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Workshopping RoadWork: Memories Under Construction 

Summer is officially here! It's a time where creativity flourishes and memories are made. There couldn't be a better time to experience RoadWork: Memories Under Construction in Macy Gallery. You can view the installation at any time, but the next two Thursdays - June 23 from 3-5 PM and June 30 from 2-5 PM - you can …

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Taking a Study Break with Abby the Therapy Dog- Here at Gottesman Libraries! 

It's a busy time at Teachers College with finals around the corner. Everyone is studying, finishing projects, writing papers, and taking tests.  The library is always trying to find ways to ease the stress and frustration of finals week, whether it be staying open until 1:00 A.M. until May 9, providing complimentary chocolates for students …

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Special Guests: Loot, Inc. 

From Monday, July 8th through Friday, July 12th, TC Professor Anand Marri will be hosting a special workshop in the library—the Financial Literacy Summer Institute. Taking place in the Second Floor Collaboration Space each day, 60 social studies teachers will be learning how to teach personal financial literacy. The project, Loot, Inc. (featured on the …

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On Space and the Education Program 

As we grow, our spaces need to evolve, and the way things evolve can be difficult to predict. Whether we need to fashion a third bedroom out of a Manhattan living room, or create more appealing space for an expanding Education Program, we anticipate that content is prime; aesthetics and functionality, key; light, tone, color, …

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125th Anniversary: Call for Actors 

Do you have a talent for acting that is going unused? Maybe you do and you don't even know it. Maybe you just want to give it a shot. For Teachers College's 125th, EdLab is producing a series of short (2 minute, slightly humorous video re-enactments of major events in Teachers College history. The films …

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‘Tis the Season: Professional Development Opportunity 

Christmas trees made out of books, elevator speeches, and soundbites? These are just a few ideas shared by Kathy Dempsey, Consultant and Owner of Libraries Are Essential, in a workshop, What Accidental Library Marketers Need to Know”, held on December 8th at the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency. Ms. Dempsey enthusiastically outlined …

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Life in six words, writers treasure 

English teachers Marcelle Mentor and Amanda Stessen conduct a fun, enlightening workshop, Building Your Own Library Using Authentic Literacies. We explore Hemingway*,  Smith Magazine, and other great sources for the six word memoir -- opening our hearts and minds to “multiple interpretations, insinuations, explorations.” Yes, we find that those brief, oft poetic phrases spark the …

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Social Media, Privacy and the Classroom: Monday March 19th Noon 

Next Monday (March 19th) at Noon I will be talking about utilizing social media in the classroom, both as a student, and as a teacher. We will talk about Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, the Google Suite, Slideshare, and newer things like Pinterest. Because of the nature of it's use, we will talk about which of …

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Where Did the Internet Go? – StopSOPA Blackout January 18th 

Tomorrow a major action against SOPA and PIPA will be happening all over the internet. This continues a long standing fight against internet censorship. Blackout your own site (read this first) Who is participating in the blackout: (click through for official statement) Reddit: They led the charge with the blackout Wikipedia: so dust off your …

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An Event Tomorrow! Users and SharePoint: Yes, You Can Get Along 

There is an event hosted by Asis&t Metro tomorrow that may be of interest to the TC library community. Time:  Tuesday, November 15 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  METRO training facility - 4th floor, 57 E. 11th St. NY, NY About the Event: Your users say: I can't find what I'm looking for. You say: …

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The Floating University teams up with NYPL 

The New York Public Library has teamed up with The Floating University to provide NYPL patrons access to The Floating University's inaugural course "Great Big Ideas". People not affiliated with the New York Public Library can gain access to these interesting courses for $495. That may not be an affordable price for everyone, but considering …

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National Coming Out Day 

Happy coming out day! I discovered that today was National Coming Out Day because Ellen told me.  I mean, she told me on Twitter.  Or perhaps it was really Ellen’s invisible assistant who tweets for her, but I’m happier thinking that Ellen DeGeneres herself thought to tell me, since we’re on a first name basis. …

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Teachers Talk Back 

Does anyone remember Central Falls high school in Rhode Island? In February 2010, the state education commissioner Deborah A. Gist and the school board voted to fire all of the school's 93 teachers because of low test scores.  U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan applauded the move, saying that it was in the best interest of …

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Book Expo America (BEA) 

What do Russia, Ice T, Roger Ebert and digital publishing in Italy have in common? You guessed it! They're all at this year's Book Expo America (BEA) conference at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC. BEA is the book world's annual conference where industry professionals gather to network, learn about trends, hear from authors and …

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Creative Food for Thought 

Have you registered yet for the Department of Arts and Humanities' Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium at Teachers College, April 28th-29th? The Gottesman Libraries is hosting a full calendar of events related to—and leading up to—the symposium. To spark interest in the "intrinsic value of creativity and imagination in education," we'll feature: Poetry Day, a "read …

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