accompany our current exhibit in the lobby, New York: The Rhythms of the Street, the Special Collections Department has placed on display posters for movies that take place in New York, New York both in the lobby and in the upstairs hallway. These are only a few examples from their Original Movie Poster Research Collection, a vivid and instructive series of lithograph posters that promote more than 6,000 films produced from 1940 to 1962. Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these posters should be of interest to art majors (who will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches), business students, (who will appreciate the marketing effectiveness - or lack thereof - of the differing ways to advertise movies), and other academic disciplines interested in the history of culture and mores. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies.

Thursday will be the last day that the Bookmark Café will be open this semester.

The library now has extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on Monday. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

Next Tuesday morning, from 7:00-10:00, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance on its databases. The only services that may be affected will be the ability to log into your personal Ebsco account and to save items into a folder. All other database search functions and access to full text articles should be working fine.



12/09 : Extended Hours and Library Survey
The library now has extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on December 17. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last month's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



12/06 : Competency Exam, System Downtime, Extended Hours, Library Survey
The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 1:00 in LB227. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead. Transfer students with 61 or more credits are exempt from the exam and workshop. Transfer students with 60 credits must take the exam during their first semester here at LIU Post. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, December 6th, from 9:00 PM - Friday, December 7th, 1:00 AM, Information Technology will be performing routine maintenance on University E-mail Systems. System updates will also be applied to our PeopleSoft systems for tax compliance. During this time, access to E-Mail for University Personnel and Voicemail, PeopleSoft systems, and MyLIU will be intermittently unavailable. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."

The library now has extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on December 17. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last month's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



12/05 : Extended Hours, Zoho Workshop, Email Downtime, Competency Exam, Library Survey
The library now has extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on December 17. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the educational technology workshop, Zoho Basics: Going Beyond Microsoft Office! "Microsoft Office Suite not available? No need to panic, just use Zoho! Zoho's online content sharing and group collaboration allows students and teachers to stay connected beyond the classroom. Zoho's Wiki enables educators to create interactive course content. Zoho's Challenge allows teachers to create tests and quizzes with a variety of question types. Zoho is compatible with Microsoft Office - work online and upload Microsoft Office documents into Zoho, or work offline and open Zoho documents in Microsoft Office." It will run from 3:45-5:00, downstairs in the IMC. Please call 516-299-2895 to reserve your place.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, December 6th, from 9:00 PM - Friday, December 7th, 1:00 AM, Information Technology will be performing routine maintenance on University E-mail Systems. During this time, access to E-Mail for University Personnel and Voicemail will be intermittently unavailable. MyLIU and all other systems will not be affected and will remain operational. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 1:00 in LB227. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead. Transfer students with 61 or more credits are exempt from the exam and workshop. Transfer students with 60 credits must take the exam during their first semester here at LIU Post. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last month's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



12/04 : Extended Hours, Artist's Reception, Blood Drive, Zoho Workshop, Email Downtime, Competency Exam, Library Survey
On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on December 17. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

Also on Wednesday will be the artist's reception for new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, Naturally Artificial: Eco-Fashion, featuring the Masters in Art thesis work of Joanna Del Giudice. It will run from 5:00-8:00.

Also (again) on Wednesday, there will be a Holiday Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room from 10:00-4:00. Please donate if you can. No appointments necessary. For more information, call (516) 299-2800.

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the educational technology workshop, Zoho Basics: Going Beyond Microsoft Office! "Microsoft Office Suite not available? No need to panic, just use Zoho! Zoho's online content sharing and group collaboration allows students and teachers to stay connected beyond the classroom. Zoho's Wiki enables educators to create interactive course content. Zoho's Challenge allows teachers to create tests and quizzes with a variety of question types. Zoho is compatible with Microsoft Office - work online and upload Microsoft Office documents into Zoho, or work offline and open Zoho documents in Microsoft Office." It will run from 3:45-5:00, downstairs in the IMC. Please call 516-299-2895 to reserve your place.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, December 6th, from 9:00 PM - Friday, December 7th, 1:00 AM, Information Technology will be performing routine maintenance on University E-mail Systems. During this time, access to E-Mail for University Personnel and Voicemail will be intermittently unavailable. MyLIU and all other systems will not be affected and will remain operational. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 1:00 in LB227. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead. Transfer students with 61 or more credits are exempt from the exam and workshop. Transfer students with 60 credits must take the exam during their first semester here at LIU Post. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last month's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



12/02 : Scopus Workshop, Art Exhibit, Zoho Workshop, Competency Exam, Library Survey, Extended Hours
On Monday, there will be a Library Brown Bag training session "on how to use Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. Are you interested in learning how to find the number of papers that cite your work? This session will include step-by-step instructions on navigating Scopus, information on how to conduct cited reference searches, techniques for finding research relevant to your interests, and instruction on how to perform a search that will match an organization with all of its research output. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch." Please RSVP.

On Tuesday, the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery will be Naturally Artificial: Eco-Fashion, featuring the Masters in Art thesis work of Joanna Del Giudice. The artist's reception will be on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00.

There are free books available in the main hallway on the lower level. Come on in and help yourselves.

On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on December 17. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the educational technology workshop, Zoho Basics: Going Beyond Microsoft Office! "Microsoft Office Suite not available? No need to panic, just use Zoho! Zoho's online content sharing and group collaboration allows students and teachers to stay connected beyond the classroom. Zoho's Wiki enables educators to create interactive course content. Zoho's Challenge allows teachers to create tests and quizzes with a variety of question types. Zoho is compatible with Microsoft Office - work online and upload Microsoft Office documents into Zoho, or work offline and open Zoho documents in Microsoft Office." It will run from 3:45-5:00, downstairs in the IMC. Please call 516-299-2895 to reserve your place.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be on Friday at 1:00 in LB227. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead. Transfer students with 61 or more credits are exempt from the exam and workshop. Transfer students with 60 credits must take the exam during their first semester here at LIU Post. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited.

The Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection is an invaluable library of flags, maps, letters, books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other materials that was generously donated to Long Island University by the Society. Subjects covered by the more than 1,100 items include: archeology - town and family histories - shipping and the Long Island Railroad - biographies of Long Island personages, such as Theodore Roosevelt - and writings by Long Island poets and novelists, such as Walt Whitman and Christopher Morley. The Special Collections Department has just prepared a page of 18th-20th Century Historical Letters that features images of the original documents along with transcriptions - including a signed letter from Winston Churchill. Other items available on their website include a periodical index of Long Island articles arranged by location and a finding aid for the 18th-19th Century Original Land Based Documents. In addition, the Digital Initiatives Department has produced the Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection Website Project to make images and descriptions of many other items available.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last week's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



11/29 : Historical Letters, Competency Exam, Scopus Workshop, Library Survey
The Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection is an invaluable library of flags, maps, letters, books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other materials that was generously donated to Long Island University by the Society. Subjects covered by the more than 1,100 items include: archeology - town and family histories - shipping and the Long Island Railroad - biographies of Long Island personages, such as Theodore Roosevelt - and writings by Long Island poets and novelists, such as Walt Whitman and Christopher Morley. The Special Collections Department has just prepared a page of 18th-20th Century Historical Letters that features images of the original documents along with transcriptions - including a signed letter from Winston Churchill. Other items available on their website include a periodical index of Long Island articles arranged by location and a finding aid for the 18th-19th Century Original Land Based Documents. In addition, the Digital Initiatives Department has produced the Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection Website Project to make images and descriptions of many other items available.

On Friday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 1:15 in LB227. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. There will be only one more chance to take it this semester on the following Friday. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

On Monday, there will be a Library Brown Bag training session "on how to use Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. Are you interested in learning how to find the number of papers that cite your work? This session will include step-by-step instructions on navigating Scopus, information on how to conduct cited reference searches, techniques for finding research relevant to your interests, and instruction on how to perform a search that will match an organization with all of its research output. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch." Please RSVP.

On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on December 17. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last week's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



11/28 : Competency Exams, Citation Workshop, Scopus Workshop, Library Survey
On Thursday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB228. An additional exam date has just been added on Friday at 1:15 in LB227. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

On Thursday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a Styling Time workshop during the common hour (12:30-1:30). Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. In addition, faculty members are invited to sign up to bring their classes to make up for some of the lost contact hours due to the storm closings.

On Monday, there will be a Library Brown Bag training session "on how to use Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. Are you interested in learning how to find the number of papers that cite your work? This session will include step-by-step instructions on navigating Scopus, information on how to conduct cited reference searches, techniques for finding research relevant to your interests, and instruction on how to perform a search that will match an organization with all of its research output. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch." Please RSVP.

On next Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for the final exams that will begin on December 17. Reference Commons will be open until 1:00am on Mondays-Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will close at our normal time of 5:00pm. If you need someplace else to study when we are closed, Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once finals begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that once it has been officially announced). A PDF of the finals schedule is available on the campus website.

The library's Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism page has been updated along with the information for students and faculty.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last week's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



11/27 : Library Hours, Plagiarism, Booksale, Citation Workshop, Competency Exam, Scopus, Library Survey
The schedule of extended hours for finals has been posted. They will begin on December 5. The holiday hours have also been posted.

The library's Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism page has been updated along with the information for students and faculty.

On Wednesday, the Post Library Association will be holding a special Holiday Booksale so that you can get some gift shopping done early. Sale items will include books (new, used, and collectable - including a large sci-fi and general fiction collection), music CDs, movie DVDs and video, and collectable record LPs. It will run from 10:00am-6:00pm downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, and everybody is welcome.

On Thursday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a Styling Time workshop during the common hour (12:30-1:30). Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. In addition, faculty members are invited to sign up to bring their classes to make up for some of the lost contact hours due to the storm closings.

Also on Thursday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB228. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

On Monday, there will be a Library Brown Bag training session "on how to use Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. Are you interested in learning how to find the number of papers that cite your work? This session will include step-by-step instructions on navigating Scopus, information on how to conduct cited reference searches, techniques for finding research relevant to your interests, and instruction on how to perform a search that will match an organization with all of its research output. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch." Please RSVP.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. The winners of the raffle that took place during last week's kick-off event have been contacted, but you can still participate so your library can innovate.



11/25 : Citation Workshops, Booksale, Competency Exam, Library Survey
On Monday and Thursday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding two Styling Time workshops during the common hour (12:30-1:30). The same material will be covered in each session. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. In addition, faculty members are invited to sign up to bring their classes to make up for some of the lost contact hours due to the storm closings.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Post Library Association will be holding a special Holiday Booksale so that you can get some gift shopping done early. Sale items will include books (new, used, and collectable - including a large sci-fi and general fiction collection), music CDs, movie DVDs and video, and collectable record LPs. On Tuesday, it will be open to LIU students, faculty, staff, and PLA members. On Wednesday, it will be open to everybody. It will run from 10:00am-6:00pm on both days downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

On Thursday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB228. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

The problem with accessing the menu of Ebsco databases has been resolved.

A new trial database that will be available for a brief period is PsycTESTS. Produced by the American Psychological Association, this serves as a repository for the full text of tests, scales, measures, assessments, and other instruments that are relevant to psychology, psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and more. It is made up primarily of tests that were originally developed for research but were not made commercially available, along with older, public domain tests. Each detailed test record contains a summary, purpose, test format, development history, background information, reliability & validity data (when available), and the citation for the peer-reviewed source document. It also provides brief information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. Please participate so your library can innovate.



11/20 : Holiday Hours, Tests Database, Citation Workshops, Booksale, Library Survey
In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open 9:00-2:00 on Wednesday (note the new time) and closed Thursday and Friday. We will be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday.

A new trial database that will be available for a brief period is PsycTESTS. Produced by the American Psychological Association, this serves as a repository for the full text of tests, scales, measures, assessments, and other instruments that are relevant to psychology, psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and more. It is made up primarily of tests that were originally developed for research but were not made commercially available, along with older, public domain tests. Each detailed test record contains a summary, purpose, test format, development history, background information, reliability & validity data (when available), and the citation for the peer-reviewed source document. It also provides brief information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers.

Added some new information about the competency exams to the frequently asked questions page.

The direct links to all of the Ebsco databases on our website seem to be working fine, but there is a problem when you try to switch databases using Ebsco's "Brief View" menu, and it won't display the "Detailed View" menu at all. If you want to switch from one Ebsco database to another, you can do it by returning to the library's list of databases. Unfortunately, you won't be able to search through multiple databases at the same time until the problem is resolved.

On Monday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a Styling Time workshop during the common hour. An additional Workshop will be on the following Thursday. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. In addition, faculty members are invited to sign up to bring their classes to make up for some of the lost contact hours due to the storm closings.

On November 27-28, the Post Library Association will be holding a special Holiday Booksale so that you can get some gift shopping done early. Sale items will include books (new, used, and collectable - including a large sci-fi and general fiction collection), music CDs, movie DVDs and video, and collectable record LPs. On Tuesday, it will be open to PLA members and LIU students, faculty, and staff. On Wednesday, it will be open to everybody. It will run from 10:00am-6:00pm on both days downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

The library is conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. Please participate so your library can innovate.



11/18 : Competency Exam, Library Survey, Holiday Hours
On Monday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB227. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

Also on Monday will be the rescheduled kick-off event for the library's Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey in LB220 from 12:30-3:30, although you can still respond anytime. Everyone who participates will be entered to win a MacAir laptop, Nets tickets, gift cards, and more. Please participate so your library can innovate.

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

There are two new exhibits in the library lobby. New York: The Rhythms of the Street takes a contemporary and historical view of the streets of New York City along with the vibrancy and cultural richness of its people. Included are looks at the subways and trolleys - themed walking tours - street artists and entertainers - architecture and landmark buildings - portrayals of the city in art and films - celebrations, parades, festivals, and the New York City Marathon. The exhibit includes materials from the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. The William Randolph Hearst Collection showcases some of the holdings in the library's Art Archives of William Randolph Hearst, a collection of over one hundred volumes that document the objets d'art acquired by Hearst with photographs, sales history, and descriptive text. There are images and information about art and artifacts from ancient Egypt and Latin America, as well as those by Native Americans. Included are biographical profiles of Hearst and his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, who nurtured his interest in collecting from an early age, as well as discussions about collecting for private museums, representations of gods and goddesses, and much more.



11/15 : New Exhibits, Competency Exam, Library Survey, Rescheduled Events, Citation Workshops, Holiday Hours
There are two new exhibits in the library lobby. New York: The Rhythms of the Street takes a contemporary and historical view of the streets of New York City along with the vibrancy and cultural richness of its people. Included are looks at the subways and trolleys - themed walking tours - street artists and entertainers - architecture and landmark buildings - portrayals of the city in art and films - celebrations, parades, festivals, and the New York City Marathon. The exhibit includes materials from the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. The William Randolph Hearst Collection showcases some of the holdings in the library's Art Archives of William Randolph Hearst, a collection of over one hundred volumes that document the objets d'art acquired by Hearst with photographs, sales history, and descriptive text. There are images and information about art and artifacts from ancient Egypt and Latin America, as well as those by Native Americans. Included are biographical profiles of Hearst and his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, who nurtured his interest in collecting from an early age, as well as discussions about collecting for private museums, representations of gods and goddesses, and much more.

On Monday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB227. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

Also on Monday will be the rescheduled kick-off event for the library's Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey in LB220 from 12:30-3:30, although you can still respond anytime. Everyone who participates will be entered to win a MacAir laptop, Nets tickets, gift cards, and more. Please participate so your library can innovate.

Several library events that were cancelled due to the storm have been rescheduled. The brownbag demonstration of the Scopus Database will be on December 3. And the IMC's educational technology workshop on Zoho Basics will be on December 6.

In response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding two Styling Time workshops during the common hour later in November. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. In addition, faculty members are invited to sign up to bring their classes to make up for some of the lost contact hours due to the storm closings.

Looking ahead to the holiday next week, the library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday. We will be open 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday.



11/13 : Citation Workshops, Rescheduled Events, Competency Exams, Library Survey
In response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding two Styling Time workshops during the common hour later in November. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. In addition, faculty members are invited to sign up to bring their classes to make up for some of the lost contact hours due to the storm closings.

Several library events that were cancelled due to the storm have been rescheduled. The kick-off event for the library's Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey will be on Monday, although you can still respond anytime. Please participate so your library can innovate. The brownbag demonstration of the Scopus Database will be on December 3. And the IMC's educational technology workshop on Zoho Basics will be on December 6.

On Wednesday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB227, with another one taking place on Monday at 12:30 in LB227. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is Seven Offerings, featuring the work of Heesu Yoon, exchange professor from Kongju National University.



11/12 : Art Exhibit, Reception, and Lecture; Competency Exam and Library Survey
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is Seven Offerings, featuring the work of Heesu Yoon, exchange professor from Kongju National University. The artist's reception will be on Tuesday evening, beginning at 5:00, followed by an artist lecture at 7:00.

On Wednesday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB227. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

The university has posted a revised academic calendar to adjust for the days that were missed due to the storm closings and power outages. A revised finals schedule has been posted there too.

The library is currently conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. Please participate so your library can innovate.



11/11 : New Exhibits, Ed Tech Workshop, Reception, Competency Exam, Library Survey
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.

Halloween is over, but the Special Collections Department continues the horror by putting more new movie posters for Shocktober Thrillers on display in the upstairs hallway. These are only a few examples from their Original Movie Poster Research Collection, a vivid and instructive series of lithograph posters that promote more than 6,000 films produced from 1940 to 1962. Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these posters should be of interest to art majors (who will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches), business students, (who will appreciate the marketing effectiveness - or lack thereof - of the differing ways to advertise movies), and other academic disciplines interested in the history of culture and mores. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the educational technology workshop, Using SMARTBoard with Children's Literature. "This workshop will explore combining the use of print materials with digital resources. The one-hour workshop will include hands-on experimentation with the interactive whiteboard, development of a basic SMART Board lesson, and the evaluation of age-appropriate children's literature through the use of websites and databases." It will run from 3:45-5:00, downstairs in the IMC. Please call 516-299-2895 to reserve your place.

On Wednesday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB227. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

The university has posted a revised academic calendar to adjust for the days that were missed due to the storm closings and power outages. A revised finals schedule has been posted there too.

The library is currently conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. Please participate so your library can innovate.



11/06 : Competency Exam, Friday Chef Lecture, Ed Tech Workshop, Library Survey
On Thursday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB228. You must register in advance to take it and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Arno Schmidt, author of Peeking Behind the Wallpaper, to discuss The Life of a Chef: 40 Years of Kitchen Lore and Quirky Stories. "In 1946, Arno began his apprenticeship in war-torn Austria and, after an odyssey through kitchens in many countries, became Executive Chef of the Waldorf-Astoria. During the Bicentennial, he supervised meals for the most powerful people in the world. His autobiography is about glorious hotel dining and memorable banquets, including menus and kitchen work sheets. There are vignettes about accounting follies, catering directors, kosher caterers, and managers. There are quirky stories about captains, waiters, and cooks. The book looks into the kitchen of the St. Regis Hotel when it was still owned by Mrs. Astor with menus from the legendary Maisonette and King Cole Bar. There are Plaza Hotel menus from 1928, along with stories about holidays in hotels and permanent residents. There is advice about cooking and long forgotten classical dishes such as terrapin and Crabmeat Remick." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place in the back of the library lobby at 8:00pm.

On Monday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the educational technology workshop, Using SMARTBoard with Children's Literature. "This workshop will explore combining the use of print materials with digital resources. The one-hour workshop will include hands-on experimentation with the interactive whiteboard, development of a basic SMART Board lesson, and the evaluation of age-appropriate children's literature through the use of websites and databases." It will run from 3:45-5:00, downstairs in the IMC. Please call 516-299-2895 to reserve your place.

The library is currently conducting a Student Library and Information Technology Use Survey. Please participate so your library can innovate.



10/28 : Storm Closings and Information
At 4:00 on Sunday, Information Technology will start shutting down university computer servers in preparation for the coming storm. The library website and all internet access may not be available after that time from computers on campus. LIU Post, University Center, and the library will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. More information about the storm closings can be found at http://www.liu.edu/post/stormwatch or by calling 516-299-EMER (3637).

If you want to be able to access the databases when the library website is down, go to the alphabetic list of databases right now and save a copy of it to your computer so that you will have a list of links whenever you need them. There is an additional list of database links on a different server at http://library.liu.edu/database.htm. However, if the library's remote access server has also been shut down, most of these links may not work. If you are using a computer that is part of the university network, you can scroll down to the bottom of the list and use the links labeled, "Backup Links (Non-Remote Access)".

The library is conducting a user survey that will begin accepting your input on Monday. Participate so your library can innovate.

Also on Monday, there will be scheduled maintenance on Taylor & Francis Online from 10:00am-3:00pm. During this period, the full text of journals that are published by them may not be available (more information).

On Friday, the Honors Program will be holding their annual honors conference on the topic of Our Future... with "workshops and discussions that will cover issues large and small, ranging from the academic and philosophical to the practical". Among the presenters will be the library's Valeda Dent (Doing as a Way of Learning: A Case Study from a Rural Ugandan Village Library, 10:15 in the Hillwood Pioneer Room) and Manju Prasad-Rao (Traditional Classical Indian Dances on Global Stages, 9:00 in the Hillwood Cinema).



10/25 : Library Survey, Horror Movie Posters, Database News, Competency Exam
Halloween is getting closer, and the Special Collections Department has changed the movie posters for the Shocktober Thrillers that are on display in the upstairs hallway. These are only a few examples from their Original Movie Poster Research Collection, a vivid and instructive series of lithograph posters that promote more than 6,000 films produced from 1940 to 1962. Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these posters should be of interest to art majors (who will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches), business students, (who will appreciate the marketing effectiveness - or lack thereof - of the differing ways to advertise movies), and other academic disciplines interested in the history of culture and mores. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies.

A quirk has been discovered with the Books in Print Professional database. If you want to email your search results to yourself, put your email address in the "TO:" box and any non-LIU email address in the "FROM:" box. Putting an LIU email address in this box will cause the university's spam blockers to block it.

On Friday morning, there will be scheduled maintenance on the Ebsco databases from approximately 7:00-8:00. The normal database search functions and full text should be unaffected, but you may not be able to access your personal account (if you have one) or save items to your personal folder (more information).

On Monday, there will be a library survey in the library instruction lab (LB220) from 12:30-3:30. Participate so your library can innovate. Everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win a MacBook Air. We will also be giving away Barclays Center NY Mets tickets, gift cards, and more.

Also on Monday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB228. You must register in advance to take it, and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

Yet again on Monday, there will be scheduled maintenance on Taylor & Francis Online from 10:00am-3:00pm. During this period, the full text of journals that are published by them may not be available. You can try again later or ask a librarian about possible other methods of getting it. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this scheduled development work (more information).



10/23 : Library Survey, Citation Tracking, Library Workshop, Educational Technology, Database Downtime
Are you interested in learning how to find the number of publications that cited your published work? On November 5, there will be a Library Brown Bag workshop on using Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. The workshop will include: step-by-step instructions on navigating Scopus, techniques for finding research relevant to your interests, information on how to conduct cited reference searches, and instruction on how to perform a search which will match an organization with all its research output.

The Interlibrary Loan Department's email address has been changed to post-interlibraryloan@liu.edu. Links on the website are in the process of being changed.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Fall Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons East/West Café from 9:00am - 8:30pm. Please donate if you can.

On Wednesday, section 4 of the Library Workshop will begin at 3:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of PDK 1524, will present the special hands-on workshop, SMART Board Technology, Integrated Program Tools, and Common Core State Standards, downstairs in the IMC from 4:30-6:30. It is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education, but reservations required. Please contact Evangelia Maros at pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by October 23rd.

On Friday morning, there will be scheduled maintenance on the Ebsco databases from approximately 7:00-8:00. The normal database search functions and full text should be unaffected, but you may not be able to access your personal account (if you have one) or save items to your personal folder (more information).

On Monday, there will be a library survey in the library instruction lab (LB220) from 12:30-3:30. Participate so your library can innovate. Everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win a MacBook Air. We will also be giving away Barclays Center NY Mets tickets, gift cards, and more.

Also on Monday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in LB228. You must register in advance to take it, and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.



10/18 : Database News, Library Workshops, Competency Exam, Blood Drive, Educational Technology
The accounting database, RIA Checkpoint Tax Service, has changed its name to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint.

Added a little bit more to the guide for Using LIUCat.

On Tuesday, section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin at 9:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

Also on Tuesday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 3:30 in LB228. You must register in advance to take it, and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Fall Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons East/West Café from 9:00am - 8:30pm. Please donate if you can.

On Wednesday, section 4 of the Library Workshop will begin at 3:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220).

On Thursday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of PDK 1524, will present the special hands-on workshop, SMART Board Technology, Integrated Program Tools, and Common Core State Standards, downstairs in the IMC from 4:30-6:30. It is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education, but reservations required. Please contact Evangelia Maros at pdkeventcoordinator@gmail.com by October 23rd.



10/16 : Long Island History, Library Workshops, Competency Exam, Horror Movies
The Special Collections Department has prepared a finding aid for the 18th-19th Century Original Land Based Documents that are part of the Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection of flags, maps, books, deeds, letters, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, historical documents, and other materials. Items in the collection cover: town histories - family histories - Long Island archeology - Long Island Railroad and shipping - biographies of Long Island personages, such as Theodore Roosevelt - and writings by Long Island poets and novelists, such as Walt Whitman, Christopher Morley, and John Howard Payne. Elsewhere on our website, the Digital Initiatives Department selected and scanned roughly 100 signature items from the collection to serve as the basis for the Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection Website Project that you can view online.

Next Tuesday, section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin at 9:30 in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). Section 4 will begin next Wednesday at 3:30.

Also next Tuesday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 3:30 in LB228. You must register in advance to take it, and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

Still getting ready for Halloween, the Special Collections Department has changed the movie posters for the Shocktober Thrillers that are on display in the upstairs hallway. These are only a few examples from their Original Movie Poster Research Collection, a vivid and instructive series of lithograph posters that promote more than 6,000 films produced from 1940 to 1962. Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these posters should be of interest to art majors (who will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches), business students, (who will appreciate the marketing effectiveness - or lack thereof - of the differing ways to advertise movies), and other academic disciplines interested in the history of culture and mores. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies.



10/14 : Educational Technology and Abraham Lincoln
On October 25, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Board Technology, Integrated Program Tools, and Common Core State Standards, which is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education. Reservations required.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Tilles Center will be displaying Abraham Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Lincoln's own handwriting. And coming in 2013, the library will be hosting a special exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, that will be accompanied by a series of exhibits and events (newly updated), including a lecture on the Emancipation Proclamation and much more.



10/11 : Downtime, Business Database, Irish Literature, Colm Toíbín Lecture, Lincoln Events, PLA Trip
On Thursday at 6:00pm, there will a maintenance update on our Encore system. This will require up to 5 minutes of downtime. You still will be able to use the online catalog and Millennium. On Wednesday evening, Ebsco performed some maintenance on Ebsco A-toZ. If you were having problems accessing the full text of periodical articles online, this was the reason why.

We've added remote access to our newest trial database, Mergent Intellect, so that you can use it from home and other off-campus locations. It is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables users to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B's private company database, Mergent Intellect offers a unique opportunity to access facts and figures, industry news and profiles, executive contact information, private and public U.S and international business data, and more. The trial runs only until October 24.

The Special Collections Department has updated the holdings list of rare literary contributions to the Anthologies and Collections in the Winthrop Palmer Collection of French and Irish Rare Books.

On Friday evening, the Post Library Association will present Margaret Hallissy to discuss "But come ye back": The emigrant experience in Colm Toíbín's Brooklyn. "The great Irish emigrant ballad 'Danny Boy' captures a set of emotions well known to emigrants from any country: nostalgia for an idealized past, guilt about the pain of those left behind, and fear that any return will come too late. Originating from a time when the Irish emigrant might come back only once, if at all, the ballad involves not a joyful reunion with a parent, but rather a visit to a grave. But what of more recent emigrants, those whose return is simpler logistically, but may be just as complex emotionally? Colm Toíbín's 2009 novel Brooklyn is the story of one such 'returning Yank': Eilis Lacey, a young woman who leaves small-town Ireland for Brooklyn in the 1950s, and then returns - but as a 'Yank', a different sort of person entirely, irrevocably changed by her American experience. When Eilis comes back to Ireland, her mother, very much alive, comes to represent all those forces that push the younger generation away from a traditional culture and pull them toward the American dream. Dr. Hallissy, Professor of English at LIU Post, will place the novel in the context of older Irish literature on the topic of the 'returning Yank', and lay the groundwork for a reading or re-reading of this recent work by one of Ireland's best living writers." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Tilles Center will be displaying Abraham Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Lincoln's own handwriting. And coming in 2013, the library will be hosting a special exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, that will be accompanied by a series of exhibits and events (newly updated), including a lecture on the Emancipation Proclamation and much more.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



10/10 : Business Database, Irish Literature, Colm Toíbín Lecture, Lincoln Events, PLA Trip
Our newest trial database is Mergent Intellect, a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables users to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B's private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles, and more. The trial runs only until October 24.

The Special Collections Department has updated the holdings list of rare literary contributions to the Anthologies and Collections in the Winthrop Palmer Collection of French and Irish Rare Books.

On Friday evening, the Post Library Association will present Margaret Hallissy to discuss "But come ye back": The emigrant experience in Colm Toíbín's Brooklyn. "The great Irish emigrant ballad 'Danny Boy' captures a set of emotions well known to emigrants from any country: nostalgia for an idealized past, guilt about the pain of those left behind, and fear that any return will come too late. Originating from a time when the Irish emigrant might come back only once, if at all, the ballad involves not a joyful reunion with a parent, but rather a visit to a grave. But what of more recent emigrants, those whose return is simpler logistically, but may be just as complex emotionally? Colm Toíbín's 2009 novel Brooklyn is the story of one such 'returning Yank': Eilis Lacey, a young woman who leaves small-town Ireland for Brooklyn in the 1950s, and then returns - but as a 'Yank', a different sort of person entirely, irrevocably changed by her American experience. When Eilis comes back to Ireland, her mother, very much alive, comes to represent all those forces that push the younger generation away from a traditional culture and pull them toward the American dream. Dr. Hallissy, Professor of English at LIU Post, will place the novel in the context of older Irish literature on the topic of the 'returning Yank', and lay the groundwork for a reading or re-reading of this recent work by one of Ireland's best living writers." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Tilles Center will be displaying Abraham Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Lincoln's own handwriting. And coming in 2013, the library will be hosting a special exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, that will be accompanied by a series of exhibits and events (newly updated), including a lecture on the Emancipation Proclamation and much more.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



10/07 : Holiday Hours, Competency Exam, Educational Technology, Friday Lecture, PLA Trip
On Monday, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 in observance of Columbus Day.

On Wednesday, there will be a Library Competency Exam at 12:30 in room 227 in the library. You must register in advance to take it, and space is limited. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead.

Also on Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Response PE - Interactive Response System for K-12. Learn how to "get students engaged and motivated using response pads or 'clickers'. These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally, on paper, or on screen. Teachers can create planned or spontaneous quizzes, 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 downstairs in the IMC. Call 516-588-2895 to reserve your place.

On Friday evening, the Post Library Association will present Margaret Hallissy to discuss "But come ye back": The emigrant experience in Colm Toíbín's Brooklyn. "The great Irish emigrant ballad 'Danny Boy' captures a set of emotions well known to emigrants from any country: nostalgia for an idealized past, guilt about the pain of those left behind, and fear that any return will come too late. Originating from a time when the Irish emigrant might come back only once, if at all, the ballad involves not a joyful reunion with a parent, but rather a visit to a grave. But what of more recent emigrants, those whose return is simpler logistically, but may be just as complex emotionally? Colm Toíbín's 2009 novel Brooklyn is the story of one such 'returning Yank': Eilis Lacey, a young woman who leaves small-town Ireland for Brooklyn in the 1950s, and then returns - but as a 'Yank', a different sort of person entirely, irrevocably changed by her American experience. When Eilis comes back to Ireland, her mother, very much alive, comes to represent all those forces that push the younger generation away from a traditional culture and pull them toward the American dream. Dr. Hallissy, Professor of English at LIU Post, will place the novel in the context of older Irish literature on the topic of the 'returning Yank', and lay the groundwork for a reading or re-reading of this recent work by one of Ireland's best living writers." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00.

Added a little bit more to the guide for Using LIUCat.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



10/02 : Horror Movies, Faculty Publications, Artists' Reception, Holiday Hours, PLA Trip
Getting ready for Halloween, the Special Collections Department has placed several movie posters for Shocktober Thrillers on display in the upstairs hallway. These are only a few examples from their Original Movie Poster Research Collection, a vivid and instructive series of lithograph posters that promote more than 6,000 films produced from 1940 to 1962. Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these posters should be of interest to art majors (who will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches), business students, (who will appreciate the marketing effectiveness - or lack thereof - of the differing ways to advertise movies), and other academic disciplines interested in the history of culture and mores. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies.

A list of the items on display in our current exhibit of Faculty Publications has been posted.

On Saturday, there will be an artists' reception for the new exhibit featuring work in oil, pastel, acrylic, sculpture, watercolor, and mixed media by members of the Art League of Nassau County. It will run from 1:00-3:00 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery (note the new time).

On Monday, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 in observance of Columbus Day.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



09/30 : Art, Music, Educational Technology Workshop, Coming Exhibit, PLA Trip
We've added remote access to two more databases so that you can search them from home and other off-campus locations. Oxford Art Online provides the full text of the 34 volume Grove Dictionary of Art, as well as the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, covering every aspect of painting, sculpture, visual arts, graphic arts, architecture, photography, and decorative arts from prehistory to the present day. Oxford Music Online contains the full text of the 29 volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music, covering all aspects of music including new schools of thought and increased coverage of world, jazz, popular, and 20th-century music.

Added a new answer about finding the School of Education Web Portal to the frequesntly asked questions page.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the educational technology workshop, Creating SMART Board Interactive Lessons with Notebook. "Enhance content and motivate students with interactive lessons using Notebook software tools. Create your own lessons or assessments, modify existing resources, and integrate multi-media content. Instruction is modified and tailored as per the needs of the students." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please call to 516-299-2895 to reserve your place.

Also on Tuesday, a new exhibit will open in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs that will feature work from the Art League of Nassau County. The artists' reception will be on Saturday at 1:00.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



09/27 : Educational Technology Workshop, Coming Exhibit, Room Numbers, PLA Trip
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education, Information and Technology, will present the educational technology workshop, Creating SMART Board Interactive Lessons with Notebook. "Enhance content and motivate students with interactive lessons using Notebook software tools. Create your own lessons or assessments, modify existing resources, and integrate multi-media content. Instruction is modified and tailored as per the needs of the students." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please call to 516-299-2895 to reserve your place.

Also on Tuesday, a new exhibit will open in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs that will feature work from the Art League of Nassau County.

There have been a few more changes to the room numbers on the map of the library upper floor.

Added a little bit more to the guide for Using LIUCat.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



09/24 : Library Competency Exams and PLA Trip
The schedule of Library Competency Exams for the fall semester has been posted. The new procedure this year is that you will have to register for the exam in advance with Academic Standing. Only 28 students will be allowed in each session which will be registered on a first-come first-served basis, so plan ahead. If you do not take the exam before you have earned 60 credits, you will be required to take the Library Workshop instead. Detailed registrations instructions are on the schedule page.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



09/23 : Library Liaisons, LIUCat, and PLA Trip
The page for the Library Liaison Program has been updated. The purpose of this program is to establish an ongoing partnership and enhance communication with teaching faculty. The contact person assigned to each academic department can answer questions about the library and inform faculty of the library services, programs, and resources that are available to them and their students. The liaison also acts as a conduit for obtaining information from the academic community regarding collection development and issues that affect the library and library services.

The instruction guide for using LIUCat - the library's online public access catalog to our book, periodical, music, video, and other holdings - is in the process of being rewritten to reflect the new version that was implemented over the summer.

On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.



09/20 : Post Library Association Trip
On October 18, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring an East Side-West Side Shuffle trip to New York City. The day begins with a stop at the New York Historical Society with a guided tour of two exhibits. The first is The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision which features forty-five iconic works. The second is WWII & NYC which explores the impact of the war on the city, which played a critical role in the national war effort and how the city was forever changed. After lunch there will a stop at the New York Society Library with a guided tour of Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton who was born in the city. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before October 12.

From the American Presidency to diabetes prevention to outdoor photography, the new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons highlights Faculty Publications from all schools and colleges here at LIU Post that appeared between 2008 and 2012. Come celebrate the achievements of your teachers and colleagues.

The library's celebration of Constitution Week includes the two exhibits, Censorship in Schools and Libraries and Founding Fathers. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and a pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.



09/18 : SmartBoard Workshop, Faculty Publications, Constitution Week
On Wednesday, The Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Board: Interactive Whiteboard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard connects to the computer and projector and enables you to control all computer applications directly from the display. It is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences, and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations." It will run from 3:45-5:00 in the IMC downstairs. Please R.S.V.P. to 516-299-2895.

From the American Presidency to diabetes prevention to outdoor photography, the new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons highlights Faculty Publications from all schools and colleges here at LIU Post that appeared between 2008 and 2012. Come celebrate the achievements of your teachers and colleagues.

The library's celebration of Constitution Week includes the two exhibits, Censorship in Schools and Libraries and Founding Fathers. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and a pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.



09/16 : Faculty Publications, Constitution and Art Lectures, SmartBoard Workshop
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons highlights recent Faculty Publications from all schools and colleges here at LIU Post. Come celebrate the achievements of your teachers and colleagues.

On Tuesday, there will be two lectures by New York City police detective James L. Coll downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Police and the Constitution at 11:00 will provide a "unique perspective on how Founding-era ideals apply to the evolving powers and limitations of the police in modern society. As the possibility of rising crime rates, terrorist threats and social disorder challenge law enforcement across the nation, the balance between the preservation of individual liberty and the obligation to ensure public safety continues to be a topic of limitless debate that affects us all." Clear and Present Danger: Free Speech and the Constitution at 12:30 will examine how, "despite the absolutist wording of the First Amendment, free speech does not protect every form of speech or demonstration. A discussion of landmark Supreme Court decisions will show when government restrictions are permitted and when they are an infringement." These programs, which are free and open to the public, are part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week that also includes the exhibits, Censorship in Schools and Libraries and Founding Fathers. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and a pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.

Also on Tuesday at 6:00, Dr. Catherine Larkin, head of the library's Digital Initiatives Department and Art Slide Library and guest curator of the new exhibit in the Hillwood Art Museum, Art Collecting on a Global Scale: Non-Western Objects from the William Randolph Hearst Archive, will present a Curator's Talk at the museum. The exhibit "combines primary documentation from the library's Art Archives of William Randolph Hearst, original non-western objects from Hearst's former holdings on loan from significant museum collections, and related objects from the Hillwood Art Museum's permanent collection that document a considerable range of Hearst's non-western art objects and that provide entry into an unchartered chapter of his unique approach to collecting."

On Wednesday, The Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Board: Interactive Whiteboard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard connects to the computer and projector and enables you to control all computer applications directly from the display. It is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences, and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations." It will run from 3:45-5:00 in the IMC downstairs. Please R.S.V.P. to 516-299-2895.



09/12 : Art and Constitution Lectures, Coming Exhibit, SmartBoard, Brooklyn Trip
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present a lecture by Virginia Creighton, curator of the current exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, entitled Navigator: Paintings by Joe Overstreet that "will explore the works and inspirations of the artist. Both African American and Native American by descent, Overstreet was born in 1933 in Conehatta, Mississippi, an unincorporated area midway between Meridian and Jackson. Following high school he joined the Merchant Marines where the element water was to spark his artistic vision. The lecture will look at his journey, influences, and strengths within personal, historical, and religious contexts, and attempt to see his art as a physical transformation of what he has witnessed." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00pm.

On Monday, there will open a special exhibit highlighting recent Faculty Publications from all schools and colleges here at LIU Post. Come celebrate the achievements of your teachers and colleagues.

On Tuesday, there will be two lectures by New York City police detective James L. Coll downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Police and the Constitution at 11:00 will provide a "unique perspective on how Founding-era ideals apply to the evolving powers and limitations of the police in modern society. As the possibility of rising crime rates, terrorist threats and social disorder challenge law enforcement across the nation, the balance between the preservation of individual liberty and the obligation to ensure public safety continues to be a topic of limitless debate that affects us all." Clear and Present Danger: Free Speech and the Constitution at 12:30 will examine how, "despite the absolutist wording of the First Amendment, free speech does not protect every form of speech or demonstration. A discussion of landmark Supreme Court decisions will show when government restrictions are permitted and when they are an infringement." These programs, which are free and open to the public, are part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week that also includes the exhibits, Censorship in Schools and Libraries and Founding Fathers. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and a pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.

Also on Tuesday at 6:00, Dr. Catherine Larkin, head of the library's Digital Initiatives Department and Art Slide Library and guest curator of the new exhibit in the Hillwood Art Museum, Art Collecting on a Global Scale: Non-Western Objects from the William Randolph Hearst Archive, will present a Curator's Talk at the museum. The exhibit "combines primary documentation from the library's Art Archives of William Randolph Hearst, original non-western objects from Hearst's former holdings on loan from significant museum collections, and related objects from the Hillwood Art Museum's permanent collection that document a considerable range of Hearst's non-western art objects and that provide entry into an unchartered chapter of his unique approach to collecting."

On Wednesday, The Instructional Media Center will present the educational technology workshop, SMART Board: Interactive Whiteboard Basics. "This touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard connects to the computer and projector and enables you to control all computer applications directly from the display. It is a powerful medium for engaging students and audiences, and has several tools for enhancing teaching, creating lessons, and delivering presentations." It will run from 3:45-5:00 in the IMC downstairs. Please R.S.V.P. to 516-299-2895.

On September 20, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a Brooklyn Bonanza trip with a tour of the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House - the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City - the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, lunch at Bubby's of Brooklyn, and a walk around the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy on the East River waterfront. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before September 14.



09/09 : Exhibit, Ed Tech Workshops, Art Lecture, Holiday Hours, Movie Posters, Brooklyn Trip
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Founding Fathers. Presented as part of the library's celebration of Constitution Week, it features portraits and biographical profiles of John Jay, John Adams, John Marshal, George Read, James Wilson, Patrick Henry, Robert Morris, John Hancock, John Rutledge, Samuel Adams, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Huntington, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and more - along with a copy of the Constitution and the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. It joins our other exhibit, Censorship in Schools and Libraries that takes a historical look at how the First Amendment to the Constitution has been challenged through profiles of banned books, "The Top Ten Most Challenged Titles of 2011", and more. The library will also be presenting two lectures on September 18, Police and the Constitution and Clear and Present Danger: Free Speech and the Constitution. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and a pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.

During the semester, the Instructional Media Center will be presenting a series of IMC Technology workshops for Education students and any interested others. The first will be on September 19 and will feature SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basics.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present a lecture by Virginia Creighton, curator of the current exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, entitled Navigator: Paintings by Joe Overstreet that "will explore the works and inspirations of the artist. Both African American and Native American by descent, Overstreet was born in 1933 in Conehatta, Mississippi, an unincorporated area midway between Meridian and Jackson. Following high school he joined the Merchant Marines where the element water was to spark his artistic vision. The lecture will look at his journey, influences, and strengths within personal, historical, and religious contexts, and attempt to see his art as a physical transformation of what he has witnessed." Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00pm.

The holiday hours for the fall semester have been posted.

In the upstairs hallway, the Special Collections Department has placed on display several posters from when Hollywood turned Classic Books into Movies. These are only a few examples from their Original Movie Poster Research Collection, a vivid and instructive series of lithograph posters that promote more than 6,000 films produced from 1940 to 1962. Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these posters should be of interest to art majors, who will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches, business students, who will appreciate the marketing effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the differing ways to advertise movies, and other academic disciplines interested in the history of culture and mores. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies.

On September 20, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a Brooklyn Bonanza trip with a tour of the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House - the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City - the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, lunch at Bubby's of Brooklyn, and a walk around the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy on the East River waterfront. The cost is $80 for PLA members and $100 for non-members. Please reserve your place before September 14.



09/04 : Welcome Class of 2016 (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 pages for Frequently Asked Questions to introduce you to the basics and Getting Started to point 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, online chat, or even text message. 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 250 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 300 encyclopedias and 74,000 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.

The new exhibit in the library lobby is Censorship in Schools and Libraries. Presented as part of the library's celebration of the upcoming Constitution Week, this exhibit - prepared by the Long Island Coalition against Censorship - takes a historical look at how the First Amendment to the Constitution has been challenged in the nation's schools and libraries. It includes profiles of banned books, such as: Gossip Girl, Harry Potter, Huckleberry Finn, Brave New World, The Hunger Games, In the Night Kitchen, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, and the novels of Judy Blume - along with "The Top Ten Most Challenged Titles of 2011". It also examines how censorship has affected textbooks, art exhibits, student videos, standardized tests, student newspapers, and more. On our website, you can find the text of the Constitution, as well as quotations about the Constitution and the First Amendment from famous people, and a pathfinder to Constitution resources in the Reference Department.

The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Navigator, featuring the work of Joe Overstreet. "Both African American and Native American by descent, Overstreet was born in 1933 in Conehatta, Mississippi, an unincorporated area midway between Meridian and Jackson. Following high school he joined the Merchant Marines where the element water was to spark his artistic vision." On September 14, there will be a lecture by curator Virginia Creighton that "will look at his journey, influences, and strengths within personal, historical, and religious contexts, and attempt to see his art as a physical transformation of what he has witnessed."

The room numbers in the College of Management's suite of classrooms on the upper floor of the library have been changed. The numbers of a few offices have been changed too.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop, that would have begun on September 6, has been cancelled. Sections 3 and 4 will begin in October. The schedule of Library Competency Exams has not yet been announced. Keep checking this page.

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

The many new LibGuide pathfinders to library resources that were created over the past semester have been added to the Getting Started section of the website, and everything listed there has been organized into broad subject categories to make browsing easier. The pathfinders on Investigating Human Rights and Special Education and Education resources have been updated, the latter with new hardcopy reference books that were acquired since its last update in 2008, along a new section on teacher certification.

We have two new databases. The first is Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context which provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews on today's hottest social and controversial issues. It includes statistics, primary sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference books. Education majors can search content by reading level to choose grade appropriate materials for their classes.

The second is Scopus from Elsevier's SciVerse which provides abstracts and citation data for peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources in the scientific, medical, social science, and humanities fields. It includes 19,000 journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, 400 trade publications, and 300 book series, as well as scientific web pages, patent records, and conference papers. It also includes citation tracking features that 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.

On August 31, the Business and Company Resource Center database from Gale will change its name to Business Insights: Essentials and will have a new interface with new features, such as interactive comparison charts to allow users to customize and manipulate financial and statistical data. It includes: SWOT reports - financial reports - industry rankings - market share data - market research reports - professional associations - glossary of business terms - industry reports and profiles - brand and product information - investment research/brokerage reports - company profiles, histories, and chronologies - articles from 3,900 full-text news and academic periodicals - and more. It also includes the reference books: Market Share Reporter, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of American Industries, International Directory of Company Histories, and many others.

The Special Collections Department has made information and images from many of their collections available on our website:

The online reference books from Credo Reference are no longer available. You can try using the Gale Virtual Reference Library instead. We have also cancelled the ATLA Religion Database, America: History and Life (try U.S. History in Context), Art Full Text, Criminal Justice Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text), Education Full Text (try ERIC), Historical Abstracts (try World History in Context), International Political Science Abstracts (try the general and news databases), Mental Measurements Yearbook (we still have the hardcopy), Philosopher's Index, Social Work Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text), Ethnic NewsWatch (try Black Newspapers), GenderWatch, LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts (try the other library science databases), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (try MLA International Bibliography), and the historical editions of the Atlanta Constitution, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post (although we're keeping the current versions and the historical New York Times). For the time being, access to some of these databases is still working, but the links have been removed from our website in anticipation of their pending departure.

We also no longer subscribe to the ISI Web of Science from Thomson Scientific which includes Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, but we will continue to have access to their Journal Citation Reports service. However, our new subscription to Scopus SciVerse has similar citation tracking features. Medline will continue to be available from your choice of Ebsco, ProQuest, PubMed, and LexisNexis.



08/29 : Pathfinders, Business Database, and Library Hours
Added the many new LibGuide pathfinders to library resources that were created over the past semester to the Getting Started section of the website and organized all the things there into broad subject categories to make browsing easier. The pathfinder on Investigating Human Rights has been updated.

On Friday, the Business and Company Resource Center database from Gale will change its name to Business Insights: Essentials and will have a new interface with new features, such as interactive comparison charts to allow users to customize and manipulate financial and statistical data. It includes: SWOT reports - financial reports - industry rankings - market share data - market research reports - professional associations - glossary of business terms - industry reports and profiles - brand and product information - investment research/brokerage reports - company profiles, histories, and chronologies - articles from 3,900 full-text news and academic periodicals - and more. It also includes the reference books: Market Share Reporter, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of American Industries, International Directory of Company Histories, and many others.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 Wednesday-Friday and closed Saturday-Monday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 Tuesday. On September 5, normal Fall hours will begin.



08/27 : Library Hours
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Monday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on September 4. On September 5, normal Fall hours will begin.


08/21 : Abraham Lincoln, Library Workshop, Downtime, and Library Hours
A special exhibit on Abraham Lincoln is coming in 2013, and you can now get a sneak preview of the lectures, films, concerts, and other events that will be accompanying it. The schedule of exhibits and events that will be presented this fall by the Post Library Association has also been posted.

Section 2 of the Library Workshop has been cancelled, but there are still additional open sections that begin in October.

On Saturday, Scopus and ScienceDirect from Elsevier SciVerse will go down for scheduled upgrades from 7:30 in the morning until 2:30 that night.

The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 next Monday-Friday.



08/20 : PLA Events, Movie Posters, Downtime, and Library Hours
The schedule of exhibits and events that will be presented this fall by the Post Library Association has been posted.

Added some images to the page about our current exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs, A Visual Feast: Illustrated works from the American Juvenile Collection and Artistry from the Original Movie Poster Collection.

On Saturday, Scopus and ScienceDirect from Elsevier SciVerse will go down for scheduled upgrades from 7:30 in the morning until 2:30 that night.

The library will be closed this weekend and open 9:00-5:00 next Monday-Friday.



08/16 : Even More Database News and Education Resources
The following subject guides to our databases have been updated to reflect the cancellations listed several days ago: Technology, Social Work, Speech and Hearing, Women and Gender, Statistics and Demographics, and Sports and Physical Education, as has the pathfinder for Special Education and Education resources which has also been updated with new hardcopy reference books acquired since its last update in 2008, including a new section on teacher certification.

On August 25, Scopus and ScienceDirect from Elsevier SciVerse will go down for scheduled upgrades from 7:30 in the morning until 2:30 that night.



08/15 : More Database News
The following subject guides to our databases have been updated to reflect the cancellations listed several days ago: Music, Science, Religion, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Mathematics, Food and Nutrition, Psychology and Psychiatry, Marine Science and Aquaculture, Reference Books and Encyclopedias, Databases Optimized for Mobile Access, Media, Television, Communications, and Publishing, and Nursing and Allied Health. The latter page has also been reorganized to include a section for Nursing Administration.

On August 25, Scopus and ScienceDirect from Elsevier SciVerse will go down for scheduled upgrades from 7:30 in the morning until 2:30 that night.



08/13 : Databases and Movie Posters
The following subject guides to our databases have been updated to reflect the cancellations listed below: Law, Literature, International Business, Language and Linguistics, Library and Information Science, and Ethnic Studies and Multiculturalism.

Added a list of posters currently on display in the new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, A Visual Feast: Illustrated works from the American Juvenile Collection and Artistry from the Original Movie Poster Collection. Prepared by the library's Special Collections and Archives Department, the exhibit displays a small sampling of their research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America from 1910-1960 and their vivid series of lithograph movie posters that promote more than 6,000 movie titles produced from 1940 to 1962.



08/09 : Sunday Hours, New Exhibit, and Databases
The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is A Visual Feast: Illustrated works from the American Juvenile Collection and Artistry from the Original Movie Poster Collection. Prepared by the library's Special Collections and Archives Department, the exhibit displays a small sampling of their research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America from 1910-1960 and their vivid series of lithograph movie posters that promote more than 6,000 movie titles produced from 1940 to 1962.

The following subject guides to our databases have been updated to reflect the cancellations listed below: Culture and Area Studies, Economics, Education and Counseling, Environment and Pollution, Film, Theater, and Performing Arts, General Information, Geography and Earth Sciences, Government and Politics, Health Science Reference Books, News and Current Events, Terrorism and Homeland Security, United States History, and World History.

The online reference books from Credo Reference are no longer available. The links throughout our website are in the process of being removed. You can try using the Gale Virtual Reference Library instead. We are also cancelling ATLA Religion Database from Ovid; America: History and Life (try U.S. History in Context), Art Full Text, Criminal Justice Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text), Education Full Text (try ERIC), Historical Abstracts (try World History in Context), International Political Science Abstracts (try the general and news databases), Mental Measurements Yearbook (we still have the hardcopy), Philosopher's Index, and Social Work Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text) from Ebsco; and Ethnic NewsWatch (try Black Newspapers), GenderWatch, LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts (try the other library science databases), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (try MLA International Bibliography), and the historical editions of the Atlanta Constitution, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post (although we're keeping the current newspapers and the historical New York Times) from ProQuest. For the time being, access to these databases is still working, but the links are also in the process of being removed from our website in anticipation of their pending departure.

The alphabetic list of databases and the list by vendor have already been updated to reflect these changes, as have the subject guides for: Accounting and Taxation, American Dream, Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Technology, Biography, Biological Sciences, Botany and Agriculture, Business Research Services and Reference Books, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Visual Arts and Design, and Zoology.



08/07 : Website Problems, New Exhibit, Sunday Hours, and Databases
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is A Visual Feast: Illustrated works from the American Juvenile Collection and Artistry from the Original Movie Poster Collection. Prepared by the library's Special Collections and Archives Department, the exhibit displays a small sampling of their research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America from 1910-1960 and their vivid series of lithograph movie posters that promote more than 6,000 movie titles produced from 1940 to 1962.

The library's web server was experiencing issues on Monday due to upgrades made over the weekend, and our website was not available. When this happens, you may still be able to access our databases through the backup database page at http://library.liu.edu/database.htm or through the LIU Brooklyn Library website at http://www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/index.html. You can bookmark these pages for future reference. Also due system maintenance that took place over the weekend, LIUCat was not working from computers on campus, but it was working from computers off campus. For the time being, the old version of LIUCat is still available at liucat.liu.edu. We apologize for any inconvenience that these outages may have caused.

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

The following subject guides to our databases have been updated to reflect the cancellations listed below: Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, and Business Research Services and Reference Books.

The online reference books from Credo Reference are no longer available. The links throughout our website are in the process of being removed. You can try using the Gale Virtual Reference Library instead. We are also cancelling ATLA Religion Database from Ovid; America: History and Life (try U.S. History in Context), Art Full Text, Criminal Justice Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text), Education Full Text (try ERIC), Historical Abstracts (try World History in Context), International Political Science Abstracts (try the general and news databases), Mental Measurements Yearbook (we still have the hardcopy), Philosopher's Index, and Social Work Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text) from Ebsco; and Ethnic NewsWatch (try Black Newspapers), GenderWatch, LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts (try the other library science databases), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (try MLA International Bibliography), and the historical editions of the Atlanta Constitution, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post (although we're keeping the current newspapers and the historical New York Times) from ProQuest. For the time being, access to these databases is still working, but the links are also in the process of being removed from our website in anticipation of their pending departure.

The alphabetic list of databases and the list by vendor have already been updated to reflect these changes, as have the subject guides for: Accounting and Taxation, American Dream, Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Technology, Biography, Biological Sciences, Botany and Agriculture, Visual Arts and Design, and Zoology.



08/02 : Database Changes
The following subject guides to our databases have been updated to reflect the cancellations listed below: Accounting and Taxation, American Dream, Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Technology, Biography, Biological Sciences, Botany and Agriculture, Visual Arts and Design, and Zoology.

The online reference books from Credo Reference are no longer available. The links throughout our website are in the process of being removed. You can try using the Gale Virtual Reference Library instead. We are also cancelling ATLA Religion Database from Ovid; America: History and Life (try U.S. History in Context), Art Full Text, Criminal Justice Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text), Education Full Text (try ERIC), Historical Abstracts (try World History in Context), International Political Science Abstracts (try the general and news databases), Mental Measurements Yearbook (we still have the hardcopy), Philosopher's Index, and Social Work Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text) from Ebsco; and Ethnic NewsWatch (try Black Newspapers), GenderWatch, LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts (try the other library science databases), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (try MLA International Bibliography), and the historical editions of the Atlanta Constitution, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post (although we're keeping the current newspapers and the historical New York Times) from ProQuest. For the time being, access to these databases is still working, but the links are also in the process of being removed from our website in anticipation of their pending departure.

The alphabetic list of databases and the list by vendor have already been updated to reflect these changes, as has the guide to online articles, encyclopedias, and books about Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Our newest addition is Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context that provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews on today's hottest social and controversial issues. It includes statistics, primary sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference books. Education majors can search content by reading level to choose grade appropriate materials for their classes.



08/01 : Credo Reference and Other Databases
The online reference books from Credo Reference are no longer available. The links throughout our website are in the process of being removed.

We are also cancelling ATLA Religion Database from Ovid; America: History and Life (try U.S. History in Context instead), Art Full Text, Criminal Justice Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text), Education Full Text (try ERIC), Historical Abstracts (try World History in Context), International Political Science Abstracts (try the general and news databases), Mental Measurements Yearbook (we still have the hardcopy), Philosopher's Index, and Social Work Abstracts (try SocINDEX with Full Text) from Ebsco; and Ethnic NewsWatch (try Black Newspapers), GenderWatch, LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts (try the other library science databases), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (try MLA International Bibliography), and the historical editions of the Atlanta Constitution, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post (although we're keeping the current newspapers and the historical New York Times) from ProQuest. For the time being, access to these databases is still working, but the links are also in the process of being removed from our website in anticipation of their pending departure.

The alphabetic list of databases and the list by vendor have been updated to reflect these changes, as has the guide to online articles, encyclopedias, and books about Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Our newest addition is Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context that provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews on today's hottest social and controversial issues. It includes statistics, primary sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference books. Education majors can search content by reading level to choose grade appropriate materials for their classes.



07/30 : Opposing Viewpoints Database
Our newest database is Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context that provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews on today's hottest social and controversial issues. It includes statistics, primary sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference books. Education majors can search content by reading level to choose grade appropriate materials for their classes.


07/24 : Web of Science News and George Bernard Shaw Reviews
We no longer subscribe to the ISI Web of Science from Thomson Scientific which includes Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, but we will continue to have access to their Journal Citation Reports service. However, our continuing subscription to Scopus SciVerse also has citation tracking features that 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. Medline will continue to be available from your choice of Ebsco, ProQuest, PubMed, and LexisNexis. The links on our website are in the process of being changed. We apologize for any inconvenience that this changeover may have caused.

On the Special Collections Department's page for the Archive of George Bernard Shaw Theatre Programs, we've added links to the New York Times reviews and articles about those historic productions of Candida, The Apple Cart, Don Juan in Hell, Heartbreak House, Man and Superman, The Devil's Disciple, Back to Methuselah, Major Barbara (1957), Major Barbara (2001), Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles and the Lion, and In Good King Charles's Golden Days.



07/16 : Web of Science and New Materials
There is currently a problem with access to the Web of Science which includes Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index. We're looking into the problem. In the meantime, you can get similar citation tracking features from Scopus SciVerse. We apologize for the inconvenience.

At the LIU Brentwood 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 LIU 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 Special Collections Department has prepared a selective list from their Miscellaneous Oversized Rare Books Collection. The page includes images of clothing scanned from illustrations that appeared in The History of French Masculine Costume and L'histoire du costume feminin français.



07/11 : Oversized Rare Books, Historical Fashions, and Sunday Hours
The Special Collections Department has prepared a selective list from their Miscellaneous Oversized Rare Books Collection. The page includes images of clothing scanned from illustrations that appeared in The History of French Masculine Costume and L'histoire du costume feminin français.

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



07/09 : Sunday Hours
The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00-6:00.


07/05 : Coming Downtime and Sunday Hours
Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 8:00pm Friday evening through 8:00am Saturday morning. This will prevent access to the full text of journals from eight publishers from Ebsco's databases and our other databases that link through Ebsco A-to-Z. Fortunately, these publishers provide only 80 of the 15,000 journals available through Ebsco's linking services, so it is hoped that not too many people will be inconvenienced.

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



07/02 : Holiday Hours and Coming Downtime
In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed on Wednesday.

Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 8:00pm Friday evening through 8:00am Saturday morning. This will prevent access to the full text of journals from eight publishers from Ebsco's databases and our other databases that link through Ebsco A-to-Z. Fortunately, these publishers provide only 80 of the 15,000 journals available through Ebsco's linking services, so it is hoped that not too many people will be inconvenienced.

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



06/28 : LIU History Videos and New Library Materials
The Special Collections Department is the official repository for the archival material of Long Island University and especially that of LIU Post. It features complete runs of the student newspaper and yearbook, as well as LIU Post bulletins and class schedules, along with various other documents. Their website has just added a finding aid for their collection of videos covering LIU history that includes commercials, local newscasts, commencements, arts performances, media appearances by LIU faculty, and more.

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

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



06/25 : George Bernard Shaw and Reception Date Change
The Special Collections Department has posted a holdings list with cover images for the Archive of George Bernard Shaw Theatre Programs. Shaw's prolific outpouring of plays for some six decades are reflected in this short theatrical list of programs. It combines the records of such legendary productions as Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier's "Caesar and Cleopatra", Charles Laughton and Charles Boyer's "Don Juan in Hell" and Katherine Hepburn's "The Millionairess". These programs accompany their collection of Shaw books.

On Wednesday (new date!), there will be a reception for the art exhibit highlighting the many talents that the LIU Post Craft Center has nurtured over the years, Fired Up! : Frank Olt and His Atelier. It will run from 5:00-8:00 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery, with a curator's walkthrough at 5:00pm sharp.



06/19 : Baseball Movie Posters
In the upstairs hallway, the Special Collections Department has placed on display several posters from when Hollywood Goes to the Ball Park. These are only a few examples from their Original Movie Poster Research Collection, a vivid and instructive series of lithograph posters that promote more than 6,000 films produced from 1940 to 1962. Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these posters should be of interest to art majors, who will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches, business students, who will appreciate the marketing effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the differing ways to advertise movies, and other academic disciplines interested in the history of culture and mores. Their website lists the collection by genre and contains images of the posters for the top 100 movies.


06/18 : Children's Literature and Art Exhibit
The Special Collections Department has added the works of Kate Wiggin to the highlighted authors and illustrators in the American Juvenile Collection, a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960, as well as some children's books in foreign languages. It includes an extensive reference collection and selected pre-1910 children's books published internationally.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery invites you to experience the ceramic culture here at LIU Post with Fired Up: Frank Olt and His Atelier. This show highlights the many talents that the Craft Center has nurtured over the years. The opening reception will be on June 27 from 5:00-8:00, with a curator's walkthrough at 5:00pm sharp.



06/12 : Art Exhibit
The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery features Sculpture and Ceramics. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


06/04 : Entertainment Industry Database, Coming Downtime, and Sunday Hours
A new trial database that we have for a brief period is the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive that provides the full text of trade magazines and fan magazines from the years 1880-2000 that cover the history of the film, music, radio, theater, and television industries. It includes industry news, gossip columns, reviews, pop charts, interviews, new technologies, and more. Titles include Variety (1905-2000), Billboard (1894-2000), Back Stage (1961-2000), and Broadcasting (1931-2000).

On Saturday, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 9:00am-7:00pm that will prevent access to the full text of journals from eight publishers from Ebsco's databases and our other databases that link through Ebsco A-to-Z. Fortunately, these publishers provide only 80 of the 15,000 journals available from Ebsco, so it is hoped that not too many people will be inconvenienced.

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

On Monday, there will be a Blood Drive from 10:00-4:00 in the Hillwood Commons Student Art Gallery. Please donate if you can.



05/29 : New Books and Coming Downtimes
At the LIU Brentwood 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 LIU Post library, you can go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page. It can be browsed either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, May 31st, from 9:30 PM - Friday, June 1st, 1:00 AM, Information Technology will be performing routine maintenance on the University Storage System. 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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local Information Technology office."

On Friday, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance on their Electronic Journals Service and SmartLinks from 9:00am to 6:00pm. During this time, Ebsco users who click on the link labeled "Linked Full-Text" may experience intermittent issues. If so, you can try to find alternate sources for the periodical that you want by using Ebsco A-to-Z. We apologize for the inconvenience.



05/24 : Holiday Hours
The library will be open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday and closed on Sunday. In observance of Memorial Day, we will also be closed on Monday.

Routine annual testing of the fire alarms and smoke detectors in the library will take place between 9:00am and 3:00pm each day for the next couple of weeks.



05/21 : Radical Exhibit, Art Exhibit, Email Change, and Safety Testing
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Radical Periodicals in the United States: 1890-1960. Selected from one of the library's many special periodical collections, these magazines daringly championed the causes of pacifism, socialism, anarchism, labor unions, and other issues that were outside the American mainstream at the time they were published. On display are pages containing illustrations, political cartoons, and articles by such writers as John Steinbeck and Dalton Trumbo.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is Gahae Park: Light Drawings and Installation. The artist's reception will be on Thursday from 2:00-5:00.

The Acquisition Department's email address has been changed to Post-Acqudept@liu.edu. It looks like all campus departments' email addresses are in the process of being changed.

Routine annual testing of the fire alarms and smoke detectors in the library will take place between 9:00am and 3:00pm each day for the next couple of weeks.



05/15 : New Database, Library Workshop, Safety Testing, and Database Downtime
Our newest database is Scopus SciVerse which provides abstracts and citation data for peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources in the scientific, medical, social science, and humanities fields. It includes 19,000 journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, 400 trade publications, and 300 book series, as well as scientific web pages, patent records, and conference papers. 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.

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

On Thursday, routine annual testing of the fire alarms and smoke detectors in the library will take place between 9:00am and 3:00pm each day for the next few weeks.

Late Friday night, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm-3:00am which may cause intermittent interruptions with Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource. This may also cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.

The new exhibit in the library lobby, Anonymous and Anonymity, consists of originally designed posters and resources from the library's collections that explore several interesting themes such as anonymous literary and artistic works, anonymous gifts, anonymous biological donors, anonymous internet crimes, Alcoholics Anonymous, and more.



05/14 : New Exhibit, Safety Testing, and Database Downtime
The new exhibit in the library lobby, Anonymous and Anonymity, consists of originally designed posters and resources from the library's collections that explore several interesting themes such as anonymous literary and artistic works, anonymous gifts, anonymous biological donors, anonymous internet crimes, Alcoholics Anonymous, and more.

Normal summer hours have begun.

On Thursday, routine annual testing of the fire alarms and smoke detectors in the library will take place between 9:00am and 3:00pm each day for the next few weeks.

Late Friday night, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm-3:00am which may cause intermittent interruptions with Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource. This may also cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.



05/08 : Art Exhibit, New Materials, Summer Hours, Blackboard Downtime
The new art exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is part of the 2012 New York Korea Art Festival.

At the LIU Brentwood 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 LIU Post library, you can go to the New Library Materials RSS Feeds page. It can be browsed either by subject area (according to Library of Congress classifications) or by library department. You can also sign up for RSS feeds in your areas of interest to have monthly lists of new materials automatically sent to you.

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

Normal summer hours will begin on Monday, and the summer holiday hours have been posted.

From Information Technology: "Please know that on Thursday, May 10th, at 9am, Information Technology will be administering an essential Service Pack upgrade to the Blackboard server. This upgrade should take approximately two to three hours. During this time access to Blackboard will not be available. Course content will not be affected as a result of this upgrade. Access to all other systems will NOT be affected by this upgrade. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Information Technology Office. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort."

The LIU Brentwood Library's email address has been changed to Brentwood-Library@liu.edu. During the transition, there was a problem with their request forms for interlibrary loan, library instruction, and audio-visual equipment. The forms are working now, but if you made a request recently and have not heard back from them, you can resubmit it or contact the library directly at (631) 273-5112.



05/07 : Library Hours
The library will be open open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday. We will be closed on Sunday.

The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Christopher Columbus: An Ongoing Voyage. This exhibit, created by the Library of Congress from its collection of manuscripts, books, maps, and other artifacts, explores the encounters that changed the world in what came to be called America. It takes a look at the peoples of North and South America before their contact with Columbus and those who came after him, followed by the European incursions, claims, and conquests that would continue throughout the sixteenth century and beyond. There's also still time to catch our other exhibits, Black Women in American Culture and History and Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection.

The LIU Brentwood Library's email address is being changed to Brentwood-Library@liu.edu. During the transition, there has been a problem with their request forms for interlibrary loan, library instruction, and audio-visual equipment. If you have made a request recently and have not heard back from them, you can contact them directly at (631) 273-5112.



05/03 : Congratulations Class of 2012!
The library will be open 8:00-4:00 on Friday and open 8:00-5:00 Saturday. We will be closed on Sunday. The Bookmark Café has closed for the summer.

Next week, the library will be open open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday.

The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Christopher Columbus: An Ongoing Voyage. This exhibit, created by the Library of Congress from its collection of manuscripts, books, maps, and other artifacts, explores the encounters that changed the world in what came to be called America. It takes a look at the peoples of North and South America before their contact with Columbus and those who came after him, followed by the European incursions, claims, and conquests that would continue throughout the sixteenth century and beyond. There's also still time to catch our other exhibits, Black Women in American Culture and History and Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection.

The LIU Brentwood Library's email address is being changed to Brentwood-Library@liu.edu. During the transition, there has been a problem with their request forms for interlibrary loan, library instruction, and audio-visual equipment. If you have made a request recently and have not heard back from them, you can contact them directly at (631) 273-5112.

On May 23, the Post Library Association and the Oyster Bay Historical Society will be sponsoring a trip to View the Tall Ships in New York Harbor. From vantage points at Owl's Head Park and the Sixty-Ninth Street Pier in Bay Ridge, you'll have the opportunity to take in a historic moment as a parade of spectacular vessels sails into New York Harbor in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The day will also include a guided tour of the nearby Narrows Botanical Garden and lunch. Please reserve your place before May 4.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



05/01 : Extended Hours, End of Semester Hours, and PLA Tall Ships Trip
The library has extended its hours for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Interfaith Center lounge stays open all night. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight. A PDF of the exam schedule has been posted.

On Thursday, the library will close after the last exam in the building is finished, possibly around 10:30. We will be open 8:00-4:00 on Friday and open 8:00-5:00 Saturday. We will be closed on Sunday. The Bookmark Café will close for the summer at 2:00 on Thursday.

Next week, the library will be open open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday.

On May 23, the Post Library Association and the Oyster Bay Historical Society will be sponsoring a trip to View the Tall Ships in New York Harbor. From vantage points at Owl's Head Park and the Sixty-Ninth Street Pier in Bay Ridge, you'll have the opportunity to take in a historic moment as a parade of spectacular vessels sails into New York Harbor in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The day will also include a guided tour of the nearby Narrows Botanical Garden and lunch. Please reserve your place before May 4.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/22 : Extended Hours and PLA Tall Ships Trip
The library has begun extended hours in preparation for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once exams begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that after it has been officially announced). A PDF of the exam schedule has been posted.

On May 23, the Post Library Association and the Oyster Bay Historical Society will be sponsoring a trip to View the Tall Ships in New York Harbor. From vantage points at Owl's Head Park and the Sixty-Ninth Street Pier in Bay Ridge, you'll have the opportunity to take in a historic moment as a parade of spectacular vessels sails into New York Harbor in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The day will also include a guided tour of the nearby Narrows Botanical Garden and lunch. Please reserve your place before May 4.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/19 : Last Competency Exam, NYC Sports Lecture, Downtime, Extended Hours, Tall Ships Trip
Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will take place in Humanities Hall, room 119, at 12:30. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number. (Transfer students with an associate's degree or 60 transfer credits do not need not take the exam or workshop.)

On Friday evening, the Post Library Association will present Dr. Jeffrey Kroessler, author of The Greater New York Sports Chronology. Dr. Kroessler's comprehensive and entertaining time line stretches from the pastoral entertainments of the Dutch to the corporate captivity of professional sports. He chronicles events ranging from the truly heroic to the heartbreaking, from moments of municipal greatness to inescapable social change. Through it all, he plants the world of sport at the very center of New York's story. His book ranges from the spectacle of blood sports like bullbaiting to the birth of baseball and from the now-forgotten six-day pedestrian contests to today's New York City Marathon. Alongside great moments like the Mets' "amazin" World Series win in 1969, Joe Louis's historic bouts with Max Schmeling, Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color line, and Secretariat's remarkable Triple Crown win at Belmont, Dr. Kroessler's lecture will encounter the point-shaving scandals of college basketball and the corrupting influence of organized crime in professional boxing. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

Late Friday night, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm-3:00am which may cause intermittent interruptions with Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource. This may also cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.

The library has begun extended hours in preparation for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once exams begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that after it has been officially announced). A PDF of the exam schedule has been posted.

On May 23, the Post Library Association and the Oyster Bay Historical Society will be sponsoring a trip to View the Tall Ships in New York Harbor. From vantage points at Owl's Head Park and the Sixty-Ninth Street Pier in Bay Ridge, you'll have the opportunity to take in a historic moment as a parade of spectacular vessels sails into New York Harbor in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The day will also include a guided tour of the nearby Narrows Botanical Garden and lunch. Please reserve your place before May 4.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/18 : Extended Hours, LinkSource Demo, Competency Exam, Sports Lecture, Tall Ships Trip
The library has begun extended hours in preparation for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once exams begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that after it has been officially announced). A PDF of the exam schedule has been posted.

On May 23, the Post Library Association and the Oyster Bay Historical Society will be sponsoring a trip to View the Tall Ships in New York Harbor. From vantage points at Owl's Head Park and the Sixty-Ninth Street Pier in Bay Ridge, you'll have the opportunity to take in a historic moment as a parade of spectacular vessels sail into New York Harbor in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The day will also include a guided tour of the nearby Narrows Botanical Garden and lunch. Please reserve your place before May 4.

On Thursday, please join us for a Library Brown Bag presentation on Ebsco's LinkSource. Professor Rob Battenfeld will lead a discussion on maximizing and troubleshooting this OpenURL link resolver which is available through our online database collection and allows users to connect from the citations in one database to the full-text in another, maximizing efficiency and making best use of our full-text collections. If you have recently experienced an issue with a LinkSource link, bring the search steps with you and we'll troubleshoot the problem. The program will begin at 10:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served - but in the spirit of a true brown bag please feel free to bring a snack. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

On Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will take place in Humanities Hall, room 119, at 12:30. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number. (Transfer students with an associate's degree or 60 transfer credits do not need not take the exam or workshop.)

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Dr. Jeffrey Kroessler, author of The Greater New York Sports Chronology. Dr. Kroessler's comprehensive and entertaining time line stretches from the pastoral entertainments of the Dutch to the corporate captivity of professional sports. He chronicles events ranging from the truly heroic to the heartbreaking, from moments of municipal greatness to inescapable social change. Through it all, he plants the world of sport at the very center of New York's story. His book ranges from the spectacle of blood sports like bullbaiting to the birth of baseball and from the now-forgotten six-day pedestrian contests to today's New York City Marathon. Alongside great moments like the Mets' "amazin" World Series win in 1969, Joe Louis's historic bouts with Max Schmeling, Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color line, and Secretariat's remarkable Triple Crown win at Belmont, Dr. Kroessler's lecture will encounter the point-shaving scandals of college basketball and the corrupting influence of organized crime in professional boxing. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

On Friday night, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm-3:00am which may cause intermittent interruptions with Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource. This may also cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/16 : LIUCat, Art Exhibit, eBooks, Voice Thread, Hours, LinkSource, Competency Exam, Sports Lecture
On Monday evening, an intermittent problem developed with accessing LIUCat from some computers. Hitting the "back" button and then re-clicking the LIUCat link can help in some cases. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The new exhibit downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery is a BFA Senior Exhibition featuring work by LIU Post Digital Arts and Design Program students David Aaron, Ali Jurgens, James Mato, Brooke Morgan, Evan Munoz, Benjamin Nissen, Brian Sander, and Kevin Schmidt. The artists' reception will be on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00.

Our newest trial database is Ebsco's eBook Academic Collection that enables you to search and view the full text of more than 265,000 eBook titles across all major subject areas. You can access the full text from your computer or download titles to most popular portable devices.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present a hands-on, educational technology workshop on Voice Thread, software that "enables group conversations and comments to be collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. Voice Thread is a Web 2.0 collaborative multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Teachers can share their Voice Threads with students, and students can interact and leave their comments using voice, text, or video (via a webcam). Students can doodle and take on multiple identities." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-2895.

On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once exams begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that after it has been officially announced). A PDF of the exam schedule has been posted.

On Thursday, please join us for a Library Brown Bag presentation on Ebsco's LinkSource. Professor Rob Battenfeld will lead a discussion on maximizing and troubleshooting this OpenURL link resolver which is available through our online database collection and allows users to connect from the citations in one database to the full-text in another, maximizing efficiency and making best use of our full-text collections. If you have recently experienced an issue with a LinkSource link, bring the search steps with you and we'll troubleshoot the problem. The program will begin at 10:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served - but in the spirit of a true brown bag please feel free to bring a snack. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

On Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will take place in Humanities Hall, room 119, at 12:30. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number. (Transfer students with an associate's degree or 60 transfer credits do not need not take the exam or workshop.)

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Dr. Jeffrey Kroessler, author of The Greater New York Sports Chronology. Dr. Kroessler's comprehensive and entertaining time line stretches from the pastoral entertainments of the Dutch to the corporate captivity of professional sports. He chronicles events ranging from the truly heroic to the heartbreaking, from moments of municipal greatness to inescapable social change. Through it all, he plants the world of sport at the very center of New York's story. His book ranges from the spectacle of blood sports like bullbaiting to the birth of baseball and from the now-forgotten six-day pedestrian contests to today's New York City Marathon. Alongside great moments like the Mets' "amazin" World Series win in 1969, Joe Louis's historic bouts with Max Schmeling, Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color line, and Secretariat's remarkable Triple Crown win at Belmont, Dr. Kroessler's lecture will encounter the point-shaving scandals of college basketball and the corrupting influence of organized crime in professional boxing. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

On Friday night, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm-3:00am which may cause intermittent interruptions with Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource. This may also cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/15 : Online Teaching Forum, Voice Thread & LinkSource Demos, Competency Exam, Sports Lecture
There will be an Online Teaching Forum upstairs in room 351 from 3:30-5:30. "A faculty panel will discuss best practices for teaching blended and online courses at LIU Post. For more information, contact Amy Gaimaro, Instructional Designer, at amy.gaimaro@liu.edu."

Also on Monday, there will be a blood drive on Monday in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room from 10:00-4:00.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present a hands-on, educational technology workshop on Voice Thread, software that "enables group conversations and comments to be collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. Voice Thread is a Web 2.0 collaborative multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Teachers can share their Voice Threads with students, and students can interact and leave their comments using voice, text, or video (via a webcam). Students can doodle and take on multiple identities." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-2895.

On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams. We will be open until 1:00 on Mondays-Thursdays and open until midnight on Sundays. We will be open normal hours, until 5:00, on Fridays and Saturdays. Hillwood Commons stays open until midnight every day. Once exams begin, the Interfaith Center lounge usually stays open all night (more information about that after it has been officially announced). A PDF of the exam schedule has been posted.

On Thursday, please join us for a Library Brown Bag presentation on Ebsco's LinkSource. Professor Rob Battenfeld will lead a discussion on maximizing and troubleshooting this OpenURL link resolver which is available through our online database collection and allows users to connect from the citations in one database to the full-text in another, maximizing efficiency and making best use of our full-text collections. If you have recently experienced an issue with a LinkSource link, bring the search steps with you and we'll troubleshoot the problem. The program will begin at 10:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served - but in the spirit of a true brown bag please feel free to bring a snack. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

On Friday, the last Library Competency Exam of the semester will take place in Humanities Hall, room 119, at 12:30. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number. (Transfer students with an associate's degree or 60 transfer credits do not need not take the exam or workshop.)

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Dr. Jeffrey Kroessler, author of The Greater New York Sports Chronology. Dr. Kroessler's comprehensive and entertaining time line stretches from the pastoral entertainments of the Dutch to the corporate captivity of professional sports. He chronicles events ranging from the truly heroic to the heartbreaking, from moments of municipal greatness to inescapable social change. Through it all, he plants the world of sport at the very center of New York's story. His book ranges from the spectacle of blood sports like bullbaiting to the birth of baseball and from the now-forgotten six-day pedestrian contests to today's New York City Marathon. Alongside great moments like the Mets' "amazin" World Series win in 1969, Joe Louis's historic bouts with Max Schmeling, Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color line, and Secretariat's remarkable Triple Crown win at Belmont, Dr. Kroessler's lecture will encounter the point-shaving scandals of college basketball and the corrupting influence of organized crime in professional boxing. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

On Friday night, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm-3:00am which may cause intermittent interruptions with Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource. This may also cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/12 : Book Collectors, Blood Drive, Online Teaching, Ed Tech Demo, LinkSource Demo
On Sunday, at 2:00, this month's meeting of the Long Island Book Collectors will be held in the Special Collections Department to view some of the treasures and new acquisitions that Conrad Schoeffling, Head of Special Collections, and Jarron Jewell, Rare Book Librarian and Archivist, have obtained since the LIBC's last visit. The department's holdings in French and Irish Literature and Children's Literature, not to mention Original Movie Posters, are spectacular. You will also be able to tour Special Collections' current exhibit on the main floor of the Library: Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Collection. This will be a real treat. Seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P to mrosenth1@verizon.net or Jarron.Jewell@liu.edu to reserve a seat.

There will be a blood drive on Monday in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room from 10:00-4:00.

Also on Monday, there will be an Online Teaching Forum upstairs in room 351 from 3:30-5:30. "A faculty panel will discuss best practices for teaching blended and online courses at LIU Post. For more information, contact Amy Gaimaro, Instructional Designer, at amy.gaimaro@liu.edu."

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present a hands-on, educational technology workshop on Voice Thread, software that "enables group conversations and comments to be collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. Voice Thread is a Web 2.0 collaborative multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Teachers can share their Voice Threads with students, and students can interact and leave their comments using voice, text, or video (via a webcam). Students can doodle and take on multiple identities." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-2895.

On Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams.

On Thursday, please join us for a Library Brown Bag presentation on Ebsco's LinkSource. Professor Rob Battenfeld will lead a discussion on maximizing and troubleshooting this OpenURL link resolver which is available through our online database collection and allows users to connect from the citations in one database to the full-text in another, maximizing efficiency and making best use of our full-text collections. If you have recently experienced an issue with a LinkSource link, bring the search steps with you and we'll troubleshoot the problem. The program will begin at 10:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served - but in the spirit of a true brown bag please feel free to bring a snack. Please R.S.V.P. using this form.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/11 : School Libraries, Jewish Music Concert/Lecture, Book Collectors Meeting
The newest online reference book that we've added to our collection is School Library Management: Just the Basics. Written for the first-year librarian, as well as library aides, paraprofessionals, and other noncertified personnel, this book presents a step-by-step guide to the setting up, operation, and management of a school library media center. It covers: storage - circulation - work areas - scheduling - privacy issues - activity centers - group activities - computer usage - professional materials - discipline, incentives, and rewards - and training student and parent volunteers. It includes passes, bookmarks, and other reproducibles.

On Thursday will be the closing ceremony of our month-long exhibit and celebration, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965. Moderated by provost Paul Forestell, it will feature Laughter and Lament: The Jewish Spirit in Music, a lecture/presentation and piano recital with Professor David Holzman in which varied works will be tied together both musically and spiritually. The repertoire will include music by Paul Ben-Haim, Aaron Copland, Stefan Wolpe, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Arthur Berger, and Josef Achron. In these varied works one finds not only direct and indirect allusions to popular culture, but also vivid expressions of the Jewish spirit in its ironic wit, its distance, and the melancholy sense of loss which all Jewish culture manifests. Hailed as "a master pianist", Professor Holzman's honors and awards include recording grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alice B. Ditson Fund, and the Aaron Copland Foundation. His debut recording was called "one of the great piano discs of the decade", and his CD, Stefan Wolpe: Compositions for Piano, won a Grammy nomination as well as an Indie Award and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for his liner notes. This event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 12:30-1:45 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations. A PDF flyer is available.

On Sunday, at 2:00, this month's meeting of the Long Island Book Collectors will be held in the Special Collections Department to view some of the treasures and new acquisitions that Conrad Schoeffling, Head of Special Collections, and Jarron Jewell, Rare Book Librarian and Archivist, have obtained since the LIBC's last visit. The department's holdings in French and Irish Literature and Children's Literature, not to mention Original Movie Posters, are spectacular. You will also be able to tour Special Collections' current exhibit on the main floor of the Library: Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Collection. This will be a real treat. Seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P to mrosenth1@verizon.net or Jarron.Jewell@liu.edu to reserve a seat.

On Monday, there will be an Online Teaching Forum upstairs in room 351 from 3:30-5:30. "A faculty panel will discuss best practices for teaching blended and online courses at LIU Post. For more information, contact Amy Gaimaro, Instructional Designer, at amy.gaimaro@liu.edu."

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present a hands-on, educational technology workshop on Voice Thread, software that "enables group conversations and comments to be collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. Voice Thread is a Web 2.0 collaborative multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Teachers can share their Voice Threads with students, and students can interact and leave their comments using voice, text, or video (via a webcam). Students can doodle and take on multiple identities." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-2895.

Next Wednesday, the library will begin extended hours in preparation for final exams.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/09 : Art Database, SmartBoard Demo, Citation Style, Jewish Music, Book Collectors
A new database that we have for a brief trial period is the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Made available as part of the Oxford Art Online database that we already subscribe to, it provides nearly 170,000 entries on both acclaimed and obscure artists from antiquity to the present day and across all media. It includes digital images of artists signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale, as well as museum listings, exhibition histories, historical auction records, and bibliographies.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present the hands-on, educational technology workshop, Using SMART Boards in Diverse Classrooms. "This workshop addresses the variable needs of learners in today's classroom. It demonstrates the use of simple adaptive and assistive technologies that are found on any computer, effective SMART Board tools, and the use of free online tools on open access websites. The workshop will include the use and creation of SMART Board interactive activities to engage these learners." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-2895.

On Wednesday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a one-hour Styling Time Workshop in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220) at 12:30. You're encouraged to bring your lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

On Thursday will be the closing ceremony of our month-long exhibit and celebration, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965. Moderated by provost Paul Forestell, it will feature Laughter and Lament: The Jewish Spirit in Music, a lecture/presentation and piano recital with Professor David Holzman in which varied works will be tied together both musically and spiritually. The repertoire will include music by Paul Ben-Haim, Aaron Copland, Stefan Wolpe, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Arthur Berger, and Josef Achron. In these varied works one finds not only direct and indirect allusions to popular culture, but also vivid expressions of the Jewish spirit in its ironic wit, its distance, and the melancholy sense of loss which all Jewish culture manifests. Hailed as "a master pianist", Professor Holzman's honors and awards include recording grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alice B. Ditson Fund, and the Aaron Copland Foundation. His debut recording was called "one of the great piano discs of the decade", and his CD, Stefan Wolpe: Compositions for Piano, won a Grammy nomination as well as an Indie Award and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for his liner notes. This event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 12:30-1:45 downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations. A PDF flyer is available.

On Sunday, at 2:00, this month's meeting of the Long Island Book Collectors will be held in the Special Collections Department to view some of the treasures and new acquisitions that Conrad Schoeffling, Head of Special Collections, and Jarron Jewell, Rare Book Librarian and Archivist, have obtained since the LIBC's last visit. The department's holdings in French and Irish Literature and Children's Literature, not to mention Original Movie Posters, are spectacular. You will also be able to tour Special Collections' current exhibit on the main floor of the Library: Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Collection. This will be a real treat. Seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P to mrosenth1@verizon.net or Jarron.Jewell@liu.edu to reserve a seat.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/05 : Competency Exam, Holiday Hours, Marx Brothers, Citation & Ed Tech Workshops
On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place in Humanities Hall, room 119, at 11:00. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. (Transfer students with an associate's degree or 60 transfer credits do not need not take the exam or workshop.)

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

On Monday, there will be a lecture and concert on Social Satire, from Vaudeville Music Revues to Broadway and Hollywood: The Marx Brothers and Their Musical Collaborators. Theatre professor, Rick DesRochers will discuss the Marx Brothers and the evolution of their career from 1905-1933 as satirical singer/songwriters and social critics. With the collaboration of composers, lyricists, and book writers such as Irving Berlin, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, the Marx Brothers created two hit Broadway shows which launched their now internationally recognized careers in comedy. Beginning with The Cocoanuts in 1925 and Animal Crackers in 1928, these Broadway successes went on to become successful Hollywood films, putting the Marx Brothers on the cultural map for posterity. Professor DesRochers will discuss the songs from these Broadway shows and their subsequent films (including Horse Feathers and Monkey Business) as social critique through satire, and how these songs challenged the values and ideals of a burgeoning middle-class America from stage to screen. He will be followed by a concert featuring Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. This event, which is free and open to the public and accompanies our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, will begin at 12:30 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall. A PDF flyer is available.

On Monday and Wednesday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding two one-hour Styling Time Workshops in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220) at 12:30. You're encouraged to bring your lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. The same material will be covered in each session.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present the hands-on, educational technology workshop, Using SMART Boards in Diverse Classrooms. "This workshop addresses the variable needs of learners in today's classroom. It demonstrates the use of simple adaptive and assistive technologies that are found on any computer, effective SMART Board tools, and the use of free online tools on open access websites. The workshop will include the use and creation of SMART Board interactive activities to engage these learners." It will run downstairs in the IMC from 3:45-5:00. Please R.S.V.P. to the IMC at 516-299-2895.

We have a brief trial subscription to CRCnetBASE, which provides the full text of over 8000 online handbooks and reference books that were published by CRC Press, Auerbach, and Chapman & Hall. Subject areas covered include science, technology, business, military, economics, project management, and public administration.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/03 : Ebooks, Tin Pan Alley, Citation Workshop, Competency Exam, Marx Brothers
We have a brief trial subscription to CRCnetBASE, which provides the full text of over 8000 online handbooks and reference books that were published by CRC Press, Auerbach, and Chapman & Hall. Subject areas covered include science, technology, business, military, economics, project management, and public administration.

On Wednesday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a one-hour Styling Time Workshop in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220) at 5:00. You're encouraged to bring your lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them. There will be additional workshops next Monday and Wednesday at 12:30.

Also on Wednesday will be the concert and lecture, Tin Pan Alley: Composers, Lyricists and Publishers. Where songwriting became a profession and where songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars, New York's Tin Pan Alley was the center of popular music publishing in this country from the ragtime era to the roaring twenties to the big band songs to the age of rock and roll. Author and media professor David Jasen's lecture will capture the spirit of this exciting period that included Broadway musicals, silent films, talkies, and the spectaculars of films and television. He will be followed by a concert featuring Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. This event, which is free and open to the public and accompanies our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, will begin at 12:30 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall. A PDF flyer is available.

On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place in Humanities Hall, room 119, at 11:00. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. (Transfer students with an associate's degree or 60 transfer credits do not need not take the exam or workshop.)

The library will be closed on Sunday.

On Monday, there will be a lecture and concert on Social Satire, from Vaudeville Music Revues to Broadway and Hollywood: The Marx Brothers and Their Musical Collaborators. Theatre professor, Rick DesRochers will discuss the Marx Brothers and the evolution of their career from 1905-1933 as satirical singer/songwriters and social critics. With the collaboration of composers, lyricists, and book writers such as Irving Berlin, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, the Marx Brothers created two hit Broadway shows which launched their now internationally recognized careers in comedy. Beginning with The Cocoanuts in 1925 and Animal Crackers in 1928, these Broadway successes went on to become successful Hollywood films, putting the Marx Brothers on the cultural map for posterity. Professor DesRochers will discuss the songs from these Broadway shows and their subsequent films (including Horse Feathers and Monkey Business) as social critique through satire, and how these songs challenged the values and ideals of a burgeoning middle-class America from stage to screen. He will be followed by a concert featuring Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. This event, which is free and open to the public and accompanies our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, will begin at 12:30 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall. A PDF flyer is available.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.

From now on, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.



04/01 : Yip Harburg & Tin Pan Alley Concerts/Lectures, Citation Workshop, Competency Exam
Starting on Monday, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.

A copy of the poster that accompanies our current exhibit, Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection has been added to the website. The exhibit includes signed letters and photographs from celebrities like Lillian Gish, John Gielgud, Ethel Merman, Alec Guinness, Richard Burton, Gloria Swanson, and more.

The end of semester hours for the library have been posted.

On Tuesday will be the concert and lecture, Riding the Rainbow / Writing the Rainbow: The Lyrics of Yip Harburg. Best remembered today for The Wizard of Oz, Finian's Rainbow, and "Brother Can You Lend a Dime", Harburg had a gift for writing both romantic ballads that deftly combine sentiment with wit and comic numbers of antic skepticism. He loved wordplay, but he could also write with utter simplicity. After a lecture by author and radio host, Michael Lasser, there will be a concert by professor, pianist, and composer, Richard Iacona, and jazz vocalist and bassist, Madeline Kole. This event, which is free and open to the public and accompanies our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, will begin at 6:00 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Post Library Association. A PDF flyer is available.

On Wednesday, in response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA and MLA citation styles, the library will be holding a one-hour Styling Time Workshop in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220). You're encouraged to bring your lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

Also on Wednesday will be the concert and lecture, Tin Pan Alley: Composers, Lyricists and Publishers. Where songwriting became a profession and where songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars, New York's Tin Pan Alley was the center of popular music publishing in this country from the ragtime era to the roaring twenties to the big band songs to the age of rock and roll. Author and media professor David Jasen's lecture will capture the spirit of this exciting period that included Broadway musicals, silent films, talkies, and the spectaculars of films and television. He will be followed by a concert featuring Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. This event, which is free and open to the public and accompanies our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, will begin at 12:30 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall. A PDF flyer is available.

On Friday, the next Library Competency Exam will take place in Humanities Hall, room 119, at 11:00. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. (Transfer students with an associate's degree or 60 transfer credits do not need not take the exam or workshop.)

The library will be closed on Sunday.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.



03/29 : ProQuest, Door, Warren/Mancini Concert, Jewish Songwriters Concert, Brooklyn Trip
On Thursday, there was an intermittent problem with accessing all of the databases from ProQuest from computers off campus. It was asking for both a username and a password instead of just the usual password (your library barcode number). If you find that you cannot get on, you can try browsing through our subject list of databases to see if any of the other databases that we subscribe to from other companies may cover the subject area that you are interested in. You can also always ask a librarian for help in getting the material that you need. We have set up an Outage Alerts and Known Issues page to keep you informed about the current status of our databases.

Starting on Monday, the side door to the library (near the parking lot) will be kept locked at all times. Please enter and exit through the main entrance in the front. Only authorized staff will be able to swipe their LIU ID card and enter through the side door.

All the 2011 postings to this page have been archived for posterity.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present In The Italian Neighborhood: Two of America's Great Songwriters, Harry Warren and Henry Mancini, a lecture and performance with Professor Richard Iacona - an instructor of music theory, jazz piano, and the American popular song here at LIU Post - accompanied by his wife and songstress Ms. Madeline Kole. Professor Iacona has had the opportunity to perform or arrange for and with artists such as John Pizzerelli Jr., Clark Terry, Jerome Richardson, Urbie Green, Marilyn Michaels, Chuck Berry, Kate Baldwin, Gerry Niewood, Julius La Rosa, Charles Aznevour, Vic Damone, Liza Minelli, Scott Record, and many others. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00.

On Sunday, there will be a concert featuring Songs by Long Island Jewish Composers. Presented by the Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) and the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center, in conjunction with our current exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, this concert, which is free and open to the public, also celebrates the first Russian American History Month designated by the NY State Legislature. It will begin at 3:00 in the Hillwood commons Lecture Hall, and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Post Parent and Family Connection. A PDF flyer is available.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.



03/28 : New Materials, Warren/Mancini Concert, Jewish Songwriters Concert, Brooklyn Trip
At the LIU Brentwood library's website, the lists of new circulating 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 LIU 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 problem with the databases from Ebsco has been resolved.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present In The Italian Neighborhood: Two of America's Great Songwriters, Harry Warren and Henry Mancini, a lecture and performance with Professor Richard Iacona - an instructor of music theory, jazz piano, and the American popular song here at LIU Post - accompanied by his wife and songstress Ms. Madeline Kole. Professor Iacona has had the opportunity to perform or arrange for and with artists such as John Pizzerelli Jr., Clark Terry, Jerome Richardson, Urbie Green, Marilyn Michaels, Chuck Berry, Kate Baldwin, Gerry Niewood, Julius La Rosa, Charles Aznevour, Vic Damone, Liza Minelli, Scott Record, and many others. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00.

On Sunday, there will be a concert featuring Songs by Long Island Jewish Composers. Presented by the Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) and the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center, in conjunction with our current exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, this concert, which is free and open to the public, also celebrates the first Russian American History Month designated by the NY State Legislature. It will begin at 3:00 in the Hillwood commons Lecture Hall, and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Post Parent and Family Connection. A PDF flyer is available.

On April 19th, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip to A Day In Brooklyn that will include tours of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cost is $70 for PLA members and $90 for non-members. Please register before April 13th. A PDF flyer is available.



03/27 : Ebsco Database Problem, Library Exam, Poetry Reading, Two Weekend Concerts
On Tuesday morning, a problem developed with accessing all of the databases from Ebsco which is affecting all of Ebsco's customers. They are working to correct the problem, and we apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, you can browse through our subject list of databases to see if any of the other databases that we subscribe to from other companies may cover the subject area that you are interested in. You can also always ask a librarian for help in getting the material that you need. We have set up an Outage Alerts and Known Issues page to keep you informed about the current status of our databases.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

Also on Wednesday, will be David Lehman's poetry reading and lecture, The Influence of Jewish Songwriters on the Speaker's own poetry. Mr. Lehman is a highly acclaimed poet, critic, editor, and essayist. His expertise ranges from the avant-garde to mystery novels and popular songs. His book, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, inspired him to curate the exhibition that is the core of our two month festival. The program will begin at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. Space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations. A PDF flyer is available.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present In The Italian Neighborhood: Two of America's Great Songwriters, Harry Warren and Henry Mancini, a lecture and performance with Professor Richard Iacona - an instructor of music theory, jazz piano, and the American popular song here at LIU Post - accompanied by his wife and songstress Ms. Madeline Kole. Professor Iacona has had the opportunity to perform or arrange for and with artists such as John Pizzerelli Jr., Clark Terry, Jerome Richardson, Urbie Green, Marilyn Michaels, Chuck Berry, Kate Baldwin, Gerry Niewood, Julius La Rosa, Charles Aznevour, Vic Damone, Liza Minelli, Scott Record, and many others. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00.

On Sunday, there will be a concert featuring Songs by Long Island Jewish Composers. Presented by the Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) and the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center, in conjunction with our current exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, this concert, which is free and open to the public, also celebrates the first Russian American History Month designated by the NY State Legislature. It will begin at 3:00 in the Hillwood commons Lecture Hall, and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Post Parent and Family Connection. A PDF flyer is available.

The new exhibit from the Special Collections Department, located in the back of Reference Commons, features Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection. This collection contains over 300 letters written by such notables as the actors Viola Allen; John Gielgud; Richard Burton; ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn; comedian Fred Allen; and writers like Booth Tarkington. The collection also houses 50 theater programs, many Christmas cards, postcards, articles, and theatrical photographs. All chronicle the time periods of the early 20th century and the 1940's and 1950's.



03/25 : Listserv, Exhibit, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Exam, Poetry, Warren & Mancini
On Friday, a problem arose with the library listservs, and messages that were posted to them since then may not have gone through. This problem may also be affecting other campus listservs. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may be causing. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve this matter. More information is on our alerts page.

On Monday, the Special Collections Department will present a new exhibit in the library lobby that will feature Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection. This collection contains over 300 letters written by such notables as the actors Viola Allen; John Gielgud; Richard Burton; ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn; comedian Fred Allen; and writers like Booth Tarkington. The collection also houses 50 theater programs, many Christmas cards, postcards, articles, and theatrical photographs. All chronicle the time periods of the early 20th century and the 1940's and 1950's.

On Tuesday, there will be a concert and lecture entitled, The Rogers and Hammerstein Era: Reinventing Musical Theater. Beginning with 1943's Oklahoma!, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the face of American musical theater. Has musical comedy evolved since, and is it still a measure of American society? Using musical examples, Professor Marc Courtade will explore the various Broadway musicals and analyze their similarities and differences in styles, as well as how they reflect American culture. The lecture will be followed by a performance with Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. This event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 12:30 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall and is presented in cooperation with our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965. A PDF flyer is available.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

Also on Wednesday, will be David Lehman's poetry reading and lecture, The Influence of Jewish Songwriters on the Speaker's own poetry. Mr. Lehman is a highly acclaimed poet, critic, editor, and essayist. His expertise ranges from the avant-garde to mystery novels and popular songs. His book, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, inspired him to curate the exhibition that is the core of our two month festival. The program will begin at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. Space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations. A PDF flyer is available.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present In The Italian Neighborhood: Two of America's Great Songwriters, Harry Warren and Henry Mancini, a lecture and performance with Professor Richard Iacona - an instructor of music theory, jazz piano, and the American popular song here at LIU Post - accompanied by his wife and songstress Ms. Madeline Kole. Professor Iacona has had the opportunity to perform or arrange for and with artists such as John Pizzerelli Jr., Clark Terry, Jerome Richardson, Urbie Green, Marilyn Michaels, Chuck Berry, Kate Baldwin, Gerry Niewood, Julius La Rosa, Charles Aznevour, Vic Damone, Liza Minelli, Scott Record, and many others. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will take place in the back of Reference Commons at 8:00.



03/22 : Downtime, Theatre Exhibit, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Library Exam, Poetic Influences
On Friday, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm Friday night through 3:00am Saturday morning, causing Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource to experience intermittent interruptions. This may cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance may cause.

On Monday, the Special Collections Department will present a new exhibit in the library lobby that will feature Archival Selections from the Joseph Cameron Cross Theatre Collection. This collection contains over 300 letters written by such notables as the actors Viola Allen; John Gielgud; Richard Burton; ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn; comedian Fred Allen; and writers like Booth Tarkington. The collection also houses 50 theater programs, many Christmas cards, postcards, articles, and theatrical photographs. All chronicle the time periods of the early 20th century and the 1940's and 1950's.

On Tuesday, there will be a concert and lecture entitled, The Rogers and Hammerstein Era: Reinventing Musical Theater. Beginning with 1943's Oklahoma!, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the face of American musical theater. Has musical comedy evolved since, and is it still a measure of American society? Using musical examples, Professor Marc Courtade will explore the various Broadway musicals and analyze their similarities and differences in styles, as well as how they reflect American culture. The lecture will be followed by a performance with Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. This event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 12:30 in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall and is presented in cooperation with our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965. A PDF flyer is available.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

Also on Wednesday, will be David Lehman's poetry reading and lecture, The Influence of Jewish Songwriters on the Speaker's own poetry. Mr. Lehman is a highly acclaimed poet, critic, editor, and essayist. His expertise ranges from the avant-garde to mystery novels and popular songs. His book, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, inspired him to curate the exhibition that is the core of our two month festival. The program will begin at 12:30 in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. Space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations. A PDF flyer is available.

In response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA or MLA citation styles, the library will be holding one-hour Styling Time workshops in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220) during April. The same material will be covered in each session. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

You can now use your phone to Text a Librarian to ask brief reference questions. To sign up, just text the word "askpost" to 66746 and wait for the automated reply. You can then text your questions to that number.

In addition to this page, we've set up an Outage Alerts & Known Issues page for current information concerning the library's online resources, such as scheduled downtimes and solutions to technical problems that people have reported. You can also get to this page by clicking on one of the Alerts links on the library's homepage under "Databases" or "What's New".



03/21 : Irving Berlin Lecture/Concert, and Citation Style
On Thursday, in cooperation with our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, Professor John Koshel will present the lecture, Irving Berlin: His Music in Film, that will be followed by a performance by Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Hillwood Commons lecture hall. A PDF flyer is available.

In response to the many requests for help with citing sources using the APA or MLA citation styles, the library will be holding one-hour Styling Time workshops in the Library Instruction Lab (LB220) during April. The same material will be covered in each session. Students are encouraged to bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.

On Friday, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm Friday night through 3:00am Saturday morning, causing Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource to experience intermittent interruptions. This may cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance may cause.

In addition to this page, we've set up an Outage Alerts & Known Issues page for current information concerning the library's online resources, such as scheduled downtimes and solutions to technical problems that people have reported. You can also get to this page by clicking on one of the Alerts links on the library's homepage under "Databases" or "What's New".

You can now use your phone to Text a Librarian to ask brief reference questions. To sign up, just text the word "askpost" to 66746 and wait for the automated reply. You can then text your questions to that number.



03/19 : Database Problems, SmartBoard Workshop, Irving Berlin Lecture/Concert
In addition to this page, we've set up an Outage Alerts & Known Issues page for current information concerning the library's online resources, such as scheduled downtimes and solutions to technical problems that people have reported. You can also get to this page by clicking on one of the Alerts links on the library's homepage under "Databases" or "What's New".

Monday evening, there was a problem with reaching the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database website that seemd to clear up after midnight.

On Wednesday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present the special hands-on workshop, SMART Board Notebook and SMART Response PE - Interactive Response System (Clickers) for K-12. "Create your own assessments using SMART Notebook tools. A variety of question formats can be easily created such as: multiple choice, true/false, numeric, and short answer. Get students engaged and motivated using response pads or 'clickers'. These small, handheld devices enable students to quickly respond to questions asked verbally, on paper, or on screen. Teachers can create planned or spontaneous quizzes, instantly tally responses, and generate reports. Use these response pads with the SMART Notebook software, and add interactive and multimedia content to the assessment." It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to ext. 2895 and indicate what grade you will be teaching when you register.

On Thursday, in cooperation with our exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, Professor John Koshel will present the lecture, Irving Berlin: His Music in Film, that will be followed by a performance by Professor Richard Iacona and LIU Post music students. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will run from 12:30-1:30 in the Hillwood Commons lecture hall. A PDF flyer is available.

You can now use your phone to Text a Librarian to ask brief reference questions. To sign up, just text the word "askpost" to 66746 and wait for the automated reply. You can then text your questions to that number.

On Friday, Ebsco will be performing scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm Friday night through 3:00am Saturday morning, causing Ebsco A-to-Z and LinkSource to experience intermittent interruptions. This may cause you to have problems accessing the full text of some articles even if you are using a database produced by a different company that is not affiliated with Ebsco. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance may cause.



03/11 : Spring Break Hours
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

Added the list of vintage movie posters that are on display with the exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965. They come from the Special Collections Department's Original Movie Poster Research Collection of over 6,000 posters covering the years 1940-1962. Posters from the top 100 films in the collection can be viewed on our website.

The Special Collections Department has made information about The Karl Otto Paetel Beat Generation Collection available on their website. Mr. Paetel was a prominent political journalist noted for his radical writings pre- and post-World War II. This collection contains many important works produced by Beat Generation authors such as William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Philip Lamantia, and more during the 1950s-1960s. The website includes selected images, a holdings list, and more.

On March 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip with More Fun on the East Side, featuring guided tours of exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Jewish Museum, along with lunch at Le Paris Bistrot. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $95 for non-members. Please R.S.V.P. before March 16 (printable flyer).



03/07 : Jewish Songwriters Event, Text a Librarian, Database News, Library Workshop
On Thursday, a new exhibit will open in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965 is a colorful new exhibit that celebrates the many Jewish composers of the "American Songbook", such as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and their great contributions to American popular culture. It is further enriched with a display of original movie posters from the library's Special Collections Department and original drawings by internationally renowned artist, Dan Christoffel. Kicking off a month long series of concerts and lectures, the opening reception will run from 5:30-8:00 and feature speakers Paul Forestell, Manju Prasad-Rao, Dan Chistoffel, Conrad Schoeffling, and James McRoy, along with presentations with music on America's Best Popular Songs and The Evolution of Jazz by Richard Iacona, T.K. Blue, Carlton Holmes, and LIU Post music students. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations.

You can now use your phone to Text a Librarian to ask brief reference questions. To sign up, just text the word "askpost" to 66746 and wait for the automated reply. You can then text your questions to that number.

The Academic Library Trends and Statistics database from ACRL has been absorbed into the ACRL Metrics database which no longer requires a password from computers on campus. Off campus, the only password that you will need is the library barcode number on the back of your LIU ID card. The database provides statistics on hours, serials, trends, faculty, holdings, reference, personnel, circulation, enrollment, instruction, expenditures, service points, selected ratios, interlibrary loan, digital collections, electronic resources, and more.

Sections 2 and 5 of the Library Workshop begin on Thursday at 12:30.

In partnership with our celebration of Jewish songwriters, on Friday at 12:10, the Port Washington Public Library will be presenting the lecture, Sandwiched in: The Ethnic Musicals, Assimilation and Integration by Marc Courtade, business manager of the Tilles Center.

On Friday, the women's restroom on the lower floor will be closed all day so that it can be painted. There are additional restrooms on the upper and main floors.

The library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Saturday and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. During Spring Break, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed the following weekend. The Bookmark Café will be closed.

Final Exams will begin on April 27, and a PDF of the exam schedule has been posted. The library will begin extended hours on April 18.

The Special Collections Department has made information about The Karl Otto Paetel Beat Generation Collection available on their website. Mr. Paetel was a prominent political journalist noted for his radical writings pre- and post-World War II. This collection contains many important works produced by Beat Generation authors such as William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Philip Lamantia, and more during the 1950s-1960s. The website includes selected images, a holdings list, and more.

On March 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip with More Fun on the East Side, featuring guided tours of exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Jewish Museum, along with lunch at Le Paris Bistrot. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $95 for non-members. Please R.S.V.P. before March 16 (printable flyer).



03/06 : Beat Generation, Library Exam & Workshop, Jewish Songwriters Events, Spring Break
The Special Collections Department has made information about The Karl Otto Paetel Beat Generation Collection available on their website. Mr. Paetel was a prominent political journalist noted for his radical writings pre- and post-World War II. This collection contains many important works produced by Beat Generation authors such as William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Philip Lamantia, and more during the 1950s-1960s. The website includes selected images, a holdings list, and more.

On Wednesday there will be a Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons East/West Café from 9:30am-8:30pm. Please donate if you can.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

Sections 2 and 5 of the Library Workshop begin on Thursday at 12:30.

On Thursday, a new exhibit will open in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965 is a colorful new exhibit that celebrates the many Jewish composers of the "American Songbook", such as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and their great contributions to American popular culture. It is further enriched with a display of original movie posters from the library's Special Collections Department and original drawings by internationally renowned artist, Dan Christoffel. Kicking off a month long series of concerts and lectures, the opening reception will run from 5:30-8:30 and feature speakers Paul Forestell, Manju Prasad-Rao, Dan Chistoffel, Conrad Schoeffling, and James McRoy, along with presentations with music on America's Best Popular Songs and The Evolution of Jazz by Richard Iacona, T.K. Blue, Carlton Holmes, and LIU Post music students. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations.

In partnership with our celebration, on Friday at 12:10, the Port Washington Public Library will be presenting the lecture, Sandwiched in: The Ethnic Musicals, Assimilation and Integration by Marc Courtade, business manager of the Tilles Center.

On Friday, the women's restroom on the lower floor will be closed all day so that it can be painted. There are additional restrooms on the upper and main floors.

The library will be open 8:00-5:00 on Saturday and 12:00-8:00 on Sunday. During Spring Break, we will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday and closed the following weekend. Final Exams will begin on April 27, and a PDF of the exam schedule has been posted. The library will begin extended hours on April 18.

There are free books available in the main hallway on the lower level. Come on in and help yourselves.

On March 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip with More Fun on the East Side, featuring guided tours of exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Jewish Museum, along with lunch at Le Paris Bistrot. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $95 for non-members. Please R.S.V.P. before March 16 (printable flyer).



03/04 : Free Books, Competency Exam, Workshop, Coming Exhibit & Concerts, PLA Trip
There are free books available in the main hallway on the lower level. Come on in and help yourselves.

On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons East/West Café from 9:00am-9:00pm. Please donate if you can.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

Sections 2 and 5 of the Library Workshop begin on Thursday at 12:30.

On Thursday, a new exhibit will open in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs. A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965 is a colorful new exhibit that celebrates the many Jewish composers of the "American Songbook", such as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and their great contributions to American popular culture. It is further enriched with a display of original movie posters from the library's Special Collections Department and original drawings by internationally renowned artist, Dan Christoffel. Kicking off a month long series of concerts and lectures, the opening reception will run from 5:30-8:00 and feature speakers Valeda Dent, Dan Chistoffel, and Conrad Schoeffling, along with presentations with music on America's Best Popular Songs and The Evolution of Jazz by Richard Iacona, T.K. Blue, and LIU Post music students. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited, so please call 516-299-2895 for reservations.

In partnership with our celebration, on Friday at 12:10, the Port Washington Public Library will be presenting the lecture, Sandwiched in: The Ethnic Musicals, Assimilation and Integration by Marc Courtade, business manager of the Tilles Center.

On Friday, the women's restroom on the lower floor will be closed all day so that it can be painted. There are additional restrooms on the upper and main floors.

On March 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip with More Fun on the East Side, featuring guided tours of exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Jewish Museum, along with lunch at Le Paris Bistrot. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $95 for non-members. Please R.S.V.P. before March 16 (printable flyer).



03/01 : Database Problem, Booksale, Smart Board Demo, Competency Exam, PLA Trip
There are currently some problems with access to the Cataloger's Desktop database. We're working on the problems and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Post Library Association's annual booksale is here. It will run from 8:00am-8:00pm on Thursday downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Everybody is welcome.

On Friday, the women's restroom on the main floor will be closed all day so that it can be painted. There are additional restrooms on the upper and lower floors. Next Friday, March 9, the women's restroom on the lower floor will be closed.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the free 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 and Wednesday there will be a Blood Drive in the Hillwood Commons East/West Café from 9:00am-9:00pm. Please donate if you can.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

On March 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip with More Fun on the East Side, featuring guided tours of exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Jewish Museum, along with lunch at Le Paris Bistrot. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $95 for non-members. Please R.S.V.P. before March 16 (printable flyer).



02/29 : Booksale, Storytelling Lecture, Smart Board Demo, Competency Exam, PLA Trip
The Post Library Association's annual booksale is here. It will run from 8:00am-8:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery. Everybody is welcome.

On Thursday, Geoff Goodman, Valeda Dent (Dean of University Libraries), and Eric Yellin will present their ongoing research, "Studying the Effectiveness of a Storytelling/Story-Acting Activity on Preschool Children's School Readiness Skills in a Rural Ugandan Community Library". Accompanied by a short documentary, it will run from 12:30-2:00 in the Hillwood Cinema.

On Friday, the women's restroom on the main floor will be closed all day so that it can be painted. There are additional restrooms on the upper and lower floors. Next Friday, March 9, the women's restroom on the lower floor will be closed.

On Saturday, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, will present the free 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.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Wednesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139. Remember to bring a picture ID and know your student ID number.

On March 22, the Post Library Association will be sponsoring a trip with More Fun on the East Side, featuring guided tours of exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Jewish Museum, along with lunch at Le Paris Bistrot. The cost is $75 for PLA members and $95 for non-members. Please R.S.V.P. before March 16 (printable flyer).



02/26 : Library Surveys Database, PLA Booksale, and New Materials
Our newest database, SPEC Kits, will be of interest to librarians, Library Science students and faculty. These research surveys examine the ever-changing challenges in library services regarding current practices, managing change, improving performance, and the implementation of new practices and technologies. Each kit includes an executive summary of the survey results, survey questions and responses, representative documents from the responding institutions (such as policies, procedures, handbooks, guidelines, websites, records, brochures, and statements), and a selected bibliography of books, journal articles, and websites.

The Post Library Association's annual booksale is coming. On Tuesday, it will be open to PLA members and LIU students, faculty, and staff. On Wednesday and Thursday, it will be open to everybody. It will run from 8:00am-8:00pm on all three days downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.

At the LIU Brentwood library's website, the lists of new circulating 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 LIU 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 Thursday, Geoff Goodman, Valeda Dent (Dean of University Libraries), and Eric Yellin will present their ongoing research, "Studying the Effectiveness of a Storytelling/Story-Acting Activity on Preschool Children's School Readiness Skills in a Rural Ugandan Community Library". Accompanied by a short documentary, it will run from 12:30-2:00 in the Hillwood Cinema.



02/23 : ProQuest Database Problem and PLA Booksale
We are experiencing intermittent problems with remote access to the ProQuest databases from computers off campus, although you can still use them from computers on campus. If you can't get into the database that you need, many of the subject areas covered by the ProQuest databases are also covered by databases listed on the pages for News, Business, Language, Environment, Health Science, Library Science, and General. In addition, journals that are available with full text from ProQuest may also be available from one of our other databases. To see if the journal that you need is available elsewhere, look for the journal name in Ebsco A to Z (you can also access this through the "Periodicals" link on the library's homepage).

The Post Library Association's annual booksale is coming. On Tuesday, it will be open to PLA members and LIU students, faculty, and staff. On Wednesday and Thursday, it will be open to everybody. It will run from 8:00am-8:00pm on all three days downstairs in the Hutchins Gallery.



02/21 : New Exhibits, Mobile Devices in Education, and Booksale
A new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is Mottainai Means Maathai. Mottainai is a Japanese word that means "a sense of regret concerning waste when the intrinsic value of an object or resource is not properly utilized". It was internationally popularized by the Nobel Prize winning environmentalist and political activist, Wangari Maathai, to help promote "sustainable development, democracy, and peace". The exhibit features poetry and artwork by children that celebrate her ideals of courage, perseverance, and compassion. It relates to our current exhibit for African American History Month, Black Women in American Culture and History. Another new exhibit is The African-American Mosaic that was prepared by the Library of Congress from its collections and takes a look at the history of Africans in America from slavery through the civil rights movement.

On Thursday, the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, will hold the free program, The Emergence of Mobile Devices in Education, with Ken Neveroski. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC and is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education.

Start saving your money because the Post Library Association's annual booksale will be held next week.



02/20 : Competency Exam, Mobile Devices in Education, and Jewish Songwriters
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Tuesday at 12:30 in Life Sciences room 139.

On Thursday, the LIU Post Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, in cooperation with the Instructional Media Center, will hold the free program, The Emergence of Mobile Devices in Education, with Ken Neveroski. It will run from 4:30-6:30 downstairs in the IMC and is open to graduate students, educators, administrators, and those interested in public education.

Coming in March, there will be lectures, concerts, and an exhibit celebrating A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, and flyers for each have been added to the events page.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop has been cancelled, but a new Section 5 has been added.

The LIU Brentwood library has posted a new LibGuide to Juvenile Books for Counselors and their Students. This is only one of the many LibGuides to library resources that are available from the LIU Post and LIU Brentwood libraries to help make your research easier.



02/15 : Exhibit, Database, Children's Books, Camtasia Demo, Alyson Richman, Holiday Hours
In honor of African American History month, the new exhibit in the library lobby, Black Women in American Culture and History, profiles women who have made contributions in the fields of civil rights (Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune), literature (Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper), music (Lena Horne, Pearl Bailey, Anita Baker, Josephine Baker, Marion Anderson, Whitney Houston), and more (Althea Gibson, Oprah Winfrey, Mae C. Jemison).

A new database that is available for a brief trial period is InfoSci-Books from IGI Global. This full text collection of over 40,000 chapters from over 1,700 scholarly books provides cutting-edge research in information technology and computer science along with their applications to over 200 disciplines relating to business, education, healthcare, engineering, environment, social science, library science, public administration, and more. Topics covered include: ethics, privacy, security, distance learning, web technologies, mobile computing, artificial intelligence, electronic commerce, health care information, knowledge management, social aspects of technology, and more.

The Special Collections Department has added the works of Marie Hall Ets to the highlighted authors and illustrators in the American Juvenile Collection, a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960, as well as some children's books in foreign languages. It includes an extensive reference collection and selected pre-1910 children's books published internationally.

On Thursday, there will be a Library Brown Bag demonstration of Camtasia Studio presented by Professor Eduardo Rivera. Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive software package which is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials and video presentations. Professor Rivera will also touch on uploading your finished product to the My LIU Video Streaming Service. The workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday.

On Friday, February 17, the Post Library Association will present a lecture by Alyson Richman, author of the Long Island Reads selection, The Lost Wife, entitled The Power of the Artistic Spirit: The Artists of Terezin. Focusing on the research for her novel, Ms. Richman will speak about the artists of Terezin (the so-called "model" concentration camp located outside of Prague), who were forced to create technical or commercial drawings for the Nazis while simultaneously forging their own form of resistance against their captors. Ms. Richman will discuss her research, which involved going to the Czech Republic to interview artists who worked in the secretive Technical Department in Terezin almost 70 years ago. There these artists worked in the manner dictated by the Nazis, but also secretly provided stolen art supplies to the children in the camp to allow them to make their own art work under the teaching of the first art-therapist, Friedl Dicker Brandeis. The lecture will delve into philosophical discussions of how these artists risked their lives merely to accurately document their existence, and how art helped the children of the ghetto express their emotions. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

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

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



02/14 : Bookbinding Lecture, Camtasia Demo, Alyson Richman, Holiday Hours
On Wednesday, the Special Collections Department will present Paul Bélard, one of the few fine bookbinders still actively working on Long Island, who will discuss and demonstrate The Intricate Art of Bookbinding. Mr. Bélard learned the art of bookbinding in Paris in the late 70's at the shop of renowned French bookbinder, Paule Ameline. He has been practicing fine bookbinding, repairs and restoration in the USA since 1980. He is also a book collector whose interests are nice bindings (art deco, art nouveau, inlaid bindings), explorations, American Civil War, books with steel engravings, history, fore-edge paintings, and books with original works by illustrators. In addition, Mr. Bélard has written three books, two published in France and one in the United States: La Ferme aux écrevisses, Moissons d'enfance, and A Summer in Eden. The lecture will run from 12:00-1:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. Please RSVP to Jarron.Jewell@liu.edu.

On Thursday, there will be a Library Brown Bag demonstration of Camtasia Studio presented by Professor Eduardo Rivera. Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive software package which is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials and video presentations. Professor Rivera will also touch on uploading your finished product to the My LIU Video Streaming Service. The workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday.

On Friday, February 17, the Post Library Association will present a lecture by Alyson Richman, author of the Long Island Reads selection, The Lost Wife, entitled The Power of the Artistic Spirit: The Artists of Terezin. Focusing on the research for her novel, Ms. Richman will speak about the artists of Terezin (the so-called "model" concentration camp located outside of Prague), who were forced to create technical or commercial drawings for the Nazis while simultaneously forging their own form of resistance against their captors. Ms. Richman will discuss her research, which involved going to the Czech Republic to interview artists who worked in the secretive Technical Department in Terezin almost 70 years ago. There these artists worked in the manner dictated by the Nazis, but also secretly provided stolen art supplies to the children in the camp to allow them to make their own art work under the teaching of the first art-therapist, Friedl Dicker Brandeis. The lecture will delve into philosophical discussions of how these artists risked their lives merely to accurately document their existence, and how art helped the children of the ghetto express their emotions. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

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

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



02/13 : SmartNotebook, Artist's Reception, Bookbinding, Camtasia, Alyson Richman, Holiday
On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the special hands-on workshop, Enhancing Existing Documents: Multimedia and Interactivity in SMART Notebook. Integrate your work from a variety of applications into SMARTNotebook. Convert and enhance your Word document of PowerPoint into a SMART Notebook file. Add interactivity, visuals, audio, video, and flash animations, either from the SMART Gallery, other websites, or from your own files. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

Also on Tuesday, there will be an artist's reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs, Smoke and Mirrors, featuring the work of He Jinwei. Hosted by the Art Department at LIU Post, "He Jinwei brings from China a compilation of 144 tiny paintings, each one delicately and lovingly composed upon hand mirrors. The lavishly framed paintings in this installation are complex and enigmatic, possessing a fresh contemporary feel despite their being rendered through classical painting techniques." The reception will begin at 5:00 and be followed by an artist lecture at 7:00.

On Wednesday, the Special Collections Department will present Paul Bélard, one of the few fine bookbinders still actively working on Long Island, who will discuss and demonstrate The Intricate Art of Bookbinding. Mr. Bélard learned the art of bookbinding in Paris in the late 70's at the shop of renowned French bookbinder, Paule Ameline. He has been practicing fine bookbinding, repairs and restoration in the USA since 1980. He is also a book collector whose interests are nice bindings (art deco, art nouveau, inlaid bindings), explorations, American Civil War, books with steel engravings, history, fore-edge paintings, and books with original works by illustrators. In addition, Mr. Bélard has written three books, two published in France and one in the United States: La Ferme aux écrevisses, Moissons d'enfance, and A Summer in Eden. The lecture will run from 12:00-1:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. Please RSVP to Jarron.Jewell@liu.edu.

On Thursday, there will be a Library Brown Bag demonstration of Camtasia Studio presented by Professor Eduardo Rivera. Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive software package which is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials and video presentations. Professor Rivera will also touch on uploading your finished product to the My LIU Video Streaming Service. The workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday.

On Friday, February 17, the Post Library Association will present a lecture by Alyson Richman, author of the Long Island Reads selection, The Lost Wife, entitled The Power of the Artistic Spirit: The Artists of Terezin. Focusing on the research for her novel, Ms. Richman will speak about the artists of Terezin (the so-called "model" concentration camp located outside of Prague), who were forced to create technical or commercial drawings for the Nazis while simultaneously forging their own form of resistance against their captors. Ms. Richman will discuss her research, which involved going to the Czech Republic to interview artists who worked in the secretive Technical Department in Terezin almost 70 years ago. There these artists worked in the manner dictated by the Nazis, but also secretly provided stolen art supplies to the children in the camp to allow them to make their own art work under the teaching of the first art-therapist, Friedl Dicker Brandeis. The lecture will delve into philosophical discussions of how these artists risked their lives merely to accurately document their existence, and how art helped the children of the ghetto express their emotions. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

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.

A new Integrated Library System is coming soon to help make finding and accessing the resources you need a whole lot easier. You can read more about it here.



02/09 : System Downtime, Ed Tech Demos, Artist's Reception, Bookbinding, and More
From Information Technology: "The University has signed an agreement with Google Apps for Education, to migrate students' MyLIU e-mail to Google.... To facilitate this change, please be advised that MyLIU will be unavailable beginning Friday, February 17, at noon. By Monday morning, February 20, full functionality will be restored."

Due to system maintenance, the Credo Reference database will not be available from 11:00 Friday evening through 3:00 Saturday morning.

On Tuesday, the Instructional Media Center and the College of Education and Information Sciences will present the special hands-on workshop, Enhancing Existing Documents: Multimedia and Interactivity in SMART Notebook. Integrate your work from a variety of applications into SMARTNotebook. Convert and enhance your Word document of PowerPoint into a SMART Notebook file. Add interactivity, visuals, audio, video, and flash animations, either from the SMART Gallery, other websites, or from your own files. It will run from 3:45-5:00 downstairs in the IMC. Please R.S.V.P. to Abir at ext. 2895 or abir.khoury@liu.edu.

Also on Tuesday, there will be an artist's reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs, Smoke and Mirrors, featuring the work of He Jinwei. Hosted by the Art Department at LIU Post, "He Jinwei brings from China a compilation of 144 tiny paintings, each one delicately and lovingly composed upon hand mirrors. The lavishly framed paintings in this installation are complex and enigmatic, possessing a fresh contemporary feel despite their being rendered through classical painting techniques." The reception will begin at 5:00 and be followed by an artist lecture at 7:00.

On Wednesday, the Special Collections Department will present Paul Bélard, one of the few fine bookbinders still actively working on Long Island, who will discuss and demonstrate The Intricate Art of Bookbinding. Mr. Bélard learned the art of bookbinding in Paris in the late 70's at the shop of renowned French bookbinder, Paule Ameline. He has been practicing fine bookbinding, repairs and restoration in the USA since 1980. He is also a book collector whose interests are nice bindings (art deco, art nouveau, inlaid bindings), explorations, American Civil War, books with steel engravings, history, fore-edge paintings, and books with original works by illustrators. In addition, Mr. Bélard has written three books, two published in France and one in the United States: La Ferme aux écrevisses, Moissons d'enfance, and A Summer in Eden. The lecture will run from 12:00-1:00 in the Library Instruction Lab. Please RSVP to Jarron.Jewell@liu.edu.

On Thursday, there will be a Library Brown Bag demonstration of Camtasia Studio presented by Professor Eduardo Rivera. Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive software package which is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials and video presentations. Professor Rivera will also touch on uploading your finished product to the My LIU Video Streaming Service. The workshop will begin at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Light refreshments will be served, but, in the spirit of a true brown bag, feel free to bring your lunch. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday.

On Friday, February 17, the Post Library Association will present a lecture by Alyson Richman, author of the Long Island Reads selection, The Lost Wife, entitled The Power of the Artistic Spirit: The Artists of Terezin. Focusing on the research for her novel, Ms. Richman will speak about the artists of Terezin (the so-called "model" concentration camp located outside of Prague), who were forced to create technical or commercial drawings for the Nazis while simultaneously forging their own form of resistance against their captors. Ms. Richman will discuss her research, which involved going to the Czech Republic to interview artists who worked in the secretive Technical Department in Terezin almost 70 years ago. There these artists worked in the manner dictated by the Nazis, but also secretly provided stolen art supplies to the children in the camp to allow them to make their own art work under the teaching of the first art-therapist, Friedl Dicker Brandeis. The lecture will delve into philosophical discussions of how these artists risked their lives merely to accurately document their existence, and how art helped the children of the ghetto express their emotions. Everyone is welcome to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the back of Reference Commons.

A new Integrated Library System is coming soon to help make finding and accessing the resources you need a whole lot easier. You can read more about it here.



02/07 : Business, Economic, and Investment Data and Resources
Our newest database is The Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio. It provides historical economic data from the indicators: Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) - The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) - and The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) - as well as the Total Economy Database macroeconomic time series on global output and productivity for over 100 countries. It includes: recorded webcasts - Executive Action reports - the Economics Watch suite of nine economic analyses and data sets - research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics - and issues of Straighttalk that provide analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.

A new LibGuide to help you make the most of library resources is Investment Information Sources. This is one of the many LibGuides and other pathfinders that will help you in getting started with your research.

"Please join us on February 16th for a Library Brown Bag demonstration of Camtasia Studio presented by Professor Eduardo Rivera. Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive software package which is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials and video presentations. Professor Rivera will also touch on uploading your finished product to the My LIU Video Streaming Service."

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is Smoke and Mirrors, featuring the work of He Jinwei. Hosted by the Art Department at LIU Post, "He Jinwei brings from China a compilation of 144 tiny paintings, each one delicately and lovingly composed upon hand mirrors. The lavishly framed paintings in this installation are complex and enigmatic, possessing a fresh contemporary feel despite their being rendered through classical painting techniques." The artist's reception will be on February 14, followed by an artist lecture.

A new Integrated Library System is coming soon to help make finding and accessing the resources you need a whole lot easier. You can read more about it here.



02/06 : Art Exhibit
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery downstairs is Smoke and Mirrors, featuring the work of He Jinwei. Hosted by the Art Department at LIU Post, "He Jinwei brings from China a compilation of 144 tiny paintings, each one delicately and lovingly composed upon hand mirrors. The lavishly framed paintings in this installation are complex and enigmatic, possessing a fresh contemporary feel despite their being rendered through classical painting techniques." The artist's reception will be on February 14, followed by an artist lecture.

A new Integrated Library System is coming soon to help make finding and accessing the resources you need a whole lot easier. You can read more about it here.



02/01 : Databases and Bibles
There's been another corporate merger, and the Hoover's Online database is now available through Mergent Online. All the links have been updated.

The Special Collections Department has added seven more titles to their holdings list of Bibles and Christian liturgical texts, an exceptional collection that presents a pleasing variety of language, engraving, type style and binding. The volumes contain an impressive representation of the rich liturgical and scholastic traditions of Western Europe as well as examples from further afield.

A new Integrated Library System is coming soon to help make finding and accessing the resources you need a whole lot easier. You can read more about it here.



01/31 : Library Competency Exams and Wilson Databases
The schedule of Library Competency Exams for the semester has been posted. The first on will be on February 21. If you don't take the exam by the time you have earned 60 credits, you will be automatically enrolled to take the library workshop. Transfer students with an associate degree or 60 transfer credits do not have to take the exam or workshop.

Due to a corporate merger, all of the H.W. Wilson (WilsonWeb) databases are now available from Ebsco. All of the links on the library website have been changed. As of February 1, the WilsonWeb site will be shut down. If you have items stored in a MyWisonWeb account, you will need to set up a My EBSCOhost account and transfer your citations there. These items will not be automatically transferred to Ebsco when the changeover occurs.

There is currently a problem with access to the Hoover's Online database. We're looking into it.

A new Integrated Library System is coming soon to help make finding and accessing the resources you need a whole lot easier. You can read more about it here.



01/26 : Bibles and Liturgical Texts, Coming Attractions, MyLIU Downtime
The Special Collections Department is home to an exceptional collection of Bibles and Christian liturgical texts which present a pleasing variety of language, engraving, type style and binding. The volumes contain an impressive representation of the rich liturgical and scholastic traditions of Western Europe as well as examples from further afield. A holdings list of their collection has been added to the website.

A new Integrated Library System is coming soon to help make finding and accessing the resources you need a whole lot easier. You can read more about it here.

From Information Technology: "Please be advised that on Thursday, January 26th, from 10 PM - Friday, January 27th , 1 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."

Due to a corporate merger, all of the H.W. Wilson (WilsonWeb) databases are now available from Ebsco. The links on the alphabetic list and the vendor list have already been changed, and the other lists will be changed soon. As of February 1, the WilsonWeb site will be shut down. If you have items stored in a MyWisonWeb account, you will need to set up a My EBSCOhost account and transfer your citations there. These items will not be automatically transferred to Ebsco when the changeover occurs.



01/24 : New Materials, Research Guides, Database News, and Hearst Exhibit
At the LIU Brentwood 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 LIU 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 LIU Brentwood library has also posted a new LibGuide to library resources for Special Education. This is only one of the many LibGuides that are available from the LIU Post and LIU Brentwood libraries to help make your research easier.

The Books in Print database has redesigned its website.

Due to a corporate merger, all of the H.W. Wilson (WilsonWeb) databases are now available from Ebsco. The links on the alphabetic list and the vendor list have already been changed, and the other lists will be changed soon. As of February 1, the WilsonWeb site will be shut down. If you have items stored in a MyWisonWeb account, you will need to set up a My EBSCOhost account and transfer your citations there. These items will not be automatically transferred to Ebsco when the changeover occurs.

The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is The William Randolph Hearst Art Auction Catalogs: A Closer Look Inside and Out. Prepared by the Digital Initiatives Department from the library's collections, "this exhibition features art auction catalogs from the William Randolph Hearst Archive, which contains over 10,000 catalogs from 1884 through 1970. Selected highlights from the collection include: drawings suspected to be in Hearst's hand - purchase prices or recommendations - names of purchasers - business correspondence - and notations, sketches and photographs. These catalogs are considered useful tools for art historical and provenance research. Hearst's collection of catalogs provides insight into his unique method of art collecting." Other exhibits still on view are Andrew Carnegie: Library Advocate and Philanthropist and Grand Illusions: The Art and Practice of Magic.



01/23 : William Randolph Hearst Archive Exhibit and Database News
The new exhibit in the back of Reference Commons is The William Randolph Hearst Art Auction Catalogs: A Closer Look Inside and Out. Prepared by the Digital Initiatives Department from the library's collections, "this exhibition features art auction catalogs from the William Randolph Hearst Archive, which contains over 10,000 catalogs from 1884 through 1970. Selected highlights from the collection include: drawings suspected to be in Hearst's hand - purchase prices or recommendations - names of purchasers - business correspondence - and notations, sketches and photographs. These catalogs are considered useful tools for art historical and provenance research. Hearst's collection of catalogs provides insight into his unique method of art collecting." Other exhibits still on view are Andrew Carnegie: Library Advocate and Philanthropist and Grand Illusions: The Art and Practice of Magic.

Due to a corporate merger, all of the H.W. Wilson (WilsonWeb) databases are now available from Ebsco. The links on the vendor list have already been changed, and the other lists will be changed soon. As of February 1, the WilsonWeb site will be shut down. If you have items stored in a MyWisonWeb account, you will need to set up a My EBSCOhost account and transfer your citations there. These items will not be automatically transferred to Ebsco when the changeover occurs.

During the changeover period, we will also have trial access to Wilson's Readers' Guide Full Text Mega. It includes indexing of over 450 magazines published for the general public as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 periodicals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes: antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel, and more. When the changeover ends, we will no longer have access to Wilson's OmniFile Full Text Select.



01/22 : Educational Technology Workshops
Throughout the semester, the Instructional Media Center, in cooperation with the College of Education and Information Sciences, will present a series of hands-on educational technology workshops on topics such as SmartBoards, multimedia, interactive response systems, Voice Thread, and more. Their spring schedule has been posted.


01/18 : Coming Events, Holiday Hours, Library Workshop, Ph.D. Open House, Databases
The schedule of events and exhibits that are being sponsored by the Post Library Association has been posted.

The schedule of holiday and special hours for the spring semester has been posted.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday at 2:00 in the Library Instruction Lab.

On Saturday, the Palmer School will be holding an open house for their Ph.D. in Information Studies program upstairs in room 362.

All the links to the ProQuest and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts databases should be working fine now. The EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements database is no longer available, but there are still plenty of other environmental databases that you can use.



01/13 : Database Links, Library Hours, and Library Workshops
When ProQuest redesigned their website earlier this year, they also changed the direct links to their databases without telling us. This caused some of the links on our website to take you to their home page instead of to a specific database and caused many of the links not to work if you were trying to use them from a computer away from campus. They also merged all of the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) databases into the ProQuest website. If you were having problems, this was the reason why. All of the links on the alphabetic list of databases and vendor list of databases have been fixed. The links on the subject lists of databases are in the process of being fixed. If you find that a link there is not working yet, you can get to the database from one of these other two pages. Sorry about the inconvenience.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday. We will be open 9:00-5:00 on Monday. The library will resume normal hours on Tuesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Wednesday at 12:30 in the Library Instruction Lab. Section 1 begins on Thursday at 2:00.



01/10 : Database Downtime, Children's Literature, Education Resources, and Hours
Due to the Fire Marshall's testing of the emergency lighting in the library, power to the building will be turned off Wednesday evening. We will be shutting down all library servers at 5:00pm and bringing them back up around 9:00pm. You will not have access to any of the LIU Post library systems or databases during these hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Special Collections Department has added the works of Elizabeth Coatsworth to the highlighted authors and illustrators in the American Juvenile Collection, a research collection of children's fiction, folklore, and fairy tales printed in North America, covering the years 1910-1960, as well as some children's books in foreign languages. It includes an extensive reference collection and selected pre-1910 children's books published internationally.

The LIU Brentwood library has posted a new LibGuide to library resources for Primary and Secondary Education. This is only one of the many LibGuides that are available from LIU Post and LIU Brentwood.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday-Friday. We will be closed Saturday and Sunday and open 9:00-5:00 on Monday. The library will resume normal hours on Tuesday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.



01/05 : Database News and Library Hours
The CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork database is no longer available, but you can get similar accounting and tax information from BNA Tax and Accounting Center, RIA Checkpoint Tax Service, and LexisNexis Accounting Publications.

The AP Images database is no longer available, but you can still get wire service photographs of current events from InfoTrac Newsstand, Points of View Reference Center, and Primary Search.

All the databases from ProQuest now have a new search interface. All the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts databases are now available through ProQuest, due to a corporate merger that took place several years ago, and are also using that new interface.

The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on Friday and open 9:00-4:00 on Saturday. We will be closed on Sunday. Reference Commons and the Circulation Desk will be open 9:00-8:00 on Monday-Tuesday, and the other departments will be open 9:00-5:00. The entire library will then be open 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday-Friday. The Bookmark Café will be closed until the spring semester begins.



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

The 2012 Calendar has been posted.



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