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Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, December 2011, Lacuny Dec 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, December 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Sharepoint Portal - Lehman Connect Master’S Thesis Repository Library – It Strategic Partnership, Madeline Cohen, David Stevens, Rasun Williams Dec 2011

Sharepoint Portal - Lehman Connect Master’S Thesis Repository Library – It Strategic Partnership, Madeline Cohen, David Stevens, Rasun Williams

Publications and Research

Lehman College’s Leonard Lief Library and Information Technology Division launched the Lehman Master’s Thesis Repository on its new Sharepoint portal in September 2011. The project team consisted of two librarians and three IT engineers. The presentation will outline the project’s development including rationale, the decision to host the repository on the Sharepoint portal, access issues, migration of data, custom programming, best practices and conclusions on the benefits of Library-IT collaboration.


Review Of The Website The Nuremberg Trials Project, John A. Drobnicki Dec 2011

Review Of The Website The Nuremberg Trials Project, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the website The Nuremberg trials project.


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, November 2011, Lacuny Nov 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, November 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


“I Could Study Anywhere, As Long As I Could Sit I’Ll Study:” Student Spaces And Pathways At The City University Of New York, Maura A. Smale, Mariana Regalado Nov 2011

“I Could Study Anywhere, As Long As I Could Sit I’Ll Study:” Student Spaces And Pathways At The City University Of New York, Maura A. Smale, Mariana Regalado

Publications and Research

Undergraduate students at the City University of New York navigate multiply occupied places as they attend college on the urban campuses of this commuter institution. CUNY students often negotiate competing diversions from their scholarly experiences, including family obligations and job responsibilities, that constrain them both temporally and financially. Additionally, space considerations at home, school, and the commute influence and shape student activities and opportunities. In this paper we examine how college students interact with school spaces, from where they store their books to where they study and write their papers, and to what degree they succeed at constituting these areas …


Lacuny Junior Faculty Research Roundtable Meeting Minutes, October 2011, Lacuny Oct 2011

Lacuny Junior Faculty Research Roundtable Meeting Minutes, October 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, October 2011, Lacuny Oct 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, October 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Committee On Committees Meeting Minutes, October 2011, Lacuny Oct 2011

Lacuny Committee On Committees Meeting Minutes, October 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Visualizing History: Using Museum Skills To Teach Information Literacy To Undergraduates, Sandra Roff Oct 2011

Visualizing History: Using Museum Skills To Teach Information Literacy To Undergraduates, Sandra Roff

Publications and Research

Baruch College began an information studies minor that reinforces the principles of information literacy. However, it did not employ the visual to teach information literacy skills. To fill this gap, a new course, using the process of researching and preparing an exhibit script to teach undergraduates information literacy skills, was developed. In this course students have the opportunity to become creative, while at the same time learning the organizational and research skills needed to compose exhibit proposals, write labels and press releases and finally to produce exhibit script.


The September 11 Digital Archive, Stephen Brier, Joshua Brown Oct 2011

The September 11 Digital Archive, Stephen Brier, Joshua Brown

Publications and Research

This article focuses on the creation and subsequent development of the September 11 Digital Archive (www.911digitalarchive.org), currently one of the largest digital repositories of historical materials on the September 11 attacks. The article reflects on archival and methodological questions and on issues raised by the efforts of staff members at the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University and at the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP) at the City University of New York Graduate Center to preserve and present via the Internet digital resources related to the epochal events of …


Al Sears' Saxophone At York Library, John A. Drobnicki Oct 2011

Al Sears' Saxophone At York Library, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Among the memorabilia in the York College Library's Music History Archive is a saxophone that was owned by the renowned Jazz musician Al Sears.


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, September 2011, Lacuny Sep 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, September 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Pirates And Librarians: Big Media, Technology And The Role Of Liberal Education, D. Aram Donabedian, John Carey Sep 2011

Pirates And Librarians: Big Media, Technology And The Role Of Liberal Education, D. Aram Donabedian, John Carey

Publications and Research

The widespread appearance of computers in libraries during the early 1990s elicited a debate among those who welcomed new technologies and those who perceived such changes as a threat to the traditional role of academic libraries and the values of liberal education. At the same time, increasing consolidation of major media channels—including sources of scholarly communication—has allowed a small number of corporations to control distribution and access to the materials libraries offer, through tools such as licensing fees, copyright restrictions, and digital rights management. In response to these barriers, librarians and educators have embraced open access publishing and Creative Commons …


Prudence And Controversy: The New York Public Library Responds To Post-War Anticommunist Pressures, Stephen Francoeur Sep 2011

Prudence And Controversy: The New York Public Library Responds To Post-War Anticommunist Pressures, Stephen Francoeur

Publications and Research

As the New York Public Library entered the post-war era in the late 1940s, its operations fell under the zealous scrutiny of self-styled ‘redhunters’ intent upon rooting out library materials and staffers deemed un-American and politically subversive. The high point of attacks upon the New York Public Library came during the years 1947-1954, a period that witnessed the Soviet atomic bomb, the Berlin airlift, and the Korean War. This article charts the narrow and carefully wrought trail blazed by the library’s leadership during that period. Through a reading of materials in the library archives, we see how political pressures were …


Shamanic Knowledge: The Challenge To Information Science, Jay H. Bernstein Sep 2011

Shamanic Knowledge: The Challenge To Information Science, Jay H. Bernstein

Publications and Research

Shamanism, a form of healing involving soul travel and trance found in many traditional societies the world over, has been studied by anthropologists and scholars of religious studies. Shamanic traditions are characterized by specialized, restricted, and esoteric knowledge domains that are encoded and communicated through condensed and mystified symbols and reproduced in ceremonies. Shamanic knowledge is acquired through direct experience of the numinous, usually in the process of overcoming personal affliction. Information science so far has been silent on shamanic knowledge. This is understandable given the latter discipline's focus on formal documentary information systems and advanced information technologies. But in …


Review Of The Book Fifty Key Thinkers On The Holocaust And Genocide, John A. Drobnicki Sep 2011

Review Of The Book Fifty Key Thinkers On The Holocaust And Genocide, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Fifty key thinkers on the Holocaust and genocide.


Media Services In North American Academic Libraries, Michael J. Miller Aug 2011

Media Services In North American Academic Libraries, Michael J. Miller

Publications and Research

Ongoing evolution of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal (BRL), Multimedia Commons was initially informed by a report from an internal task force and also by a four-year-long study of North American academic library media services units. A travel grant allowed for visits to the media service units of Barnard College, College of Staten Island - City University of New York, Columbia University, Georgetown University, New York University, University of Maryland - College Park, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, University of Texas – Austin. Visits have subsequently been made to the University of Washington – …


Online Instruction For Art History Research, Ching-Jung Chen, Amrita Dhawan Aug 2011

Online Instruction For Art History Research, Ching-Jung Chen, Amrita Dhawan

Publications and Research

At the City College of New York (CCNY), the Art and Architecture Visual Resources Librarian (VR Librarian) teamed up with the Information Literacy Librarian to design an online tutorial for conducting library research in Art History. The tutorial is created using Google Sites and is linked to the College’s Blackboard site for ease of access by students.


The Rights Of Readers And The Threat Of The Kindle, Alycia Sellie, Matthew Goins Jul 2011

The Rights Of Readers And The Threat Of The Kindle, Alycia Sellie, Matthew Goins

Publications and Research

This talk outlines the Readers' Bill of Rights for Digital Books, recommended for librarians to consider when purchasing electronic books for their collections. These slides were used for a webinar for the Metropolitan New York Library Council in 2011.


Peers Don't Let Peers Perish: Encouraging Research And Scholarship Among Junior Library Faculty, Jill Cirasella, Maura A. Smale Jul 2011

Peers Don't Let Peers Perish: Encouraging Research And Scholarship Among Junior Library Faculty, Jill Cirasella, Maura A. Smale

Publications and Research

Traditional mentoring has many benefits, but peer mentoring can also offer a valuable support structure along the road to tenure. The Junior Faculty Research Roundtable (JFRR) is a peer-mentoring group for junior library faculty at the colleges and graduate schools of the City University of New York (CUNY). Created to encourage junior library faculty in their scholarly endeavors, JFRR organizes professional development events and facilitates in-person and online conversations on research, writing, and publishing. Now two years old, the group has transformed a large number of scattered junior library faculty into a supportive community of scholars.


Creating Collections Through Collaboration: An Innovative Digital Library Project In Monteverde, Costa Rica, Laurie Kutner, Cindy Dykes, Stefanie Havelka Jun 2011

Creating Collections Through Collaboration: An Innovative Digital Library Project In Monteverde, Costa Rica, Laurie Kutner, Cindy Dykes, Stefanie Havelka

Publications and Research

The proposed presentation will focus on a successful cross-cultural and cross-institutional collaborative model, involving four institutions, that was developed to create digital library collections of research-based information generated in the Monteverde Zone in Costa Rica. Addressing a need for the Monteverde community to have easy access to locally-produced research-based information, the digital collections contain unpublished research documents produced by area international study programs focusing on local sustainable community development, community health, and tropical ecology.

Each summer, since 2008, LIS graduate student interns from Syracuse University have spent 5-6 weeks on site at the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica, working to …


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, June 2011, Lacuny Jun 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, June 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Activist Women's Voices Oral History Collection, 1995-2000 Finding Aid, Graduate Center Library, Cuny May 2011

Activist Women's Voices Oral History Collection, 1995-2000 Finding Aid, Graduate Center Library, Cuny

Finding Aids

The Activist Women's Voices Oral History Project, funded by AT&T, the Ford Foundation, the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, and the New York Council for Humanities, is committed to documenting the voices of unheralded activist women in community-based organizations in New York City. The archive was established in 1995 under the direction of Professors Joyce Gelb and Patricia Laurence with the aim of creating linkages between activist women in the New York City community and student and faculty researchers at the City University of New York.


Lacuny Junior Faculty Research Roundtable Meeting Minutes, May 2011, Lacuny May 2011

Lacuny Junior Faculty Research Roundtable Meeting Minutes, May 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, May 2011, Lacuny May 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, May 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, April 2011, Lacuny Apr 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, April 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Faculty Of 1000 And Vivo: Invisible Colleges And Team Science, John Carey Apr 2011

Faculty Of 1000 And Vivo: Invisible Colleges And Team Science, John Carey

Publications and Research

Within the traditional model of scholarly communications, "invisible colleges" facilitate a process of social diffusion that fuels the growth of scientific specialties. This diffusion of ideas operates not through published journal articles but rather through informal communications between researchers. In recent years, researchers have availed themselves of collaborative Web 2.0 forums such as blogs, wikis, and social networking sites to meet their need for increasingly sophisticated vehicles of informal communication. Examinations of the database Faculty of 1000 and the semantic web application VIVO help to illustrate how invisible colleges have migrated to a networked environment where they can play an …


Re-Engaging/Engaging Part-Time Librarians, Wilma L. Jones Apr 2011

Re-Engaging/Engaging Part-Time Librarians, Wilma L. Jones

Publications and Research

In order to maintain high quality service and strengthen retention of part-time librarians, this article addresses ways of engaging new part-time librarians and re-engaging long-time part-time librarians. Part-time librarians are hired primarily to work hours outside the traditional work week or as temporary replacements for unanticipated vacancies, yet they end up providing a third of the service, solely, during evenings and weekends in most small to mid-sized academic institutions. Most are brought in with very little training or orientation to the institution and are expected to hit the ground running while maintaining quality service. This article provides managers with suggestions …


Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, March 2011, Lacuny Mar 2011

Lacuny Executive Council Meeting Minutes, March 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Lacuny International Relations Roundtable Meeting Minutes, March 2011, Lacuny Mar 2011

Lacuny International Relations Roundtable Meeting Minutes, March 2011, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.