Metro News 14(3), Fall 1995

ACRL/NY Metro News

Fall 1995 Vol. 14, No. 3

ACRL/NY Metro News is published quarterly by the Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, P.O. Box 8331, New York, New York 10116-4652.

The newsletter is jointly edited by: Cecile A. Hastie Teachers College, Columbia University P: 212-678-3020 F: 212-678-3092 E-Mail: cah33@columbia.edu
Jayne B. Johnsen-Seeberger Dowling College P: 516-244-3282 F: 516-244-3374 E-Mail: johnsenj@dowling.edu

We welcome comments, suggestions, news items, and brief reviews.


News From the ACRL/NY President Page 1
Upcoming Symposium Page 1
New Database at ALA Gopher Page 1
Tour of the William & Anita Newman Library Page 2
Group Revs Up for New Year Page 2
Our New Listserv Page 3
Collection Development Forum Page 4


Here's the scoop. All three ACRL/NY Chapters Greater Metropolitan Area, Eastern New York, and Western New York/Ontario will host an Ice Cream Social for all ACRL/NY Chapter members attending the ALA Annual Conference in New York City, July 1996.

McGraw-Hill will sponsor the gala at their headquarters in Manhattan. The "Reading Room," an elegant ballroom located on the 50th floor of the McGraw-Hill building, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the New York City skyline and it's an ideal spot for creating ice cream sundaes with new friends or sharing cappuccino with your colleagues.

This event will be a wonderful opportunity for members of all three chapters to meet informally at the conference. It will be held on Monday, July 8th, 5:30-7:30 PM. Invitations will be sent to members in Spring 1996. Here's looking forward to a successful conference in New York City and a fun afternoon for ACRL/NY members!

Lois Cherepon President ACRL/NY Metro Chapter Phone: 718-390-4521 FAX: 718-442-3612 E-mail: cherepon@sjuvm.stjohns.edu


The ACRL/NY Metro Chapter will be holding its 15th Annual Symposium on Wednesday, December 13th, 1995 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, New York. The title of our program this year is "Libraries in Transition: Learning and Communicating in an Electronic Environment." Our featured speakers are Mr. J. Andrew Magpantay from the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy in Washington, D.C.; and Mr. Steven Gilbert from the American Association of Higher Education.

The program will feature a range of topics designed to appeal to librarians and library staff in academic, public, school, and special libraries. The program is scheduled to begin with check-in/registration at 9:00 A.M. and end approximately around 3:30 P.M. with a Wine & Cheese Reception. The cost is $35.00 for ACRL/NY members and $45.00 for non-members [price includes lunch at Binsky's Restaurant]. This symposium Planning Committee has rustled up a few good surprises to share with members and friends in commemoration of our 15th anniversary. So save the date and join your colleagues for lively lectures and discussions.

For more information, please telephone Veronica L.C. Stevenson, Co-Chair of the Symposium Planning Committee, at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York at (914) 674-7258 or E-Mail at VSTEVENS@aurora.liunet.edu

Veronica L. C. Stevenson Co-Chair, Symposium Planning Committee


The American Library Association's Joint Committee in International Exchanges' International Study Visits/Exchanges Database is available electronically on the ALA Gopher. Small but beautiful at this point, the "International Exchange Directory" is expanding and updated versions will continue to be mounted on the Gopher. Print copies of the directory are available by contacting the Committee chair.

Libraries currently included in the "International Exchanges Directory" are located in the United States, Latin America, and Australia. The Directory includes a description of each host library as well as the following indexes: Institutional, Library Type, Type of Expertise Sought, and a Geographic Index.

The Directory may be located at the following URL address: gopher://gopher.uic.edu:70/11/ library/ala/ala-xiv/ala14j

If you go direct to the ALA Gopher, the Directory is located under the International Relations Round Table.

Since this is an ongoing project, the committee continues to accept requests for information and inclusion in the host library database. Libraries willing to host and exchange or study visit are invited to request an input form for inclusion in the database. For more information or an input form, please contact:

Lucinda Covert-Vail, Chair ALA IRC/IRRT Joint Committee on International Exchanges New York University Libraries 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 19912 USA E-Mail: CONVERT@ELMER1. BOBST.NYU.EDU FAX: 212-995-4070


The New York City Section of ACRL/NY organized a tour of Baruch College's new state-of-the-art library on Friday, December 1, 1995 at 10 AM. Registration for the tour was handled by Rona Ostrow of Marymount Manhattan College (ostrow@rutgers.zodiac.edu).

The Newman Library, located at 151 East 25th Street, was designed by Davis, Brody and Associates and opened in October, 1994. It has received numerous awards for its outstanding architectural design and has attracted a great deal of attention for its advanced technology. Housed in the century-old Metropolitan Street Railway Company of New York, the building "marries the past, present, and future, delivering to Baruch and other CUNY college students a passport to the world of knowledge."

To quote the Library's informational brochure, the new "1,450 seat facility has local area networks which can access information resources in CD-ROM format and several hundred on-line databases including Dow Jones News/Retrieval, LEXIS/NEXIS and DIALOG services, as well as the Internet, gateway to the libraries and databases of the world. The Library's resources also include the more traditional materials, such as 270,000 volumes, 2,100 current periodical subscriptions, 1.6 million microforms, and 2,000 audio-visual applications including films, videos and audio recordings."

The Library is housed in the Campus Library and Technology Center which also includes a Conference Center, the Baruch Computing and Technology Center, and the Media Center.

The tour was free of charge and lasted approximately 2 and a half hours; light refreshments were served.

Cecile A. Hastie Chair, New York Section


My name is Martha Kreisel, and I am Humanities Reference Librarian at Hofstra (Axinn Library, 123 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11550, 516-463-6528, librfmzk@vaxa.hofstra.edu). I just contacted Lois Cherepon and volunteered to reactivate and chair the Women's Resources Discussion Group. If those who have already expressed interest, and others who would be interested in joining could contact me, we can revitalize the group. If you have any suggestions for meetings or topics or projects, feel free to forward them also. Once I receive the names of some interested people, I will set up some meetings. I look forward to hearing from you!


The ACRLNY-L electronic bulletin board is designed to facilitate rapid communication about library jobs and events. There is no charge to post or access the listings. ACRLNY-L is a service of the Greater New York Metropolitan Chapter of the national Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). While messages posted to ACRLNY-L may emphasize events and library jobs in the NYC area, there is no geographic limitation per se.

Subscribers will receive current listings automatically as electronic mail messages. PLEASE...do not use this list to answer job announcements or to request additional information about events. Instead, contact the employer or event sponsor directly. ACRLNY-L is not a moderated list; this means that messages are not edited by the listowners before being sent to all subscribers.


To subscribe, send an e-mail message to this address: listproc@lists.nyu.edu

The message should contain the following information in this format: subscribe acrlny-l

(The line above must appear in the body of the message and MUST NOT include extraneous material such as signature blocks or prefatory remarks.)

Once your subscribe message is received, you will receive an e-mail "Welcome Message" with further instructions for using ACRLNY-L, including how to temporarily suspend and/or resume receiving messages; how to get information about this listserv.


To post a message announcing a job vacancy or publicizing an event, send an e-mail message to this address: acrlny-l@lists.nyu.edu

Clearly indicate in the subject line the title/date of the event or the title/institution of the job vacancy.

The information in the message you compose will be sent automatically to all subscribers of ACRLNY-L. (You need not be a subscriber of ACRLNY-L in order to post a message.)


Because of software variations, it my be necessary for you to consult someone familiar with electronic mail at your own institution to show you how to send an e-mail message to the ACRLNY-L internet address.

Other questions and comments about ACRLNY-L can be sent via e-mail to any of the ACRLNY-L listowners at their direct addresses:

Ree DeDonato dedonato@columbia.edu
Tom McNulty mcnultyt@elmer1.bobst.nyu.edu


Are you frustrated by the amount of work expected from you (now you are even asked to select Internet resources)? Are you at a loss as to how to make your decreasing budget cover ever more materials? Are you puzzled by slogans such as "vanilla collections," "access vs. ownership," and "the end of the print era?" Are you wondering what the digital future has in store for our profession?

If you are interested in exploring any of the above questions, and you are a librarian with full or part-time selection responsibilities, you may wish to join your colleagues in this new discussion group. We plan to take a look at newly emerging trends in collection development, but will also address the day-to-day issues of working in the field.

Please contact me by phone at 212-998-2568 or by e-mail at ehrliche@elmer1.bobst.nyu.edu if you have further questions, or if you are interested in participating.

Evelyn Ehrlich Bobst Library, NYU 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

_______________________ Jayne B. Johnsen-Seeberger Phone: 516-244-3282 Reference Librarian FAX: 516-244-3374 Center for Information Services E-Mail: johnsenj@dowling.edu Dowling College _______________________