31 жовтня 2013 р.


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.


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.

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 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.

16 жовтня 2013 р.


This Friday (October, 18) – film screening and discussion. American comedy film, 2009.

Presenters – Flex Alumni: Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko.

Where: American Library, Media room. When: 6 p.m. Enter: free.


Dear readers, this Thursday (October, 17) Flex Program representatives in Ukraine, Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko are going to hold discussion club session on the topic "Music" at 4.30 p.m. Join Discussion at American Library )

15 жовтня 2013 р.

Book Choice - Discovering America

The second Monday in October is designated in the United States as Columbus Day. This day commemorates Christopher Columbus' first voyage and sighting of the Americas on October 12, 1492. We picked books on geography and history of discovering America.


On Monday, October 14, American Library held a Children’s club meeting. This day was dedicated to the new adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. Evgeniya Pirog, children’s author prepared a story for our young readers, which will continue during the next meeting.

11 жовтня 2013 р.

10 жовтня 2013 р.


This Friday (October, 11) – film screening and discussion. American drama film, 2000.

Presenters – Flex Alumni: Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko.

Where: American Library, Media room. When: 6 p.m. Enter: free.

8 жовтня 2013 р.

Discussion Club at American Library

Join next Discussion Club on a topic "Food". Thursday, 4.30 p.m.

News Know - How: Workshop at the American Library

On October, 7th American Library (NaUKMA) hosted a seminar on "News know-how: librarians, students, and journalists work together to monitor and evaluate news."

Seminar was moderated by Barbara Jones, Director of Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Barbara Jones is also an Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. She received a Ph.D. in U.S. history at the University of Minnesota and a Master of Library Service at Columbia University in New York. Moreover, Barbara devoted 40 years of her library career to investigating the topic of intellectual freedom in libraries. Today Barbara is an author of 2 books, dedicated to intellectual freedom in libraries: “Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom: Developing Policies for Public and Academic Libraries” (1999) and “Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Academic Library: Scenes from the Front Lines” (2009).

7 жовтня 2013 р.

BOOK CHOICE - World Teachers' Day

Teacher's Day in Ukraine is celebrated on the first Sunday in October each year. Today we picked books on learning to teach =) Happy teachers' day to those who guides and inspires in the world of knowledge!


First meeting of Friday Film Club, presented by FLEX Alumni, Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko. Join our club on next friday in American Library.

3 жовтня 2013 р.

First meeting of Discussion Club

Today American Library held a discussion club, organized by FLEX Alumni. The first meeting was dedicated to Travelling. Join the next club to improve your English speaking skills. Discussion club is held every Thursday at 4.30 p.m.

2 жовтня 2013 р.


Dear Library users, in October we are having temporary working hours change.
On Saturday, October, 5 - the Library is closed.
On Monday, October, 7 - the Library is open.
On Monday, October, 28 - the Library is open.
On Thursday, October, 31 - the Library is closed due to clean up day.
Besides these days our schedule is the same:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 12 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1 жовтня 2013 р.


World Vegetarian Day is observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. On this day we decided to pick books on healthy and green lifestile. Enjoy )


This Friday (October, 4) – film screening and discussion. American comedy film, 1998.

Presenters – Flex Alumni: Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko.

Where: American Library, Media room. When: 6 p.m. Enter: free.

DISCUSSION CLUB at American Library

Dear Library users, this Thursday (October, 3rd) Flex Program representatives in Ukraine, Daria Batalova & Oksana Berko are going to hold discussion club session "Travelling" at 4.30 p.m. This event would be useful for you if you want to improve your English.