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March 20, 2013

Digital Literacy Day

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photoMarch 21 is designated as Digital Literacy Day to recognize how libraries support digital literacy for all users. From a library point of view, access to online information is a fundamental component of equitable access to information, a core library value. Without Internet access it’s nearly impossible to get a job. It’s extremely difficult for a child to finish a school project. It’s virtually impossible to apply for college financial aid and it’s a challenge to file your taxes without being able to go online. Digital Literacy Day recognizes the tremendous service libraries and schools provide their communities with access to technology and the Internet.

March 14, 2013

FOI Day

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imgres March 16 is Freedom of Information (FOI) Day, an annual event on the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and as the foremost advocate for openness in government. New York State government has been looking at issues of open access to information recently, considering NYSHEI’s Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research (TAPFR) legislation, which may come to a vote around FOI Day.

March 12, 2013

Be braiNY!

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big_brainy_pngThis week is devoted to the wonders and mysteries of the brain. The events of braiNY build on Brain Awareness Week, an annual campaign of the Dana Foundation. Check out local braiNY events, showcasing the richness of New York’s scientific and cultural resources.

March 11, 2013

More eBooks

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ebsco ebook logoThe Libraries have just licensed EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection, which is currently 113,000 titles in 24 subject categories. It will take a while to get records for these titles in the CUNY+ online library catalog, but they are now accessible through the “E” tab in our Databases A-Z list.

March 7, 2013

ProQuest Maintenance

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7015677:2625442790:m:1:21708959:70CECED09AA6F6863F1D1D3FF4CA44F6:rBeginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, the ProQuest platform will be down for approximately six hours while enhancements are installed. The New York Times, Ethnic NewsWatch and Dissertation Abstracts International will be unavailable during this time. We regret the inconvenience.

March 6, 2013

Opening Reception

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WMA13_FinalWith 48 artists participating, this is the largest exhibition the Libraries have ever had for “CCNY Women Make Art.” Come by and see CCNY creativity at its finest.

Opening Reception, Thursday, March 7 @ 5 p.m.

Cohen Library Archives Gallery, 5th floor

 

March 1, 2013

Midterm Hours Expand

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Beginning Monday, March 4th and continuing through Friday, March 22, Cohen Library will remain open 24 hours weekdays. We will close Friday at Midnight and operate our regular Saturday-Sunday hours.  For a complete schedule, see: http://libguides.ccny.cuny.edu/aecontent.php?pid=350985&sid=2872735

Japan’s UN Ambassador Visits

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28195372_k38t2nAmbassador Kazuo Kodama, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, visited CCNY on February 26th to discuss Japanese foreign policy with students in Political Science and International Relations, along with others interested in the topic. Librarians Charles Stewart, Sydney Van Nort and Yoko Inagi are shown standing with Ambassador Kodama. Photo courtesy Charles Diaz.

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