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Today in History: Remembering Frank W. Cyr 

"If you're the father of the yellow school bus, what does that make me?" Cyr replied that, whenever he saw a school bus, the boy could say, "There goes one of my brothers." -- excerpted from Frank W. Cyr, 'Father of the Yellow School Bus,' Dies at the Age of 95, Teachers College Newsroom On …

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Neoliberalism, Platform Capitalism, and the Commodification of the Library Patron 

Neoliberalism, Platform Capitalism, and the Commodification of the Library Patron Many librarians separate what they do at work with the world at large, and view the library as an autonomous space that provides methods, services, and resources for a more just society, contributing to a public good. These notions often simplify or ignore complex contemporary …

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Library Resources and Services for ORLA 6552, Research, Theory, and Practice in Education Leadership 

This research guide is designed to provide an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Sonya Horsford's course ORLA 6552, Research, Theory, and Practice in Education Leadership.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., …

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Today in History: Apollo 11 Lands in the North Pacific 

The landscape painting, Apolloscape by Lettario Calamai, a noted printmaker who founded and directed the Intaglio Workshop for Advance Printmaking in New York, may be described as fantastical -- inviting us to marvel not just at art, but scientific achievement. On July 24th, 1969, Apollo 11, the first flight that landed astronauts on the Moon, returned safely to Earth, splashing down …

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Library Resources and Services for A&H 5001, Research Methods in Arts Education: Focus on Qualitative Research 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Janet Miller's Summer 2019 course A&H 5001, Research Methods in Arts Education:  Focus on Qualitative Research.  These e-resources have been selected to support the objectives of …

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Library Resources for Doctoral Students in the Music and Music Education Program 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for doctoral students in the Music and Music Education program. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of …

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Today in History: Twitter Launches 

Looking at the list of the most re-tweeted tweets tells us something about the culture and mindset of social technology; topping it is Japanese billionare Yusaku Maezawa who promised to give away 100 million yen ($924.3k USD) to 100 random individuals who followed his account and re-tweeted the tweet: ZOZOTOWN. (4.68 million re-tweets). Carter Wilkerson tweeted Wendy's asking …

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Today in History: World Population Day 

Sloan Wayland and Jane Boorstein are two significant Teachers College members who come to mind when reflecting on the problem of our world's population. Both ambassadors for social change who sought to make a deep difference through education, I met the former who quietly sought a home for his research collection in the field of population …

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Today in History: Zip Codes Are Introduced 

Despite e-mail, the United States Postal Service handles billions of pieces of mail and packages each year. Understanding the complexity of this government service, we look to history to appreciate how we receive regular mail and the efforts undertaken to strengthen the process. Did you know that on July 1st, 1963 the Zone Improvement Plan …

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Today in History: First Newbery Medal 

Did you know that the first Newbery Medal was awarded on June 27, 1922 to Hendrik Willhem Van Loom for his book, The Story of Mankind. Named in honor of John Newbery, a famous British eighteenth century publisher of juvenile books who also supported the work of Christopher Smart, Oliver Goldsmith, and Samuel Johnson, the …

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Today in History: Summer Solstice 

"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill." ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (Ch. 4, p. 38) Also …

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Today in History: Anne Frank Receives a Diary 

"Sunday, 14 June, 1942 On Friday, June 12th, I woke up at six o'clock and no wonder; it was my birthday. But of course I as not allowed to get up at that hour, so I had to control my curiosity until a quarter to seven. Then I could bear it no longer, and went …

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Everett Cafe Book Display: Getting In Or Getting Out: College Admissions 

A friend recently related a long story about a neighbor who tried desperately to get into medical school; the son of alumni, he had all the right grades and extra curriculars, but was turned down repeatedly in every application, even by the less prestigious schools. By some strange miracle, her neighbor's mom happened to be sitting …

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Today in History: Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night 

When it came out, we had no idea it was based on a story, true or fabricated... but the movie was certainly all the rage, and little did we know, the actual writing behind it.  A mega star was about to be born just under two weeks before Christmas Day, 1977 -- and his fame would …

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Library Resources and Services for Students in the AEGIS Program 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) program.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible from on and off campus, have been selected to support the aims and objectives of the program, emphasizing<img class="alignright size-medium …

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Staff Picks: Labor 

May 1 marks International Workers' Day, chosen in memory of the Haymarket Affair: a general strike petitioning for the eight hour day set in 1886, the ensuing police violence, and other workers' rallies that followed. With teachers of all levels going on strike around the nation and the world in a fight for fair treatment, this …

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Library Services, Spring 2019: Musing on the Time for Dance at Teachers College 

When the new doctoral program in Dance Education welcomed its first cohort of students in the 2018-2019 academic year, the library was presented with an exceptional opportunity: to collaborate with faculty and students (through our document delivery service and other mechanisms) in building the collection in support of their research …

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Today in History: William Young Patents the Ice Cream Freezer 

August Bank Holiday - a tune on an ice-cream cornet. A fanfare of sunshades opening.  A wince and whinny of bathers dancing into deceptive water. A tuck of dresses. A rolling of trousers. A compromise of paddlers. A sunburn of girls and a lark of boys. A silent hullabaloo of balloons. -- Dylan Thomas. Holiday Memory, 1946 …

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Library Resources and Services for HUDK 5324, Research Practicum 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Laura DeRose's Summer 2019 course HUDK 5324, Research Practicum.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones relevant to the focus of the …

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