What are you reading?

May 22nd, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Summer is almost here. Finals end tomorrow. And although you are probably looking at a summer full of other obligations (work, summer school, family events, etc.) summer always seems to be a time to a little bit more leisure reading, even if it is on the subway to work rather than lounging at the beach. I always manage to do more leisure reading in the summer than during the academic year.

I thought I’d share my early summer reading list with you and ask what you’re reading as well, just for fun! I expect I’ll be adding to the list as the summer progresses.

ekaatThe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe – a portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s. Call number: HV5825 .W56

This book has been on my Kindle for a few months and I’m finally getting around to reading it. So far, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the LSD and youth counterculture in the 1960s.


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Dancer: A Novel by Colum McCann – a reimagining of the life of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Call number: PR6063 .C335 D36 2003

I just finished reading “Let the Great World Spin” by McCann (a Distinguished Lecturer of Creative Writing in the English Department here at Hunter) and I wanted to read more by him.


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I will also be keeping up with the news via my new New York Times academic pass, available for free with a valid CUNY email address. The details for creating an account can be found here.

So tell me, what’s on your reading list this summer?

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Database Trial: Education in Video Volume II

May 21st, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

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Through July 19 we have a trial to the database Education in Video Volume II.

Education in Video: Volume II is growing to provide 350 hours of brand new video covering contemporary subjects and emerging teaching approaches. Content expands upon topics covered in the first volume of the collection and places an emphasis on special needs, English as a second language, and the US Common Core standards.

  • For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.
  • For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, click HERE.

Let us know what you think by contacting us!

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Extended Hours for Finals!

May 7th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

It’s that time of year again. And once again, the Hunter College Libraries are here to help you out.

Both the Cooperman Library at the main campus and the Social Work and Public Health Library at the Silberman Building are open longer hours starting this weekend.

You can find the hours for all of our libraries on the Hours page of our website: http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/about/hours

“The Student,” Roy Lichtenstein, 1980

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Database trial: Psychotherapy.net

May 6th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

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We have a trial of Psychotherapy.net until June 1, 2014. The database consists of a collection of streaming psychotherapy and counseling videos.

This resource can be accessed from anywhere – just log in with the information below. The trial runs through June 1, 2014.

If you check out this resource, please let us know what you think. Should we subscribe to it and why? Feel free to comment here or to contact us  another way.

http://psychotherapy.net/stream/hunter

User ID:         hunter

Password:     6xgVLMvn

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Need Research Help As the Semester Ends???

May 1st, 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 end of the semester and you find yourself facing final 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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