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    The College of New Rochelle
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences

Academic Resources



Gill Library

Gill Library, named in honor of Mother Irene Gill, O.S.U., founder of the College, opened in its current location in 1939 and reopened in 2002 after undergoing a complete renovation that provides an aesthetic, comfortable, and welcoming space for students and the College community. Gill Library houses one of the largest research collections in Westchester County. This collection contains over 200,000 print and electronic volumes. The Library subscribes to over 80,000 periodicals that can be accessed on campus or remotely.

Library resources and services are provided at each of the five branches of The College of New Rochelle: the New Rochelle Campus, the Brooklyn Campus, Co-op City Campus, Rosa Parks Campus (Harlem) and John Cardinal O’Connor Campus (South Bronx).

The Learning Commons, a collaborative learning environment, functions as a one-stop shop for academic support. The Learning Commons offers students access to Academic Coaches (tutors), the Writing Center, research help, group study rooms, comfortable collaborative spaces, and technology help in the library.  

Gill Library uses Millennium, the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system, for its online catalog, circulation system, and other automated library functions.

Gill Library is a member of Association of College & Research Libraries, Metropolitan New York Library Council, American Library Association, OCLC computer-based network of libraries, Westchester Academic Library Director’s Organization (WALDO) and several library consortia.

Gill Library faculty and staff offer assistance in making the best use of a multitude of services and print, multimedia, and electronic resources to members of the College community at each of the five campuses in their endeavor to conduct successful research.

 Among Gill Library’s wide variety of services and resources are:

  • Print and Multi-Media Collections
    • Borrow books, DVDs, videos from a sizeable Circulating Collection.
    • On-site use of materials in the Reference, Reserve and Periodicals Collections
  • Electronic Collections
    • E-Books in all academic subject areas with research tools.
    • Databases provide access to full text scholarly journal articles, reports, and more.
    • Encore facilitates a “Google-like” search of the substantial Gill Library resources.
  • Reference Assistance
    • Library faculty answer questions in person, via phone, email, and Ask Us 24/7 virtual chat.
  • Hands-on Help
    • Make an individualized library instruction appointment with Library Faculty.
  • Electronic Services
    • Subject Guides present information organized by Library Faculty.
    • RefWorks is an online research management tool used to generate citations.
  • Intercampus and Interlibrary Loan
    • By submitting a form via the Gill Library home page, library users may request that books and other library materials located at another campus library or another institution library be delivered to their campus library.
  • Room Booking
    • Members of the College Community may reserve a Group Study Room online.
  • Faculty Services
    • Faculty submit requests for Reserves, library instruction, titles to purchase.
  • Laptops
    • Members of the College Community may borrow a laptop for on-site use.
  • Archives and Special Collections
    • Rare and unusual works include the Special Collection and Ursuline Collections, which may be accessed by appointment with the College Archivist.
  • Gill Library Learning Commons
    • The Gill Library Learning Commons offers support services in writing, math, and science. Register at http://cnr.mywconline.com to make appointments with qualified coaches. Tutorial services can also be scheduled by calling x5126 (914-654-5126) or emailing academicsupport@cnr.edu

 

 

New Rochelle Campus Hours:

Regular Library Hours: 

Monday-Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday

1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Summer & Intersession Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

Extended Library Hours (Final Exams Period):

Monday-Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Saturday

10:00 am - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday

1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Visit the Gill Library Web Site for Library Hours at Individual Campuses:  http://www2.cnr.edu/home/library/

 

Academic Computing Services

Academic Computing Services (ACS) offers a broad range of technology-related services and resources to help students and faculty integrate technology into the traditional liberal arts curriculum. Computer lab facilities are conveniently located in the Helen and Peter Mooney Art and Educational Technology Center and are open seven days a week. The Center houses a variety of technology-based classrooms, including smart classrooms with interactive whiteboards, video presentation classrooms and a Macintosh computer classroom and lab for graphic and communication arts. Academic Computing also manages the College’s learning management system, ANGEL, which provides students with 24/7 access to academic resources and online tools for communication and collaboration. The Mooney Center computer labs offer Windows (PC) and Macintosh (Mac) computers, image and document scanners, and a wide range of software including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access), Macromedia Dreamweaver, MathLab, Quark, and Adobe InDesign. Students are provided with printing accounts that provide access to laser quality printers. Internet and email access is available through desktop computers and as the entire facility is a wireless area, students have full access through their laptops. In addition, there are facilities for advanced level video editing with Final Cut Pro and digital photography.

The Faculty Resource room is designed as a training center for faculty and staff. It also offers advanced technology resources and serves as the center for the Student Technology Assistant program where students work closely with faculty to integrate technology into the curriculum.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education extends the mission of the College to reach out to the local community, particularly in emphasizing the concept of lifelong learning, by offering a variety of non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops. These programs are designed to meet the special needs of adults, both personal and professional, who seek new skills and increased options in a supportive atmosphere.

Media and Photographic Services

Located in the Mooney Center, Media and Photographic Services’ facilities are designed to meet the needs of the faculty, administration and the students in the use of audiovisual media for learning and instruction.

Media Services provides audiovisual support services for the faculty and students, for classroom instruction and authorized campus activities. Available to these groups are projection equipment for 35mm slides, overhead transparencies. Audio equipment includes cassette recorders, CD players and portable public address systems. Videotape players are available in 1/2 VHS formats. DVD players are also available. Media Services also provides production facilities for overhead transparencies from supplied originals and duplication of audio and video tapes (subject to copyright regulations). Video recordings in 8mm formats and Digital formats may be done in classrooms and other campus locations, as well as in the TV studio. Media Services also facilitates teleconferencing through satellite.

Consultation with the staff regarding production materials and instruction in using equipment is recommended when planning programs, projects and productions.

Photographic Services is responsible for coordination of the campus photography lab facilities used in the academic program and for College support purposes. It also offers resource information regarding the selection and use of photographic materials and equipment. The use of the copy stand for production of color slides from originals (printed material) for use in academic programs and authorized campus activities. Photo classroom is equipped with digital photo equipment and photo printer.

Television Studio

The Television Studio is designed for educational use in classroom projects, interactive analysis, staff training and development, including special programs. Students work on exercises designed to teach the use of the studio camera, lighting, the character generator, and the editing system. Students, especially those who major in communication arts, receive hands-on experience with the equipment. There is a Video Media Laboratory available for the editing of productions.

Housed within the studio is a satellite unit which enables the College to receive satellite programs and teleconferences that can be viewed in several areas on campus. The Television Studio is available for faculty and student productions.

The Center for Academic Excellence

The office for the Center for Academic Excellence, located in the Castle, room 200N, houses a network of formal and informal programs utilized by students. It is open to students from all schools of the College. Tutoring is available in writing, mathematics, science and other subject areas.

Students may also elect to undertake self-tutorial programs, working on their own with computers as a medium for word processing and utilizing self-paced programs in mathematics and other disciplines.

Staffing and Philosophy: Full-time senior staff, professional and peer tutors and tutors for students with special needs are available, in a comfortable atmosphere, to supplement traditional methods of instruction with the methodology of collaborative learning. This collaboration is based on the belief that students can assume responsibility for their own learning and that such learning should be accommodated to a student’s individual needs.

The comprehensive program of academic support services permits students to achieve mastery while working at their own pace, at times most convenient to them. Students may be referred by individual faculty members, call for an appointment or drop by to make an appointment.

The staff offers workshops on various topics, including grammar and mathematics skills development.

To contact the Center for Academic Excellence, please call 914-654-5271, or email CAESupport@cnr.edu.

English as a Second Language

The College of New Rochelle offers ESL sections of writing and reading for those students whose native language is other than English, and who need supplemental instruction in this area. Peer tutors are available to facilitate this process. Students should contact the Director of the Center for Academic Excellence for additional information.

Information Resources General Policy

Preface: “Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to work of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgment, right to privacy and right to determine the form, manner and terms of publication and distribution.”

“Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access and trade secret and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community.” (EDUCOM Statement on software and intellectual rights)

Policy: The College of New Rochelle is committed to providing the members of its community (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff) access to local, national and international sources of information, and providing an atmosphere that encourages access to knowledge and sharing information.

To support this commitment, the College has developed the following policies for members of the College community who avail themselves of the facilities provided by the College. The College considers access to the facilities a privilege and not a right.

The College expects all users to:

  1. Adhere to all general College policies and procedures including, but not limited to, policies on proper use of information resources, information technology and networks; acquisition, use and disposal of College-owned computer equipment; use of video and telecommunications equipment; all publications including web pages; ethical and legal use of software; and technical and legal use of administrative data.
  2. Respect privacy by not seeking, copying or modifying information belonging to or about others, nor sharing sensitive personal information without explicit authorization to do so. Copyright infringement or libelous statement is strictly prohibited.
  3. Respect the rights of other users by following policies of schedule, access and any policies particular to the facility being used, e.g., library, computer lab, computer classrooms, science lab, etc. Frivolous use of the facility will result in sanctions.
  4. Respect the intended educational purposes of systems for electronic exchange, such as e-mail, Internet, World Wide Web, and avoid misuses that would interfere with the efficient and proper flow of information, would intimidate or harass other users, or would violate the privacy of other users. Use for commercial purposes or financial gain is prohibited.

Finally, the College provides resources, including technological equipment and support, for the educational purposes of its community. Violations of these policies will be dealt with in the same manner as violations of other College policies and may result in disciplinary review. By such a review, the full range of disciplinary sanctions is available, including the loss of computer use privileges and dismissal from the College. In addition, violations of some of the above policies may constitute a criminal offense.