April 8: Preprint Repositories: Taking Control of Our Work

This event is April 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable and Junior Faculty Research Roundtable would like to welcome all CUNY faculty, staff, and students to our joint event on community-owned preprint repositories! 

Illustration of the role of preprints

Preprint Repositories: Taking Control of Our Work
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Public demand for scholarly research skyrocketed in 2020, as people sought reliable and readily available information on COVID-19. Much of this need was met by preprints, scholarly papers that are released publicly prior to peer review and publication in a scholarly journal.

Many major preprint services have been bought by large corporations and are no longer run by members of the scholarly community. In response to this trend, our speakers describe what it means to run a community-owned repository for preprints.

Juan Pablo Alperin is the Associate Faculty Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project, an initiative developing open source software for scholarly publishing. He will discuss PKP’s new Open Preprint Systems software, which helps localized repository managers share preprints.

Vicky Rampin is a co-founder of LISSA, the LIS Scholarship Archive, a disciplinary repository for library and information science scholarship. She will discuss the archive’s recent departure from the Center for Open Science in favor of a platform supporting community-owned infrastructure.

Register for this event

Image by SciELO. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

More Black Foodways: Cookbooks and Memoirs

As a bookend to the library’s post on our Black foodways book collection, and this February’s African American Studies Department event on food justice with Tanya Denise Fields, we would like to highlight our books with a culinary focus. These books celebrate Black cuisines and chefs, explore the history and sociology of traditional dishes, and provide contemporary interpretations of classic recipes. Some of these books were purchased to support Emilie Boone’s interdisciplinary course, The Visual Culture & Art of African Diaspora Foodways.

As subject liaison for Hospitality Management, I keep an eye out for new books about and by Black chefs or related to Black food studies. Here’s a selection of some of our books in our collection (these are hard copy books, not ebooks). We look forward to preparing a future book display on this theme.

Honors Scholars Program Graduate School Fair Zoom Links

The following is a list of graduate schools that will host their own Zoom info session on December 3rd, 2020 from 4PM-5PM. Feel free to attend one of the listed graduate school’s info session to learn more about their school and programs. If a Zoom link does not work, please try to join via the Meeting ID in Zoom. There is also a downloadable version of this flyer.

FYI, the library has a guide to help you research graduate schools.
Graduate School NameProgram(s)Zoom Link
Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International AffairsMPA, Executive MPA, Master of International Affairs and Masters of Higher Ed Administrationhttps://baruch.zoom.us/j/81364233590?p- wd=NisvdkRVWVBGN2VNUlUyOG1Ed0dMQT09 (Meeting ID: 813 6423 3590 Passcode: Marxe)
Binghamton University, SUNYComputer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and morehttps://binghamton.zoom.us/j/98583381604 (Meeting ID: 985 8338 1604)
Brooklyn College, CUNYAccounting, Adolescence Science Education, Science and Environmental Education, and morehttps://brooklyncollege.zoom.us/ j/92299673470?pwd=SllDVFd4VlA2TnN- 4RDV3VVJ3b2lldz09
(Meeting ID: 922 9967 3470 Passcode: 447058)
The City College of New York (CCNY), CUNYSustainability in the Urban Environmenthttps://ccny.zoom.us/j/96401749171 (Meeting ID: 964 0174 9171)
CCNY, CUNYBranding and Integrated Communications (BIC)https://ccny.zoom.us/j/93585511102
CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture, CUNYMaster of Architecture, Master of Landscape
Architecture and Master of Urban Planning (Urban Design)
https://ccny.zoom.us/j/97615610550
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY https://rb.gy/gzgzf1
(Meeting ID: 978 8472 3290 Passcode: CUNY)
The Graduate Center, CUNY30 Ph.D. programs and 15 master’s programshttps://gc-cuny.zoom.us/j/92716784809?p- wd=bSt1cFllYWhTZHdDYmVMdUthL1BRQT09 (Meeting ID: 927 1678 4809 Passcode: 404895)
City University of Graduate StudiesArchitecture, Business, Communication, Education, Humanities, and morehttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcOurr- zgoG9TXjkEX7WJAw-_MkfBBnlo0
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcemurzM- jHd0g5KZL   c-jMe655WVUobI
CUNY School of Labor and Urban StudiesMA in Labor Studies, MA in Urban Studies, Advanced Certificates in Community Leadership, and morehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366553553?p- wd=QTBtckpnem5zWDQxRVZLbWhVVUJVQT09 (Meeting ID: 833 6655 3553 Passcode: 752832)
CUNY School of Professional StudiesPsychology, Data Science, Business Management and Leadership, and morehttps://cunysps.zoom.us/j/95347391124 (Webinar ID: 953 4739 1124)
Hunter College School of Education, CUNYTeacher Education, Counseling and Applied Behavior Analysishttps://zoom.us/j/91486909940
(Meeting ID: 914 8690 9940)
John Jay College, CUNYCriminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, MPA, Security, Emergency Management, and morehttps://jjay-cuny.zoom.us/j/82897607677?p- wd=eXZYMnYvdnlnNTR6elZuUjNiRmxNdz09 (Meeting ID: 828 9760 7677 Passcode: John Jay)
Lehman College, CUNYComputer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Mathematics Instruction, and morehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ- 0tc-irpzwoH9CFmThvZFYk_8BXNRRVAO1x
Marist CollegeMBA, MS in Information Systems, and morehttps://marist-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/ tZAkdu-orTwpEtEgcJyfbLBnZNzSRFcyPAUY
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)All STEM Graduate Programshttps://zoom.us/j/98586107922?pwd=UU1vdnh1UW9vc0dES3hkWDlZRnNrUT09
(Meeting ID: 985 8610 7922 Passcode: NJIT2021)
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)Communication Arts, Digital Art & Design, UX/UI Design and Development, and morehttps://nyit.zoom.us/j/99887492547
(Meeting ID: 998 8749 2547 Passcode: 718198)
New York University (NYU)Programs in Educational Communications and Technology at NYU Steinhardthttps://rb.gy/cnc61q
NYU Game CenterMFA in Game Designhttps://nyu.zoom.us/j/94034751778
St. John’s UniversityMasters of Science in Integrated Advertising Communicationshttps://zoom.us/j/9039706542?pwd=YmNrM1cw- ck5wZzExd0dkUjNLL2VaQT09
(Passcode: Stjohns)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityMedical Informaticshttps://zoom.us/j/190342293?pwd=YjJZYitxdTUx-
SUptT2YzWG5mNkpqdz09

(Meeting ID: 190 342 293 Passcode: 863454)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityMidwifery (School of Health Professions)https://zoom.us/j/94807895191?pwd=cG-
JYU1FqaTY1dlFXZTE1ZllHOXZGZz09

(Meeting ID: 948 0789 5191 Passcode: 765160)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityPhysical Therapyhttps://zoom.us/j/93332620805?pwd=SmpqTl-
M4WG8yVkNNMlM1S0dXQ0NRUT09

(Meeting ID: 933 3262 0805 Passcode: 352992)
SUNY New PaltzAll Programshttps://zoom.us/j/91949787500?pwd=RlQ4UE-
JleG9YamM4TU12TkRxS2x4Zz09

(Meeting ID: 919 4978 7500 Passcode: SUNYNP)

The Fifth Annual City Tech Symposium on Race and Science Fiction

The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium on Race and Science Fiction will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 9:00am-5:00pm online via Zoom Webinar.

To participate in this free event, attendees will need to (1) Signup for a free Zoom account here (if you don’t already have one), and (2) Register here to receive access instructions to the Zoom Webinar. Participants may register any time before or during the event!

For those who would like to watch the event without registering, you can join the YouTube Livestream here.

In addition to the Zoom Webinar Chat and YouTube Live Chat, join the event conversation with the event hashtag #CityTechSF and follow on Twitter @CityTechSF.

As indicated on the program, some symposium content is pre-recorded to offer more time for discussion on the day of the event. Pre-recorded content includes author readings and full paper presentations. Some of this content is in production and will be posted soon.

Visit the collection’s OpenLab page for participant bios, the full program and additional information.

CALL FOR DONATIONS TO LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Please donate to the Ursula C. Schwerin Library’s upcoming Fall Book Sale, which will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 12:30-2:15 p.m. (location to be announced).  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 at mhounion@citytech.cuny.edu or at extension x5491.  All donations should be received by Monday, December 3.  We will acknowledge your donation with a thank-you letter but we cannot place dollar values on donated items.  Information about the Library’s Gifts Policy may be found at https://library.citytech.cuny.edu/about/policies/gifts.php 

Donate to the library book sale!

Please donate to the Ursula C. Schwerin Library’s upcoming Spring Book Sale, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. (location to be announced).  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 Wednesday, May 9.  We will acknowledge your donation with a thank-you letter but we cannot place dollar values on donated items.  Information about the Library’s Gifts Policy may be found here.
 
 

First World War discussion: Tuesday 27 February, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

It is hard to believe that we began our project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War a year and a half ago. Please join the library on Tuesday February 27th from 2:30 – 4:00 pm for a catered lunch and discussion at which we will discuss what we have learned and taken away from the experience. This is the concluding event for a grant library faculty earned from The Library of America, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and National Endowment for the Humanities.  The event is being held in the Library Projection Room, A432.
Please RSVP to Professor Keith Muchowski by 5:00 pm, this Friday, February 23rd if you are planning attend:
kmuchowski@citytech.cuny.edu
And if you have not seen it, watch our film here.

 

The City Tech Library Remembers WWI

This year marks the end of the First World War. In its time called the Great War because of the death and devastation it cause on such a large scale, the conflict took the lives of over nine million people around the world. The war began in 1914 and lasted four long years. With its great ports and proximity to the sea lanes to Europe and elsewhere, the Greater New York City area was integral to the war effort even before America joined the fight because so much materiel left from the docks of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Hoboken, New Jersey and elsewhere. Greater New York only became that much more important after the United States entered the conflict in April 1917.

In Summer 2016 the Ursula C. Schwerin Library applied for a grant co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The Library of America, and The National Endowment for the Humanities to mark the centennial of World War One. The library also reached out to City Tech’s Office of Veterans Support Services as a partner to join the dialogue.

Library faculty spent much of 2017 producing a twenty-two minute documentary called New Yorkers in Uniform: From World War One to Today.

The film discusses the life and times of Thomas Michael Tobin, a Great War veteran born in Yonkers, just north of Manhattan, in the 1880s. Orphaned by the age of fourteen, Tobin was a grade school dropout who successfully made his way in the world before putting on a uniform and going off to France in 1917. After the war he picked up with his business and political affairs and raised his five sons, together with his wife, in Yonkers. For the film we also interviewed two contemporary veterans, both of them current City Tech students. Fostering conversation between the families of World War One doughboys (as American troops in that war were called) with contemporary veterans was one of the purposes of the grant. City Tech vets were also a good fit because of the college’s history dating back to 1946 in the aftermath of the Second World War. The college was created for returning World War Two veterans eager to get an education and get on with their lives. Then and now, what we now call City Tech had a large number of students who served in the military.
The film had its premiere in the Ursula C. Schwerin library in November 2017. Approximately thirty people attended and enjoyed a catered lunch, the film screening, and panel discussion with many of the documentary’s subjects.