Art Library Book Sale

Wednesday, April 20, 11 AM-4PM. Rosenthal Library entrance lobby.

Refresh your reading for spring with new art books, exhibition and auction catalogs, pamphlets, periodicals and more. Many items are priced as low as $0.50, and all proceeds benefit the Art Library. See you there!



Accessibility Workshop with Amy Wolfe

Friday, March 1, 2019, 11:30am-1pm
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, room 300i

How do you make sure the content you are adding to your OER is accessible? What are the accessibility best practices when it comes to adding or creating images, videos, PDFs, word documents and PowerPoint that you want to add to your OER? How do you evaluate your site or documents to make sure they are accessible? Come to this workshop led by Amy Wolfe, the Accessibility Librarian from CUNY Central, to learn the answers. Bring a word document, a PDF or an image with you to do some hands-on work. Let’s make things accessible!

  1. ​Beforehand: Each person should create a blank WordPress site they can play with during the training. It just needs to be the shell, no content needs to be added beforehand. Leila Walker will hold open hours for WordPress introductions Tuesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30pm, and Wednesday, February 27, 11am-noon, both in Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library room 223, if you need help setting up a site. Please bring your own laptop.
  2. Bring: An electronic word version of a syllabus
  3. Bring: Electronic copy of at least one image.
  4. Bring: URL to one image
  5. Bring: Electronic copy of a PDF article

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Loaners will be available for those without.

OER and Digital Literacy Faculty Fellows

Please join us in welcoming the 2019 OER and Digital Literacy Faculty Fellows! This inaugural cohort and library faculty support team include (from left): Robin Hizme, English; Kristin Hart, Chief Librarian; Hillary Miller, English; Line Augustin Saint-Hilaire, Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE); Sheila Sanders, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Karen Ball, Linguistics and Communication Disorders (LCD); Peishi Wang, Educational and Community Programs; Ashraf Shady, Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE); Nicola Lucchi, European Languages and Literatures; Jorge Antonio Alves, Political Science; Karina Attar, European Languages and Literatures; Leila Walker, Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian. Not pictured: Larissa Swedell, Anthropology. For more information about this fellowship and seminar series, please visit the Fellowship website.

Art Kane. Harlem 1958

February 7, 7 PM

Queens College is celebrating the new book “Art Kane. Harlem 1958,” which tells the full story of one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century: Art Kane’s “A Great Day in Harlem.”

In August 1958, freelance photographer Art Kane had a bold idea: assemble as many of the great jazz musicians of the era as he could for a group photograph in Harlem. Published in Esquire magazine, the image has become world famous, and inspired tributes from artists around the world. Joining us for a discussion of Mr. Kane’s photograph and its impact are Benny Golson, who appears in the photo; Jonathan Kane, who wrote an introduction for the book; and our moderator; musician, educator, and bandleader Jerome Jennings.  An iconic Art Kane photograph of Louis Armstrong will also be presented and introduced by Queens College’s own Louis Armstrong House Museum.


LIB 170 College Writing 2

Looking to satisfy your College Writing 2 requirement? Prof. James Mellone will be teaching LIBR 170. Writing and Library Research Methods: The Romantic Age, 1770-1850 in the Spring 2019 semester. Your research and writing will focus on the Romantic Age as the beginning of our modern world.

The course code is 57940. For more information about registering for this class, contact the Instructional Services office at (718) 997-3747 or

Free Access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

Students, faculty and staff can gain access to unlimited current articles from The New York Times website with a registered Academic Pass, courtesy of Queens College Libraries and CUNY.  First-time users must register for an Academic Pass with an active Queens College Email.

All CUNY students have access to The Wall Street Journal. Visit and create an account with your active Queens College Email.