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    Memorial Day & Early Summer Closings – 7pm beginning May 31st

    The end of the semester means that it is time to congratulate our graduating class (!) and spend the long weekend recovering from an even longer semester. As you make your warm weather plans, keep summer library hours in mind. Memorial Day Weekend: The library will be […]

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    Self-Care in the Library – Care of the DSC

    An email* came into the WOCN last night, and I had to share with the entire GC community: Since it’s finals week, the DSC has a few self-care events arranged for this week: a finals relief salon, an end-of-semester coffee hour, and a Zen meditation […]

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    New Open Access Journal: Art History Pedagogy and Practice

    The world has a new open access journal — and a much-needed one, to boot! The journal is Art History Pedagogy and Practice (AHPP), published by Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR), an open educational resource initially created by Graduate Center students that has flourished into a […]

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    Congratulations, Silvia!

    Silvia Cho has been honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award, at the Graduate Center’s 24th Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony.  Silvia has been our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Supervisor, since 2013. She had previously worked in our ILL Office as a library school student, where she […]

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    NYPL Readex Databases now with ‘Seamless’ GC Access

    Eighteen new New York Public Library Readex archival collections are now available to Graduate Center users through the Graduate Center Library’s A-Z List of Databases. These rich collections of newspapers and early American publications, previously only available online from inside the NYPL, can now be reached from […]

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    Prioritizing Pedagogy with Libraries

    Prioritizing Pedagogy Teach@CUNY Day is an administrative-led project coordinated by the Teaching and Learning Center, but has its roots grounded in the student-led Purposeful Pedagogy workshop which understood that “most adjuncts enter the classroom without any formal teaching or pedagogical training.”1 In 2012 Sociology doctoral students, namely […]

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    Issues getting into Google Scholar?

    As of April 20, 2016, the library is having technical off-campus issues with Google Scholar. A captcha setting appears. This is an error. Students should do one of three things: 1) Use OneSearch search platform instead. 2) Use search platform instead. Both OneSearch and WorldCat are […]

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    Reuse | Re-Read: Better World Books

    Relationship with Better World Books For older materials, the library is starting a pilot program with Better World Books that, if successful, will be a way for faculty to donate their books that will still help the GC Library without the labor-intensive sorting books that […]

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    Customize Google Scholar for Smoother Sailing

    There is a great, lesser-known way to make your research go more smoothly using Google Scholar: Use the library’s customized version of Google Scholar. Available in the central search box on the library homepage and on the library’s alphabetical list of databases. Advantage: The GC-customized version knows […]

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    Libraries in Cuba : Thoughts on Technology, Preservation and Access

    Last January, I was part of a group of CUNY librarians who had the opportunity to visit a several libraries and cultural institutions in Havana, Cuba. In Havana, I was privileged to meet many librarian colleagues and to see their approaches to collecting, preserving and making accessible the […]

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