Roary is Hungry for Libroary Questions!

Our next Libroary Thursday event falls right on the Double Eleven Day (双十一). This time we are going to play something BIG.

But first of all, we need your input!

Share one question you would like to ask us. (For example, is it possible to borrow a book that is not owned by our library? Where to find useful databases relevant to my research? … Anything you want to ask about the library. )

Your question will get a chance of entering the question bank, which is the base for our upcoming event. Those who have submitted their questions will be given access to the question bank BEFORE the start of the event, thus gaining an upper hand toward winning the final prizes.

To submit a question, send it directly through our library’s WeChat. If you would like to receive the question list, please leave your NetID, Or you can also choose to fill out this Google form.

Deadline to submit your question: 8 PM, 11/4/2021

The End of Squid Game | Thursday 4-5PM | Halloween

Are you excited for Halloween? Planning to dress up and “treat or trick”? Taking a break from the writings and assignments?

Join “The End of Squid Game” and win blind box gifts!

Time: 4-5 PM, Thursday, 10/28

Location: 4th Floor, in front of the elevator


The idea of this activity is based on a recent popular TV show called Squid Game. But, we are Anti-Squid Game! We will make it laughable and funny.

Take one of the three activities, and get blind box gifts.

1. Remove stickers

Completely remove a sticker from the whiteboard, and present it to get a blind box! The contents on those stickers are jokes from Xiaoguo’s talk show, and it’s okay if you can’t read them – just remove it!

2. Push the sword

2-3 players as a group, participants need to push the sword into the barrel, and whoever pops the pirates out will get a blind box.

3. Tear out the picture

Tear out the outline of the picture, and whoever succeeds will get a blind box!


Here’s a quick peek of our blind box prizes!

Limited supply. First come, first serve.

Event Recap: Oral History Summer Apprenticeship Showcase Presentation

On Thursday September 23, NYUSH Humanities and Library hosted “What Makes Us NYU Shanghai” – the Oral History Summer Apprenticeship Showcase Presentation.

The event attracted 28 students, faculty and staff from various backgrounds to attend and more joined online through Zoom.

Five student trainees took lectures on oral history in early June. After conducted their own research on topics of a common theme “What Makes US NYU Shanghai”,  the students shared with the wider NYU Shanghai community their research findings.

Prof. Shuang Wen introduced the background of this event.

Junyi Tang started from his own background in business and probed into what builds the identity of NYU Shanghai.

Yue Jia explored the public image of NYU Shanghai from the perspectives of Admission staff, parents, and peers.

Yining Yan looked into the design and experience of ARC.

Tracey Lan interviewed to explore the meaning and purpose of GPS.

Shu Min Tan shared her interviews with Chinese restaurant owners in Abu Dhabi.

Lauren Kata, Archives and Special Collections librarian in NYUAD also joined as a commentator.

The presentation sparked and fostered curiosities of the young minds at NYU Shanghai to rethink about what is history, as well as inspired and encouraged the class 2025 to try it out in the future.

New Changes in Library

Welcome and welcome back for Fall 2021! No matter where you are, we are excited to meet you on the 4th floor in the Academic Building, at Shinmay, or remotely online. We have new resources and services ready for you:

The Wire China 

The  Library  now subscribes to The Wire China, a weekly news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment.

Caixin (财新) Chinese Edition 

Many have asked about Caixin’s Chinese edition. It’s available now! Caixin’s English and Chinese editions offer unique content, as well as some duplicate articles.

Career Development Collection

Planning to take a test for graduate school? Working on your resume and interview skills? Exploring majors and careers? Stop by this expanded collection curated by the Library and CDC for inspiration. 

Enter the Library with Digital ID 

Tap your phone to enter the Library! Our entrance now supports both physical campus card and the new digital ID.

 Roary is back!

Some of you may remember Roary, the Library’s newest member! This semester, Roary will bring back the popular Libroary Thursdays with new games, activities and SWAG! Stay tuned to Library’s WeChat and Engage event page for Roary’s return. 

Beyond Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Have you read Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper? Stop by the Library’s display to taste this sweet-sour memoir, this year’s NYU Shanghai Reads selection. Explore additional books and videos curated here, or watch this video tutorial to discover other Library materials to whet your appetite for the year ahead! 

Next Week: Jeopardy! Game at Shinmay Building

Next week (3/29 – 4/4), join us for the following event. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

Next Week: Jeopardy! Game at Shinmay Building

Thursday, 1 April 1 PM – 2 PM (China Standard Time)

Prepare for adventure in NYU Libraries! Want to know how many libraries are located in NYC? Want to find resources for a specific subject or how long you can borrow a book? Come play the NYU Libraries Jeopardy! Game and win prizes!

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Shinmay 33A

No RSVP needed.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Workshop and Library Event

Next week (3/15 – 3/21), join us for the following workshop. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 19 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This workshop introduces students how to use Python to do basic data analysis. The session gives students a broad view of the life cycle of data science and how Python is used for data analysis.

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage.

  • Series Event: Libroary Thursdays

Libroary Thursdays(pronunciation: lai-b-roa-ry) feature the handiest tricks and useful know-hows of NYU Shanghai Library. In addition to getting various event-based gifts (first come, first served!), you are also encouraged to earn Libroary badges online. Those who have collected the most badges will enter our lucky draw to win the final prizes!

  • First Prize: 200RMB gift + Event T-shirt, 2 winners
  • Second Prize: 100RMB gift + Event canvas tote bag, 3 winners
  • Third Prize: Event T-shirt + Event canvas tote bag, 5 winners

Past Event(3/11):

Next Event: March 25th 

Come and meet Roary on 4F every other Thursday!

“Libroary Thursdays” First Event on March 11

Rumour has it that some long-gone creature has found its way back to the earth. The only thing we know is that it craves knowledge and companionship -especially from the youngsters.No way, it was spotted in our Library! Help!! What should we do?
To comfort this curious little creature and celebrate his new friendship with us, we named him Roary, as roar means “I love you” in dinosaur. Now we introduce a fun event series called Libroary Thursdays (pronunciation: lai-b-roa-ry) to you, with our beloved new friend Roary!


Libroary Thursdays
 feature the handiest tricks and useful know-hows of NYU Shanghai Library. In addition to getting various event-based gifts (first come, first served!), you are also encouraged to earn Libroary badges online. Those who have collected the most badges will enter our lucky draw to win the final prizes!

First Prize
: 200RMB gift + Event T-shirt, 2 winners
Second Prize: 100RMB gift + Event canvas tote bag, 3 winners
Third Prize: Event T-shirt + Event canvas tote bag, 5 winners
1st Event
Time: 1-3 pm, 03/11/2021
Place: Library
Event QR code 
Mark your calendar and roar with us!

Long Night Against Procrastination 2020 Fall

Conquer finals with the LNAP!

Papers are due, exams are coming, but panic is NOT setting in! Lots of work to get done? Come to the Long Night Against Procrastination, maximize your productivity, and cross-off items on your to-do lists! 

Research Librarians and ARC fellows will be on hand to provide research and writing assistance throughout the evening, or you can just come and de-stress with our soothing events – paper folding and lucky notes drawing! 

Here is the link for registration: https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/6626777. We are all here to help you ace the finals week!

smiley faces announce Long Night Against Procrastination on Dec 9 in the Academic Building on 4F

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.

Qinghua
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.”


Caitlin
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!”

 

 


Edward
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.”


Jennifer
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.”