This fall, students, faculty, and staff can sign up for a NYC ID at the City Tech library. NYC ID holders get: free membership to 40 of the city’s best museums, access to NYC libraries, discounts at movie theaters and sporting events, and more!
Visit the library projection room SEPTEMBER 26, 27, 28, 30 from 10 am to 6pm or SEPTEMBER 29 from 12pm to 8pm to get your ID.
Proof of identify and residency required.
Visit the IDNYC website for a list of accepted documents and more details about benefits.
City Tech now has access to Vault Career Guides. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs.
The database provides detailed information on nearly 5,000 companies in more than 120 industries. Vault also provides extensive information on more than 840 professions. This includes education requirements, skill requirements, salaries, advancement prospects, and more.
In addition, Vault publishes numerous employer, career, and interviewing guidebooks in industries such as law, consulting, investment banking, accounting, investment management, private equity, hedge funds, Internet and social media, IT and engineering, energy, health care, advertising, and more.
To learn more, go to http://cityte.ch/vault.
Enter our Instagram photo contest to win a $50 gift card. Just take an amazing photo at City Tech and then post it to Instagram with the tag @citytechlibrary or the hashtag #citytechlibrary. The contest ends on September 16th. A winner will be notified via Instagram and announced here on the LibraryBuzz Blog by September 30th.
All photos will be featured on the LibraryBuzz Blog!
What’s new in Academic Works? We recently added three computing-related works by City Tech’s Ashwin Satyanarayana (Computer Systems Technology) and CST undergraduate student researchers Rosemary Chinchilla and Mariusz Nuckowski.
Ashwin Satyanarayana and Rosemary Chinchilla, “Ensemble Noise Filtering for Streaming Data using Poisson Bootstrap Model Filtering”
Ashwin Satyanarayana,”Performance modeling of CMOS inverters using support vector machines (SVM) and adaptive sampling”
Ashwin Satyanarayana and Mariusz Nuckowski, “Data Mining using Ensemble Classifiers for Improved Prediction of Student Academic Performance”
City Tech has access to the full content of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the premier resource for news, information, and jobs in higher education.
To access on or off campus, go to http://cityte.ch/che.
If you have any questions regarding access to this website, please contact:
Kimberly Abrams, email@example.com, 718-260-5434
Tuesday, September 13th, 1-2 PM, Rm A432 in the Library
When the Textbook Falls Short: Exploring Alternative Course Materials
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how alt / open educational resources (OERs) are sustainable, accessible, and engaging to students. Find out how to locate and adopt dynamic course materials to supplement or replace textbooks.
We’ll cover all the basics – the meaning of the term OER, the differences between open and free course materials, and we’ll review attribution and Creative Commons licenses.
To learn more about the Library’s OER Initiative and OERs in general please visit our Initiative site and our OER resource guide.
Here’s another historical item from the archives!
In this photo from 1983, CityTech President Ursula C. Schwerin (1978-1988) cuts a cake celebrating the centennial of the Brooklyn Bridge’s completion. Although we may take the convenience for granted, on May 24th, 1883, the finished bridge connected Manhattan and Brooklyn for the very first time. Begun in 1870 and costing approximately $50 million to complete, this project was actually of international importance. Did you know that the steel-wire suspension system design for the Brooklyn Bridge, pioneered by John Augustus Roebling, would become the defining method for constructing reliable suspension bridges across the world? Prior to the Brooklyn Bridge, suspension bridges were prone collapse and therefore construction had largely stalled.
This May, our beautiful landmark will be 133 years old! If you haven’t taken a stroll there in a while, spare a moment and appreciate just how important this structure is.
Kanopy is a digital streaming service that provides access to over 26,000 films that you can view from home, in the classroom, or anywhere with an internet connection, using your City Tech library barcode. All films in the collection have public performance rights, and can be used in classroom instruction.
Below is a selection of election related films, or browse the full Kanopy collection – its user friendly search features are like browsing Netflix.
Please Vote for Me Run time: 58 mins.
Two males and a female vie for office, indulging in low blows and spin, character assassination and gestures of goodwill, all the while gauging their standing with voters. The setting is not the Democratic presidential campaign trail but a third-grade class at an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China. Chronicling a public school’s first open elections – at stake is the position of class monitor. (Excerpted from Sheri Linden’s review in The Hollywood Reporter)
Review on Rotten Tomatoes View the trailer
The War Room Run time: 97 mins.
The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House. For this behind-closed-doors account of that campaign, cinema verite filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker captured the brainstorming and bull sessions of Clinton’s crack team of consultants–especially James Carville and George Stephanopoulos. The War Room is a vivid document of a political moment whose truths (“It’s the economy, stupid!“) still ring in our ears.
Review on Rotten Tomatoes View the trailer
Bring it to the Table – Republicans & Democrats, Dialogue Not Diatribe Run time: 40 mins.
Before the last presidential election, filmmaker Julie Winokur’s 17-year-son called her the most politically intolerant person he knew. He told her that if the ‘other side,’ had a good idea, she wouldn’t know because she hadn’t been listening. His claim inspired her to travel across the country with a small folding table and invite Americans from all walks of life to sit down to discuss the roots of their political beliefs. At the core of this effort is a rallying cry for every citizen to take ownership of his/her biases and to recognize their personal responsibility in either dividing or healing the nation.
View the trailer
Recall Florida Run time: 60 mins.
Recall Florida starts out as a road movie, following former Attorney General Janet Reno as she cruises the backroads and byways of Florida in her recent bid for Governor. As Primary Day draws near, and the state Democratic Party strenuously opposes her candidacy, the documentary turns into a story on a fundamental right in crisis — the right to vote and have that vote counted. Recall Florida takes the audience behind the scenes, into the nerve center of a grassroots political campaign, to provide a fascinating inside look at — and raise very serious questions about — the election process itself.
For more information, contact Kimberly Abrams at email@example.com.
Here’s an interesting artifact from the City Tech archives:
In this photo, President Ursula C. Schwerin (1978 – 1988) views the architectural plans for the six-story glass atrium, connecting the Pearl Street buildings to Namm Hall. This addition was part of the 1984 Master Plan, a defining aspect of President Schwerin’s legacy within City Tech history. Having begun her presidency at a time when the college was in dire financial straits, President Schwerin spearheaded the move to grant City Tech (then NYC Community College) senior college status, circumventing the budgetary constraints of the city by shifting from a community college to a state-funded “urban technical institute” (Frommer 1986 p.143). The appropriation of $2 million in 1983 to hire an architectural firm for designs, followed by the sale of $40 million in bonds approved by Governor Mario Cuomo in 1984, made the implementation of this plan possible (p.157). The building was completed in 1987, and now serves as a focal point of the campus.
Frommer, H. (1986). City Tech: The first 40 years. New York: Technical College Press, Inc.
We conclude by learning how to promote your scholarship on Twitter.
About this series:
In partnership with the Faculty Commons and Associate Provost Brown, City Tech Library will provide a series of seven do-it-yourself, self-paced tasks for you to update, maintain or create your online scholarly presence. By the end of the summer, your scholarship will be easier to find online and you will be on the path to stardom!
We will release a new task every week. Tasks will include how to create your Google Scholar Profile, creating your scholarly ID, using social media, and how to increase the impact of your work by adding it to CUNY Academic Works http://academicworks.cuny.edu/.
Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger, Library.
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