20 грудня 2013 р.

Book Choice - Lord Of The Rings

Due to "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" premiere, we decided to present a book and DVD display of "Lord of The Rings" on paper and film editions. Try reading your favorite J. R. R. Tolkien story in original! See you in American Library Kyiv )


19 грудня 2013 р.

Book Choice - Christmas

Ho ho ho! Get into the spirit of CHRISTMAS with our books and DVDs. Or, if you're not a "Christmas spirit person", you're always welcome to pick some books for cozy reading during long Winter Holidays )


16 грудня 2013 р.

Chrismas miracle in American Library

Today we received a large gratuitous gift from Vivica Williams and Marianna Peipon, who generously decided to bring nearly hundred videos and books to American Library. We appreciate that! Thank you for your kind Christmas miracle )


12 грудня 2013 р.

Discussion club on December, 12

Discussion Club, held by Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko, was dedicated to "Motivation". Members of the club were talking on how to develop such characteristics as accessibility, convenience, openness. Join discussion next Thursday at American Library Kyiv)


11 грудня 2013 р.

10 грудня 2013 р.

Book Choice - Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today we picked books on history of civil rights in U.S., Democracy and Human rights education.


9 грудня 2013 р.

Movie screening on December, 6

On Friday, December 6, American Library held a movie screening session conducted by Jeff Evans, Master of Social Work (MSW), who is currently working with ETRC, Kyiv. The participants had a prescreening discussion about a science-fiction film "Avatar", on self-esteem characteristics of the movie characters, exchanging their views and opinions.


6 грудня 2013 р.

Library Club meeting

Dear colleagues and Library users, 

On Wednesday, December 11 American Library kindly invites you to attend the Library Club meeting, where Svitlana Chukanova (Head of American Library) will present her report on travelling through U.S. Libraries during campaign «Open World 2013». 

Where: American Library (NaUKMA, Kyiv 8\5 Voloska Str, building 4 # 116)
When: Wednesday, December 11. Start at 16:30.


Lecture "How to apply to US colleges and universities and get admitted"

On Friday, December 6 American Library and Kyiv EducationUSA Advising Center held a lecture "How to apply to US colleges and universities and get admitted - perspective of an American student" conducted by Kara Hodgson (Indiana U Bloomington, MA; U of Alaska Fairbanks, BA). Applicants learned about US colleges and universities, the importance of essays and motivational letters, tips from an American student on how to be a successful applicant.


December new books

New books are waiting for you in American Library )


5 грудня 2013 р.

Discussion Club on Dec, 5th

Discussion Club, held by Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko, was dedicated to "Friendship, Love and Family". Members of the club were talking on ways to describe love, inclination, sympathy. You are welcome to join discussion every Thursday at American Library.


New U.S. Education Handbooks

Applying to College in USA? Remove the anxiety with these newly revised guides. 2014 College Handbook and 2014 Book of Majors, available at American Library.


Friday film club on December, 6

Friday, December 6 - Jeff Evans, Master of Social Work (MSW) from ETRC http://www.etrckyiv.com/ will provide film screening and discussion. 
Topic: Leadership characteristics of the movie heroes. American Library, Media room. Start at 6 p.m. Enter: free.

4 грудня 2013 р.

Webchat about Angry Birds

Go behind the scenes with the world’s most popular video game. On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:30 UTC, tune into a live interactive webcast featuring Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka, creator of the Angry Birds franchise, and physicist Rhett Allain, author of National Geographic’s Angry Birds Furious Forces!: The Physics at Play in the World’s Most Popular Game.


3 грудня 2013 р.

Discussion Club on December, 5

Thursday, 5th of December, 4:30 p.m. - This Thursday Flex Program representatives in Ukraine, Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko are going to hold discussion club session on the topic " Friendship and Love ". Join Discussion at American Library!


Kids' Library Club on December, 2

On December, 2 American Library Kyiv held Kids' Library Club with Evgeniya Pirog, childrens' books author. Evgenia volunteered with initiative "Add reading" for ground school students, who start learning English and just discovered what a Library is. Children were happy to participate in this event and we hope that they also practiced their English with us!



2 грудня 2013 р.

Book Choice - World AIDS day

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Today we picked books on HIV\AIDS treatment and care.


Movie screening session by Jeff Evans

On Saturday, November 30, American Library held a movie screening session conducted by Jeff Evans, Master of Social Work (MSW), who is currently working with ETRC, Kyiv. The participants had a prescreening discussion about a science-fiction film "Alien", on self-esteem characteristics of the movie characters, exchanging their views and opinions.



Thanksgiving Day with Fulbrighters and Ambassador G. Pyatt

Thanksgiving is a wonderful American tradition during which we give thanks and pray to the Almighty for His Benevolence. It was first celebrated in 1621 in Plymouth Massachusetts when the Pilgrims wanted to express their gratitude to God for surviving their treacherous journey across the Atlantic Ocean and for a bountiful harvest which would allow them to survive the winter in their New Land. That first Thanksgiving they also welcomed the Indians at their table in gratitude for the help they had provided.

The Fulbright office in Ukraine also has a tradition of bringing together family and friends – old and new—around a Thanksgiving table.


27 листопада 2013 р.

Ukrainian Library Association

On November, 26 American Library held Ukrainian Library Association meeting.


How to apply to US colleges and universities and get admitted

Kyiv EducationUSA Advising Center is happy to invite you for a lecture "How to apply to US colleges and universities and get admitted - perspective of an American student" conducted by Kara Hodgson (Indiana U Bloomington, MA; U of Alaska Fairbanks, BA)

The presentation will be held on December 6, 2013 at 16:00 at the Viktor Kytasty American Library, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, 8/5, Voloska str, Kyiv.

We will cover the following topics:
- application process to US colleges and universities
- the importance of essays and motivational letters -factors to consider when researching institutions and programs -tips from an American student on how to be a successful applicant

Participation is free of charge. No registration is required.

Looking forward to seeing you!

25 листопада 2013 р.

Film Screening Session with Jeff Evans

On Saturday, November, the 23rd, American Library held a movie screening session conducted by Jeff Evans, Master of Social Work (MSW), who is currently working with ETRC, Kyiv. The participants had a prescreening discussion on self-esteem and the leadership characteristics of the movie characters, exchanging their views and opinions on the matter.



22 листопада 2013 р.

Book Choice - Love. Relationships. Family.

Today our 1 year student Christina Banna volunteered to prepare a Book Choice for American Library. We picked books concerning love and relationships. We hope they'll cheer you up in moody weather )


21 листопада 2013 р.

Discussion Club on Nov, 21

Discussion Club, held by Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko, was dedicated to Success, ways to achieve it and stories of prominent people, such as Steve Jobs. You are welcome to join discussion every Thursday at American Library Kyiv )


New movies in American Library film collection

Enjoy new movies from American Library Kyiv film collection. We received nearly 40 new DVDs, among them 10 new children's movies. To watch a movie check our Film screening calendar or watch a DVD individually in American Library media room (make sure you bring your Library ID with you).



OPEN WORLD FOR UKRAINIAN LIBRARIANS



During November the 6th – 17th I was travelling as a delegate with the group of librarians from Ukraine - Open World Leadership Program 2013 participants.This professional trip has become a tremendous experience exchange in Library and Information Science sphere.













On this program we visited the most outstanding American Libraries such as: The Library of Congress in Washington DC, Harold Washington’s Library, Regenstien Library, Mansueto Library in the University of Chicago, Newberry Library, The Library of North – Western University in Chicago, Illinois.
Except professional meetings at libraries we also had meeting with Municipal and State authorities and very rich cultural program which included visits to the best museums, remarkable places and theaters in Chicago.

Talking about the libraries that we have seen, I can not but admit the technical equipment which is probably one of the best I have seen, though I have seen not so many technical devices at Ukrainian Libraries. All equipment is aimed to assist librarians in doing their usual work not only digitazing but also bookshelfing as we could see at the University of Chicago Library.




The second very important thing about American libraries academic as well as public ones is architecture and design which is so called “mobile” – changing according to the users needs.

The third thing I mentioned to myself is orientation at the library user , building a system where, for instance,  a “university citizen” has rights and duties as it at the North – Western University Library.

We were amazed by really unique collections as private collections at Newberry Library or Thomas Jeferson collection at the Library of Congress. The work done on digitizing these collections and turning it into powerfull project is really amaizing.
The collections of the most of American Libraries do contain Ukrainian materials, Diasporiana and Slavic culture materials, so we had a chance to see the books or periodicals on our native language.The libraries we have seen are like the libraries of the future. It looks unreal but we have to tend to their level of development.

It is crucial point in our practice because nowadays library can not just be a mere depository for books it is powerful consultative and informational center which offers cultural services.

One of my colleagues compared modern libraries with supermarkets where everything easily can be found, where everything is clear and user – friendly. Well, the policy can be similar – the user is always right.

Such programs are perfect chance to explore the world of innovations and bring them to ones country in general or at least library in particular. So, I would like to thank to host organizations, host families, professionals who dedicated their time and attention to us and helped to make this visit possible!

Special thanks to Kyiv – Mohyla Foundation in the USA; Open World Leadership Center; The Embassy of the USA in Ukraine; American Councils of International Education.
 Svitlana Chukanova,

Viktor Kytasty American Library Coordinator
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,








20 листопада 2013 р.

Film screening and discussion on November 26

Tuesday, Nov 26 at 5 p.m. – Film screening and discussion at American Library. “MEMORIES FROM MITTENWALD: 1946-1949”. Dedicated to the memory of Jaroslav Duzyj. This documentary chronicles life in the Mittenwald, German Refugee Camp in the years following the Second World War.

On photo: Jaroslav and Olga Duzyj, who are well-known in scientific and cultural community of USA and Ukraine due to their long-term patronage, including their achievement to Kyiv-Mohyla academy.



NEW TOEFL iBT superpack

We are glad to inform you on our NEW TOEFL iBT super pack, which combines two instructive books with a CD-ROM and a set of 10 Audio compact discs, all issued in 2013. The components are: - TOEFL iBT, 14 Edition (7 full-length model tests with explanations for all questions), - CD-ROM (Computerized versions of the 7 model tests found in the book, plus a bonus 8 model test), - 10 audio compact discs (include audio prompts for all practice exercises found in the book), - Essential Words for TOEFL (TOEFL’s 500 most frequently encountered words). TOEFL iBT super pack is already available for our readers in Education Corner at American Library Kyiv.


Discussion Club on November, 21

Thursday, 21st of November, 4:30 p.m. - This Thursday Flex Program representatives in Ukraine, Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko are going to hold discussion club session on the topic "Success". Join Discussion at American Library!


18 листопада 2013 р.

New computers in American Library

Today we received 4 new Monoblock PCs, which are all-in-one type of computers. We hope that Monoblocks will be useful for internet searching, reading books, working with graphics and taking part in webinars via Skype. New computers are available for readers of American Library Kyiv with support of U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine.


Film Screening Session with Jeff Evans

On Saturday, November, the 16th, American Library held a movie screening session conducted by Jeff Evans, Master of Social Work (MSW), who is currently working with ETRC, Kyiv. Before the display of "Transformers", the participants had a prescreening discussion on self-esteem and the leadership characteristics of the movie characters, exchanging their views and opinions on the matter.



14 листопада 2013 р.

Heart-Shaped Library

Today students decided to tell us they love American Library by putting a heart-shaped pink applique work. We must admit, we love them as well)


12 листопада 2013 р.

Children's Club Meeting - "Read for me, Dad!"

On Monday, November 11, American Library held a Children’s club meeting. This day was dedicated to the “Read for me, Dad!” project. Evgeniya Pirog, children’s author, led the kids in creating a fairy story about a Troll who turned from a bad guy to a good one thanks to reading.


7 листопада 2013 р.

Discussion Club on November, 7

Today Discussion Cub held their meeting, talking over favorite films. Join next discussion club with Flex Alumni Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko every Thursday at 16:30 in American Library.


4 листопада 2013 р.

Lecture on undergraduate programs in the U.S.

On November 4, lecture on undergraduate programs in the U.S. was held at American Library, NaUKMA. Lecture was delivered by Wesley D. Roy, Director of International Relations, Johnson & Wales University, who provided insights on undergraduate programs in the USA. The presentation provided a general overview of undergraduate programs in the U.S., and highlighted specific opportunities at Johnson & Wales University. Prospective students received advice on how to build a strong application.


Book Choice - Election Day

Election Day in the United States is the day set by law for the general elections. It occurs on the day after the first Monday in November. The 2013 United States general elections will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. This off-year election will feature special elections to the United States Congress, gubernatorial and state legislative elections in a few states, as well as numerous citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and a variety of other local offices on the ballot. Today we picked books on strategy of campaigning and covering elections in media.


Saturday film screenings with Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans, Master of Social Work (MSW) from ETRC will provide film screenings and discussions on November 16, November 23, and December 7. Topic: Leadership characteristics of the movie heroes. American Library, Media room. Start at 2 p.m.


Friday film club at American Library

This Friday American Library presented film screening and discussion with PC Volunteer Mr. Tommy Boyd. 


1 листопада 2013 р.

Book Choice - European Union day

The European Union (EU) was established at the Maastricht Treaty on 1 November 1993 with 12 Member States. Today we picked books on European Union governments and policy.


Discussion Club at American Library

Discussion Club, held by Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko, was dedicated to scares and fears of Halloween. You are welcome to join discussion every Thursday at American Library Kyiv )


31 жовтня 2013 р.

HALLOWEEN

Trick-or-treating our readers today, we've got Jack-o'-lantern and the scariest horror stories waiting for you at American Library )



Halloween miracle - a gift from Mr. Jerry R. Triplett

Today we received a large gratuitous gift from Mr. Jerry R. Triplett, who generously decided to bring nearly two hundred books to American Library. We appreciate that, Mr. Triplett!


29 жовтня 2013 р.

LECTURE ON UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN THE U.S.

We are happy to invite you to attend a lecture by Wesley D. Roy, Director of International Relations, Johnson & Wales University who will provide insights on undergraduate programs in the USA.

The presentation will provide a general overview of undergraduate programs in the U.S., and will highlight specific opportunities at Johnson & Wales University.

Prospective students will receive advice on how to build a strong application.

The event will be held on November 4 at 17.30 at Viktor Kytasty American Library, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, 8/5, Voloska str., Kyiv.

Discussion club at American Library

Thursday, 31st of October, 4:30 p.m. - This Thursday Flex Program representatives in Ukraine, Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko are going to hold discussion club session on the topic "Halloween". Join Discussion at American Library!


Friday film club at American Library

Friday, 1st of November, 6 p.m.This Friday American Library presents film screening and discussion with PC Volunteer Mr. Tommy Boyd. Where: American Library Kyiv. Enter: Free.

Youth Council meeting in American Library

On Monday, October 28, U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt hold a meeting in American Library Kyiv. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt met Youth Council members, who are students from a variety of Ukrainian universities. Members of the meeting discussed current Ukrainian youth initiatives and education aspects.


28 жовтня 2013 р.

Open-access website for the manuscripts of Emily Dickinson

American Library recommends our readers to check a new open-access website for the manuscripts of Emily Dickinson:http://www.edickinson.org/. For those who love poetry on paper, her books are always available in American Library. 

“I find ecstasy in living; the mere sense of living is joy enough”. © Emily Dickinson


24 жовтня 2013 р.

ALCTS Webinar: MOOCs: Copyright Management for Online Courses?


ALCTS Webinar: MOOCs: Copyright Management for Online Courses?


Date: November 6, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


Description:  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs.

The third webinar, “MOOCs: Copyright Management for Online Courses?” will be presented on November 6, 2013 by Kevin L. Smith, Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University Libraries. Libraries have become more proactive about educating users with regard to their rights and responsibilities vis à vis copyright and Kevin will offer insights into the library’s role in settings beyond the traditional classroom model.

Who should attend? Librarians, library administrators, and library educators interested in supporting and enhancing libraries’ preparation of and participation in MOOCs.

Presenter: Kevin L. Smith is Duke University’s first Director of the Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office. His principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators, and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing, and scholarly publishing. He is the Chair of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee for 2012 - 2013 and a member of the steering committee for SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. He maintains a highly-regarded web log on scholarly communications (http://library.duke.edu/blogs/scholcomm/) that discusses copyright and publication in academia.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43
This webinar is part of a four webinar series, please see the website for series pricing.

For additional information and access to registrations link, please go to the following website:

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

23 жовтня 2013 р.

Seminar on "Open access to scientific information"

On October, 23rd American Library (NaUKMA) hosted a seminar on "Open access to scientific information in Ukraine and the world: why NaUKMA should join". Librarians and professors of NaUKMA discussed resources of open access in electronic collection of NaUKMA Library.


22 жовтня 2013 р.

THE SECOND U.S. EDUCATION FAIR IN UKRAINE

The second annual U.S. Education fair in Ukraine will be held on November 5, 2013 from 16:00 to 19:00 at the 
Hotel "Rus" (4 Hospitalna Str., Kyiv). 

Organizers: EducationUSA network in Ukraine with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.  
Entrance: Free. 




21 жовтня 2013 р.

Children Library Club on Monday, October 21

Today American Library held a Children’s club meeting. Evgeniya Pirog, children’s books author, prepared a story for our young readers, who learned about history of Halloween.