October 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.

Featured Event

Before we get into our typical library offerings, we wanted to highlight a unique event coming to the Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center.

Zines as Creative Resistance:
A Moderated Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30PM
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
The Graduate Center Library, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue

The Zines as Creative Resistance panel will feature Jenna Freedman (Barnard College Zine library), Erica Cardwell (Zine Educator), and Kel Karpinski (Queer Sailors). Topics for discussion will include the history and role of zines in creating community, ethics of zine librarianship, and the unexpected resurgence of this analog format in a predominantly digital era. This event is co-sponsored with the Women and Gender Studies Masters of Arts Program and the Graduate Center Library.

Part of the Zines as Creative Resistance series that includes our workshop Zines! A Scholarly DIY Experience on November 9th from 6:30-8:30PM.

Visit the Zines as Creative Resistance display on view in the Graduate Center library.

Archival Research: The Basics

Tuesday, October 3, 6-8PM

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics”We’ll explore the basics of archival research in this workshop, including defining what archives are and how they are arranged. We’ll also discuss where and how to look for sources and go over what to expect when you visit an archival repository or conduct research from afar.

Bring your laptop to follow along.

Intro to Library Resources

Wednesday,October 11, 6:30-8:00PM

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Librarychalk-sign-resources

Join us for an introduction to the Graduate Center Library! Come with questions for your librarians, who will be presenting:

  • an overview of the library website
  • tips for navigating subject-specific databases and searching for archival and primary sources
  • an introduction to citation management
  • sample search queries
  • how to access resources beyond the GC library

and more!

Start off the year with everything you need to take full advantage of the library and its resources.

Intro to Zotero for Citation Management

Wednesday,October 18, 1:00-2:30PM

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

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 started on your own devices.
No laptop? Then set up an appointment with your subject librarian.

About the Author

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