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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...
Late at night I thumbed through The New York Times Book of World War 1 (Arno Press, 1980), a compilation of headlines in a home resource of fine books on military history. I knew that these stories were easily accessible through Proquest Historical Newspapers, but it was somehow more imm...
Spending an extended period of time away from Teachers College and New York City does not always mean giving up library services. Our library maintains limited reciprocal on-site access agreements with libraries outside New York City through the OCLC/RLG Services SHARES Program What? In-library use of...
Morningside Heights was one of the last neighborhoods in New York to be developed in the late 19th century. Farms still predominated the landscape when the newly-chartered Teachers College purchased the block on West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Columbia University, Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary, Bank Street Colle...
The Gottesman Libraries carry on the long tradition of service to Teachers College begun by the Bryson Library in 1887. The Industrial Education Association, precursor to Teachers College, was located at that time at 9 University Place in what is now the East Village. Miss Grace Hoadley Dodge functioned as the Association's acting president. Noted businessman and philanthropist George W. Vand...
A tiny guitar-like instrument,  the ukulele may have as little as four strings or as many as eight. It can be shaped like a figure 8, an oval – commonly known as a “pineapple,” or it can resemble a boat paddle or square. Coming in four sizes, the smallest one is a soprano, and the largest, a baritone, with a concert and tenor in between. We dream of the Hawaiian islands, t...