Graphic Arts Campus Library

March 2016

Database Workshop: CUNY Access for NYC Schools

New York City high schools have access to primary sources for research and teaching through the CUNY Access for NYC Schools initiative. These databases feature primary source material, including archives of eighteenth and nineteenth century monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, early photographs, as well as the complete archive of the Economist! I invite you to take some time with me on Tuesday morning April 5th at 7:45 to explore these databases as they are a rich addition to our existing collection. Please let me know in advance if you plan to attend.

Open eBooks

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for our school community. Students can access these eBooks using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps. See Ms. Randorf for your unique access code and PIN.

Campus Book Club: next meeting April 12th

All are welcome to join the Campus Book Club, which meets once at month at the Columbus Branch of the New York Public Library. There we join our branch librarian Amber Certain to discuss our latest book.


Our next book is Boy 21 by Matthew Quick. We will meet Tuesday, April 12th at 3:30 in our school library then walk over to the branch together. See Ms. Randorf in the library for a copy of the book!

Bookjobs.com High School Presentation

Encourage your students to join me at Hachette Publishing Group on April 13th at 4:00 to explore careers in publishing. Book publishing is filled with career paths for every interest, including finance, marketing, sales, publicity, design, editorial, legal, and many more. Students will hear and meet representatives from major publishing houses and learn about the opportunities that the publishing world holds for their future. See Ms. Randorf for more information on how to attend.

MyLibraryNYC News: library card assitance March 24th

Our campus is a member/participant of MyLibraryNYC. MyLibraryNYC is a partnership between the NYC Department of Education and New York City’s public library systems: Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library. The program provides participating schools with:

  1. enhanced library privileges including fine-free student and educator library cards*;
  2. school delivery and the exclusive use of 6,000+ Teacher Sets designed for educator use in the classroom; and
  3. student and educator access to the unparalleled digital resources of New York City’s public library systems as well as instructional support and professional development opportunities.

Ariel Birdhoff, our rep from MyLibraryNYC, will be in the building on March 24th to sign up students who have not yet received a card, and trouble-shoot any teacher card problems. See me for more details or questions!