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  • Towards an Open Future: In Review

    Below is one of a series of posts by participants in the 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship. Fellows will share their unique insights to the process of converting a syllabus to open or zero-cost resources, and/or review a workshop from the Open Educational Resources Bootcamp held in […]

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  • Mina Rees Library Scholarship | Part II

    The Mina Rees Library is truly abuzz with scholarly activity. As in our previous post, we’re taking a close look at the wide-ranging achievements of Graduate Center librarians.  Beth Posner (Head of Library Resource Sharing) was recently the author of two articles – “Reciprocal On-Site […]

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  • Saving Your ILL Requests and Keeping Them Private: July 2020 Delinking

    If you want to keep your past Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request history for future reference, please be sure to download it by early July 2020. At the Graduate Center Library, we do a periodic delinking of finished ILL requests so that we can keep information […]

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  • Mina Rees Library Scholarship | Part I

    We’d like to share some of the highlights of this year’s scholarly achievements by Graduate Center Library faculty and staff. There are so very many updates to share that we’ll be following up with another post soon!  We’re excited to announce that Silvia Cho (Interlibrary […]

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  • Welcome Elvis Bakaitis, Interim Head of Reference!

    We’re happy to announce that Elvis Bakaitis has been recently appointed Interim Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library. In their previous role at the Graduate Center Library as an Adjunct Reference Librarian, Elvis worked with Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz to develop the Open Pedagogy Fellowship. […]

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  • End of an Emergency Library

    In late March the library world was excited to see the Internet Archive throw open its collection of scanned books to create the National Emergency Library (NEL), a response to the COVID-19 epidemic’s shuttering the nation’s brick-and-mortar libraries. The Archive holds more than 20 million […]

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  • Planned service outage

    Library Website and Blog Scheduled Service Outage Sunday, June 7th, 2020, 8am – 12pm

      Due to scheduled IT maintenance, the library website, proxy and library blog will not be available on Sunday, June 7th, 2020 between 8am and 12pm. During this time if you need to access library resources, you can go directly to the following services: OneSearch (combined […]

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  • Image of Alicia Garza with the quote: "Every successful social movement in this country's history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change." #blacklivesmatter

    Anti-Racism and #BlackLivesMatter Resources

    Since we shared the Mina Rees Library statement in support of black lives, we heard feedback from a member of our community who urged us to do more. Specifically, they proposed that we use this platform to highlight items from within our collections which focus […]

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    Dissertations and Theses Year-in-Review, 2019-20

    Each year, as we close out the spring semester and celebrate our GC graduates, the library’s Dissertation Office produces a round-up of dissertations, theses, and capstone projects to highlight the incredible work being done by our students. In a semester marked by disruption, by the […]

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    Black Lives Matter

    The Mina Rees Library of the CUNY Graduate Center declares our opposition to the racial terror and state-sanctioned violence that shape the lives of Black people in the United States. Black lives matter. We share the sorrow and rage of our community and stand in […]

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