Economics and Business Interest Group

This interest group brings together public, academic, and special librarians with a background and/or interest in business librarianship to discuss new resources or best practices in the field.

This group is organized by Lucy Heckman and Dan Hickey.

Upcoming Events

The Economics and Business Interest Group is planning our next event. Check back soon.

Past Events

Read on for information about what this group has done so far.

Davis Library Tour

Thursday, October 17, 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Join the METRO Economics & Business Librarians Group to tour St. John’s University’s Davis Library. The Davis Library maintains one of the most comprehensive risk, insurance, and actuarial science collections in the world. Ismael Rivera-Sierra, Director of the Library, will lead the tour, which will highlight their unique holdings, including databases and rare archival materials.

Date and time: Thursday, October 17th, 10AM – 12 noon.

Location:
St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library
101 Astor Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

See you there!

Entrepreneurship: Where We Are, Where We're Going

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Join the METRO Economics & Business Librarians Meetup Group to discuss opportunities for libraries and information professionals to support entrepreneurship.

Our speakers include Helena Escalante (New York Public Library, SIBL) and Neely Tang (Cornell University, SC Johnson College of Business Management Library). Discover how Helena and Neely support innovation and work with interdisciplinary teams and founders as they launch new ventures.

Entrepreneurship: Where We Are, Where We’re Going
Date and time: April 17, 2019 (Wed) from 10 AM – 12 noon
Location: NYU’s Bobst Library, Room 743

Individuals outside of the business/economics disciplines with an interest in entrepreneurship are warmly invited to attend.

Financial Literacy Resources and Services

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

METRO Economics and Business Librarians Meetup Group is presenting a program on Financial Literacy Resources and Services on October 17, 2018 from 10 A.M. until 12 noon at the NYU Bobst Library, Room 743.

Our speakers will be Dan Hickey (NYU Bobst) and Kathleen Kalmes (NY Public Library, SIBL).

Please join us for this topic of concern for all and resources. services and programs available to assist our patrons.

We look forward to seeing you.

Financial Literacy Resources and Services

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

METRO Economics and Business Librarians Meetup Group is presenting a program on Financial Literacy Resources and Services on October 17, 2018 from 10 A.M. until 12 noon at the NYU Bobst Library, Room 743.

Our speakers will be Dan Hickey (NYU Bobst) and Kathleen Kalmes (NY Public Library, SIBL).

Please join us for this topic of concern for all and resources. services and programs available to assist our patrons.

We look forward to seeing you.

Tour of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

METRO Economics and Business Librarians Meetup: Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

On April 18, 2018, the METRO SIG Economics and Business Librarians Meetup Group is sponsoring a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, from 10 AM to 12 noon. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is located at 33 Liberty Street. We will meet at 9:30 AM. Please bring a valid, government-issued ID for admission. Please register no later than April 7, 2018. Please take the opportunity to visit and tour the Federal Reserve Bank of New York!

Please bring valid, government-issued ID for admission. Tickets will be issued in early April.

How to Publish Articles and Books on Business and Related Topics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The next meeting of the Economics and Business Librarians Special Interest Group will take place at METRO Headquarters on October 25, 2017 from 10 A.M. to 12 noon. The topic will be How to Publish articles and books on Business and related topics. This is your opportunity to hear about how to go about publishing article or book and ask questions.

The speakers/panelists are:
Frans Albarillo is the business librarian and subject liaison for sociology and linguistics at Brooklyn College. His research interests include information behavior, research design, and business reference and instruction. As a tenure-track academic librarian, he continues to publish book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and articles in a variety of LIS publications including College and Research Libraries, Against the Grain, and portal: Libraries and the Academy. He is a co-principal investigator in two qualitative projects, one on student use of mobile devices and another on the information behavior of foreign-born students. He is in the process of preparing an article on library services for Bloomberg Terminals to submit to the Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship.

Rita Ormsby is associate professor and information services librarian at The William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College, The City University of New York. She has been a member of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship editorial review board for more than 20 years and edits the book review column of the SLA Business & Finance Division Bulletin. Prior to becoming an academic librarian, she was the Small Business librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library -Business Library; worked as a legal assistant in the public finance department of a large Minneapolis law firm; served as the news editor of a weekly Nebraska newspaper and was a VISTA volunteer in Nebraska.

Lucy Heckman is Head of Reference (Queens Campus) and Business and Economics subject specialist at St. John’s University, Library. She is the author of guides and bibliographies on business information including , How to Find Business Information: A Guide for Business People, Investors and Researchers (2011), The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science (2016), The New York Stock Exchange: A Guide to Information Sources (1992), and NASDAQ: A Guide to Information Sources (2001). She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship and reviewer of business and economics books for Library Journal and ARBA.