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.

CFP: OER Faculty Fellowship

The Queens College Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning welcome applications to the Open Educational Resources Faculty Fellowship, now in its second year.

To apply, visit https://forms.gle/Gj8KyE4Q1UEqhvrG8.

Deadline: September 27

About

Faculty Fellows will help Queens College students succeed by reducing the financial burden of high-cost textbooks and generating high-quality alternatives that are up-to-date, accessible, innovative, and pedagogically responsible.

The Queens College Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning will help fellows find, create, evaluate, and implement zero-cost and/or open materials for a course that will run in spring 2020.

For more information about how open educational resources help our students, visit https://qc-cuny.libguides.com/oer-ztc.

Fellowship Requirements

Both full-time and part-time faculty are eligible for the fellowship. Applicants must clear their participation with their department chair prior to applying.

Faculty fellows commit to:

  • Actively participating in 4 training workshops in Fall 2019 (October 18, November 1 and 22, and December 6, at noon)
  • Developing a fully OER or ZTC course (materials due January 12, 2020)
  • Teaching at least one section of the OER or ZTC course in Spring 2020
  • Submitting course materials to our institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works.
  • Writing a brief (200-500 word) end-of-fellowship narrative (due June 14, 2020)

Compensation

Fellows will receive $2,500 in recognition of their labor.

Smaller amounts are available to support faculty adopting courses created through the fellowship, or to recognize the labor of student or faculty partners, on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, visit https://forms.gle/Gj8KyE4Q1UEqhvrG8.

Questions? Contact Leila Walker at lwalker@qc.cuny.edu.

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!

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.

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 wsj.com/cuny and create an account with your active Queens College Email.