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MLA/APA Help-a-thon

WHAT: It’s that time of the semester….

Bring in your questions or problem citations and meet one-on-one with a librarian for how-to advice on citing sources and formatting your research papers.

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

WHEN: Drop in anytime during any of these two hour sessions:

• Tuesday, May 17th 2-4 PM

• Thursday, May 26th 12 –2 PM

• Thursday, May 26th 5-7 PM

WHERE: Library Lab (E101-B)



MLA/APA Help-a-thon



LaGuardia Library Books of the Week – Humor Month

In Celebration of Humor Month

(Okay, it was last month… did you hear the one about the tardy librarian?)

Aziz Ansari Modern Romance'' Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy'' Melissa Rivers book of Joan''

Biscuit for Your Thoughts cover ''

mindy kaling why not me' humour a short introduction cover' Moira Marsh Practically Joking cover'

Ask a librarian for assistance in finding funny stuff.

See our previous Books of the Week here.



LaGuardia Library Journals of the Week – Poetry Month

In Celebration of Poetry Month – Journals of the Week

You can find poetry through our databases and some great websites. Here are 5 highly regarded poetry journals you can access through the library:

Kenyon Review logo''
Poetry Magazine logo''


American Poetry Review logo'' Ploughshares logo''


Threepenny Review logo'

You can also search for work by particular poets in our databases.

Try Onesearch to look for work in all formats-books, newspapers, magazines, videos, and audiorecordings!

Many of our databases include poetry (JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, Humanities Source, Granger’s, etc). Ask a librarian for a recommendation.

The Poetry Foundation http://www.poetryfoundation.org (publisher of Poetry Magazine) is another great place to look for poems on particular subjects.

Ask a librarian for help with all of these tools!

See our previous Books of the Week here.



LaGuardia Library Books of the Week – Poetry Month

In Celebration of Poetry Month - Recent Poetry Acquisitions

cover of Essential Ginsberg'' cover of ''Milk and Honey''

cover of ''Stranger’s Mirror'' cover of ''Mahabharata : a modern retelling''

cover of ''Citizen : an American lyric' cover of ''How Long is the Present''

See our previous Books of the Week here.

Ask a librarian for assistance in locating poetry. We also have many poetry journals available through our databases!




TODAY: ARTstor Workshop

The Library Department presents: ARTstor Wednesday, April 13, 2016 2:15-3:15 Library, Room E101-B The more than two million ARTstor images support teaching and research in nearly every topic imaginable, including Anthropology, Art History, Fashion & Costume, Literature, Religion, Theater, World History, and much more. Meet LaGuardia’s newest librarian and ARTstor expert, Ian McDermott, who will lead this session All LaGuardians are welcome. Please tell interested students. Contact the Library Workshop Planning Committee members, Alexandra Rojas, Catherine Stern or Christopher McHale for more information.

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: The Edge Becomes the Center

BOOK OF THE WEEK

 The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century by DW Gibson

by DW Gibson

The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century By DW Gibson

“In this impressive and multifaceted oral history, Gibson (Not Working) explores "how gentrification affects lives" by interviewing a wide range of people living and working in New York City. As the author makes his way through the gentrified and gentrifying portions of Brooklyn (Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Red Hook) and Manhattan (the Lower East Side, Chelsea, Harlem), he interviews real estate agents, contractors, landlords, renters, housing lawyers, community organizers, city government workers, architects, artists, a squatter, a drug dealer, and an investment banker, among others. Common themes include displacement, the contradictory class positions people occupy, the rising homeless population and their "criminalization," the declining stock of affordable housing due to buyouts and deregulation, the way universities (particularly NYU and Columbia) have become some of the biggest landowners in the city, the ballooning waiting list for public housing, absentee landownership, and the forces of capitalism versus democracy. Central to this work are the distinctive voices of the New Yorkers Gibson interviews, the niches they carve out for themselves, and the myriad ways they are molding, and being molded, by their neighborhoods. Gibson manages to capture a global city in flux, in grave danger of losing its diversity--and hence all that makes it special--with its focus on capital investment over the needs of its people.”

"The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century." Publishers Weekly. 23 Mar. 2015: 61. Academic OneFile. Web. 19 Jan. 2016.

Check Book Review Digest or Academic Search Complete for other reviews and responses to this book.

The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century is a New Book. New Books are in front of the Reference Desk.

Don't forget that you can also request books from storage! Instructions on how to do that are here. It takes about a day for books to come out of storage.

Ask a librarian to help you find resources on this or related books.

See our previous Books of the Week here.



Social Explorer Workshop Thursday April 7th

Social Explorer, created under the leadership of Queens College Professor Andrew Beveridge, provides quick and easy access to current and historical demographic data that may be useful for a wide variety of courses and projects. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. Sydney Beveridge, Social Explorer’s training expert, will be here at LaGuardia on Thursday, April 7th to conduct a training session. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2:15- 3:15, Library room E101-B

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.”

– From the publishers website: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/246919/we-should-all-be-feminists/

Ask a librarian to help you find this or other resources on this topic!

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a New Book. New Books are in front of the Reference Desk.

Don't forget that you can also request books from storage! Instructions on how to do that are here. It takes about a day for books to come out of storage.

Ask a librarian to help you find resources on this or related books.

See our previous Books of the Week here.



LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Sisters in Law

Sisters in Law : How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Sisters in Law : How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

“The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each other’s presence, these groundbreaking judges, the first and second to serve on the highest court in the land, have transformed the Constitution and America itself, making it a more equal place for all women. Linda Hirshman’s dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women’s lives.”

– From the publishers website: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062238467/sisters-in-law

Ask a librarian to help you find this or other resources on this topic!

Sisters in law : how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world is a New Book. New Books are in front of the Reference Desk.

Don't forget that you can also request books from storage! Instructions on how to do that are here. It takes about a day for books to come out of storage.

Ask a librarian to help you find resources on this or related books.

See our previous Books of the Week here.



LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories

 Companeras

Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories edited by Hilary Klein

" Compañeras is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerrilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers—who worked collectively to construct a new society of dignity and justice.

Compañeras shows us how, after centuries of oppression, a few voices of dissent became a force of thousands, how a woman once confined to her kitchen rose to conduct peace negotiations with the Mexican government, and how hundreds of women overcame engrained hardships to strengthen their communities from within."

From the publisher's website

Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories is a print book that can be borrowed and requested from storage. You can read it from anywhere!

Don't forget that you can also request physical books from storage! Instructions on how to do that are here. It takes about a day for books to come out of storage.

Ask a librarian to help you find resources on this or related books.

See our previous Books of the Week here.



LaGuardia Library eBook of the Week: Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

 Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance edited by Amy Helene Kirschke

" Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier

Including seventy-two black and white illustrations, this book chronicles the challenges of women artists, who are in some cases unknown to the general public, and places their achievements in the artistic and cultural context of early twentieth-century America. Contributors to this first book on the women artists of the Harlem Renaissance proclaim the legacy of Edmonia Lewis, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Augusta Savage, Selma Burke, Elizabeth Prophet, Lois Maillou Jones, Elizabeth Catlett, and many other painters, sculptors, and printmakers.

In a time of more rigid gender roles, women artists faced the added struggle of raising families and attempting to gain support and encouragement from their often-reluctant spouses in order to pursue their art. They also confronted the challenge of convincing their fellow male artists that they, too, should be seen as important contributors to the artistic innovation of the era."

From the publisher's website

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader is an eBook. You can read it from anywhere!

Don't forget that you can also request physical books from storage! Instructions on how to do that are here. It takes about a day for books to come out of storage.

Ask a librarian to help you find resources on this or related books.

See our previous Books of the Week here.



Annex will be open from 9-4:45pm

The Library Annex (E-111) will be open during the intersession. In the Library Annex you can find some quiet study space.

Library Annex (E-111) Open Hours for 2/26-3/4:

Fri. 2/26: 9:00-4:45pm

Sat. & Sun. 2/27-2/28: closed

Mon. 2/29-Fri. 3/4: 9:00-4:45pm


Have a great intersession!

LaGuardia Library eBook of the Week: Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader edited by Michael Edmonds

"Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader documents the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, when SNCC and CORE workers and volunteers arrived in the Deep South to register voters and teach nonviolence, and more than 60,000 black Mississippians risked everything to overturn a system that had brutally exploited them.

In the 44 original documents in this anthology, you’ll read their letters, eavesdrop on their meetings, shudder at their suffering, and admire their courage. You’ll witness the final hours of three workers murdered on the project’s first day, hear testimony by black residents who bravely stood up to police torture and Klan firebombs, and watch the liberal establishment betray them.

These vivid primary sources, collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society, provide both firsthand accounts of this astounding grassroots struggle as well as a broader understanding of the civil rights movement."

From the publisher's website

Check Book Review Digest Plus or Academic Search Complete for other reviews and responses to this book.

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader is an eBook. You can read it from anywhere!

Don't forget that you can also request physical books from storage! Instructions on how to do that are here. It takes about a day for books to come out of storage.

Ask a librarian to help you find resources on this or related books.

See our previous Books of the Week here.



LaGuardia Library Books of the Week: SOS—Calling All Black People

Cover of ''SOS-Calling All Black People A Black Arts Movement Reader''

SOS—Calling All Black People A Black Arts Movement Reader edited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst

"This volume brings together a broad range of key writings from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, among the most significant cultural movements in American history. The aesthetic counterpart of the Black Power movement, it burst onto the scene in the form of artists’ circles, writers’ workshops, drama groups, dance troupes, new publishing ventures, bookstores, and cultural centers and had a presence in practically every community and college campus with an appreciable African American population. Black Arts activists extended its reach even further through magazines such as Ebony and Jet, on television shows such as Soul! and Like It Is, and on radio programs...
SOS—Calling All Black People includes works of fiction, poetry, and drama in addition to critical writings on issue of politics, aesthetics, and gender. It covers topics ranging from the legacy of Malcolm X and the impact of John Coltrane’s jazz to the tenets of the Black Panther Party and the music of Motown. The editors have provided a substantial introduction outlining the nature, history, and legacy of the Black Arts Movement as well as the principles by which the anthology was assembled.”
From the publishers website

Check Book Review Digest Plus or Academic Search Complete for other reviews and responses to this book.

SOS—Calling All Black People is a Reserve book. It's available for two-hour loan from the checkout desk. Don't forget you can also request books from storage. Instructions on how to request books are here.

Ask a librarian to help you find resources on this or related books.

You can see our previous Book of the Week selections here.