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Welcome-aboards and a Fond-farewell

Dear Journalism School Community! 

I am happy to share the arrival of two new, wonderful additions to the Journalism Library –

Tracy Sagalow (tas2156@columbia.edu) is the new Journalism Library Supervisor, the person to whom you can address access issues, course reserves, overdue fines, fires, floods and other facilities-related concerns.  Tracy re-joins the Columbia Libraries community after a brief education and artistic hiatus (have you seen her pyrography?).  She found another home on OUR "night shift" and you can find her in the Journalism and Lehman Libraries durnig the evenings.

Starr Hoffman (jdh2176@columbia.edu) is the new Journalism Librarian, availing herself and her myriad of expertise in the service of research for JSchool students, faculty, centers, and administrators.  Starr is a "geeky artist librarian," proving once again that we are more than just shhhh-ing book-lovers!  She is excited to join this team and looks forward to working with you.

And with these wonderful additions, it's time for me to sign out of my current position in the Journalism Library.  It's been a pleasure to serve you these last 5 years, and I wish you all the research successs imaginable!  You can still reach me at cmm64@columbia.edu (…and, yes, for those who have already inquired, the technological terror (aka the Death Star Cookie Jar) is being relocated to a new star system…).

Welcome to our fabulous new additions!  And with many thanks, I bid a fond farewell to everyone who has been a part of my years in the Journalism Library.



Cristina Ergunay, Journalism-Librarian-for-one-more-day-only…

New Reference Hours


We are happy to report that our Journalism Librarian, Cristina Ergunay, gave birth to an adorable baby girl on Saturday! 

While she is away, we will have walk-in reference hours in the Journalism Library Monday — Thursday from 2–5pm to help you with all of your research needs. Please also feel free to email journalism@libraries.cul.columbia.edu with any reference questions you may have.

For reserves and circulation questions, please email Lisa Reist, Journalism Library Supervisor, at lmr2173@columbia.edu.


From the FCC – The Information Needs of Communities

Have you seen The Information Needs of Communities: The changing media landscape in a broadband age?  Read the latest report from the FCC by Steven Waldman – download the full PDF or download by chapter.  And for quick key facts and recommendations, check out the Fact Sheet and Executive Summary.

QR code for CLIOmobile

Have you tried CLIOmobile, the mobile version of Columbia’s online catalog?

Scan the QR code here:

Bookmark it here: http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?cliomobile



From CLIOmobile, you can:

  • Search CLIO
  • Save items to ‘My List’
  • Email records
  • Check your Library Account, renew books
  • Place recalls

Try it today!

World Press Freedom Day – May 3

Did you know that May 3 is World Press Freedom Day? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be organizing events in over 100 countries around the world to celebrate the day, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the signing Windhoek Declaration for the promotion of free and pluralistic media.


An international conference will be held in Washington on May 1-3 for the theme of this year’s event, "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers." A bit closer to home, those interested should check out an event held on May 4 at UN Headquarters celebrating the Windhoek Declaration’s 20th anniversary. For more information, be sure to check out the UN’s official World Press Freedom Day website.

Sustainability Information Expo

Sustainability InfoInterested in learning about resources related to sustainability?

Come join the science and social science librarians at the Sustainability Information Expo, Thursday, 2/3 11:30am-1:30pm in the Lehman Social Sciences Library.  Join the fun – talk to librarians about data/GIS, government, social science, business, science information resources related to sustainability.  Free lunch and raffle prize!

Questions?  Email dssc@libraries.cul.columbia.edu.