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Everett Cafe: Lessons from the Gilded Age 

After collective iterations of selections for the new Everett Café book display, Lessons from the Gilded Age, the last thing I expect to find is a small frog in my path. Down the steep hill at the top of the park, I am cycling too fast to stop, but I shift my Schwinn just a …

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Wearable Books 

Most of us librarians really...really love books. I also really love jewelry. Last week, my like-minded coworker and I visited an exhibit at The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross on 30 Gansevoort Street in Chelsea. Located in the gallery's back room, "Read and Worn: Jewelry from Books" exhibited works by five artists from around the world. Their wearable pieces had with one …

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How to Win an Election: A New Cafe Book Collection 

Did you know that Italian master Foppa Vincenzo painted (circa 1464) "The Young Cicero Reading" as part of his commission to fresco the courtyard of the Banco Mediceo in Milan? How apropos the library poster for the new Everett Cafe book collection, How to Win an Election!, on display now through March 15th, the Ides of March -- …

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Sensational Gods: A Winter Book Collection 

Drawn to the festive red and green, we note the powdered face of the Elizabethan court jester. The comic fool, yet not the fool in serving to provide witty insight and advice to the King, whom he may also mock. Dark eyes aslant, there’s a pursed smile…deciding, disapproving, lying? We muse on what student Burdett had in …

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Landing on Mars: A New Cafe Book Collection 

With the recent discovery of liquid water on Mars, comes the arrival of a new, thought-provoking, café book collection! Landing on Mars delves into amazing scientific, anthropological, and philosophical ideas concerning human travel to outer space and the sustainability of life on the Red Planet. Fast forward 10, 20, 30 years? Are you packing your bags, donning …

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With All Seriousness, Comics Find a Permanent Home 

While you may relish reading the Sunday funnies over a cuppa in the coziness of your kitchen, you may also recall perusing Serious Comics, featured earlier this Fall as the lattes lapped Everett to the tune of daily news. The display spoke volumes to the relevance and impact of the comic as an innovative model for new forms …

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Bin Laden’s Bookshelf Moves to Russell Tower 

If you missed Bin Laden's Bookshelf in Everett Café, you’ll get another chance to peruse the telling resources of the founder and head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda. The Bin Laden Collection of English-language books is now integrated throughout the circulating research collection, housed in Russell Tower, floors five through two, of the Gottesman …

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Hold Fast to Dreams 

Higher education is often seen as a potential silver bullet for breaking cycles of poverty in the US, yet research continually finds that low-income students face perversely daunting barriers to attending college and completing degrees. This has been true for generations and many know it to be true now, but much conversation and scholarship on this issue …

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Maker Culture & Makerspaces in Libraries 

In recent years, maker culture has emerged as an all-ages movement, marked by a DIY ethic and communal sharing of resources & knowledge. Makerspaces have popped up all over as centers where people come together to share resources, knowledge, and ‘stuff’* in their creative pursuits. This is an intriguing concept to a lot of librarians …

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What We’re Reading: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” 

I just finished reading (well, listening to) "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Dr. Carol Dweck. I originally found this book in the book drop some time last year. I recently picked it up and really enjoyed it. Being that the hardcover copy is rather heavy, I decided to download the audiobook. I listened to …

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Check This Out! 

Our very own Anne Hays has a Zine collection that is now in the Barnard Library. Congratulations, Anne on this exciting accomplishment! You can learn more about Zines from Barnard's website. We hope that Anne will help us to learn more about Zines.

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Check it Out: Five Dysfunctions of a Team 

Though the title may sound a bit cheesy, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team was a pretty good book. No wonder it was on the NY Times Best Seller list for so long! I actually decided to read the book for an internship, but I found it very useful for other team situations in my …

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Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal-Schooling and Long-Term English Learners 

Title: Closing the achievement gap : how to reach limited-formal-schooling and long-term English learners Authors: Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman & Sandra Mercuri Publisher: Heinemann Call Number: PE1128.A2 F744 2002 From the Publisher: Struggling older English learners pose a real challenge for educators. Some of these students are new arrivals with limited or …

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White middle-class identities and urban schooling 

Title: White middle-class identities and urban schooling Authors: Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Call Number: HT690.G7 R43 2011 From the Publisher: Decades of neo-liberal reforms have established a market in secondary schooling, where 'choice' and 'diversity' are expected to drive up standards and maximize individual responsibility. This is known to favour …

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Teacher education matters: A study of middle school mathematics teacher preparation in six countries 

Title: Teacher education matters: A study of middle school mathematics teacher preparation in six countries Editors: William H. Schmidt, Sigrid Blömeke, Maria Teresa Tatto, et al. Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: QA10.5 .S36 2011 From the Publisher: Based on a major international teacher education research project—the Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century Study (MT21)—this …

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Collaborative search and communities of interest: Trends in knowledge sharing and assessment 

Title: Collaborative search and communities of interest: Trends in knowledge sharing and assessment Editor: Pascal Franq Publisher: Information Science Reference Call Number: ZA3075 .C665 2011 From the Publisher: Since the dawn of the 21st Century the invention of Web 2.0 has enabled people from all backgrounds to contribute content on the Internet. In doing so, …

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Handbook of infant mental health 

Title: Handbook of infant mental health Editor: Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. Publisher: Guilford Call Number: RJ502.5 .H36 2005 From the Publisher: Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this state-of-the-art handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of developmental, clinical, and social aspects of mental health from birth to the preschool years. Leading authorities explore …

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Debates in religious education 

Title: Debates in religious education Editor: Phillip Barnes Publisher: Routledge Call Number: BV1471.3 .D43 2011 From the Publisher: "What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today? Debates in Religious Education explores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice …

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Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations 

Title: Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations Editors: Miguel E. Gallardo & Brian W. McNeill Publisher: Brunner-Routledge Call Number: RC455.4.E8 I72 2009 From the Publisher: Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the need to prepare and train mental health personnel in working with diverse …

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Teaching Second Language Reading 

Title: Teaching Second Language Reading Author: Thom Hudson Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2007 Call Number: P53.75 .H83 2007 From the Publisher: This book examines a variety of approaches from classrooms and research that are used for teaching reading, and explores teaching methods focused on strategies. About the Author: Thom Hudson, Professor of Second Language Studies …

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