New York Times Site License Available to GCC Community

The Alfred C. O’Connell Library is pleased to announce that we’ve negotiated access to both the New York Times online and the New York Times in Education web site for anyone with a GCC email address, including faculty, staff, and students.

New York Times online access includes:

  • Daily New York Times content (e.g. magazine, book review, science, art, opinion, real estate, sports, etc…)
  • Online archive (dating back to 1851)
  • Video library (spanning all sections)
  • NYT app for mobile devices
  • NYT Cooking app (with over 17k recipes you may save and access across platforms)
  • NYT Virtual Reality app – which allows you (with a VR viewer) to experience some NYT content in 3D
  • Daily 360 content – two dimensional videos that provide 360° views (with mobile device or mouse)
  • Podcasts (including our popular “Daily” podcast, “Caliphate,” and “Dear Sugars,” among others)
  • Newsletters (there are a variety of topics that you may subscribe to)
  • Article history and Save options (across platforms)
  • Article comment permissions

The New York Times in Education includes:

  • 16 Discipline-specific areas of study
  • Classroom discussion prompts
  • Suggested learning outcomes
  • General Instructional Strategies to promote student achievement
  • Co-Curricular Activities, including events, discussions, and contests

Details:

  • You’ll need to register separately for each of these platforms (see links above).
  • When registering, search for and select SUNY Genesee Community College as your affiliated campus.
  • If you have previously registered your @edu email address on The New York Times site, you will click the “Already have an account? Log in here” link for Step 3.
  • If not, click “create account” and complete the fields. Use your GCC email to subscribe and make sure to verify your account via the NYT confirmation email (make sure to check your Junk E-mail if you don’t see it after registering).

Questions can be directed to the Library Staff

Information for All Students

The “Information for All Students” page of the help desk web site is a list of information you may or may not need right now.

What it is, is a reference list of a number of things that may be useful to you at some point in the semester.

Included in the list are:

  • the college bookstore
  • campus safety
  • course withdrawal
  • health center
  • library
  • student code of conduct
  • cheating and plagiarism
  • smoking (as in, there is none!)

It’s useful to look through the list, just in case you ever need that information!

Writing Tutor in the Library – Fall 2017

CAP and the Library are pleased to announce that writing assistance and tutoring are once again available in the library for Fall 2017.

A writing tutor is available in the library:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4:30p to 7:oop
  • Sunday: 1:00p to 5:45p

Service is on a drop-in basis; no appointments are required. Information is also posted on the library’s website under Help & Tutorials.

Regular M-F daytime tutoring is available at the CAP Tutoring Center, D207, as well as online writing assistance from 7:00p to Midnight, Su-Th, through STAR-NY Online Tutoring Consortium.

Library Late Nite Hours – May 7-12

The library will be open for special extended hours for 6 days next week:

May 7 (Sunday): 12 – 9:00 PM

May 8 – 11 (Monday-Thursday): 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

May 12 (Friday): 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

  • Reference librarians will be available at all open hours.
  • A Writing tutor will be available for regular Sun.– Fri. schedule plus 4-9pm on Tuesday.

Back by popular demand: complementary refreshments and study supplies for students will be available in the Library Media Room starting at 6pm Monday – Thursday. (Sponsored by the Library, the Campus Activities Board and the Student Health Awareness Group)

Please see the Library’s website for complete hours and for Finals Week schedule.

 

Plagiarism Workshops – April 24-28

The library is offering multiple sessions of a workshop on how to avoid committing plagiarism.  The workshop will be offered at 4 different days/times and will be held in room T104 (not in the library) on:

Monday April 24
1 – 2 pm

Tuesday April 25
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Wednesday April 26
5 – 6 pm

Thursday April 28
2 – 3 pm

The workshop will cover summarizing, paraphrasing, and MLA citation, though students are welcome to bring any questions they have about other citation styles.

Native American exhibit/presentations in November

November is Native American Month!

To celebrate, the Roz Steiner Art Gallery and Alfred C. O’Connell Library are hosting a series of presentations and events starting with the opening of an exhibit of regional artifacts loaned from the Rochester Museum and Science Center,

As well as artwork from Carson Waterman and heritage quilts from Faye Lone:

“Celebration of Native American Heritage”

 NOVEMBER 10
12:30 – 2pm & 5 – 7pm in the Art Gallery  – Receptions w/ Carson Waterman & Faye Lone
7pm in room T102 – Gary Sundown presentation on Native American film

NOVEMBER 15
12:30 – 1:30pm in the Art Gallery – Terry Abrams presentation on Native American Veterans
7pm in the Art Gallery – Gary Sundown presentation on Native American film

NOVEMBER 17
12:30 -1:30pm in the Forum – Wayne Abrams dance presentation
7pm in the Forum – Native American Social

NOVEMBER 22
12:30 in the Library – Corn Husk Doll workshop (limited seating for 20)
12:30 – 2pm in the Art Gallery – Story Teller & Writer Joe Bruchac
7pm in room T102 –Story Teller & Writer Joe Bruchac

NOVEMBER 29
12:30pm in the Art Gallery – All Things Lacrosse: Nek Jonathan presentation on stick making

*More presentations TBA, check website/facebook page for updates

Plagiarism Workshops

The library is offering 3 Plagiarism workshops for students in October (additional sessions will be offered in November):

Thurs. Oct. 13 @ 12:30 – 1:30
Weds. Oct. 26 @ 1 – 2 pm
Fri. Oct. 28 @ 1 – 2 pm

The workshop will cover topics such as summarizing, paraphrasing, common knowledge, time management, in-text citations, and signal phrases.  Two hands-on activities will help participants practice these skills. The workshop will generally cover MLA citation style, but students are free to ask have questions about APA or Chicago style.

All workshops cover the same material, so students should attend the workshop that’s most convenient for their schedule.

The library is offering 2 Citation Help sessions in October (additional sessions will be offered in November):

Tues. Oct. 11 @ 12:30 – 1:30
Mon. Oct. 24 @ 1 – 2 pm

Librarians will review MLA, APA, & Chicago styles and take questions. Librarians *will not* be providing general writing assistance at these sessions.

The full schedule of workshops and help sessions is available at: http://guides.genesee.edu/copyright/plagiarism/workshops

Library Late Nights – this week!

The library will be open for special extended hours for 5 days this week:

 May 9 – 12 (MondayThursday): 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

May 13 (Friday): 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Ø Reference librarians will be available at all open hours.

Ø A Writing Tutor will be available 4-9pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 4:30-9pm on Wednesday.

Back by popular demand: complimentary refreshments and study supplies for students will be available in the Library Media Room starting at 6pm MondayThursday. (Sponsored by the Wellness Grant and the Library)

Please see the Library’s website for complete hours and for Finals Week specifics.

Library Late Nights – next week: day corrected

Late semester greetings to all!  Please share this information with students:

The library will be open for special extended hours for 5 days next week:

May 9 – 12 (MondayThursday): 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

May 13 (Friday): 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM

 

Ø Reference librarians will be available at all open hours.

Ø A Writing tutor will be available 4-9pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4-9pm and Wednesday 4:30-9pm.

Back by popular demand: complementary refreshments and study supplies for students will be available in the Library Media Room starting at 6pm MondayThursday. (Sponsored by the Wellness Grant and the Library)

 

Please see the Library’s website for complete hours and for Finals Week specifics.

Nina Warren

Director of Library Services

Ext. 6256