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News Display: First Groundhog Day 

It was the second morning of February. The woods and the fields were covered with snow. The wind blew from a cold gray sky. "This is the day!" said a voice from under the ground. "This is the day I make my prediction!..." -- Crockett Johnson, Will Spring Be Early or Will Spring Be Late? (New …

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Library Resources for CCPX 5546, Research Perspectives on Critical Social Problems 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky's Spring 2017 course CCPX 5546, Research Perspectives on Critical Social Problems. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the aim of the course, i.e., "the exploration of research based …

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Library Resources and Services for HUD 4120, Methods of Empirical Research 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Laura DeRose's Spring 2017 course HUD 4120, Methods of Empirical Research.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objective of …

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Career Development for A&H Students 

This week I attended a career development workshop hosted by the Arts & Humanities Department at Teachers College. This week's topic covered on-campus interviewing preparation for doctoral students. Dr. Christine Baron, Assistant Professor of Social Studies, and Dr. Ansley Erickson, Assistant Professor of History and Education, shared their experiences with on-campus interviewing for academic university …

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10 Weeks of Neurodynamic Lunch Hour with Dr. Ted Dimon 

Yesterday was the first in a ten-week series of lunch hour workshops with Dr. Ted Dimon, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology at Teachers College. His "Neurodynamic Lunch Hours," from 12:30 - 1:30PM in our library in Russell Hall, are making a comeback this year. At yesterday's lunch hour (snacks and beverages welcome), we watched …

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News Display: Robert Burns’ Birthday 

MY father was a farmer upon the Carrick border, O, And carefully he bred me in decency and order, O; He bade me act a manly part, though I had ne'er a farthing, O; For without an honest manly heart, no man was worth regarding, O. Then out into the world my course I did …

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Library Resources and Services for EDPE 4051, Education and Economic Development 

This research guide is intended to provide an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Alex Eble's course EDPE 4051, Education and Economic Development.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the purpose of the course, i.e., "to teach students …

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Library Resources for Education Policy and Social Analysis 

This virtual research guide is intended to provide an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for research in subject areas encompassed in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA) at Teachers College, Columbia University.  The resources, which are primarily electronic but also include some printed works, have been selected to …

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News Display: Iran Hostage Crisis Ends 

We occasionally see Barry Rosen around the neighborhood and remember back to his early days at Teachers College, when he worked out of a small office way in back of the fifth floor -- past the library's K-12 curriculum collections and microcomputer lab. Barry came to Teachers College to head up the Department of External Affairs, following …

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Library Services, Fall 2016: The Memory Theater Revisited 

During the Fall 2016 semester, library staff completed a significant number of service transactions in the following categories: Research librarians and Services Associates answered a total of 1,717 in-person and phone reference Critchley, S. (2015). Memory Theater. Other Press, LLC. queries. Services staff members responded to  896 research- and information-related email support requests. Library staff worked collaboratively with students in 95 one-on-one research consultations. …

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Black: A New Everett Cafe Book Display 

I was a little more than shocked when a promising, young Southern researcher, in her pursuit of archival materials on the College's educational involvement in Peru, asked if I happened to know "when Columbia. specifically Teachers College, was officially desegregated." What?! Segregation at Teachers College seemed to me a very foreign concept, indeed one that …

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Home and Hearth: Fall 2016 Education Program Highlights 

In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! -- Robert Louis Stevenson, "Autumn Fires", A Child's Garden of Verses "Fairy Figures Round a Camp Fire," by Paula Ahti, Ziegfeld Collection of International Children's Art Inspiring "autumn fires" celebrate the work of our faculty, staff, and …

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Today in History: Remembering Margret Rey 

And, of course, there's Pretzel, the longest daschund in all the world, and winner of the blue ribbon at the dog show. "All the dogs admired him. All the people admired him. Only Greta didn't ..."  ah, the vivid memories of pre-kindergarten come to life, as puppy love takes center stage! All the children admire the …

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Abby the Therapy Dog Visits the Library! 

Today, the library welcomed Abby and her owner Karen Baldwin to brighten up finals week. Abby and Karen come to TC from the Good Dog Foundation, and Abby is a certified therapy dog who helps bring stress relief, healing, and love wherever she goes. Finals can be a really stressful time for TC students, and the Gottesman …

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Today in History: Gustav Flaubert Is Born 

Our introduction to the 19th century French novel is Madame Bovary, Flaubert's debut novel that focuses on a country doctor's wife who is bored, lives beyond her means, and suffers a scandalous, imperfect marriage. And so begins our love affair with the great classics, in which we read Balzac, de Maupassant, de Musset, Hugo, and …

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Today in History: 13th Amendment Is Ratified 

On December 6, 1865, Abraham Lincoln's Fourth Annual Message to Congress was printed in the Congressional Globe, and the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by Georgia, the last state necessary to move things forward; months after the end of the Civil War, this signifiant legislation served to abolish slavery, for it …

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What’s in a Poster? 

If you can answer this question, then you are well on your way. What does it take to make a good poster? Consider: a headline that's easy to read from a distance; a few pertinent details, outlining the what, when, and where; and, importantly, an eye-catching, thought-provoking visual, for this is what people often see first! …

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Second Floor Staff Picks: At Home in Alternate Worlds 

-Beckie Beeson I have worked as a librarian at the Gottesman Libraries for a year now, and have been honored to meet the students, professionals, and educators that make up the community at TC. As I head to the West Coast to complete my Masters degree in Library Science at the University of Washington, I leave a library book …

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Page Turning Events and the Life of TC Books 

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go." -Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut From the Services desk, circulating books reflect course curriculum, patron inquiries mirror educational research, and the book drop holds charming lost causes of leisure reading. It …

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World as Classroom: A New Everett Cafe Book Display 

A major attraction to working at Teachers College is our international student body and depth and breadth of our faculty in their work across the globe. Interestingly, our students come from all over, faculty members consistently engage in international initiatives, and staff is dedicated to training teachers who have served abroad (Peace Corps Fellows) and plan …

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