Vault – Career Advice for Students


Vault is a new career resource recently made available to CUNY students.  Users ready to embark on a career search can access a large selection of industry information and advice.

The site is user-friendly and covers all facets of the career landscape from industry overviews to a job board powered by  It’s an ideal resource for students wishing to learn more about a wide variety of professions.

Think of Vault as a more accessible and comprehensive supplement to Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Its profession overviews are easy to navigate without being overwhelming.  Each overview contains useful information such as the profession’s history, work environment, and education and training requirements.  The types of employment profiled are simply exhaustive. As an example, Vault includes profiles of over a dozen different types of nursing positions.

Vault also offers full-text eBooks called Vault Guides.  Each Guide focuses on many different aspects of a single professional pursuit.  Vault Guides are a valuable resource for those interesting in exploring prospective professions in more depth.

Vault can be accessed through the Library’s A-Z Guide at:

Kanopy – Streaming Video for Academic Institutions

kanopyWe’re pleased to announce the addition of the video streaming service, Kanopy.  Kanopy offers over 26,000 multimedia titles, including films and documentaries from PBS, Kino Lorber, and Criterion Collection.

All streaming rights have been cleared for academic use.  Videos may be streamed in the classroom and anywhere on campus, or viewed off-campus using a library barcode.

Kanopy offers a sign-in option for users to create clips and playlists, a great way to curate and share content from this collection.


Kanopy can be accessed through the Library’s A-Z List:

Three New Library Faculty

joanJoan Jocson-Singh is the new Head of Technical Services.  She previously worked as an Acquisitions Librarian at Columbia University, as well as the Metropolitan Museum’s Watson Library.

Joan’s current research interests include diversity and inclusivity in librarianship, Women’s Studies, and Ethnomusicology, specifically women’s participation in heavy metal and extreme metal music sub-cultures.  She has presented her research at the Metal and Cultural Impact (MACI) conference in Dayton, Northeast Regional Popular Culture Association (PCA) conference in 2014 in Providence, and the 2016 Experience Museum Project (EMP) conference in Seattle.

stacyStacy Katz has joined the Library as Substitute Science Librarian.  Originally from Queens, she just moved back to New York after working in Massachusetts for the past twelve years.  Stacy worked as a research and instruction librarian at Simmons College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and most recently as Library Director at Gann Academy.  She is currently pursuing an online M.Ed at Framingham State University, and has an MLIS from Simmons College and BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.



seanIn March 2016, Sean O’Heir joined the Library as Substitute Electronic Resources-Systems Librarian.  He enjoys teaching Information Literacy classes, working at the Reference Desk, and keeping the College’s electronic resources running smoothly.  Sean was part of the team that implemented the new off-campus log-in procedures in June.

Sean’s background is as a news librarian. At Entertainment Weekly, he gained experience in all aspects of research services.  More recently, he worked as a researcher at both the Daily News and New York Post.  In 2014, he served as Communications Chair of Special Libraries Association’s New York Chapter.

New Electronic Reserves Module

The Library resolved to migrate its eReserves program to a new module.  Springshare’s resource is more secure, flexible, and user-friendly – which motivated our purchase decision.

Students can still access materials searching by Course, Instructor, or subject.  Students will receive a password from their instructor in order to access materials.

eReserves is accessible via our new Electronic Reserves page

We welcome your comments about this new service.

Accessing Databases and eBooks from Off-Campus

The Library introduced a new authentication system to access databases and eBooks from off-campus.

Off-campus Lehman users will be prompted to log into databases, eJournals, eBooks, and other subscription resources via their Library Barcode.  To login, please enter your barcode without spaces or dashes.  The barcode is located on the front of your ID Card:









For a tutorial watch this Video and/or access the Help website.