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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:

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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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Faculty Fridays: Peer Review Week 2017 / The Serials Directory

It’s Peer Review Week!

Considering submitting your manuscript to a journal? Unsure if it’s peer-reviewed? Visit our database The Serials Directory and search by title to find out. Or, search by subject and filter by “Peer Reviewed” for a list of refereed journals in your discipline.

Questions about searching The Serials Directory? Ask a librarian!

Peer Review Week

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

Read The Wall Street Journal in the Library

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.

Visit the Media Desk: Borrow an iPad or Latop

iPads and Latops are available for 3-day loan

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World , by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

The Book of Joy

" Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.
In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?
They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.
This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.
We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.
The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives."

- From the book jacket.

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