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The September 2021 Library Staff Pick’s theme Re-starting reminded me that July 2021 was a new beginning for me: after 16 years working in the areas of student, academic and faculty affairs, I took the position as Manager of Operations of the Gottesman Libraries. A new beginning with many things to learn, new colleagues to meet and establish relationships with and a large space to explore and support. July and August were devoted to initial discovery, l...
This photograph, from the Historical Photographs of Teachers College collection accessible through the library's PocketKnowledge online archive, is titled "Horace Mann School. View Toward The Hudson From The School. Teachers College....
The Education Program of the Gottesman Libraries comprised virtual offerings to members of the Teachers College community, as well as select remote events and displays to the wider community of scholars. The Summer 2021 reflected ongoing commitment to teaching, learning, and research through workshops on topics of endu...
Our Work: The development team at Gottesman Libraries has continued to support the library and various digital endeavors at Teachers College during the Spring 2021 semester. Some of the outcomes are listed here:Library Website/App/Blog + Exlibris Alma/Primo VE:Redesigned the user interface for Primo VE.Redesigned and updated the notification letters in Alma.Integrated search with the new Educat+ (Alma/Primo VE) system in website and app.Removed Summon/...
Cataloging & MetadataBibliographic, patron, and fulfillment data were migrated for a second time in preparation for the implementation of the library services platform Alma. Once migrated, we analyzed, strategized, and implemented clean up projects to ensur...
Our Work: The development team at Gottesman Libraries has continued to support the library and various digital endeavors at Teachers College during the Spring 2021 semester. Some of the outcomes are listed here:Library Website/App/BlogMade UX/UI enhancements across the website, app, and blog to provide patrons/users a better user experience.Adding new APIs to automatize the updating of News Cafe Book Display and Staff Picks.Updated text editors and enable ALT text input for images....
I'm always interested to see how concepts or terms are represented, or not represented, by Library of Congress Subject Headings, the official indexing language used to catalog books in most academic libraries, and I find it striking that there is no LCSH (see above) directly correlating to the idea of collaboration as such. Although the word or some version of it appears in a numbe...
Student comment: I like my school, its classroom and my classmates. So I made this picture.Teacher comment: I have no technique teaching. Yet encouraged him to finish his aim. He spent more than ten hours to do [so].The Gottesman Libraries Education Program of Spring 2021 conti...
The recap below provides an overview of a busy semester behind the scenes in Technical Services at Gottesman Libraries. Course Reading List fulfillment, resource fulfillment via the materials request process, and the coordination and fulfillment of Digital Delivery documents only skim the surface of Simone Schloss’s contribution to the TC Community this ...
The phrase I've chosen as the theme of my Fall Semester report is taken from the title of a recent poetry anthology,* edited by Alice Quinn, a faculty member at Columbia's School of the Arts. The collection, happily, is available as an