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At the start of the Spring 2020 semester, we launched our most collaborative Staff Picks collection of all time: the Book Potluck. The curation was carried out by fifteen library staff members across areas of expertise with the goal of increasing the visibility of those who serve the Teachers College community and the diverse skillset it takes to power a library. We agreed that we should make a habit of sharin...
Only in recent years has the focus of teaching bilingual students shifted from a reductive emphasis on making them proficient in English to a more comprehensive approach designed to help them flourish in both their languages. The term ‘emergent bilinguals’ brings the two languages into balance and assigns them eq...
From the summer of 2017 to spring, 2018, the Gottesman Libraries Education Program staged Mars Mission , an out-of-this-world immersive experience in the Smith Learning Theater. The 70 minute production simulated a mission to the Red Planet during which participants...
In what might only be described as year from another dimension, people everywhere are struggling to adjust to ...
Curating the children's award and honor book displays is one of my favorite activities during the academic year at our library. I'm always learning something new about building and promoting library collections, trends in youth publishing, and how combining this knowledge best helps us within...
Thirty years ago on July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into a law. Previously thought of as a population that was “out of sight, out of mind,” the law acknowledged a change in perception towards those with disabilities in 1990. But the struggle for equality had begun decades before, and continues ...
"Summer means different things to different people: beach days, BBQ’S, catching fireflies, and boating being just a few. Summer often feels both short and endless. As people grow up and mature many things change, one of which being how summer is viewed. As a child, summer is oftentimes “the light at the end of the tunnel,...
It's perhaps poetic that despite its name and primary adaptation, the hermit crab can not thrive in isolation. Imagine having a capacity for solitude so pronounced th...
In the 1920s, Black artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and thinkers had settled into Harlem after the Great Migration and built a community where they could congregate and create. While Harlem is considered the epicenter of this prolific movement, other cities aroun...