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  Almost 50,000 patrons spent 16,000 hours in library study rooms this spring Who are they? Where are they meeting?
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In past posts on the semester's library services activities, I've made an effort to use images, many from our digitized Historical Photographs collection (all of which can be found in our online archive PocketKnowledge), to put current developments in the library and the College in context from a historical standpoint. [caption id="attachment_22098" align="alignleft" width="150"]
  Over 50,000 patrons booked 13,693 hours in library rooms this fall Who are they? Where are they meeting?
[caption id="attachment_21761" align="alignleft" width="150"] Pupil At Desk With Manual Training Desk Cover, 9 University Place. Teachers College. (1893)[/caption] The concept of libraries as makerspaces--sites where library users have the means t...
[caption id="attachment_20557" align="alignright" width="300" caption="9 University Place, Library, Teachers College (Date Not Known)"][/caption] My report on library services for Spring 2014 takes as its theme the intersection between library users, library staff members, and information technologies, and as in the past I've raid...
It was another busy and bustling semester here at the library. This past fall 7,847 meetings, classes and events were scheduled in the library making up 26,321.5 hours of room usage. This is an increase from the spring of 2013 where the library held 6,817 room bookings with 17,834 hours. The room in the library that was booked the most was RH308 with 2,225 events taking place. RH308 was also the most booked room in the spring with 660 events scheduled. Our total checkouts for fall 2013 was 10,141. This is a slight decrease from the spring semester when the library had 13,669 checkouts. W...
There has been a great deal of talk about school safety lately with the recent anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. school massacre at Sandy Hook elementary, while at least 24 school shootings since that day have claimed at least 17 lives, according to a recent Daily Beast article. Unfortunately, while politicians debate about the most effective strategies for gun control, school administrators must face the challenges of operati...
It was another busy spring here at the library.  This past spring 6,817 meetings, classes and events were scheduled in the library, making up 17,834 hours of room usage. That is a slight increase from the 6,374 room bookings and 14,596 hours of room usage last year during the 2012 spring semester...
The celebration of Teachers College's 125th seems a good occasion to think about the history of services at the TC library, and to ponder how our predecessor librarians thought about their own work, whether they documented it in ways similar to how we do (and whether such records are to be found), and, perhaps most interesting, what they would make of research and information service as it's delivered now.