Register for Subotnick Financial Services Center Workshops

Prof. Phillips Teaching in SFSCA limited series of Subotnick Financial Services Center workshops will be conducted virtually in the Fall semester. Members of the Baruch community may register using the Newman Library’s workshop form.

After you register, you will receive a link to join the session on Zoom the day prior to the session.

Registrants need a personal computer or laptop with access to a Baruch Zoom account.

Recordings of the sessions will be made available after the event.SFSC Workshop Schedule Fall 2020

 

 

 

Bloomberg I: Introduction to Bloomberg Professional for Equities
This workshop will introduce participants to the Bloomberg Professional service, a leading source of real-time and historical financial information. Bloomberg I explores navigation within the Bloomberg system and focuses on finding information in the equity markets. Participants should gain a basic understanding of the Bloomberg operating environment as well as the financial information found within the Bloomberg Professional service. The content of this tutorial should not be construed as investment advice.

FactSet I: Introduction to Equity Research
The FactSet I workshop is an introduction to the FactSet service, a leading source of real-time and historical financial information. FactSet I covers navigation within the FactSet system and focuses on equity markets and researching public companies.

S&P Capital IQ
This workshop provides an introductory overview of this resource for stock prices and financial data for publicly traded companies, industries and commodities; private companies, U.S. and international markets for research and analytics.

Bloomberg Excel Add-In
The Bloomberg II workshop is an introduction to the Bloomberg Excel Add-in and focuses on working with Bloomberg data within Microsoft Excel. Attendees should take the Bloomberg I workshop as a pre-requisite.

Futures / Options
1. Futures: Introducing practical examples of the monitoring and analysis of commodity, currency or index futures contracts, using data and functions of the Bloomberg or FactSet software.
2. Options: Introducing function, use, monitoring and analysis of options contracts with Bloomberg or FactSet software.

How to Reserve a Quiet Study Space on Campus

Dining Hall

NVC Dining Hall as Quiet Study Space

Baruch College is providing quiet study spaces for students.  At this this time there are 2 locations on the first floor of the Newman Vertical Campus:

  • Multi-Purpose Room – 21 seats
  • Dining Room/Cafeteria – 37 seats

Students may reserve a seat in either space for a four-hour time slot (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) using the reservation system.

Users of the quiet study spaces must follow the University’s Student Conduct Protocol.

Please note that quiet study spaces are not in the Library or managed by the Library.

The Quiet Study spaces will be cleared of all occupants at 12:00 noon each day for cleaning before the afternoon session. The spaces will be cleared again at 6:00 p.m. to clean them for use on the following morning.

No food or drink may be brought into any of the Quiet Study spaces.

Students who use the multi-purpose room should use the 25th Street entrance to the Newman Vertical Campus.  Students who use the Cafeteria space should use the 24th Street entrance.

Submission of a reservation request will generate an automated email response with instructions to download the Everbridge health screening app. Visitors must complete a Symptom Checker in Everbridge on the day of each visit to ensure that the information provided is current. To gain entry, the visitor must show a result approving access, and a valid Baruch identification card to Public Safety officers. The ID Center is open on a regular schedule to issue ID cards to new students.

All students  have been pre-registered with Everbridge. Please follow the instructions below to set-up your account in advance of your visit.

Instructions for Using the Everbridge Health Screening App

The Everbridge app is available for your smartphone in the associated app stores: Apple Store and Google Play. Please use this Instructional Guide for accessing and using the app. Visitors should follow the Visitors’ Guide for instructions on entering the campus.

One-time Setup for Everbridge

  1. Navigate to the App store on your phone and search for Everbridge.
  2. Download, install, and open the Everbridge app.
  3. Click Find an Organization or subscription button on the Everbridge splash page.
  4. Search for CUNY. Select the CUNY – Health Screening option. Do not choose NYAlert.
  5. You will be taken to the CUNY Web Applications Login page. Log in using your CUNYLogin credentials. (Username: Firstname.Lastname##@login.cuny.edu)
  6. Set your notification preferences and click the Done button.

Completing a Symptom Checker in Everbridge

  1. Within the Everbridge app, click the Shield icon in the bottom right corner. If you do not see the Shield icon, restart the app.
  2. Click the Symptom Checker icon.
  3. Go through the questionnaire, answer all five questions, and click Submit.

Library Service Advisory for Fall 2020

The Newman Library is providing its services remotely during the fall 2020 semester.  This advisory will be updated to contain the most current information about Library services in case circumstances change during the semester.

Please note that overdue fines are not being charged for books and equipment on loan.  Please feel free to hold onto the books, calculator, or laptop that you borrowed.  If you need to return an item please read the options provided in a separate news post.

  • Library Hours – The Library space is closed.  Baruch students will be able to schedule time in one of the designated quiet study areas on campus.  The details are on a separate news page.  Please note that the quiet study spaces space are not in the library or managed by the library.
  • Reference Service – Use the “Ask a Librarian” app on the Library’s home page to chat live, email a question, or schedule a research consultation.
  • Book Loans – From off campus use our extensive digital collections.  Faculty who have a critical need for a book in our collection should contact circulation@baruch.cuny.edu.
  • Inquire about Borrowed Items – Contact the Circulation staff via email circulation@baruch.cuny.edu
  • Technology Loans – Baruch students may request a Chromebook, iPad or laptop for loan.  Details are on the Technology Distribution page.
  • Calculator Loans: All calculators for fall 2020 were assigned to students who requested them by 9/1/2020.  Please note that Texas Instruments has discontinued its free emulator trial, but still offers a free Chromebook extension through July 2021,  Students may want to consider downloading an app through iTunes or the Play Store.
  • Access to Internet and WiFi: Baruch students who need Internet access may reserve a seat in one of the designated quiet study areas on campus.  The College will be distributing a limited number of MiFi hotspots that have been supplied by the University.  Students who have no Internet access at home and want to apply for the loan of hotspot should submit a request by following the instructions on the MiFi loan page.
  • Printers: While the Library is closed to users the printers are not available.  With classes now online, students are submitting their course assignments in a digital format through Blackboard or another method specified by the instructor that does not require a hard copy.

Returning Books, Laptops and Calculators

Student reading a book in the stacksStudents are asking us how to return library materials that they borrowed.

If you are a Baruch student who is enrolled in the fall semester, you can hold onto the items.  There are no fines or fees.

If you are a Baruch student who has just graduated OR if you are a continuing student who cannot hold onto the items for whatever reason (for example, you are leaving the country), there are two options.

1. Ship to us

Books can be sent in a padded envelope to the following address:

Newman Library – Baruch College
151 East 25th Street
New York, NY  10010

We recommend shipping via USPS Media Rate. Please consider purchasing insurance to cover the replacement cost of the item; the cost to insure an item up to $100 is $2.85. Retain the tracking number and track to ensure the package has arrived. Please note that items will remain on your library account while the library remains closed to staff. All materials are being automatically renewed on your behalf and there are no overdue fines being charged.

If you decide to ship a laptop or calculator to us, please use a shipping service that provides detailed tracking information and insurance.  We recommend that you also require signature confirmation of delivery.  If you plan to ship equipment to us, please contact us in advance at technologyloan@baruch.cuny.edu.

2. Book Drop on Campus

A book drop is available during scheduled hours outside the 25th street entrance of the Newman Vertical Campus, which is across from the library. Books may be returned in that book drop at the times listed below.   Please do not try to return books on campus outside the hours listed.  Also, the book drop is located outside the building so that users should not have to enter the building to return a book.

  • October 16 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • October 19 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

3. Equipment Return by Appointment

Contact technologyloan@baruch.cuny.edu to schedule a time to return equipment.  Please do not place equipment in the book drop.

Important: Newman Library Service Advisory (Obsolete)

coronavirus test using swabIMPORTANT NOTE: This service advisory has been superseded by the subsequent one for Fall 2020.

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Until further notice the Newman Library is providing all services without on-site staff. Users should review the information below before coming to the Library building.  This advisory will be updated to contain the most current information about Library services in a rapidly changing situation.

Please note that overdue fines are not being charged for books and equipment on loan.  If you are continuing at Baruch in the fall, please feel free to hold onto the books, calculator, or laptop that you have borrowed until then.  For students who are not returning, the options are explained in a separate news item.

  • Library Hours – Closed until further notice.  Please check back for updates.
  • Reference Service – Use the “Ask a Librarian” app on the Library’s home page to chat live, email a question, or schedule a research consultation.
  • Book Loans – From off campus use our extensive digital collections.
  • Inquire about Borrowed Items – Contact the Circulation staff via email circulation@baruch.cuny.edu
  • Technology Loans – Borrow a Chromebook or iPad for the rest of the semester. Details are on the Technology Distribution page.
  • Calculator Loans: The Library will be holding the usual lottery for the loan of calculators. The link to the entry form will be posted here by August 24th.  Texas Instruments has discontinued its free emulator trial, but still offers a free Chromebook extension through July 2021,  Students may want to consider downloading an app through iTunes or the Play Store.
  • Access to Internet and WiFi: The University is posting a list of service providers that are offering access.  Scroll down to the Resources and Tools section of the page.  The University will soon announce the distribution of MiFi devices to students who have no Internet access.

Resources for Fall 2020 Distance Education – FAQ for Students

Vertical Campus ExtriorAre the computer labs open?

The campus computer labs are closed.  Students may access the software on the lab computers remotely at onlinelabs.baruch.cuny.edu.  However, students should use the CUNY Virtual Desktop to access ArcGIS, SPSS, SAS, Mathematica, Maplesoft and Matlab.

Is the Library open?

The Newman Library is providing all services virtually at this time.  These are available from the Library’s home page. The service advisory on the home page is the most up-to-date source of the status of services. Baruch students are able to schedule time in one of the designated quiet study areas on campus. The details are on a separate news page.  Please note that the quiet study spaces are no tin the Library or managed by the Library.

Is the IT Help Desk open?

The help desk staff are working remotely.  If you are having trouble logging into a service, configuring your own laptop, or need help with using a resource that is new to you, please contact the desk via email at helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu.  At this time the help desk is not receiving phone calls.

How can I get technology assistance from off-campus?

Students should send an email message to helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu explaining what type of assistance is needed.

Are laptop loan services available?

The College has a special program to offer semester loans of new devices obtained from the University. For details see the Technology Distribution page.

How can I get free access to the Internet, if I do not have it at home?

Students will soon be able to reserve a seat in one of the designated quiet study spaces (see question above).  Please bring your own device to the study space.  The College is distributing a limited number of MiFi hot spots to students who have no Internet access at home.  Students who want to apply for the loan of hotspot should submit a request by following the instructions on the MiFi loan page.

How can I borrow a financial calculator?

Baruch students may request a calculator for loan using this form until all available calculators are distributed.  Please note that Texas Instruments has discontinued its free emulator trial, but still offers a free Chromebook extension through July 2021,  Students may want to consider downloading an app through iTunes or the Play Store.

Can I attend my online class while I am on campus?

You may want to reserve a seat in one of the quiet study areas.  If you need headphones, please request them via the form on the Technology Distribution page.

What online learning tools will I be expected to use?

It will vary based on what the instructor believes is best to use to teach the course, but the College is focusing on tools that are very easy for students to access and use.  The most common tools will be:

  • Blackboard – Baruch students already know Blackboard. In addition to the tools that you have previously used in Blackboard, such as the discussion groups, some instructors may decide to use the videoconferencing service that is built into Blackboard, which is called Collaborate.
  • Zoom – Many instructors will use this webconferencing tool. When your instructor wants the class to meet using Zoom, you will just have to click on a web link to join the session.
  • Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive – These are file storage services that are already available to every Baruch student.  Your instructor may want to use them to share documents.
  • Blogs@Baruch – Some instructors use the College’s blog site as a course site.  If your instructor decides to do this, you will be sent a link and only need to enter your Baruch username and password to join the course. Your instructor may ask you to write to the site as part of a course assignment. It is as easy as writing a blog post.

How can I access Blackboard, CUNYfirst, Dropbox and other services from off campus?

Use the “Quick Links” drop-down menu on the Baruch College home page.  That way you can be sure that you have the most up-to-date links.

How can I get help from the library remotely?

Please use the chat reference service on the Newman Library home page.

Where can I print assignments for my courses?

With classes online students are submitting their course assignments in a digital format through Blackboard or another method specified by the instructor that does not require a hard copy.  There are no printers available on campus.

Where and how can I store my files in the cloud?
You can save your files in one of CUNY’s cloud file storage options to access the latest version of your files, no matter where you’re located, as long as you’re connected to the Internet. CUNY offers two files storage/collaboration tools: OneDrive in Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox. You can find information and training resources on using OneDrive at CUNY’s Microsoft Office 365 for Education site website or from Microsoft’s Office 365 Education Help Center and Office 365 Training Center. Microsoft’s Teams provides an addition tool to share/collaborate on projects and shared files. You can find information and training resources on using Dropbox at CUNY’s Dropbox site.

What services are available for Students with Disabilities?

The Disability Services Office will be open to assist students. The College is committed to ensuring accessibility as courses are moved to an online format. Instructors have been provided with information resources and guidance to help them achieve this goal. If a student finds that any course material is not accessible, please inform the instructor so that it can be corrected.

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NOTE: This FAQ list will be updated as we receive additional questions from students.  Please check back.

Newman Library Open Regular Hours During Midterm Examinations

The Newman LNewman Library Exterioribrary will NOT be open 24 hours during midterm exams in the spring 2020 semester.  The Library will operate with its regular hours: 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight.  With the current concern regarding COVID-19 our cleaning crew must have access to all areas of the Library, which is not possible when we are open continuously. This a temporary measure and we hope to be open 24 hours during final examinations.

How to Borrow a Calculator from the Newman Library for Spring 2020

graphing calculatorThe Library has 1,110 TI-89 graphing calculators available for Baruch College students to borrow for the spring 2020 semester.  Students who are interested in borrowing a calculator must enter their Baruch email address on the calculator distribution entry form.

Students will be selected from the list at random at 7:00 a.m. on February 3, 2020 and notified by e-mail to come to the circulation desk to pick up the calculator.  Students who are selected from the waiting list will have until 10:00 p.m. on February 10 to pick up the calculator.  Calculators that are not picked up by that time will be distributed at the 2nd floor circulation desk on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:00 a.m. on February 11.  Each student may only submit one entry to the waiting list.  Multiple entries will result in disqualification from the calculator loan process.  Entries must be submitted by 7:00 a.m. on February 3.

Newman Library Contributes to ITHAKA S+R’s Study of Business Instruction

Logo of ITHAKA S+RThe Newman Library is one of sixteen institutions nationwide that participated in a research study of the teaching practices and needs of instructors teaching in business and business related disciplines.  The final report of the study, Teaching Business: Looking at the Support Needs of Instructors, has been published by ITHAKA S+R, which organized the project.  Three of our business librarians, Ryan Phillips, Louise Klusek and Charles Terng conducted faculty interviews, analyzed the responses, and wrote a report of their findings that were incorporated in the final report from ITHAKA S+R.  The report of the Newman Library team, Supporting the Changing Practices of Teaching in Business, will also help guide the development and delivery of library services to the College’s Zicklin School of Business.

Newman Library Becomes the Home of an Important Research Collection in Technical Analysis

TAEF LogoThe Technical Analysis Educational Foundation, Inc. (TAEF) has placed its research collection on long-term loan in the Newman Library of Baruch College.  The collection includes nearly 7,000 publications that constitute a significant portion of the body of knowledge of technical analysis, which considers the empirical information derived from the activities of buyers and sellers in an open auction market. The holdings consist of books, historical texts, journals, investment advisory letters, recordings, electronic and digital media, chart books, and photographs. The collection continues to grow through new acquisitions and donations.

Through its partnership with Baruch College, the TAEF is able to make this collection available to a diverse community of users. The collection will benefit both professionals and new entrants to technical analysis.  In addition to supporting instruction and research at Baruch College, many of the books are available to other institutions through interlibrary loan.  Items published prior to 1930, advisory letters, journals, newspapers, pictures, sound recordings, and unbound books cannot be borrowed, but may be consulted on site in the Newman Library by appointment. The holdings may be searched via the catalog on the Newman Library’s website.

The collection includes books by the earliest generation of analysts and writers in this country who formulated and expanded the field of technical analysis – William Peter Hamilton and Robert Rhea of Dow Theory; Richard W. Schabacker on the principles of charting; Humphrey B. Neill on contrarian opinion; Harold M. Gartley, a leading stock market analyst of the 1930s; Alexander H. Wheelan on point and figure charting; and William D. Gann, Ralph Nelson Elliott, and Richard D. Wyckoff, who created technical theories that remain in use today. A large number of the Dow Theory letters of the late Richard Russell are part of the collection.  The books of leading modern technicians such as Gerald B. Appel, Constance M. Brown, Alexander Elder, Humphrey E. D. Lloyd, Gregory L. Morris, John J. Murphy, Martin J. Pring, Robert R. Prechter, Victor Sperandeo, and Martin E. Zweig are included. These materials set forth the principles and theories of technical analysis that are of value to both professional investment managers and new members of the field.

The library also contains possibly the finest collection of books and writings dealing with the cyclicality of financial markets, physical sciences, human cultural activities, weather, biological rhythms, planetary activity, and natural phenomena. These publications present the findings of extensive research going back decades. The materials were originally compiled by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles established in 1941 and are currently owned by the CMT (Chartered Market Technician) Association.

Additional information is posted on the TAEF collection website.

About the Technical Analysis Educational Foundation, Inc. (taeducation.org)

The Technical Analysis Educational Foundation, Inc. (TAEF) was established in March 1993, as a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation, then known as the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation, but renamed in January 2018.  The original mission of the foundation was to create and fund educational programs in the field of Technical Analysis. This mission has expanded to include the creation and support of a complete Technical Analysis curriculum that is now being taught in colleges and universities for academic credit. According to its website (taeducation.org), the foundation “unites industry experts from around the globe to develop comprehensive lectures, course outlines, and study materials designed for students new to technical analysis.”

About Baruch College (baruch.cuny.edu)

Baruch College provides students with the skills, knowledge, and perspectives to pursue their aspirations in today’s global environment. A leading college within The City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch is also listed among the nation’s top public institutions for academic excellence, affordability, student success, and value. Its three schools educate more than 18,000 students who represent one of the most diverse college campuses in the country. Strong career and support services drive Baruch’s national recognition as an engine for social and economic mobility. Through executive education, continuing studies, international partnerships, public events, and arts programming, Baruch stands out as an intellectual and cultural resource for New York City and the world.