Mar 7 2011

Shanghai Surprise: CUNY Library Faculty Residencies at Shanghai Universities

The LACUNY International Relations Roundtable hosted “Shanghai Surprise: CUNY Library Faculty Residencies at Shanghai Universities” on October 1 at the Graduate Center to celebrate its inaugural participants in the CUNY-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program. Continue reading


Feb 24 2011

CUNY Libraries and the IDS Project: The Value of Partnering for Success

The IDS Project is, at its core, an innovative resource-sharing initiative within New York State. It also is a successful example of people from many libraries working together to solve problems, develop technology, and share best practices in acquisitions, collection development and management, and OPAC development with others around the country and the world. Continue reading


Feb 24 2011

Why I Write

[Editor’s Note: Seamus Scanlon of City College’s Center for Worker Education has won several awards for his fiction and poetry.  In this essay Seamus explains how he came to be a writer.]

I write because I’m from Ireland, where it’s expected, where we can’t stop talking and writing, and talking about writing, where the medieval Book of Kells draws bibliophiles from across the world, where our summers consist of literary festivals and writing workshops and sunny days interrupted by rain.  Continue reading


Feb 23 2011

NEH Grant Designates Kaplan Boxing Collection a National Treasure

The Archives and Special Collections unit of the Brooklyn College Library has obtained a grant of more than $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the project “Beyond the Ring: Arranging and Describing the Hank Kaplan Boxing Archive, 1812–2007,” the collection the late boxing historian bequeathed to the college upon his death in December 2007. Continue reading