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Toilet paper was not the only item folks stocked up on before the lockdowns and closures of the past couple weeks. Prior to Baltimore County’s closure
Hi, my name is Ash Moore and unlike most of the staff at the library I don’t have a relevant degree. I am what’s known jokingly in the field as a “feral librarian”. Because of my experiences working here at TC, I’d like to try and get the “feral” prefix dropped and become a real librarian. Feral or not, after working here a year I’m reflecting on my foray on the other side ...
As a journalist, I’m always looking for new public domain and creative commons image databases. When students come to the library services desk asking for help with finding photos for a project or presentation, I am eager to offer recommendations—and probably provide more than necessary. And many of my favorites are those that feat...
On March 25th, 1911 fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory located on the eighth through tenth floors of the Asch building, currently the the landmarked Brown Building of Science, on Washington Place. It was one of the worst industrial fires in our local history -- a tragedy that caused 146 innocent deaths, mostly of women....
One thing that our patrons may not know is that many of the associates here at the Gottesman Libraries come from various professional backgrounds and do other work in addition to providing excellent service. I myself, along with a number of associates, am a trained librarian. Meaning that we have master’s degrees in Library science. Even those that aren’t may have library experience or other knowledge and experience that contributes to the seamless operation of the li...
While the physical library building is closed until further notice, our librarians are continuing to work virtually to meet the needs of the community. To this end, we have ordered and cataloged e-copies of reserve books so you can still obtain access to these course readings. Our most recently added e-books are listed below with links to the ...
Everyday public spaces- schools, libraries, stores, transportation ports- have the ability to transform themselves into sanctuaries in times of danger, to serve as a safe place for those seeking shelter. Libraries in particular are a place the public looks to for information and facts, resources, for help solving problems. But what about when the enemy is something invisible, such as disease? What happens when being in a public space agg...
Relatively unknown outside of Russia, Kornei Chukovsky was a translator, literary critic, journalist and most famously, a children's book author. His rhyming lines and whimsical stories marked a divergence from the more somber, contemporary Russian children's literature of the time. For their immense popularity and shared fanciful nature of their work, he has also been often compared to Dr. Seuss, the beloved American children's book writer.
Columbia University, Teachers College, and Barnard College students have access to over nineteen libraries across campus. Each library on campus may be geared toward a specific field, but opens its doors to students from other programs. Butler’s grandeur has long drawn many students from many schools within the university. The Science and Engineering Libraries’ extensive hours are appealing to the late-night studier. The Law Libraries’ intimidating, but large collection, has always provided students with the most current information in the field. Students of Columbia and its affiliate colle...
Spring EquinoxIn splendours of the forest brightly burningCrouches the tiger of the winter storm.Who made the lamb announced in his returningTerror and beauty in this sculptured form.Forever may the human heart be proudOf the great Architect, nor fear at all.From the tall, ruined columns of the cloudRumours of music down the tree tops fall.In golden light the tiger of the snow