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  • Now Hiring: Interlibrary Loan

      We are hiring for a part-time (10-20 hours/week) position at the Interlibrary Loan unit of the Graduate Center library. Interlibrary Loan is an essential service for the GC community, facilitating access to a wide variety of physical and digital materials for our students, faculty […]

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    Hathitrust Membership Cancellation

    As a result of cuts to the library’s budget, we are sorry to report that our membership to Hathitrust will expire on December 31, 2023. This post is intended to help those who have been using Hathitrust make any needed preparations for this change in […]

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  • Interlibrary Loan: Save Your Request History by December 23, 2023

    At the Graduate Center Library, we do a periodic delinking (twice a year) of finished ILL requests. To preserve library user privacy, we detach records of requests from the usernames of the requesters in our database. We’ll have statistics, but we (and you) will not […]

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  • Diane Russo

    Welcome, Diane Russo – Adjunct Reference Librarian

    The Graduate Center Library is pleased to introduce Diane Russo, our new Adjunct Reference Librarian. Before coming to the Graduate Center, Diane served as the Director of the Archives at The Riverside Church in the City of New York, where she stewarded archival, library, and […]

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  • Banned Books and Rights for the Incarcerated: Martin Sostre’s Afro-Asian Bookshop in Exile

    Each year, libraries and affiliated organizations raise awareness about banned books and legislative attacks on the freedom to read by celebrating Banned Books Week (already underway, Oct. 1-7, 2023). As libraries face the toughest year for book bans in recent memory, NYC’s public libraries are […]

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  • Graphic of the publication cycle, showing a loop from creation to evaluation to publication to dissemination to preservation to citation and reuse. Banner at the top says Scholarly Publishing Workshop Series.

    Upcoming Workshops about Scholarly Publishing

    This fall, the Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library is offering three online workshops about scholarly publishing and research evaluation. All members of the CUNY community are welcome, regardless of campus. The workshops are especially well suited to graduate students, faculty, administrators, and others engaged in […]

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  • Redux: NYC Book Donation Centers

    This blog is an update of one that was published 10 years ago and, over time, the information became dated. This information is current as of September 15, 2023. In some cases, you can sell your books for money. The following are only some of […]

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  • Emily Drabinski, ALA President & CUNY Professor, in the News

    The Graduate Center Library’s former colleague and interim Chief Librarian, Emily Drabinski, appeared on the New York Times’ Ezra Klein podcast in conversation with guest host sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom. They discuss right-wing attacks on libraries, protecting children’s rights to read privately, and the value […]

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  • Service Alert: Interlibrary Loan Notifications to Gmail

    ILL emails seem to not be delivering to gmail accounts. If you have recently missed notifications from us: 1. Log in to your ILL account to see the status of your requests. Requests in the status “Customer Notified via Email” are ready for you to […]

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  • Now Hiring! Adjunct Reference Librarian

    The Graduate Center Library seeks an Adjunct Reference Librarian to work about 10 – 15 hours spread out over 2-3 days per week. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced, research intensive environment – details on how to apply are below, […]

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