Donate to the Library’s Booksale!

Please donate to the Library’s upcoming Spring Book Sale, which will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., outside the entrance of the Library on the fourth floor of the Atrium.  We will accept hardcover and softcover books (including paperbacks) in good condition.  These may include fiction, literature, travel, leisure reading, non-fiction of all sorts, and recently published textbooks.  We are also accepting DVDs, CDs, and other media.  We cannot accept damaged or heavily annotated books and most technical manuals, directories, or handbooks over three years old.  We may select some donations for our library holdings if they meet the needs of our curricula.
To arrange a donation, please contact Prof. Morris Hounion  (or at extension 5491).  All donations should be received by Monday, May 16.  We will acknowledge your donation with a thank-you letter but we cannot place dollar values on donated items. For more information, check the Library’s gift policy.

Celebrate National Library Week April 10-16

Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 10-16
This week, the City Tech Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Continue reading “Celebrate National Library Week April 10-16”

From Ferlinghetti to Whitman

The library has a new on-demand streaming video platform called Kanopy with thousands of classic and contemporary films, educational shorts, and documentaries.
During national poetry month, we’d like to highlight two great films from the Kanopy collection:
Ferlinghetti is a feature film about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a beat poet and the famous proprietor of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco. Ferlinghetti served as a catalyst for and curator of the beat poetry scene and is one of the last surviving of the original beats. Ferlinghetti’s most well known book, A Coney Island of the Mind, remains one of the most popular books of American poetry ever published.

The film, Walt Whitman: An American Original uses “readings, critical insights, and biographical details” to create a portrait of Walt Whitman, the native Brooklynite and poetic visionary.

What better way to celebrate national poetry month than to take a poetry journey from New York to San Francisco? And what better way to celebrate Whitman’s vision of a life where,”all goes onward and outward, nothing collapses”?

Celebrate National Poetry Month

NPM_Poster_06_LargeDid you know every April is National Poetry Month? Celebrate by reading some poetry. We have some great choices in the library and have a special  poetry book display at the entrance of the library. Look for the National Poetry Month sign on the display!

New Library Faculty and Staff

by Prof. Junior Tidal

Kimberly Abrams

Electronic Resources and Cataloging Librarian

kaWhat is your academic and library background?
I first started working at libraries in 2005 as a Periodicals student assistant at Pitts Theology Library at Emory University.  Upon graduation, I continued there for 5 years as an Acquisitions Specialist.  In 2012, I went to Adelphi University Library to work as an Acquisitions Librarian for 4 years.
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“We could all pay $25 and share the textbook”

by Prof. Cailean Cooney

“We could all pay $25 and share the textbook”
– Heard in the Atrium on the second day of Spring classes, 2/2/16

The beginning of the semester is an exciting and crucial point in the year. It demands heightened patience and attention from the whole college community as we adjust to the swell of students and a surge in academic activity. Continue reading ““We could all pay $25 and share the textbook””