Workshop: An Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Queens College Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning are getting a head start on Open Access Week! On Thursday, October 17 at 4 PM, join Leila Walker, Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Nancy Foasberg, Associate Professor and Humanities Librarian, to learn about Open Educational Resources. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is in Rosenthal Room 227, on Level 2 of the library.

For more information email Rob Garfield at rob.garfield@qc.cuny.edu or visit http://ctl.qc.cuny.edu/faculty-speaker-series-oer/

Music Library Book Sale

The Queens College Music Library will hold a book sale October 30 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Atrium of the Aaron Copland School of Music. You’ll find books on music, scores, and recordings (CDs, DVDs, LPs, Cassettes, VHS tapes, etc.) Hard-cover books and scores will be $3.00, soft-cover $2.00, and recordings will be $.50 per LP/cassette, $1.00 per CD, $2.00 per DVD, and $.50 per VHS tape.
 
All proceeds fund the purchase of new books, scores, and recordings. Items in the sale are donations to the Music Library. Contact the Music Library at 718.997.3900 for additional details, or to donate materials. Please note that we are no longer able to accept donations of LPs.

Makerspace: ‘Busy’ is Our Middle Name!

The QC Makerspace is off to a roaring start this semester. The Makerspace is part of a 5 year, multimillion dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to incorporate its project-based learning into QC’s STEM classes, in order to improve undergraduate interest and retention in STEM programs. Congratulations to Head of Makerspace Nick Normal and his co-recipients!

The Makerspace also has a new team member, Student Aide Piphat “Filmy” Cheng. Filmy is in his final year studying graduate- level Photonics (Applied Physics), and is also a remarkable photographer.

All of us at the library welcome Filmy, and look forward to a great semester of new projects and events in the Makerspace. Stop by Rosenthal 101 and learn more!

 

Special Collections and Archives in the News

Annie Tummino and Rachel Kahn of QC Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives have published an article in The Academic Archivist, the blog of the College and University Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). “Campus Unrest at 50: Commemorating the Legacy of Dissent at Queens College” is a wonderful introduction to the history and impact of student activism at Queens College in the 1960s, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the current exhibition is informing scholarship and instruction today. The exhibition is on view in Rosenthal Library through December 15, 2019, next to the Tanenbaum Room on Level 3.

 

 

NEW computers in the library

Vintage clothes? Unique and funky. Antique furniture? Could be gorgeous. But no one wants to use a ‘classic’ computer in the college library! Rosenthal Library is installing 75 brand-new computer workstations. Come down to the 2nd floor computer labs and check them out!