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    Deputy Chief Librarian Simone Yearwood Shares Her Inspiring Tale

    While most Queens College students see the Benjamin Rosenthal Library on campus as a hub for studying, it’s actually a community and place of work for Professor Simone L. Yearwood, Queens College’s Deputy Chief Librarian. Yearwood recently took the time to sit down with The Knight News to talk in depth about her life journey. From her recent re-election as Chair of the Academic Senate, to her strong efforts to integrate the library with the studenT body, to teaching courses for the Graduate School of Library Sciences, Yearwood does it all. Yearwood was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and was the first in her family to graduate high…

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    Walcott speaks on effects of Queens libraries

    Dennis Walcott, the president and CEO of the Queens Library, spoke about the benefits of the Queens libraries on the community last Friday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Student Union dining hall. Sponsors of Queens College, including the Queens Chamber of commerce, the president of Queens College, students and the chair of the Library Committee Board, all came together for breakfast to listen to a speech by Walcott outlining programs and opportunities the Queens libraries offer students and immigrants, along with plans for opening new libraries in Queens. Currently there are 64 libraries in Queens, employing a total of 17,000 people, making libraries from Queens residents only…