Welcome Message from Library Director

Dear Students,

Welcome back!

This summer, we made several changes in the library to make it a better space for your study and research needs.

SAVE MY SPOT WIDGET

We can never have enough seats in the library for everyone, but we have made finding a seat in the library easier. Save My Spot can help you

  • keep your seat for 30 mins without having to remove all personal belongings when you go on a short break

  • identify available seats held by unattended belongings and give you the right to take the seat.

Check out the video or ask at the library desk on how to use this sleek tool in NYU Shanghai Wechat.

SELF CHECK-OUT MACHINE

Get help or do-it-yourself, it’s your choice!The library’s new self check-out machine will help you reduce wait time during rush hours at the circulation desk.

NEW SLIDING DOOR

The library installed a new sliding door to block out noise from other floors. Please also note that swipe access has now been enabled to entering and exiting Academic Commons after service hours.

NEW COMPUTERS

  • 8 new high-end virtual PCs with 27″ 4K monitors in Academic Commons

  • Run everything from Adobe Premier to MatLab, Mathematica and more

  • Comes with excellent processing and graphics capability running Nvidia Grid graphics directly from our data center

  • Fast response times with upgraded 5G Wifi and LAN connections

Best,

Xiaojing Zu

Library Director

 

Library Closed During Dragon Boat Festival

Dear faculty, student, and staff,

NYU Shanghai Library’s collection and services will be closed from June 16-18. It will reopen on June 19. Electronic resources are available 24/7.

For research assistance in the meantime, please email librarians in NYC at https://library.nyu.edu/ask/email/, or use the chat widget on the library website.

Hope you have a wonderful Dragon Boat Festival!

NYU Shanghai Library

Library Hours in Spring Break and Qingming Holiday

Dear faculty, student, and staff,

NYU Shanghai Library’s collection and services will be closed from Apr. 5 to Apr. 8. Electronic resources are available 24/7.

For research assistance in the meantime, please email librarians in NYC at https://library.nyu.edu/ask/email/, or use the chat widget on the library website.

Hope you have a wonderful Spring Break!

NYU Shanghai Library

Take part in Library Student Survey 2018

What does the Library mean to you? A place for you to study with friends? A book bank where you can find a kindred spirit? A battlefield in times of essay dues and project deadlines?

Your story matters to us! Tell us about your experience now to give us an opportunity to improve your experience.

Take part in Library Student Survey 2018

Win attractive prizes

If you have completed the Library Student Survey, we would like to offer a small gift – come to our Library front desk. You can also take part in a lucky draw to win attractive prizes below by submitting your email address at the end of the survey.

FIRST PRIZE, 1 winner: 20″ trolley luggage (Minecraft themed)

SECOND PRIZE, 3 winners: Bluetooth Speaker

THIRD PRIZE, 5 winners: Earbuds

 

Planned Downtime of Online Resources

Most online library systems will be unavailable starting at 17 March (Saturday) 5 AM. This outage is due to University work on Bobst Library’s power supply.

Services affected include library catalog (BobCat), ejournals, ebooks and databases. Please plan your research accordingly. In the meantime, our library website will still be available.

We are expecting the above systems to be restored and available by 18 March (Sunday) 3 AM. The exact restoration time may vary depending on any technical issues that may arise.

For the most up-to-date information about the system status during the outage, visit our Libraries’ System Status Update Page.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.

Watch a 5-minute walkthrough of the features of BobCat Beta. Continue reading

Library Hours during Spring Festival

Dear faculty, student, and staff,

NYU Shanghai Library’s collection and services will be closed from Feb. 15 to Feb. 21. Electronic resources are available 24/7.

For research assistance in the meantime, please email librarians in NYC at https://library.nyu.edu/ask/email/, or use the chat widget on the library website.

Enjoy the Spring Festival!

NYU Shanghai Library

Meet your Instructional Technologists

We are dedicated to helping faculty utilize instructional and research tools and technologies for teaching and research. We develop Technology Enhanced Education (TEE) initiatives that assist the community in exploring innovative ways to impact teaching and learning with instructional technology.


Adrian Hodge
Head of Research and Instructional Technology Services

Adrian manages the RITS team towards the development of a range of educational technology and data projects at NYU Shanghai. He has an information management background in government, health and education sectors in the UK and Asia.

Adrian works in close consultation with faculty to understand pedagogy needs in the use of instructional technologies as well as the development of a range of TEE (Technology Enhanced Education) experiments and initiatives in fully online and blended learning courses, working closely with instructional technologists at NYU Shanghai and across the NYU’s global locations.


Yun Dai
Educational Technologist for Data Services

Yun joined the team as a data services consultant following her Technology Enhancement Education Fellowship with the Library.  She supports statistical computing and visualization tools through workshops, in-class instructions, consultations and online guides for faculty, students and research staff.

Yun has developed a range of data resources, and cooperates with other parties on research projects utilizing her data skills. She built up and co-manages the Chinese Datasets Archive with the Center for Data Science and Analytics.

Yun holds her Bachelor’s degree from Peking University and her Master’s from Columbia University (GSAS).


Noel Konagai
Technology Enhanced Education Fellow

Noel is a Technology Enhanced Education Fellow at NYU Shanghai who explores applications of machine learning, VR, and AR in an instructional setting.

Noel joined the Research and Instructional Technology team after graduating from the inaugural class of 2017 at NYU Shanghai. His passion lies in artificial intelligence and machine learning. His workshops are centered around the skills that are most in demand in data science.

Aside from being a data freak, Noel also loves Chinese tea and is passionate about learning languages.


Fan Luo
Faculty Technology Specialist

Fan is a Faculty Technology Specialist at NYU Shanghai. She holds a Master degree in Information Science and has worked as consultant, designer, and project manager on educational projects.

Fan joined NYU Shanghai in fall 2016 and works closely with faculty to facilitate teaching through the application of various instructional technologies including GIS, data visualization, LMS, blended and online learning etc. She develops and delivers workshops based upon the request of faculty.

Together with the Research and Instructional Technology (RITS) team and specialists over the global communities of NYU, Fan collaborates with colleagues to provide technical support and pedagogical consultation for faculty.


Angela Wang
Teaching and Learning Technology Supervisor

Angela is a Teaching and Learning Technology Supervisor at NYU Shanghai who works closely with faculty and students as well as instructional technologists in Shanghai and New York.

She consults with faculty to support daily operation of academic tools such as NYU Classes, NYU Stream, E-Textbooks and other systems in their teaching and research. She also facilitates workshops on NYU academic tools and other technology skills such as Microsoft Office for faculty, students, and staff at NYU Shanghai.

Angela holds bachelor degrees in both Computer Science and English from East China Normal University.


Mia Zhuo
Senior Faculty Technology Specialist

Mia is a consultant and designer who works closely with faculty in conceptualization, development, and redesign of courses that are both offered in classroom settings and online formats.

She holds her Double Masters in Global Media and Communications from LSE and USC, and leverages her skills to help faculty and students incorporate multimedia, among other digital tools, in their teaching, research and learning.

She also facilitates workshops on video production, animation, and digital expressions for faculty, students, and staff at NYU Shanghai. In addition to consulting and training, she provides support for the pedagogical use of NYU Classes.

 

Library Workshops for Spring 2018

Beginner researcher? Advanced scholar? Expert instructor? At the Library, we have something for everyone:

  • Research Fundamentals
  • Stata, R, & Visualization
  • Qualtrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Citation Tools and Skills

Register for any of the workshops by clicking on the links below. More information about each each is available on the OrgSync registration page.

We look forward to meeting you at one or more of these workshops!

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