Category Archives: General

A teaching tool

I found this 5-page handout rather useful. Literature Search: A Librarian’s Handout to Introduce Tools, Terms and Techniques co-developed by Katy Kavanagh Webb, Head of Research & Instructional Services at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library, and Library Connect newsletter of Elsevier. … Continue reading

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Reference and Social Justice conversation at the LILAC Spring Event

As part of the Lilac Spring Training event, Kate Adler, Ian Beilin, and Eamon Tewell led a very interesting conversation on the connection between reference work and social justice. This is a conversational format, which was very helpful in terms … Continue reading

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Hosting an IDNYC Pop-Up On Your Campus: A Checklist

Bronx Community College hosted a pop-up location for IDNYC from February 17th through March 9th 2016.  Overall, it was a great success with over 560 IDNYC cards handed out.  Here is a checklist of items to consider if you are … Continue reading

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LILAC Meeting April 12, 2-4pm

Hello to LILAC members new and old! This post is to remind you that we have a committee meeting on April 12, 2016, from 2-4pm at CUNY Central, 205 E. 42nd St., Room 962. We have a lot going on … Continue reading

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New scholarship on Guide on the Side

Guide on the Side is a tutorial-building tool developed by the libraries at the University of Arizona.  What sets Guide on the Side (GOTS) apart, is that it puts the instructional material in a frame around the database (or other … Continue reading

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LILAC Meeting February 11, 2016, 2-4pm

Hello team LILAC! At the last meeting, there was a request to post meeting announcements to our blog. So this post is just a reminder to all LILAC members that we’ll be having a meeting on February 11, 2016, from … Continue reading

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The evolution of literacy

Daniel Russell of Google had a talk at School of Communication and Information of Rutgers yesterday. The topic sounds rather interesting. Obviously, being literate today is far different from being literate in the 18th century. The process of becoming literate … Continue reading

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OneSearch Implementations: A Roundup

OneSearch, CUNY’s new discovery tool, is a a frequent subject of discussion at LILAC meetings. We thought we’d do a roundup of how the various colleges have incorporated OneSearch into their library websites. It’s important to remember, however, that just … Continue reading

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Instant expert

In my student years I was often amazed by reference librarians who helped me find relevant information even the subject was remote to his/her specialty (I was told so). They are knowledgeable in general and quick learners for sure. But … Continue reading

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CuPL – CUNY Libraries Branch Out!

CuPL : CUNY Libraries Branch Out Monday, April 13th – Saturday, April 18th, 2015 How do we connect the resources of CUNY libraries with the life-long learning possibilities of Branch libraries? Are our current and future students aware of resources … Continue reading

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