Try BobCat Beta now!

We are happy to announce the beta release of the new BobCat interface.

Click on ‘Try BobCat Beta’ tab on NYU Shanghai Library website

BobCat is NYU’s branded name for our Library discovery platform!

The new BobCat Beta interface has a modern look and feel, and offers new features in addition to all the features of the current interface (BobCat Classic). Both Classic and Beta will run simultaneously through the entire spring semester.

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Noteworthy Business Titles

  1. Redirect: changing the stories we live by, by Timothy D Wilson
  2. The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats Are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas, by Daniel W. Drezner
  3. Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, by Emily Chang
  4. Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World, by Melissa A. Schilling
  5. Fifty Million Rising: The New Generation of Working Women Transforming the Muslim World by Saadia Zahidi

This month, we have titles for improving yourself, as well as understanding groups of people. Drezner’s book on the ideas industry is an interesting take on what drives a large part of business – the ideas industry. This book was a recommendation from a fellow colleague.

Another book published by our NYU family: Melissa Schiling is the Herzog Family Professor of Management, and Professor of Management & Organizations at NYU Stern School of Business. It was a pleasant surprise to learn the January’s 5 noteworthy business titles were appreciated. Share this with someone you’re thinking of! –– Edward Lim, Reference & Research Services Librarian for Business

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Literary Reading Series is Back Again!

Did you enjoy the Literary Reading Series last semester?

Or you haven’t heard of it?

Don’t miss it this spring semester!

Each semester, distinguished poets, writers and translators from around the world take part in the Literary Reading Series at NYU Shanghai. All the featured books are displayed in the Library’s Spotlight section.

Robin Hemley, for example, will be the first guest speaker to present this semester. His popular craft book, Turning Life into Fiction, has sold over 80,000 copies.

We will also have Tse Hao Guang, the author of Deeds of Light (2015), which shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2016, and Daryl Lim Wei Jie, a poet and critic. His work won him the Golden Point Award in English Poetry in 2015.

If you are interested in reading any of the 2018 Spring Literary Reading Series books that have been or will be presented on campus by authors, you can easily find their works in the Spotlight section. Feel free to browse and check out! Remember, you can keep the books up to two weeks and renew once.