When Humanity Fails: Visiting Exhibition Explores the Holocaust

When Humanity Fails

The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center and Hillel have arranged for the Newman Library to host “When Humanity Fails“, an exhibition on loan from the Afikim Foundation.  As the exhibition web site notes, “One Soul: When Humanity Fails exhibition fills the growing schism that is arising between the dying generation of survivors and the new generation of youth that is struggling to comprehend the depths of evil that abounded in the Holocaust. While Holocaust education has certainly grown in importance, the method by which it is taught focuses on the death and destruction without teaching students about the lessons that can be learned and how their emotional and intellectual responses can be channeled into constructive action and awareness.” The exhibition will be on display in the Engelman Reading Room through December 2, 2014.

Link to the Exhibition Web Site

OneSearch, a New Tool for Finding Books, Articles, DVDs, CDs, in One Place


This week the library is launching a new search tool called OneSearch. With OneSearch, you can go to the yellow search bar on the library website and search for books, articles, DVDs, CDs, and reports all in one place. In the past, you’d have to run separate searches to do that, but now you can use one tool to find a wide variety of sources.

OneSearch brings together:

  • listings from the library catalog for all the:
    • books, DVDs, and CDs we own,
    • journals, magazines, and newspapers we have in print or microfilm,
    • journals, magazines, and newspapers we have in e-formats;
  • a huge article database that represents the majority of all the articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers that we have in full-text online.

This new search service also represents a major upgrade over our previous  “Articles” search on the old search bar. You can still run articles-only searches from the search bar by using the “Articles” tab, but results now will be served up by our improved OneSearch engine.

As you search, it’s recommended that you sign in using your library ID number (found on the lower right side of your Baruch ID card) so that you can:

  • see all the possible search results,
  • request copies of books held at other CUNY libraries,
  • renew the loan period for any books you’ve checked out.

We think you’re going to find OneSearch an efficient way to search across a wide range of sources, especially when you’re not sure where to begin your search. As you use the service, we’d love to hear to what you think of it. Please share your experiences with it by using the green “feedback” button found on every page in OneSearch.

Extended Library Hours During Mid-Terms

The library will be open continuously from 7 am on October 14 through 11:59 pm on October 24. Only currently enrolled Baruch College students may remain in the library between the hours of midnight and 7 am.

For details on library hours throughout the semester, go to the Hours page on the library website.