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Reception for PhD Students

Columbia’s PhD candidates are invited to join the Libraries for a wine and cheese reception this Thursday.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with PhD students and librarians from across disciplines.  See you there!

When: Thursday, October 21, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Butler Library, room 523


Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries.

Journalism Library Intern – Brian Stokes

brianThe Journalism Library would like to welcome its new intern, Brian Stokes!  Brian is currently a library and information science graduate student at Pratt and has previously worked as a reporter for the Centre Daily Times, in State College, Pennsylvania, and also as a reporter and assistant editor for Energy Intelligence, based here in NYC.

Brian will be assisting with reference and research on Wednesdays in the Journalism Library and on Wednesday evenings from 5-9pm as a part of the Ask a Librarian IM service.  So join us on IM or stop by on Wednesday afternoons to meet Brian!

Journalism Library Supervisor – Lisa Reist

The Journalism Library would like to welcome its new supervisor, Lisa Reist!  Lisa comes to us from Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, in their textbooks shop in New York, with a myriad of technical and academic service experience.  Lisa has worked closely with both students and faculty, and we are excited to have her join us!

Lisa is here to assist with access and circulation issues for the Journalism Library, as well as course reserves materials.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her:  lmr2173@columbia.edu.

2010 Census – be counted!


The Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.  The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds for things like hospitals, schools, bridges, tunnels, senior centers, and much more!  The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.  And researchers, such as yourselves, use this data to analyze socio-demographic indicators.

Before March is over, the post office will be delivering a Census form to every household in the U.S.  

  • 10 Questions in 10 Minutes!  That’s how long it takes!
  • Who Gets Counted?  Everyone!  Citizens and non-citizens
  • What Do I Need to Do?  Complete the form and mail it back!

If you have questions about your participation, the form, or the importance of the Census, the answers are at the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census web site, http://2010.census.gov/2010census/


Announcement: CU Libraries Closing at 3pm, 2/10/2010

Picture 7Due to inclement weather conditions, Columbia University will cancel all remaining classes and activities at 3pm today, Wednesday, February 10, 2010.  Click here for additional details.

All Columbia University Libraries will be closing at 3pm today, with Butler Library remaining open for student study.