Library Workshops in September


The Graduate Center Library offers both beginner and advanced research workshops throughout the academic year, as well as introductory overviews of library collections and services. September classes are listed below, and the full schedule is available on our events calendar. All workshops are free, but we do ask that you RSVP for scheduling purposes using the link on the events page.

Intro to Library Resources w/TourTue, Sept 9th at 6:30pm, & Wed, Sept 17th at 1pm, both in Room C196.05

Join the Graduate Center Library for an overview on how to get the most out of your library.
This overview of the Graduate Center Library will include:

  • overview the library website,
  • subject specific databases,
  • resources beyond the GC library,
  • sample search queries,
  • citation management instruction overview, and
  • archival and primary source subject-specific searching.

Know your Collections: An Introduction to Art History Resources at the New York Public LibraryFriday, Sept 19th 11:30am @ NYPL (42nd St. and 5th Ave.)

For new and returning students: Join Chief Librarian of Art Information Services Clayton Kirking on Friday, September 19th at 11:30 am for a brief overview and orientation to the New York Public Library’s Art & Architecture Collections. Bring any questions you may have about research at NYPL and beyond! The Graduate Center’s Art History Librarian, Alycia Sellie, will also be on hand for questions that might pertain to research at CUNY. The workshop will take place at the New York Public Library classroom in the Schwarzman Building (Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street). Meet at 11:15 in the Art History Lounge (3408) to walk to the NYPL classroom together (or feel free to meet the group at NYPL).

Citation Management: Zotero & RefWorksTuesday, Sept 23rd, 6:30pm, Room C196.03

The library is offering hands-on training of the citation managers Zotero and RefWorks September 23rd & October 1st. Both Zotero and RefWorks provide an easy solution to managing pdfs and citations. They also make creating bibliographies and entering references into papers a breeze.

For more information, and to RSVP, please go to the library blog events calendar:

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About the Author

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz is an Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library.