Library Day is April 24, 2014

April 11th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Join us! All are welcome. Details to follow.

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Silent Study/Group Study Changes at Cooperman

April 9th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Since the reopening of the new 3rd floor, we have seen the highest number of users come into The Cooperman Library in its history. With more and more people using the library, space is becoming the major issue. We are getting more and more complaints about noise on quiet and silent floors.  Because of the number of student complaints, the 2nd floor has been made into a silent floor. The library is a place for everyone looking to study or just spend time between classes. A group of librarians and staff have met, gone over all submitted complaints that have come through the suggestion box and electronically, and has decided to better define the types of study we see here at Cooperman.

Beginning after Spring Break [April 22nd], there will only be two types of study floors: silent and group. This will allow users to better understand the spaces they are working in. Any library user who repeatedly violates the rules of conduct will be asked to present their IDs, and could face disciplinary actions.

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We understand most of you travel a ways to get here, and are not able to run home between classes. Designating the floors this way is our way of accommodating the down time of two different groups: those who want to study in silence, and those who want to collaborate in groups – both of these groups have a right to be in the library.

Questions? Feedback? Contact us:

Online - http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/contact

Via text – hunterlib to 66746

In-person – Drop off a written suggestion the Suggestion Box on the 3rd Floor of the Cooperman Library near the Welcome Desk

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2014 Charlotte Katz Millenson Book Review Contest

April 2nd, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

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Has a book ever changed your life? Increased your understanding of yourself or others? Broadened your outlook? Piqued your curiosity about something? Encouraged you to do something? Raised your consciousness? Changed the way you feel?

Tell us and you may win one of four prizes!

To celebrate National Library Week, Hunter College Libraries is sponsoring the 2014 Charlotte Katz Millenson Book Review Contest.

WRITING THE BOOK REVIEW
Tell us about the influence of a book on your life in approximately 1500-1700 words, 12-point font, double spaced. Your entry may be in the form of an essay or a book review. The book could be from your childhood, one you just finished reading, a novel you read for pleasure, or an assigned reading for a class. The book could have been written at any time, on any subject.

ELIGIBILITY AND AWARDS
The contest is open to all currently enrolled Hunter College students and will be judged in two categories, undergraduate and graduate, by a panel composed of Hunter College faculty. A total of four gift cards will be awarded:

Undergraduate Students
1st Prize      $250 Gift Card
2nd Prize    $150 Gift Card

Graduate Students
1st Prize      $250 Gift Card
2nd Prize    $150 Gift Card

HOW TO ENTER
Include a cover page with the book review displaying your name, address, and telephone number. Indicate your enrollment status (Undergraduate or Graduate). To preserve the anonymity of the judging process, do not type your name on the text of the actual review.

To enter the competition, email your book review as an attachment to mbr0010@hunter.cuny.edu, with “Book Review Contest Entry” in the subject line.

All entries must be submitted by April 14, 2014. Submitted entries will not be returned. Only one entry per student.

Winners will be announced at the Hunter Library Day reception on April 24, 2014. If you have any questions about contest procedures, please contact Mason Brown at 212-772-4191.

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MET OPERA ON DEMAND

March 14th, 2014 by Patricia Woodard

An important resource is now available to the Hunter community: the Met Opera on Demand, an extraordinary collection of Metropolitan Opera productions, including HD broadcasts, video telecasts and audio recordings from broadcasts dating back to 1936. If there’s a memorable performance we’ve heard or seen that we want to revisit, this is the place! More than 100 videos and 260 audio-only presentations are currently available. Were Melchior and Pinza really that great? How does the Carmen of Risë Stevens (1954 radio broadcast) compare to Elīna Garanča’s portrayal (2010 HD broadcast)? Met Opera on Demand makes it possible for us to experience these legendary artists.

• Access it through the menu of library databases at http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/find/databases.
• Sign in with a Hunter college e-mail username and password.
• Browse available operas in categories: Live in HD Presentations, Classic Telecasts or Radio Broadcasts.

This tremendous gift to students, faculty and staff has been made possible through the generosity of Hunter alumna and former professor Frayda Lindemann. Brava, Professore Lindemann, e grazie!

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Research Consultations

March 3rd, 2014 by Philip Swan

When you have a basic research question you can always come up to the reference desk of any of the Hunter College Libraries, you can email your question, or you can chat online with us. However, as we near the middle of the semester and you find yourself facing midterm papers a research consultation with a librarian is an excellent way to get you through even the most complex research assignments. A Hunter College librarian can help you focus on a research topic, plan a research strategy, identify the most relevant sources of information, and
do all of this an efficient way that will save you time researching so that you can focus on writing that A paper. Research consultations for individuals or groups can be up to an hour long and are available for Hunter College students, faculty and staff. Please allow a minimum of two days for us to schedule an appointment with you.

To get started, go to http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/services/forms/consultation

We look forward to working with you!

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