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I never visited the Philadelphia Zoo, lodged on a Victorian 42 acre site as the first U.S. Zoo, but I made countless trips to the Lincoln Park Zoo -- one of the nation’s oldest, including a July birthday celebration in which a goat nibbled a hole in my mother’s hand sewn lettuce gr...
This weekend on beautiful artificial turf we played with a mini green frisbee that by chance listed all the common kinds of pollen.  The top of the flying disc pictured a yellow leaf within a circle of  named pollens,  stretching my knowledge and associations in ways I hadn’t anticipated; I learned that Kentucky bluegrass is a common lawn grass found i...
If you’re interested in seeing an overview of electronic and print resources available to you as a TC student, as well as a survey of approaches to doing library research, you might want to take a look at an online course titled Library Resources and Services that’s accessible through the Blackboard course platform.  (Entry to Blackboard is through the Bb icon about midway down the library’s website, and you call also get to it at http://online.tc.columbia.edu/.) The course is divided into sections that focus on the proc...
This summer things have been a-changing on the second floor of the Gottesman Library. People have walked by and asked "What's that thing in the middle of the floor space?" To the existing Digital Depot, we have added the Publishing Bar. The title says it all - it is the opportunity and space for students, staff and faculty  to be published. On June 1st 2010, there has been the launch of Pressible, a free, online publishing service supported by the EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University. At the Publishing Bar you will find publishing exper...
The clock is ticking... your nerves are fraying... the assignment is due the day after tomorrow and neither Teachers College nor Columbia University Libraries has the one book or article you need to complete your research. This is one of those times when Interlibrary Loan just isn't fast enough. Our library maintains limited reciprocal on-site access agreements with libraries in the met...