Students! Interested in working in the library?

The library is looking for students interested in becoming College Assistants for the Fall 2022 semester. Interested students should email Administrative Specialist, Suraya Choudhury  or stop by the library during open hours to fill out an application. See below for more information about the position.

Job Title: Library College Assistant – Hourly
Location: NYC College of Technology
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract Title: College Assistant
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Closing Date: Open until filled
Availability: 10-15 hours per week; daytime, evenings, and weekends

Campus Specific Information
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology has positions available for College Assistants in the following operational units: Circulation Services, Multimedia Lab, Periodicals and Internet Lab.

General Duties
– Perform technical operations in areas including library circulation, collection processing, and maintenance
– Manage routine workflows during evening and weekend hours including the circulation cash register
– Provide service to library users in person and by phone: answer questions, enforce policies
– Uses online system to perform various tasks in both circulation and technical services
– Assist students with computer use, printing, scanners, and other technical support needs

Preferred Qualifications
– Must be prompt and responsible
– Prior work experience in a library is a plus
– Ability to multitask and follow complex instructions
– Demonstrated success working both individually and in collaborative environments –
– Excellent judgment and professionalism
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Compensation
$15.61 per hour

First Year Programs Seek Student Peer Mentors for August and Fall 2022

Peer mentor poster.

First Year Programs is currently recruiting Peer Mentors for August and Fall 2022.

Peer Mentors have played an important role in acclimating new students to City Tech for many years. As we expand City Tech 101offerings, the need for strong student Mentors to anchor and support new students in this initiative has only increased. As such, we hope that everyone will encourage their best and brightest to apply. 

We are looking for students who are mature, articulate, responsible, and can serve as role models to first year students. A brief description of Peer Mentors’ duties and responsibilities is in the flyer above. The application is attached to this email. Completed applications can be sent to peermentoring@citytech.cuny.edu.

A (short) recommendation is required for each applicant; the form is attached to the application.

Applications are due ASAP!

The Library will be Closed Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth

The library will be closed Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth. June 19 commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. According to the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History, it marks when Major General Gordon Granger announced that the Civil War was over on June 19th, 1865. It was recognized as a federal holiday in 2021.

Although the physical library will be closed, there are other Juneteenth resources that students and faculty can access in the catalog.

Staff Recommended Picks from the Media Collection – Matthew

College Assistant Matthew recommends the following films from the library’s media collection. City Tech students and faculty can check them out for 1 week, or can watch them in the media lab.

A Streetcart Named Desire – NYAV DVD 3019


Inception – NYAV DVD 2944


The Hunger Games – NYAV DVD 2939


Spirited Away – NYAV DVD 3018


Wonder – NYAV DVD 3044

City Tech Network will be offline Friday, June 10th @ 2PM

Update 6.10.22: The physical library will also be closed due to the electrical and network shutdown.

Please note that the library website will still be available during the electrical shutdown.

The College network will be brought offline Friday, June 10 at 2:00PM in preparation for an anticipated emergency electrical shut down for the Namm Building.

The expectation is to have network services restored by Saturday June 11, 2022 evening.

All City Tech network services will be unavailable

  • Internet
  • College servers
  • WiFi
  • Exchange E-mail, Webmail 
  • Network drives (H:\, S:\, etc)
  • College websites
  • VPN

CUNY systems such as CUNYfirst, Degreeworks, Blackboard, etc. would still be accessible from off-campus.


We advise users to shut down their computers and peripherals to ensure that any possible electrical surges do not damage equipment that is plugged in.

CUNY – MTA Internship Program Summer 2022

CUNY Internship Programs is excited to announce our new partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The MTA has teamed up with us to provide lucrative paid internship opportunities to matriculated CUNY students. 

If you are a CUNY student interested in building your career within New York City, here is your chance to be exposed to real-world work experiences at the largest public transit authority in the United States!

OVER 50 INTERNSHIP POSITIONS HAVE ACROSS MULTIPLE MTA DIVISION OFFICES INCLUDING:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • IT / Technology
  • Systems / Electrical Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Law + more

Additional Details:

  • Internship Pay Rate: $19 per hour
  • Internship Duration: Summer 2022 (8 Weeks) with great potential to continue into Fall 22 and Spr 23.
  • Schedule: Maximum of 34 hours per week for summer opportunities 

Qualifications:

  • Qualifying candidates must be a registered Undergraduate CUNY student
  • Major requirements will vary across positions
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher no matter the position

Learn more about the internship opportunities at our upcoming info session: JUNE 8th 2022 – 10:00 am RSVP: CLICK HERE

Application Instructions:

  1. Login or Create your profile here: https://cunyinternship-oaa-csm.symplicity.com/

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Antiracist & Antioppression Work in (and beyond) the City Tech Library

The City Tech Library Antiracism/Antioppression Working Group was born out of our desire to craft a clear direction for the library’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and to name the specific goals and tasks we planned to implement in order to make those efforts impactful. It is open to all library faculty and staff, and works in support of our City Tech Library Diversity Commitment.

The Working Group has created and maintains this library guide to document and share resources both in and beyond the Library. We hope these resources are useful, and we welcome feedback.