June Newsletter: Education Program

The Gottesman Libraries

The Gottesman Libraries Education Program informs students, faculty and staff about the latest thinking in education, in ways that engage members of the community with one another and with a broad range of educational experts. The program also provides understanding of work being done throughout the college.


Regularly scheduled instructional offerings include workshops, tours, orientations, and course-specific instruction in coordination with staff and faculty of the College.

The Lit Review, Monday, 6/10, 3-4pm

A review of literature is an essential step in the process of writing a thesis or dissertation, or any paper for publication. It asks that you read and critique articles, books, and other sources that have already been written on your topic or related topics. In the process, you are required to find sources and evaluate the best way to focus your research so that you can contribute to a body of scholarly literature. We will focus on locating the sources you need to conduct your review of the literature, and offer a few pointers to the next steps.

Check out our rhizr, Library Workshops, which includes the section, Get Lit! Conducting the Review, and please rsvp no later than Friday, June 7th.

Where: 104b Russell

Funding Your Research, Monday, 6/24, 3-4pm

Maybe the summer is a good time to start planning your research project, travel grant, or course load? If so, this workshop will provide useful advice on the grant seeking process. Offering tips and strategies in researching grant opportunities, we will focus on specific tools provided through the Foundation Center as well as InfoEd Global.

Be sure to see our rhizr, Show Me the Money, and rsvp with your interest and details by Friday, June 21st.

Where: 104b Russell

News Displays:

Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Be sure to check the news postings on Learning at the Library, where you can delve into history.

Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night, Friday, 6/7

Anne Frank Receives a Diary, Wednesday, 6/12

Summer Solstice, Friday, 6/21

First Newbury Medal, Thursday, 6/27

Everett Cafe News: Getting In or Getting Out: College Admissions

Operation Varsity Blues is the latest scandal in college admissions, arising from greed and the pressure experienced by many, especially the wealthiest, to get into the "best" schools, at whatever the cost. But what does this frenzy say about the big business of higher education? Test prep, cheating, lying, and buying your way in are symptomatic of a larger societal problem in the way we look at college and all that we hope it brings.


Let’s target the need for common sense and ethics in the college admissions process, so we can embrace good and meaningful steps toward the ultimate goal of higher education.

At the Everett News Cafe, you'll find a new book collection every few weeks that relates to current affairs, education, or learning environments.

Live Music:

The Everett Cafe Music Program sponsors performances by TC student and affiliated musicians. Come enjoy a variety of genres and styles!

Want to play in Everett Cafe? If you'd like to showcase your talents, please contact us with details via online support. Solos, duets, trios are welcome, and we are looking for student volunteers, as well as TC alumni who wish to perform.

Shane Bordeau Trio, Thursday, 6/20, 5:30-6:30pm

Shane Bordeau, guitarist, received his EdM and MA degrees in the music department at Teachers College and has been teaching and performing music for the past 15 years. He has been involved with many performing groups, most recently as a member of the Chicago-based rock/pop band Berry and can be heard on their 2018 album “Everything, Compromised”, released by Joyful Noise Records. As a composer, some of his works include the musical “The Manson Family Follies”, which debuted with the Bergen County Players in Bergen County, NJ, and pieces for modern dance “the body electric” and “5 suites for Stacey”, which were choreographed and performed by the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD.

Saxophonist Ray Patton is a historian of music, intergeneric music aficionado, and chronically transient performer. He received his PhD in History from the University of Michigan in 2011, and served on faculty at Drury University (where he also played in the jazz band). He currently works as Director of General Education at John Jay College. His book, Punk Crisis: The Global Punk Rock Revolution is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Joey Lemon is a songwriter and poet from Wichita, KS. He received his MFA in creative writing from Wichita State University in 2012 and has taught English at a small liberal arts college in Kansas. For the past 15 years, he has played guitar and sang in the band Berry.

Staff Picks: The Pedagogy of Hip Hop

"To commemorate Black Music Month, this collection explores the role of hip hop in culturally relevant pedagogy. As a native Brooklynite born in the 1970s, I came of age and grew up alongside hip hop and have watched it bloom from a maligned music genre and art form into a foundational element of our current society. 

The five pillars of Hip Hop are often defined as DJing, MCing (rapping), Graffiti writing , Breakdancing and beatboxing. The music’s origins can be traced to the summer block parties in the Bronx and was a grassroots, counter-cultural movement. Pedagogical tools often identify ways to best meet students’ needs, and hip hop was once thought to be a useful way to only engage urban youth, but it’s international reach has transformed hip hop into a universal language for young people around the world."

-- Curator's Statement

June Staff Picks is curated by Jasmine Sykes-Kink, Library Services Associate, who is pursuing a Master's of Library Science.

Where: Reading Room, Second Floor


Staff Picks is curated each month by the Gottesman Libraries' staff to highlight resources on educational topics and themes of special interest.

Highlighted Databases: Environmental Education

In support of World Environment Day, June 5th, as well as the recent Everett Cage book display, Teaching About Species, we highlight research resources that strengthen teaching, learning, and scholarship in environmental education, a process that process that allows us to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. Read more on the library's news page.

Exhibit: Reflections, Tuesday, 6/4- Saturday, 8/3131

"Reflections” takes works from three art collections (Dow, Castellon and Ziegfeld), in the Gottesman Libraries archive, that have been selected for their connection and counterpoint to each other. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the recent film “Us”, and the principles of art therapy, “Reflections” was curated by members of the library staff to examine the art of the library in new ways.

The Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection comprises 300 collected works were created by Teachers College students studying under Professor Dow in the early 1900’s. Mostly paintings and prints, the works in the Collection clearly illustrate Dow’s theories and approach to art.

The Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection comprises a collection of 78 prints donated to Teachers College by established printmakers throughout the United States under the aegis of the Society of American Graphic Artists.

The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art comprises about 350 paintings, drawings, prints and collages made by adolescents aged 10 to 18 from 32 countries across the world. The Collection was originated in the 1950’s by Dr. Edwin Ziegfeld (1905-1983), the creator of the arts and education program at Teachers College.

Where: Offit Gallery, Third Floor


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Last Updated: 1:24 pm, Tuesday, Jun 18 , 2019