The Education Program events and exhibitions offer students, faculty, and staff diverse ways to engage with educational experts and resources, and also provides an understanding of work being done throughout the College. Learn more about upcoming events in our News feed. For further information, or to plan or participate in an event in coordination with the Gottesman Libraries, please contact us.
Events: Book talks by faculty, students, staff, and guests celebrate achievements in publishing, as they promote social and intellectual discourse on key topics of relevance to the educating, psychological, and health professions. Guest talks by leaders in the broad field of education enhance and expand academic programs and innovative opportunities with offices and centers of the College. Our series of Socratic Conversations probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry, while building community on campus.
Exhibitions: The Offit Family Gallery (Third Floor) and Kasser Exhibition Space (First Floor) showcase educational exhibitions mounted in partnership with the Teachers College community and others with an interest in displaying unique and innovative educational materials. Teachers College's Historical Art Collections (see below) are also displayed throughout the library. To propose an exhibition in coordination with the Gottesman Libraries, please contact us.
Instruction: We host sessions on grant writing, presentation skills, and educational technology, as well as library tours and orientations for academic departments. Research resources are also featured each month in support of the academic programs of the College.
Musical Performances: Musicians, from solos to quintets, host weekly events in the Everett Cafe and Kasser Exhibition Space to recognize and nurture talent within the Teachers College community.
News Displays: Daily headlines on a wide range of educational topics, in addition to daily headlines from around the world, are posted in the Everett Cafe to draw interest in current events and strengthen classroom teaching and learning. We use newseum.org as our source, which offers the front pages of over 400 newspapers. While the distribution of papers is broad, the site is dependent on individual newspapers to send them a PDF of their front page. Many areas of the world are virtually unrepresented, including Africa, the Caribbean and most of the Middle East.
Screenings: Films, including special documentary series, are screened in coordination with faculty and student groups to stimulate exploration of educational topics and raise awareness of social issues.
Tools: The library supports a broad range of learning tools (applications and publications) beyond our research collections; these tools complement and extend other library services. We take special pride in these resources since they've been developed right here at TC. In general, they fall into these four categories:
Archiving, Blogging, and Collaboration Tools:
- Moodle E-collaboration Space allows anyone in the Teachers College community to create course-like experiences.
- PocketKnowledge is Teachers College's social archive and institutional repository.
- Pressible is a network of 300+ blog-like sites authored by the Teachers College community.
- Vialogues supports focused discussions around videos, including time-coded, hyperlinked comments; polls; and surveys to scaffold video content.
Blogs featuring library content and services:
- Archival Revival is a blog that delves into the Gottesman Libraries' historical collections.
- EdLab Blog is a blog by the EdLab Team on activities and trends in the education sector.
- Learning at the Library is a blog about library services, resources, and trends.
Curriculums supported by the library:
Publications supported by the library: