A Semester of Learning

Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff, who came to the library for our workshops this semester! It was a rewarding experience for us, too, and we are grateful for all 765 of you for joining us in a semester of learning & discovery!

We welcomed the term with our new instruction space, the bright and sunny Curiosity Lab. Library staff developed 29 pre-scheduled workshops for you on topics including:

  • Literature Reviews
  • Chinese Databases
  • Finding Data & Statistics
  • Stata & R
  • Business Information
  • Tableau, Gephi, & Python
  • Online Learning
  • GIS & Mapping Tools
  • Citation Tools (RefWorks Zotero, and Endnote)

In addition, we taught 39 in-class workshops by faculty request. Librarians and technologists work with courses to introduce resources, tools, and targeted strategies for course research.

The Library looks forward to Spring 2018, with more workshops. If you’d like to recommend a research topic, or if you are an instructor and would like to know more about having a research or technology workshop for your class, please email us!


Meet Your Librarians

Did you know there are reference librarians in the library who can help you locate the information and resources you need, assist with your research project, help with citing your paper, and much more.

In-person assistance is available at the reference desk in the library on the 4th floor, Monday through Thursday from 12-2pm. No appointment necessary — just drop by when you need assistance.

One-on-one research consultations are also available through the library. You are encouraged to make an appointment with your subject librarians.

Head of Access Services & STEM Librarian

Qinghua Xu is the library’s Head of Access Services, and subject liaison to students and faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:  “Being a librarian is a rewarding experience. You know that every little thing you do can make a positive impact on users’ teaching and learning experience.”

Fun Fact: “It is a small world! I recently connected with my childhood best friend who I haven’t met for nearly 30 years through WeChat.”

Reference & Subject Specialist Librarian
Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Reference & Research Services Coordinator

Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion is the Reference and Research Services Coordinator, and subject liaison to students and faculty in Arts and Humanities.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:  “I love my one-on-one consultations with students who are working on research projects. I always end up learning something new from them!”

Fun Fact: “I’ve been playing classical violin for over 20 years!”



Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business

Edward Lim is the subject librarian for Business. He is one of the newest members of the library team, joining us from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:  “Nobody questions when a librarian makes a recommendation! As a librarian, we get to experiment with technology and the latest gadgets and software.”

Fun Fact: “I can drive a car and ride a horse, but I have not picked up cycling. I almost never buy print books for personal reading.”

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Economics

Jennifer Stubbs is the subject librarian for Social Sciences and Economics. She is the newest member of the library team. Prior to NYU Shanghai, Jennifer was a librarian for Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library in the US.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:
“My sister says the thing about librarians is we love to search. People come to us because they want to find one thing. I will keep searching and exploring tangents and different databases, so feel free to interrupt me and say, I have what I need, thanks! Bye.”

Fun Fact: “My initials match the scary shark movie: JAWS.”

Welcome to a New Semester

Dear NYU Shanghai Community,

Welcome and welcome back!  At the start of the school year, I would like to introduce the exciting changes and additions to the library.

Browsable DVD Collection: Our carefully curated DVD collection is now open for browsing during library hours in the Course Reserve Room.




DVD Viewing Room: This new room is equipped with iMacs and Blueray players for you to use our DVD collection for leisure and research purposes.



Curiosity Lab: The library will start to host our series of research and technology workshops in this new, collaborative teaching and learning space inside the library.



Expanded Chinese Language Leisure Collection: Through a collaboration with the Pudong Public Library, we now have 500 new leisure titles ready for circulating. Each year, we will bring in new titles to the collection.


I welcome you to visit us to check out the new spaces and collections. Hope the changes will further enrich your teaching and learning experience at NYUSH.

Xiaojing Zu
Library Director

RITS Teaching & Learning Series for faculty

RITS will offer a series of workshops for faculty covering NYU Classes, Digital Studio, Data, Innovation & Emerging Tech as well as GIS & Digital Mapping Technologies. Workshops will run on Tues, Wed, Thur through September at Room 400A. Please feel free to join us and enhance your teaching and learning experience at NYU Shanghai. We look forward to seeing you! Please choose the options here to indicate which workshops you may be interested.

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Systems Outage 7/28

Update: Libraries Systems Maintenance Complete. Access to electronic resources should have been restored.

Please be advised,  due to planned maintenance from 7am Thursday, July 28th  to 12am Friday, July 29th, access to NYU Libraries electronic resources may be unavailable.  During the outage, please contact us should you need library assistance.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.