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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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    France Heading for Green OA? The Digital Republic Bill

    Launched last September by an exclusive citizen’s consultation online, the Digital Republic Bill (‘projet de loi pour une République numérique’) aims to revise French legislation and taking into account the reshaping of economy, society, and access to information implied by digital technologies. Still under discussion […]

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    April Workshops and Events

    Introduction to Zotero Join us for a hands-on introduction to managing citations with Zotero, a free and open source research tool that makes organizing your research and creating bibliographies a breeze. Have a laptop? Bring it with you so our instructors can help you get […]

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    Library Closed, Sunday, March 27th

    In observance of Easter, the Graduate Center Library will be closed Sunday, March 27th. If you need library help, please use the chat tool on the library website. Chat is available 24/7, and you’ll always reach an academic librarian.

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    Reuse | Re-Read: GC Library & Book Donations

    What do you do when you have to downsize your personal book collection? Most GC faculty think first about giving books to the GC Library. GC faculty, in the GC’s early years, donated books that provided the Library’s foundation. Now that the collection has filled its space and the […]

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    Open Scholarship For Social Justice

    On February 5th the library co-hosted a panel with the Futures Initiative, titled “Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice”. The panelists who took part: April Hathcock (Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU) Matthew K. Gold (Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities; Executive Officer, […]

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