October 16th, 2013 by Sarah Laleman Ward
The 2013 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was announced last week:
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 is to be awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.
Hunter College Libraries’ own Dr. Louise Sherby was interviewed by CCTV America about the Peace Prize. Watch the video below to see what she had to say (link to YouTube):
Nobel Peace Prize more ‘viewed through political lens’ than in past
October 10th, 2013 by John Carey
As we enter the last semester of 2013, we ask all faculty to please help us recognize exceptional work done by Hunter students by participating in the library’s annual Paul LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers.
Prizes will be awarded for student papers judged to be the best of 2013. Instructors may nominate papers written for any course given in the winter, spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2013. Only papers submitted by course instructors will be eligible for awards. Please submit no more than three papers for one course. All departments and special programs in the college may participate.
The goal of this competition is to stimulate the creative use of library resources, so winning papers should be thoroughly researched, well written, and properly documented. The library will award gift certificates in the amounts of $200 for first prize and $100 for second prize in the categories of (1) 100-level undergraduate, (2) all other undergraduate, and (3) graduate-level research papers. Theses are excluded.
The deadline for the 21st annual competition will be TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014. Please send papers to John Carey at the Hunter Health Professions Library with a note giving the course name, number, and semester. Submissions should also include the student’s phone number, e-mail address, or other contact information. We welcome electronic submissions! A faculty panel will select the winners.
The awards ceremony will take place at the annual Library Day celebration in April of 2014, at which time we will also formally recognize the instructors of the winning candidates for their support in this common effort to promote the research and writing skills of Hunter students.
For more information or to nominate a student’s work, please contact John Carey at 212-481-4326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 1st, 2013 by Sarah Laleman Ward
The first one is this Thursday, October 3! Click the image to RSVP.
September 24th, 2013 by John Carey
One of the basic elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or ACA) is the creation of insurance exchanges where individuals, families, and small businesses may purchase health benefit plans. Open enrollment in these plans begins October 1st, 2013. The following are some resources to help individuals navigate this health insurance marketplace.
- New York State of Health is the state’s official site to help New Yorkers learn about their options and select health insurance. Compare insurance costs, enroll in coverage, or check your eligibility for Medicaid or other forms of financial assistance.
- Get help from an In-Person Assistant/Navigator in your county or borough. The NY State Department of Health has awarded nearly $27 million to enable these IPAs/Navigators to offer assistance to individuals, families, or small businesses applying for insurance through the exchange.
- Information from the Department of Health and Human Services on “How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of New York.”
- New York has 57 health centers that can assist with enrollment into health insurance coverage. Check the list of Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Assistance sites to find one near you.
- No matter where you live, HealthCare.gov allows you to choose your state and get information on applying for coverage, comparing options, and enrolling. For more general information see their home page or this blog post on getting ready for the insurance marketplace.
September 6th, 2013 by Sarah Laleman Ward
It’s beautiful! And functional!
Follow the colored lines on the floor to discover where everything is.
What’s your favorite part of the new 3rd Floor? Show us by posting your library photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag #hunterlibrary and keep an eye on our display screens – you may see your photos pop up!
The blue lines show you ways to get around in the library: entrances, exits, elevators.
Red will take you to the Welcome Desk, Reference Desk and the Circulation/Reserve Desk.
We also now have Self Check-Out!
Yellow? Places where you can work, study, collaborate and more…
The Information Commons. The table tops are all whiteboards as well!
Spaces for collaborative work with computers and whiteboards, and space for independent work.
Orange? Cool stuff like this.
Supplies vending machine, and one of two water bottle refill stations.