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Primary research on reproductive health: Using the Guttmacher Institute 

If you are a student or faculty member in the health sciences, or incorporating research on women's reproductive health into your work, you may want to know about the Guttmacher Institute.  Guttmacher's mission is to "advance sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education designed to …

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The Othmer Library at the Brooklyn Historical Society 

This past weekend, I went on a Big Onion Walking Tour of Historic Brooklyn Heights. The tour ended at the Brooklyn Historical Society where we received a very brief orientation of the Othmer Library. This particular library has the largest collection of materials about Brooklyn, in addition to other historical documents about Long Island, the …

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Reanimation and MoMA 

The Reanimation Library collects old, out of print, and out-of-circulation books specifically for the use of artists and writers looking for odd or quirky materials to assimilate into their art.  This is, perhaps, the coolest mission statement for a library I can think of (and a great place for de-accessioned library books to die). …

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What We’re Reading: Never Let Me Go 

I just finished reading Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. It is difficult to write about the novel without giving away some critical parts of the work.  So, I will simply comment on the characters, writing, and "feel" of the book. The novel begins in Hailsham (a "boarding school") in rural England. The students all have …

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Meet I-Ching 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I am a doctoral student in Instructional Technology & Media program at Teachers College.   I have a master degree in TESOL and am interested in Second language acquisition, inter-cultural communication, and technology.  My current research interest focuses on using technology as a …

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Reality Hunger — a rally cry for a new literary genre 

Blogging about what I'm reading for the Learning at the Library Blog (which you're reading right now) has become so habitually familiar to me that when the magazine Poets & Writers posted a call for reviews of favorite books of 2011, I excitedly dashed off a description of my current favorite, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

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Meet the Staff — Anne Hays 

Hello!  I am new to the library services desk this past fall. I'd write more here, but there's no reason; the below penetrating questions say it all. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, actually.  I am studying Library Science over at Queens College, CUNY. If you find …

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Awkward Family Pet Photos: Kitsch Education 101 

Last week, while having breakfast in a diner, I watched the funniest interview with two authors on TV. The morning news crew was interviewing the editors/authors of Awkward Family Pet Photos, a book featuring old and unstaged photos of families with their pets. A series of examples flashed across the screen, including this image, accompanied …

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Meet Julia 

Hello! I’m Julia, I work upstairs at the EdLab but am known to sneak downstairs to see what’s going on at the desk. I do some assessment work in the library, and help keep the Pressible Network moving along.  I've been working at the lab for One Year and  25 weeks according to my blog profile. Are …

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Finding New York Fiction: Let the Great World Spin 

I discovered that we had the novel Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, when a student checked it out.  The student said s/he was doing a project on New York novels and was, at the time,  also checking out three other fantastic novels.  It got me thinking about what other New York novels …

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What We’re Reading: Norwegian Wood 

I just finished Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood. This was actually the first Murakami work I have ever read. I have two friends who are gaga over him, so I figured I would see what he was all about. Let me tell you -- I was impressed. The book is simply written, rather dark...but a love …

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Meet Ola 

Ola is a member of the first floor services staff. She often sends her coworkers psychological personality tests to take and she is always sharing articles she finds interesting. Continue reading to learn more about Ola. Hi, my name is Ola I am currently a Teachers College student working on my masters in psychology. Where’s …

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Walk Two Moons 

Title: Walk Two Moons Author: Sharon Creech Call Number: World Wide Web From the Publisher: After her mother leaves home suddenly, Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's …

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Meet Alex 

Dearest Reader, Thank you for reading these words.  I pray that you shall find them, if not worthy, then at least not onerously unworthy of your time.  My name is Alex, and I am a new Library Associate here at the Gottesman Libraries.  I am also a second-year student in Teachers College's program in Philosophy …

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Meet Dina! 

Dina joined the library services team in September. She keeps things festive around the desk! Have you seen our pumpkin? Dina is a hard worker and has quickly learned how to trouble shoot technical problems that arise here at the library. To learn more about Dina keep reading... Meet Dina! Are you a Teachers College …

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I’ll hold this then you’ll hold this 

Title: Imaginary Windows, Issue #4 Author: Erin Fae Where to find it: Barnard Library Call number: ZINES F33i no.4 I’ll hold this, then you’ll hold this. I encountered the most lovely zine at the Barnard Library zine collection last week: a zine called imaginary windows by a Brooklyn resident named Erin Fae.  I picked it …

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Something to Munsch On 

Many of you may remember the children's classic Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. For those who do remember, chances are pretty good that your eyebrows just raised and you feel yourself beginning to form an "awwww" as you read this. Others of you may be thinking, "That's the one with the light blue cover, right?" …

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The most popular books at the library! 

We thought it would be fun to take a look at the books that are checked out the most from our library! We gathered the data and the results are in! The following list shows the top 20 borrowed books in our library since the start of EDUCAT, our online catalog. EDUCAT was first installed …

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Meet Eric 

Eric has been working at the Gottesman Libraries since January! Eric is our library tech support worker. You can see him fixing the computers and setting up the laptops and projectors in the library classrooms. His sense of humor keeps all of us workers laughing. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what …

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What We’re Reading: Miss Minimalist 

While researching budget books for my last post, "Cheaper Than a Free Lunch: Winter* Clothing," I came across an e-book on Amazon.com. Its title: Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify by Francine Jay. The book is simply a collection of her blog posts available online for free. I didn't mind because the book …

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