Faculty Training & Development Lab
The Faculty Training and Development Lab provides faculty with a host of services to meet their widely varying needs. Faculty members have access to an ample assortment of computers, electronic accessories, software packages, expert support and advice, drop-in consultations with our friendly staff, and personalized workshops focusing on the effective use of digital media in the teaching and learning processes.
Location: Library 382
Manager: Nicholas Irons
This facility is available for:
- BC Faculty/Staff
- Other Visitors (i.e., CUNY faculty, staff, alumni)
- Software [Slava: link to database-driven list?]
- Hardware [Slava: link to database-driven list?]
- Adaptive hardware
- Adaptive software
- Adjustable desktops
- For auditory impaired
- For visually impaired
- Wheelchair accessible
Hours of Operation
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View general library hours
RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool that allows you to create bibliographies in almost any style; format your bibliography and in-text citations while you write; build your own database of citations; import citations directly from library databases; and access your citations from any computer.
The Brooklyn College Library is pleased to offer Introduction to RefWorks workshops each semester. Please contact the Reference Desk at (718) 951-5628 for more information.
Spring 2013 Workshops
- Tuesday, February 19 @ 7-8pm (Library Workshop Center)
- Monday, March 4 @ 8-9pm (Library Workshop Center)
- Wednesday, March 20 @ 4-5pm (Library Workshop Center)
- Thursday, April 11 @ 12:30-1:30pm (Library Workshop Center)
Alternatively, you can learn how to use RefWorks by watching RefWorks tutorial videos (which offer excellent step-by-step instructions), browsing the RefWorks LibGuide, or taking a RefWorks training webinar.
Link to see this semester's offerings for technology workshops.
Learn how to put materials on reserve at the library, both on-site and online.
As faculty at Brooklyn College, you must comply with copyright law when you are engaged in E-Reserves as well as any teaching and instruction, research and publishing, learning activities, and other activities using Brooklyn College resources. Click here to find out more about copyright and fair use.
Reference chart determines copyright status of a given work.
Alphabetical list of electronic databases and indexes available at Brooklyn College, many with the full text of articles. Linking to articles in these databases for your course reserves may help you avoid copyright issues.
A collection of resources (free & subscription) for locating full text books online. Linking to online books for your course reserves may help you avoid copyright issues.
This pilot program, designed for Faculty who are traveling on college business or have certain other off-campus research and computing needs, is a joint effort by the Library's Office of Academic Information Technologies (AIT) and the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). The program is administrated by AIT's Faculty Training and Development Lab (FTDL).
For complete information: http://ait.brooklyn.cuny.edu/index.php?view=loans
As faculty at Brooklyn College, you must comply with copyright law when you are engaged in teaching and instruction, research and publishing, learning activities, and other activities using Brooklyn College resources.
RefWorks is an online tool that allows you to:
- Create bibliographies in almost any style
- Format your bibliography and in-text citations while you write
- Build your own database of citations
- Import citations directly from library databases
- Access your citations from any computer
Learn how to use RefWorks by attending a RefWorks workshop at the library, watching RefWorks tutorial videos (which offer excellent step-by-step instructions), browsing the RefWorks LibGuide, or taking a RefWorks training webinar.
Note: From off campus, you may be asked for Brooklyn College's Group Code: RWBrooklynC.
Alumni: Brooklyn College alumni who would like a RefWorks account should contact Prof. Frans Albarillo.
Resources for research, writing, and study, selected by Brooklyn College Librarians.
- Have clear objectives for the assignment
- Consult with a reference librarian about how the library can support the assignment
- Schedule a library session to review the library skills needed to complete the assignment
- Be clear about the level of research required (e.g. scholarly v. popular resources)
- Make sure the sources you want students to use are available in the library
- Give complete and accurate citations for information sources and reference works
- Review the dangers of plagiarism and proper citation styles
- Encourage students to ask for help at the Reference Desk
- Assume that your students know anything about library research, starting with where the library is
- Limit research unnecessarily to a single index or format (e.g., only articles)
- Ask students to browse in journals for articles, periodical indexes are a more reliable choice
- Send the entire class to the library looking for a single item
Tips on designing an assignment using library resources from the University of Puget Sound.
Suggestions on ways to create effective library assignments from Bowling Green State University.
Assignment examples that can be adapted to most subjects, from the University of Puget Sound.
Tacoma Community College's suggestions for library research assignments.
Suggestions for incremental research assignments, written by a reference librarian at Saint Louis University and posted by the UC Berkeley Teaching Library.
The Brooklyn College Library aims to enhance the academic experience of Brooklyn College students, to improve their research skills, and to foster information literacy and critical thinking. The Library highly encourages faculty in all departments to include library sessions in those courses that have a research component. Together we can introduce your students to:
- doing research at the college level
- effectively searching, locating, and evaluating information
- popular and scholarly resources relevant to a specific assignment
- basic and advanced searching of library resources, such as the catalog and article databases
- discipline-specific resources and scholarly communication within that discipline
We look forward to working with you and your students!
Information literacy is the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent life-long learners. This CUNY website features resources on information literacy standards, assignments, assessment, and advocacy.
The Brooklyn College Library adheres to the College's policy on academic integrity. Please use this link to find more information on the CUNY-wide policy on academic integrity.
This CUNY guide explains plagiarism and academic honesty.
Resources and advice on ways to avoid plagiarism to share with your students.
An essay-based detection service for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 and XP. A one time cost of $29.99 for unlimited use.
Glatt offers three programs that help teach what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, detect plagiarism and copyright infringement, and prevent inadvertent plagiarism.
Moss (Measure Of Software Similarity) is an automatic system for detecting software plagiarism in C, C++, Java, Pascal, Ada, ML, Lisp, or Scheme programs. Free.
A guide to resources on the Web, selected by librarians, from College and Research Libraries News.
Helpful hints from TechNotes: Teaching Writing in an Online World, a blog from Bedford/St. Martin's Press, a college textbook publisher.
The best known essay-based plagiarism detection service. Individual and department licenses are available.
Browse lists of works authored by Brooklyn College faculty, and learn how to find what other works cite faculty works.
Information about open access publishing, including various tools for identifying open access journals and repositories.
Faculty-Designated Research Assistants
Faculty may designate a research assistant who can be a "proxy borrower" for books and other materials. For information about this, contact the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor, via CircDesk@brooklyn.cuny.edu, or at (718) 951-5335.
Consult a guide to finding housing in NYC compiled for our own Faculty and Staff