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Today in History: Library of Congress Is Established 

If you happen to stroll along First Street in our nation's capitol, you will stop dead in your tracks to admire the Thomas Jefferson Building, a grand example of the Beaux Arts; marble, granite, gold, bronze, and mahogany are among the fine materials used in a lead design by 19th century Washington architects, John L. Smithmeyer …

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Ask A High School Librarian! 

In order to celebrate School Library Month we are reaching out to different school librarians to highlight the work they do! We will be posting our interviews with them through out the month.  My name is Teresa Tartaglione and I am the campus librarian at the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus in Manhattan. I …

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Staff Picks: Earth Day 

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, bugs are buzzing! As we pass the midway point of April, Earth Day is on its way; with nature being so busy, there's no better time to celebrate the planet. This staff picks collection captures the spirit of the holiday, which was first observed as a …

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Today in History: Great San Francisco Earthquake 

Caused by a slip on the San Andreas Fault, the great San Francisco Earthquake occurred around 5:15 am on April 18, 1906, with a magnitude of close to 8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake, which lasted less than one minute, devastated the city of San Francisco, with wide spread building collapses and fires -- …

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Ask a School Librarian! 

In order to celebrate School Library Month we are reaching out to different school librarians to highlight the work they do! We will be posting our interviews with them through out the month.  Please introduce yourself (where do you work, job title) My name is Marla Greenwald. I am the librarian at Cypress Hills Community …

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Today in History: Titanic Hits an Iceberg 

Late in the evening of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, a large and luxurious ocean liner that had departed from Southhampton, England four days earlier, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The collision damaged the ship's hull, comprised of 16 compartments believed to be watertight; five compartments on the starboard side ruptured -- …

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April Resources Bring May Flowers 

I hope it is true that April Showers Bring May Flowers. Luckily April has lots of fun resources to get us through the rain. Poetry Month April is Poetry Month, and to celebrate the Gottesman Library is featuring databases that focus on poetry. These databases not only offer you new ways to find …

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Today in History: William Wordsworth Is Born 

OH there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky. Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come To none more grateful than to me; escaped From the vast city, where I …

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Readings for Women’s History Month 

  Even though Women’s History Month is coming to a close, there are lots of books help you continue to celebrate and learn about how women have changed history. Some of their contributions are just being acknowledged from years past, while others are in the process of changing the world right now.   Available in …

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Book Talk: The Dropout: How a Lost Kid Found his Dream, with Joseph Matthews 

Joseph Matthews' 'The Dropout' is written from his perspective as a teenager in jail trying to reinvent himself and gather the resources and determination to build a new life. Matthews discusses the discouragement that students of color face in the school system and how it shapes their attitude towards themselves, their future, and contributes to developing a path of self destruction. …

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Today in History: U.S. Withdraws from Vietnam 

I never understood why my friend Mary wore a pewter-colored bracelet on her left wrist to school, until the day she explained its meaning; her older brother, a mere 18 year old boy, was drafted for service some months prior, and unfortunately taken by soldiers in the North. Where exactly, she did not know -- …

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Today in History: The Black Death 

The Black Death or Bubonic Plague dates back to March 20, 1345 when, according to scholars at the University of Paris, there was "a triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius." This deadly disease left 50 million people dead from a bacterium transmitted by the fleas of rats. Flu-like …

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March Resources 

Dr. Margaret Mead by Edward Lynch, Retrieved from the Library of Congress,   March Resources This month Gottesman Library is highlighting Government and Education databases. This is a great list of resources that approach school policies, practices, and administration  from different disciplines such as economics, political science, health and more. WE'VE GOT …

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Today in History: Uranus Is Discovered 

In Greek mythology, Uranus is Father Heaven, brother of the sea god Pontus; husband of Earth Goddess, Gaia; and father of the Titans, members of the second generation of divine beings. Did you know that some of the moons surrounding Uranus are named after Shakespearian characters: Oberon and Titania, from A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ariel …

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Staff Picks for March 

I am very pleased to have curated this month's Staff Picks located in the Second Floor Reading Room. I based my selections around Green Card Stories. It encompasses two things I enjoy - having people tell me their stories and happenstance. I like having …

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Resources for Research in Diabetes Education and Management 

This research guide is intended to provide information about and links to key resources for research in the field of diabetes education and management.  These e-resources have been selected to support the mission of the program, i.e., to help clinically trained healthcare professionals acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the increased demand<img class="alignright wp-image-8936 …

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Today in History: Remembering Georgia O’Keeffe 

Fittingly dressed as one's biography, it is the day to present to the classroom. Babe Ruth, Marie Curie, and Queen Elizabeth file ceremoniously through the doors, but the school greeter -- cum artist-teacher, casts his eye quickly to the back of the entrance line and smiles in surprise, recognizing, recollecting, and yes, approving the choice. She sports a …

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Today in History: Kennedy Establishes the Peace Corps 

If you explore the Peace Corps website, and search for library or librarian among its "Stories", you will certainly find work being done to advance literacy and improve education throughout the world -- Moldova to Tanzania to Guyana. You'll read of heroic efforts by teachers to build and stock libraries; the essential relationship between libraries …

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Library Resources for A&HB 4024, Linguistic Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Luis Guzman Valerio's Spring 2017 course A&HB 4024, Linguistic Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the<img class="alignright size-medium …

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