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Ask a Librarian: How did you get through midterms? 

Computer stations are occupied, the scanners are buzzing, tensions are running a little high... Oh yes, midterms have definitely begun! Over at the reference desk, we've compiled a list of trusted crunch-time strategies from our days as undergraduate and graduate students, long long ago. Hope you'll give one or two (and especially number three) a …

Posted 4 days ago by Antonia

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Library Resources for ITSF 4090, Issues and Institutions in International Educational Development 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Mary Mendenhall's Fall 2014 course Issues and Institutions in International EducationalDevelopment.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting …

Posted 6 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Library Resources for A&HL 4087, Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Dr. Hoa Nguyen's Fall 2014 course A&HL 4087, Introduction to Second Language Acquisition.  The resources, primarily electronic but some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, i.e., to provide<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-21294" src="" alt="" …

Posted 14 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Library Resources for A&HW 5031, Teacher Education in Social Studies 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Dr. Scott Wylie's Fall 2014 course A&HW 5031, Teacher Education in Social Studies.  The resources,primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the …

Posted 16 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Meet Kalliopi 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? While I am not a TC student, I have long admired the tradition of progressive and innovative learning happening here.  As a former educator, I find TC and EdLab an inspiring place to be for positive change in education and public service. …

Posted 21 days ago by Kalliopi Mathios

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Library Resources for A&HA 5005, Visual Arts Research 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Mary Hafeli's Fall 2014 course A&HA 5005, Visual Arts Research Methods.  The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, i.e., to explore "qualitative research methods and methodologies …

Posted 21 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Meet Anastasia 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I'm coming in from outside the TC community; I got my MS in library and information science from St. John's University in May 2014, concentrating in academic librarianship, and did my undergrad at Wesleyan University in East Asian studies. Where’s your hometown?

Posted 26 days ago by Anastasia Chiu

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Library Resources for MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change 

This virtual guide presents descriptions of and links to databases available to students in Ellen Meier's Fall 2014 course MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change, that can be searched for periodical literature on topics related to the content of the course.  Links to the databases, accessible …

Posted 27 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Library Resources for HBSE 6001, Research in Special Education 

This virtual guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Laudan Jahromi's course HBSE 6001, Research in Special Education: Experimental/Quantitative Designs I. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as …

Posted 28 days ago by Allen Foresta

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Meet The Staff – John C. Hume 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I’m not but I’m a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and I like to consider myself a student of life. Where’s your hometown? I’m a native New Yorker. Born in Queens and raised on Long Island. But I’ve also lived in …

Posted 2 months ago by John C. Hume

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Library Resources for the Eisenhower Leader Development Program 

This research guide is intended to provide an overview of key library resources and services of use to participants in the Eisenhower Leader Development Program (ELDP), the M.A. Program in Social-Organizational Psychology that offers a slightly modified version for U.S. Army officers, predominantly with the rank of Captain, at the United States Military Academy (USMA), …

Posted 4 months ago by Allen Foresta

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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 …

Posted 6 months ago by Dina

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Animal-Assisted Literacy Programs Provide a Boost to Children’s Reading 

Schools and libraries are increasingly seeing the value of programs that allow students to read to pets in order to boost reading skills. To date, such animal-assisted literacy programs are currently operating in 43 states throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, the UK, Italy and India.1 In fact, as research into the growing …

Posted 7 months ago by Laurel Angrist

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Seeing Stars in NYC 

Walking around NYC in the winter months -- boots on, bundled up -- one wouldn't expect to ever look up what with all the black ice, snow piles, contents of tipped over trash cans, and dog poop to avoid. Every once in a while, while waiting for the white hand to tell me it’s alright …

Posted 7 months ago by Dina

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See the ABC of It! 

Through March 23, the NYPL's Schwarzman Building is host to an illuminating exhibition on children's books: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. Although it's safe to say that most people in the TC community are already convinced that children's books matter, a peek at this show reveals the hidden historical context of many …

Posted 8 months ago by Alex P.

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Meet Antonia. 

Hello! I’m Antonia, and I'm a new Services Associate at the Teachers College. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I got my MSIS at the University of Texas at Austin, with emphases in research, outreach services, and archival work. Where’s your hometown? Baltimore, Maryland. John Waters is my …

Posted 8 months ago by Antonia

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Meet Alex P. 

Hi! I'm Alex, a recent transplant to New York and one of the new Services Associates. I'm looking forward to helping you with your library and research questions this semester. If you need help finding images to use in your work, I'm especially interested in image resources, so come find me if you need help …

Posted 9 months ago by Alex P.

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Library Resources for Dr. Robert Carter’s Research Group 

This is a listing of databases of particular relevance for ongoing work being done by Dr. Robert Carter's Research Group in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones of relevance to …

Posted 11 months ago by Allen Foresta

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Meet Jordyn 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I graduated from Berklee College of Music, where I was a student supervisor at the library and media center for two years. Where’s your hometown? Rockville, Maryland, which is right next to the border of Washington, D.C. What did you …

Posted 14 months ago by Elizabeth Blakely

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Libraries that play “hard to find.” 

The Gottesman Library at TC is pretty easy to find, with its prominent location at the end of campus and its five floors of open study space and book shelves. But some libraries are more elusive, almost intentionally hard to find. Today, the New York Times noted that the City Hall Library, located inside New …

Posted 14 months ago by Anne Hays

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