Friday, October 30, 2009

Jersey City Public Library staff on Wendy Williams,11/9/09

“How YOU doin’?” is the signature greeting of nationally syndicated radio, and now TV personality, Wendy Williams, so Library Director Priscilla Gardner decided to have some fun and recorded a video with some of the administrative staff – all, giving their distinctive versions of, what else?! “How YOU doin’?”

Wendy loved the video, and now the Jersey City Free Public Library will appear live on her show on Monday, November 9th, with all participants introducing Wendy. The Wendy Williams Show originally airs daily (M-F) at 10 a.m. on Fox 5 (WYNY-TV, Channel 5) and is repeated, daily (M-F) at 10 p.m. on My 9 (WWOR-TV, Channel 9) Both television stations are in the New York metro area.Maybe it’s because Wendy Williams is a Jersey Girl and proud of it, or maybe it’s also because of Assistant Library Director Dennis Hayes’ (all-body) rendition (seein’s believin’!) of her question, “How YOU doin’?” that the Jersey City Free Public Library will be featured.

Dan Fitzpatrick, the Associate Producer of The Wendy Williams Show, wrote in an e-mail to Director Gardner that Wendy “LOVED” Dennis Hayes’ take on her query.The Library Director called Miller Assistant Branch Head Jason Sanders to video tape the production on October 20th, with the following participants (in order of saying,“How YOU doin’?”): Library Director Priscilla Gardner; Carolyn Armour, administrative assistant to the Library Director; Carl Shipman, Maintenance; Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo; Finance Director Wayne Ponder; MIS Head Victor Enriquez; Assistant Library Director Dennis Hayes; and Patricia Dunn of the Business Office.

Watch all participants and the videographer introduce Wendy on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, November 9th!

Missed it?
Here is a link to the entry

Halloween Costumes for Poetry Lovers

Dress like your favorite poet(ess) for Halloween,
Easy instructions for admirers of Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman and Sappho!, 93

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Calls for Papers -NJGE and Transformations Journal


Tenth Annual NJ Global Educators Conference
Thinking Globally: New Jersey & Beyond
The New Jersey Global Educators Spring 2010 Conference
Friday, April 16, 2010
Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

Topics Include:

  • NJ P-12 Initiatives in Global Education

  • Uses of Technology in Global Education

  • Sustainability – Economic or Ecological – Is there a Difference?

  • Pros and Cons of Studying in NJ versus Studying Out of State or Overseas: To Travel or Not to Travel

  • Opportunities and Barriers to Global Education

  • 21st Century Skills in Global Awareness

  • Global Citizenship: What does it Mean?

  • Pros and Cons of Globalizing Curriculum Initiatives

  • Current Assessment Strategies – A Help or a Hindrance for Global Education Initiatives

  • Proposals from other related areas are welcome



Deadline: December 1, 2009


Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
Guest Editor: Anthony Lioi
The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000 – 10,000 words) and media reviews (books, film, video, performance, art, music, etc. – 3,000 to 5,000 words) that explore environmental issues in all pedagogical contexts and disciplinary perspective. Essays should raise questions concerning constructive pedagogical responses to local and planetary environmental issues.

· Ecological literacy
· Environmental ethics
· Natural, cultural, and financial economies
· Resource depletion
· Mass extinction
· Popular culture and the environment
· Religion and ecology
· Corporate greenwashing
· Celebrity environmentalism
· The Earth and the Internet
· Resource wars
· Indigenous nations and environmental sovereignty
· The queer Earth
· Nature writing
· Green cities
· Food and farming
· Radical environmentalisms
· Ecology in the Borderlands
· Environmental racism
· The Anti-Toxics and Environmental Justice movements
· Rural, suburban, and urban geography
Deadline: November 3o, 2009
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary forum for pedagogical scholarship exploring intersections of identities, power, and social justice. The journal features a range of approaches — from theoretical articles to creative and experimental accounts of pedagogical innovations from teachers and scholars from all areas of education.

Send submissions or inquiries in MLA format (6th ed.) as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format to: Jacqueline Ellis and Edvige Giunta, Editors,


send a hard copy to


New Jersey City University,

Hepburn Hall Room 309,

2039 Kennedy Boulevard,

Jersey City, NJ 07305.

Author(s) name and contact information should be included on a SEPARATE page.

For submission guidelines go to:
Published semi-annually by New Jersey City University

VOTE for your favorite One Book NJ

From now through Sunday, November 15, librarians and readers of all ages are encouraged to vote for the titles best suited to be One Book New Jersey selections! You can only vote for one title per category, but you can place a vote in all four categories: Adult, Teen, Middle Grade, and Read to Me.
Vote now, and spread the word! Winning selections will be announced on November 16, 2009

To view the titles and vote go to

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

APA Manual-Sixth Edition-Errors

APA will allow exchanges!
Anyone who gets in touch with the association between November 2 and December 15 and asks for a replacement will receive a free copy of the emended second printing, according to Rhea Faberman, director of communications. Rhea Faberman’s phone number is 202-336-5709.
(She recommends that people contact the APA's service center to submit those requests.)
Here is the information for the APA Service Center :
APA MainContact Mailing address:
American Psychological Association,
750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500
Service Center Hours:
Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
for details!


One of our professors called to find out using the information you shared. Here is the info that he emailed :
“Just called down there to make sure they knew their dates and they said they’re still trying to figure out the nuts and bolts of how they’re going to get the old copies and send out the new ones and that they should have the process solidified by 11.10.”


"After November 2, a link on the APA's website ...( ...will be available for people with copies to return to click on, and furtheri nstructions will appear on how to return our defective copies.

The representative ... said that there will not be a cost for the shipping, and we may return all copies we wish to have replaced.

A copy of the 2nd printing will be substituted. Still some errors in that printing, from what I understand, but better than the many found in the first one."

APA Manual 6th Edition Alert

If you bought the new Sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association be sure to check if you have the first or second printing!

The first printing has errors.
The second printing is the corrected version.

Please note the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library has Sixth edition - second printing copies of the APA manual in the Reference Collection (Ref BF 76.7 .P83 2010 )

First vs. Second Printing
Check the verso page with CIP info.

For the first printing, the last line on the bottom reads: Sixth Edition, First Printing

However, on the 2nd printing, towards the top of the page, the next line below the Copyright paragraph is the line: Second printing: August 2009 and the last line only states: Sixth Edition

See for updates on obtaining second printing copies
and the post
for a page image.

Corrections List
If you have the First Printing, check for lists of corrections.

Sample Papers
access the corrected sample papers at by clicking first on "Related Resources" and selecting the "Sample Paper" option from the left-hand column.
Follow this link

( Thanks to the EBSS-L ALA listserv and the APA Style Blog for this information)