Upcoming Fall 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.

Digital Scholarship and the Public Good

Friday, October 27th, 10:00am- 12:00pmImage of Media Wall at Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University

Room C205
The Graduate Center

What is the role of scholar-activists in times of political and social upheaval? How have digital technologies transformed scholarship and changed our conceptions of authority and audience? How does scholarship respond to challenges that communities confront?

Join CUNY librarians and faculty for a talk by guest speakers Polly Thistlethwaite and Jessie Daniels, CUNY faculty and authors of Being a Scholar in the Digital Era: Transforming Scholarly Practices for the Public Good (Policy Press, 2016). The talk will be followed by a lively open discussion about scholarly practices, digital publics, activism, and the ethics of sharing.

We encourage session attendees to submit questions and comments in advance of the session to start a discussion.

This event, hosted by the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable, is part of Open Access Week (October 23-29, 2017).


Intro to Zotero for Citation Management

Thursday, November 2nd, 2:30pm-4:00pm

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.

Zotero on your Laptop | The Basics

Monday, November 6th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

– Learn about the basics of Zotero
– Install Zotero on your laptop
– Create a Zotero Account
– Place citations into your Zotero Account
– Create a Bibliography using WORD Plug-In

Registrants should use either Firefox, Safari, or Chrome

For beginners.

Your Google Scholar Profile: Why to Create It and How to Fine-tune It

Tuesday, November 7th, 6:30-8:00PM
Monday, November 20th, 2:30-4PM

Room C196.03
The Graduate Center Library


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.

Zotero on your Laptop | Intermediate-Advanced

Wednesday, November 8th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

– Learn about other Zotero Plug-ins
– Learn the basics of sync and how it effects your library
– Learn about Zotero for Mobile
– Learn about data visualizations using Zotero

Registrants should already have Zotero accounts and have interest in learning advanced troubleshooting techniques. The majority if this workshop will be a roundtable discussion of Zotero issues as they exist for individual users. Come with your questions, and we’ll work together to solve them.

Zines! A Scholarly DIY Experience

Thursday, November 9th, 6:30-8:30PM

You may have noticed the exhibit in the 1st floor of the Library, but wondered: ‘What’s a zine?’ This unique format includes all self-published creations that appear in the form of a printed booklet. This workshop is an Intro to Zines & also a discussion of their incredible potential for 1) research 2) teaching 3) boundless creativity.

We will look at questions such as: how do you cite a zine, and where do you find them? How can I teach with zines/use them for research? Can a zine be “scholarly”? And finally, we will learn a classic zine parlor trick, aka how to turn 1 piece of paper into a multi-page mini-zine.

Intro to Grant Research 1922 Ulysses S. Grant gold commemorative dollar coin

Tuesday, November 14th, 1:30-3:30PM

Intro to Grant Research – Receive a general overview of different types of funding and how to steer the search. Participants in this workshop will:

  • Learn how to navigate Pivot, which searches for grants, internships, and graduate and post-graduate fellowships in all subject areas.
  • Learn how to create a grant-search profile
  • Learn how to apply scholarly social networks to the grants search
  • Learn about the Foundation Center and Grants to Individuals

Open to beginners. Please feel free to bring questions about researching for funding opportunities.

About the Author

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