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Short takes: spring 2015

From the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Applying for tenure or promotion? Consult the Library resource guide

Kathleen Collins

Faculty members preparing their personnel action applications for tenure and promotion are reminded that the library offers a resource and information guide, “Faculty Scholarship Resources,” found in the Subject Guides link from the library home page. The guide includes information on citation analysis, journal ranking, qualitative assessments and altmetrics (alternative ways of measuring the impact of scholarly work). While the process of collecting this information for inclusion in the college’s application forms and self-evaluation narratives is not a simple, one-stop process, the guide can offer tips on finding such information as well as a helpful way to put the emphasis on qualitative and quantitative assessments in context.

Find this guide on the Library’s website or at guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/citation.


Stop and frisk: the back story

Jeffrey A. Kroessler

The recent controversy over stop and frisk and the NYPD’s aggressive response to relatively minor offenses has engendered criticism of the “Broken Windows” approach to policing (first articulated by George Kelling and James Q. Wilson in The Atlantic in March 1982). How did the NYPD come to adopt this practice? Two interviews in “Justice in New York: An Oral History” provide some insight. John Timoney was appointed Chief of Department by Commissioner Bill Bratton in 1994, and when he became First Deputy Commissioner, Louis Anemone became Chief of Department.

To read the transcripts of their interviews, read through Justice in New York: an Oral History on our Digital Collections. And if you are interested in police corruption, look at the interviews with Joseph Armao, counsel to the Mollen Commission, Judge Harold Baer, member of the Mollen Commission, and Michael Armstrong, counsel to the Knapp Commission.


#Stacksplorations: social media in the stacks

Robin Davis

We ‘gram. We post. We tweet. We’re regrammed, reposted, retweeted. We share and we are shared.

The Library loves social media! This semester, we’re showing off gems from the stacks to encourage students to take a walk through our shelves and find a book that calls out to them. Follow our #stacksplorations on Instagram and Twitter at @johnjaylibrary and on our Facebook page.

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