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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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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part 1 

One morning I arrive at work to find a cartload of framed art pulled from the library's closed stacks for the Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History conference and exhibit – select pieces from the Dow and Ziegfeld collections loaded up for loan to Macy Gallery. As I compile the inventory, I discover a …

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Welcome Back! 

Congratulations! You made it through the first day of classes! 2016 is now in full swing, but adjusting to the winter weather and a new semester at the same time may make you wish you were stuck in the past. If you're looking for ways to be here now and draw your focus to the …

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The Minds behind Mindful Lights 

An inside look at the interactive installation at Offit Gallery with EdLab Design Team. Mindful Lights is an interactive installation exploring how light and material can create a space for students to experience a moment of mindfulness. EdLab designers Veronica Black, Min Sung Kwak, Seungkyun Lee, and Jackie “Neon” Simon, examine the uses of LED …

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Virtual Reality at the Library 

Every day, a physical copy of the New York Times is available to patrons at the Gottesman libraries. If you get the paper delivered to you, you may have been as excited as we were to find that something special had come along with the Saturday paper two weeks ago. This edition of the weekend paper came …

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If you give a mouse a cookie… 

She'll share it with a mime. If you give a mime a cookie... Happy Halloween from the services team! Oh yes, enjoy some mini (mouse) cookies.

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News from the Everett News Cafe 

While grabbing your coffee from the Everett Cafe before heading into the library, you may notice that the space looks different this semester. Gone are the newspapers hanging on the wall, instead replaced with a screen that cycles through numerous front pages. Where a small grouping of books used to sit, there is now an …

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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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Copyright Basics for Everyone part 2: How to Use Intellectual Property without Breaking the Law and Offending People 

Photo credit: Timothy Vollmer I have a confession to make: I have probably infringed on a few copyrights in my time. You probably have too unwittingly. You need an image to add to a PowerPoint presentation, report, or website, so you do a Google image search, grab one of the images, and use it. This, …

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Creativity, Courage, & Arts Education 

In the introduction to A Whole New Mind, author Daniel Pink outlines the incredible paradigm shift occurring in society. He writes, "the last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind - computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch …

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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 …

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Instead of Sitting, Care to Try a Standing or Treadmill Desk? 

As any doctor, chiropractor or physical trainer can attest, sitting around all day is harmful for your health. Yet thousands upon thousands of students, teachers and other workers spend countless hours slouched in front of computer screens or hunched over cubicles and desks. At Teachers College Library, visitors have the option of staying on their …

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Announcing the Upcoming Teachers Lab at Brooklyn Public Library 

An upcoming workshop aimed at New York City teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on teaching and learning resources available through the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and is targeted towards sparking innovative lesson plan design. Taught by experienced librarians and special guests, the “Teachers Lab” is a free two-week course running from August 11-22 that …

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Earthquake for Teachers College? 

A coworker recently informed me of a fairly-inactive fault line within walking distance of Teachers College. Coined "the 125th Street fault" -- the reason the 1 train stop is elevated -- the line runs from New Jersey through to the east side of Manhattan (the East River). Though earthquake activity in and around New York City …

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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 …

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Library Resources for Teaching English in the Classroom 

Over the past two decades, the number of non-native English speakers in the United States school system has more than doubled.i These demographic changes have put greater emphasis on the challenges involved in teaching English language Learners (ELLs), which range from issues in communication among teachers, students and parents, and the pace of lessons in the …

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Volunteer Teaching Programs Overseas Give New Teachers a Jumpstart 

Ever thought about becoming a volunteer teacher overseas? Beyond simply doing a good deed, volunteering as a teacher in foreign countries can be a deeply rewarding experience in your post-graduate degree life. As an educator abroad, you will see and become more immersed in the local life and culture and may in fact also experience …

Posted 68 months ago by

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Library Resources and Services for Gender, Education and International Development 

Browse the following post to find out more about: •Ask a Librarian Services •Online Catalogs •Federated Search Engines •Periodical Indexes •E-Collections •Reference Materials and Encylopedias •Digital archives (i.e. Pocket Knowledge) •Research Consultations Ask a Librarian! •Under library services on our homepage, click the ‘Ask a Librarian’ link to find out about how to make appointments …

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Harlem Week 2013 

I noticed a long line this morning stretching across 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. After a little investigating, I realized this was for a career fair on Columbia University's main campus. The career fair is in conjunction with Harlem Week 2013. Harlem Week, you ask? Here is a snippet from the official Harlem Week …

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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 …

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