Questions about the Hunter College Libraries? We're here to listen.
We know you have lots of questions about access to library services and resources for yourself and your students for the coming semester. We want to hear them. Therefore we invite you to join Hunter College librarians at an upcoming listening session where you can ask questions and discuss your concerns. At these half-hour sessions, Hunter librarians will be available to listen and take note of any questions that arise. We will then use the questions you ask us to develop subsequent faculty-focused workshops and online content intended to address your most pressing questions.
The library buildings may be closed, but the librarians are still working remotely to help you with research, finding resources, and more. Our Ask a Librarian chat service is operating 24/7 with librarians available to answer your questions. If a Hunter or CUNY librarian is not available (in the middle of the night, for example), a librarian from another institution will work with you and refer the question to a Hunter librarian if necessary. You can also e-mail us and a librarian will get back to you.
There’s something new this year for Library Day. Hunter College Libraries invites students to talk about their research experiences by creating a poster, digital poster, lightning talk or creative work to be presented on April 21 (10 am-noon) or April 22 (2-4 pm).
Submission deadline is March 27, and we will get back to all submitters on April 1st. Materials are due to us by April 8th and will be returned after April 23, Library Day.
CUNY Faculty and Librarians interested in incorporating modern and contemporary art into their course syllabus, engaging with MoMA educators, and looking at modern and contemporary art through a variety of thematic and participatory approaches are invited to attend MoMAS's Modern Arts and Ideas Professional Development Seminar for CUNY Faculty/Librarians.
Finding Open Educational Resources (textbooks, courseware, and ancillary materials which can be freely used, reused, and remixed) can be a daunting task. Adding to this frustration is the fact that OERs are as diverse as the disciplines which seek to employ them. There is no “one size fits all” OER. Enter the Hunter Library’s OER office and our showcase OER repository Open Educational Resources (OER): A Libguide. Though digital pedagogy, digital tools, and OER materials represent a paradigm shift in the way education is provided, the library continues to be the faculty’s guide to available resources and information technologies.
In this Event Capsule, Sarah Ward, Stephanie Margolin, and Mason Brown (Library) discuss their work with the SEEK Summer Bridge students, in which students look closely at and ask questions about comic panels and pages as an introduction to the research process.
In the wake of the recent election cycle, people are waking up to the idea that perhaps the news sources they were consuming were not telling the whole story. Information literacy seems more relevant and important now than ever before.
You might not know this, but librarians at Hunter do a good bit of teaching. We manage hundreds of invited class sessions every semester as well as many sections of a semester long credit-bearing research course. We teach first year students and doctoral students and everything in between. We care about teaching well and we want to get better at doing it. One thing we do to improve our teaching is set aside a dedicated time each month to get together with colleagues in our department and talk about it.
The Hunter College Library is hosting a Wikipedia Art and Art History Edit-a-thon during Open Access Week at the Zabar Art Library. The event will focus on editing Art & Art History articles, and will provide participants with the opportunity to help improve the encyclopedia.
Our October 8 Lunchtime Seminar featured three pairs of faculty and librarians who have collaborated on semester-long pedagogical projects. In this event capsule video, you'll hear two of these pairs (Elizabeth Geltman and John Pell; Iris Finkel and Jeff Allred) give a synopsis of what they talked about.