Baruch Presentations at the 15th Annual CUNY IT Conference on 12/1/2016

The 15th Annual CUNY IT Conference will be held on December 1 and 2 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The full conference program and registration information are available on the conference web site.  Listed below are the sessions that include presentations by Baruch College faculty and staff.

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Thursday, December 1 at 1:00

“Technology Accessibility Task Force: An Update on Initiatives to Promote IT Accessibility Across CUNY”

Explores IT accessibility needs at CUNY and recent initiatives to promote accessibility tools and awareness at CUNY. Will highlight the new Accessibility website, recent surveys on needs in classrooms and other spaces, and recent initiatives to make IT more accessible to those with disabilities.

Arthur Downing, VP for Information Services and CIO, Dean of the Library, Baruch College

Caryn Giananti, Senior Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Research, CUNY Central

Carlos Herrera, Task Force Coordinator; Assistant Director, Services for Students with Disabilities, Queensborough Community College

Joseph Sherman, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Computing and Information Services, CUNY Central

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Thursday, December 1 at 2:15

“Redefining ‘Success’ in the Hybrid Course”

How have hybrid courses complicated traditional notions of success in a classroom? What are the challenges in comparing the “success” of a hybrid course with the “success” of a traditional course? Current and former Center for Teaching and Learning directors and the faculty liaison at Baruch College discuss how hybridizing has created shifts in assignment design, student learning outcomes and student self-perceptions of learning that challenge and redefine success.

Allison Lehr-Samuels, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Baruch College

Kannan Mohan, Former Director of the CTL, Baruch College

Cheryl Smith, Faculty Liaison to CTL, Baruch College

Laurie Hurson, Hybrid Coordinator at the CTL, Baruch College

Lindsey Albracht, Hybrid Coordinator at the CTL, Baruch College

Construction on Library’s 3rd Floor Related to Possible New Shelving

Library 3rd Floor Construction

 

Library users will notice that several areas of the book stacks on the third floor have been temporarily closed for construction.  During September a work crew will be drilling in the ceiling above these areas to analyze the load strength of the floor above.  We would like to install high density shelving on the fourth floor to allow us to increase space for student seating.  The plastic enclosures around the drilling locations will prevent plaster and dust from spreading across the library. The actual drilling is scheduled for late in the evening to minimize disruption to our users.

Library users who need any books or bound periodicals from an area that is closed should inquire at the circulation desk on the second floor.  Please do not enter aisles that are roped off with caution tape.

The idea to install high-density shelving emerged from planning discussions with students and faculty.  During that process it was very clear that increasing the seating capacity of the library is a high priority.

We regret the inconvenience that this work may cause during this month, but we expect that library users will appreciate the benefits that result.

 

How to Borrow a Calculator for the Fall 2016 Semester

The Library has approximately 775 TI-89 graphing calculators available for Baruch College students to borrow for the fall 2016 semester.  Students who are interested in borrowing a calculator must enter their Baruch email address on this online form:

https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6GnLCwZspRpkd2R

Students will be selected at random from the list at 7:00 a.m. on September 1, 2016 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 September 8 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 September 9.  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 September 1.

How to Borrow a Calculator for the Spring 2016 Semester

The Library has approximately 540 TI-89 graphing calculators available for Baruch College students to borrow for the spring 2016 semester.  Students who are interested in borrowing a calculator must enter their Baruch email address on this online form.

Students will be selected at random from the list at 7:00 a.m. on February 4, 2016 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 11 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 10:00 a.m. on February 13.  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 4.

How to Borrow a Calculator for the Fall 2015 Semester

The Library has approximately 540 TI-89 graphing calculators available for Baruch College students to borrow for the fall 2015 semester.  Students who are interested in borrowing a calculator must enter their Baruch email address on this online form.

Students will be selected at random from the list at 7:00 a.m. on September 3, 2015 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 September 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 September 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 September 3.

Introducing Textbook Express!

In a hurry to study for final exams? Reserve your textbook on your way to The Newman Library and it will be ready for you to pick up from the Express/Quick Return Window when you arrive!!

Beginning Monday, May 4 and extending through Thursday, May 21, you can simply text “Baruch” to 66746 and then send the textbook/course information for the book you need. If the book is available, you will receive a confirmation that it will be held for 20 minutes.

Textbook Express is a pilot service during final exams, available when the Circulation Desk is open. Only reserve textbooks can be requested via Textbook Express.

Internet & Wi-Fi Service Interruption in Library Building – April 3 – 6

Due to essential air conditioning repairs in the Library & Technology Building there will be no network services, including Internet access and Wi-Fi service, in that building and the Annex Building on Friday, April 3 beginning at 7:00 a.m. and continuing until Monday, April 6. Network services are planned to be restored in the building by 9:00 a.m. on April 6. The Building will remain open its usual hours during the service outage. Services will operate as normal on the rest of the campus network.

 

How to Borrow a Calculator for the Spring 2015 Semester

The Library has approximately 540 TI-89 graphing calculators available for Baruch College students to borrow for the spring 2015 semester.  Students who are interested in borrowing a calculator must enter their names on a list in ONE of the following ways:

1.  Text the word “calculator” to 877877 and reply to the request for your Baruch e-mail address.  (Message and data rates may apply.)

OR

2.  Enter your Baruch e-mail address on this online form.

Students will be selected at random from the list at 7:00 a.m. on February 4, 2015 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 Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 4.

Limited Access to Library: December 24 – January 1

Once the fall semester has ended, the library will be closed December 24, December 25, December 27, December 28, and January 1.

We will  be open, though, on December 26, December 29, December 30, and December 31, but only to the following groups:

  • Baruch College faculty
  • Baruch College students who need to return items they have borrowed or need to pay fines

For details on library hours in January and next spring, go to the Hours page on the library website.