The Multimedia Resource Center has acquired a few new materials from the Pacifica Radio Archives. According to the Internet Archive, the Pacifica Radio Archives is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the world. The City Tech library has acquired the following audio CDs, which both students and faculty my borrow for up to one week.
John Coltrane Remembered – Compact Disc 391 (2 discs)
“This documentary celebrates the life of John Coltrane through his music, his words and an intimate conversation with Alice Coltrane.”
“Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Publication of W.E.B. DuBois’ Book The Souls of Black Folk” – Compact Disc 392 (2 discs)
“A special program surveying the academic and artistic contributions of America’s greatest and social leaders.”
“The Black Panthers” – Compact Disc 393 (6 discs)
“This special audio collection is presented as an introduction to the Black Panther Party (for Self Defense), its members, their philosophy and conflicts with local police and government authorities. This introduction is based on interviews, actualities and documentaries by Pacifica reporters and/or producers. The segments presented derive from larger audio materials of Black Panther programs housed in the Pacifica Radio Archives. “
Library users! It’s a busy week, but we’d like to remind everyone to stop by the circulation desk in the library to activate your library cards for the semester. If you didn’t already know, your library-activated City Tech ID card will let you check out and request books, log on to the library computers, print, and access library e-resources from off campus.
To activate your card, please bring your City Tech ID and a copy of a schedule, bursars receipt, or other proof of enrollment to the circulation desk at the beginning of EACH semester. It only takes a minute and will save you time down the line.
For more information about our circulation policies, check the website, here.
(information about obtaining your City Tech ID cards, see below (from the Student Handbook))
Location: Namm Hall 112
Hours: Wed. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thurs. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hours are extended for two weeks at the beginning of each semester:
Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The library would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning students, faculty and staff.
Library hours for the upcoming semester can be located on our website.
Have questions about the library? Drop by the reference desk or reach us by phone or email.
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The month of August is celebrated by some as Happiness Happens Month! It was first established in 1998 by the Secret Society of Happy People and is the time to discuss and promote happiness–yours and others’. The relatively new field of positive psychology studies what actually makes people happy, fulfilled, and resilient, and tries to figure out how this happiness affects our lives.
Take a look at some of City Tech Library’s resources on happiness and positive psychology:
Books & eBooks
- The Positivity Blog
- The Happiness Project
- Happiness (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
- The new era of positive psychology (TED Talk video)
- The Power of Negative Thinking (The New York Times)
- Army To Train Soldiers In Emotional Resiliency (radio interview on NPR)
And, now, a gratuitous video of puppies to start off your Happiness Happens celebration!
On Friday, August 3 (that’s tomorrow!), several of the library’s online resources will be unavailable between the hours of 6 AM and 12 PM while CIS performs maintenance on the central library servers. Users will be unable to access the catalog and all its functions (such as requesting books via CLICS, renewing items, etc.), as well as remote (off-campus) access to all library databases.