September 30, 2013


Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 12:50 pm

imgresIn the event of a temporary shutdown of the federal government, beginning Tuesday, October 1, all Library of Congress buildings will close to the public and researchers. All public events will be cancelled and web sites will be inaccessible.

September 25, 2013

9/28 Database Downtime

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , — pam @ 1:11 pm

imagesSaturday, the Wiley Online Library will be unavailable from 9 am to 2 pm, and ProQuest (The New York Times, Dissertation Abstracts International and Ethnic NewsWatch) will be unavailable  from 10 pm to Sunday @ 2 am.


September 20, 2013

Good Question!

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 5:33 pm

Instagram logo

Why would an academic library be interested in Instagram?

Instagram is currently the third most popular social network used by U.S. college students. While it still trails Facebook and Twitter in terms of adoption rate, the level of engagement on the network appears to be higher. According to Melanie Shreffler of Smarty Pants, a youth and family market research firm, teens and 20-somethings are spending less time on Facebook and more time on niche social networks like Instagram.

Instagram reaches a younger, more diverse audience than other social networks. Instagram users skew much younger than Facebook users, which means that every incoming class of college students is bringing with it a larger pool of Instagram users. Many of them are eager to follow campus identities as they adjust to their new home. Instagram also indexes highly with African Americans and Latinos, and is particularly popular among urban residents.If your library is targeting a young, diverse, urban demographic, you might have more success with Instagram than other social media outlets.*

What do you think?

*From: Danielle Salomon. Moving on from Facebook: Using Instagram to connect with undergraduates and engage in teaching and learning. Coll. res. libr. news September 2013 74:408-409.




September 12, 2013

Medicine’s Michelangelo: Frank Netter

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 6:18 am

Book jacket“Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD” – Reading & Book Signing83-Frank-and-Francine copy

Frank Netter, CCNY class of 1927, is a legendary figure in the field of medical illustration. His daughter and biographer, Francine Netter, will share her memories and selections from her new book.

Thursday, September 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
Cohen Library Archives & Special Collections, 5th floor

Copies will be available for purchase at the event.
Refreshments will be served.
All events are free and open to the public.



September 3, 2013


Filed under: Facilities — Tags: , — pam @ 11:48 am

gateFrom today on when the Rudin Writing Center is open, students will be able to move back and forth between it and Cohen Library’s third floor. Library materials that have not been checked out may not go into the writing center, and staff there will send persons with library materials back into Cohen to borrow them properly.



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