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Future is Now (CUNY IT Conference 2010): Home

Faculty from the Leonard Lief Library led a round table discussion at 9th Annual CUNY IT Conference on December 14, 2010. They presented on their experiences launching CUNY's first downloadable e-library before opening up the floor for discussion.


Rebecca Arzola
Government Documents- Collection Development Librarian

Stefanie Havelka
Electronic Resources-Web Services Librarian

Jennifer King
Science Librarian

Adelaide (Addy) Soto
Head of Access Services

Alevtina (Allie) Verbovetskaya
Instructional Technologies Librarian

Library Newsletter

Want to know more about our initiative?  Read eLibrary Downloads! (p. 6), written by Jennifer King and Stefanie Havelka, for the Fall 2010 issue of Biblio-Tech, the library's biannual newsletter.

Future is Now: Introducing E-Readers to CUNY Libraries

Faculty from Lehman College will share their experiences with establishing new services for e-readers and downloadable e-book content. Following their presentation, they will facilitate a discussion on e-reader and e-book issues:

  • How can an urban academic environment best provide this technology?
  • How can e-books and e-readers support teaching and learning?
  • Will e-readers and e-books reinforce a new digital divide?
  • Will ease of access and portability actually encourage plagiarism and cheating?

Project Overview


  • Phase 1: E-Reader Initiative (Fall 2009 - Spring 2010)
  • Phase 2: Downloadable E-Book Initiative (Fall 2010)
    (Lehman eLibrary via OverDrive)


  • CUNY Textbook Initiative (2009 - 2010)
  • Lehman College Student Tech Fee (2010 - 2011)


  • Librarians
  • IT Staff

Science Librarian

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Stacy Katz
250 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468