“The New Reality for Suburban Schools” Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 17th
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cook Library, RM507

Dr. Jessica Shiller, Assistant Professor in the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development, will discuss her new book “The New Reality for Suburban Schools: How Suburban Schools are Struggling with Their Low Income Students and Students of Color.”

Light refreshments will be served.

February 11, 2016 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Noontime Jazz Celebrates Black History Month!

LibraryJazz2Noontime Jazz
Tuesday, February 16th
3rd Floor Lobby, Cook Library

Enjoy some toe-tapping tunes by Towson student musicians! They will play songs by African American jazz composers in honor of Black History Month.

February 11, 2016 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Writing Center Hours Return to Cook Library

Notebook0046Students can once again get help from a Writing Center tutor at Cook Library! The hours are:

  • Mondays – Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm
  • Sundays from 2pm to 9pm

To make an appointment, stop by the Writing Center’s main location (LA 5330) or call them at 410-704-3426.

February 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Latino Americans Documentary Segment IV


Latino Americans Documentary Segment IV [The New Latinos (1946-1965)] Viewing and Discussion



Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Liberal Arts Room 1201

Dr. Gilda Martinez-Alba, Associate Professor and Graduate Reading Program Director at Towson University, will begin the screening with a brief introduction to the segment, then the hour-long segment will be shown, and the event will conclude with a discussion about the themes brought forth in the segment.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.


February 4, 2016 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Renovations Coming to Cook Library This Spring

cookmay2015 2In order to better meet the research needs our students, faculty, and staff, Cook Library will undergo some renovations in the coming months.

Phase 1A of the renovations has begun and we expect the following changes to be completed before fall 2016:

  • The leisure reading collection has moved to the 2nd floor
  • The microfiche cabinets are moving to the middle of the 2nd floor
  • A new 40-seat library instruction classroom will be opened in the former microfiche area on the 2nd floor
  • Circulation and Interlibrary Loan services will be relocated to the right side of the 3rd floor
  • Starbucks will be expanded and a new 24/7 Study Zone will be constructed between Starbucks and the Learning Commons

We apologize for any disruptions that this construction might cause. If you need a quieter area to study, please try the Quiet Room (200C) at the back of the 2nd floor or the 4th or 5th floor. You also can obtain a pair of earplugs at the Research Help Desk on the 3rd floor.

For updates, visit Cook Library’s website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)

January 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Leisure Reading Collection Now on 2nd Floor

Untitled design(3)If you are looking for the latest novel, biography or cookbook that is in our Leisure Reading Collection, that set of books have moved from the 3rd floor (just outside classroom 317) to the 2nd floor.

This move is the first part of a larger renovation project that will take place in Cook Library during 2016 and beyond. Please stay tuned to the library website and library social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more information about the renovation as it progresses.

January 21, 2016 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Mark Your Calendar with Our Spring 2016 Programs!

What do suburban schools, health care, and hip hop all have in common?

They are all the subjects of Spring 2016 discussions and events at Cook Library!

You can download a pdf of the calendar here or below.

Please contact librarian Joyce Garczynski at jgarczynski@towson.edu or 410-704-5168 if you have any questions.

January 14, 2016 at 8:48 am Leave a comment

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