28 березня 2014 р.

"How to be Useful: A beginner's Guide to not hating Work"

Book of the Week - "How to be Useful: A beginner's Guide to not hating Work". This book will help you navigate the waters of office life. For example, you'll learn: why "just being yourself" is a terrible idea, how to be smart but not too smart, why you shouldn't be "nice", and that ambition, practiced wisely, is a noble thing.


Bibliographic record in science research

American Library Kyiv continues seminars for students, who work on their academic research. On Thursday a lecture was held on how to arrange a bibliographic record in science research.


27 березня 2014 р.

Events for April


New Books - March

We've got new books waiting for you in American Library Kyiv ) Among them: "Business and the speed of thought" by Bill Gates, "A reference Guide to American English Idioms", "The Age of Turbulence" by Alan Greenspan, "The Gift of the Magi and other stories" by O. Henry, and more.


Online user options for Library

Academic year is at the very height. On Wednesday American Library Kyiv held a seminar about online user options for Library usage.


Books Return box

Dear American Library readers, now you can return books easy, fast, any time and any day, even when the Library is closed. Deposit books into the BOOKS RETURN box, and they'll be taken out regularly and removed from your Library account. Also here you can return books, borrowed from other Libraries of Kyiv-Mohyla academy. We hope this will bring more convenience for American Library users )


26 березня 2014 р.

Discussion Club on March, 26

Today American Library Kyiv held an English Speaking Club with FLEX Alumni, Daria Batalova and Oksana Berko. Join discussion each Wednesday at 16:30 in American Library )


Book Choice - Maryland Day

Maryland Day commemorates the landing of first colonists in Maryland on March 25 1634. A special festival is held during this time of the year. It is a collaborative event that is held in the state’s capital, Annapolis. Today we decided to pick books that would illuminate Maryland's heritage to us.


Electronic databases seminar

On Tuesday American Library Kyiv held a lecture on how to use electronic databases in academic research. Students of Kyiv-Mohyla academy learned about electronic resources in scientific, research and information purposes. 




25 березня 2014 р.

Book Choice - National Librarian Day

National Librarian Day celebrates and honors librarians. Today we picked hints for sucessful Library management, survival guides for busy librarians, and careful advise on doing a research project, using a Library.


Spring Semester - American Studies Institute of the U.S. Embassy

American Library Kyiv appreciates your activity in registration for spring semester of American Studies Institute of the U.S. Embassy. Now the application process is over, we've got full group and the schedule for lectures is ready. All lectures are going to be hold on Tuesdays and Thursdays in American Library, Media Room. We look forward to seeing you )


iPad search service

American Library Kyiv users are now able to search books easy and fast, by means of iPad, installed in the reading room. To access the book search, go to American Library website, enter "My Account", choose "Search". We hope that our services will be practical and effective for you )


High school tour guide

On Monday American Library Kyiv had a visit from a group of high schoolers, who discovered benefits of university life, educational resources and entertainment facilities of American Library )


21 березня 2014 р.

Schedule for Weekly Lectures

Schedule for Weekly Lectures

“American Studies Institute of the US Embassy”
US Embassies – Baku, Yerevan, Kyiv
April 2014

Topic: Social Movements and Political Change


Week
Speaker
University / Department
Topic
Tues, April 1
 9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST
Dr. Robert Schaeffer
Professor
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Kansas State University
Social Movements and Global Social Change: The Rising Tide
Thurs, April 3 9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST
Dr. Philip N. Howard
Professor, University of Washington
Professor, Central European University
Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring
Tues, April 8
9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST



Thurs, April 10 9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST
Dr. Eric Selbin
Professor, Professor of Political Science and University Scholar, Southwestern University
The Power of Story in Social Movements
Tues, April 15 9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST
Dr. Erica Chenoweth
Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Associate Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO)
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict
Thurs, April 17  9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST
Dr. Clifford Bob
Professor of Political Science, Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations, Duquesne University
The Marketing of Rebellion
Tues, April 22 9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST



Tues, April 29
9:30AM EDT
4:30PM EEST
 5:30PM AMT
6:30PM AZST
Dr. Will Jones
Professor
Department of History
University of Wisconsin Madison
The March on Washington: Civil Rights in the United States

“American Studies Institute of the US Embassy” online lecture series

“AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE OF THE U.S. EMBASSY”
Spring semester: April 2014
Topic: “Social Movements and Political Change in the United States”

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is recruiting graduate and undergraduate students with an advanced English level from Ukraine’s higher education institutions studying International Relations, History, American Studies or other related fields to attend the “American Studies Institute of the US Embassy” online lecture series.

Description of the project: The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv will conduct an 8-part virtual lecture series on “Social Movements and Political Change in the United States.” Professors from various U.S. universities will participate via online video conferencing or video web chat, lecturing to students. Students will have an opportunity to ask their questions to the professors and discuss the topic with students of other regional countries. Lectures will be held twice a week from April 1-29, 2014 at the American Library located at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and will start at 4:30pm. Participants will receive a certificate from the Embassy upon completion of the course. Attendance will be taken to ensure completion.



20 березня 2014 р.

Book of the week - The Norton Shakespeare

The first and only one-volume edition of Shakespeare’s complete works, The Norton Shakespeare set a new standard for teaching editions. The fresh scholarship, lively and accessible introductions, helpful marginal glosses and notes, readable single-column format, all designed in support of the goal of the Oxford text: to bring the modern reader closer than before possible to Shakespeare's plays as they were first acted.


United States Historical Maps

American Library Kyiv has got some new maps to explore United States history, territorial growth, admission of States and territorial acquisition. Also you are welcome to familiarize with U.S. geographical, climate and natural resources maps.


19 березня 2014 р.

17 березня 2014 р.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

While not a legal holiday in most of the United States, it is nonetheless widely recognised and celebrated throughout the country. The day is observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture. Celebrations include prominent displays of the colour green, eating and drinking, religious observances, and numerous parades.

13 березня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this"

Many people want to alter their current work situation, but don't know how. Career coach Julie Jansen helps readers assess their present job, discover the type of work for which they're best suited, and make change happen. Filled with real-life examples and useful resource section, Jansen's guide is an invaluable instrument for implementing positive career change.

Book of the Week - "I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this: A step-by step guide to finding gratifying work" by Julie Jansen.



11 березня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Women in American History

In 1960 most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. In 2008 Hillary Clinton went for a historic presidential campaign. After four hundred years, expectations about the lives of American women were smashed in just a generation. Today we decided to pick books on history of American women: on what has happened in every realm of women's lives, both those who made history and those who simply made their way.


7 березня 2014 р.

Education Presentations in Kyiv

Dear readers,
Kyiv EducationUSA Advising Center invites you to join Education Presentations in Kyiv!

Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 pm - GMAT Preparation Seminar
Tuesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 20 - Modern Education Fair at KyivExpoPlaza
Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 pm - Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) Consultation
Friday, March 21 at 5:00 pm - Motivational Letters and Essays writing Presentation
Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 pm - TOEFL writing Seminar

All the seminars will take place at the Kyiv EducationUSA Advising Center (20 Esplanadna St., 6th floor, Kyiv).

More Details on EducationUSA Ukraine



Book Choice - Women in American Literature

On International Women's Day we'd like to celebrate women's achievements across nations. American women writers have provided insight into life for women through whole history of United States. Today we decided to honor the work of novelists, journalists, playwrights, poets and other U.S. women writers.


6 березня 2014 р.

Book of the week – “The Boss of You"

“The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to know to start, run, and maintain her own Business”.

As we approach the International Women’s Day, American Library decided to pick a smart, sassy guide for women who want to run their own business. The DIY startup, marketing, and expansion tips will walk you through the process of turning your jewelry-making hobby of photography skills into the business you’ve always dreamed about.



5 березня 2014 р.

Picturing America

Photography exhibition is on in American Library Kyiv. "Picturing America" is a photography tour through United States. While attending this exhibition, you might discover your own portrait of America )


4 березня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Read Across America

Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2. Today we decided to touch up that reading is fundamental. We picked bestselling and award winning novels, short stories and essays that gain popularity among U.S. readers. You can also enjoy them at American Library Kyiv )


New Books at American Library

We've got new reads for you at American Library Kyiv ) 
Among them: "A short history of American Nation", "The new Republic Guide to the Candidates", "The Big Book of Blues", "The Oxford Campanion to United States History", "American Government Continuity and Change", "Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court", "Judicial Process in America", "Negotiating across cultures: International Communication in an Interdependent World" and many more.