Archive for July, 2007

More Weiner Library Reading Room photos

July 31, 2007

To see more Weiner Reference Reading Room photos,  please go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/10844584@N08/

or just go to Flickr and search for Kathy Stein Smith (be sure to select “people”) or “Weiner Library” and select “photos”.

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Gene for left-handedness is found

July 31, 2007

Are you left-handed, or do you know someone who is?  If so, check the latest news in 

Gene for left-handedness is found @

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6923577.stm 

It is often said that lefties are more creative, and indeed, lefties are represented in many areas, ranging from the fine arts to politics and sports.   

Famous lefties include Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Clinton, Paul Mc Cartney, Leonardo Da Vinci, Bill Gates, Drew Carey, Jerry Seinfeld, Alexander the Great, Angelina Jolie, and many more. 

Lefties are also well-represented here at Weiner!

Weiner Library’s Reference Reading Room

July 25, 2007

Weiner Library’s Reference Reading Room

Overlooking the beautiful Hackensack River in historic Bergen County, NJ, the Reference Reading Room is the quiet study area of FDU’s Weiner Library.

What do the most successful business leaders read, and why?

July 25, 2007

Have you ever wondered what the most successful and influential CEOs read?  Does what we read really impact on our career success?  If you would like to read more,  please take a look at C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success @

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/business/21libraries.html?em&ex=1185508800&en=15a57a9c7a654a42&ei=5087%0A

“Focus on 2 R’s Cuts Time for the Rest”

July 25, 2007

As a result of “No Child Left Behind”, schoolchildren nationwide have been receiving more instruction in reading and mathematics, but what of other subjects?  To find out more, just check out the recent article @ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/25/education/25child.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

To read the full report from the Center on Education Policy, please click on Choices, Changes, and Challenges: Curriculum and Instruction in the NCLB Era @

http://www.cep-dc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=document.showDocumentByID&nodeID=1&DocumentID=212

Has “Harry Potter” had an impact on reading?

July 21, 2007

While the tremendous popularity of the Harry Potter series has encouraged many to assume that children and young people may be reading more for pleasure, the truth is that the numbers of children reading for pleasure continues to drop.

If you would like to find out more, please have a look at athe recent article, Potter Has Limited Effect on Reading Habits @

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/books/11potter.html?ex=1185163200&en=733a22cd6657858a&ei=5070

Can’t give up books?

July 21, 2007

You are in good company!  If you want to find out more about top C. E. O.s and the continuing role that their books continue to play in their success, check out this article from today’s New York Times, C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success @

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/business/21libraries.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Vatican Library closing

July 18, 2007

For renovations only, but scholars from all over the world are filling its halls as the day approaches.  What’s more, they cannot do without their card catalog.

 To read more, please see

Vatican Library closure irks scholars @

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6901606.stm

Dewey? Or don’t we?

July 18, 2007

For a look at a library that has chosen to forego the traditional classification model in favor of the shelving scheme characteristic of today’s bookstores, please have a look at

Dewey? At This Library With a Very Different Outlook, They Don’t @

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/14/us/14dewey.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Bastille Day Observed

July 17, 2007

July 14th is Bastille Day, France’s national holiday.  This year’s observances took place this past weekend in Paris et ailleurs.  To find out more, please have a look at All-European Bastille Day @ http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-07-14-bastilleday_N.htm