31 жовтня 2012 р.

eLibraryUSA Presentation

On October 31 Oksana Sharyi
reference librarian of American Library gave presentation about Online Resource eLibraryUSA available at the library.

eLibraryUSA gives members of Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and other American Spaces around the world access to information that Americans find at their public libraries. There are 34 databases that cover all subjects and answer almost all questions. Business, agriculture, literatur, life sciences. natural sciences - come and get what you need for your research. There is a lot of databases for children and young adults as well. Additional content includes videos,interactive games and quizzes, hands-on science experiments and lesson plans.

Election 2012 Book Display

The 2012 United States presidential election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will officially elect the president and the vice president of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen.

American Library staff prepared the book display dedicated to upcoming elections.

24 жовтня 2012 р.

Open Acces Week 2012

A global event now entering its sixth year, Open Access Week (October 22 to 28) is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA). It is great to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, research organizations, non-profits, businesses, and others use as a valuable platform to launch expanded open-access publication funds, institution-wide open-access policies, and new reports on the societal and economic benefits of OA.
The presentation "Open access to scientific information in Ukraine and around the world: why we need it" took place at American Library in Kyiv. Tetiana Yaroshenko, PhD, University Librarian of National University of Kyiv Mohyla Аcademy and Olena Himos, Head of e-resources section told the audience of 19 persons about open access resources in the electronic library collection of national University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and about eKMAIR - electronic archive of the university.

17 жовтня 2012 р.

Wednesday Film Showings

On October 17 American Library hosted 25 5th graders. They watched action comedy Bandits.
Most devouted friend of our library Jim Busse
offered after film discussion in English.

11 жовтня 2012 р.

American Law as Portrayed in Films

On October 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm historic drama The Conspirator (2010) has been shown and discussed.

John C. Engstrom Resident Legal Advisor of US Embassy presented the film and led the discussion.

This movie is about the struggle between justice and country. The emotional conflicts are very deep and strong. It's a fantastic drama that keeps you at the edge of your seat, mixed in with historic details. The cast is riveting, with breathtakingly well-done small and large parts. Viewers enjoyed it and it got them thinking. One of the American Library patrons admitted that there was the real subtlety here -- art and history brought together.

19 patrons enjoyed great acting and amazing directing by Robert Redford.

Mostly students of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Taras Shevchenko University, 6 employees and one lecturer.

3 жовтня 2012 р.

Banned Books Week 2012

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read.

Every year since 1982 the last week of September is BBW.
Banned Books Week was started in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.
We hope to remind people that the ability to read, speak, think and express ourselves freely is a right, not a privilege. It’s important to recognize that book banning does exist in this day and age.

American Library in Kyiv invites its patrons to borrow some items from Banned Books Display. It's interesting to discover why The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or Gone with the Wind are banned.