Workshop, May 16, 4-5 PM, Who is this Weird Publisher? Avoiding Predatory Journals and Conferences

Think. Check. SubmitWho is this Weird Publisher? Avoiding Predatory Journals and Conferences
Monday May 16, 2022, 4-5 PM
Predatory journals and conferences are a hot topic but frequently misunderstood. We’ll debunk some myths and learn more about predatory journal and conference characteristics as well as how to thoughtfully evaluate a journal or conference before submitting. This workshop will include hands-on activities.
Registration

 

Our Scholarly Publishing Clinic is available on-demand and during our office hour at 4PM every last Thursday of the month. We provide one-on-one consultations as well as workshops that fit your schedule. Find more scholarly communications and publishing support from the library on our website. Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

Workshop, May 13, 12-1 PM, Increasing your Visibility as a Scholar (Faculty Fridays)

open access infographicIncreasing your Visibility as a Scholar (Faculty Fridays)
Friday, May 13, 2022, 12-1:00 PM
Learn how to improve the impact of your scholarship or creative works and your overall profile as an academic. We’ll cover how you can increase your visibility using Google Scholar Profiles, Academic Works and other open access platforms to share your work, and ORCID IDs. We will also touch on using personal websites and social media to promote your scholarship.
Registration from Faculty Commons

Scholar on Campus Honoring Profs. Samaroo and Norouzi, May 4

Scholar on Campus 2022
City Tech’s annual Scholar on Campus is next week, Wednesday May 4, 2022. 

This event honors both the 2022-2023 Scholar on Campus, Professor Diana Samaroo and the 2020-2021 Scholar on Campus, Professor Hamid Norouzi.Please join us on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 for a celebratory hors d’oeuvre reception at 5:00 pm in the lobby of the New Academic Building (285 Jay Street). The reception will be followed by the Scholar on Campus presentations at 6:00 pm in A105.

If you would like to attend the reception and/or presentations in person or virtually, please fill out this form.

For colleagues and friends who will be attending virtually, the Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82635097443?pwd=b3VKZE5QT3YwYVNOelFuRnV1RzREZz09

Meeting ID: 826 3509 7443
Passcode: 748325

For non-CUNY visitors, please adhere to the City Tech visitors’ policy.

Please join us in congratulating Profs. Samaroo and Norouzi on this tremendous honor. Learn more about their accomplishments.

Workshop, May 3, 4-5 PM Get Organized! Zotero Basics

Zotero logoGet Organized! Zotero Basics
Tuesday May 3, 2022, 4-5 PM
Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC
Registration

Our Scholarly Publishing Clinic is available on-demand and during our office hour at 4PM every last Thursday of the month. We provide one-on-one consultations as well as workshops that fit your schedule. Find more scholarly communications and publishing support from the library on our website. Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

Graduate School Research Workshop, Thursday 4/27 from 11 am to 12 pm

Graduate School WorkshopStudents–Thinking about Graduate School?

This workshop will cover the essential things you need to know before applying. Learn how to research degree programs, internship offerings, and funding opportunities. Various application components including GRE, recommendation letters, personal statements, and portfolios or work samples will be introduced. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own expectations for graduate school.

Workshop on 4/27 from 11 am -12 pm
Please register via Zoom

April is Jazz Appreciation month

Jazz Appreciation Month art from the Smithsonian Museum
credit: Smithsonian Museum

Curious about jazz or love it already? The library has streaming music (you’ll find additional information about ways to listen on the Internet too) and films. We also have DVDs and CDs as well as lots of ebooks and print books. Under organizations and museums, you will find spaces that offer live jazz and and also have resources for listeners and musicians. If you are new to jazz, you’ll find that jazz is amazingly diverse; you’ll want to explore current and historical styles as you begin to develop your own tastes and preferences. Jazz is alive and well and we are very privileged to be in New York City where live performances regularly occur in clubs and outdoors. All About Jazz is a good website (and print publication) to find interviews, record reviews, and listings of local live performances.

Wikipedia image, Louis Armstrong began his career in New Orleans and became one of jazz's most recognizable performers.

Watch documentaries

Streaming documentaries on jazz in Academic Video Online (AVON) (requires login off-campus)

Ken Burn's Jazz documentary series, 10 DVD set

DVDs to watch Ken Burn’s epic documentary on jazz is in the library. Find the 10 DVD set in Multimedia, DVD 1858. You can borrow DVDs for seven days.


Listening resources


Ebooks


Print books you can borrow!


African American Music Reference books
Browse ebooks on jazz in African American Music Reference


Organizations and museums

Event on Manga–Inside the Japanese Publishing Industry, 4/12

Manga event at BMCC

For Asian Heritage Month, BMCC is holding a Career Talk called “Inside the Japanese Publishing Industry” on Zoom. This event is open to all.

When: April 12th, 5:00PM-6:00PM
Register here: https://bit.ly/AHM2022manga

Interested in working in Japan or the Japanese publishing industry? Get expert advice from Mari Nishino, an New York City native, majored in Cartooning and Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. She is currently an English Manga Editor and Proofreader for Kodansha (株式会社講談社). If you have questions you can contact Elizabeth Yan, Information Technology Coordinator for the Center for Career Development, at eyan@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Zotero updated with great new features

Zotero pdf reader

Zotero 6.0 has some great new features including a PDF reader that pops open a pdf associated with your citation for you to easily annotate. There is also, finally, an app for ios (ipad and iphone). Read more on Zotero’s blog!

Join the library for our Zotero workshop on May 3, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC

Workshop, 4/6 11-11:30: Get Evidence! Scholarly Metrics for your PARSE and CV

Google Scholar Profile of Albert Einstein

Get Evidence! Scholarly Metrics for your PARSE and CV (Express Workshop)
Wednesday April 6, 2022, 11-11:30 AM

Covers Google Scholar Profile for citations and Google Scholar for journal rankings, Scimago for journal rankings, Altmetric Attention Scores for social media, and download reports from Academic Works (and other repositories). We’ll also touch on finding individual journal acceptance rates as well as Journal Impact Factors. The workshop will briefly address books and book chapters as well.
Registration 

Our Scholarly Publishing Clinic is available on-demand and during our office hour at 4PM every last Thursday of the month. We provide one-on-one consultations as well as workshops that fit your schedule. Find more scholarly communications and publishing support from the library on our website. Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger mberger@citytech.cuny.edu