November Workshops at the Graduate Center Library

We invite you to join us at the library for our upcoming workshops and events.
Click the links below to RSVP.

Back to the Future: the 1976 Copyright Act and the Internet
November 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Skylight Room, CUNY Graduate Center


It’s been 40 years since the 1976 Copyright Act passed and while the way we create, display, distribute, perform, repurpose, and share scholarly and creative content has changed dramatically, the basic tenants of the 1976 act still serve as the basis for copyright law today.

Join the CUNY Copyright Committee and the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable for a special presentation and discussion on the intersection of the 1976 act, its famous “fair use” provision, and the work of librarians and information professionals.

Guest Speaker: Amanda Levendowski

Amanda Levendowski is a supervising attorney and Teaching Fellow with NYU’s Technology Law & Policy Clinic. Her projects and research primarily address the development of practical, usable approaches to digital problems. Before joining NYU Law, she worked as an associate with Cooley LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where her practice focused on copyright, free speech, trademark, and privacy law. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from New York University in Publishing, Copyright, and Technology and received her J.D. from NYU Law, where she was awarded the Walter J. Derenberg Prize in copyright law.

Refreshments will be provided.



Researching Publishing Opportunities (Advanced)
November 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room C196.05 – The Graduate Center


This workshop will overview the multiple facets to consider when researching journals to submit scholarship. An overview of sites, directories, and databases such as Cabell’s directory, Springer, DOAJ, and others, will reveal criteria considerations such as metrics, copyright licensing, article processing charges, peer review, acceptance rates, and others.



Your Google Scholar Profile: Why to Create It and How to Fine-tune It
November 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room C196.03 – The Graduate Center


You’re probably familiar with using Google Scholar to search for scholarly literature. But did you know Google Scholar also includes researcher profiles, which researchers themselves can edit and enhance? Come learn how to claim your researcher profile, make your entries as correct and complete as possible, and interpret the citation metrics it provides. We’ll also show you how to enrich your profile with links to the full text of your scholarly works. (Spoiler: You can add items in CUNY Academic Works to your profile!)

Led by Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, and Adriana Palmer, E-Resources and Institutional Repository Librarian.



Grant Budgeting 101
November 17, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Room C196.05 – The Graduate Center


You’ve started writing a grant proposal and discovered you can make the pitch, but when you get to the budget form you freeze.  Budgeting is an essential piece of grant-writing that is often ignored or left to the last minute, resulting in a “less than competitive” application.  In some ways, the project budget and justification can be as important as the proposal narrative itself. In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of writing a proposal budget, including:

  • The budget’s basic components
  • How to estimate costs realistically
  • How to determine which costs are allowable (or not)
  • What other financial documents you may need to submit

Edith Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will lead the discussion.


About the Author

Wanett Clyde is the Adjunct Reference and Digital Outreach Librarian. She is also a student in the MALS program.