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Library Resources for A&HA 5005, Visual Arts Research

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Mary Hafeli's Fall 2014 course A&HA 5005, Visual Arts Research Methods.  The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, i.e., to explore "qualitative research methods and methodologies …

Posted 17 hours ago by Allen Foresta

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The Art of Doing Nothing

We put lots of pressure on our backs throughout the day, hunched over our computers, reading in awkward postures, or sleeping in otherwise uncomfortable ways. Over the course of typical grad student’s career, all this adds up to persistent aches: sore back muscles, hunched shoulders, dull pains in our neck, and the list goes on. …

Posted a day ago by Laurel Angrist

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Instead of Sitting, Care to Try a Standing or Treadmill Desk?

As any doctor, chiropractor or physical trainer can attest, sitting around all day is harmful for your health. Yet thousands upon thousands of students, teachers and other workers spend countless hours slouched in front of computer screens or hunched over cubicles and desks. At Teachers College Library, visitors have the option of staying on their …

Posted 2 days ago by mlee

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Meet Anastasia

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I'm coming in from outside the TC community; I got my MS in library and information science from St. John's University in May 2014, concentrating in academic librarianship, and did my undergrad at Wesleyan University in East Asian studies. Where’s your hometown?

Posted 5 days ago by Anastasia Chiu

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Library Resources for MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change

This virtual guide presents descriptions of and links to databases available to students in Ellen Meier's Fall 2014 course MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change, that can be searched for periodical literature on topics related to the content of the course.  Links to the databases, accessible …

Posted 6 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Confrontation 9: a book talk with Dr. Dilshad Dayani

Dr. Dilshad Dayani returned to Teachers College on September 24 to present and discuss concepts from her latest book Confrontation 9: Taking on the Challenges of Work, Family, and Purpose (2014). Dilshad Dayani is the President and Founder of “World Women Global Council” and the founding Vice President of UN WOMEN-USNC Dallas Chapter. Her mission, …

Posted 6 days ago by Kalliopi Mathios

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It’s Happening: Bookless Library Opens at Florida Polytechnic University

At Florida Polytechnic University’s new library, students can check out over 135,000 licensed ebooks, but not a single physical book is included in the collection.  This is striking for many reasons, but especially from a collection development perspective: when students check out an ebook more than twice, the book is automatically purchased.  Using student data …

Posted 7 days ago by Kalliopi Mathios

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Library Resources for HBSE 6001, Research in Special Education

This virtual guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Laudan Jahromi's course HBSE 6001, Research in Special Education: Experimental/Quantitative Designs I. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as …

Posted 7 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Rid Yourself of Back Pain: A New Gottesman Library Lecture Tells Us How

The little pains we feel along our spines creep over us so slowly we often hardly notice until they become much worse. Over time, however, the soreness we get from extended hours of study begins to add up; a small ache develops into a larger posture problem, and if we’re not careful, causes persistent back …

Posted 7 days ago by Laurel Angrist

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Values and Learning Modalities

“Pass It On” TV commercials from Values.com were the experimental learning modality used at the monthly meeting of the Socratic Conversations on Thursday, September 18th.  In Lights! Camera!! Values!!? the group explored their basic values by responding to one-minute dramatic pieces on significant themes, like believing in yourself (courage and perseverance), making a difference (generosity …

Posted 8 days ago by Jennifer Govan

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Atheists in America Book Talk

The library hosted a book talk the other night with Melanie Elyse Brewster, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at TC, and Co-Founder of the Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project. Library staff should watch this Vialogue and discuss (in Vialogues!) better ways to capture library events with video. No idea is too small to be valuable! Upon …

Posted 9 days ago by Brian Hughes

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Summer of Firsts

Home to work, this is a summer of firsts; lovely lemonade stand to foldable four-point crab trap, experiment we go: there's dog walking (for a puggle named Jennifer); horseback riding with Magic, Dock, and Bequita; an oyster harvest at Peconic Bay; walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on surely the hottest day; and tour of Four …

Posted 16 days ago by Jennifer Govan

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Welcome

September comes around like a carousel, not unlike the work of Arthur Wesley Dow and his students. An influential and highly innovative art educator, Dow taught future art teachers the importance of creating art through elements of composition, namely line, mass, and color. Made in the early 1900’s by an unknown student of Dow’s, the …

Posted a month ago by Jennifer Govan

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Meet The Staff – John C. Hume

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I’m not but I’m a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and I like to consider myself a student of life. Where’s your hometown? I’m a native New Yorker. Born in Queens and raised on Long Island. But I’ve also lived in …

Posted 2 months ago by John C. Hume

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Library Resources for the Eisenhower Leader Development Program

This research guide is intended to provide an overview of key library resources and services of use to participants in the Eisenhower Leader Development Program (ELDP), the M.A. Program in Social-Organizational Psychology that offers a slightly modified version for U.S. Army officers, predominantly with the rank of Captain, at the United States Military Academy (USMA), …

Posted 3 months ago by Allen Foresta

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Designing the Space You Most Want and Need

Let’s just call it your….HOME! That was the Design challenge that was happily addressed at the recent Socratic Conversation (5/29) conducted by Ron Gross. Each participant began by identifying four major values which they sought in designing their living space, and then shared one which they felt would be unique in the group – and …

Posted 4 months ago by Jennifer Govan

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Library Services, Spring 2014: Users, Staff, and Technology

My report on library services for Spring 2014 takes as its theme the intersection between library users, library staff members, and information technologies, and as in the past I've raided the wonderful Historical Photographs of Teachers College collection in PocketKnowledge to provide illustrations of users in the past engaging with technologies of the past (and …

Posted 4 months ago by Allen Foresta

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By Design: Highlighting the Spring Education Program

D esign is the theme for Socrates. Death, strengthflame,  friend, home, if you please! Fine topics equate, As we ponder our fate -- Philosopher, growing minds he believes! * * * * * * E very book talks in the Library. Dear reader, be sure not to tarry! Global or leader, It couldn’t …

Posted 4 months ago by Jennifer Govan

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Announcing the Upcoming Teachers Lab at Brooklyn Public Library

An upcoming workshop aimed at New York City teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on teaching and learning resources available through the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and is targeted towards sparking innovative lesson plan design. Taught by experienced librarians and special guests, the “Teachers Lab” is a free two-week course running from August 11-22 that …

Posted 4 months ago by Laurel Angrist

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