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Book Sale in the E-Atrium, 10/23-10/24

The library is sponsoring a two-day book sale!
Great books: textbooks, fiction, non-fiction, children's book, and more.
Great prices! Proceeds go to buy more books for the library.
Monday & Tuesday, October 23 & 24 in the E-Atrium
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Book Sale



LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know, by John Gennari

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know® provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period (1493-1898). It then focuses on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to "Americanize" the Island's culture and language. Jorge Duany delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century.”

- From the publisher’s website: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/puerto-rico-9780190648701?cc=us&lang=en&#.

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Faculty Fridays: Keeping Track

Did you know that many publishers permit authors’ to share the pre-prints and/or post-prints of their manuscripts to an institutional repository?

A preprint is the original draft of a paper prior to undergoing peer-review.
A postprint has undergone peer-review and is without the publisher's stylistic formatting.
Consider posting a version of your paper to CUNY AcademicWorks! To determine copyright permissions review your agreement or visit Sherpa/Romeo. Any questions, ask a librarian.


Keeping Track


- Post created by Kathleen Fox, MLS student at CUNY Queens College and Health Sciences Librarian at NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst



Read Newsweek

Find this and other print magazines, journals, and newspapers in our Periodicals section, where all titles are arranged alphabetically. To see if we have something in our print collection, you can consult the catalog.
Note: The first floor of the Library houses current editions and the second floor houses archived copies.

Newsweek in the Library



LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Flavor and Soul


Flavor and Soul: Italian America at its African American Edge, by John Gennari

Flavor and Soul

“Gennari (English, race and ethnic studies, Univ. of Vermont) seeks to understand the symbiotic relationship of Italian Americans and African Americans in their respective creation (and re-creation) of racial and ethnic identity. He is particularly concerned with the “boundaries and edges” where the two cultures come together. Through the use of personal biography and “interlocking” case studies of music, film, media, sport, and food, the author explores the deep, complex, and often misunderstood historical and contemporary connections between Italian American and African American culture(s).
Throughout the book, Gennari bolsters his theoretical suppositions with an encyclopedic range of vivid, carefully culled examples from pop culture spanning several decades. He weaves these examples together in a theoretical tapestry, engaging the reader throughout the process. Readers are left with a novel conceptualization of the ethnic identity formation process and the importance of the Other in this process. In sum, this is a well-written, thought-provoking, and well-researched work that is an important contribution in the areas of Italian American studies specifically, and race and ethnic relations and identity in general.”

- Mitrano, J. R.1. "Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge." Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, vol. 55, no. 1, Sept. 2017, p. 137. EBSCOhost, https://mail.lagcc.cuny.edu/viplogin/default.aspx?redirect=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=brd&AN=124802293&site=ehost-live.

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Retro Thursdays: Who Was Fiorello?

Who Was Fiorello

From the Archives: An article about our namesake from the campus publication Fiorello's Flute.


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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Gun Politics in America


Gun Politics in America: Historical and Modern Documents in Context, by Harry L. Wilson

Gun Politics in America

“Covering the history of firearms and gun control in America, this two-volume work presents original documents and helps readers understand these documents in relation to the social and political context in which they were written.

  • Includes coverage of gun control issues and politics from the Colonial era through the Sandy Hook shooting and its aftermath
  • Gives readers the benefit of reading each actual document, law, or court case and learning about the context in which it was written
  • Helps readers understand the cultural and political developments that brought America to its current stalemate over guns and gun policies
  • Presents the voices of activists, lawmakers, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the issue”

- From the publisher’s website: http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A4733C.

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Sex and the Constitution


Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century, by Geoffrey R. Stone

Sex and the Constitution

Sex and the Constitution, a new book by the legal scholar Geoffrey R. Stone that charts the laws governing sexual behavior and expression from the ancient world to present day America, provides ample evidence for this latter view of the election. The book, which pays special attention to laws concerning contraception, abortion, obscene speech, and gay and lesbian sexual activity, is a story not of inexorable progress toward greater freedom, but rather a different kind of narrative, in which the laws and conventions around sex have moved from more to less permissive and back again many times over.
…..By charting the legal and cultural history of sexual practices and reproduction, Sex and the Constitution makes clear that advocates of reproductive rights and sexual equality can't expect the passage of time to do the work for them. Our laws governing sex have almost always been shaped by those fighting for greater control over their own sexual behavior and expression, and Stone's book is ultimately a testament to the power of individual bravery and collective action. What we realize upon concluding this book is that every triumph of social progress can be rolled back. The work of equality is never completed, and this is true not only in the field of sex but also in immigration, voting, fair housing, and many other areas of civil and human rights.”

- North, Anna. “The Work of Equality.” Nation, vol. 304, no. 16, 22 May 2017, p. 39. EBSCOhost, mail.lagcc.cuny.edu/viplogin/default.aspx?redirect=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=122832929&site=ehost-live.

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Faculty Fridays: Open Educational Resources (OERs)

OERs, or Open Educational Resources, are freely accessible teaching and learning materials. This includes textbook chapters, syllabi, videos, software, and other types of tools and techniques that are openly licensed so that anyone may incorporate them into their pedagogy.

Intrigued? Check out CUNY Academic Works or the Educause Library to see what materials are available in your discipline!

Open Educational Resources

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- Post created by Kathleen Fox, MLS student at CUNY Queens College and Health Sciences Librarian at NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst



Name that Year!

From the Archives: What year is this Course Catalog picture from?

What year is this Course Catalog picture from

The Course Catalog is from 1980-1981



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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Kerry James Marshall- Mastry


Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Kerry James Marshall Mastry

“This long-awaited volume celebrates the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of America’s greatest living painters.
Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African American experience. Best known for large-scale interiors, landscapes, and portraits featuring powerful black figures, Marshall explores narratives of African American history from slave ships to the present and draws upon his deep knowledge of art history from the Renaissance to twentieth-century abstraction, as well as other sources such as the comic book and the muralist tradition.
With luscious color and brushstrokes and highly detailed patterning, his direct and intimate scenes of black middle-class life conjure a wide range of emotions, resulting in powerful paintings that confront the position of African Americans throughout American history.
Richly illustrated, this monumental book features essays by noted curators as well as the artist, and more than 100 paintings from throughout the artist’s career arranged thematically by subject: history painting; beauty, as expressed through the nude, portraiture, and self-portraiture; landscape; religion; and the politics of black nationalism.”

- From the publisher’s website: https://davidzwirnerbooks.com/product/kerry-james-marshall-mastry.

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Library Preservation Workshop

Today at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Library Lab E101-B

Presented by Thomas Clearly, Archivist

Find a bunch of old photos and letters that you want to save?
Want advice on documenting your family history?
Tired of losing files of your computer?
“The LaGuardia Institutional Archives is here to help with some pointers on how to keep your things safe for the future. Learn scanning tips and storage techniques, and how Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe.”

MLA-APA Help-a-thon

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