Newman Library, Graduate Services

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Archive for April, 2007

Wertheim Study at NYPL

Posted by lrath on April 23, 2007

The Wertheim Study, at NYPL, is intended to serve individuals engaged in research projects (e.g., book, article, dissertation, etc.) requiring extended use of items housed in The New York Public Library’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library’s General Research Division. The main advantage in using the quiet study is that books from the General Research Division may be held on an assigned shelf for up to 30 days before being returned. The study contains three reading room tables, with eight chairs at each table. Laptops may be used in the study. The first term of assignment is for three months, with two renewals, of three months each, possible upon request. The Wertheim Study is open during all public service hours for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

For more information and application procedures, inquire in the Office of Special Collections (Room 316) or e-mail

Applicants for the study must also obtain an ACCESS card, which is required for use of The Research Libraries.


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Graduate Study Carrels – Student Input

Posted by lrath on April 18, 2007

Room 444 in Newman Library contains 11 carrels (or cubicles) for graduate students to use as study space. Keys can be checked out at the Circulation Desk, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Keys can be kept for the entire day, but make sure you return them to the Circulation Desk before the desk closes so you do not get a fine. Besides cubicles, the room also contains lockers.

The room does not contain access to the Internet (wired or wireless) or outlets for laptops, as it is meant to be a quiet space for study. Typing on a keyboard and audio files/noises from websites and laptops can disturb the quiet environment.

Student Input: Do you think this space should change to include Internet access or outlets for laptops, which is needed for today’s research and work environment? Do you think the room should remain as a “safe haven” for students seeking quiet spaces, which is hard to find on campus? Are there other solutions or perspectives to this issue? Please add your comment(s).

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Census data workshops

Posted by lrath on April 12, 2007

Baruch College will host three workshops designed to help faculty, graduate students, and other researchers better understand and use Census Bureau data.

All workshops will meet 12:30-2:30 in the Skylight Room, 3rd floor, 17 Lexington Ave. @ 23rd St. Lunch will be available starting at noon. There is no workshop fee, but space is limited.

To register, send e-mail to: Be sure to indicate which workshop(s) you will attend.

Tuesday, April 17: What Kinds of Data Does the Census Bureau Collect?
Facilitator: Rosemarie Fogarty, Information Specialist, US Census Bureau
Provides an overview of Census Bureau data, using the Census’s website as the starting point.

Tuesday, May 15: Economic Data and Extracting Information from Data Files
Facilitators: Leonard M. Gaines, Research Specialist, NYSDED; Shulamith Gross, Professor of Statistics, Baruch College; Louise Klusek, Librarian, Baruch College
Covers publicly available microdata on individuals and households, as well as detailed statistics available on for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises; also demonstrates how to access, download, and begin analysis of these data with statistical software.

Tuesday, May 29: Using the NYCRDC and LED and LEHD Data
Facilitators: Warren Brown, Director, Program on Applied Demographics, Cornell University and Research Director, NYCRDC; Rosemary Hyson, Administrator, NYCRDC, US Census Bureau; Lars Vilhuber, Senior Research Associate, CISER, Cornell University; Jeremy Wu, Program Manager, LEHD, US Census Bureau
Overview of non-public Census microdata available through the secure research facilities of the New York Census Research Data Center (NYCRDC) at Baruch College and Cornell University; focus on the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) and Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) programs; also covers how to use the LED for local-level analysis of employees and businesses, and procedures for applying for access to non-public microdata through the NYCRDC.

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New procedure for connecting to library databases

Posted by lrath on April 12, 2007

All Baruch students are required to use their Baruch username and password when connecting to library databases remotely (when off-campus). The library ID number on your CUNY ID card is no longer used for remote access.

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