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“The Jacket from Dachau” wins award for excellence in reference services

 

The Jacket from Dachau

From RUSA, by By Leighann Wood :

The Jacket from Dachau: One Survivor’s Search for Justice, Identity, and Home” Libguide was selected as the 2017 winner of the ReferenceUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services for its well-organized and accessible presentation of information about the Holocaust.

Spearheaded by librarians Leslie Ward and Christine (Mi Seon) Kim of the Kurt R. Schmeller Library, Queensborough Community College, New York, “The Jacket from Dachau” Libguide was developed to accompany the exhibition at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College. The exhibition focuses on the jacket worn by Benzion Pereseck, a 15-year-old Lithuanian boy, during his time at Dachau Concentration Camp. Themes of justice, identity, perseverance, and home are woven throughout the exhibit evoking an emotional, historical narrative. Continue reading “The Jacket from Dachau” wins award for excellence in reference services

Digital Learning Objects survey

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Does your library use Digital Learning Objects (videos, podcasts, tutorials, etc.) as part of your instruction program? We are interested in what motivates the decision to re-use an existing DLO or to create a new one, and we’d love to hear from you. We are running a survey aimed at anyone involved with developing or using DLOs for library instruction. This survey should not take longer than 30 minutes and has been IRB approved by Marquette University (WI). You can find the survey at the following link: https://marquette.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ExZNzKZMZ1ulKd

This survey will close on March 31, 2017.

If you have any questions about this research project, please contact Heather James (heather.james@marquette.edu), Elizabeth Gibes (elizabeth.gibes@marquette.edu), or Eric Kowalik (eric.kowalik@marquette.edu).

Thank you for considering!

Heather James

Coordinator, Scholarly Communication & Digital Programs

Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette University

414-288-6295

What teen magazines are you offering?

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A library person recently asked about the most popular teen/YA magazines. There were a lot of answers, so we are sharing them with you here. Feel free to add in some of the magazines that are popular in your library!

    • Teen Vogue
    • Alternative Press
    • Game Informer
    • Girl’s Life
    • ​Mad
    • ​Otaku USA
    • Seventeen
    • Transworld Skateboarding
    • J-14 (formerly Twist)
    • Otaku USA
    • Game Informer
    • Rolling Stone
    • Sports Illustrated
    • Cicada
    • Sesi
    • Justine
    • X-Box the Official Magazine
    • Scholastic Art

A few comic suggestions

  • Avengers
  • Batman
  • Spiderman
  • Star Wars
  • Superman
  • Teen Titans
  • Ultimates
  • X-men

Teen cooking program suggestions!

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These are suggestions for teen cooking programs from assorted libraries – but they could easily be done for all ages! The library people running these programs report they get a very good turnout; so might be a fun (potentially messy – never wrong) way to bring some new life into your programming.

Note: If your library does cooking programs, know that the CMLE HQ staff is ready and willing (even eager!) to come help with the taste testing! (And if you were not planning to include taste testers – we still volunteer!)

  • Teen Iron Chef
  • Cupcake Wars
  • Cake Boss
  • Fruit Bouquets
  • Stranger Things Cookie Bake-Off ( teens stop by the teen room to pick up a mystery ingredient that they have to incorporate into their cookies; since our theme is Stranger Things/80’s, we’ll be asking teens to use ingredients like Marshmallow Fluff, Teddy Grahams, and other snack foods that were released in the 80’s)
  • Make pasta from scratch – with rolling pins, the way my grandmother made it, not with a machine
  • A culinary school near by and the owner and an assistant (possibly student) came and did a pizza making program
  • Hunger Games Cornucopia themed food program where teens had to rush into the Cornucopia and grab an unmarked bag. They then had a certain amount of time to create a food creation using all of the ingredient.

CMLE socializes!

CMLE is constantly working to build connections across our system! And our regular social dinner gatherings are a great way to help people meet up and build your networks!

As you can see, we had a great time visiting Old Chicago. Several of us had dessert; we just couldn’t tear ourselves away!

We will have a poll up soon for our next day and location. Be thinking about where you would like to gather in early May! Feel free to add any suggestions in the comments, or email to us.