Dr. Timothy Horan, Palmer School Library Media Specialist, Is Published

Dr. Timothy Horan, a graduate of the Library Media Specialist program at Palmer, and currently a library media specialist at Hauppauge High School, has been published! His book Create Your School Library Writing Center, Grades 7 – 12 was published by Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO and is widely available online and in bookstores. The school library writing center is Dr. Horan’s main focus. It’s a unique educational resource that he hopes to see in every school library in the nation (and, later, the world). He gives LIU, the Palmer School, and Dr. Bea Baaden in particular a nice mention on the acknowledgements page of the book. Be sure to check it out! We are very proud!

Tech Services at Met’s Watson Library Added for Five Saturdays, Starts Oct. 29

A great class was recently added to the schedule in Manhattan, starting on Oct. 29 and meeting over five Saturdays. Already have your MLS? These are skills you need to add to your repertoire!

Technical Services, Operations and Systems, LIS 775, #7129
Instructor: John Lindaman, Technical Services Librarian,
The Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Begins mid-term: Saturdays Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, and Dec. 3, 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Technical Services will begin on Oct. 29 and will be taught at the Met Museum by Thomas J. Watson Library Technical Services librarian John Lindaman. Students will have the benefit of doing hands-on work in as many facets of Technical Services and Systems as possible, and to see the specifics of how they are implemented in a large research library. Among the topics students will examine are: copy cataloging (both in Millennium and Connexion), authority work, library acquisitions, collection development, serials control, record loading, data manipulation, materials processing, knowledge organization, and integrated library systems. Practical work will be supplemented by required readings.
This class received rave reviews the last time it was offered at the Watson (see a few below!). Please keep in mind that space is limited due to the location.

From the students– strengths of the class:

“Topics were eloquently covered. Professor has in-depth extensive knowledge; excellent expert in the field, explains topic very clearly and engages the students.”

“Greatest strength was ability to do the cataloging work and editing, not just have it shown to us. Provides excellent skills for job search.”

“Working directly in different cataloging software interfaces really gave me a sense of what work on the job will be like.”

“Hands-on structure, availability of computers for all, the professor’s knowledge and professional demeanor. And being at the Met!”

“I liked that the assignments were hands-on and practical”

“I thought that all the content was relevant to what you would need to know in order to get a job in technical services.”

“We need more classes like this!”


Palmer Information Sessions

The world of information calls! Learn about the LIU Palmer School’s master’s degree in Library and Information Science, offered at NYU’s Bobst Library at 70 Washington Square South; at LIU Post in Brookville, Long Island; and in Brentwood, Long Island on the campus of Suffolk County Community College (select classes).

Upcoming sessions:

At Post: see this page for details.

In Manhattan at NYU’s Bobst Library: check this page for upcoming dates.

 Bring a friend and join us!